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Lloyd David Godson

Lynnfield Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Ex husband has GF watch my kids

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Lloyd David Godson
    3. Diana I. Sorrentini-Velez
    3 lawyer answers

    Your divorce agreement will probably dictate the resolution to this issue. If your ex has limited parenting time (formerly known as visitation) and not shared parenting then he should not be leaving your child with anyone without your knowledge and consent. Have an experienced attorney review your agreement/Judgment to determine whether a contempt or modification may be appropriate.

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  2. Can I stop my wife from leaving the state with our kids?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Timothy J. Connors
    2. Joshua N Robbins
    3. Lloyd David Godson
    4. James Ostendorf
    4 lawyer answers

    Please retain counsel immediately. Your Wife needs the Court's permission to leave witht he children. Further, the Court needs to address custody and visitation. Your absence and failure to act over the last two weeks could hurt you. Failure to act immediately will hurt you. Address your individual facts with qualified counsel and seek an emergency motion to prevent further actions by your Wife.

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  3. How do I appeal a Temporary Order from the Probate and Family Court???

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joshua N Robbins
    2. Steven Edward Zlochiver
    3. Eric Schutzbank
    4. Stephen Scott Pearcy
    5. Henry Lebensbaum
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    Appealing a temporary order is usually a waste of time and money. Less than one percent of interlocutory appeals are successful. You don't mention whether you are represented or not. If you are, you need to talk with your attorney about a proper strategy going forward to set the stage for trial and to set the facts down for an appeal after judgment. If you are not represented, you need an experienced trial lawyer to review the facts, advise you as to whether the order is as out of line...

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  4. My son turned 18 in november so the court order was extended due to him still being in school well now he has quit so how do

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas J Callahan
    2. Joshua N Robbins
    3. Julie Court Molloy
    4. Alan J Pransky
    5. Lloyd David Godson
    5 lawyer answers

    Emancipation is probably the most misunderstood concept in Massachusetts. Most agreements follow the language of the General Laws with regard to emancipation which indicates that child support will terminate upon graduation of high school or turning 18, unless the child is principally dependent upon the custodial parent,. then 21, unless the child is in college, then 23 or graduation, whichever comes first. Most agreements also state that parents will pay for college in proportion to their...

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  5. My husband only has a one bedroom apt.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Anton R. Reinert
    3. Karla Mansur
    4. Lloyd David Godson
    4 lawyer answers

    Have an experienced attorney review your agreement and discuss the circumstances at the time of signing. While there usually needs to be a change of circumstances to file a modification it is possible that the Judge will be as uncomfortable as you are with this situation. At their ages, this is obviously an uncomfortable situation for your girls. A review of the agreement may uncover other options for you to pursue.

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  6. How to proceed when ex-spouse is refusing to pay the GAL her portion?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. David Scott Carron
    2. Lloyd David Godson
    3. Donna Keady Booth
    3 lawyer answers

    You have two remedies in this matter. The preferable remedy is a motion to dismiss her complaint for modification. Not knowing the allegations contained in her complaint, it is impossible to say whether a Judge will be substantially concerned to deny the motion. The second remedy is a contempt requiring her to pay her portion. EIther way, the vehicle used places her behavior in front of the Judge and should raise issues regarding her credibility. On the other hand, if the issues are...

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  7. Will One Substantiated claim of neglect by DCF hurt me in a custody matter?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Michael J. Szklasz
    2. Michael L Rich
    3. Estela Matta
    4. Lloyd David Godson
    4 lawyer answers

    You need to fill in the blanks. Is there a current custody matter? Is it based upon your actions with DCF or was the DCF finding several years ago? What is the current custodial situation? How old is the child(ren)? Are there issues with the other parent? This will be a very fact driven issue. If it is headed for Court, the facts need to be analyzed now to achieve a favorable result. Consult an experienced child custody attorney.

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  8. I am currently ordered to pay 1/2 of my daughters uninsured medical expenses and do so always. 1 child

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Steven Kelsey Hemingway
    2. Erik Hammarlund
    3. Lloyd David Godson
    3 lawyer answers

    Doing the math, as you and your ex have done, doesn't always reflect reality. Reality in this situation is whether members of your ex-Wife's family plan all get sick at the same time and incur equal costs. The obvious answer is that they do not. As long as your ex provides actual invoices and statements of coverage you should pay what you owe. If your child is healthy it is likely you will never see the $1000.00 per year in actual costs. This is an issue not worth fighting over. The...

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  9. I have a 8yr old son that lives with me full time and his father wants to claim him on his taxes. Can he really do that?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Amy L Saunders
    2. Rhonda S. Boule
    3. David Scott Carron
    4. Lloyd David Godson
    5. Alan James Brinkmeier
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    More facts are necessary to determine an answer to your question. For example, is this a child born out of wedlock? If paternity has not been established by any statutory means, such as the signing of the birth certificate, than father has no rights until a court establishes rights. If this matter has been beofre a court, was it as a result of a paternity complaint or a divorce complaint? Is there an agreement that governs this situation? If not, he only has the rights that you give him...

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  10. Is it possible to quash a motion to compel sale of a house in Massachusetts Family & Probate Court?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Donald Lloyd Pitman
    2. Thomas J Callahan
    3. Stephen Daniel Karpf
    4. Lloyd David Godson
    5. Henry Lebensbaum
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    There are many facts that go into the determination of issues. What stage of the divorce are you in? Are there children involved? Do they live in the home? It is unlikely that any Judge will determine the issue of the sale of a home until trial, absent very compelling facts. If this is a nasty divorce, you should be represented by counsel. this may simply be a tactic to harass you. The motion needs to be vigorously opposed. It cannot be quashed. Attorney Lloyd Godson www.bostonllp....

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