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Joshua N Robbins

Joshua Robbins’s Answers

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  • In the courtroom, is there an list of topics to resolve, what are some common ones, who sets the agenda?

    Divorce My trial date is in July. I have been married 20 years. I filed in Sept 2014. We have significant assets that my soon xhusband thinks he should have. I am the plaintiff.

    Joshua’s Answer

    I am sorry you are faced with this. You should speak with an Attorney as soon as possible. As my colleagues have stated, divorce trials are complex and you would better be served working with counsel.

    I wish you all the best.

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  • Is it legal for a manager to make the bartenders pay for missing money out of their tips in MA?

    I work at a restaurant/sports bar in Burlington, MA. Money has been missing various shifts from the bar. We have 3 registers and between 4-6 bartenders working that all access the registers. Last night we were $167 short at closing. Various am...

    Joshua’s Answer

    I am sorry you are faced with this. Massachusetts has specific laws to help protect against this conduct. An attorney can assist you if you feel uncomfortable pursuing this matter directly.

    I wish you all the best.

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  • What are the laws and regulations for parking big box trucks and commercial pickup trucks in a residential neighborhood?

    Lived in the neighbor hood for more than 10 years. Neighbor moved in within the last 2 years. He is an employee of a construction company. They use his house as their own personal parking lot. All of the vehicles have commercial plates. He is p...

    Joshua’s Answer

    I am sorry you are faced with this.

    You should contact the town/city where you reside and review their bylaws.

    I wish you all the best.

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  • What can I do? Options

    My wife has a restraining order on me and has 3 children of her own they are my step children never adopted by me, but she is living rent free right now in my parents house if i divorce her can my parents ask her to leave my parents house

    Joshua’s Answer

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    I am sorry you are faced with this.

    If your parents want her to vacate their property they should speak with a landlord/tenant attorney to ensure they follow the correct procedure and do not expose themselves to liability.

    I wish you all the best.

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  • How can I found out the account information and am I entitled to support

    After 20 years of marriage I have filed for divorce, my husband is having an affair with next door neighbor, we have no young children, I have not worked for the last nine years, my husband has opened an joint account with his lady friend, says h...

    Joshua’s Answer

    I am sorry you are faced with this. There are a number of different tools available to help obtain the information you are seeking such as Rule 410 disclosure, subpoenas, etc.

    An attorney can assist you with this. I wish you all the best.

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  • Hi I have question about breach of confidentiality by my attorney and I can prove as I have a record of text messages

    Hi I've had attorney that has had minimal communication and has also breached client attorney confidentiality with information that only my attorney was aware of through texts we've sent back an forth I've contact bar association with no help and ...

    Joshua’s Answer

    I am sorry you are going through this. If there has been a breakdown of communication with your attorney you should seek alternate counsel. I wish you all the best.

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  • I want divorce my wife while she was living in Fort Myers and Im boston. we don't have no kids and no account bank. how many day

    I want divorce my wife while she was living in Fort Myers and Im boston. we don't have no kids and no account bank. how many days or months going to take me

    Joshua’s Answer

    I am sorry you are faced with this. You may be able to file in Massachusetts now - it will depend on how long you have been residing in Massachusetts, when the marriage broke down, etc. I suggest you speak with a family law attorney that can help guide you through this process.

    I wish you all the best.

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  • How can I get out of being a witness?

    I have been subpoenaed as a witness in my best friends divorce case-by her husband. The trial is in two days and I just got the subpoena 2 days ago. How can I get out of being a witness. I don't want to take the stand against my friend. Thank yo...

    Joshua’s Answer

    I am sorry you are faced with this. You should meet with a family law attorney and determine on what grounds you should proceed for a protective order / motion to quash. However you should act quickly given the time constraints and that your failure to appear or take any action may result in the court taking adverse action against you.

    I wish you all the best.

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  • Can I reduce my alimony payment?

    Ex-spouse was employed part-time at time the separation agreement was executed.She is now,and has been for 9 months ,employed Full time. She also co-habitates with her boyfriend who is not on the lease to the apartment they reside. How can I prove...

    Joshua’s Answer

    Cohabitation and increase of income may be grounds for reducing support. You should speak with an attorney about filing a complaint for modification and engaging with discovery involving your ex and possibly her boyfriend.

    I wish you all the best.

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  • How long do we have to be living in different places before I can file. Also 5 years married is she entitled to alimony ?

    Got cheated on by wife she had a baby with someone else we have been living together since but now we want divorce

    Joshua’s Answer

    I am sorry you are faced with this. Whether you may file for divorce in MA is determined under MGL 208 s. 4 and 5. This issue is fact specific and without further information it is unclear whether you are able to file for divorce in MA.

    Regarding whether she is entitled to alimony, it will depend on her need, your ability to pay and other factors.

    I would strongly suggest that you speak with a family law attorney to not only address divorce jurisdiction and alimony, but also to work to ensure you are not responsible for paying child support for a child that you are not the biological father of.

    I wish you all the best.

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