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January 2019 Archives

How complicated would it be for my husband to adopt my 9 year old son?

Q: Been married almost 2 years. Together almost 6. Sons father has had very little to do with him. I filed for custody a year ago and was told to have bio father served. History of domestic violence. No address for him. Last I heard was a message almost a year ago from him saying he would sign over rights... how complicated and expensive will it be for my husband to adopt our son?

Trying to start my simple divorce process but spouse is nowhere to be found and family ignores my messages?

Q: We don't have any asset's together, no children, I reach out to the family on social media and see they read my messages and they refuse to give me any information. What fees and time frame am I looking at to finalize this divorce?

What rights do a wife have if the husband was ask to leave her house then she still wants payments for a reception after 7 year?

Q: I was ask to leave due to her son moving back in the household, was told her kids comes before me even if i am paying have the bills because it's her apartment. Her family and friends is always at the house.

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Seeking to retain counsel for child support case in Westchester County Family Court.

Q: Ordered to pay $1,200.00/mn (bi-weekly payments of $600.00 to DSS) for child support in May of 2018. Custodial parent no longer receives public assistance and is requesting $800/wk, a $10,000.00 deposit for child's college fund, and payments upto the age of 26 years old. I am willing to pay additional for childcare expenses, but only if custodial parent agrees to seek employment as she is refusing to work. I also provide medical benefits to child through my employer. Trying to be fair, not abused. Thank you! 

Is it illegal for me to pick up my son from school without the approval of his mother?

Q: There is no court order in terms of custody or visitation. There is a child support order. My son is 8 years old and we have a strong relationship. We live in NY. My son wants me to pick him up from school, she doesn't want me to. Can the school prevent me from picking him up if she is not present? Can I be arrested for going against her orders?

Is there a statue of limitation on signing divorce papers?

Q: I was granted a divorce by the Supreme Court on March 15,2018. Up until today my ex and her attorney have not presented me and my attorney with the paperwork to sign to finalize the divorce. Is there something I can do to speed up the process? I was told what I have to pay her in alimony and other things and I just want to give her what she is entitled to and move on to move on with my life. Thank you for your help!

How can I have my child support stopped if my daughter moved out to live with her boyfriend & his mother?

Q: After years of seeing her mother use control over her & I that also affected my visitations. I haven't seen my daughter in 6 yrs & my daughter and mother were fighting and she moved out 2 months ago. She still attends H.S. with a 3.7 GPA and turns 18 in Jan & graduates june 2019. She want the child support paid directly to her and I'm more than willing if I can get it terminated and pay until age 21. So far my ex-wife haven't even told me that our daughter moved out and I see why because she wants to keep collecting the child support $607 bi-weekly.

How can i make sure my ex boyfriend doesnt come near my unborn baby?

Q: I'm only three months and he has done the most. you'd think finding out that i was pregnant would change somethings but it didnt. He exposed me threatened to kill me and my little sister if i even gave an abortion, i have a court case open with him, several police reports on him (DV), and he's been admitted to a hospital for trying to overdose on tylenol. i dont want him around my child if he can threaten my litlle sister and do all of these other things how can he not try something with my child? i do not trust him and he's good at being persuasive and getting people to believe hes right and im wrong kind of thing. ni want my baby to be safe please help me before my baby gets here.

How do I go about having the sheriff serve the other party at their work place?

Q: I have filled for full custody and don't really have any one to help me with serving the children's father. Plus he bouces around after work so his job would be the best place to get him served but not sure about how to get the sheriff to go to Hawthorne NY.

Can I serve the other parent by certified mail? For full custody

Q: Father wants joint custody I (mother) wants full custody .. children reside with me. We can not agree. We live in Westchester county .. father family member served me for joint custody. I filed for full custody .. but I have no one to serve him..

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