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Amy Theresa Robidas

Portland Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. Can I get in trouble for breaching a "verbal agreement" that was never actually a verbal agreement?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Amy Theresa Robidas
    2. Ruth Elaine McMahon
    2 lawyer answers

    Without a written agreement, or contract, it is unlikely that your agreement will be enforced by a Judge. However, if your ex-friend decides to pursue this in Court, you must be sure to respond and participate in the action. Otherwise, you face having a judgment entered against you.

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  2. He's saying he has a significant debt after child support was set and ordered to consult an attorney what does that mean???

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Amy Theresa Robidas
    1 lawyer answer

    Your child's biological father will not be able to avoid paying child support simply because he has significant debt. You will need to proceed withe the parental rights and responsibilities case to allow the Court to determine child support, as well as parental rights, residence and contact. You should contact an experienced family law attorney to assist you.

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  3. Do I need an attorney to represent me if my ex is taking me to court to modify spousal support, child support.

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Amy Theresa Robidas
    1 lawyer answer

    You can always proceed without an attorney, but it often puts you at a disadvantge. Yes, the court can consider a modificatio this soon after the divorce was finalized.

  4. Can I still reopen my case?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Amy Theresa Robidas
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you are trying to re-open a termination of parental rights case. If so, you should contact an experience attorney in your area to answer the question, which can be very fact specific. However, the length of time that has passed since the order was entered may be a problem with re-opening it.

  5. I was arrested for domestic violence assault ( the one that is a misdemeanor ).

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Chris A Nielsen
    2. Amy Theresa Robidas
    2 lawyer answers

    Attorney Nielsen is absolutely correct. This is a very serious charge and a conviction will have life altering ramifications. You need to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney asap. An experienced attorney will know how to conduct an investigation to uncover the facts necessary to combat this charge.

  6. Can I choose to terminate my parental rights from my teenage daughter?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Amy Theresa Robidas
    1 lawyer answer

    If her father has filed for parental rights, you can have your parental rights terminated. However, you cannot, except in very limited situations, have your obligation to financially support your daughter terminated. You should retain an experienced family law attorney to assist you.

  7. Hello, I was recently caught shop lifting 15 dollars worth of bracelets from the local mall. What response should I have?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Anthony K Ferguson
    2. Amy Theresa Robidas
    2 lawyer answers

    Attorney Feruson is correct. If you were 18 at the time of the incident, and you are convicted of the theft, it certainly will appear on your record. However, right now you are only charged with theft (not convicted). As criminal convictions can come back to haunt you for a very long time, you should retain an attorney to assist you to fight this charge.

  8. Is it against the law in Maine for someone to get info on a minor child, even if they don't hold the policy.

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Amy Theresa Robidas
    1 lawyer answer

    Like so many legal questions, the answer to this one is "it depends." Your ex, provided he is your daughter's father, may have the right to access her "records." If this policy is considered "her record," you may not be able to keep him form accessing it.

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