Personalized Focus for Your Family Law Matter Contact Me

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:

What Happens When You Have a 19-Year-Old Daughter with Down Syndrome to The Family Court Orders?

A:

If your daughter is now 19 the court no longer has the authority to address any issues with regard to your daughter. If your divorce decree provided that support continues, that would still give the court the ability to address any outstanding issues. You may want to talk with an attorney that specializes in disability law because these issues are very complicated and have many aspects that must be considered in deciding what is best for your daughter.

Q:

How Can You Get Temporary Spousal Support from You Spouse Who Abandoned You?

A:

You may start a divorce action. You can then ask for a temporary hearing. A temporary hearing addresses issues that need to be resolved during the divorce proceeding. Your mortgage payment certainly falls within that need. The timing is important so seeking an experienced family attorney who can guide you through the necessary steps is critical.

Q:

Can I Get Custody of My Daughter if I Am the Dad?

A:

You have two choices. One is to seek a modification of custody or a modification of the parenting schedule. Each has different standards to meet. It is much more difficult to modify custody. I suggest you seek out an experienced family law attorney who can inform you of the standards and whether you have enough to proceed ahead.

Q:

Can I Get Full Custody of My Step Sons?

A:

It is very difficult to get custody of your stepsons. I suggest you consult with an experienced family law attorney as there are many facts that must be explored to begin to answer this question.

Q:

Can I Get Engaged While Still Married?

A:

You can become engaged but may not marry until you are divorced.