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  • Am I responsible for: husband's debt. cc in his name only extremely maxed out. He also has large loan with his mother

    Husband has addictive personality behavior that I can prove...porn, gambling, travel, shopping. Could this help my case?

    Lisa’s Answer

    If the credit card is in your husband's name only, you are not liable to the creditor for the debt, however, in family court all debt that is incurred during the marriage is considered marital debt and even though the debt is only in your husband's name, that does not necessarily mean that the Court will consider the debt only your husband's debt, if you decide to dissolve your marriage. The Judge will have to decide the nature of the debt and who is responsible for repayment in terms of the divorce. So no, you are not liable to a creditor, however, you may be responsible to help pay off the debt, if the Judge enters an order for you to do so in the divorce.

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  • As a paternal grandparent, do I have any rights by law, allowing visitation, and or contact of any type with my granddaughter?

    Am I at the complete and total mercy of DFS / case worker? My granddaughter was taken by DFS during visitation with her father. And placed with the fathers mother by DFS. The mother, "my daughter" has custody, of my granddaughter. DFS refuses to...

    Lisa’s Answer

    Yes you have rights as a grandparent. However, you will have to participate in whatever juvenile case is filed that is giving DFS the authority to determine who gets to visit with your granddaughter. There should be what is called a protective custody hearing in Juvenile Court to determine who will have custody of your granddaughter from now until whatever issue that caused your granddaughter to be taken into custody by DFS is rectified.

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  • Can I take my ex to court for failure to pay court-ordered child support?

    My ex is required to pay $500/month in child support since August 2010. I received one payment of $200 and some change in 2011. Last month I received about $1300 but that was paid only because he was in jail and had to make a certain amount of pay...

    Lisa’s Answer

    Yes you can take your ex back to court on a motion for contempt to address his failure to pay child support as court ordered. You could also take him back to court for a Motion to Modify the current order related to child support and child custody. You could modify his custody time to reflect the time that he is actually using and you could modify child support by giving him a zero credit on line 11 of Form 14 for no custody time being spent with your child. This could potentially increase your child support, if he is still making the same income that he was making at the time that the original child support order was entered. If he is now paying child support, you will not be able to file a contested adoption until he has not paid child support and not visited or attempted to contact your child for a continuous 6 month period of time. For more specific information, call my office to set an appointment.

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  • Voluntary terminating my parental rights in the best interest of my daughters, will the courts allow me to do so?

    After the divorce I recieved only joint physical custody of my daughters & see them 2hrs a week &every other weekend. I have no vacation time with them either. Their mother witholds all information from me & will not listen when I express a concer...

    Lisa’s Answer

    Termination of parental rights can only occur through a Juvenile Court Judgment based on a finding of abuse or neglect or through a Judgment of Adoption. You have not stated any facts that lead me to believe that either of those Judgments is a possibility, so you will not be able to terminate your rights.

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  • I filed a legal separation in Missouri; may I now introduce my new girlfriend to my children without legal repercussion?

    My new girlfriend and I are also waiting to have sexual relations until I am able to file for divorce, because we do not want to risk her becoming pregnant... but if we wer to sleep together, could the wife I am legally separated from but still ma...

    Lisa’s Answer

    It is considered misconduct for you to have a girlfriend while you are still married to your wife. Misconduct is a factor to be considered by the divorce Judge when dividing marital property, so yes there can be legal repercussions.

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  • Do my daughter's father have a rights to overnight visits, if his father is a registered sex offender and he stay next door?

    In the process of me going to court my daughters father has lied several times about the facts of his father. He told the courts that his dad didnt purchase the home next door an he did.

    Lisa’s Answer

    I would need more information to answer your question. If I understand you correctly, it is your child's grandfather who is a sex offender, not your child's father. Your child's grandfather has no specific visitation or custody rights unless there is a court order or judgment entitling him to visitation or custody. Grandparent visitation and/or custody orders are rare, so I doubt that under your circumstances one exists. I would need to know more to be able to answer your question fully.

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  • 15 yrs of marriage if i file for a divorce to get full or joint costady,full placement,Alimony for me, am i eligible ?

    I am married since 15 years.It was arrange marriage.I was secrifising alot and tried to fix my marriage and my husband. he was verbally,mentally abusing me still now.He destroyed my credit previously,after 7 yrs he destroyed again.he max out my a...

    Lisa’s Answer

    You should hire an attorney as soon as possible to help answer these questions and many others that I am sure that you have.

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  • When I file for divorce, can I legally keep my husband's girlfriend away from my child?

    My husband and I have been separated for almost a year due to his infidelity. According to him, he is living with his cousin,which his cousin denies. According to his girlfriend, which he denies involvement with, he is living with her and her son....

    Lisa’s Answer

    It is hard to say whether you will be able to keep your husband's girlfriend away from your child. You can request that a guardian ad litem be appointed for your child to investigate whether or not contact with the girlfriend is harmful to your child, but you have not really stated any facts in your question that would be considered abuse by the girlfriend, so unless there is more information to discover about the girlfriend than you have presented in your question, the answer is probably no.

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  • My current filing for alimony expires on Oct. 15th. Do I have to request for the garnishments to stop? If so, how?

    Garnishments are currently coming out of my check and paid into an account setup by the court. the ganishment amount reflects my child support obligation and alimony.

    Lisa’s Answer

    It sounds like you need to hire an attorney to amend the garnishment amount to reflect only the child support obligation due. However, without more information, it is hard to answer your question with specificity.

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  • How do I get my girls back? There abusive grandparents have them since my husband passed away.

    I never signed over my rights. My in-laws have them because I could not show up for the court hearing due to being in prison. No chils abuse charges nor drug related problem. Help me please!

    Lisa’s Answer

    I would need a lot more information to be able to answer your question. You need to consult with an attorney.

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