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  • I have child support judgement for arrears in New Jersey totaling $1145 dollars per month - Hackensack, NJ

    Is it possible to have it suspended for 120 days until I can catch up get new empolyment What are my options? appeal motion?

    Carrie’s Answer

    I am not able to really answer your question without further information. There may be things you can do to help manage these payments or ask the Court for some form of relief but whether you will be successful in those arguments depends. Again, I am not able to assess that just based on this dialogue. You should consult with an attorney to get better informed of all of your options. Feel free to contact my office if you are interested. 201-880-9770. Thank you!

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  • My ex moved from Puerto Rico to New Jersey. Do I need to have a lawyer domesticate our visitation agreement?

    My ex is trying to change a PR visitation agreement to reduce my time with the children. Should my counsel "Domesticate" our agreement? The New Jersey Judge said in her mind Puerto Rico is a "black hole". It is a US Territory and neither a f...

    Carrie’s Answer

    I have a million more questions that I would want to ask you before I venture into an opinion. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation, please contact my office. 201-880-9770. Just so you know, I have vast experience in these types of matters dealing with 2 separate jurisdictions and which "state" is appropriate to proceed and in what manner (modification vs. just enforcement). I just do not want to jump ahead and give you advice without knowing all the details. Thank you!

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  • I am involved in a child visitation case and I am considering going Pro Se. What are really the pros and cons?

    I have been in Family Court for the last 2 years and I am almost broke. It seems justice is not blind but firmly weighed in on the wife's side -- no matter how unreasonable she may be. In court, I have yet to hear one reference to case law. ...

    Carrie’s Answer

    As much as all of us would like to answer your question online, all family law cases, and especially custody, are very fact specific. I would be doing you a disservice if I even attempted to answer your question without obtaining more of the background history, substantive facts involved, and the procedural history thus far in Court. I am happy to sit down with you and go through all of this and give you advice. If you are interested, please feel free to contact my office to schedule an appointment. (201) 880-9770. Thank you!

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  • Filing a motion in reference to Social Security

    When my ex-husband lost his job he filed a motion to lower my permanent alimony payments. Now that he is of age to receive SS (which I believe he doing) can I now file a motion to increase my alimony? At this time he would be receiving both unempl...

    Carrie’s Answer

    This is not a straightforward answer as you are probably seeing from those attorneys who have responded. In order to get an increase in alimony, financial changed circumstances is the factor. However, that slices both ways. You first also must show a need for an increase at this point in time.

    Also, on the issue of your ex husband's income, you should double check to see if the unemployment benefits he is receiving will be offset by the Social Security benefits to determine his actual income and whether that amount is substantially higher than at the time of the initial reduction.

    I would certainly be willing to discuss this more thoroughly with you. If you would like to schedule a consultation, please feel free to call my office and visit our website at www.rsfamilylawyers.com. Thank you.

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  • Hi, i need to file for divorce , i need a pro bono lawyer , i have a minor child with my husband ,

    i have a minor child , i would like to know my options for my son , i am thinking of moving out of state in the near future i would likesomething in writing that he wont bother me or try and take my son from me .

    Carrie’s Answer

    I think you should specifically consult a matrimonial attorney because there are a lot of issues to discuss in your matter (especially the removal) and whichever lawyer you choose should be well versed and experienced particularly in family law . It is probably worth at least paying a consultation fee to get the information you seek, at which point, fees to hire that lawyer to handle your case can be discussed (as well as sources on where maybe you can find funds to do so). If you would like to contact me, I would be happy to schedule a consultation for you. 201-880-9770. www.rsfamilylawyers.com. Thank you.

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  • My husband used a fake name and I.D and social when we got married and I have not seen him in a long time?

    How can I get a divorce or do I need to if the person does not really exist.

    Carrie’s Answer

    I am sorry that you are going through this. I would be curious to learn how you found out he used a fake identity. In any event, I agree with all the other comments. I had a similar case like this previously where the Wife was MIA and we thought she might be in a foreign country. It took about a year, but we ultimately got the divorce. Your situation might be slightly less complicated in that although your Husband is under an assumed name and identity, he does physically exist and we could try to locate his person (by use of a private investigator), and have him served personally (by hand delivery). If you are interested in a further consultation, please feel free to contact my office. 201-880-9770. Thank you.

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  • How to stop garnishment of wages after stipulation of settlement in NY state.

    I am helping my brother-in-law write a stipulation of settlement for child support. He lives in FL and his wages are being garnished from NYC child support services. My sister-in-law has agreed in principal to the settlement. Do we need to incl...

    Carrie’s Answer

    It needs to be in the stipulation of settlement that any and all child support arrearages have been satisfied. Good luck!

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  • I have sole custody of my 10 yr old daughter. Have had it for almost 6 yrs. Father left when she was 1 yrs old. When she was 4..

    the dad asked for custody he was granted supervised visits. He had not been around since she was 1yo. He showed up for the first visit. Later planned visits the child was hysterical at the thought of seeing him. A year later I asked the courts for...

    Carrie’s Answer

    I agree with Daniel. You may want to see legal representation so that your interests are protected in court should the father proceed with his requests. If you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact my office.

    Thank you.

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  • I want a divorce after 16 years, mortgage is in my name only, do I have the right to have him removed from here?

    3 children, no assets other than the house and 2 old cars. He wont leave, he said he dont have to legally...I cant afford to hire a lawyer but we are destroying our children with the fighting, I just think its wrong for me to have to pick up and l...

    Carrie’s Answer

    You really need to consult with an attorney so as to not proceed under any misconceptions about the law on what you can and cannot do. Plus, you are going to want to understand your rights and what you may be entitled to as part of the divorce proceedings. I urge you to at least consult with an attorney and gain this valuable knowledge before you do anything that might be to your detriment, which will be much harder to undue after the fact. You may certainly contact me at my office if you would like to schedule a consultation. Thank you.

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  • Can I get a change of venue in a child custody case when related parties are officers of the law.

    My ex has custody of our child and our court orders says that visitation will be scheduled "on the father's discretion." (That was a HUGE mistake). Now I haven't seen or spoken to my child in over two months because my ex refuses to put him on t...

    Carrie’s Answer

    I am a bit unclear in what State this matter is proceeding. In New York Court or Arkansas? If it is in Arkansas, you need to consult with an Arkansas attorney. If this is proceeding in NY or NJ, please feel free to contact my office and we can discuss this further. 201-880-9770. Thank you.

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