Carolyn Mary Grimes’s Answers

Carolyn Mary Grimes

Alexandria Family Law Attorney.

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  1. What happens when your spouse refuses to come to an agreement concerning custody of your child before you file for divorce?

    Answered 25 days ago.

    1. Carolyn Mary Grimes
    2. Anthony I Shin
    2 lawyer answers

    Generally, if parties cannot agree, then they need to file in Court and have a judge decide. You may want to try mediation before you file in Court---and many Court systems require you to try mediation before the Court will hear your case.

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  2. I got married when I come USA.my 2nd marriage took place before I got my divorce final decree. Will my 2nd marriage still valid

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Carolyn Mary Grimes
    2. Andrew Russell Page
    3. Robert Ricci
    4. Leslie E. Fourton
    4 lawyer answers

    If you were married to some one else at the time of your marriage to the 2nd person in the United States, your 2nd marriage is not valid under Virginia law. You need to be sure you are divorced from the 1st person and then you would be able to marry the 2nd person. Based on the facts as you present them, you are not married to the 2nd person under VA law.

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  3. How choose between 2 Divorce lawyer?1 less expensive, younger & Exultant reviews. Other "Good" review,season & $$$. knows judges

    Answered 25 days ago.

    1. Travis Ryan Van Hook
    2. Paul Michael Winget-Hernandez
    3. Carolyn Mary Grimes
    4. Andrew Y. Kim
    4 lawyer answers

    Experienced attorneys generally charge more---but you need to be able to work with the attorney you hire, so meet with the ones you are considering and decide after an in person meeting. it is not a matter of a lawyer knowing a judge but rather being known for being a good lawyer.

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  4. My dauther's father is unemployed, will he still be ordered to pay child support based on what he used to make?

    Answered 25 days ago.

    1. Andrew Russell Page
    2. Carolyn Mary Grimes
    3. Anna Bristle
    3 lawyer answers

    If you have no support order and no paternity established, you need to act on those fronts right away. HIs prior income could be used to impute income to him for support purposes, but that depends on a number of factors.

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  5. I am joint on a mortgage with my ex fiance and he refuses to pay anymore.

    Answered 25 days ago.

    1. Carolyn Mary Grimes
    1 lawyer answer

    You should consult a lawyer about this matter and bring the mortgage, deed and any other documents related to the house to the consult. Depending on how the house is titled, you ay be able to sue your ex to receive the house, or a portion of it--but that may require selling the house.

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  6. I need to file a motion to reinstate a divorce decree. The Child support issues have to be resolved.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Carolyn Mary Grimes
    2. Daniel Seth Williams
    2 lawyer answers

    It is not really a question of reinstating the divorce decree. If your divorced decree addressed child support, a child support modification motion may be filed in Circuit Court.

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  7. When your spouse is deported how do you go about getting a divorce?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Carolyn Mary Grimes
    1 lawyer answer

    The short answer is that you can file for divorce once one year of separation has occurred and either have him served where he lives (even if out of the country) or if you cannot find or serve him, have him served with the divorce by publication (which is an order of court and a notice in the newspaper). It takes a bit of time but you can eventually be divorced. The greater question is probably whether you will be able to obtain child support from him and any custody arrangements, but you would...

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  8. Need a divorce from my wife as soon as possible?she is refusing to co-operate or sign the divorce paper

    Answered 25 days ago.

    1. Lu Aloupas
    2. Carolyn Mary Grimes
    3. Tony Anthony
    4. Andrew Y. Kim
    4 lawyer answers

    Consult with a lawyer to move this case forward. if there are any property or debt issues, those would need to be addressed but if not, you will still need to consult an attorney on the best way to file for a divorce, whether on grounds or separation, if you have been separated long enough.

  9. VA divorce 9yrs ago. Found overlooked stocks in both names today. Do I have to share with X? Statute of limitations apply?

    Answered 25 days ago.

    1. Anna Bristle
    2. Andrew Russell Page
    3. Carolyn Mary Grimes
    3 lawyer answers

    It is not really a statute of limitations issue. Rather it matters if there was an agreed upon property division and a written agreement or of a judge decided on how to divide your property. You will likely need to consult a lawyer about this matter--and bring all of the paperwork!

  10. What date is used to split my 401k - date of separtation or today (settlement)?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Carolyn Mary Grimes
    2. Theodore W. Robinson
    2 lawyer answers

    Marital rights in each other's retirement assets stop accruing legally as of the date of separation, but usually that amount is adjusted by the growth or decline on the account through the date of actual separation. If you are no longer employed with the company with which you had the 401(k), and you roll it over to an IRA, then you do not need a QDRO for the IRA to IRA transfer, but you must meet the criteria to rollover your 401(k). You also need to look at tming issues with the divorce and...

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