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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I was told my a child support DA that bill is no longer in effect.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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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: My father recently had a stroke and I will be his primary caregiver - I am his daughter. My brother moved into my

Parents home in early March saying it would be for a couple of days - he has not left. He and I don’t get along and he pushed me the day he moved in. Can I get an emergency restraining order to have him leave so I can bring my father home? We live in Merced - California.

Jackie Marie Howard
Jackie Marie Howard answered on May 14, 2021

I'm sorry to hear about your father. It's good you are able to see to his care. If you contact the County Superior Court, they will be able to direct you regarding the process for application of a restraining order. Seeking local counsel can provide you with the support and guidance... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law and Criminal Law for California on
Q: Drunk grandmother hit my 17 year old daughter my 19 year old son defends his sister and he gets put in jail what do i do
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on May 13, 2021

more info will be needed

obviously, you need to get a lawyer either private or by requesting the court appoint the public defender at the arraignment.

write out all the facts and have any wits do the same so the lawyer can evaluate the case and determine if it was self defense or...
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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: I have a restraining order I want removed on my ex . There is 2, his po put a criminal 1 on him,

I am the victim, I never asked for the criminal one and I dont want the original one

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

courts really look at the victim as the State of California.........what you want is often not important to the DA/Court.

consult with his underlying lawyer for guidance.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: My son is being harrassed by a person living on the same property and that person filed a restraining against him

My son is the caregiver for the owner of the property. The property owner is disabled with MS and cannot live alone. The person who filed gave FALSE information, her allegations are lies. She was arrested for calling him a fagot and rested arrest, If he has to leave is friend the owner will have... Read more »

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

you need to make an appt with a lawyer asap.

there may be some Americans with Disability Act violations or Elder Abuse Law issues.

find a lawyer in your area

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Wife issued temporary restraining order with false allegations. Should I also file a restraining order against her?

My Wife of 3 months has issued a temporary domestic restraining order against me with false allegations. She is an alcoholic and has blackouts in which she becomes irrationally violent, She strikes me, verbally assaults me, and has threatened me with a knife before. I have a recording of once such... Read more »

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

THE BEST ADVICE I COULD GIVE IS FOR YOU TO CONSULT WITH A LAWYER TO GO OVER ALL THE FACTS.

THE FACTS PRESENTED SUGGEST THAT YOU COULD USE A RO TOO.

IS THERE A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CRIMINAL CHARGE PENDING?

IF SO AND YOU CAN'T AFFORD A LAWYER, ASK THE COURT TO APPOINT A...
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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: I have a past domestic violence record that was expunged. It was back in 2005. I would like to know if I can buy a gun?

I live in California. It was a misdemeanor. I was 18. I'm scared with these new gun purpose gun laws. Open carry is scary.

William Joseph Duffy
William Joseph Duffy answered on Apr 28, 2021

10-year Ban under California law from date of DV conviction. There is however a Federal lifetime ban on firearms.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Collections and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: I need a divorce/family law attorney to file a few papers and come tell the courts that my ex-husband is in contempt.

My ex-husband is well off & has stopped paying support against court orders. I believe this is called contempt, and need a divorce/family law attorney to let the courts know & enforce collection. Any help finding one is much appreciated! Thank you. ~

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 23, 2021

what court are you dealing with?.............

if Riverside County I will give you some names................

Dale Gribow Attorney at Law 760 837 7500

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Communications Law, Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: I'm being neural remote monitored I need a lawyer to sue them
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 18, 2021

more info needed to understand.

however, i do not do that sore of litigation.

that would be civil litigation, not criminal.

chances are you would only find a lawyer to do so on an hourly, not on a contingency

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: How can I see if someone has PFA against me in California?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 17, 2021

IF YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT PROTECTION FROM ABUSE, YOU MAY WANT TO RETAIN A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR TO RESEARCH SAME.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for California on
Q: Can a domestic violence case thats been dismissed along with dropped charges be reopen? I never went to testify.

This happen in the state of Oklahoma. I didn't go to testify and so the case was close and dismissed. The case was close in

November 5,2020. I didn't want to press any charges at the time.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 6, 2021

you need to ask for a consultation with an Oklahoma Lawyer.

if case is dismissed it is over..............but it just may not have been prosecuted for some reason

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: My brother has a court date in Id. and now lives here in Ca. What happens if he does not appear for his court date? Can

we take care of this from here. He was homeless when I told him he could come live with me. His charged with domestic battery. Can his wife get charges dropped ?

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

more info needed.

the case jurisdiction is Idaho and that is where a judge will determine what happens.

it is not up to a victim to determine if charges are to be dropped.

in the eyes of the law the state of Idaho is the victim.

depending on the facts maybe he could...
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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: My ex wont give me back my 3 dogs . We live together for 9 yrs he has restraining order against me wont give them back

We live together for almost 10 yrs. We had 5 dogs 1 of them he will pay for all the vet ect expenses but i use to feed and pay for everything on 3 of them now they have 9 yrs 8 yrs and 6 yrs i was always taking care of them . They were my emocional support dogs i need them ... he put a... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Mar 23, 2021

YOU NEED TO SET UP A CONSULTATION WITH A FAMILY LAW ATTY ASAP..........OR CONSIDER SMALL CLAIMS???

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Are there “no contact” clauses in bail bond contracts that prohibit contact between offenders and Victims in California?

Domestic violence charges

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Mar 22, 2021

it is usually ordered by the court.........

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