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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......

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Texas on
Q: I m a single mom,son's father, has extensive background/domestic+. Affected severely by stroke,filed for modification

The original court agreement required his son to supervise first third and fifth weekend of the month when my son turned three. His son agreed, however that has yet to happen and my son is now 6. They have maybe seen him 15 12 to 15 times in a period of 3 years now. So my son cries on the few times... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on May 18, 2021

You can't control his behavior but you can ask your Family Law attorney if anything can be done to modify the custody arrangement.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Michigan on
Q: Can I get into trouble if I tell the truth when I testify in court on Friday. The truth is different then then report

I panicked when writing police report and when talking to detective. Now I have to testify on friday and want to know if I will get into any legal trouble if I tell the truth which is diff then the report

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on May 18, 2021

Depends...police reports are not evidence, but if what happened is markedly different from what you reported, you could be charged with making a false report. It is, however, not uncommon that witness or victim testimony differs from what was in the report. Expect the prosecutor to try to reconcile... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: If dad filed a Emrgcy TPO & 2day had 1st hearing he cont'd & I asked 4 a lawyer can he still motion 2 dismiss it?

He said he wanted to continue it and then asked the judge if he could order us all to go to counseling? I wouldn't have a problem with it at all but the TPO would still stay and I wouldn't get to go to work & coach my girls? I work 4 my dad for 31 yrs! I feel like this was done to get... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 18, 2021

You need to speak to an attorney to get specific advice about a case in progress. This forum is best for general questions.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for Kentucky on
Q: If my girlfriend has an open cps case against her parents can they give their parental rights to my grandmother?

She is 16, I am 17, and my grandma has already talked to the social worker and said that would work, but her parents just now decided they would go through with it and I dont know if they will hold onto that. So if they do then how long would it take before my girlfriend lives with my grandma? If... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 18, 2021

No.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: My attorney filed this exparte art 3945 in divorce petition on April 29, 2020. Courts did not give me date til 6/22/20

I still have not seen or spoke to my little girl in over a year. Courts still did not see or hear any of my evidence to protect my child from her father and his son, mother, daughter who all abused my child.

My husband now has my little girl brainwashed... forcing her to lie about me to... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on May 17, 2021

I do not think you asked a question in your post and also, you have an attorney. You need to ask your questions to your attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: What do I do if I can't find a lawyer to represent me in a Emergency TPO on Monday 17th that my dad filed on the 3rd?

I have been calling to get advice and to get representation from a lawyer and no one is available with this short of time? I work with my dad coaching gymnastics and haven't been able to coach my kids since the 3rd of May? My Team parents have been calling and texting as well as the kids and I... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on May 17, 2021

This has probably passed since it’s the date in question, but you could seek a continuance. Consult with an attorney who can help you with the case going forward.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Tennessee on
Q: My ex took out a restraining order against me and perjured my address so I wouldnt be in court on the date.

I wasnt in court so I dont know what happened. I was never served. I texted her and I hear she filed for a violation of the order against me. What do I do? This isnt fair if its true.

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on May 17, 2021

Hire an attorney. He can look at the file, then file a Response and request a Hearing. By yourself you will be arrested and will not be able to effectively represent yourself.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Michigan on
Q: My boyfriend was very abusive and left marks all on my face and neck almost a week ago.I have photos to prove it..

Can I still go to the police station and press charges?..He got a domestic and arrested last July from hitting me but it was dismissed.I didn't go to court to testify against him.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on May 17, 2021

Absolutely you can. But if you are unwilling to testify again, the same result might happen.

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 Louisiana on
Q: Who would i the victim speak to on behalf of husband in a domestic violence case to assist in dropping charge

We went to 2 court dates at beginning of covid and never got any notification of any other date he was arrested 2 weeks ago fta on this matter but state kept the charges i never wanted to press charges

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 15, 2021

Go to the District Attorneys Office and fill out a drop charge form and hire a criminal defense lawyer for him.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Q: How long after a domestic abuse can I file charges if im not with the person anymore but still legally married ?
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on May 15, 2021

A crime should be reported as soon as possible to preserve the evidence.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Civil Litigation and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: What do I do if I can't find a lawyer to represent me in a Emergency TPO on Monday 17th that my dad filed on the 3rd?

I have been calling to get advice and to get representation from a lawyer and no one is available with this short of time? I work with my dad coaching gymnastics and haven't been able to coach my kids since the 3rd of May? My Team parents have been calling and texting as well as the kids and I... Read more »

V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on May 14, 2021

I’m so sorry to hear about your situation. What county is your case in? You may have to ask for a continuance. I’m happy to discuss the situation with you and see if we can assist at the hearing on Monday.

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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, Immigration Law and Landlord - Tenant for Texas on
Q: Can I terminate my lease if there is a domestic violence charge against me?

I am an immigrant on Daca and I am married to a U.S. citizen. My husband has criminal history. I've been suffering from many forms of abuse, including emotional, verbal and even physical. Because of his crimininal history , many times I hesitated to call the cops on him when he began acting... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on May 12, 2021

Being accused of a domestic violence is not a condition that allows you to break a lease without being responsible for paying future rent obligations under the lease agreement. If you break the lease, you will be responsible for your obligations under the rental agreement. You would probably be... Read more »

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 Oregon on
Q: how do i get my personal property from my ex that i have a restraining order on?

the police said its a civil matter if i want my 5th wheel, dirt bike and some other personal things back. I have a restraining order against him so i cant just go get my stuff. i went to prison for 3 years we were together 5years before that. i did sign the tittle over before i went in, in case... Read more »

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott answered on May 11, 2021

You raise at least two different potential issues - how to arrange to pick up your property and how to resolve disputes over who owns specific property. The later issue, if you can't informally resolve it, will likely require the assistance of a local attorney (who can also help with... Read more »

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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