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Paris Plato Eliades

Paris Eliades’s Answers

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  • If the other party in a divorce isn't doing what they agreed to do as stated in the signed papers, how do I get it enforced?

    My ex-husband and I were divorced in May. In our papers it says that I would assume all debt of my personal credit card and he would assume all debt of the joint credit card and have to cancel the card. (We only had the two and he got the one with...

    Paris’s Answer

    It depends in part on whether the provision was merged into the decree. You may have the option to have the court enforce the provision and/or to initiate a civil action. One difficulty with a civil action is that there is currently no harm as he is paying the balance. However, there is always the potential that he might not pay and your credit would be affected. You should have an attorney review your decree.

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  • Divorce - School Interfering with Parental Rights

    For years I have been having problems acting as a parent in my child's school. I have been denied access to records, told they will not meet with me individually, not invited to federally protected special education meetings, told that my opinion ...

    Paris’s Answer

    You should seek the assistance of an attorney. If the court order allows you access to the school records, and gives you shared decision making authority then the school can not deny you access to records and the ability to participate absent other factors perhaps not presented here.

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  • Can I ask for support from a father's spouse in a child support case?

    my kids father doesn't pay child support and works off the books. He told me he doesn't have any intentions on giving me any support and will tell the judge that he's on public assistance and works as a handyman( off the books). I recently found o...

    Paris’s Answer

    His spouse is not obligated to pay support to his children, however you could argue that if he receives support from his spouse then that reduces his expenses making more income available for the children. Additionally, you can ask that income be imputed to him for his off the books work, however you will need to present some evidence. You should be aware that if you present credible evidence however, then that will demonstrate that he is committing public benefits fraud and he may lose the benefits.

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  • What can I do or file to get my 3 children back in my custody?

    I signed temporary custody of my 3 children over to my mom and step dad back in 2010 and was wanting to regain my custody back. All of the legal proceedings took place in Georgia but we all now reside in the state of Michigan.

    Paris’s Answer

    If you meet the jurisdictional requirements in Michigan then you can file for custody in Michigan. It depends on how long you and the children have been living in Michigan.

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  • What is the protocol when dealing with other side in a contested divorce

    what is the normal protocol when dealing with other side in trying to resolve a property dispute in a divorce???/ i.e. phone contact to other side, just letter's, try to set up a face to face with both clients and attorneys to try to resolve. conf...

    Paris’s Answer

    You can take any of the approaches that you mention. The approach often depends on the level of conflict between the parties, and the typical litigation strategy of the attorney.

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  • Can child support be modified if ex-wife changes job and decreases her income voluntarily?

    I have 50/50 legal/physical custody of children. I pay child support due to making more money. My ex-wife voluntarily quit a Mon-Fri 7-4 job making decent money to a job working as a hair dresser. This change was not made in the best interest o...

    Paris’s Answer

    You can argue that income should be imputed to her based on the fact that she is capable of working more hours at a higher pay, but she chose to take a lower paying job. She may respond with evidence regarding an inability to care for the children with her former hours.

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  • How do you serve divorce papers to someone who won't answer the door?

    A private process server has made three attempts to serve divorce papers to my husband. They say it is obvious someone is home with his car on the driveway and AC running yet my husband will not answer the door. I have already relayed his typical ...

    Paris’s Answer

    If you have made diligent attempts to have him served personally, then you can make a request to the court for an alternative service method. The process server should try to serve him several times at different times of the day in various locations, if you know of any other places he frequents other than his home.

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  • Considering divorce after a year and a half ,

    My spouses income is a lot more then my own and she normally was able to pay for things that I couldn't afford..My question is can I ask for alimony,and as my spouse was paying the insurance on our vehicles,and my medical insurance was threw her ...

    Paris’s Answer

    You should consult with a divorce attorney and share more facts, however your chances of receiving spousal support after a year and a half marriage are not high. Also once you are divorced you are not eligible to be carried on her medical insurance.

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  • I want to divorce my wife and need to know where to start?

    Too much arguing in front of kids, tried therapy, counseling, etc. Im just tired of it. I have one child who is mine and the other a stepson. Wife seems too unreasonable and I pay the bills and her way for everthing and am underappreciated. We...

    Paris’s Answer

    You can file a complaint for divorce. Depending on how long you have been married, she may be eligible for spousal support. If she is given primary physical custody, then you will be obligated to pay child support for the child that you have in common. You should consult with a family law attorney to learn your legal rights and obligations prior to filing.

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  • Am I obligated to pay arrears to my former spouse if she waited three years to submit divorce documents to DFAS?

    I'm a military retiree. A percent of my pension was allocated to my former spouse under the 10-10 rule in my divorce agreement. Three years ago, I retired. My former spouse did not submit her application to DFAS despite my recommendations. I volu...

    Paris’s Answer

    It depends on your divorce decree. If the court ordered you to pay a specific amount, then that is what you are required to pay. Unless the decree required her to seek direct payment through DFAS, then she was not required to seek direct payment through DFAS. You should have an attorney review your divorce decree.

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