Meredith McKell Graff’s Answers

Meredith McKell Graff

Vancouver Family Law Attorney.

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  1. If my wife cheated on me can I get full custody

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Meredith McKell Graff
    1 lawyer answer

    It may be possible. The question for the court is how your wife's behavior affects the "best interests of the child/ren." If this individual was seen by the children, used drugs in the presence of the children or was high around the children, or even, whether the children saw something inappropriate (that is, sexual) between the man and your wife, then these are all things the court needs to consider. You may be able to get the court to order the appointment of a guardian ad litem to...

  2. My ex is a felon and we are now going through a divorse. We both Filed on the same day.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Jonathan Jay Fogel
    2. Eric Carlisle Nelson
    3. Maury Devereau Beaulier
    4. Meredith McKell Graff
    4 lawyer answers

    Who filed first? The first to file will be the petitioner. If he is going to be the petitioner, you need to respond to his petition and ask the court for full custody based on him being in jail. If you can't afford an attorney, find out from your local bar association if your state allows an attorney to "coach" you to do it yourself, which keeps the costs down. You might also check in to legal aid and moderate means programs in your area.

  3. Is there a way to reverse order for arrears if proven not to be the father?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Thomas James Daley
    2. Meredith McKell Graff
    2 lawyer answers

    It depends how old the child is, how long you lived with the child and supported the child. YOu need to talk to a Michigan attorney. to find out the process there!

  4. I and my child have lived in tulsa oklahoma for 8 months now and her father and his family know from las vegas were they live

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Meredith McKell Graff
    1 lawyer answer

    You need to get a custody order to establish your state as the state where the child resides and the state with jurisdiction to decide custody issues. Don't send her down there until you have a custody order!

  5. Can you use something that happened over 10years ago in court?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Erik Hammarlund
    2. Meredith McKell Graff
    2 lawyer answers

    Not usually, unless it is directly related to what you are claiming now, such as a conviction for child sexual abuse 15 years ago, and he is being accused of the same thing again. In that case, it would be absolutely relevant to show he has the propensity to do this again.

  6. Can I amend something that was a mixup in my divorce agreement?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Meredith McKell Graff
    1 lawyer answer

    If he is willing to sign the Amended Decree, it is not a problem at all.

  7. Can an illegal immigrant living in Florida divorce a spouse in Mexico? Are there any benefits to obtaing divorce papers here"

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Meredith McKell Graff
    3. J Charles Ferrari
    3 lawyer answers

    I don't think it makes any difference. Please consult with an immigration attorney in Florida to be sure. From a family law standpoint, I don't think it matters.

  8. Under what circumstances can non professional supervision turn into professional supervision?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Peter Wall
    2. Meredith McKell Graff
    2 lawyer answers

    This may be an issue that needs to be raised with the court which ordered the supervision.

  9. How can a man fight back against unbelievably unfair divorce judgments that will keep him in the poorhouse unti lhis death?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Shawn Eric Weber
    2. Robert Ricci
    3. Meredith McKell Graff
    3 lawyer answers

    This sounds really unfair from your perspective. Know that there are other perspectives which may view the decision as fair. Nevertheless, it sounds like the decision was already made by the court. Now you need to figure out how to live with it. Decide you are going to learn whatever you can from this. Good or bad. Be alert for insights. Let go of your anger. Don't be a victim or you will stay stuck in negativeland. Make a list of everything that is good in your life right now. List what...

  10. I have been separated for 2 years in March,not legally separated.Are funds from recent auto injury settlement marital property?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Stephen Clark Harkess
    2. John H Barrett
    3. Meredith McKell Graff
    3 lawyer answers

    It depends what the settlement money was for. If it was lost wages, it could be marital property. If it was for "pain and suffering," it might not be considered to be marital by the court. If it was to reimburse you for medical bills, and a marital joint account paid the medical bills, then the court would probably consider the money due to be reimbursed to the joint account. You should consult with a Colorado attorney who practices family law and personal injury so you have all the best...

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