Do not interact with her unless/until the order of protection is resolved (if there hasn't been a hearing) or until it expires, if it is already in place. Hard to tell exactly what the situation is by just reading the statement that was posted.
M. Nicole Clooten's answer In order to answer this question, I need some more information. Is your partner a minor or under guardianship? If he is a minor, this likely does not meet the threshold for neglect unless she has actually caused him harm from these threats. Also, there is a difference for what constitutes neglect for child protective services and criminal neglect. I am fairly certain, based on the facts provided, that the elements of criminal neglect have not been met.
John Kenneth Joyner's answer The protective order restrains whoever it is being enforced against. The restrained party has the obligation to make sure they do not come in contact with the protected parties, whoever they may be. If the protective order includes no contact and/or requires whoever the restrained party is be a certain distance away from the protected parties, then it is the obligation of the person who is restrained to stay away from those who are protected. If you need this order modified, you can request...
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer You don't get to dictate the terms of visitation, no matter how well intentioned you are. If you are going to refuse his requests for visitation or even impose restrictions, you had better have extreme good cause that you can prove to the court. Rolling up into court with what your 'gut is telling you' likely won't cut it and you are correct that it will very likely 'look bad' in court. That said, leaving her alone in a car and showing up drunk is likely good cause but you'd better be able...
Joseph Jaap's answer If the stepfather does not have legal custody, then he could be arrested if he does not give the children to the person who has custody. Stepfather can file for custody or can file for guardianship, and the court will decide what is in the best interest of the children. Stepfather should retain a local family law attorney to represent him.
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer You have a choice: either go for a default judgment; or amend your complaint, get him served with the amended complaint, and see if he responds to that. You cannot file another lawsuit for the PTSD; it would normally be considered part of your first lawsuit.
James E Hensley Jr's answer Probably won't get into trouble since grandma consented. Still, he could be in some real trouble if she changes her mind. The order tells him to stay away from certain people. It was the Judge who made the order. If step dad wants to see the kids or visit under any circumstances, he must obtain permission from the Judge and not just the grandma.
Often, people who are subject to an order of protection violate the order by doing something they believe is good. It is still a violation...
Leonard R. Boyer's answer Yes they are required to do so by statute. The New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act “NJ SAFE Act” is a job protection statute that provides 20 days of protected unpaid leave for an employee who is the victim of domestic violence or sexual assault, or, whose child, parent, spouse, civil union partner, or domestic partner was the victim.
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