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Robert Walter Dapelo

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  • I am the mother of a 17 year daughter who left my home to live with boyfriend my ex husband giuves me 600.00 child support am i

    still required to receive child support even if she has left my home

    Robert’s Answer

    If the child's father makes application to terminate support it will be terminated if he courts decides that the child no longer lives with you.

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  • Petty theft

    please help my case is i was arrrested for the first time all my life in new york city for a petty theft.that happened 1 year and half ago and after i got fingerprinted in the police department ,i had been transferred to the court where the judge...

    Robert’s Answer

    It appears that you were granted an ACD. This means that the matter was dismissed and you will not have a criminal record.

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  • Can i get legal aid attorney for divorce?

    i will not be able to pay for a lawyer..

    Robert’s Answer

    Legal aid does not handle divorces cases in New York. You should be able to find a modest means attorney to help with your matter.

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  • I want to get a divorce and want my husband to give me some type of alimony.

    My husband cheated on me, and I want to get a divorce, but I'm currently unemployed and have been like this for a year now since he is in the mlitary and I had to relocate to NY and have not been able to to get a job ever since the move here. Howe...

    Robert’s Answer

    New York is changing the divorce maintenance formulas during the pendency of a matrimonial action as of October 13th. If you are not employed your husband will be forced to pay you maintenance under the new formula. You should contact an attorney to be advised of all rights.

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  • With joint custody if i leave the state what happens

    I am divorced and have joint custody of my 5yr old son can i still have joint custody of my son if i move to another state

    Robert’s Answer

    Yes you can have joint custody and still move to another state and retain joint custody. Where you live does not control. What controls is your interaction with you child. If you do not actively continue to participate in the childs life, the other parent may go to court and seek to have joint custody changed to sole legal custody.

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  • Criminal mischeaf in the forth degree. PLEASE HELP

    I kicked and broke my wife's bmw's window. im charged with a criminal mischief in the fourth degree. damage is worth $1000. she is my wife but we are separated, not by paper tho. what is a possible punishment? how much damage could that do to my r...

    Robert’s Answer

    A good criminal attorney can resolve this matter for you without jail time and without having a criminal record. Do not turn yourself in without an attorney. It could adversely affect you criminal case.

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  • Is my house marital or separate property of my husband in NYS?

    My husband bought our house two months before our marriage; we have been married 22 years and I have lived in this house. We have no children at home. It is a second marriage. He lived in an apartment in NYC also during the marriage. Is the house ...

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    If you can prove that the house was purchased in anticipation of the marriage, and with joint assets you may be able to have the house declared marital property. It is very important that this be taken into consideration prior to filing any divorce papers with the court.

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  • Will having a criminal record keep me from gaining full or joint custody of my son?

    I want to leave my girlfriend, but she is using our son to manipulate me into staying with her. She will not allow me to see him if I choose to move out. I want as much time as possible with him when I'm not working. She stated that I would need t...

    Robert’s Answer

    Your criminal record will not affect your chance for custody if you can prove that she uses drug and/or alcohol in front of your child. You should get the best attorney you can. it will be a tough fight.

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  • A state official changed statements without your knowledge can a lawyer seapena the officials hard drive without going to trial

    my boyfriend and i gave statements to a state official and our statements were changed and they refused to give a copy of statement now there are statements of what we didnt say can a lawyer seapena the hard drive of the state official that took t...

    Robert’s Answer

    If there is a pending criminal or civil action pending then an attorney may subpoena the records of the government official and/or request the court to allow a forensic computer expert to review the hard drive of the computer to determine if any statement was changed.

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  • I am being charge for grand larceny ,dis is my first arrest but im 18 wat do u think is gonna happen

    there chargin me for grand larceny for a cell phone that isnt above 500.00

    Robert’s Answer

    You need to have an attorney. If this is your first arrest you may be able to get permission to perform community service and obtain an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal.

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