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Michael Rodney St Louis Esq.

Michael St Louis’s Answers

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  • I am trying to keep the cost of my Divorce low, please provide contact info of lawyers charges less than $125/ in WORCESTER, MA.

    I currently have Attorney but not satisfied

    Michael’s Answer

    Yes, lawyers charge based on how much time they spend on your case. You would be required to deposit a retainer fee and the hourly 125 hr. would be deducted from that deposit. Usually 125 hr is a paralegal rate whereas the lawyer may charge 200 to 300 hour. If your case is fairly straight forward and there is not a custody fight involved you can save. Feel free to contact me if I can be of any further assistance.

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  • Can my ex ask to have my alimony increased if I receive a raise? We were divorced 3 years ago.

    My ex stated that we should "revisit" my alimony agreement which was made almost three years ago. Can she ask for (and would a court award her) more money if my salary has increased since our divorce was final?? Doesn't seem logical to me but I ...

    Michael’s Answer

    Yes he can divorce agreements can be reviewed every 3 years, but unless there's a substantial change of circumstances it's not likely to be modified.

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  • My husband left me nineteen months ago. No divorce has been filed. Several years ago in added my name to the deeds on two homes

    One in me. One fl. He now wants me to remove my name from those deeds. He refuses to file for divorce. I own my home and did prior to our marriage. What is my best move?

    Michael’s Answer

    If you acquired your home prior to marriage, your likely going to be able to keep it in the divorce. By the way, he cannot stop a divorce process once you file for it. As far as the other deeds go, he cannot remove you from those deeds without your approval. The property's are now marital assets and will need to be divided equitably in probate court. I have experience dealing with marital property divisions. Feel free to contact me if I can be of any further assistance. Good Luck.

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  • Am I responsible for spouses personally guaranteed business debt during divorce?

    My husband and I are planning to divorce. We are attempting to do this amicably and on our own. He was once self employed and took out SBA loans that were personally guaranteed. He has 10's of thousands of dollars in business debt. We have bee...

    Michael’s Answer

    It depends on how the debt is written by the SBA. If it is in his name only then it is his credit that as risk if not paid back. In terms of your divorce, the court will look at the debt as joint marital debt and assign it accordingly, likely 50-50. This means he could use this "marital debt" as a way of negotiating better terms on other marital assets. For example, he could agree to take on 100% of this business debt in return for additional assets acquired during the marriage. I have experience with complex divorces involving self employed individuals. If I can be of any assistance feel free to contact me. Good Luck.

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  • Police showed up at my apartment made me leave for 4 hours but did not have a search warrant until 4 hours later...

    police were there to arrest my boyfriend based on an accusation made by his ex that he sent an email out from her account. They wanted to seize his cell phone, iPad and laptop. They had no warrant at the time they showed up and made me leave the ...

    Michael’s Answer

    Your not the target of the investigation so I would ask for the warrant affidavit to asertain what probable cause they had to search your apartment to gather evidence on the alleged perpetrator. Your boyfriend may be able to have any evidence obtained suppressed later on in court and the charges dismissed.

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  • I sent my citation with criminal application back in mail about 10 days after received? (Not purposely)

    I received acitation in the mail for a criminal application around September 8th. since I had never gotten one before I just held onto it and thought that I would recieve a court date hearing in the mail. I did not realize I had to send it back wi...

    Michael’s Answer

    Call the clerk to see if there is an outstanding warrant on you. If not, do nothing. If there is call a lawyer before turning yourself into police.

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  • What happens now? A&B ..harassment

    Police taking me to court for above. They (Police and court) refused to give me info on whom,what,etc. The dates match up to my ex husb wife trying to get ro on me. This was immediately thrown out once judge heard story on why i made a trip to his...

    Michael’s Answer

    I'm not sure what you mean by the judge through your side of the story out. This is a "he said-she said" situation that should end up in the clerks hearing before any formal charges are issued against you. That is your opportunity to present your case to the clerk magistrate to convince him or her that there is not enough probable cause to move forward. It is also an opportunity to cross-examine the victim witness. If they are lying there are ways for a good criminal defense attorney can impeach or discredit this person.

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  • Can I avoid jail time if possible and get probation instead?

    I stole 4000 dollars from my work and I came clean today after being caught. I don't know what to do they didn't tell me what they are going to do but if they take it to court I wanted to know if I can avoid jail time in anyway. I never have gotte...

    Michael’s Answer

    I have to disagree with my colleagues answer.Offering to pay them $4,000 before any complaint has even been filed may be a mistake. They could still file a criminal complaint against you and you'd still be out $4000. They may accept the loss and not file a criminal complaint.

    Bottom line is in all likelihood even if they do move forward with a criminal complaint your not likely going to go to jail with no previous record. You can always opt to use restitution after they file a criminal complaint as a way of facilitating a probation plea-bargaining.

    So before you write a check for $4000 to anyone, consult an attorney and find out what your real options are. It may be that paying your criminal defense attorney the money makes more sense in the end. After all you can always get your record sealed after your probation is up.

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  • Detective called he needed me to come in for an interview, that my name was mentioned in an investigation they are researching

    The detective called my cellphone, asking the same questions over and over again (when am I free, can I come in the same day, and he could not give me any information about what the case is about). I had just been fired from my job ("at will") ...

    Michael’s Answer

    Do not go into the police station without consulting an attorney. Anything you say at the police station may be used against you in court if you are, in fact, charged. Your refusal to talk to the police is not an admission of guilt and cannot be used against you.

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  • Do I need a lawyer to petition the court to end my probation early?

    I have one year left of a 2 year probation sentence for second offence OUI. I plan on completing all my commitments prior to the petition and I want to move to SC to live with my sister and help her raise my nephew. I plan on getting a job and pos...

    Michael’s Answer

    Talk to you probation officer, that will be instrumental in allowing the transfer to SC.

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