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Denise A. Blake

Denise Blake’s Answers

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  • Is a temp order still valid after a final order?

    Denise’s Answer

    A final order supersedes a temporary order unless it specifically states that terms of the temporary order remain in effect, so based on your post, you are to pay $47.00 per month in child support. If the final order states that your ex was to have adjusted the current arrearage and notify you accordingly and she hasn’t, you may be able to file a Petition for Contempt of the final order.

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  • NOTICE for 2-504.3. COMPUTER-GENERATED EVIDENCE?

    Denise’s Answer

    If you have time before your next hearing, you might want to request a transcript of the previous hearing instead of introducing the audio file. The court website has a link to request a transcript. A transcript is easier for the magistrate or judge to refer to during the hearing and while writing his or her opinion. You should also forward a copy of the transcript to the opposing party or his or her counsel and file a Notice of Service of Discovery.

    If you prefer to use the audio file, I would recommend filing a Notice of Computer Generated Evidence, forwarding a copy of the audio file to the opposing party or his or her counsel, and filing a Notice of Service of Discovery. You should also bring a copy of the audio file to court to submit as evidence.

    You may want to consult with an attorney to handle this issue for you and make sure that you comply with the evidentiary rules so that the information you seek to have admitted will be accepted by the court.

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  • Maryland Child Support Modification?

    Denise’s Answer

    Do you work full-time? In Maryland, chip care expenses are considered in calculating child support only for full-time employment.

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  • I am a resident of Maryland and I would like to contact a judge about my case can someone tell me what form I need to so

    Denise’s Answer

    Generally, a party to a case is prohibited from contacting the judge in that case directly. This is intended to prevent any appearance of bias. You could, however, file a motion with the court requesting that the court take a certain action.

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  • Voluntary Relinquishment of Parental Rights in MD?

    Denise’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Koslow and Mr. Nolan. Your situation sounds very difficult for you and your son. However, having the court enforce and/or modify your current custody order may be more beneficial to your son in the long term rather than relinquishing your relationship with your son. If her behavior is as you described, it could have a negative impact on your son to be in her custody.

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  • How can I get a pass port for my seven year old daughter ?

    Denise’s Answer

    Without a court order or sole legal custody, you could also apply for a passport for your daughter in two ways. First, if her father consents, you could present a notarized statement from him indicating that he consents to the issuance. This must include your daughter's full name and date of birth, must be signed and notarized on the same day, must be less than three months old, and must include copies of the front and back of the father's government issued identification. Second, you could submit a written statement explaining her father's unavailability.

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  • After a divorce can one continue to jointly own a property with one's former spouse.? If so, are there any possible negatives?

    Denise’s Answer

    Married spouses own real property as tenants by the entirety, meaning that both spouses own the entire house. If one spouse dies, the surviving spouse Is entitled to the deceased spouse's share. Unmarried people cannot own real property as tenants by the entirety, so your ex-wife could sell or give her half of the house to a third party. You could end up co-owning the house with a stranger. Additionally, co-owning a house with your ex-spouse is likely to cause conflicts between you both.

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