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  • How do I get court orders modified?

    I recently got a divorce and both of my children live out of state with their mother. I would like to revisit the court orders but I do not have a lawyer.

    Amy’s Answer

    If the children have lived in a State other than Maine for the past 6 months, and you are trying to modify a provision of the order that relates to the children, it is likely that you will need to do so in the state in which they reside.

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  • What are my options if I want to get primary custody of my daughter and what steps would I have to take to go about it

    Me and the mother are not married and have been together for 3 years and we just a baby girl together and now all of a sudden we are not getting along and not sure if we are going to make it work,I am the older one at the age of 32 and she is only...

    Amy’s Answer

    You will need to file a Complaint for Parental Rights and Responsibilities and ask that the court award you primary residence of your daughter. There are many factors that play into that determination. You should contact an experienced family law attorney in your area to discuss the specifics of your situation.

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  • What steps should I take?

    My Ex husband and I have shared custody of our children. He has primary residence. I am supposed to have visits with my kids two afternoons during the week and every other weekend. I am currently paying child support and have missed my last four s...

    Amy’s Answer

    You can file a Motion to Enforce the current order. You should review your order to see if it includes remedies for missed time. You may be entitled to have contact at times you wouldn't normally see the children to make up the time you missed. If you are forced to file a Motion to Enforce to ensure your rights of contact are honored, you may be able to convince the court to require your ex to pay for the attorney fees and costs associated with the action.

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  • Is it better if I file? What are my rights? Am I entitled to alimony? Am I entitled to half of his inheritance?

    I am a 52 year old woman who has survived a near fatal illness. I have been on disability for 5 years now from the remnants of my illness and PTSD. I have 2 grown children. One has graduated college one is a freshman in college, both reside with m...

    Amy’s Answer

    Unfortunately, as you have not included your spouse's income, it is impossible to determine form these facts whether you are entitled to spousal support. Spousal support is awarded during and after a divorce to one spouse if the other makes significantly more than the souse asking for support. It is very fact dependent. I can tell you that because both of your children are adults who have graduated high school, you are not entitled to child support for them. Additionally, it is highly unlikely that you would be entitled to any portion of your spouse's inheritance. However, you may be entitled to other assets that were acquired during the marriage. You should contact an experienced family law attorney in your area.

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  • What can I do at this point, will I still go to jail for this? What my best defense and best option at this point

    So my girlfriends parents put a restating order on me in her name against her will since she is still a minor. Long story short I have a court summons for breaking the protection order due to contacting her via phone call, but she doesn't agree wi...

    Amy’s Answer

    First, you should stop talking about the incident on a public forum. From your description of the situation, you have just stated that you are guilty of a crime. As long as the restraining order is in effect, you CANNOT have ANY contact with your girlfriend regardless of whether she wants the restraining order or not. It is a Court order that must be followed and if you do not abide by it you risk additional criminal charges. If you cannot afford to retain an attorney, you will need to appear at your arraignment. If there is a lawyer of the day available, you should try to speak with him or her as many (if not most) are very accomplished criminal defense attorneys. You should avoid speaking with the district attorney as anything you say to him or her can be used against you to convict you for this crime.

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  • Can I get the court to take these things into account when asking to have child support lowered?

    I am planning on asking the court to lower my child support. How do I get an achievable amount instead of what I could possibly be making, but never will actually be able to make? How do I prove my ex does not pay childcare? My child is in first g...

    Amy’s Answer

    As the other attorneys who have answered correctly stated, whether you can modify your child support obligation is something very fact specific. I am surprised by your comment that there are no attorneys in your area that offer free consultations, as that just isn't true. Regardless, yes, the law regarding children born after the child support order went into effect has changed, so the court will need to consider your support of your other two children. As for the daycare, as part of the action, you can ask your ex to produce proof of her daycare expenses.

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  • What am I going to do, this is very serious. I'm taking it to trial , but she lies so well. I can show she try's to contact me?

    Girlfriend bit my neck so I pulled her hair to stop biting me, she then called police, . Told police that I also pushed her in the bathroom after the biting incident , she told a mutual Friend that I went thru something drastic(getting arrested)...

    Amy’s Answer

    First, you need to stop talking about the incident. You are correct that it is a very serious charge. You should consult with a local attorney who specializes in criminal law. As it is likely that the district attorney will be looking for you to serve time in jail as part of any sentence, you may be eligible for a court appointed attorney.

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  • What can be done with the fact of the children being able to spend time with me without their mother around?

    Separated from wife 7 months now, we ha e three children I don't get to see without her around and she has no reason that they can't be with me without her there. She threatened to run away out of state. She constantly says I can't see them after ...

    Amy’s Answer

    You will need to file a Divorce or Complaint for Judicial Separation and ask the Court to award you rights of contact with your children. You should be aware that as part of either action, the court will determine your child support obligation.

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  • What can I do to stop them? If there is any way to stop them?

    I am 19 years old and my parents have threatened to put a restraining order on my boyfriend who is 25 but I am at the age of consent in Maine. He has never harm me in any way or anything like that. They hate him just because he is 6 years older th...

    Amy’s Answer

    In Maine, restraining orders are either Protection from Abuse or Protection From Harassment orders. If you are 19 years old, you are an adult and your parents cannot file either of these on your behalf. If, however, your boyfriend has abused or harassed (as defined in the statutes) either of your parents, then they may be able to get an order on their behalf that would prohibit him from coming to the house.

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  • How much for a divorce

    Needing price on no fault divorce my email address ist Ronaldeck65 at yahoo.com

    Amy’s Answer

    You should call local attorneys directly. They will need more information before giving you a quote and their rates will depend on their experience.

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