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Ronald L. Freeman
This seems like a question best for your current lawyer as they will have the facts and details of your case.
This seems like a question best for your current lawyer as they will have the facts and details of your case.
Renea Overstreet
The power of attorney does not give your mother any authority beyond what is in the document. Your mother would need a court order to take away your parental rights. You may want to consider whether it's a good idea to have your mother as your power of attorney if she makes such threats. As your... Read More
The power of attorney does not give your mother any authority beyond what is in the document. Your mother would need a court order to take away your... Read More

Can I legally kick my husband out?

Answered a day ago by attorney Renea Overstreet | 1 Answer

Legal Topics: Family Law

Renea Overstreet
If you file for divorce, you can get an order requiring him to move out. As long as he's married to you, he can assert his right to live in the house. Have you ever called the police for the abuse? If so, you may be able to get a protective order that requires him to move.
If you file for divorce, you can get an order requiring him to move out. As long as he's married to you, he can assert his right to live in the... Read More
Diana L. Anderson
You can revoke the power of attorney and draft a new one.  Typically a power of attorney is not changed, just re-drafted.  
You can revoke the power of attorney and draft a new one.  Typically a power of attorney is not changed, just re-drafted.  
David B. Karp
Who has legal custody of your child now? if it is the father, and the father is not taking care of her but someone else is, you can file a motion with the court to seek primary placement of your child. Courts do not like "self-help" measures, so I do not recommend grabbing your chiild and having... Read More
Who has legal custody of your child now? if it is the father, and the father is not taking care of her but someone else is, you can file a motion... Read More
David J. Hutchinson
you have not made it clear what your parents' situation is. Have they passed away? Are they in bad health? If there is money there for you, could you not arrange a loan of enough to get you to be able to go on your own? Your husband should not ordinarily get any of this inheritance as long as you... Read More
you have not made it clear what your parents' situation is. Have they passed away? Are they in bad health? If there is money there for you, could you... Read More
Susan J. Pearlstein
dad can try and stop you from moving with your daughter.  he can ask the court to schedule a relocation hearing and then it would be up to the court to decide whether your daughter can go  with you to florida.  you should talk to a family law laywer in the PA county where you live... Read More
dad can try and stop you from moving with your daughter.  he can ask the court to schedule a relocation hearing and then it would be up to the... Read More
Renea Overstreet
What state and county are you in? In Texas, spousal maintenance generally only lasts for a fixed period of time. It's difficult to provide feedback without knowing more about your divorce decree. However, you should certainly get an attorney as soon as possible in the county where the decree was... Read More
What state and county are you in? In Texas, spousal maintenance generally only lasts for a fixed period of time. It's difficult to provide feedback... Read More
Richard L. Hughes
If you deem it necessary, you can ask the Court to modify conditions of visitation so that it is supervised. It is not clear from your question which parent has primary custody. If it is wife, this may be a time to ask for a change of primary custody. What you have done so far is good. You will... Read More
If you deem it necessary, you can ask the Court to modify conditions of visitation so that it is supervised. It is not clear from your question which... Read More

Student loan debt inequality in marriage

Answered 7 days ago by attorney Renea Overstreet | 1 Answer

Legal Topics: Family Law

Renea Overstreet
Generally, any debt that is incurred before marriage is the separate debt of the person who incurred the debt. Sometimes people incurr debt together before marriage if they both sign loan documents, for instance, when buying a car. In this case, only one person incurred student loan debt; however,... Read More
Generally, any debt that is incurred before marriage is the separate debt of the person who incurred the debt. Sometimes people incurr debt together... Read More
Richard L. Hughes
You should get the benefit of the marital interest but there are several reasons that may not happen. Was it a lease? It will likely have to be litigated.
You should get the benefit of the marital interest but there are several reasons that may not happen. Was it a lease? It will likely have to be... Read More
Diana L. Anderson
This is going to be very difficult because of his mental health issues.  You can try have DCP&P assist you with the termination, or go through the adoption process, serve him with the papers, and if he doesn't respond then the adoption will be granted.  
This is going to be very difficult because of his mental health issues.  You can try have DCP&P assist you with the termination, or go... Read More
Diana L. Anderson
First, you need to sign up for a credit protection service that will prevent someone from opening credit cards in your name.  You should file a police report clalming identity theft again, and indicate to the mortgage company that the documents were fraudulently obtained.  You can seek... Read More
First, you need to sign up for a credit protection service that will prevent someone from opening credit cards in your name.  You should file a... Read More

Can I go home to work on family issues?

