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Daniel S. Bullard

Daniel Bullard’s Answers

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  • How long do I have to pay marital support in NC.

    I have been paying voluntarily since 2008.Now divorced and still paying.There is no court order to pay.Can I either get it reduced or terminated.My ex refuses to find employment claiming medical reasons but will not file for disability,saying that...

    Daniel’s Answer

    You said you are divorced and there is no court order. Unless you are paying under an obligation set out in a Separation Agreement, you have no obligation to pay.

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  • What can my boyfriend do to reduce his child support payments? He is unable to make enough to support himself and our household

    My boyfriend has a child support order that is taking a lot of his income due to back pay from when he was unemployed . Due to this he is unable to pay bills and support our household . What are his options ? He is paying at least double what h...

    Daniel’s Answer

    Unfortunately, the ability to see the child and the obligation to pay support are separate issues. One does not affect the other. However, he can file a motion to modify his support payments. An attorney would be best able to help him do this, but if he cannot afford one, he can contact the local child support enforcement office and they will have preprinted forms he can use to proceed pro se.

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  • My ex was granted temporary custody in 2012 and I want to know how hard will it be for me to gain custody at permanent trial

    He told a bunch of lies during first case and they also gave him pity because he has lupus and told them he was in "remission" but yet since the trial he is now on disability has had stints and been in the hospital a couple of times and my daughte...

    Daniel’s Answer

    If it was in fact a temporary custody order, you can probably ask the Court to revist the case and enter a different order based on more complete evidence. It would be best for you to obtain an attorney to assit you. At a minimum, you need to have witnesses at trial who can testify to their observations of his medical condition and more importantly, how it affects his ability to care for the child. Your daughter may be able to testify to give her opinion to the Court if she is of a suitable age. Many judges have a cut off of about eight years old as to the ag that they will speak to a child, but your particular judge will have his or her opinion on that issue. Again, it sounds like you really need an attorney's assistance if you can afford one.

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  • What do i need to do if father of my 2 year old wants to sign over his parental custody, but continue to see the child?

    the father just got released from prison this month, he is a registered sex offender, he has a bad record. he is violent, but never hit me nor the child.

    Daniel’s Answer

    North Carolina courts will not allow a parent to "sign over" his parental rights without a judicial hearing to determine if there is a statutory basis for that parent's rights to be terminated, and whether it is in the child's best interest that this occur. This legal process is called a Petition to Terminate Parental Rights (TPR). A family law attorney practicing in your area can help you. At a minimum, you should consult an attorney about at least getting a custody order if you do not have one.

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