My husband and I purchased a home and was manipulated into adding my son and his children's mother to our deed. The agreement was for them to pay half of the mortgage. After adding them the the deed we have received no money for the mortgage nor bills. However, I have been abused mentally,... View More
The friend was not even her husband, but she was reported for family violence, and she had never lived in the same house with her. Will I still be prosecuted? How many years is the statute of limitations?
The statute of limitations depends on which type of family violence charge you are facing. There are several criminal offenses that qualify as family violence cases. Some charges like simple battery and criminal trespass are misdemeanors while others, such as aggravated assault or criminal damage...View More
Only those individuals who have received training administered or approved by the Office of the Child Advocate may serve as a GAL in a proceeding concerning the custody or welfare of a child. O.C.G.A. 15-11-9(b). A GAL shall receive such training as provided...View More
Together and of course live together, we were working on our problems together to make it work. Well last Sunday he decided to put his hands on me again and was arrested. The judge denied bond since he was already on a bond for the first case going to trial still. So he sits in Henry county jail... View More
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. I'M GOING THROUGH A CASE FOR BATTERY FAMILY VIOLENCE THAT MY KIDS MOTHER REPORT ON ME. WE HAVEN'T BEEN TOGETHER FOR 5 YEARS NOW BUT SHE STILL LIVES IN MY HOUSE SINCE I'VE BEEN TRYING TO KEEP MY KIDS CLOSE TO HER THE MORE THAT I CAN. THIS PERSON HAS MEDICAL... View More
My FIRM advice is to hire a local attorney who practices both basic criminal defense as well a Family law. The issues are combined and the right work on the Family Law case will profoundly benefit your criminal matter. It is also a great wedge against her to force her to be more responsible. You...View More
It's my assistant manager and I'm trying to get him promoted, but he has to have open availability. The case hasn't even made it to superior court yet and may not. His lawyer is court appointed and ignoring him(not returning phone calls or messages). Thank you in advance.
The above is correct and it stinks when the PD is ignoring the clients needs. Unfortunately often the PD's are dramatically overworked and cannot provide the services and attention that a private lawyer can, so it may be a good idea to call some LOCAL lawyers and inquire about hiring them....View More
Absolutely you can be prosecuted under a few different pathways and this is a very precarious position for you. The state is very familiar with putative victims trying to assist and support their loved ones when they may have said something that is inculpatory, and they have a TON of tools to...View More
The judge doesn't ever make anyone represent themselves. If you cannot afford an attorney, the court does not assign you an attorney in a family law case. You can contact legal aid to see if pro bono representation is available, or you can try to hire an attorney who will pursue...View More
I do not have the $3000 to $10,000 for an attorney for a divorce. He has not contributed to the household since stopping his direct deposit the last week of November 2021. There’s physical abuse, adultery and even a USB PLUG he put in my house at some point with a hidden camera. What do I do? We... View More
You have said that this is a complicated case, but cannot afford a retainer. Your options are to save up to hire an attorney, or you can file the case without an attorney. For the type of case that you have described, your litigation budget should be around $20,000. A $5000 retainer is not going...View More
You probably do have to go. The mediator can keep you separate the whole time. They also should have sent you a domestic violence screening form ahead of time. You can also hire an attorney to help you at the mediation.
I need to know if he Can do this because I’m in treatment & he has done this ever since we found out about the reoccurrence in my bones last holiday season. I’ve been back in treatment since then & this is constant. I can’t argue with him in case he actually does this. Thanks
The court cannot interfere in a marriage unless someone files for divorce or separation. So, he can take you off his insurance. The fact that he had threatened to do that while you are battling this illness probably tells you what should happen next. You should speak to an attorney immediately...View More
I'm in a strange position, because of the family violence misdemeanors I'm not able to have a firearm, but I'm not a felon and there isn't a clear path to restore those rights. Pardons are for felons, so I can't go that route. When I was convicted my Lawyer never told me... View More
In short, the time that the law gives you to petition the court to withdraw your plea has expired. (Hence, the law is not on your side) As such, you would need a prosecutor/solicitor to consent to a withdrawal in order for sentence to be undone. Thereafter, the judge would have to accept the...View More
As it sounds and from the perspective of the report maker, generally the police officer investigating the incident. It is not a conclusive finding in an investigation, and primary aggressor is most important when determining who is going to be arrested and then during the prosecution it becomes...View More
You are facing a super hard issue and the world is not very understanding.
The main issue is that no one should be in fear, especially children, at home. And a call to police is undeniable that you were scared, so the state is going to take a position that the call was valid and therefore...View More
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