My 15-year-old son would like to get a tattoo. Normally, I am opposed, but this is not for decoration: it has deep meaning and will be helpful to him, mentally and emotionally, in the future. It is illegal for a child under 18 to get a tattoo ...
Your conundrum is not with interstate travel, but with attempting to circumvent shared legal custody you have with the other parent. Neither one of you should bea king such a decision unilaterally - especially that it would involve a potentially illegal act (as far as Massachusetts go). If you proceed unilaterally, it is likely that you may be found in contempt of the shared legal custody. Outside of court, you will be telling your 15-year-old that even of one of his parent says "no", it doesn't mean anything; next time, you'll be in the mother's shoes, saying "no" and being disregarded. I would advise for your child (who is a minor) to wait to the age of majority and defer any body alterations until then.See question
It's TOO COMPLICATED but involves my aunt who HATES ME and can't stand that I tell the truth about her and her CONSTANT PUT DOWNS of me out on my YT channel. It's a SIMPLE question. I understand that she could sue me for slander but that is not ...
I agree with Attorney Lane - there are way more issues to be discussed other than those stated in your question. It is not at all a SIMPLE question. Good luck!See question
Can i receive alimony from him even though he only receives social security income. His SSI is 1900, mine is 800. This is our only income. Thanks, Bethany
I agree with prior counsel's response - alimony is a complicated question that involves not only the need of the recipient, but also the payor's ability to pay as well as other factors. A consultation with an experienced family law attorney would be very helpful to you at this time and it would provide you with much information you would need to start the process.See question
I'm planning on moving to Florida from Mass to finish school and move forward with my career. My daughter is 2 months old and her father is there for here financially and has visitation under our agreements. My daughter does live with me and is al...
Although not all the facts are clear, in the situation described, you will most likely need either the father's agreement to move or the Court's permission (if the father does not agree). When one parent tries to move the child out of state, it is never easy. To make sure that you know all of your options, I would suggest a consultation with a family law attorney before taking any steps. Good luck!See question
How do I go about a divorce when the last known place I know he was in was florida . I have no contact with his family. We have nothing together and no kids
The prior response is absolutely correct. After one year of residence in Massachusetts you can file a contested divorce, listing your husband's address as "parts unknown". Depending on the county, this may be enough for issuance of the summons to serve him via publication; some counties will require a motion to do so, but it will be easily allowed. Good luck and I hope it helps!See question
I have a delinquent loan from us dept of education - and I want to file chapter 7. Is it a secured creditor?
It is most likely not a secured debt. However, student loans creditors are preferred creditors and the loan will not be discharged in bankruptcy unless some very limited and severe circumstances can be shown to the bankruptcy court in a proceeding within the chapter 7 petition that would warrant a discharge. Please consult an attorney as soon as possible to determine what avenues are available for you.See question
How soon would I have to wait for spousal support once divorce papers are filed ? I have been married 25 yrs and my husband makes at least $60,000 more than me .
The process involves more than just analysis of length of the marriage, who makes more and by how much. Spousal Support is based on your financial need. I would suggest you see a family law attorney to analyze your specific situation. The motion for temporary orders (orders to be in effect while the divorce is pending) can be scheduled and heard as soon as the court's schedule, usually - between 1 and 2 months after the filing of the case. I hope this helps and good luck!See question
My mother is trying to get out of paying this child support back to him by saying that he owed her money from a previous court case that he never paid. Recently, my father paid $4000 for school and my parents both agreed that if my father paid all...
I am sorry that you are in the middle - and so entangled - into this legal battle between your parents that you are seeking legal advise in this forum. I would strongly suggest that you tell each of your parents to consult an attorney regarding their rights and obligations. To answer your question regarding a verbal contract - usually, it is not enough and additional evidence of agreement (i.e., emails, texts, etc.) would be necessary. Also, until and unless a court order is changed, it remains in full force and effect - verbal agreement or not. Your best interest should always control. I wish you - and your parents - best of luck.See question
My soon to be ex has filed for divorce and changed the petition from irreconcilable differences to adultery. Does the person I had an affair with need to be named and therefore served with papers? Should they get an attorney?
I agree with Attorney Mason. Technically, although rarely pursued, adultery does have a criminal charge attached to it, so there may be privileges that both you and the other person involved in the affair should be aware of. Therefore, both of you should consult separate counsel. Good luck!See question
I had gotten married to someone that was not a U.S. citizen we once were in love after we cheated on each other that love faded. I had gotten pregnant from someone else and the man that I am married too wants me to continue the marriage and put hi...
Although the facts as you stated them are a bit convoluted, you definitely have the right to get a divorce. Just like marriage, divorce is a personal right and, if you believe that your marriage is irretrievably broken, you have the right to file for divorce. Whether or not you are doing "the right thing" is not a legal question, so it would be hard to answer within this forum. Please understand that there may be consequences to your husband relevant to his status, but legally no one can force you to stay married. I hope this helps and best of luck!See question