we live in massachusetts
In addition to the information provided by my colleagues, please look closely at your Separation Agreement. The provision regarding "Emancipation", clearly defines when your child is to be considered emancipated. Also, there may be additional factors that may need to be considered: i.e., has your child also moved out of the home, is working, and no longer dependent upon support? You may wish to speak with an attorney in your area, so that all of the factors may be considered.
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Currently unemployed and going to court requesting reduced child support. I am re-married and my wife contributes to weekly expenses. In the portion where I am to fill out my weekly expenses, do I half what we pay to come up with my weekly expen...
The Financial Statement is perhaps the most important document you need to present to the Court in a Modification proceeding. You want to make sure that the Financial Statement clearly, and accurately, reflects the expenses that are directly attributable to "YOU" and no one else. This may take some time going through monthly bills, bank statements, etc. However, the time spent doing this will only serve to your benefit. The more precisely you are able to document your income and expenses, the better prepared you will be argue your position before the Court. Further, this document is signed under the pains and penalties of perjury: therefore, you must be sure that all the information provided in True and accurate.
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My ex boyfriend applied for child support but our daughter lives with me full time and he has supervised visitation through a court order. Will I have to pay him or will he pay me?
Thank you for your question. It seems highly unlikely that your boyfriend will prevail, but will, as my colleague stated, end up paying you child support. One caveat: often times, we receive queries from people and are presented with very scant information. There may be other variables at play of which we are not informed at this time. Therefore, the response given is based only on the information you've provided. I would speak with an attorney in your location just to make sure that the situation is in fact as you've stated, so that there are no surprises. The court has a "Lawyer of the Day" program where attorneys donate their time, at the courthouse, to answer questions such as yours, for free. I would take advantage of this, as I said, just to ensure there are no other variables at play which may effect the outcome. Bring all relevant paperwork and any other documented information you think will support your position in Court to the Lawyer of the Day. I hope this answer helped in some way, and will prompt you to at least explore the situation with an attorney.
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After she took the child, disappeared and would not allow anyone in the family visitation or contact with the child, she filed for divorce and then 5 or 6 years later, allegedly filed for child support. No one contacted the father. He never receiv...
Do not waste any time in contacting a local attorney. There are a host of issues arising from this fact patter. However, the first issue you must address is your obligation to support your child and whether you are excused n any way -- then you may address the questions any procedural issues such as "Notice". I'm certain there are way to many facts and a lot of information that need to be inspected and digested by an experienced attorney before you could be adequately advised concerning your particular set of circumstances. Again, if he is intent on returning to the US, and concerned that he may face judicial proceedings or restraints on his liberty upon arrival, he needs to speak with an experienced Divorce/Child Support Attorney prior to doing so. I hope this response helped in some way. Best of luck.See question
I have been separated from my wife and saving money for a divorce but she has been racking up debt left and right and I am concerned that I will be responsible for it even though we haven't lived together in a year. Is there legal grounds for her ...
Whether or not the debt your wife has been accumulating since your departure is to be construed as marital debt or not is dependent on to many variables to set forth in this forum. However, the nature of that debt would certainly be one of those variables. For example: has she paid for vacations for which the marital union derived no benefit? Or, has she been using credit cards to preserve the marital home in your absence? These two scenarios have potentially very different results. I suggest you sit down and consult with a local attorney. You can use the Find a Lawyer option here in AVVO to find an attorney near you. I hope this answer was helpful. I wish you the best of luck.See question
My dad is on the deed of my grandmother's property, and she is both mentally ill and poor in health. He has POA over her, but she has no will other than a living will (DNR). My grandmother collects Social Security and Medicare, so does the federal...
This answer depends on so many variables: i.e what benefits exactly, has she been receiving? When was the transfer made to your father? what type of ownership interest did he take? etc.
I recommend you speak with an Elder Law/ Medicaid Estate Planning Attorney. You can use the "Find a Lawyer Option here on AVVO to find an attorney in your area. Many offer free consultations. However, I would note hesitate any longer in doing so. There may be options available to your Grandmother and Father. However, there are very strict time limits on many of these options. I hope this response helped in some way. I wish you the best of luck. I have also re-classified your question to estate planning, which may get you better exposure for more accurate and informational responses.See question
In a divorce situation where the home's mortgage is in the wife's name, the husband has made all loan payments, including the down payment, the wife leaves the home, the husband remains in the home, and the wife is willing to allow the husband to ...
You will need to sit down with an experienced Divorce attorney in your area. There are many issues that arise just from the minimal information you have provided. The short answer is "yes" the wife can remain obligated on the mortgage if she agrees to do so. As for protecting investments, it is unclear exactly what you are trying to protected these investments from: are you trying to protect these assets from your obligations on the mortgage? If that is your plan, have these investments been fully disclosed to your wife? etc. You can use the "Find A Lawyer" option here on AVVO to find a local Divorce Attorney. May offer free consultations. It may be even wise now to spend a few dollars to ensure you don't run afoul of any obligations and/or terms of the Separation Agreement down the line. Cleaning up a Divorce Agreement or defending against Contempt Actions due to breaches of these Agreements can often be a very difficult and very expensive proposition. I hope this answer helped in some way. I wish you the best of luck.See question
I filed a motion for temporary support. How do I best prepare? Filed for divorce, no date yet. My income is 1/4 of his due to layoffs and lower paying jobs. I'm asking for support to help supplement. We have 2 kids, joint custody (I have physical)...
My colleague is correct: the financial statement is the most important document you can fill out at this stage. It will set forth your income, liabilities, and assets. The judge will then be able to make the determination as to the temporary amount of child support to be paid, as well as what, if any, temporary alimony should be paid. It is important for you to include any extraordinary expenses incurred ( such as the children's education expenses, ongoing medical expenses, etc). The clearer the picture you present to the judge, the more accurate and sufficient the temporary award amount will be. I hope this answer helped in some way. I wish you the best of luck.See question
I did not take possecion, and i called wishing to cancel in less than 12 hrs.
As my colleagues stated, the short answer is "No". Once you signed the Agreement to purchase the car, you did just that, you agreed to purchase the car. You may have other, legal, means of escaping the contract. However, you would need to speak with an experienced Contracts attorney to make that determination. I would suggest you speak with a local attorney if you think you may have a reason why you should not be bound by the contract.See question
my ex waited 15 years ,when both kids were in the rears. Fighting all,of this $175,000 a piece at a time, This piece above, when my son turned 18 , without going to court, instead of a 1000 , I gave . $500.'for the next 2 years for my daughte...
You can use the "Find a Lawyer" option here on AVVO to look for an attorney in your area who may be able to help you. However, you should do so as soon as possible. The attorney should be able to assist you with the interpretation of the Agreement in accordance with your circumstances at the time to aid in determining the intent of the parties at that time. I can completely see both interpretations. Please do not wait. Many attorney's may offer free consultations. I hope this answer assisted you in some way. I wish you the best of luck.See question