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  • My ex and i split up. never married . we have a 4 year old son together and he never sees him.

    wont give me address to send custody papers nor call. what do i do?? hes been in jail and just hiding out with his gf .. we have been seperated for 4 years

    Amy’s Answer

    I think you probably could benefit from a consultation with a family law attorney. You should be able to serve him without an address, but the procedure to do this can be complicated, and it can be useful to have an attorney walk you through that.

    You can get a referral to talk to an attorney for no more than $25 for up to a half hour of consultation. https://www.vtbar.org/FOR%20THE%20PUBLIC/Find%20a%20Lawyer/Lawyer%20Referral%20Service%20Information.aspx

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  • Receiving a summons over a cell phone

    I received a call on my cell phone from a cell phone caller (which all the numbers did not show up) saying that he is coming to my house with a summons (Sat. afternoon) and if I wanted to resolve it I need to call this number to find out what it i...

    Amy’s Answer

    Nope. That's a bill collector. You won't receive a summons over the phone.

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  • How can I get my ex to pay his half of our daughters' medical expenses?

    Do I need a lawyer or can I file a contempt of court order? He is in Colorado while our two daughters live with me in Vermont.

    Amy’s Answer

    I would start by going to the Office of Child Support enforcement. They should be able to help you, at least to start, and particularly because of the interstate aspect.

    http://dcf.vermont.gov/ocs/

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  • Need to know if I have enough evidence to get a restraining order in vermont

    I visited the police in Northfield vt last night and they took my information but said bc there had been no physical violence I had to wait til tomorrow to file my application my hustand has followed me in this car with no purpose other than to...

    Amy’s Answer

    I agree with everything Lars said. You can also contact the Vermont Network Against Domestic Violence. They do not provide services, however, they can put you in contact with agencies in Washington County that should be able to help you find an organization in your area that may have services for you.

    http://www.vtnetwork.org/

    I further agree you may want to contact an attorney about divorce. Your husband's behavior sounds troubling, if not dangerous. You should not wait to seek out help.

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  • My girl freind bought a house with her ex she owns the land he got the house she moved out 7 months ago what rights does she hav

    she owned the land he got the house and she put his name on the land because they would not put the house there untill they did what right does she have to that land and house.

    Amy’s Answer

    She has ownership rights in some portion of the property. She'll need to talk to an attorney to sort out what her rights are, and how to enforce them. The action to enforce them (partition) can be complicated, and can be mishandled easily. This is not an area of law I would wade into pro se.

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  • How do I prove to the judge that CP (mom) is only being uncooperative to benefit herself?

    I am the NCP. I went to mediation and have been requesting for equal time share with my 3 boys. 12, 10, and 8. Their mom (CP) will not allow additional time besides the time that I already get...every other weekend and rotating holidays/birthdays....

    Amy’s Answer

    Why is this exact same question being posted in multiple jurisdictions, verbatim?

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