She recently started dating a guy that has mental illness as well (Suicidal)and they want to live together the only way she can get an apartment by herself is if she has her daughter with her. How can I prevent that?
He spit in my face aggressively took my cell, I (admit) threw a small wood sign at wall, he then punched me in my mouth..my mouth bloody, (I was 5 months pregnant)I then called 911on home phone he disconnected phone line, State is pressing charges on me??? I cant afford a lawyer. Been with this man... Read more »
If you were charged with misdemeanor assault - DV, you are not entitled to a public defender because there is no jail time associated with the charges. There are agencies in Maricopa County whose mission is to assist women in leaving abusive relationships. Please seek the help of one of these...Read more »
I was at her house the day she lost the kids, I flew in that day only hours before. The smallest one (1yr) fell off of the couch and hit her head and became unresponsive. A CT scan showed nothing out of the ordinary but a tox screen came back positive for Amphetamine. Since then the oldest... Read more »
If you are going to remain unrepresented (not advisable, but not everyone can afford to hire an attorney), you may be able to speak directly with the Guardian ad Litem. If that is the case, I would recommend you attempt to do so. Depending on the likelihood of placement with the sperm donor or some...Read more »
I agree with Mr. Cramer and would go a step farther and explain that one of the things that affects the cost is your objective. I have a set fee for prospective clients who are merely seeking the best plea offer they can get and/or do not want to go to court. If your objective is to fight to the...Read more »
She has had our daughter temporarily for 7 months while we have fallen on hard times. We signed over temporary guardianship. He and I broke up and he's now at ODYSSEY house trying to get into the parent program with our daughter. Once she is there, the program will determine visitation. In the... Read more »
I agree with Mr. Wood that your situation is likely complicated by the fact that your husband also consented to the guardianship. My impression is that you are not ready to take back full custody at this time but are Yosemite about the restrictions on your visitation. The other concern I would have...Read more »
https://www.azcourts.gov/selfservicecenter has a lot of helpful information and is easy to navigate. Although it is not your state, https://www.familylawselfhelpcenter.org/ is another great source of information. If you are near Tucson or Phoenix, you can check with the law schools and see if they...Read more »
I am going to venture a guess that you are charged with a misdemeanor and the prosecutor is not seeking jail time. Under those circumstances, the courts have found that you do not have a constitutional right to counsel because your liberty is not at risk.
My three year old son has never had his father in his life. He is not listed on the birth certificate & he has my last name. Father has never paid a dime in child support or provided any emotional or physical support. I will getting married soon and we are expecting another child. Can my husband... Read more »
Two things could complicate your attempts to have your fiance from adopting your eldest: if you were married to the sperm donor at conception, at birth, or anytime between; or paternity has been previously established. You are still going to have to explain to a judge why the male who was present...Read more »
Niece is 15 and her cousin is 30 he has sent her pictures or his private part but it’s sent from Snapchat and the pictures weren’t saved. The whole conversation is saved but no pictures. In the conversation he does state he’s going to send it and also more than once, he states in one of the... Read more »
The short answer is yes, you can sue. You could file a suit claiming negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, etc. The real question is does the pervy cousin have assets worth the fight? If he owns a home, has a high-paying job, or there is some other asset which may be able to be...Read more »
I found out that he is having an affair with the wife of my cousin. He admitted the affair started either 1985 or 1989 and continued on till November 2019 but I know they are still talking Jan 17, 2020
If you and your husband have no minor children and your assets are not complex, you may be able to navigate the process without an attorney. Visit https://www.azcourts.gov/selfservicecenter for all the forms you will need to file. If you open a business or have substantial assets, the process will...Read more »
My fear is that I won't be able to cross the border if convicted of a criminal charge. I was riding my Off road vehicle in the desert - there was a wash out on the trail so I took a well used trail around it. But as I took the trail I observed someone waving to me. I approached them. It was a Fish... Read more »
It is highly unlikely that a nonviolent misdemeanor conviction would have any effect on your admissibility into the US. 8 USC 1182 lists the factors which may make a non-citizen inadmissible to the US. The two sections which most closely relate to your question are (2)(A)(i)(I) crime involving...Read more »
I would go one step farther than Mr. Wood: this question is IMPOSSIBLE to answer without further information. (I also would not refer to someone who has, to date, merely impregnated someone as a "father." You have to earn that title.) Misdemeanor? Felony? Ties to the community? Criminal history?...Read more »
I gave birth at home. It was planned, my second all natural birth. She came at 37 weeks just like my previous daughter. She was pink she cried she nursed she pooped. We went to sleep when I awoke she was not breathing. Called 911. Was told at hospital she had died. Then I was held in the room where... Read more »
First, I cannot imagine what you are going through. I wish you the strength to weather this storm, the patience to deal with the government bureaucracies, and the resiliency of spirit to bounce back from this ordeal when you reach the other side.
Me and my boyfriend were dating for three months prior to him turning 18. Recently, we were at my house and were messing around play fighting and he accidentally damaged my room causing my mom to believe that he hits on me. I dismounted the allegations and she now wants to end my relationship and... Read more »
If she received a single charge and she has no previous juvenile history in Utah, she has virtually no chance of being placed in a juvenile detention facility. If you look at Form 1 in the Utah Juvenile Sentencing Guidelines...Read more »
I have no income and the Court would not give me a appointed attorney unless I pleaded guilty. but am pleading not guilty and now have a bench trial with no public defender for a first degree misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia/use in the pinal justice court my question is that am I being... Read more »
I lost custody due to a very short-lived drug issue. I have been clean for over 3 years and completed all the requirements from the court. My ex husband wouldnt even let me talk to my kids until early this year. I got him to agree to let me see them every other weekend while he supervised. I want... Read more »
Mr. Craig, in my opinion, is spot on. I believe any trial judge would likely award you more time; two hours supervised every two weeks is a very long way from equitable. If you can prove you have been clean for three years, had a good relationship with the children prior to the issues which caused...Read more »
Maybe never. If you plead guilty to or are convicted of trafficking and the vehicle was used in the process; the state could take the vehicle under asset forfeiture. You might have to buy it back at auction. Regardless, you should arrange for another means of transportation to make your court...Read more »
The answer to both your questions is most likely yes. I would advise you to speak with a local family law attorney knowledgeable in emancipation to clarify the specifics of your situation, but, generally minors are considered emancipated once they marry and Arizona law requires recognition of...Read more »
I pay child support and we have never gone to court for custody or any visitation orders. No restraining orders or anything. We were never married. She even changed my son’s last name without my consent, even though I am on the birth certificate. I haven’t seen my son in 3 years. Can’t... Read more »
Unfortunately, you have little recourse without an order from the Court. I presume the child lives in Utah with the other parent. If you truly cannot afford the court fees, you can request a waiver. I would refer you to utcourts.gov and look at the self-help section for family law.
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