Robert Ricci’s Answers

Robert Ricci

Clark Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 17
  1. Wife is pregnant and I don't want the child.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Robert Ricci
    2. Stephen Neil Foster
    3. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    3 lawyer answers

    You cannot force her to have an abortion, and if the child is yours, you will be "stuck" with raising the child, which would include child support in the event of a divorce or separation. But look at the bright side, you'll also be "stuck" with the love and joy that this child will undoubtedly bring you. Probably not a bad trade-off. Since the child is now likely inevitable, follow the solid advice of John Candy's character Del in the movie Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, "go with the flow,...

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  2. In a divorce case does a recommendation from the judge have any weight if one party is unwilling to compromise?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. David Matthew Gotzh
    3. Michael A. Meschino
    4. Robert Ricci
    5. Bruce E. Burdick
    5 lawyer answers

    If the judge has given some idea of his view of the case, it is highly likely that in a trial, that is how the issue will be resolved.

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  3. In a settlement and stipulation agreement. if all parties agreed to release all claims against each other including counsel.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Robert Ricci
    2. Yolanda Navarrete
    3. Christopher Barrett Fay
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes. If you waived any claims you had against the attorney (are you sure it doesn't say counsel FEES), that would only be the right to sue him. Filing an ethics grievance is different. An agreement not to file an ethics grievance would not be enforceable.

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  4. My ex husband is tring to get visitation, what are the chances he will get it? What can I do to make him no be able to get any?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Dean P Murray
    2. Yolanda Navarrete
    3. David Perry Davis
    4. Robert Ricci
    5. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    5 lawyer answers

    Based on the facts you provided, he is almost certain to obtain parenting time. He seems to be changing his ways, and the court will always attempt to assure that the children have both parents in their lives. That isn't to say that there are issues, and hopefully you have a good lawyer. Good luck.

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  5. After being separated for 17 years, does this mean that a couple can be considered legally divorce?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Alejandro Rafael Lopez
    2. Robert Ricci
    3. Todd Frederick Newman
    4. Michael Patrick O'Shea
    4 lawyer answers

    Separation does not become a divorce.

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  6. Alimony

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Robert Ricci
    2. Kenneth A White
    3. Ronald Glenn Lieberman
    4. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    4 lawyer answers

    Sounds like something is being lost in the translation. What does "come back to court if i got permanent alimony he will grant permanent alimony" mean? You really need to consult a divorce attorney, ASAP.

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  7. The deed to my marital home is just in my husband's name. We will be renting this home now. Do I need to change the deed?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert Ricci
    2. Kenneth A White
    3. Ronald Glenn Lieberman
    4. Michael T Millar
    5. David Alexander Browde
    5 lawyer answers

    If acquired during the marriage, the home is a marital asset subject to equitable distribution regardless of title. But having it in joint names is preferred for many reasons, including the fact that he could sell it without your knowledge.

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  8. Can my husband have full custody of my children??

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Robert Ricci
    2. Laura Ruvolo Lipp
    3. Ronald Glenn Lieberman
    4. Glenn S. Doyle
    4 lawyer answers

    Custody will be based upon the best interests of the children. Your infidelity, unless complicated by placing the children in an unhealthy or dangerous environment will be irrelevant. Good luck.

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  9. What behavior is grounds for removal from the home pending divorce?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. John B. D'Alessandro
    2. David Perry Davis
    3. Yolanda Navarrete
    4. Robert Ricci
    5. Aniello David Cerreto
    5 lawyer answers

    The actions impacting the child cannot support a DV order unless she can prove he did these things with the intent to harass your sister, an unlikely outcome. A DV victim must be 18 years of age. There remains a "Roberts hearing" which is what litigants availed themselves of prior to the DV statute, but that is also unlikely. Her best bet is to simply seek an order requiring his removal couched in terms of the best interest of the children.

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  10. I was served with divorce papers from my wife after being separated for 12 years and married for 17 years before the separation.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Stephanie Canas Hunnell
    2. Robert Ricci
    3. David Perry Davis
    4. Yolanda Navarrete
    5. Ronald Glenn Lieberman
    5 lawyer answers

    Your question is fact-sensitive, but you are entitled to share in any assets acquired during the marriage. Alimony is a tough one after a 12 year separation. I think you'll have a tough time getting alimony.

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