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Joshua N Robbins

Joshua Robbins’s Answers

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  • Do I have to show up to a status hearing?

    I have tried postponing a status hearing for a divorce but was not successful. I will not be able to attend but the judge still wants me to show up. I want to know what will happen if I do not show up.

    Joshua’s Answer

    You should make every effort to appear as your failure to appear may result in attorney fees, sanctions and / or other adverse rulings.

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  • I have not been with my wife since 2002 but we have never officially got a divorce. What is the easiest way to get a divorce.

    We have 2 kids together and she has 2 additional kids since we have not been together. My son lives with me and my daughter with her.

    Joshua’s Answer

    I would suggest outlining and reaching an agreement with your wife and then sitting down with an attorney who can help draft the appropriate / needed documents. I wish you all the best.

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  • Looking for estate planning attorney

    Estate planning attorney

    Joshua’s Answer

    I would suggest using the Find a Lawyer function so that you can narrow the search to an attorney in your area.

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  • After 41 years my husband left and he divorced me in Sept 2004. Alimony was set at $2200 a month as I am handicapped.

    In 2005 he called said he retired and would send 1500 monthly. Today he called and said he would no longer pay me. What can I do?

    Joshua’s Answer

    I am sorry you are faced with this. I would suggest that you meet with a family law attorney and have them review your separation agreement and if appropriate file a complaint for contempt to enforce payment.

    I wish you all the best.

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  • If a father is paying child support and the mother isn't responding to fathers request every week for his court ordered visit

    My fiancee hasn't seen his son-its been 8 weeks today. He pays child support and is ordered weekend visitation. She has a personal problem with me-nothing to do with sons well being when in our care-but for the past 8 weeks she hasnt answered his ...

    Joshua’s Answer

    I am sorry you are faced with this. Filing a contempt and involving the courts at this point appears to be an appropriate.

    It may be worth reaching out to her and letting her know a complaint is forthcoming as it may compel her to comply. I would suggest that work with a local family law attorney that can ensure it is properly filed and advocate for you.

    I wish you all the best.

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  • MA Child support

    I have 2 children. I am custodial parent. Child support has not changed since it started 3 years ago. I feel my x-husband is making substantially more than he was, but do not know his salary. What process do I take to request more support? Do ...

    Joshua’s Answer

    You can visit your local probate and family court in the county in which you reside. There you can meet with the lawyer of the day and file a complaint for modification of child support. Once you have filed this action and had him served you can engage in various types of Discovery such as subpoenaing his wage records and employment benefits or requesting that he produce his most recent tax returns, bank records, etc. etc. I would suggest that you work with an attorney - at the very least the lawyer of the day - as you navigate this process.

    I wish you all the best.

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  • I am in a malignant divorce. I filed and my husband has an attorney who he knows and worked for. She has refused to pay me.

    My husband personally knows his attorney and worked for her and her spouse on the side of his regular job. The Attorney has made it personal. She had my daughter in her office many times next thing I am in another court for harassment. The judge s...

    Joshua’s Answer

    I am sorry you are faced with this - it sounds like a very difficult situation. I am not sure what your question / inquiry is, and, more importantly, since you are working with counsel you should speak / consult with him or her as they are familiar with your case and understand the specific facts / circumstances.

    I wish you all the best.

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  • What is the next step in divorce procedure?

    I have had a pretty rough time during my marriage and hence I decided to file for a divorce. My husband used to physically abuse me, mentally torture me and also used to call escorts when I was away (I have call recordings of all 3 issues accepted...

    Joshua’s Answer

    I am sorry you are faced with this; this is a very difficult time. There a number of factors and issues you raise that are beyond the scope of this website. I would say that a divorce action can be contested or uncontested and change multiple times throughout. I would also suggest that you contact an attorney and sit down for a free consult to discuss issues on greater.

    I wish you all the best.

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  • Ex-spouse is unilaterally changing the holiday schedule--what do I do?

    My ex and I got divorced without attorneys. We have joint physical and legal custody, with no child support or alimony. The divorce decree is vague on the issue of visitation during holidays, just saying that "Holidays will be split between parent...

    Joshua’s Answer

    I am sorry you are faced with this this. Given the timing issue and the court standards for filings it will likely not be possible to hear heard prior to the holiday. That being said this issue, and potentially other parenting issues, should be addressed and ironed out in an agreement for modification. If your ex is not willing to work with you then you may wish to move forward with a contested action. I suggest that you speak with a local family law / divorce attorney to help assist you with this issue and otherwise review your agreement.

    I wish you all the best.

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  • Can I request a hearing to clarify a vague section of my Divorce Sep Agreement. Just want to do the right thing and be legal

    I have a section of my sep agreement that is a little vague. My lawyer says it means I don't have to pay for insurance after a year and my ex's lawyer says I do. I will do whatever I am suppose to do, but I don't know what that is exactl...

    Joshua’s Answer

    Since you have counsel you should really direct your inquiry / question to them as they are familiar with the terms of your agreement / judgment. That being you are likely only obligated to act (or not act) as provided for in your agreement / judgment. If the benefit runs to your ex then it would be to her benefit to have this issue clarified or otherwise seek enforcement. I appreciate you want to be pro-active and do what is right. If you are determined to clarify this issue you can work with your counsel to draft a post-judgment motion - your attorney can explain this to you.

    I wish you all the best.

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