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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Domestic Violence and Family Law for California on
Q: Child support and threats to harm if I go through court.

Was in an abusive relation for 22 years. August 2018, finally left. Agreed on $200 wk child support (even though he makes a lot of $ & I was stay @home mom.) By Sept, I hadn’t received anything from him. Filed paperwork through court. He found out & freaked out. He sent text msgs saying... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 26, 2021

you need a lawyer...............NOW.

preserve the messages, so you can present them to the court.

you want the court to make an order.

Most of us on the DV or Criminal section do not do family law.

I would encourage you to get a local lawyer or contact Legal Aid etc.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Intellectual Property and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Last night my boyfriend, 19, got into an argument with his dad. His dad told him to get out or he’d get his gun.

He pays rent as well, and his dad gave him absolutely no warning, but as soon as he said he was getting his gun, he went upstairs and we left as quickly as we could. He didn’t give him the opportunity to take any of his personal belongings, which he owns all of so hopefully his dad won’t touch... Read more »

Joseph Abrams
Joseph Abrams answered on Jul 25, 2021

I'm not sure kind of legal advice you are looking for? If you're concerned about an illegal eviction, there may be some novel legal argument to make, which is not my area of practice. If your concerned about threats that were made, you can report them to your local police department if... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: My bf was arrested for domestic violence. I told police I don’t want to press charges. What else can I do to help him?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 16, 2021

ideally hire your own lawyer to work his boyfriends lawyer to advise that you do not want to testify or will not show.................

absent that talk to boyfriend's lawyer.

it is not up to you. The victim is the People of the State of California, represented by the DA.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: OC CA disabled looking for an attorney who specializes in Realestate and is willing to work with payments. Please

Was unable to file grant deed, fraud against me by people who should be helping me.

Multiple properties involved. So there is money i had Covid for the last year twice im permanently disabled Been unable to get help.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 13, 2021

if you can't find a lawyer on this site, maybe consider Legal Aid........

you can also google Real Estate Lawyers in OC.................

i am in Palm Springs and focus on accidents and DUI........

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Domestic Violence, Environmental and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Can I sue my building if my room keeps flooding since I moved in

I live in a single room occupancy its very unhealthy for me I was also going thru an domestic violence and when I asked repeatedly to move and even contacted victims of violent crime and the women's against violent acts the building management pretended to move me to another unit in the... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 7, 2021

more info is needed.

clearly, this facility is not up to code.

you have an inherent promise of habitability when you move somewhere.

you can go to small claims; report to state and city etc

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Identity Theft for California on
Q: Can you check to see if i have a warrant in ventura county my boyfriend is attempting to get rid of me. For a reason.

I know something about him that he absolutely doesnt want told. So he has planned ling and hard to make me appear something i am not. He physically and mentally terrorizes me.

John Karas
John Karas answered on Jul 5, 2021

As Abraham Lincoln (who was an attorney before he became president) once said, "An attorney's stock in trade is his (or her) time". If you want an attorney to find out if there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, hire a lawyer.

Otherwise, go on the Ventura County...
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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for California on
Q: I want to know of different approaches of going against a restraining order
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 23, 2021

MORE INFO NEEDED.

LAW IS FACT-DRIVEN.

IN THAT REGARD I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO TYPE UP ALL THE FACTS AND MAKE AN APPT FOR A FREE CONSULTATION WITH A CRIMINAL LAWYER IN YOUR AREA.

YOU MAY HAVE TO MEET WITH MORE THAN ONE AND IF YOU HAVE EVERYTHING TYPES UP YOU WON'T HAVE...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Sexual Harassment and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: Can I plead 5th

If I lied when calling cops about dv about some of the other questions they asked (has he ever done this or that) and said yes and now i got a subpoena to be at court can I plead the 5th? I mean I read they can charge you if you lied.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 14, 2021

lying to the police is not a good thing.

you should discuss your plight with a criminal lawyer, at a consultation, asap.

many DV victims later say they lied, so the odds are that the police and DA will not believe you.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: my kids mom recently 4 days ago was arrested on domestic violencea

i dont want to try no more few years ago she left us and went w a guy and my daughter said he touched her .i filed for custody and gave me temporarily because she never showed up. but i wanted my kids to be w her , so i tried to work w her and her drinking got worse and her anger got worse. she... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 11, 2021

MORE INFO NEEDED...WHAT IS THE QUESTION.

NORMALLY THE QUESTION IS WHETHER THE VICTIM SPOUSE CAN DROP THE CHARGES...............THE ANSWER IS NO.

THE VICTIM IS THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND THUS THE DA HAS TO DROP CHARGES.

HOWEVER, IF YOU RETAIN A LAWYER S/HE CAN...
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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: domestic violence issues and tenant rights ? I am being kicked out for being a victim of domestic violence?

