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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Indiana on
Q: Can I just leave pregnant wife and two children?

10 months ago, I discovered my wife had an affair with a felon sex offender in 2013. Just before affair started, she had me removed from house with an ex-parte TRO; just after affair ended, she vacated TRO. When I discovered affair, I contacted several lawyers and prosecutors office to see if... Read more »

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Russell B. Cate answered on May 6, 2016

Being legal and having consequences are two different things. Just because you may be able to leave does not mean you will not have consequences for doing so. First of all, the two of you are still married which means you would need to get a divorce. Second of all, you will be obligated to pay... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Indiana on
Q: I'm going to court over child support and the mothers attorney requested my tax forms.

He then gave the mother a full pdf copy of the form including my wife's, my sons and my social security numbers. Is this legal? I never gave my consent for this information to be provided to her. Shouldn't the attorney blacked out my familys private information? Do I have a case?

Russell B. Cate
Russell B. Cate answered on May 6, 2016

Good practice is to redact SSN from the tax returns. As far as having a case, unlikely. In order to have a case you have to be able to show you were damaged. I am guessing that other than having your SSN passed along without your consent you have not suffered financial harm as a result.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Legal Malpractice for Indiana on
Q: My ex use to work for the prosecutors office. She has contacted an old friend at the court house asking to be notified

If I file any motions. Is this legal for the court employee to watch for and notify her?

Russell B. Cate
Russell B. Cate answered on May 6, 2016

Court filings are a matter of public record so anyone can look to see what has been filed. I do not believe it is illegal for your ex's friend to "keep an eye out" for incoming filings.

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Indiana on
Q: I have a 10 year suspension for DUI's. how can I get my license back?

I have been without my license for 5 of the 10 years so far.

Russell B. Cate
Russell B. Cate answered on May 6, 2016

You may be able to petition the court for specialized driving privileges so that you can resume driving. I would strongly recommend hiring a lawyer to assist with this process.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: What can happen for recording a fight in my house that started because of a rumor?
Russell B. Cate
Russell B. Cate answered on May 6, 2016

I am not certain what you are asking. More detail is needed to be able to accurately respond to your inquiry.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: What can I do?

My husband and father in law got arrested for possession of stolen property and a 50,005 cash bond My father in law has wrote a letter stating my husband was not involved that he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time! We filed for a motion of discovery and waiting He didn't do... Read more »

Russell B. Cate
Russell B. Cate answered on May 6, 2016

Your husband's lawyer should file a request for a bond reduction. If you are unhappy with the services of your husband's public defender your only other option is to hire counsel, even if for the limited purpose of filing for a bond reduction.

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