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  • Husband lives in DE - I might move to Md - will this create a legal issue with kids

    I have been separated since 12/1/2012. My husband and I both live in DE. Me in the family home - him in an apt. I cannot afford the family home no longer. I found a house in MD 45 min away from where we live. Will it create a problem if I mov...

    Howard’s Answer

    I am sorry that you are going through this, if you have not filed anything formal in court or any court orders have been argued then you may be able to, however if you have filed and if there is an order you may have to seek removal type permission from the court, take care and I hope that things work out.

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  • How to register an out of state court order in Vermont?

    How to register an out of state court order in Vermont? My daughter and I live in Vermont for over a year and I have sole legal and sole physical custody of my daughter through a final judgement in MA. I would like to get the order regist...

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    You may go to the local probate/family court which has jurisdiction over you and the clerks office will provide a document that you may fill out and present to the court or in some cases the court may allow it without a hearing, it depends upon the state, the court and the judge, take care.

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  • Foreign citizen divorcing in USA

    I married a permanent resident who lives and works in the USA. I want to file for divorce but I live and work in India. I am not a permanent resident or US citizen. Is it possible for me to file for divorce in the USA, instead of in India. I have ...

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    Attorney Rich provided you an outstanding answer, you must have ties to the US and specifically Ma in order to avail yourself of the divorce process here, take good care and i hope that things work out.

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  • Is it possible for another man to challenge my paternity as the father with my child through the court?

    I did a DNA paternity test to see if the baby was mine and it came out positive. Some other guy wants to challenge that and did not believe in the paternity test form. Therefore he wants to do his own test through the court to see if he is the fat...

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    I am sorry that your family is going through this, most likely you cannot stop it, however DNA tests are very accurate and the truth is all that really matters, take good care and I hope that things work out.

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  • Long distance visitation for a 3 year old...what are my chances

    I live in Canada and my ex and 3 yr old live in Boston. We are having a trial for divorce in a few days (I filed for divorce and she counter filed for divorce based on abuse). Due to the allegation of abuse, my visitation thus far has been limited...

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    I am sorry that you are going through this, attorney Lane provided you an outstanding and very comprehensive answer, please sit down with a local attny and discuss the specifics and they will help you, take good care.

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  • My husband and i have decided we want a dissolution. Is there a benefit of doing it before year end ?

    Our youngest child is 17 (18 in January)Sr. in high school.

    Howard’s Answer

    I am sorry that your marriage did not work out, there are tax issues and depending upon what your youngest is going to do, they may or not be emancipated for any child support or related issues, take care.

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  • How will DOR know my boyfriend and I got married and will DOR leave us alone

    I am on public assistance right now but not cash assistance. We want to get married and move in together

    Howard’s Answer

    congratulations on your marriage, if you are concerned about DOR regarding child support they may be able to cross reference with the state, but that is unlikely, most of the time someone brings it to their attention or if support goes unpaid, they may suspend a drivers license. However, my guess is that you are concerned by getting married you may lose support, that is a difficult issue take care

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  • Differnces in nc custody terms

    I'm in process of getting custody of my two sons from their mom we live in nc she lives in mo? I'm just wondering what the difference in full, legal, joint custody means in nc since nc has now been determined the home state?

    Howard’s Answer

    Most states the theory is the same, legal custody allows the parent to make legal decisions when they are with the child such as joint legal custody, sole physical custody awards the child to the parent, take care and i hope things work out.

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  • Child Support Question

    Order states that father would give me his pay statement once he started working. He started working 6 months ago and never gave it to me. He doesn't want to change the order or increase CS. Would it be unwise if I cancelled the enforcement proces...

    Howard’s Answer

    I am sorry that you are going through this, if the cour order states that the father is ordered to do something and he does not, then he is in contempt of that order and you may file a like kind complaint in your court, take care.

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  • Transferring responsibility for student loan in divorce

    Assuming the wife took out a student loan to sponsor his husband's education. In divorce proceeding, the judge ordered that the husband and wife should share the student loan debt 50-50. Is there anything similar to qualified domestic relations or...

    Howard’s Answer

    If there is a court order that the student loan is marital debt than both parties must abide by the order, the qualified domestic relations order will be able to move funds from one beneift plan/410k type plan to another without a tax consequences, take care.

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