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Reid A Seino

Salem Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Do military couples have to abide to new york resident requirements to file a divorce?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Alexander Joseph Segal
    2. Reid A Seino
    3. David Alexander Browde
    4. Brad S. Margolis
    5. Leonard C. Morales
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    The prior attorney has listed the law as it stands in NY, which spells out what you must satisfy in order to obtain a divorce within state lines. As a military spouse, you should qualify for legal services through the local JAG office. It would not hurt to see what services they can provide you, whether it is someone in the military itself or if they have attorneys they refer servicemembers to privately that work with military families. I'm sure there is a support office at a base where you...

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  2. I was served papers for a divorce, if I don't respond does the divorce automatically get granted to spouse by default?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Reid A Seino
    2. Edmund Lee Montgomery
    3. John Henry Perrott
    4. Gregory Paul Benton
    5. Arturo Angel Burga
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    If you do not respond, he can submit a motion for default, meaning that he gave you the required amount of time and you failed to submit a response. If a judge signs off on that, he can then submit a final judgment for divorce, giving him pretty much whatever he asked for. Be careful because he can put in the judgment whatever he asked for, including spousal support, taking of your property, straddling you with the debt, etc. Take the paperwork you received to an attorney for a review and...

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  3. Looking for a lawyer that can do a divorce in New York with a Texas case!

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Reid A Seino
    2. Peter Christopher Lomtevas
    3. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora
    4. Jayson Lutzky
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    The prior attorney is correct in that if you lived in NY long enough to fall under their residency statutes, you could apply for a divorce there. However, your hangup is going to be in regards to the children. If they live with their father in Texas primarily (as in the past 6 months), Texas would have jurisdiction over the children. In that case, since you want the children to live with you, you may need to file in Texas as the courts there would have jurisdiction to hear the case. You...

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  4. How do I find an attorney up to date on family court battles that unfairly exploit female veterans issues, PTSD, adversarial ex

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Reid A Seino
    2. Jay Bodzin
    3. Diane L Gruber
    3 lawyer answers

    Have you thought about contacting someone in the VA for assistance? They can't provide legal help but they might know of attorneys who handle military-based issues or provide services for servicemembers, both active and retired. The OR Bar recently developed a group for lawyers who handle such matters so it may be opportune to see if any are in your area who could provide help. You can contact the OR State Bar Lawyer Referral Service to see if they can do such a referral. If income is a...

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  5. How can I get a divorce?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Reid A Seino
    2. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
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    Lucky you live in Oregon! Here, you do not need to have a reason for a divorce nor do you need the other party's consent to do so. You can simply say "I don't want to be married" and that is enough grounds to seek a divorce. Since you are looking at overseas service (you have to ensure that she obtains a true and accurate copy of the summons), it may be a bit more complicated than simply going down to the courthouse to file. Speak with an attorney on Monday and see what they can do to help...

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  6. I have sole custody and residential responsibility of my daughter who is 17 1/2. She was found by the court to be a mature minor

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Reid A Seino
    2. Marie Nancy Sapienza
    3. Anna M. Zimmerman
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    Mature minor, in the broadest sense, is a finding that the minor is of significant maturity where a court may give some weight in considering the circumstances of custody. She cannot decide on her own to avoid living with you if you have custody and your ex cannot permit her to randomly choose to move out and live with him if she has, in fact, done so. What he CAN do, though, is to file for a change in custody and this can be a factor, one of several, that a court uses to determine if there...

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  7. Can I fire my attorney? Could a non lawyer represent me in court in ky?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Reid A Seino
    2. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
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    You can always fire your attorney for any reason at any point in your court case, especially if you feel that they have not done a good job representing you and your interests. Please remember, though, that you are in the process of getting a divorce. You will be responsible for any and all court dates, appearances, and paperwork that may need to be filed or drawn up. The court will not make things easy for you just because you are doing it yourself. Also, I'm assuming that he is...

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  8. If my child has a cell phone, can I block my ex wife from calling and texting me?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William Charles Rosenfelt
    2. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora
    3. Jay Bodzin
    4. Reid A Seino
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    If your court order says to maintain communications via a certain medium, follow those terms. So, if email is okay, then you can request that she follow through on emails only. The problem you may have, though, is that most courts tend to view means of contact rather liberally. You have a phone and if she needs to call and speak with you instead of waiting for the delay in emailing someone, and you block it, it becomes a problem right there. There would be no problem if you were to indicate...

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  9. I am divorcing a narcissist. How do I find an expert in the field to help me uncover his lies?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    2. Stephen Clark Harkess
    3. Kristen Mclaughlin Tarrin
    4. Reid A Seino
    5. Brenda Storey
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    Your fault lies right there: you are deciding to do this pro-se. You are facing off against someone who has resources and has declared his intent to ensure you are taken to the cleaners. You know he will get representation so the decision to do this on your own, while valiant, will result in you losing your case and quite rapidly. Also, when you say you will just get help for the most important parts misses the reality that every aspect of a divorce is important. Nothing operates in a...

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  10. How long does a ex spouse have to get their personal property before it is considered abandoned ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Reid A Seino
    3 lawyer answers

    If you were divorced since 2009, it is now 4 years. She has had ample notice and ample opportunity to pick up the property from you and has failed to do so. The prior attorney suggested taking a look at your paperwork to see if there was a timeframe laid out for the transfer of property. You can look but at this point, I'm pretty sure that any timeline has long since passed. I would suggest taking inventory of the property that is hers, making sure to itemize everything that you are...

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