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Jacinta Lorena Rodriguez

Jacinta Rodriguez’s Answers

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  • Can I receive any financial aid for my adopted son? We were never legal domestic partners (lesbian) and she is the birth mother

    Jacinta’s Answer

    If you have a parenting plan then you most likely had to enter an order of child support. So long as you are able to go into court before your son graduates highschool or turns 18 if that is after he graduates, then you should be able to file a petition for modification of child support based for post secondary support. If there was child support oweing, you can get a judgment on that and in the new support order, the court will determine how much each parent will contribute to your son's schooling. He will have to have been accepted to a college, attend full-time, and try to apply for financial aid. The court will look at how much he is receiving in aid, how much he can contribute and the rest of the contributions will be determined between you and your ex. As far as financial aid in general, your son will just have to apply under your income because you are the custodial parent and to get your ex to pay, it will have to go through the courts. It is a relatively easy process.

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  • My husband had an affair and she got pregnant. Is a lawyer going to be any help in keeping what we give her to the minimum?

    Jacinta’s Answer

    It would be worth at least paying for a consult to discuss the circumstances with a lawyer. Child Support will be based upon each person's net income & an attorney can advise you on what type of deductions and credits your husband could use int he overall calculation to reduce the amount. If she is in OR then there could be a possible transportation credit to be applied and if he has any other children he supports, then that also can be another deviation to add. There would be several questions to ask to explore all possible options but whether you decide to hire a lawyer or not, you should get advice on the child support statutes and how they will relate to your situation.

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  • What if my wife wont sign final divorce papers?

    Jacinta’s Answer

    If the mediation agreement was signed and the finals reflect what you mediated then your lawyer should file a motion to enforce the mediated agreement because it is binding by the court. There are circmstances where she could ask to set an agreement aside that you should discuss with your lawyer. If she has no valid reason, then a motion to enforce the agreement will usually resolve the issue & the court will incorporate the mediation agreement to the finals and sign them for you. When you have the motion to enforce the agreement scheduled, schedule the entry of finals on the same day to avoid further delay.

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