Matthew Robert Arnold’s Answers

Matthew Robert Arnold

Charlotte Alimony Lawyer.

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  1. My question is about separation and divorce. My husband and I are separated and are having horrible problems.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew Robert Arnold
    2. Lloyd T. Kelso
    2 lawyer answers

    I urge you to talk with an experienced family law attorney as soon as possible. In separation and divorce cases, time can often be of the essence. The passage of time can, in many instances, have a detrimental effect on your legal rights and your legal position. If you schedule an initial consultation with an experienced divorce lawyer, then you can bounce all of your questions off of them and make sure that your legal rights are protected. Best of luck!

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  2. How to gain permanat custody for a minor child...currently hold temporary non preduj custody, not the birth parent.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew Robert Arnold
    1 lawyer answer

    As you probably already know, cases like yours can be very complex. A parent's right to parent their child is constitutionally protected. Also, there are laws in place which impact how custody cases are handled (and to what extent they may proceed) when a member of the armed forces is deployed. As in all custody cases, the details are very important and will weigh heavily on the outcome. There are very important details, beyond those in your post, which will likely have an impact on how...

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  3. I have my son with a guardian. Can i get full custody do to the fact that the guardian is unfit living off wefare checks?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew Robert Arnold
    1 lawyer answer

    It is difficult to say without seeing your paperwork and knowing more about your case. But, based on the information you shared, it seems like you may be able to file Motion to Modify Custody. Under North Carolina law, you would have to show that there has been a substantial change in circumstances affecting your child which occurred since the entry of your Order. If you could meet this burden, then the Court would again be empowered to rule based upon the best interests of your child. You...

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  4. My son has been put in theraraputic foster care and my parents have custody, there is a visitation schedule but I can't see him

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Robert Arnold
    1 lawyer answer

    From the looks of it, you have a tremendously complex child custody case. In my opinion, it would be next to impossible for any attorney to give you any meaningful guidance on this, or any other, website. Child custody cases, especially those with foster parents and child protective services, can be very nuanced. You really should go talk with a child custody attorney as soon as possible.

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  5. Do I have a personal injury case?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Robert Arnold
    2. Michel C. Daisley
    3. John Gus Zgourides
    4. Paul Y. Lee
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree that you should "clam up" - tend to and document your injuries - and get yourself in to see a personal injury lawyer asap. Can't really judge the strength of your case without more detail. But it sounds like it is worth evaluating properly. Good luck!

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  6. Can I take my sons father back to court?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew Robert Arnold
    1 lawyer answer

    Filing a Motion for Order to Appear and Show Cause (for Contempt) might be an option. The Court has the power to hold a parent in criminal or civil contempt of Court if they willfully fail to comply with an Order of the Court. If held in contempt, a parent can be fined or imprisoned. Another option might be to file a Motion to Modify Custody. There are other options which might fit. You really should consult with an experienced child custody lawyer to review your paperwork and discuss your...

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  7. Can I get a restraining order against my wife for our 3 year old?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Robert Arnold
    2. Glenn S. Doyle
    2 lawyer answers

    You need to talk with a family law attorney pronto. Based on your description, you may be in violation of whatever Order was entered previously. If so, she may be able to use it against you now that things are flaring up again. Domestic Violence Protective Orders (even if entered by consent) can be like playing with fire because, among other things, a violation can result in an independent criminal charge (even if the alleged violation would not otherwise be criminal). Also, it sounds like...

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  8. MY WIFE AND I ARE GOING THRU A DIVORCE THE HOUSE IS IN BOTH OUR NAMES BUT THE MOTHER INLAW GAVE US 60,000 WHO GETS THE HOUSE

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Robert Arnold
    2. Robert Ricci
    2 lawyer answers

    For you, the devil will be in the details. You really need to engage the services of an experienced family law attorney. Some of the information which the attorney will likely want to know is: 1) When was the house purchased in relation to the dates of marriage and separation? 2) Was there any sort of formal paperwork associated with the gift or loan? 3) How exactly is the property titled (on the Deed, not the Deed of Trust)? 4) Is there any notation of mother-in-law's...

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  9. I have been separated from my husband for 9yrs and we have a child he denies.What can I do?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Robert Arnold
    2. Angela White McIlveen
    3. Yolanda Michelle Trotman
    3 lawyer answers

    This may or may not be the answer for which you were looking. But, you really need to talk with a competent family law attorney. You likely have numerous options. But, which is right for you will be a very fact specific and personal decision. It seems like you are eligible for an Absolute Divorce under North Carolina law. Also, you may want to talk to the attorney about terminating parental rights (TPR) or possibly going after retroactive child support. Obviously, there may be other...

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  10. ONCE SEPERATION PAPERS ARE FILED CAN MY HUSBAND SUE FOR CHANGES?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Matthew Robert Arnold
    2. Eric Zev Reimer
    2 lawyer answers

    It is unclear from your question what sort of documents were actually signed. If the two of you are divorced and neither of you have filed for spousal support or equitable distribution (or settled them by written agreement), then he's probably not going to be able to raise those claims later. You should talk to a family law attorney as soon as possible so they can review what you have signed and tell you where things stand.

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