Domestic Violence Questions & Answers by State

Domestic Violence Questions & Answers

Q: My friend is in an abusive marriage but she's waiting for a green card.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Immigration Law for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 23, 2016

There are questions and answers similar to the mentioned situation on our website at http://aba-us.com/other-services/?lang=en. You can take a look for general information. Good luck.
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Q: Does school attendance matter if your on probation for domestic battery and your a month away from being 18

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Florida on
Answered on Aug 22, 2016

Are you asking about truancy laws or are you asking about probation?

Truancy: no.

Probation: maybe, depending on the terms of probation.
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Q: My ex husband was charged with DA and DDC. It's a first offense, but I'm 16 weeks pregnant. Does that effect his penalty

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Rhode Island on
Answered on Aug 21, 2016

Work with your attorney to ensure the case is well presented.
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Q: My bf Had A No contact Order On Me For M1 Dv And Caught Another Now F4 DV. Do you think He'll For sure Get Prison time?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 21, 2016

I believe this post is related to one that I recently answered. If he has been charged with an F4, he is now most likely in Common Pleas Court. Felonies have much greater consequences, one of which may include jail time.
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Q: My mother's husband punched her in the face. I want to file a domestic family violence charge on him. How ..

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Personal Injury and Domestic Violence on
Answered on Aug 21, 2016

Probelm in the victim may not cooperate--you call cops, cops interview her, she says she stumbled into a post......Get her to get medical treatment. Then if they report it maybe ......
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Q: I'm a student. I have been married for 7 years but separated a year after the marriage because of abuse.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Domestic Violence for Virginia on
Answered on Aug 20, 2016

This section is for criminal offenses. It sounds like you need to speak to a family law lawyer in MD. Click on "ask a lawyer" in the area of family law in MD on this website. Best of luck to you!
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Q: What will an appellate court think of the cell phone images of bruises on "someones" legs used as evidence against me?

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 20, 2016

If you didn't object to it at trial, they probably won't think anything at all of it. Appellate courts do not reconsider evidence. They might consider its admission into the record, if someone objected to it being admitted, but it sounds like that didn't happen. This is why you need to be represented by an attorney in any case.
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Q: is there a case for an autism child got a target burn mark on his butt on the last day of summer daycare?.

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence, Family Law and Personal Injury for Rhode Island on
Answered on Aug 19, 2016

Charges need to be pressed by the police and /or attorney general's office. A civil suit is possible if it can be shown that it happened at the daycare. Suggest the parents contact an attorney who provides free consultations.
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Q: Domestic violence is what has led my marriage to end . No children . Charges pending against spouse. divorce law to fil

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 19, 2016

You can obtain an "immediate divorce" based on Louisiana Civil Code Article 103(4). You still have to prove the violence occurred (even if he does not answer the divorce papers). It may be best to have a lawyer handle this case.
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Q: my boyfriend broke my window and got a dv how ling will the pretecrion order be over with we would like to be together

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 16, 2016

The MPO (mandatory protection order) will last until the case is resolved. The resolution can occur via: conviction, plea bargain or dropping of charges. If the circumstances are right a permanent protection order can be sought (be aware permanent protection orders are NOT easily given). As for the charge, the DA will make a decision based on the facts. If I was to venture a guess (and I do not have enough information to say definitely) he is probably looking at 3rd degree assault (maximum 6...
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Q: My fiancé hit me so hard and cause a hematoma in my eye and bruises. How do I report this. Have him pay for my medical ?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Personal Injury for Maryland on
Answered on Aug 16, 2016

Assume you filed police assault charges. If so he can pay and/or if Md. has a crime victims fund that may pay if you don't have insurance.
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Q: My husband is currently incarcerated for domestic abuse against me, what steps do I need to take to divorce him?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Domestic Violence for New Jersey on
Answered on Aug 15, 2016

In order to divorce your husband, you need to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney. A divorce complaint is the first step. Set up an appointment right away and you can start putting an end to this ordeal.
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Q: hi there my girlfriend and her brother kept being physically hit and threatened to leave the house for small issues

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Family Law, Personal Injury and Domestic Violence on
Answered on Aug 15, 2016

More a question for a counselor.Outcome finacially is if parent is incarcerated not much support. 21 year old is free to leave.They are an adult.14 year old needs to talk to a counselor.
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Q: How can I drop a PFA for my child's father if I wasn't the one who filed it?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Aug 12, 2016

If he's abusive why would you want it dropped? Discuss with your counselors. Short answer is because the law says until you are 18 you are to be protected.
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Q: Have a sanction from Feb. 2016. Lived in another state and received benefits. TRO in place. Sanction legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for New Jersey on
Answered on Aug 9, 2016

unclear what you mean by sanction. contact court asap
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Q: I have been dealing with abuse from my family dating back since before I was even in kindergarten. Physical, mental,

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Family Law and Personal Injury for Maryland on
Answered on Aug 9, 2016

Probably time to move. Generally, you can sue for physical abuse and extreme mental cruelty--but the problem is if the family members don't have money, where will the free lawyer you seek get paid from? Generally, if you are looking for a contingent fee lawyer, contact the Md. Assn for Justice. However, the law is not geared for your situation. Sorry.

Look into emdr therapy to get you enough space from anxiety and products of ptsd to move.
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Q: Can a get a domestic if a friends child said I grabbed there neck if I did not live there

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 9, 2016

You're really asking the wrong question. You may be correct that you are not legally a "family or household member" but the prosecutor will just amend the charge to assault. You need to get an attorney.
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Q: Can I get in trouble for speaking explicitly with a minor in Michigan online?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Domestic Violence and Juvenile Law for Michigan on
Answered on Aug 5, 2016

I'm not sure what is the connection between the chain email and your ad. Nevertheless, most likely, your action. May be the subject of a crim investigation investigation.
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Q: My ex son n law has domestic violence & DUI charges pending, going to trial in October

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 5, 2016

You can certainly ask the court to impose a supervision requirement on his visitation. Without proof of some sort of danger though, the court may not be inclined to grant your request.
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Q: My soon to be e ex broke my y leg a year and half ago I was afraid to report it and said I slippednin the tub.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Domestic Violence for Arizona on
Answered on Aug 5, 2016

Talk to your divorce lawyer about it. Technically you have a claim for assault etc. You may also be able to make a criminal claim though given your alternate version to the ER they may well decline unless witnesses.
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