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We live in different states . I'm in Maine (w/my children) & he's in GA. He has partial custody, which he doesn't follow. He never sees them. They are 13 Yr old twin boys
The courts take this very seriously, and so do the individual states. The State of Georgia will enforce your child support order on behalf of the State of Maine (DHHS) if you get things lined up correctly. This includes going after back support. (Under Maine Law, attorneys can take child support debt cases on a contingency basis -- no money down!)
Whether or not he has followed the custody/visitation part of the order doesn't matter in terms of collecting child support debts.
You should definitely contact a local family lawyer who can aggressively pursue this deadbeat!See question
My first thing I do when I walk in court judge will call my name I will stand up yes it's me I'm here for entertainment purposes only I will be representing myself ... he will read the charge and I will object challenge jurisdiction he will try t...
Dude: I want to party with you!
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We have been living in a rental for about a year and have had to purchase our drinking water for us and our pets. The landlord is the one who tested the water and advised us not to drink it. They do not offer a reduced rate and I spend between $10...
Actually, it is the landlord's problem, despite what the Texas lawyer said. Much more information about your right as a tenant and the implied warranty of habitability in Maine law can be found here: http://ptla.org/rights-tenants-unsafe-or-unfit-housing.See question
My ex obtained custody of our daughter when I moved out of state. At that time he and his wife were both working. Since my daughter moved in with them the wife has not worked cutting their household income from about $81,000 to $35,000 and they h...
The court makes custody determinations based on the best interest of the child. The analysis that goes into determining that best interest touches on 19 statutory factors, one of which is a catch-all that allows the judge to consider anything else that might matter. Household income is not one of these factors. Happily, we haven't reached the point in our development as a civilization that wealth determines parental capacity.
The court is supposed to take the child's opinion into consideration (one of the 19 factors) if the judge believes that the child's opinion is meaningful. 10-years old is almost certainly too young. It is up to any given judge to determine if the child in question is mature enough to express a meaningful opinion, and even then it is just one of 19 factors that may come in to play.
You should contact a local family lawyer and have a long discussion as to why you believe the parenting plan you want to offer is better for your child than the one that your ex is currently providing.See question
I received a letter from DHS on Fri saying I owed them $472 in back child support and they were going to take my taxes. I called on Mon and they said I had a credit of $2 that I owed. I have all my pay stubs that state that DHS takes the exact amo...
It has now been 30 days since he decided he has jurisdiction (though according to when the case was filed, he does not). Nor has he provided our requested finding of facts, or scheduled a trial date that he stated would be filed immediately. We ar...
The information you have provided is not clear enough to provide a meaningful direct answer, but Maine law typically prevents an appeal before there is a final judgment. I am hard pressed to imagine how there could be a final judgment if there has been no trial.
All that said, it is probably worth it to consult with an attorney in your area. Most attorneys will offer a free consultation, and it seems pretty likely that a review of your paperwork will provide an answer as to whether the case is ripe for appeal.See question
My child's father was arrested on drug charges. Motion to modify rights of contact to no contact until sentence and rehabilitation is complete has been filed and served. My lawyer is on vacation for a few more days and he was released unexpectedly...
You need to follow the court's current order regarding contact regardless of whether or not you have filed a motion to modify. A motion is just a motion; it is not legally binding (or enabling, in this case.) The father's rights of contact are whatever the court says they are -- not what you want them to be.
You should let your lawyer be on vacation if you want to keep her as your lawyer.See question
I need help. I'm in Maine. I have been divorced for less than a year. My ex wife got the house and she has to pay me 42,500 in 14 years when our youngest turns 18 or if she sells the house. Less than a year later she has moved out of the house whi...
Sounds like you've uncovered a loophole in your order. Putting off the equitable payment until the youngest is an adult is a valid exercise of judicial discretion since the best interest of a child in a case is a factor in a property division analysis. That said, moving and renting the place out seems like it is thwarting the court's intention to get you your money once the house was no longer useful for the children. No means a slam dunk, but an argument definitely worth making.
Any lawyer would have to review the precise language of your divorce judgment in order to figure out what can and what should be done in your situation. You should reach out to a local family lawyer for help. Most will offer a free consultation.See question
MA property --will I owe MA estate tax and/or income tax MA property FMV = 3,000,000. Debt ---Mortgage 1,500,000. + 500,000. improvements= total 2,000,000. Taxed by MA? 1,000,000. exclusion.
Let's be clear: if these are serious questions that you are actually facing, getting free legal advice on a site like this is ridiculous. Contact a local estate lawyer.See question
I live in Maine and Im planning on moving to nyc in june. I have contacted apartments and found one I really like. I have contacted the apartment via email and everything seems ok except she wont really answer my specific questions and she now wan...
Let me be a little more clear than my fellow counsel: Don't be an idiot. Of course it's a scam. The fact that you are entertaining this situation to any extent whatsoever suggests to me that you are certainly not ready for NYC. It's friendlier than it used to be, but you are going to be eaten alive if you can't see these warning flags for what they are.See question