Domestic Violence Questions & Answers

Q: Court minutes says "No Complaint" has been filed. Next day it states "Case close" in DV case. What does this mean?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Answered on Dec 17, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
more info needed.

with this little info, yes that is what it means.

the DA must have thought it was mutual combat or not enough evidence to get a conviction.

Q: Can a judge change his previously amended Temporary Restraining Order?

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for California on
Answered on Dec 17, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
more info needed.

judges can change orders but usually, there is a hearing where arguments are presented. Was there one you did not know about?

you have posted this on a crim/accident site and suggest you ask this of family law attorneys.

you really should retain a lawyer who can discover all the info and not just bits and pieces.

Q: where can i find an honest to god attorney who can defend me from a domestic violence charged being placed against me?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Family Law and Child Custody for California on
Answered on Dec 17, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
more info needed.

however, if you do not have funds you will have to request the court appoint a lawyer for you at your arraignment.

Prepare a detailed summary of all the facts so you do not forget to tell your lawyer any of the info.

Q: was arrested for DV 3 months ago. was told it was sent back due to insufficient evidence. Is it because its a weak case?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Answered on Dec 17, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
more info needed.

they probably said for further investigation rather than insignificant evidence.

it may mean something is missing and you should retain a lawyer if possible to assist you.

call me and i will give you some name.........dale gribow 760 8377500

Q: Effects of a no contact order in California

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Answered on Dec 17, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
more info needed

you need to retain a lawyer in your area or hers to write a self-serving letter setting forth the facts..............maybe even contacting the police about what she is doing though it is best to have your lawyer do that so you do not say something that can bite you in the fanny latter.

are you in a position to hire a lawyer? if so, I will try to help you find one........................contact me dale@dalegribowlaw.com or 760 837 7500

Q: How does one report abuse if the individual is over 18 but being abused by a parent? She is afraid to do it herself.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Texas on
Answered on Dec 17, 2018
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
Do you mean she is afraid to report it to the police?

Perhaps she can get help from the domestic violence hotline at 800−799−7233.

If the abused person is disabled you might be able to report it to Adult Protective Services.

Q: Do I need a lawyer? as I cant afford one to terminate civil DV Decision by court

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Answered on Dec 17, 2018
Angelina Bradley's answer
I’m sorry to tell you that the answer is likely yes, get an attorney.

The permanent order has already been entered. This means you need to either file a motion to reconsider or an appeal. But since you didn’t show up to your hearing, you’re going to a have a rough time of it succeeding in an appeal.

The usual methods of setting a rehearing don’t sound available based on your description of the facts.

So you should get an attorney who specializes in family law...

Q: I don’t want my child around my ex’s abusive boyfriend. No custody agreement is in order, only verbal. What can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Oregon on
Answered on Dec 17, 2018
Jessica Larsen's answer
If no one has previously filed for custody, you may file a petition for custody with appropriate parenting time awarded to the other party. You can find pre-printed forms at the courthouse in your county. However, you should keep in mind that the court generally awards custody to the parent that has been the primary parent for the child's life. If Mother has been the person to meet your daughter's needs on a day-to-day basis, the court may favor her. However, the abuse against Mother works in...

Q: domestic violence I got a letter stating I have to testify against my husband i told them I didnt want to

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Answered on Dec 16, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
to try to get out of it hire a lawyer to coordinate with his lawyer and advise DA you are not going to testify if the facts warrant it

Q: Can a no contact order be dropped on a domestic battery charge if the state picked it up?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Indiana on
Answered on Dec 10, 2018
Andrew L. Bennett's answer
You need to contact a good criminal defense attorney and hire him/her ASAP. If you cannot afford an attorney then you need to request a public defender. Your first hearing is your Initial Hearing where you will be told of the charges and penalties. The judge will also ask how you plead. DO NOT plead guilty, ask for an attorney (PD) or time to hire an attorney.

Q: Can I press charges against my daughter stepmother for threatening my her that she going to punch her teeth out.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 9, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
Potentially yes. It also sounds like you have pretty strong grounds to ask the court to grant YOU primary physical custody as well. You could also contact DHS and file a report.

Best of luck to you.

Q: what if he cant be found?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Tennessee on
Answered on Dec 9, 2018
Cayley Turrin's answer
It will not go into effect until that person is served.

Q: I been married 14 years have Tenn License. It didnt last 72 hours. He went to Jail. The judge told him he better take

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Personal Injury and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Answered on Dec 9, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
You need to contact an experienced family law attorney to help you with your case. I'm sorry for all that you have been through. There probably will not be a monetary settlement for the last 14 years, but you can at least end the marriage and move forward.

Q: What are my rights a s victim as it relates to privacy? Are there laws that forbid businesses from giving my name out?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Texas on
Answered on Dec 7, 2018
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
There are limits to how certain information can be used by lawyers for advertising but criminal court records are generally public documents, and copies are available at the clerk's office at the courthouse. However, phone number of the victim may not be a part of the court file and, as far as reasonably practical, the address of the victim may not be a part of the court file except as necessary to identify the place of the crime.

There are a few other rights, especially for victims...

Q: How do I take back charges I made?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 7, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
The answer depends on who signed the complaint, if the police you can't do anything but ask the prosecutor and he may or may not listen, best way is to hire a lawyer if that is the case.

Q: False DV report to shelter w/ no police report against my deceased dad so she can claim inheritance. Can she do this?

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Domestic Violence for North Carolina on
Answered on Dec 5, 2018
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer
If you father had no will, anything that doesn't automatically pass (such as joint accounts and life insurance with named beneficiaries) will pass via intestate succession which if you are the only child is spouse inherits 1/2 of intestate real estate and a portion of intestate personal property (if you die with personal property worth $60,000 or less, spouse inherits all of it; if you have more than $60,000 worth of personal property, your spouse inherits $60,000 plus 1/2 of the balance) child...

Q: I just got out an abusive relationship, he put his hands on me in the middle of the night so I left without any of my

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Dec 5, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
You file for child custody where the children have lived for the past six months. That would appear to be Louisiana.

Q: On a domestic violence restraining order how much history of abuse and damaged property should I meantion

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Answered on Dec 5, 2018
Kristen Epifania's answer
It is important to give the court a clear picture of what has transpired - at the very least, you should include the most recent incident, as well as the first incident, so that the court can understand the history of the abuse.

Q: What are the laws against verbal abuse - can I still call the cops?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for New York on
Answered on Dec 5, 2018
Kristen Epifania's answer
You can potentially call the cops if it rises to the level of harassment or threats.

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