Answered 11 days ago by attorney David R. Hartwig | 1 Answer

Legal Topics: Family Law

David R. Hartwig
That is a problem. You might be able to seek a modification of the orders to see about some kind of reconciliation, or similar process. I offer an initial consultation, 1/2 hour without charge. As you are outside of Utah, we could handle that via telephone. Should you be interesed in consulting on... Read More
That is a problem. You might be able to seek a modification of the orders to see about some kind of reconciliation, or similar process. I offer an... Read More
David B. Karp
A child's wishes is a factor under the Wisconsin's custody and placement statute, but there are many factors that the court must consider. Given the age of your child at 7 years old, I wouldn't think the child's wishes would carry very much weight in the courtroom. What is of concern though is... Read More
A child's wishes is a factor under the Wisconsin's custody and placement statute, but there are many factors that the court must consider. Given the... Read More
Cindy S. Vova
   Unfortunately, there are no grandparent "visitation" rights in Florida. I wish I could give you better news, but the law here does not provide for those rights  in a typical family situation.  There are exceptions, of course, when, for example, parents are taken away from... Read More
   Unfortunately, there are no grandparent "visitation" rights in Florida. I wish I could give you better news, but the law here does not... Read More

can i fire lawyer

Answered 13 days ago by attorney Edward J. Zohn | 1 Answer

Legal Topics: Family Law

Edward J. Zohn
With family cases in New Jersey, "contingency" attorney fees are not allowed. And you can almost always fire your attorney, as long as a scheduled trial is not too close. Edward Zohn Attorney at Law
With family cases in New Jersey, "contingency" attorney fees are not allowed. And you can almost always fire your attorney, as long as a scheduled... Read More

What rights do Ex Husband's Girlfriend have?

Answered 18 days ago by attorney Bruce A. Mandel | 1 Answer

Legal Topics: Family Law

Bruce A. Mandel
The short answer is that the girlfriend has no rights with respect to the child you have with your ex-husband.  
The short answer is that the girlfriend has no rights with respect to the child you have with your ex-husband.  
Bruce A. Mandel
Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has authority to remove a child from a home for abuse and/or neglect.  You should contact DCFS, rather than ignore them, but you should take adequate steps to secure your house so that the social worker is convinced that you have fixed the... Read More
Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has authority to remove a child from a home for abuse and/or neglect.  You should contact... Read More
David B. Karp
When it comes to dividiing retirement benefits, either pension benefis or 401k plans, you are well advised to hire an attorney or employment -financial benefits expert to draft a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO), for the division of the plan. You shouldn't be doing this on your own. The... Read More
When it comes to dividiing retirement benefits, either pension benefis or 401k plans, you are well advised to hire an attorney or employment... Read More
Kathleen M. Quayhackx
The answer to your question is "Yes".  Hire a lawyer immediately.  If you would like to talk to me further, call me at 586-465-4198. Tom Stotz
The answer to your question is "Yes".  Hire a lawyer immediately.  If you would like to talk to me further, call me at 586-465-4198. Tom... Read More

Child custody

Answered 27 days ago by attorney Marshal S. Willick, Esq. | 1 Answer

Legal Topics: Family Law

Marshal S. Willick, Esq.
Short answer is "no" but . . . .  If both parents are on the birth certificate, they have presumptive joint legal and joint physical custody.  That said, you have every right to be concerned if the father has a history of DUI, and you should take steps (i.e., get a protective court order... Read More
Short answer is "no" but . . . .  If both parents are on the birth certificate, they have presumptive joint legal and joint physical... Read More
Donna R. Miller
Write to the attorney immediately and tell him you do not agree to the terms.  You should check with an attorney as soon as possible.  Most offer no/low cost consultation to start.     DONNA R. MILLER Telephone 515.245.4300 | Fax 515.245.4452  Email... Read More
Write to the attorney immediately and tell him you do not agree to the terms.  You should check with an attorney as soon as possible.  Most... Read More
Diana L. Anderson
Unfortunately there are no grandparents rights in New Jersey unless the grandparent had previously been the primary care giver for the child.  
Unfortunately there are no grandparents rights in New Jersey unless the grandparent had previously been the primary care giver for the child.  
Family Law
A family law attorney can guide you through the many legal issues facing couples, parents and their children. Family law lawyers can work with individuals who are engaged or married to create pre-nuptial agreements and post-nuptial agreements. Family law attorneys will also work with individuals and couples seeking to start or grow a family through adoption. And law firms can work with individuals who are getting divorced to negotiate a divorce agreement, including alimony, palimony, the division of property and debts, child custody, child support and visitation.
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