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Spencer M Hecht

Spencer Hecht’s Answers

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  • Can I qualify for first time homebuyer programs if I move out my home?

    My husband and I argue all the time and the marriage is not working. We have been married for over 20years but have not been getting along since 1998. We were trying to work on our marriage and have adopted a son in 2004. Things are has gotten so...

    Spencer’s Answer

    I am confused because your question sounds like more of a real estate question than a prenuptial issue. In addition your additional information sounds like you are looking to file for divorce. If this is the case, or if you are seeking to file a separation agreement, then I think it is best for you to consult with a family law attorney in your area.

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  • What does certificate of discovery mean? currently going to court for custody.

    The non-custodial parent filed for full custody, child support, and visitation. I have temporary full custody due to a domestic violence protective order. I don't have any money. We used to reside with the non-custodial parent. The non-custodial ...

    Spencer’s Answer

    I would contact the Legal Aide Bureau. They are able to give more detailed advice on what to do inside of your cases circumstances. Their phone number is 1-888-215-5316. A certificate of discovery is normally sent regarding different document production and/or notices of filings done by the attorney. I would carefully read the certificate and see what they are saying they have sent you a copy of.

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  • Do I have the option to win sole physical and legal custody? He wants the fun without the responsibility!

    I want to take my sons father to court for sole physical and legal custody. We both live with our parents.I just graduated college .My son is 3 months We were never married.I am my sons primary caregiver.Throughout my pregnancy he did not help at ...

    Spencer’s Answer

    My first advice is to get a journal and document every visit where he is late and every time he doesn't show up at all, during custody proceedings these dates come in handy. Then I would consult with a family law and custody attorney. Often times where the second parent is not cooperative or engages in faulty behavior there is an open door to draw up an agreement where you are the sole physical custodian. An attorney would definitely be a good asset to have to ensure that you don't end up in a battle that you aren't prepared for and/or are unprepared.

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  • Is it possible to get a divorce/seperation while both spouces live in the same house along with our 14 yr old son?

    My husband and I own our home. He will not leave. As for me leaving there are multiple reasons our son and I can not leave. I am a stay at home mom, I home school our son, I have not worked in the past 14 years and there is no where myself and son...

    Spencer’s Answer

    I would also suggest you visit or consult with an experienced family law attorney in your area to get some additional information regarding your personal situation. A face to face with an attorney allows for the attorney to get more information regarding your situation and advise you accordingly.

    As for the comment regarding the ability for you to remain a stay at home mom. There are certain circumstances where attorneys are more than willing to fight to remain circumstances that are as close to what the child knows as possible. Feel free to take a peek at our website or give us a call for additional information.

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  • Can a 13-year old live with his grandmother if that is his choice, rather than his mother?

    mom has moved to a city that son adamantly does not want to move to. he wants to continue to live with his maternal grandmother in the home he now lives in that has been his home for 10 years and continue going to schools in the local community ...

    Spencer’s Answer

    I think that your best interest would be to see if the mother would agree to sign over either temporary custody or custody to you as the grandparent. The paperwork for this is relatively painless in the case that she is accommodating with your and his request to stay. It would be in your best interest thought to hire a family law attorney who can help draw up and file the paperwork with the court to make the process as painless as possible.

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  • Without a prenup, can I protect assets I have built over my life before meeting and marrying my fiance?

    Assets include savings, IRA, 401K, stocks/bonds, primary residence. Also, I have about $300K in equity in my primary residence and we plan to move within the next couple of years. If I were to use the $300K profit from the residence I've paid on...

    Spencer’s Answer

    I would suggest contacting an attorney who specializes in Divorce and Marital Cases immediately. Drafting prenuptial agreements is relatively inexpensive and protects your assets in the long-run. Feel free to take a peek at our website and contact us for some additional help and information related to your case.

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  • How do we get my friends children back?!

    I'm am going with my best friend to pick up her kids from her separated husband. It is her normal time and day to get them. However, because her daughter starts school tomorrow at a school he does not agree with, he is refusing to let her have the...

    Spencer’s Answer

    There is not really much that the police can do because there is no filed custody order as of yet. I agree that she should contact her attorney to see what they can do for her. The attorney and the client should be in constant communication with each other for the case to be as effective as possible.

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  • Is this legal

    My husband pay child support for his son but he lives with us for over a year now we been taking care of him while his mom still recieve child support money she does not take care of him at all. What do we have to do???

    Spencer’s Answer

    My recommendation would be to filed for modification of custody and related relief. He should not be paying the same amount for child support if the child is permanently living with you as he would if the child was living with the mother full-time. I would suggest to hire an attorney immediately to draft and file a modification order for you and get the amount lowered. Feel free to visit our website for additional information on similar cases.

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  • How can I find out when a couple was issued a divorce decree? Already tried the resident state of MD. They have no record.

    If wife got divorce outside of MD, would MD be aware of this?

    Spencer’s Answer

    Unless a connected order or other connected issues have been filed inside of the Maryland court system, they will not usually have record of an out of state divorce. There may be record in the online database for the previous civil court the divorce was filed in, which would be her previous county.

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  • Can I fight for full custody of my daughter?

    since her father hasnt been here for the whole pregnancy and was on marajuana and other drugs throughout the first half of it, and now he suddenly wants in, and hes bi polar severly without medication

    Spencer’s Answer

    Anytime it is your own flesh and blood you can of course fight for not only custody but what will keep them the safest. In cases such as yours, a number of considerations can be seen. The State of Maryland often looks at everything from employment to the housing situation and beyond in cases of custody. So the short answer to your general question is yes you can fight for custody. Feel free to check out our website for some answers to other questions regarding filing and feel free to contact us if you need someone to fight on your side.

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