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Christopher T. Anderson

New York Business Attorney.

Contributor Level 14
  1. What's the 1st step for a divorce?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Christopher T. Anderson
    2. Elazar Aryeh
    2 lawyer answers

    Hello. I am sorry the first response was a) from a lawyer outside the jurisdiction and b) clearly did not read your question. From your posting, I understand you live in Georgia You do not state where your wife is living. The first step is to check with your wife to see if you have agreement as to all issues. That will make life far simpler, and less expensive. If so, look for a firm (such as mine) that does uncontested divorces in your area. If not, you will need to file for...

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  2. What rights do i have??

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Christopher T. Anderson
    2. Paula Jeanette Mcgill
    3. Donald Lamar Cobb
    3 lawyer answers

    If you have properly legitimized, you have the rights of a natural parent. What rights are you looking for? If you seek custodial rights, it is best you get this clarified by a court, and not take any unilateral actions. Consult with a competent attorney experienced in this area. Many (like me) offer a free initial consultation.

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  3. My divorce attorney will not return phone calls, emails, has postponed 2 mediation dates, and padded the latest invoice.

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Christopher T. Anderson
    2. Donald Lamar Cobb
    3. Paula Jeanette Mcgill
    4. Naomi T Stal
    5. Glen Edward Ashman
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    This sounds unfortunate. Of course, it is impossible to judge from where I sit whether your lawyer's recent challenges in moving your case along are legitmate (which they may be) or signs of a bigger problem. I like to recommend that you confront your attorney with this situation prior to taking any action to dismiss him/her. This may be a case of expectations setting and explanation of process ... or it could be that you simply need another lawyer. The other lawyers clearly spell out...

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  4. Do I need an attorney to set up a child support order.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Christopher T. Anderson
    2. Lisa Ann Johnson
    3. Donald Lamar Cobb
    3 lawyer answers

    Child Support Enforcement has no duty to you whatsoever. If you want to be treated fairly, get a lawyer to advise and represent you.

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  5. Grounds for divorce advise on how to proceed

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Christopher T. Anderson
    2. David Alexander Browde
    2 lawyer answers

    Do not abandon hope without at least consulting, in person, with a New York State lawyer who focuses on matrimonial law. With a full understanding of your situation, s/he may be able to suggest options that would work for you!

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  6. Can a court order for visitation be modified or reduced?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Christopher T. Anderson
    2. Jennifer Nichole Johnson
    2 lawyer answers

    The court is authorized to modify visitation at all times. The facts as you describe them sound like grounds for changing something. Does your order not specify that he must provide you information about his location and where the child will be overnight? If so, then he may be in contempt. You should consult with an attorney to understand your best options in this situation.

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  7. Last child 18 is heading to college. 3 weeks away from orientation - spouse decides he wont co-sign. Can I sign?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Christopher T. Anderson
    2. David Alexander Browde
    2 lawyer answers

    It is based upon the income of the parent(s) legally responsible for the child. Usually this is both.

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  8. Non Contested / Contested

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Christopher T. Anderson
    2. Suzanne Temple Prescott
    3. Donald Lamar Cobb
    3 lawyer answers

    Regretfully, you do not include enough information for an answer. I would need to know - did you file a complaint? - has an answer been filed. - have you signed a settlement agreement settling all issues of divorce, custody, alimony and child support? Based on these responses, and possibly some follow ups, an attorney with whom you consult should be able to guide you. I recommend you speak with an attorney experienced in this area of the law without delay.

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  9. Marriage annulled - wants to retain married name - pregnant with different father

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Christopher T. Anderson
    2. Donald Lamar Cobb
    2 lawyer answers

    Your question leaves too many questions unanswered to provide any meaningful advice here. You say you are "annulled since 2009." Is this when the judge signed the annullment? Was the marriage annulled ab initio? Where will you be delivering the baby? Who is the father? Does he know? Pending answers to some of these questions, you should be able to name the baby anything you like.

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  10. Can I change the locks on the house?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Christopher T. Anderson
    2. Damon Sharad Bivek
    2 lawyer answers

    You need to file for divorce, separate maintenance, or some other action in which you can get an Order regarding the marital property, and who has access to what. Until then, you are on shaky ground regarding marital property.

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