My girlfriend has been arrested for the second time for domestic violence. I want to leave, but I want to take our cat with me also. I am being forced to move out for being a victim.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 9, 2021

more info needed.

a lawyer would want to review the lease and have a more complete understanding of the facts. Who has the lease?

i assume the domestic violence was in your apartment and you were the victim and the landlord is afraid of a repeat performance?

was this the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: What forms do I file if R didnt make paymnts to P as order on stipulation?

4/14/18 DVRO/Stipulation -ordered R' to make paymnts directly to P' every 15th of month for support. 2 month payments were received with memo "Support". 8/14/18 We reconciled, during this time R' would transfer funds to my account for household, food, etc. none of these... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 2, 2021

MORE INFO NEEDED.

ADVICE FROM AN ATTORNEY IS ONLY AS GOOD AS THE INFO REC'D.

IF YOU HAD A LAWYER, THAT IS THE PERSON TO WHOM YOU SHOULD POSE THE QUESTION.

S/HE HAS ALL THE INFO ON THE CASE AND ANY LAWYER ANSWERING HEREIN, I WOULD NOT TRUST OVER THAT OF MY INFORMED LAWYER.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: I need a pronoun that know domestic violence victim rights

Da da addvicate never represented me no evidence of a history 18yrs long judge Rita f Lin granted 643,$in restitution it been 3 yrs now there claiming stauit of limitations thank to the PO who never filed the clam

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 2, 2021

MUCH MORE INFO NEEDED AND CLARITY ON WHAT IS NEEDED.

IF CASE WAS FILED YOU SHOULD HAVE A PUBLIC DEFENDER, IF NOT REQUEST ONE.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Domestic Violence, Native American Law and Securities Law for California on
Q: Dose pachanga security have a right to put their hands on me due to haveing no I'd on my person far from 21 , 43?

Wasn't in casino took dog out to potty security approached ?about my Id in witch I had none boyfriend did .I was demanded to leave in a direction I did know at all I explained I'm not going that way and I'm going back inside to buy breakfast and then I was going to leave I... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 1, 2021

Contact a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)--they give free consults. It's possible you have a case though I'm not sure if it is likely to cover the costs of bringing it.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Does my family have a right to custody of my daughter if her father has abandoned her and I am unable to see her?

So here's the situation: back in January the father of my daughter and her babysitter and her daughter (also the people I was living with) refused to let me leave the house with my daughter. I attempted to leave and due to being in similar situations in the past with my daughter father I... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on May 27, 2021

more info needed.

for an accurate answer, you need to consult with a family law (divorce) attorney.

Domestic violence is a criminal matter and you should have hired or had a public defender appointed to represent you on the criminal proceedings.

however, criminal lawyers...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: 2021-Can child support be stopped if the fathers is incarceration for domestic violence against the non custodial paren?

I was told my a child support DA that bill is no longer in effect. However...I am reading different through research.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on May 26, 2021

this is not so much a criminal/domestic violence question as it is a Family Law issue.

maybe repost with family law attorneys.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Hi, I how do I go about filling paper work to remove a protective order that was for me? I’ve never been in danger.

For some reason, the court has the protective order in place until 2023. The case has been dismissed for months now. I called the court but they directed me to the distric attorney office and they give me the run around and aren’t sure why it’s still in place also. I need help please.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on May 25, 2021

more info needed.

why don't you make a consultation with a local criminal lawyer?

if the DA won't accommodate you then either you go pro per or retain a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: I charge my husband with abuse and now have to testify .do I have to or can I use the 505 spouse privlage in hawaii
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on May 23, 2021

did it happen in Hawaii?

California lawyers don't know anything about the law in Hawaii.

as a rule, the injured party (you), do not have the right/ability to drop charges.

the charges are by the State of California vs your husband.

you should consult with a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: I have a DV 110 which was amended by the judge but never explained and never served to the defendant/respondent.
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on May 20, 2021

i need more info and completed question

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Is it a violation of DVRO to have someone else ask me a question for them?

I have a dvro that protects me and my children from their father. It states no contact directly or indirectly. He had his mother text me to ask if he could send the kids a video of him. And that he doesn’t want to violate the order but would like to send the video if I will allow it.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on May 18, 2021

IF IT SAYS DIRECT OR INDIRECT, THIS WOULD BE A VIOLATION.............

HOWEVER, DO YOU NOT WANT HIM TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH YOUR KIDS?

I AM SURE YOU WANT TO DO WHAT IS IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE KIDS WHILE FOLLOWING THE LAW......

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: How can i drop domestic violence purchase against someone
David  Vaughn
David Vaughn answered on May 15, 2021

I think you may be asking, "How do you drop domestic violence charges against someone?" The way criminal charges work is that the alleged victim does not have the legal authority to drop criminal charges against anyone (or to bring criminal charges against anyone). Instead, charges are... Read more »

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