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Q: My bf is in jail on 2 counts simple domestic. In carter county. First charge of this. Wat is normal sentance?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Sep 24, 2018
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer
He should not plead guilty to Domestic Assault under any circumstances. That conviction is worse than some Felonies. Hire a competent attorney now and prepare for a Preliminary Hearing. If you are the alleged Victim, do not be coerced into testifying to things that did not occur by the DA.

Q: Had prelimanary hearing set for today to question arresting officer on probable cause for pulling me over, he didnt show

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Sep 24, 2018
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer
It is up to the Court whether to Dismiss for Lack of Prosecution or not. There may be other Witnesses besides the arresting Officer also. If there is a charge for Introduction of Controlled Substance into a Penal Facility then you have a separate serious problem. Hire a competent attorney.

Q: If my grandma signed a nursing home arbitration agreement two days before she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, is it

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 24, 2018
Reece B. Morrel Jr's answer
You probably should consult with an attorney on this one. Your specific case will be very "fact-intensive."

In order to sign a contract, you must have "legal capacity." If your grandmother did not have legal capacity (due to Alzheimer's), the next question to ask is whether or not the nursing home knew or should have known that she did not have legal capacity.

By the way, on it's face, there is nothing wrong about having an arbitration clause - they are very common and are...

Q: I'm 5 months pregnant. Can I get child support during pregnancy?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support on
Answered on Sep 24, 2018
T. J. Jesky's answer
There is no question that you will have expenses associated with the pregnancy. In order to answer your question, it depends on the State. Some States permit child support during pregnancy and some do not.

The problem with obtaining a child support for an unborn child deals with establishing paternity for the unborn child. However, if the father is willing to acknowledge his paternity, then it becomes must easier. If the father is not willing to acknowledge paternity prior to...

Q: my Ex and and I have joint custody of our (2) kids but they both live with me. My 16 is living with his father.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for New York on
Answered on Sep 24, 2018
Nina Mironenko's answer
Please clarify: are there 3 children? You say "they both live with me. My 16 is living with his father".

Also, child support in NYS is payable until age 21, unless the child is self-supporting or in the military.

If you each have residential custody of one child, not paying child support to each other only makes sense if your incomes are almost equal. If one of you has a higher income than the other, then that parent would pay more to the other for child support....

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