Joan Amendola Coulter’s Answers

Joan Amendola Coulter

Saint Louis Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 9
  1. My husband left me homeless, he took the car also. He filed for divorce. I am currently unemployed. What do I do?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joan Amendola Coulter
    2. J. Richard Kulerski
    2 lawyer answers

    If he filed for divorce and you have been served you should have either his address or the address of his attorney. It is important that you file an "Answer" with the court. You can do this yourself but it is preferable to have an attorney do it. This is the best way to insure that you get some of the marital assets. you may also be entitled to some maintenance for your husband.

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  2. Hello, i am a grandmother and i would like to know i do i go about getting guardianship of my grandsons

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joan Amendola Coulter
    2. Leonard Komen
    3. Denise Leydon Harvey
    3 lawyer answers

    I strongly suggest that you hire an attorney who has experience in Petitioning for Guardianship of a minor. You may have to prove that the parent is unfit, unwilling or unable to care for the children if she does not consent to the Guardianship.

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  3. Someone had an restraint order against me. call me am i allowed to call them back?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joan Amendola Coulter
    2. Lisa Douglas
    3. Timothy Ryan Brown
    4. Elizabeth Jones
    4 lawyer answers

    The best thing you can do is contact the court and get a copy of the restraining order. Then you will know exactly what it says and how long it is in place.

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  4. If not specified, does a judgement in a family access motion affect any other aspects of original Parenting Plan?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joan Amendola Coulter
    2. M. Todd Miller
    2 lawyer answers

    Generally speaking, if no other areas of the parenting plan were ruled upon, they stay in full force and effect.

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  5. Can my wife get a restraining order against me to not see my kids?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joan Amendola Coulter
    2. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    3. Matthew Thomas Majeski
    3 lawyer answers

    I strongly suggest you meet with an attorney with experience in family law matters to advise you on how best to proceed. If you wife obtains an ex parte order of protection from the court it may contain provisions that you cannot see your children and you must continue to pay the household bills until the matter is brought before a judge for a hearing.

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  6. Can I gain access to my brain damage bed ridden 73yr dad, his 53yr wife is refusing me entrance. I feel he is being neglected.

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Joan Amendola Coulter
    2. April Marie Mclaughlin
    3. Elizabeth Taylor Herd
    4. David Ian Schoen
    4 lawyer answers

    You might consider filing or guardianship of you father. Talk to an attorney in your area for more information.

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  7. I'm getting divorced. Should I get an attorney to protect myself?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joan Amendola Coulter
    2. Saundra Janelle McDowell
    3. C. Curran Coulter
    3 lawyer answers

    Since you are preparing for a dissolution of marriage the last person you should take advice from is your spouse. I strongly suggest you get independent counsel who will have both your and your children's best interest at the forefront of the advice he/she gives you. Your attorney can request that your husband pay your attorney's fees when the petition is filed.

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  8. Step parent adoption

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joan Amendola Coulter
    2. M. Todd Miller
    2 lawyer answers

    Service by Publication is allowed if you have exhausted other ways to find and serve the opposing party. You will need to file documents with the court proving that you tried to find him by other routes and then get permission to file by publication..

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  9. Can you file for joint custody and joint legal custody allin the same case or motion or are they seperate?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joan Amendola Coulter
    2. Sherri Lynne Edwards
    3. Deborah G. Fiss
    3 lawyer answers

    You are correct in saying that there are two types of custody-legal and physical. It makes the most sense to resolve both in the same court action as the same case.

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  10. Do I need to pay my ex back? Do I need an attorney? My Ex is about to file a motion of contempt on me from our Divorce decree.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joan Amendola Coulter
    2. John Naumovski
    2 lawyer answers

    I would suggest you definitely hire an attorney to help you with this matter. Contempt of Court is not to be taken lightly. An attorney can best help you explore your options before you make any agreements with your ex.

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