Emily Therese Roberts’s Answers

Emily Therese Roberts

Centennial Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 9
  1. What do I need to do if the separation agreement is not clearly followed?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    2. David Littman
    3. Emily Therese Roberts
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleagues. You have to seek to enforce the agreement that you both entered into. Litigation can be costly and time consuming. You might want to consider corresponding with her about your agreement and the money that she took and see if between the two of you it can be resolved. If that does not work, you may need to mediate it, if your agreement requires. You also have the option of a contempt action. Contempt can be a very complicated process. If you plan on going down...

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  2. I have court tomorrow for back child support in the amount of 1000 . Am I facing jail time ? I do not have a criminal record !

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Karl J Geil
    2. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    3. Emily Therese Roberts
    3 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you could greatly benefit from having counsel in this matter, or at least sitting down and speaking with someone regarding your case.

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  3. My fiance is not the biological father of my daughter, but wants to adopt her. How can he adopt her and be on the birth cert.?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christelle C Beck
    2. Emily Therese Roberts
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleagues. A step-parent adoption is pretty straight forward, especially if biological father is willing to agree to give up his rights. You can find all the necessary forms on the Colorado Court's website - and also a great handout on the process. www.courts.state.co.us. If biological father is not willing to consent, then hiring counsel skilled in adoptions would be beneficial to help you navigate the process.

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  4. Filed for divorce. A family member loaned me money to move. Could she get her hands on this money?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Karl J Geil
    2. David Littman
    3. Stephen Clark Harkess
    4. Emily Therese Roberts
    4 lawyer answers

    Full disclosure is necessary in divorce cases. I agree with my colleagues, make sure it is well documented and you should be fine. www.divorce-matters.com. This answer is provided as general information about a legal issue, is not legal advice specific to a particular case, and does not create a lawyer-client relationship with the person asking the question

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  5. Adopting my cousin, she resides in mexico.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Beth Padilla
    2. Emily Therese Roberts
    3. William D. Fong
    4. Madonna M Finney
    4 lawyer answers

    The first person I would discuss this matter with is an immigration lawyer especially considering that the child is a member of your extended family. Metro Volunteer Lawyers has two free legal nights each month. The first is on the 1st Wednesday of each month at Centro de San Juan Diego. The second is on the 3rd Tuesday of each month and is at Mi Casa. There are lawyers there who you can meet with to discuss your case and get advice and resources that are available to you in the community.

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  6. Abuse?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Kathlyn Angela Laraway
    2. Karl J Geil
    3. Emily Therese Roberts
    4. Jason Charles Kohlmeyer
    4 lawyer answers

    I second all the information that has previously been given. However, I wanted to add that there are lots of organizations whose purpose is to assist women in your situation. They can help you with all the issues that surround your situation, including the emotional and financial. Metro Volunteer Lawyers offers free legal nights 2 times per month - at Centro de San Juan Diego. One is on the 1st Wednesday of every month and the other is on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at Mi Casa. This...

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  7. So I don't where to start. First question I lost my second husband almost five years ago. He has a pention with BNSF railroad.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Emily Therese Roberts
    2. Karl J Geil
    2 lawyer answers

    There are a lot of details that are missing from your question that would be important information to know as part of giving you the most thorough answer to your quesiton as possible. But with the information that you have provided, how your husband's pension is gonig to be paid out will solely depend on the language in the pension. Besides the pension, both you and your children may be eilgible for other benefits because of your husband's death such ast Social Security and other...

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  8. Who is responsible to pay the school fees- field trips, project fees, school supplies, etc and extracurricular activities

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Karl J Geil
    2. Emily Therese Roberts
    2 lawyer answers

    You need to review your agreement regarding payment of these activities. Most agreements have provisions regarding these expenses. Some child support calculations include added expenses for the children's extraordinary activities or expenses. So the answer is sometimes and sometimes not. It highly depends on the Orders and agreements in your case.

  9. When my child support case goes to court, will I need an attorney? Will the paternal father gain rights to see my daughter?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Stephen Clark Harkess
    2. Carina M. Jenkins
    3. Emily Therese Roberts
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the other two answers. You should speak with an attorney about your issues.

  10. Medical Condition

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Stephen Clark Harkess
    2. Emily Therese Roberts
    2 lawyer answers

    The Court and the State have a vested interest in making sure that children have financial support from both parents. As Mr. Harnkess said, you would be asking for a deviation from the calculated support. Deviations have to be in a child's best interests. I would suggest that you speak with an attorney, as much will depend on the amount of the deviation and factual circumstances regarding your child's needs.