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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Missouri on
Q: I filed paternity in Missouri where child was born. Will mother of child be served in Louisiana, where she lives?
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 25, 2021

She can be, yes, so long as you specify her address

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Missouri on
Q: Do I have to file another paternity petition in the state girlfriend moved to? I Filed in Missouri where child was born.
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 25, 2021

No, you file it in one state. Was the child born/conceived in Missouri? If so, that would be the appropriate state for a paternity action.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Missouri on
Q: I'm in the process of filing for paternity. What happens if girlfriend leaves state before she can be served? Missouri.

We live in Branson, Missouri

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 25, 2021

You can get her served in another state.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Municipal Law for Missouri on
Q: What do i do if the prosecutor of my case has lost my firearm and it's legal and in my name and has no charges
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 22, 2021

The prosecutor does not retain custody of people's belongings, but regardless I would speak to a criminal attorney to better help you with your question.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: I had a SIS over 7 years ago for Child Support. How do I get this removed from my background check.

It shows up as "pleading guilty of a felony" it's preventing me from getting back my CCW which I had before after the SIS. I am trying to start a P.I. business and need this resolved. I served my country and still working for federal govt for totaling 32 years and hold a Top Secret... Read more »

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 22, 2021

You can seek expungement, depending on the greater specifics of your history.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Missouri on
Q: What steps could my mother take if I left home permanently?

I am 17 years old and I was just curious about what I could expect if I choose to leave home permanently. Is this something I could do?

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 22, 2021

There are specifics to becoming emancipated, one of which includes not living with your parents. Feel free to contact me if you have further specific questions.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: My last felony conviction was in 1978 breaking and entering stealing looking to get my guns rights back

gun rights

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 22, 2021

You can seek expungement of your convictions and try to move forward with having those rights restored.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Missouri on
Q: My little sister is 17, she graduates early and wants to move in with me is that possible?

We were all adopted, her adopted family is horrible. There has been many wellness checks on her from me. Many DFS calls on the family so much stress she ran away and they brought her back. She is 17 she graduates early, and would like to live with me. I've contacted so many people and they... Read more »

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 22, 2021

It might be easiest for her to seek emancipation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Missouri on
Q: I am 17 years old and I was wondering what actions my mother could take if I left home without her permission.
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 19, 2021

Do you mean with regard to discipline? The state offers quite broad protections for a parent to discipline as they see fit. If you were wanting to leave the house on a permanent basis and seek emancipation, then that is different.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: I need to remove a felony charge that should of been charged as a misdemeanor
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 14, 2021

I would need to know more about your case. You could either seek expungement or need to reach out to the court clerk about the error.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Kansas on
Q: When can a felon own a gun in Kansas again? It’s been 6 years, no other infractions. Was att agg robbery.

Level 3 person felony I believe was where it fell on the table.

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 14, 2021

You would either to have your convictions expunged or pardoned. Even then, it becomes more of an issue on the federal level.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kansas on
Q: Welfare check in KS. Someone requested for my residence. I was not in danger, just had a argument with boyfriend.

The argument was resolved. Few minutes later, loud pounding at my door. Idk who it was, I knew it wasn't my BF. They said police here for walfare check. I then said I didn't request one. Open door slightly and told them ok I am good. They ask can they come in I said no I don't want... Read more »

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 11, 2021

I'd recommend either getting a public defender or hiring a criminal defense attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Missouri on
Q: Does my father need a will?

My father has recorded beneficiary deeds for all of his land and houses. He has also added TOD to his vehicles. He has given all of his other assets (furniture etc.) away to someone within the family. My mother preceded him in death and they had a will together with different terms, such as the... Read more »

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 11, 2021

I would encourage him to update his will.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Missouri on
Q: My husband is in jail for domestic violence against me. He has his first hearing tomorrow , should I be there?

He was served the warrant last week arrested and is currently in jail being held without bond. He is charged with 3 counts child endangerment, 1 assault 2nd degree, and unlawful use of a firearm (displaying) all felony charges. I have a victims advocate, but she will not return my phone calls. I... Read more »

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 11, 2021

Do you have an attorney? If so, I would reach out to them to get the information. I would also need to know more about the hearing. If you feel safe and comfortable enough to go to the court proceeding, I would encourage you to attend with your victim advocate if you can get ahold of her. Depending... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Missouri on
Q: What happens if the child is not with the parent getting child support.

And they receive the money but are told by the other person tell them they cannot use it or they will get in trouble. And they want to use it to fix the room for said child so they can get the child back.

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 11, 2021

You should reach out to family law attorney to rectify the situation and to better assist you.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Missouri on
Q: State of Missouri. I called child support to get mom to pay child support. They said they cant do anything due to covid

Is this true?

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 11, 2021

It depends on who you called. Is there a current income withholding order in place? I would reach out to DFS to see if they can help. Otherwise, I'd recommend seeking legal counsel from a family law attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Missouri on
Q: If a Missouri case is in Division 35 would it be concerning custody or abuse?
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 11, 2021

What county in Missouri?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Missouri on
Q: Can I send my affidavit via email in missouri Petition to proceed as a poor person
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 11, 2021

You need to file your Petition to Proceed as a Poor Person via mail or in-person.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Missouri on
Q: Can a judge make u get a lawyer when I waited right and informed I was coming Pro se for a D felony

Resulted from an illegal search and seizure...he conducted search after he told us we were free 2 go

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 11, 2021

The judge can advise you that proceeding without an attorney may not be the best when faced with a felony charge. In order for you to proceed pro se, the judge has to make sure that you fully understand certain things prior to actually representing yourself and that you have the capacity to proceed... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Missouri on
Q: Can a motel tell you that you can't have you belongings with you or tell you that you have to let them see the room
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 11, 2021

I would need to know more about the details of the situation to better answer your question.

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