Mary Elizabeth Smits’s Answers

Mary Elizabeth Smits

Saint Paul Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 7
  1. Pertaining to the previous question regarding my husband finding out he is still married to his wife in NJ

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Mary Elizabeth Smits
    2. David Alexander Browde
    2 lawyer answers

    There is nothing you can do to prevent the county attorney from charging. In the event there is a charge, you should obtain an attorney knowledgeable in the area of Criminal Defense. Do not try to do this yourself.

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  2. Can the mother of my child keep my daughter from me?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Robert A Standke
    2. Mary Elizabeth Smits
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with everything Mr. Standke said and would like to add some thoughts. IF your court order for visits with your child is in MN then you may be able to go to the Judge and get a special emergency Order giving you temporary custody IF your child shows up here this summer and IF she tells you the things that she said last summer. IF you get a temporary Order then that would force Mom to address the issues. IF you have a visitation order from TX AND your child shows up here this...

  3. How do I file for a divorce if I do not know the whereabouts of my husband?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. David Alexander Browde
    2. Mary Elizabeth Smits
    2 lawyer answers

    Depending on the rules in your jurisdiction, it may be possible to get a special court order after filing for divorce to have your spouse served by alternate means. Sometimes it is publication in a legal newspaper serving your area. Or he could be served by mailing to his last known address if that is permitted in your state.

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  4. My soon to be husband wants to adopt my son

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Mary Elizabeth Smits
    1 lawyer answer

    Your son can be adopted by your fiance through a stepparent adoption. It is a fairly easy adoption to do based upon your facts. Sometimes the lawyer will have to do a father's registry search to complete what needs to be done. The proposed father may have to undergo a background check and sometimes there is an in home study that is usually waived if the child has been living with you both. A family lawyer who does stepparent adoptions in your area wouild be the person to contact.

  5. How to compose a formal letter to a lawyer asking them to represent you for an annullment case?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Jason Scott Treguboff
    2. Mary Elizabeth Smits
    2 lawyer answers

    Why not schedule a meeting with the lawyer instead? Sometimes meeting a lawyer face to face will let you know if he/she is the one you want for representation

  6. Can I marry my fiance in a different state while there is a court order against me stating I cant be around her?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Mary Elizabeth Smits
    1 lawyer answer

    No

  7. How do i stop harassment against a woman i have a restraining order on?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Scott Andrew Wineberg
    2. David Matthew Gotzh
    3. Mary Elizabeth Smits
    3 lawyer answers

    This is irritating to say the least. All you can do is keep making police reports and keep taking her to court. If the judge gets mad enough after he sees you enough maybe something will happen.

  8. Time is running out in my divorce for me

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Mary Elizabeth Smits
    1 lawyer answer

    I am unclear about what your exact questions are. You should consult with a divorce attorney immediately in your area and find out what your rights are. Some attorneys will offer a no cost consult. Go now.

  9. I have recently found out that my husband divorced me 7 years ago, I need to have the divorce vacated since we had a minor child

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Mary Elizabeth Smits
    1 lawyer answer

    If the divorce was legally done it is not possible to have it vacated.

  10. What is the formula for determining marital portion of pension

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Mary Elizabeth Smits
    1 lawyer answer

    It is hard to say without looking at your divorce decree.