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Lori Noel Bovee

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  • Military Questions: retirement pay 10/10 rule.

    Quote Wife shall receive 50 percent of husband's military retirement benefits. Wife and NOT counsel shall be responsible to prepare and file the appropriate Military Qualifying Court Order (MQCO) to perfect her interest herein. Husband and...

    Lori’s Answer

    the 10/10 rule just means DFAS wont pay her directly if you weren't married for 10 years during your service. the court can still order you to pay her directly her marital share of the pension.

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  • 18 year old

    Can an 18 year old boy be kicked out of the house? If he does leave, do the parents have to allow him back?

    Lori’s Answer

    You may be able to kick him out but would likely still be liable for child support to him until he is 21 unless he is deemed emancipated. One basis for emancipation could be withdrawal from parental control. You should speak to a family attorney to discuss your specific case before taking any action. Good luck.

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  • Can I file a restraining order (family court) against my ex wife boyfriend for abusing my kids & forcing himself into my house?

    My ex wife's boyfriend has forced himself into my house and pushed me around while my kids where with me they where scared and crying. I have called the police and there is a record of that. He also has slapped my son in the face and I found that...

    Lori’s Answer

    I agree with counsel,however i would also add, that you may be able to get a custody order stating that this man can't be present during your ex-wife's parenting time by filing to modify your custody order.

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  • 18yrs of age-Senior in HS - will support continue for college years & is father resp for college?

    My daughter just turned 18 - senior in high school. will her father be responsible for any college money and will he have to pay support to me as long as she is in college? i didn't see anyting in the divorce papers regarding college so if i nee...

    Lori’s Answer

    Child support goes to the age of 21 unless agreed otherwise. You can file a petition for contribution to college expenses in family court in addition to regular child supprt.

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  • The principal of my son's school signed an Affidavit and was interrogated by my husband's lawyer - is that legal for the lawyer?

    There is a custody battle. My son's principal wrote an affidavit praising me for my devotion to my son's education and condemning my husband for refusing to pay tuition and having no contact with the school concerning my son. My husband's lawyer p...

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    if the principal has not been subpoenaed, your husband's lawyer is free to speak with him about the case. If he has been subpoenaed, then your husband's lawyer can't call him and question him or it could be considered tampering with a witness. The principal isn't really your witness until he has been subpoenaed.

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  • Termanation of perrental rights

    it i want no part in this child then include that i wouldn't be financially reponsible for this yet to born child and she agrees to the terms and signs the contract is it binding and can i then have it noteirized

    Lori’s Answer

    In NY, you cant voluntarily terminate your parental rights to get out of child support unless the child is adopted. So in short no, this would not be binding as it is against public policy and she could still sue you for child support.

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  • My husband's lawyer is doing a lot of illegal things - witness intimidation, suppressing evidence, etc. I would like to contact

    I would like to contact other women who have been victimized by this lawyer. Is there a way to find out what cases this lawyer has been a party to and contact the opposing parties? I feel with more women complaining about this lawyer, we can get h...

    Lori’s Answer

    I have to respectfully disagree with my colleagues. If this is family court, those records are sealed and you cannot access them unless you are a party or attorney of record. If this is criminal court, that may be a different story. Your efforts would probably be best utilized focusing on your own case. Good luck.

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  • Can I file for appeal or motion to readdress a final family court order which I disagree with?

    Can I file for appeal or motion to readdress a final family court order which I agreed to under pressure from attorney, but disagree with?

    Lori’s Answer

    First you would need to move to vacate the order based on some type of improper consent (coercion, duress, unconscionability). If the motion is denied, you can appeal the denial but that's it. Keep in mind that vacating on these reasons is extremely difficult. You'd be better off trying to modify with a change of circumstances.

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  • I DIDN'T SHOW UP TO MY COURT DAY

    THE ADVICE THAT I WAS GIVING WAS NOT TO SHOW TO MY NEXT COURT DAY AND IT WILL BE DISMISSED BUT INSTEAD IT WAS EXTENDED.IS THEIR ANYTHING I CAN DO KNOW TO GET THIS DISMISSED?

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    Sounds like this is a family offense petition in family court. If so, write a letter to the court copying the opposing counsel and child's attorney if applicable, asking for the petition to be withdrawn and the order of protection to be vacated. The court will usually comply.

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  • Where can I find good legal help with very low income?

    Two children. I have primary custody & we have joint 50/50. Their father, Chris, pays $216 biweekly. My live in boyfriend committed suicide in July 2013. Chris acted very supportive, saying he would take the children for as long I needed and I cou...

    Lori’s Answer

    You can apply for assigned counsel on the custody matter.

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