Thomas K. Mallon’s Answers

Thomas K. Mallon

Baltimore Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 11
  1. Can a lawyer from a different county (Howard) represent me (Carroll) for separation/divorce?

    Answered 17 days ago.

    1. Evan Michael Koslow
    2. Thomas K. Mallon
    3. Jeffrey B Henry
    4. David Raymond Mahood
    4 lawyer answers

    The shorts answers are yes and yes. Attorney's are licensed to practice in a particular state. So any Maryland Attorney can practice (or represent you) in any county or jurisdiction. As for child support, both parent have an obligation to support your child. If the child lives with you, then he is obligated to pay child support. That is true no matter if he earns more than you or not. The only time it becomes and issue is if you share physical custody equally. Then who ever earns more...

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  2. Can a judge in Maryland order my 15 yo son to go to a specific public school until he finishes high school?

    Answered 16 days ago.

    1. Thomas K. Mallon
    2. Evan Michael Koslow
    3. David Raymond Mahood
    4. Gordana Schifanelli
    4 lawyer answers

    First talk to the other parent and discuss it with them. Then if the other parent is objecting, you would have the final say. But you never know and should at least ask the other parent. The two of you loved each other enough at one point to have a child together. Keep talking and discussing your son and his future. Sure it is difficult, but always worth the effort.

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  3. Alimony, postnup. legal separation

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Thomas K. Mallon
    2. Jessica Lynn Russell
    3. Jody R. Pollara
    4. Gerard F Miles
    4 lawyer answers

    Post nuptial agreements are analyzed by the courts based on contract law and not family law, because a post nuptial agreement is a contract between you and your husband. The first set in obtaining what you are asking for, would be to have the agreement set-aside or invalidated for some reason. Keep in mind that the court's focus will be on things like did both parties enter into the agreement freely and voluntarily, was one party or the other under duress or coerced prior to entering into the...

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  4. Can I get a court order granted for access to a property to get my personal items?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Bennett James Wills
    2. Thomas K. Mallon
    3. Ryan Christopher Atwell
    3 lawyer answers

    Absolutely, if your wife is represented by an attorney, you may wish to call him/her and see if you can make informal arrangements to retrieve your belongings. If that still does not work, you may obtain a court order in which to do so. If it comes to that, its usually a good idea to notify and bring the police at the appointed time.

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  5. Attorney using another name

    Answered 24 days ago.

    1. Thomas K. Mallon
    2. Evan Michael Koslow
    3. Michael Charles Doland
    3 lawyer answers

    The short answer is "No", the attorney does not have to be re-sworn.

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  6. My boyfriend filed for divorce, his spouse was served in January 2014. She won't sign the papers.

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey B Henry
    2. Thomas K. Mallon
    3. Neil William Tyra
    4. Robert Ricci
    4 lawyer answers

    Your boyfriend needs to file A request for Order of Default. If he needs help with that he should call an attorney or ask the clerks office for some assistance. They may even have a form for him.

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  7. Requesting a "Best interest attorney"?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Jay B. Shuster
    2. Bennett James Wills
    3. Thomas K. Mallon
    4. Evan Michael Koslow
    4 lawyer answers

    Typically when the court requires a Best Interest Attorney for the Minor Child, they typically split the fees equally between the parties. So ultimately it depends on what the Best Interest Attorney was retained for and how much they need to do in the particular case..

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  8. Can my ex husband re dividing the properties?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Brandy Ann Peeples
    2. Evan Michael Koslow
    3. Thomas K. Mallon
    3 lawyer answers

    All issues of your divorce were concluded and decided at the time of your divorce. There is an extra 90 day window of time disposing of assets, but that time has come and gone. Since you cannot get the matter resolved through court action, you may consider the use of a mediator or arbitrator if the two of you can agree to binding arbitration or mediation in advance. This agreement should be in writing along with the final settlement agreement.

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  9. Can I buy a house in Maryland when I am legally separated from my husband?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Thomas K. Mallon
    2. David Raymond Mahood
    3. Gerard F Miles
    3 lawyer answers

    The short answer to your question is yes, you can buy a house on your own. The question you are not asking it what concerns me more, and that is, "How will the buying of a house affect my divorce" or "Is my husband entitled to anything because of it". These are much more complicated questions and allow for arguments on both sides depending on the totality of all the facts and circumstances in your case. What it is going to boil down to is what is fair in your situation. If you are using...

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  10. "Visitation travel expenses"

    Answered 8 days ago.

    1. Samantha Protokowicz Rodier
    2. Sarah Michelle Gable
    3. Thomas K. Mallon
    4. Evan Michael Koslow
    5. Gordana Schifanelli
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Vacations and presents are gifts to the children and not child support. Travel for visitation certainly is an expense that should be taken into account, but any amounts for vacation and gift should not be included in that number.

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