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Does the mediator have to be in your county? Who choses the mediator?
Either you and your spouse agree on your neutral mediator. If you have attorneys the Attorneys choose one. If you and your spouse disagree or the Attorneys disagree, a judge can appoint a mediator. Neutral and mutual saves the day.See question
We're in the very final steps of mediation with a family law attorney. She cannot provide any advice. In our agreement, I am agreeing to pay spousal support, as previously ordered by the judge, to get the divorce over with. I realize there are thi...
In most states Child Support is modifiable based on various circumstances. Income of both parents is one factor. Address the issue of Child Support modifiable in your state with an attorney that knows you State Law. Good lock and yes, you will need to contact an attorney or at minimum go to Court and speak with one of the Clerks.See question
I had divorce trial in Jan'14. The judge issued a memorandumm of decision two weeks ago. Judge ordered alimony materially deferent from what I had in my proposed orders, thus altering ex's share of combined income. He however, erronously used...
This can be an error on the part of the Judge or an actual intended order. I recommend filling a motion for clarification rather than an appeal. If the judge made an error, the judge will correct this. If it is an actual correct judgement, the judge will re state the reasoning behind the decision. I would file as soon as possible and within 20 days from judgement.See question
been 4 weeks since settlement was agreed upon by both parties. How long til I receive check? Bills are piling up???
The Separation Agreement should have included the date by which the other spouse was expected to forward the funds to you. For example: " the H/W shall pay to the W/H the sum of $ within X days/weeks/months from the date of dissolution". If your Separation Agreement agreement is silent, I recommend that you speak with your spouse about his/her expectation, and call the mediator who drafted the agreement. An attorney-mediator drafts more comprehensive Separation Agreements which includes compliance dates. However, often, if issues such as this are omitted from the Agreement, the mediator can address the issue over the telephone with the parties and resolve the potential conflict immediately. If necessary, the couple can return back to mediation to address a potential mutual mistake or inadvertent omission.See question
When I went to mediation and signed a temporary parenting order with the father of my 4 year old daughter in 11/10 he had never spent time with her. He had recently gotten up to every other weekend however she is in therapy due to her having anger...
I strongly recommend that you work in mediation with the father in order to reach some form of agreement as to the best interest of your daughter. WHILE concurrently, working with an experienced child therapist, and slowly re-introducing the daughter to her father is most prudent. In my opinion the re-introduction of the child to the father should be slow and guided by and experience therapist. Yes, you may have a contempt issue, however no judge in the world will punish you to do the right thing for your child. If all fails ask the court for an appointment of a guardian at litem for your child.See question
We are in the process with a mediator and have been stalling out as of late. Her ultimate goal is to live in another state. Can she just up and go??
Let me start by saying that even though you are in mediation, you should meet at least once during the divorce mediation process with an independent family law attorney. To more specifically answer your question, in CT, while your divorce case in pending, the notice of automatic orders (attached to the complaint), paragraph # 5 states: “Neither party shall permanently remove the minor child or children from the state of Connecticut, without written consent of the other or order of the court.” I hope this answers your question.See question
my girlfriend had a baby 7 months ago and I thought it was mine so i signed the birth certificate. i find out today thru a DNA test that he is not my son. am i going to be obligated to paying child support and to take care of a child until he i...
Let me start by saying that you should seek the advice of an attorney from your jurisdiction. The laws differ from state to state. In general, you remain obligated to pay child support, absent a court order to the contrary. Typically, the law will assume that you are the father in your situation. You can file a motion to modify the child support order in your jurisdiction and then you have the opportunity to seek an order from the Court wherefore you no longer have an obligation to pay child support for this child. Again, contact a local attorney for specific advice for your jurisdiction.See question