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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for New Jersey on
Q: Can a defendant request a rescheduling online for a restraining order hearing if they're given 2 days notice?
Michael Andrew Conte
Michael Andrew Conte
answered on May 28, 2024

It is up to the judge. File an adjournment request with that judge via JEDS, provide the reason you are making the request, and ask the judge for his/her chambers staff to contact you to advise as to whether the adjournment is granted. Otherwise, appear at the appointed time.

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0 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence, Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Q: Parental rights when domestic violence is present.

My husband and I have been separated for over a year but not divorced yet because I am not mentally ready. I was the main caretaker of our child since he was 4 months old. We have had domestic violence incidents where I have made police reports multiple times. I have also pressed charges and stayed... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Q: If i witnessed child abuse in November 2023, is it too late to report it

I was too scared to report this at the time, because my child’s father still lived with me. I’m scared to get in trouble for not reporting it earlier but i’m scared for my child being with him. I saw him on the cameras hurting my child and he also told other people about it. He made me... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Texas on
Q: i have been charged for a class A misdemeanor in Texas. Warrant out for arrest i no longer live in texas

I have since moved out of state and i am unable to return to texas due to not being able to get time off from work. Can a Lawyer represent me on my behalf. The charge is for domestic violence.

John Cucci Jr.
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answered on May 25, 2024

If there is a warrant for your arrest, you will need to face it, and show up for a surrender. Otherwise, it will linger, and be a problem for you. Most police departments in the US, will not waste their time, if they run into you. But, you will be at risk for an arrest.

Some judges allow...
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0 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Kansas on
Q: Hi, I recently texted the police about my situation not intending to report my boyfriend but the police came and took hi

I got a call saying he has to pay $25000. $2500 to bail him out now.

I went to pay it but the officer said I am not eligible to pay it and need to find a cosigner.

And I contacted some of the people and they are hesitant.

Is there a way as a victim, I can drop charges?... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation and Domestic Violence for Pennsylvania on
Q: Hello, How to remove a man from my home? I own my home, there is no lease, he pays for nothing.

I have been telling him for months to get out. He quit his job over a year ago and has no car, or active license currently. We constantly fight about this and it is just uncomfortable and gives me terrible anxiety. What are my options to get this man out? :(

0 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for North Carolina on
Q: Just got order a civil summons domestic violence 50b in state of nc in cabarrus County. Will someone serve jail time?

Her allegations are all over the place. She literally contacted me and rip up the paper of the civil summons. I'm front of people. But the time on the order said 12pm.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: If a person been arrested for simple elderly abuse on 65 or older and the person only had a bruise no bleeding
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answered on May 23, 2024

Under California law, elder abuse is a serious offense, and even if the abuse results in a seemingly minor injury like a bruise, it can still lead to criminal charges.

In California, Penal Code Section 368 covers elder abuse. The law defines elder abuse as physical abuse, neglect, financial...
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0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Child Support, Civil Litigation and Domestic Violence for Florida on
Q: URGENT 61on disability got eviction5/18(retaliatory)hve docs pd need help dispute case24-004073-CO

do I get 30days 4 mtm no lease not late w rent? retaliatory

0 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Connecticut on
Q: I was denied my restraining order against Mandy management. How is that I wasn’t aware that I had to show the picture.

voice recording, and just denied as in as I am texting this message the pervert is upstairs listening to all my conversations and my meetings with my therapist and walks around up and down attic, putting juice to make flies. Come on the porch in the back and in the front. I am not crazy. There’s... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for Indiana on
Q: I got herpes from my ex boyfriend he refuses testing, HELP!!!

Between May of 2023 and May of 2024 I date a man, and find out he has not only multiple partners during this time, but I am diagnosed with Herpes. I had gotten ill shortly after dating him and diagnosed in July of 2023. I thought we would be together so it was not such and issue, during this time... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Domestic Violence for Washington on
Q: I have an ex being charged with DV, he also hasn’t paid rent and owes about 9k. He is currently on the lease.

Hi, I have an ex being charged with DV, there is not a lot of sufficient evidence so I’m not sure if the city will actually be going through with charging him. But, he has been on our lease and hasn’t paid rent in 8 months. He has been living in a different place but still stays at our... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Texas on
Q: What is continuous violence of a family member?

I was convicted to five years in prison for continuous violence of a family member I have never had or family violence on my record

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on May 20, 2024

A person commits an offense if, during a period that is 12 months or less in duration, the person two or more times engages in conduct that constitutes an offense under Section 22.01(a)(1) against another person or persons whose relationship to or association with the defendant is described by... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence, Family Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Q: A Decade of Neglect: Mother Seeking Justice Against CYS for Failing to Protect Four Children. We Need Legal Advice!

In May 2022, Lehigh County CYS conducted an investigation into the father of my four children was deemed "valid" and subsequently closed, yet CYS failed to inform me of this matter. Then, in August 2022, he was arrested for DUI while the children were in the car. Despite numerous reports... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Domestic Violence, Family Law and Immigration Law for Massachusetts on
Q: Can a single parent gain citizenship for themselves and their child without the other parent being involved due to dv?

Fleeing a violent and dangerous situation. A mother and daughter coming to the US would like citizenship and to become legal citizens. They are concerned as the father may not allow. Do they need to prove the DV situation or can they seek asylum?

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answered on May 17, 2024

In situations involving domestic violence (DV), a single parent may be able to gain citizenship for themselves and their child without the other parent's involvement. However, the process and requirements can vary depending on the specific circumstances and the country they are seeking asylum... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Juvenile Law for Idaho on
Q: how can i get emancipated in idaho legally without marriage at 17 after parents abuse me

I am a 16 year old in Idaho who is planning to get emancipated in the next year due to constant abuse throughout my life. I cannot get married or join the military. I am going to plan all I need and then ask for consent from my parents if they say no I'll take them to court.

0 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Maine on
Q: I missed my final court date for an ongoing domestic violence case and have a warrant because I did not receive a notice

I heard I could right a letter to have the warrant quashed and date rescheduled.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Family Law and Child Custody for Florida on
Q: How likely is it my kids would be taken if the abuse in the home was reported?

I live in an abusive home. I moved in with my grandparents in 2018 at the push of my grandmother. My grandmother adopted my sister for the money she gets, she tells she is going to leave her with me because she didn't sign up for the responsibility only the money. She calls her names, is... View More

Michael Ferrin
Michael Ferrin
answered on May 18, 2024

It sounds like you need to try and move out of the home and get away from the toxic environment. If you believe that a child is being abused, abandoned, or neglected, you should contact the department of children and families.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Juvenile Law for Florida on
Q: How likely is it my kids would be taken if this was reported?

I live in an abusive home. I moved in with my grandparents in 2018 at the push of my grandmother. My grandmother adopted my sister for the money she gets, she tells she is going to leave her with me because she didn't sign up for the responsibility only the money. She calls her names, is... View More

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answered on May 16, 2024

It is unlikely that your children will be taken away from you simply because you have a condition which requires you to take medication. Many people in society have bouts of anxiety and depression and society, including family court, understands and does not condemn people who are going through... View More

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