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  • My ex husband filed a contempt motion against me for our 3 year old son i have full custody and he doesnt pay me what do i do

    i have full custody and have since we got divorced there was a 0 child support affidavit because he got in an accident on the way to court and it was supposed to change once he got out or started having an income but he never went back and hasnt p...

    Amy’s Answer

    As Attorney Simmons correctly points out, you need to carefully review your current order and the Motion for Contempt to see wheat you are accused of and why. You will need to reply to the Motion and be sure to appear for all Court events or you can be found in contempt by default.

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  • My girlfriend of 30 years just inherited over $100,000 and has kept me out of it and kept it all do I have claim to any of it

    i also raised her son from the time he was 3 and we own a house together

    Amy’s Answer

    No. You have no claim to her inheritance.

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  • Can I go to court to see my grandson?

    My son is in jail, and his ex girlfriend won't let me see my grandson who is 6 I raised him 98% of the time until he was 5, she has a new boyfriend, and since then she won't let my son's side of the family have anything to do with him................

    Amy’s Answer

    This is a complicated issue that will require the assistance of an experienced family law attorney.

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  • How will my boyfriend be arraigned for his initial court appearance if he is in jail?

    His warrant was for domestic violence assault and a strangulation charge which bumped it up to a felony charge. He went to detox from alcohol because he is an alcoholic at the VA hospital in our state which is Maine. Because he was arrested after ...

    Amy’s Answer

    The prosecution will occur in the county where the incident occurred. You should contact a local criminal defense attorney to discuss the process.

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  • I would like to contact and drop the domestic violence charge against my partner.

    We are both residents of Portland, ME. Currently we have been raising my two children full time and his daughter in a shared schedule. I called 911 and he was subsequently arrested after strangling me in our house last Thursday. I would like to...

    Amy’s Answer

    If you are the victim of the assault and he cannot have contact with you, your contacting him can lead to his being charged with another crime (violating conditions of release). If he is accused of felony assault and cannot afford an attorney, he may be eligible for a court appointed attorney. If you can afford a private attorney, you should consider hiring one so that he or she can assist with your partner's defense. You should contact local criminal defense attorneys to discuss your options.

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  • Is it a bad move for my custody case?

    Im thinking of joining the military, however I have a daughter I only see twice a month for 2 hours, and can call three nights a week because her mother has final say. I'm joining the military to support my family and to hire a good lawyer to get ...

    Amy’s Answer

    It is impossible to say whether this one factor will be good or bad for your case. Having a stable, good-paying job will be a plus. However, you will no longer be able to decide where you live, so you may get stationed somewhere that makes contact with your daughter impossible. And, as you point out, you will have at least a 5 month disruption of contact with her.

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  • Do I have any legal rights to have my 3 year old daughter visit me?

    My wife and daughter moved to Florida about 8 months ago. I was going to be reunited with them after I had tied up loose ends in Maine. Over the course of 6 months, the relationship of myself and my wife took a nose dive. Now that my wife and myse...

    Amy’s Answer

    You must get into Court to establish contact ASAP. If your wife is blocking your access to your child, you should request an emergency hearing on contact to get in front of a Judge (or if in Maine, a Magistrate) who will order her to allow you to see your child.

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  • My ex has a protection order, cant go home . we both own the home. she has now moved someone else in. what are my legal rights

    she has moved someone else into our home, and can I have them removed

    Amy’s Answer

    If your ex is the co-owner of the property, the person she moved in is her guest and there lawfully. If you and your ex are no longer together, you should take legal action to separate your interest in the house.

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  • Can I file for sole custody of our child while staying married to my husband who has abandoned us?

    My husband abandoned my minor daughter and me 8 months ago. He has not made much contact. He did not provide any support to me or our daughter. I have been working and providing for our needs alone. I am not ready for a separation yet, but would l...

    Amy’s Answer

    You may want to file for a Judicial Separation which can detail residence and contact of your daughter as well as child support. You should contact an experienced family law attorney in your area.

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  • How do I report someone who is 3rd party contacting a person for another with PFA with no indirect contact court order in Maine

    3rd party is contacting a person's family and friends for a person with PFA no indirect contact

    Amy’s Answer

    It is unclear whether you are asking about how to report the 3rd party, or the Defendant. If a Defendant is violating a PFA by having a 3rd party contact the Plaintiff, you can report it to the police.

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