Robert Guillory Esq
About Robert Guillory EsqOver 32 years experience. General practice focusing on Divorce/Family Law, Mortgage Foreclosure Defense, Personal Injury, Landlord/Tenant and general civil and criminal litigation. Attorney Guillory is a lifelong resident of the Biddeford/Saco area. He also has many contacts and satisfied clients in the Lewiston/Auburn area. When not practicing law you can often find Bob on the golf course.
Directory Practice Areas
- Domestic Violence
- Family Law
- Foreclosure Defense
- Landlord Tenant
- Personal Injury
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|University of Maine - School of Law||J.D. (1980)||Law|
|Colby College||B.A.||Government and American Studies|
|Member, Maine State Bar|
|member, York County Bar Association|
- Overall: 238th
- Overall: 6 Answers
- This Year: 2 Answers
Q. I have a business in Maine (LLC-I'm the sole owner). I'm going to divorce my spouse. What can happen to the business?
A: A lot CAN happen to the business. The better question is what will likely happen to the business. In Maine the court must divide the marital property equitably, note not necessarily equally. The first question is whether or not the LLC is marital property. If you became owner during the marriage then it is presumed to be marital property subject to division by the court. If it is they type of business that really would have no value if you were not a part of it, ie a personal service type business, it will most likely be set aside to you. The question will be what is the value of the business and should your spouse be entitled to something of value to compensate her for you getting the whole business. There is a lot that goes into it so you should consult an attorney personally.
Q. Is there a difference between a Divorce Decree and a Divorce Judgement? In the state of Maine.
A: In Maine they are called Divorce Judgments. In some states they document granting the divorce is called a decree. They essentially do the same thing.
Q. If a couple divorce in maine does their property automatically became a 50/50 split?
A: No nothing is automatic. The court will divide the marital property equitably. Keep in mind that marital property usually but not always means property acquired during the term of the marriage.
Q. I WANT TO KNOW HOW I CAN GET VISITATION RIGHTS OR GRANDPARENT RIGHTS, HERE IN THE STATE OF MAINE?
A: To get these rights in Maine is almost impossible. You would have to show the Court that at some point in the child's life you were essentially acting as the child's parent with the consent of the biological parents. You have to prove you were in the position of being a "de facto" parent and that now your contact has been cut off and that it would be in the best interest of the child for you to have contact. In Maine parent's rights are protected and it is presumed that they know what's best for their children. If they decide to cut off contact between the child and the grandparent it is their decision t make and unless there are extreme circumstances the court will not overturn that decision. Sorry I can't offer you a more optimistic view.
Q. In Maine, if my ex loses her job, will my child support increase?
A: It might and it might not. If she isn't working then she won't need daycare so this could make your support go down. Your support will not change until someone files a motion to modify it based on a change in circumstances. You can log on to the Pine Tree Legal website and use their child support worksheet to run numbers to figure what the new support number might be by plugging in your income, hers and the daycare and health insurance numbers. Remember any agreement you two might come to is not enforceable until it is signed by the Judge.
Q. My wife hasn't worked since we got married, I sent her to school, nw she filed for divorce, do i have to pay alimony?
A: Asking for and getting are two different things. First it depends what state you are in. Most lawyers give a free consultation. Call a couple and find one you feel comfortable with.