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Kimberly A. Thompson

Kimberly Thompson’s Answers

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  • Can the state be held responsible for having my incorrect address? I never got notified of child support order

    So I got divorced in CT in 4/2007. My wife and I agreed on everything including no child support and that I would just purchase items for the kids. We didn't use lawyers. I had moved to GA so didn't have to go to the hearing. I never was notified ...

    Kimberly’s Answer

    You need to file an appearance form to keep the state updated as to your address.

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  • My wife and I were married in Massachusetts but both reside in Ct. Can we get divorced in either state?

    trying to see if there's a benefit to go with one state or another

    Kimberly’s Answer

    If you both have lived in CT for the last year your divorce would take place here. I do not know much about MA law but In MA they can take all overtime into account for Child support (if that us an issue) but in CT the Child support guidelines will only take the first five hours of overtime into account. This can be good or bad depending if you are the payor or the payee.

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  • My son is 14 years old and is fighting to come live with me. His mother and I have joint custody with her home being primary.

    we are in the state of ct and what steps do I need to take to make to give him a voice and I be primary???

    Kimberly’s Answer

    Your son is old enough to have a say. However the court may order a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) or have you screeened by family relations. The standard the court will use is the "Best Interest of the Child". Cooperate fully and hang in there. At 14 what your son wants will have an impact if everything else in your home is good.

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  • Am I entitled to inheirtance aquired while married when getting divorce in connecticut

    My wife recieved 410k and pension funds from fathers death 5 yrs ago. She recieves monthly payments from one and the other is just there.

    Kimberly’s Answer

    It is a marital asset but the court will look at all the facts before making a determination of what if any part of it you receive. If for instance she has not commingled the funds and kept them separate you have less of a chance of receiving them.

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  • Is there a way I can recieve some money before my divorce is over?

    My divorce won't be finished for another 2 months,and now it's been over a year. I have no extra money...only what my pay is. goes to bills and food and my daughters needs. My car died...so I have no transportation. I need some money to get a car....

    Kimberly’s Answer

    You or your attorney if you have one should file pendente lite motions. Typically depending on the circumstances you could file for alimony, pendente lite... child support, pendente lite or contribution towards household expenses. This could potentially help you with the bills while the divorce is pending.

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  • Can I keep my son away from his godmother because she is sleeping with my husband?

    My 4 year old son sees his godmother as "Auntie" now Auntie and his dad are moving in together & my husband and I are still married. Can I keep my 4 year old and 12 day old away from "Auntie" because of the physiological impact it would have on my...

    Kimberly’s Answer

    This is a hard question. It comes down to more than just your feelings about what has transpired. The standard in Connecticut is the "Best interest of the child". While the divorce is ongoing you might be able to keep her out of your children's lives BUT if she is going to be together with your ex for the long term it may be in their best interest to retain a relationship with her. I realize that at this point in your relationship you don't see this but a court may.

    However, using the "Best interest of the child" standard again it may depend on the mental illness and whether they are being treated or not. There are a lot of factors involved so without knowing all the details it is hard to speculate.

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  • Does it matter who files first?

    Been married less than a year

    Kimberly’s Answer

    In most cases it does not make a difference who files first. However filing for divorce first in some towns gives you the choice of which court will hear the case (ex. residents of Manchester can choose Rockville or Hartford) and may give you some control over the direction of the case as you have a chance to think things out.

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  • Got divorced 2 yrs ago...joint custody, not child support or alimony...Can he get child support now?

    I live at home, was a stay at home mom for ten years, lost everything due to him and his business and was homeless cause he took my son, went to school and trying to get a job in the field...Waitressing in the meantime, and give my son everything ...

    Kimberly’s Answer

    If your Husband has sole physical custody he is able to get child support.

    However if you have joint physical custody you would only owe child support if you earn more than him. If he earns more he should probably be paying you something.

    Everything goes by the child support guidelines and it is always modifiable.

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  • Do I have to share my inheritence from the last 6 years with my husband of 40 years if we divorce?

    I own two houses that were left to me as an inheritance. They are both in my name only. My husband and I live in one of these houses and my son rents the other from me. I also have stock that is my name only and lists my children as survivors. Is ...

    Kimberly’s Answer

    Connecticut is an equitable distribution state which means that in the case of inheritances there is no hard line rule that always applies. If the homes were kept in your name only there is a good chance that the courts would award the properties to you. However they will also look at the length of your marriage, what other assets you have, and where the funds came from to keep up the properties (did your husband or marital funds pay the taxes, maintenance, etc.). You should consult with an attorney.

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  • Im still married but legally separated and i was wondering if im still entitled to a share of a pension.

    i also have children by my ex spouse and i recieve child support for just one at the moment.

    Kimberly’s Answer

    It depends if you are legally separated thru the courts or if you just are living separately. If you are “legally separated” thru the courts and have gone thru the whole process then the pension should have been something that was discussed. If not it may be too late at this point but without knowing all the facts it is hard to say.

    If you are just living separately then you should still receive up to half of the "marital portion" of the pension via a QDRO. "Marital portion" is the part of the pension that was accumulated during the marriage. Either way you should talk with an attorney in your area to see what your rights are.

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