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  • Can I relocate my minor child across state lines with out court permission

    I have primary residence and allocated desion making i want to relocate with my child he has limited viciatation as it is I want to avoid going back to court again for the 6th time in 4 years he told me I could move as far away as I wanted but it ...

    Amy’s Answer

    Permission from the Court is not required; however, you are required to give your ex notice of your intention to relocate 30 days before you do relocate. Once he has that notice, it is up to him whether he wants to ask the Court to try to stop you from moving or to change the contact schedule.

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  • How do I enforce MA temporary custody order in ME? Order gives me physical/legal custody and is the only custody order.

    The mother, unwed, fled the state when I sued for custody/visitation/support. The Probate court granted me custody exparte, scheduled a hearing in two weeks, and order states "authorities shall assist him(me) in returning the child to the Commonwe...

    Amy’s Answer

    You may have to register the MA order in Maine before it can be enforced. In order to do that, you must file an Affidavit and Request for Registration of a Foreign Order as well as 2 certified copies of the MA Order. The Affidavit can be found here: http://ptla.org/sites/default/files/FM-058.pdf

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  • Do I need court permission to relocate with my minor child?

    My current court agreement gives me primary residence and I have allocated decision Making over our minor child he only has visitation every other week Saturday morning to early evening on Sunday's and we don't get along well he's border line abusive

    Amy’s Answer

    You are required to give your ex notice of your intention to relocate 30 days before you do relocate. The rule is: "at least 30 days before the intended relocation of a child by a parent, the parent shall provide notice to the other parent of the intended relocation. If the relocation must occur in fewer than 30 days, the parent who is relocating shall provide notice as soon as possible to the other parent. If the parent who is relocating believes notifying the other parent will cause danger to the relocating parent or the child, the relocating parent shall notify the court of the intended relocation, and the court shall provide appropriate notice to the other parent in a manner determined to provide safety to the relocating parent and child."

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  • Do I need to get a lawyer in the state I live or the state where my kids live?

    My kids live with their mother out of state (that's where they have been their entire lives). We have shared custody but I only get to see them once a year. There are a few things in the court order I would like to try and modify such as: getting ...

    Amy’s Answer

    You need to hire an attorney where the children live.

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  • Do I get a lawyer in my home state or in the state my legal issues take place?

    I'm looking to get a lawyer in the near future but I'm not certain if I have to get one in the state that issued the court orders or can I get help here? Thank you

    Amy’s Answer

    It depends on what the current court order states and what you are trying to do. If you are trying to change an order that concerns children, it depends on where the children live and how long they have lived there. In short, you haven't provided enough details for anyone to answer your question.

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  • Can NCP file for Emergency custody in their state instead of where the children reside?

    Kids are with me, NCP, for 2 months for the summer, they reside in a different state with the custodial parent. There are extenuating circumstances for emergency hearing for protection of the children. Can I file for Emergency Custody in my state ...

    Amy’s Answer

    If the custodial parent's actions meet the definition of abuse in the Protection from Abuse (PFA) statute, 19-A sec.4002(1), you can file a Complaint for Protection from Abuse on behalf of the children and ask that you be awarded sole parental rights and primary residence of the children.

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  • What is the legal age for kids in Maine to make up their own mind where to live

    We have a court order in place stating I have the kids in Maine for the school year and their mother has the kids in Montana for sumers and vacations. My son does not want to go out anymore and is turning 14 in November. Do I need to go to court o...

    Amy’s Answer

    If your ex agrees that your son no longer needs to spend time in Montana, you will not need to return to court to modify your order. However, if she disagrees, the order controls until modified. There is no "legal age" for kids to determine where to live, except 18, when they become adults. That said, a court will take a child's input into consideration at any time the child is "old enough to make a meaningful preference."

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  • What are the rules and law regarding access to criminal court records and proceedings in Maine Superior Court?

    An known associate of business and personal relations has been arrested and charged with numerous criminal offenses here in Maine. For professional reasons it is pertinent that information regarding the proceedings and outcome be known to me perso...

    Amy’s Answer

    If you go to the Clerk's office, they will let you review the public information in the file. You can also request certain information to be provided via the mail if you request it in writing and pre-pay for it. Depending on how long of a drive it is, you may want to retain local counsel to do the digging for you.

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  • Now that she has traded in the vehicle do I still need to continue paying half of the payment amount?

    In my divorce my ex wife was awarded a vehicle that both of our names were listed on the loan and title. As per the divorce I was to pay for half of the monthly payment amount until the vehicle was paid in full. My wife has now traded in the vehi...

    Amy’s Answer

    This question cannot be answered without seeing your divorce judgment. You should contact an experience family law attorney in your area to see if you can find someone to review the order and explain the ramifications of her selling the vehicle.

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  • Trying to get name put back on certificate

    My son is divorced and the mother took his name of the daughters birth certificate is this legal and has moved from that state to another one is there anything he can do get the name back on and try to get custody of his daughter.

    Amy’s Answer

    There are too many unknowns in your question for anyone to give you a decent answer with this short summary. That said, your son should contact an experienced family law attorney immediately because there may be a way to have the child returned if your son acts quickly enough.

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