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  • Hi Bruce. My ex-husband stopped paying alimony. Are there any more legal actions that I can take to resolve this matter?

    In court I agreed to my ex-husband's demands. He has stopped paying alimony since Nov. 2011. I have spoken with him and he assured me he would continue. He did not. I have gone to the court in CT. and first filed a summons. He did not show up. The...

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    Lisa,

    Yes. and possibly at his eventual cost. Please call me to discuss.

    Brucve 203.259.1100

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  • Divorce decree says I pay child support til son is 19, but he is 18 and just left for the marines. do i still have to pay?

    My divorce was finalized 10 years ago

    Bruce’s Answer

    Teh general rule is that support is paid to the person who is caring for the child. In this case there is no one doing that and it should be grounds for a modification or termination.

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  • If u dont have gardianship of your child but never lost your parental rights

    back in 2002 the mother of my child gave gardinship of our child to her father i was wondering since i have never lost my rights to the child or gave up gardianship what can i do. cause im not on the birthcertificat or anything like that im just p...

    Bruce’s Answer

    If the DNA test was positive and the court found you to be the father then you are the father. Go to the court and file for time. I agree with Atty Silva, being consistent is extremely important, other the message the child gets is confusing to them.

    Good luck

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  • Can a person with a trust fund be found in contempt for not paying court-ordered child support?

    She lives in Washington state and I live in Oregon with our children, she owes over $16,000.00 dollars in child support. She has a job plus her trust fund, and has never made a payment. Can I file contempt of court charges because she won't pay??

    Bruce’s Answer

    Yes if you have a court order for payment you can go to the State Support Enforcement agency :

    http://oregonchildsupport.gov/services/enforcement.shtml

    they can help you file an interstate petition. As to what effect the trust fund will have depends on who controls it and what she gets from it. It may be evidence that she has resources so be certain to tell the enforcement officer about it.

    Interstate enforcement has a very good track record of getting people to pay. Not in every case, but from what I have seen the system works well, but it does often take time since setting up hearings and coordinating the laws of the different states can be time consuming for the courts involved.

    Good luck

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  • Need child support help

    im current paying child support for my kids. we have 50/50 custody. the kids leave with her but i have them half the month. i have the kids mondays nights, thursday nights and every other weekend. so my questions is there anyway i can stop paying ...

    Bruce’s Answer

    As all the other attorneys said don't stop[ paying until you get the changed order. The key is whether or not there is a significant change in circumstances from when your judgment entered. The analysis includes both the time and the relative amount of money that each of you have.

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  • My ex husband lost his job in april 2012, he filed to have his arrears dismissed and to stop child support.

    he want's the child support stopped until he is re employed. he will not find another job. he did get unemployment until he ended up in jail for assult and battery. he has not seen the kids in 20 months. and all of a suddden want to have visitati...

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    There is no way to dismiss an arrearage unless you tell the court you received the money or he can prove that you did. Usually Child support cannot be stopped, though it can be modified, if someone is on Unemployment.
    As to visitation you have to decide what is the best way for him to be i the children's life. IF there is an existing order you need to follow it and file to get it modified if you believe it needs to be. Having visitation supervised by a family member may be good way to get him reintroduced to his children. think about asking the court to order supervised visitation if and only if he hasn't had any liquor in the prior 24 hours.

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  • Being charged with contempt for child support, already been served..unemployed, can I fix this without being locked up?

    I have no license since child support suspended it for not paying, therefore I have no job. I need a license to get around, is there a chance the court might consider reinstating my license for work? I don't know how to make it better, I have no...

    Bruce’s Answer

    There is always a chance, but is sounds like a court has found it credible that you could work. Being proactive is always better. The problem is you are already behind the 8 ball as you are going in to defend a contempt. Try to see if there are any programs that you can join that you can show the court will give you a chance to get a job. Sources of information on this are the state unemployment office or Support Enforcement themselves. Indeed a call to the worker on your case and an appointment with them may help as well.

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  • Are there any lawyers in Meriden that handle DCF cases?

    My sister has 3 children. My 5 month old nephew was removed from the home after x-rays showed he had broken ribs and it was explained to them how the accident occurred. They keep changing their story so our explanation won't add up.

    Bruce’s Answer

    The question is not whether an attorney handles DCF cases the issue is which court house you are going to. If they are doing a temporary hold you are more than likely going to be in Juvenile court. There are many of us who practice in juvenile court.

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  • Workers compensation loyer

    If work comp attorney(with whom i have already signed contingency fee agreement) withdraws my case, because I don't want to sign durable power of attorney; Is it legal reason in CT 06902, to withdraw my case? I was not informed about durable p...

    Bruce’s Answer

    I would never give a durable power of attorney to anyone except under very specific circumstances. As an attorney he has enough power to act for you without that. If he wants it to be able to sign for you I would run, not walk, to another attorney.

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  • Do i pay child support to my wife if we still live together as man and wife? To add, im paying all the bills and she doesnt work

    Can i stop paying her child support?

    Bruce’s Answer

    The question is missing a lot of background. Is this an old order and you just moved back in? Is this a new order linked to a divorce? either way a court has to terminate an order or you may wind up having to pay it sometime in the future.

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