Catherine Tucker’s Answers

Catherine Tucker

Loudon Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Paternity: How can I put my boyfriend's name on the birth certificate if I'm still married?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Catherine Tucker
    2. David Scott Carron
    2 lawyer answers

    Congratulations on your upcoming baby. There are really two separate parts to this question. First is whether your husband's name goes on the birth certificate. I'm sure your doctor was trying to be helpful, but placing a husband's name on the birth certificate is not necessarily an automatic procedure and there are ways to prevent his name from appearing on the birth certificate. The second question is how to get your boyfriend's name on the birth certificate. This can be accomplished...

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  2. Can i terminate my parental rights to protect my wife and other kids?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Catherine Tucker
    2. Anna M. Zimmerman
    3. Kenneth P Doherty
    3 lawyer answers

    There are very limited circumstances under which an individual's parental rights can be terminated in New Hampshire. One example of when parental rights could be terminated would be if a stepparent were willing to adopt the child. Please talk to a lawyer to find out exactly what the applicable laws are for your particular situation.

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  3. I am a new mom with a seizure disorder. the father is challenging my parental rights because of this as well as DCYF. can he?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Catherine Tucker
    2. Anna M. Zimmerman
    2 lawyer answers

    Congratulations on your new baby. I encourage you to speak to an attorney because this situation can be tricky if both the child's father and DCYF are claiming that you are not fit to parent due to a medical condition. You can learn about some low and no cost legal services available to low income residents at: http://www.nhbar.org/for-the-public/free-legal-services.asp.

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  4. My daughter is one month old and her father want's to meet her. I haven't spoken to him at all during my pregnancy.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Catherine Tucker
    2. Diane M. Gaspar
    3. Kenneth P Doherty
    3 lawyer answers

    Congratulations on your new baby! Please discuss this situation with a lawyer. You are smart to not want to do anything that a judge would frown upon, and a lawyer can help you come up with a plan of action that is right for your particular situation. There are issues here relative to the establishment of paternity, the establishment of parenting time and parental rights ("visitation" and "custody"), the the establishment of child support, and your ability to choose the child's last name,...

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  5. What is acceptable amount of money to have written into a prenuptial agreement settlement?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Catherine Tucker
    2. Anna M. Zimmerman
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    3 lawyer answers

    This is a question you need to be discussing with your own attorney.

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  6. Im going threw a custody battle over my 3 year old daughter is there a free or really cheap lwyer that can go to court with me

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Catherine Tucker
    2. Christopher Buck
    2 lawyer answers

    You can finds information on low cost and free legal services at http://www.nhbar.org/for-the-public/free-legal-services.asp and at http://www.nhbar.org/lawyer-referral/reducedfee.asp.. Good luck finding an attorney to help you through the process.

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  7. Can i change my sons last name from my maiden name to married name with out biological fathers consent?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Catherine Tucker
    1 lawyer answer

    You typically need the consent of the legal father for a name change. Whether your husband or the man who contributed the sperm would be considered the legal father is a more complicated question and something you should discuss with an attorney.

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  8. Can a 16 yr old in MA legally have platonic relationship with a 34 year old?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Catherine Tucker
    2. Lawrence John Gibney Jr.
    3. L. Maxwell Taylor
    3 lawyer answers

    For a myriad of reasons, it is not a good idea to communicate with a minor behind her parents' back in the manner that you propose. You need to remember that you are not her legal parent. I think the best thing for you to do would be to speak with either an attorney or social worker who is experienced with such issues so that you can come up with an appropriate plan to have contact with your daughter.

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  9. Is the Dealer still protected by the "As Is" contract that he had me signed ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Catherine Tucker
    2. Ronald Lee Burdge
    3. Scott Richard Kaufman
    3 lawyer answers

    You may wish to contact the NH Auto Dealers Association AutoCap program or the NH Attorney General's Office Consumer Protection Bureau to discuss this matter.

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  10. Non custodial father wants visitation rights with 6 year old child that has never met biological father.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Catherine Tucker
    2. Kenneth P Doherty
    3. Virginia Giselle Alvarez
    3 lawyer answers

    You should know that there are many circumstances where courts can recognize men as the legal fathers of children even when they did not contribute their genetic material to the child. However, these situations can get quite complicated, so I recommend you speak with a family law attorney right away to figure out the best way to proceed.

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