Christina M Bayne’s Answers

Christina M Bayne

Glen Burnie Family Law Attorney.

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  1. I have to reply in written response by pleading or motion within 30 days after i was served divorce papers. what does that mean?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Thomas C Valkenet
    2. Christina M Bayne
    3. Scott Michael Swafford
    3 lawyer answers

    If you are unable to afford an attorney, there are court forms that are available at the court house in your jurisdiction to fill out. It appears that you live in Anne Arundel County Maryland. If that is the case the forms are at the Clerk's office at the Circuit Court and there are volunteer attorneys that are available in the law library to assist you with the completion of these forms. If you have contested issues, such as custody, alimony, and/or property issues, I strongly urge you to...

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  2. Can I the biological mother request courts to supervised visitation if father doesn't know the minor child???

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Gene DeHaven
    2. Christina M Bayne
    3. David Raymond Mahood
    3 lawyer answers

    In cases where a father has no relationship with a very young child, assuming you are a fit and proper person to have custody, his visitation will generally start supervised and will be phased in. Without knowing more information or what can be proven it is hard to say how the phase in visitation will be set. You should discuss more details with a family law attorney.

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  3. This is pertaining to visitation and custody. Please see below for all details.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christina M Bayne
    2. David Raymond Mahood
    2 lawyer answers

    Your ex-wife is legally obligated to follow all of the terms of a court order or divorce agreement. Unfortunately, even if she has given you a better schedule or better access verbally you can not enforce it. If you want to change the schedule based on what you have been getting you need to file for modification of visitation. If she denies you court ordered visitation then you need to file for contempt of court and ask for make up visitation.

  4. My daughter will turn 18 in July and is enrolled in College...Can I apply for Child Support to be continued?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Larry Jason Feldman
    2. Christina M Bayne
    3. Hillary Johns
    3 lawyer answers

    Maryland law only provides for child support until the age of 18, graduation from high school, however, not past the age of 19. Therefore, since your daughter graduated from high school, her father can not be ordered to pay child support. College is not considered a secondary school.

  5. MD legal sep. Agreement signed while I was under extreme duress in Sept., 2010. We are now living together part time.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Gene DeHaven
    2. Christina M Bayne
    2 lawyer answers

    The act of having sexual relations with your spouse after signing a Separation Agreement typically does not void the contract. I would have to examine the Agreement, however, typically, attorney's include a reconciliation clause that provides that even if you reconcile, the Agreement is enforceable. If you claim that you executed the Agreement in duress you need to either agree to rescind the Agreement or file a Motion To Set Aside the Agreement with the court.

  6. How do I file a garnishment for a judgement awarded by a judge for attorney's fees for court costs against my ex-husband?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Thomas C Valkenet
    2. Larry Jason Feldman
    3. Christina M Bayne
    3 lawyer answers

    In addition to the information provided by the other two attorneys, I wanted to add that you can request a writ of garnishment of your ex-husband's wages and/or bank accounts. You will need to know the address of his employer or the bank where he has accounts to execute the garnishments.

  7. Is it comtempt if a non custodial parent moves with out notifying the custodial parent, and asked the child to keep it a secret?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Christina M Bayne
    1 lawyer answer

    It depends on what your court order specifically states. A contempt action is brought to try to enforce a court order. If the court order does not require a parent to provide an updated address then that parent can not be held in contempt. Nevertheless, Judges in all counties do not look kindly upon any parent moving and keeping it a secret from the other parent. Each parent should know contact information for the other parent in case of an emergency whether or not it is in a court order.