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Lisa Douglas

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  • In Arkansas, is the non-custodial parent's spouse's income factored into child support?

    My child's father has temporary sole custody of my daughter. I am unemployed and my husband earns a very good income. I am wondering what the amount of minimum monthly child support payment is, and also if my husband's income would be a factor i...

    Lisa’s Answer

    You have received good advise from my colleagues. I agree with both of them.

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  • My husband kicked me out of his mothers home, were living there till our house closed. we also own a second home in Pine Bluff

    I have been in a drug court program and drug free for about 6 months. I moved in with myhusband and his family when I was released from rehab. My husband bought a home and is waiting to close on it soon. we also own a home in Pine Bluff, thatis c...

    Lisa’s Answer

    You can file for divorce and ask for support.

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  • Give house to daughter,keep in family

    keep son in law and his family from getting house

    Lisa’s Answer

    If this daughter is married to the son in law that you don't care for, perhaps a better option would be to put the house in a trust. If you just put it in the daughters name, the husband could try and lay some claim to it based on his improving the value of the home by working on it etc. I would strongly recommend talking to a trust attorney in your city.

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  • What is the role of an attorney ad litem in a child custody case?

    I am in a child custody dispute with my ex wife involving our 9 year old son. I have several questions. I am waiting to hear if we go to mediation or a full trial currently.

    Lisa’s Answer

    I agree with Debra. Attorney ad litem's represent the child.

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  • Sage of a vindictive wife in California

    if she doesn't want me but doesn't want another to have me, and goes into to court to say she wasn't served properly, will a judge listen to her?

    Lisa’s Answer

    Yes

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  • How do I go about suing an individual for totaling my vehicle in a crash.

    I struck another vehicle while crossing through an intersection where I had the green light. The individual who pulled into traffic caused the accident and admitted fault at the scene (witnesses to prove it) . The individual who was driving the...

    Lisa’s Answer

    Sounds like your car needs to just be totalled. I agree with the previous attorney's post. If neither of the persons had insurance coverage they may be judgment proof in that there are not assets to tap into, however, you might be able to garnish their wages with a judgment. But you are going to need an attorney to assist you with this. I recommend you find one in yoru state.

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  • Verbally agreed to change custody 1+ yrs ago until he got mad over unrelated & refuses to follow...can I file ex parte to fight

    Ex has primary phys cust, we have joint legal. We verbally agreed over a year ago to change our custody from T,Th visitation with me 3-7 to overnight and followed that since. My ex got mad over unrelated issue (DVD ownership??) and said I could ...

    Lisa’s Answer

    Ex Parte's are normally for emergency type situations. This will require a regular hearing before the court to seek a change.

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  • I have not been allowed to speak to my children since 5/14/12. Can I temp. hold my support payments till I speak to them again?

    I live in MT and my four children are in CA. I've seen them once since 11/09 and haven't spoken to them since 5/12. They moved and didn't forward an address. I had to employ a skip-tracing method to find them. She won't respond to texts, calls...

    Lisa’s Answer

    You need to go back through the courts. If you have been ordered to pay child support, you should pay it. If she has been ordered to allow you to visit with the children and she is not allowing this, then she is in contempt of court. You use the court to enforce your rights.

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  • Can my ex-husband legally take primary custody of my son who I have raised for the last 10 years?

    My ex-husband and I agreed to my son staying with him for one school year because I lost my job and was very depressed. I was concerned with the exposure and my son was struggling in school. He is 11 years old. My ex is now saying he does not w...

    Lisa’s Answer

    I recommend retaining an attorney in your state immediately. Since the child has been in his possession for a year, he could legally move for modification. He could even move to have the case transferred to his current state based on the period of time of residency. Even though the 2 of you agreed verbally, the child has lived with his father for 1 year, now he can attempt to modify custody.

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  • When driving someone else car does bodily injury cover you the driver if in an accident, when the car has full coverage?

    You are hit from behind and suffer a broken neck when driving someone else's car and you the driver are not at fault. How does insurance proceed w/ this type of accident?

    Lisa’s Answer

    Yes normally the driver of someone else's car is covered. Unless you fall under one of the exclusions of the policy.

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