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Kate W Haakonsen

Glastonbury Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. Im getting divorced and my husband and I own our house outright - no mortgage. He is buying me out. How soon can I get my $$?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Kate W Haakonsen
    2. Tony Anthony
    3. Walter A. Shalvoy Jr.
    4. Christine B O Sullivan
    5. Tamar Bakhbava
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    You can get your buy out whenever he has the funds and agrees to pay you. Most often, it would be shortly after the judgment of divorce enters unless he needs time to complete a refinance of a mortgage to get the funds to pay you. But if you both agree there is a pressing reason for the money to change hands earlier, there is no reason it can't happen. The concern would be that you could change your mind before the divorce is final which could create complications.

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  2. I have no access to income, tax, mortgage documents, etc. They're all hidden on husband's. computer. What should I do?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Tony Anthony
    2. Walter A. Shalvoy Jr.
    3. Kate W Haakonsen
    4. Dana Whitney Atchley
    4 lawyer answers

    Don't be discouraged by not having access to your financial information. Once you start a divorce process whether it is mediation, collaborative divorce or traditional court process, there will be a procedure for getting information and documents from your husband. In most cases, there are ways of confirming the accuracy of the information by getting paychecks, statements, tax returns and the like. You should start by consulting with a lawyer to discuss your situation and get some advice...

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  3. I have been married for 14 months. I have two kids from my previous marriage.

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Tony Anthony
    2. Kate W Haakonsen
    3. Tamar Bakhbava
    3 lawyer answers

    It is not possible to predict what might happen in court but with more facts, an attorney would be able to advise you about your options and possible outcomes. You would be wise to consult an experienced lawyer near where you live in person.

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  4. Can 13 and 15 year old boys refuse to see their father even though he has shared custody?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Kate W Haakonsen
    1 lawyer answer

    Like most family situations, the answer depends on the facts. One parent should not unilaterally change the schedule. If you want the schedule followed, you may need to file a motion for contempt. If your ex wants the schedule changed, she should file a motion to modify. If there is a Guardian ad Litem in the case, he or she should talk with the children to find out what their reasons are. If they have good reasons which would usually something like experiencing abuse or neglect in a...

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  5. What can I do about ex who refuses to meet me at our court-ordered time to drop-off our son?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Daniel Robert Hamad
    2. Robert L Fiedler
    3. Kate W Haakonsen
    3 lawyer answers

    Your best remedy is a Motion for Contempt. If the court order is clearly put and your ex willfullly fails to follow it, the court can make whatever orders it feels are appropriate including awarding attorneys fees and costs to you for having had to go to court. It is always hard for courts to make people behave but this is the only remedy we have in court. If this persists, you may consider asking for a Guardian ad Litem and a modification of custody. But this really depends on the facts.

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