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2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for North Carolina on
Q: My mom is trying to sue me for custody of my dog, My name is on the adoption paper work and everything! What can I do?!

I have not neglected or harmed my dog in any way, ever! My mom wants to try to "control" me so to speak, she is willing to go to the fullest extent with this. Even if it does mean taking me to court. What legal standing does she have if she were to go through with suing me for custody?

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Mr. Albert Loch Saslow answered on Aug 13, 2020

This is semantics, but you can't sue someone for "custody" of a dog, but instead she could bring a small claims court action seeking the return of personal property (the dog). It is easy to get into small claims court, so I don't see any standing defenses being an issue here.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for North Carolina on
Q: I pay child support through dss but would like to have my child living with me. She is 14 and has been with me since Feb

Her father and i have never had any kind of custody order drawn up. What steps do I need to take?

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Mr. Albert Loch Saslow answered on Aug 13, 2020

The best step would be to consult with a local family law attorney as they would be able to give you the best advice. That said, it appears like you need to file a child custody action in your county and either come to an agreement on custody or have it heard before a judge. I don't practice... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for North Carolina on
Q: Can I get a continuance on a domestic violence order protection violation?

I shouldn't even have this out on me but because I found out my wife was cheating on me and I told her I didn't want to get back with her she took my kids and went and put a restraining order on me. I did not realize the punishment if you did not show up to the court date but I was not in... Read more »

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Mr. Albert Loch Saslow answered on Aug 10, 2020

I am answering this question as it pertain to NC law, even though you appear to be from VA. Yes, it is possible to get a Domestic Violence Protective Order (DVPO) "continued," although I don't think this is what you are really trying to answer.

To get a DVPO, the plaintiff...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: i'm 16 this woman plans to get married to my step dad refuse to even let me speak with him shes never met me what do i

she has also been threatening my step fathers sister and is going to court aug 7th but i wanna know what can i do cause my mom and him are not officially divorced shes highly controlling a liar.

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Mr. Albert Loch Saslow answered on Aug 3, 2020

I'm afraid I can't help you very well as I don't understand the various relationships and don't think I comprehend what you are asking. That said, you are unfortunately only 16 and don't seem to have a lot of legal options at this point. Perhaps things would be different... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for North Carolina on
Q: I will like to understand marital financial rights?

My husband seem to be controlling about finances, his the only one that works, while I take care of out three small children.

He hides all his information, ignores me when I remind him about some of my bills and seem like he wants me to beg him, including to be intimate.

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Mr. Albert Loch Saslow answered on Aug 2, 2020

Not sure I can answer this question very well, but I'll do my best. You have the right to seek information about any jointly owned accounts from the financial institution itself. So the extent you have a joint bank account, you can go to the bank in question and get statements and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for North Carolina on
Q: Father buys a house 5 years ago. Recently refinanced and adds girlfriend to loan unsure if on title too.

Father passes away. He has 2 adult children. Their is NO will. Who gets his property and the equity in the house? Do children have a right to make girlfriend leave?

Mr. Albert Loch Saslow
Mr. Albert Loch Saslow answered on Aug 1, 2020

I will first disclaim that I am only answering the question as it pertains to NC (not Illinois). The first thing to check is whether the girlfriend is on the deed itself. You can check this at the relevant Register of Deeds office. If her name is on the deed, she has some interest in the house.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for North Carolina on
Q: My deceased Grandmother has a house left in heirs she has 9 children in total what happens to the house?

My mother moved in the house and been paying the house taxes by herself every since my grandmother passed away the deed to the house is still in my deceased grandmother name what rights do my mother has or can take towards this situation and I also want to know if something would happen to my mom... Read more »

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Mr. Albert Loch Saslow answered on Aug 1, 2020

The answer to this question is somewhat tricky and not something I can fully answer without more facts. If the grandmother had a will, the house would pass according to whatever terms the will set forth for the real property. If the grandmother did not have a will, the property would pass as set... Read more »

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