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  • How can i get a divorce an right now an not working

    my husband cheated on me and we are living apart

    Howard’s Answer

    I am sorry that you are going throught this, many times the courts have lawyers of the day and on occasion they will also waive your filing fees, please check with your local court and they will help you with the papers and I hope things get better.

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  • Looking for a Discrimination lawyer that works on a contingency basis .

    Looking for lawyer to represent me or tell me if I have a case for Family Responsibilities Discrimination.

    Howard’s Answer

    I am sorry that you are going through this there are many "tort" attorneys who will work on a contingency fee type case, and the mass bar and local bars have very good lists, take good care and I hope things work out.

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  • My entire family lives in Massachusetts. My mother is currently hospitalized, in a medically induced coma.

    My family consists of me, my brother and my sister. We are all over 30 years old. We want to draft a health care proxy for my mother, who is single. Since she is unable to participate (due to the fact she is in a coma), do we have to file a petit...

    Howard’s Answer

    I am sorry that your family is going through this, it does sound like you will need a guardianship, please work with a local attorney and he or she will help you, i will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. take good care.

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  • Is Family Responsibilities Discrimination a real thing? Who is protected?

    If I am a mother who is white and under 40, with a small child am I protected. I feel I am being discriminated against for having a small child and having to take care of her when she is home sick from daycare. She is not disabled and neither am...

    Howard’s Answer

    I am sorry that you are going through this, attorney Callahan provided you an outstanding answer regarding gender disrimination within which there are laws to help you, take good care.

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  • Can anyone set a hearing?

    I set the temporary hearing for my divorce. The opposing counsel set the final hearing. I ended up in the hospital and we couldn't have the hearing, so we need to reset. Can I reset it or do they have to?

    Howard’s Answer

    I hope that you are feeling better, sometimes your appearance may be waived, please discuss this with your current attorney and he or she will help you, take good care and I hope that things work out.

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  • My wife is looking to file her taxes. I am living in Jamaica. Will that make a difference on her taxes when she puts me on it?

    My wife and I are in a long distance marriage currently. She is looking to starting to file her taxes. I am living in Jamaica. We been through a lot the past year but starting to look into starting the I-130 form.I heard as spouses that we need to...

    Howard’s Answer

    I am sorry that you are going through this, yes if you are still married how you are placed or referred to on the taxes will have a tax consequence as far as deductions and head of household, etc, please chat with a local attny to protect your family and take good care.

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  • Should i file a modification? Isn' it about whats best for the child? I don' work full-tim but provide everything my son needs..

    The judge decided for my son to go to a school in a different city with his mother because we couldn't agree,trouble is he isn't doing as he should in school, he is to busy being bounced around to different peoples houses,restaurants and such, sle...

    Howard’s Answer

    I am sorry that your family is going through this, yes the courts must consider what is in the best interest of the minor child, please work with a good local attny and take care.

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  • She has kids every other week so i go to a hotel this has been goon for 2 years

    were ready to get. Married with out him threatning to take the kids she is a great mom . I haven't been in trouble since 2009 and drink any longer

    Howard’s Answer

    I am sorry that you had prior issues, it sounds like things are back on track, keep focused on the best needs of the kids and work with the court and all should be good, take care.

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  • After divorce, can I go back and get the 50% of community property that was obtained during our marriage?

    I was forced to divorce under duress, I was grieving, he was grieving the loss of 2 family members within a 3 month period. He was making false accusations and asked me to just get out immediately. So, out of respect to my father and mother-in-law...

    Howard’s Answer

    I am sorry that you are going through this in monst state personal property and real property is not easily modified, however your divorce/separation agreement controls. However, if there was fraud that may change things, please sit with a local attny and review the facts, take good care.

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  • Divorce agreement final.

    My divorce agreement was signed and granted. Now my ex wife decides she wants more. She signed an wavier to get the divorce. There has been no change in circumstance. Can she get any more?

    Howard’s Answer

    I am sorry that you are going through this, it depends upon the document in most cases courts use survival or merger or like kind language, some things like child related issues may be modfied, some issues like property division or spousal support cannot unless their is a material change in circumstances and the language controls, take care

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