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Jeffrey B Henry

Jeffrey Henry’s Answers

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  • Can I adopt my step daughter with out a lawyer?

    My husband's ex wife has not been in the life of their all most 13 year old daughter in 7 years. She just disappeared with no contact or visitation to the daughter. What can I do to adopt her.

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    It might happen if she agrees, otherwise it would be very hard to force over her objection even with the facts you allege. And doing it any which way without an attorney would be just about impossible. The rules on adoptions are very complex unfortunately

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  • What can I legally do?

    My ex husband's license has been suspended due to unpaid child support. I don't want my 12 year old to get in the car with him. What can I do to stop him?

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Is there a custody and visitation order? What rights does he have? If there isn't one you need one that limits his visits unless he has a valid license. If there is one you need it modified to include that issue

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  • Unmarried Mothers custody rights in MD

    I was in a relationship with my daughters father for 2 years when we broke up because he has another baby on the way. I was informed that in the state of Maryland neither parent has custody until custody is established by the courts. Although we h...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    It sounds like you are currently in a very strong position and the chances he would get custody would be extremely low assuming there are no really significant facts you are leaving out. That said, there is no order now and thus nothing to stop him from taking the child for a visit and not bringing the child back. If that were to happen that could obviously change some things because you would no longer have that solid argument about the child being with you only for so long. So it is important you get an order in place here while the facts are so very much on your side

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  • What's your take on online divorce filing?

    Legal advise wouldn't be necessary. ...no children, assets, property shared.

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    You can't file online but you can file without an attorney by getting all the forms you need and doing them all correctly. This is often not as easy for someone who doesn't know the system as many people think. I see a lot of folks who try but cannot quite get it done. But you can get the forms in Upper Marlboro at the paralegal office on the bottom floor end of the hall on the right. Having an attorney if you truly agree on everything is not very expensive and then you wouldn't have to deal with all the forms and wouldn't get stuck and be unable to finish

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  • Do you have to be "legally" separated for a year in Maryland before divorce?

    My husband and I have been living apart for a year but are not legally separated. I was not to file for separation and eventually sue for divorced based on adultery. Which he has admitted he is has been dating a girl for several months. I was told...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Whoever told you that is not helpful, as none of what they told you is true. You do not ever need to file for separation, in fact you cannot, there is no such thing. You can file now for divorce since you have been separated in reality for a year, you do not need to have filed anything else before now

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  • Divorce

    Need attorney for divorce

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    If all you want is to dina lawyer there is a find a lawyer tool here or you can click on any attorney you see to get their info. But this is a place to ask questions, the find a lawyer tool is how you find one

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