Devan J Theiler’s Answers

Devan J Theiler

Cherry Hill Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 5
  1. What if the def. does not sign the initial papers that are served - just to "get even"? What happens to my complaint?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Devan J Theiler
    2. Ronald Glenn Lieberman
    2 lawyer answers

    If your Complaint has been filed with the Court, and you have properly served the Defendant (with the Complaint, summons and accompanying paperwork), and have proof of the same, it is up to the Defendant to decide whether or not he is going to answer within the allotted time frame. If he does not file an Answer within the permitted time, you can ask the Court to default him. As long as you follow the default and related procedures correctly, you will be granted the divorce whether he ever...

  2. Do I need a lawyer to legally take my kids out of state?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Ronald Glenn Lieberman
    2. Devan J Theiler
    2 lawyer answers

    As the other answer indicated, you will need either a Court Order or agreement from your fiancee before removing the children from the State of New Jersey. More specifically, I would caution you to make sure that you get WRITTEN consent from the father (not just verbal). That way, if it was ever challenged in Court, you could produce evidence of his consent. If you cannot obtain his consent, I would recommend that you seek the advice and assistance of counsel in trying to obtain a Court...

  3. Part three of family screwed by system

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Ronald Anthony Sarno
    2. Devan J Theiler
    2 lawyer answers

    In order to best address your question, and provide guidance as to the handling of your matter, it will be critical to have additional information. I recommend that you meet with an attorney to discuss these issues. The information you should have available in order to aide that attorney includes the docket number, any correspondence from DYFS, any court pleadings, etc. It will be particularly important to know the following three things: Has DYFS formally substantiated abuse and/or neglect?...