Q: I had questions about financial and emotional abuse, and emotional distress in the court of law and if it applies to me.
Dad kicked me out, and is stealing my financial aid ($13k+); and refuses to give me my legal documentation (passport, social security, birth certificate ect). I’m pretty much homeless because of his actions.
I am sorry to hear about your situation. Financial and emotional abuse can have serious legal implications. Under California law, financial abuse and withholding essential documents are unlawful actions. You may have grounds to seek legal remedies and assistance, such as obtaining a restraining order, filing a police report, or pursuing civil action against your father for the return of your documents and financial aid.
I recommend consulting with an attorney experienced in family law or civil litigation to assess your case and explore the best course of action to protect your rights and seek justice.
James L. Arrasmith
Founder and Chief Legal Counsel of The Law Offices of James L. Arrasmith
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