I had tribal court today and I'm native American (Chickasaw) My aunt who is white has guardianship of my two boys and 10-15 minutes before court she wants to call and tell me we had court today at 1:30 so there was no way I could have made it there on time , will I get in trouble if I missed... View More
If it was a guardianship hearing, you will most likely not get in trouble. Many parents with children in guardianships do not appear in court. However, your failure to appear at court hearings could be detrimental to you in the future. If there comes a time when you would like the children returned...View More
I have the title with both our names on it and was wondering if I can get half the worth he kicked us out and wouldn't let us stay made it very toxic so we left. I have been staying in an apartment which becomes expensive when you got everything taken from you. I wanted to go to small claims... View More
Property disputes on tribal land can be complex, and it's crucial to consult with an attorney familiar with tribal law and land rights in your specific jurisdiction. They can provide guidance on your options for seeking a fair division of the property's worth and advise you on the best...View More
I was arrested on an extradition warrant and held in the Pontotoc county jail on a failure to pay fines on another felony case. Because I am a citizen of a sovereign Indian Nation, and live in Indian country. Any warrant. or governors warrant must be addressed to my tribe. I was held in jail for... View More
Jurisdiction in Indian country can be a very complex issue as it involves a nuanced interplay of tribal, state, and federal laws. Generally, extradition processes involving Native American tribes might require collaboration between tribal, state, and possibly federal authorities to properly address...View More
I'm sorry to hear about your situation. To address potential illegal transfers or fraudulent actions in regard to a will or deed, it is advisable to seek out legal representation to assist in potentially rectifying this matter. They can help review the available evidence, including the...View More
She has to show some fault on the part of the casino. Having the chairs too close to each other to prevent egress might be a claim, but further research is required. Gaming casinos typically have a six month claims filing deadline, so do not delay in seeking an attorney with experience in that...View More
Ive went down to the list of personal injury attorneys online and no one will take on my case of it being on tribal grounds or something like that ireally didnt understand what they ment all i know is win river security assault and battered me for no reason im a good customer to them a local that... View More
I understand your concerns regarding the incident at Win-River Casino on tribal grounds. It's essential to find an attorney familiar with tribal law and personal injury cases. I recommend seeking legal assistance from an attorney experienced in both California personal injury law and tribal...View More
So on the the 5th of this month i was physically assaulted and then handcuffed and then detained by winriver casino security and i didnt say any threatening words or come at them in any threating way at all .they physically and mentally messed me up and i want justice for there actions and i dont... View More
Security guards are authorized to use reasonable force to prevent harm or protect others, but they must act within the boundaries of the law. If you believe you were physically assaulted without justification by casino security, you may have grounds to seek legal recourse for excessive use of...View More
Greetings, Sir, I am an American citizen, I am 60 years old, homeless, and I do not have a social security card, and I do not have an identity or any proof that qualifies me to obtain an entity for me. Can you help me? Thank you.
I'm really sorry to hear that you're experiencing this. In California, you may begin by reaching out to local social services or nonprofit organizations that assist with obtaining identification and essential documents. They might be able to help you gather necessary documentation and...View More
I know the documents exist. But also have family that dislike me that have worked in those departments as administrators. I am being mislead and homeless. My tribe has took my home, have not helped me with any type of shelter nor resources. This is concerning my home, my grandmother has purchased... View More
I understand that this is an extremely difficult and stressful situation for you. You have certain rights to access documents and records. Consider contacting a legal aid organization or an attorney who has experience in tribal law and property rights, who can guide you through the proper legal...View More
As an attorney based in California, I am not aware of specific law firms in Oregon that handle university lawsuits involving Title IX, sealed records, and registrar issues. However, you can conduct a search online or contact the Oregon State Bar for referrals to law firms or attorneys experienced...View More
Driveing took the car keys and told the coos i choked her she later recanted her story and admited i didnt touch her she was just mad but we split up she got jealous and said i forced her to write the statements also sent me serveral incriminateing messages and attacked me afterwards i went to... View More
I would be to consult with another experienced attorney to explore the possibility of filing an appeal. Strong evidence in your favor, such as messages, pictures, and hand-written letters, may support your case. An attorney well-versed in tribal court proceedings and appellate practice would be...View More
Ex husband is a tribal member, we had written a parental agreement including an amount he would pay monthly. It was stamped and certified, I believe, by their judge. The agreement has not been honored in over a year. I live out of the state I was divorced in (AZ), Id like to file here if its... View More
Once all parties have moved to another state, it is generally possible to register the order in the state where the child is now residing. Generally you need court permission to move a child out of state once a custody order has been entered (at least in Nebraska). If that did not happen before...View More
MY position is that the dept dcyf/cps failed at doing their part and same w the tribe they have both lost the opportunity 2 do their job. The tribe, well the tribe reps failed at representing their tribe member by not supporting MY Children the entire... View More
If you wish to stop the out-of-state move of your two children from Washington to Wyoming, you should immediately consult with an attorney in Washington who is familiar with child custody and ICWA (Indian Child Welfare Act) matters. An attorney can help you assess the situation, determine if an...View More
For questions related to Native American rights and reservation matters, it is essential to consult with an attorney who is well-versed in tribal law and regulations specific to the reservation where you reside.
In matters involving termination of parental rights in tribal court, the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) typically applies. ICWA sets specific requirements and procedures for child custody cases involving Native American children and aims to preserve the integrity of Native American families and...View More
The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) is a federal law designed to protect the rights and interests of Native American children in child custody proceedings. While ICWA sets guidelines and requirements for state court proceedings involving Native American children, it generally does not apply to...View More
Yes, sovereign domestic violence laws grant tribal nations the authority to prosecute non-Native individuals who commit domestic violence against Native American partners or family members. Interstate domestic violence laws deal with cases where incidents occur across state lines. Laws and...View More
Native enrolled mom and 4 kids. I have been a stay at home mom for 11 years. Non native husband/father has worked out of state, has only been in the home 1 week a month, he only provides income and health insurance the entire 11 years. Our reservation is in the upper peninsula. I have raised the... View More
Assuming you are in the midst of a divorce, you should negotiate this arrangement now. Otherwise, you can later file a motion to change domicile if it becomes necessary to relocate. However, there is a whole host of criteria a judge would need to consider at that time other than just it makes...View More
A doubtful statute refers to a law or legal provision that is unclear or ambiguous in its meaning or application. When a court construes a doubtful statute, it means that the court is interpreting and giving meaning to the statute in order to determine its intended scope and effect within the...View More
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