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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Hi my ex girlfriend out a restraining order on me , I was wondering if I can submit to the restraining order because

Some of the allegations were true expect one thing she accused me of , and can I go to prison if she was underage when she was 17 I was 23 she is currently 20 and I just turned 27 .

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 14, 2021

more info needed.

any time there is an order you would have to make a motion to put the matter on the calendar and hopefully come in with an attorney to argue your position.

you don't want to dismiss the RO and get arrested and then have to argue after the fact.

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: I am a victim of domestic violence but was never told I had to go to court, but my partner did. Do I still have to go?

I didn't mean to call the police. When I talked to the police they never handed me anything besides a paper about " youve experienced domestic violence" that has no information or told me I had to go to court and never handed me a pink slip, idk if that was important. I still talk to... Read more »

William Joseph Duffy
William Joseph Duffy answered on Jan 13, 2021

You may not need to go to court unless there is a jury trial. However, finding your own representation can be essential whatever your position in regards to your partners case. In short, you may want to advocate for or against conviction of your partner. This can be accomplished with greater... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: I filled for A EPO on my husband but I would like to drop it, He has court on Jan.11.2021 is it possible in California

Domestic violence

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 9, 2021

if you are a victim and call the police and they arrest your husband the crime is against the People of The State of California........it is in the hands of the DA..........you may want to talk to your Husbands lawyer or hire your own

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: i am being sued by my ex but hes lying and i have evidence to show... What can i do i cant afford a lawyer

my ex was arrested 3 times for domestic abuse against me and he is a chronic alcoholic and is very obssessed with me... He lied to the poice and had me falsley arrested and then filed a civil lawsuit with a whole bunch of lies claiming to be the victim. But i have plenty of evidence to show he is... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 8, 2021

if you can get him to agree to a binding mediation without lawyers consider:

Rich Gordon , mediations only w/o lawyers; 619 867 0904

zoom......and then they talk to their lawyers.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence and Family Law for California on
Q: Can an ex bully you out of asking for child support?

In abusive relationship for 20 years. Was primary care giver. left w/daughter in 2018. Filed 4 CS through state. He found out & threaten to “end me.”

had hard time finding housing, hadn’t worked in 17 years. Daughter w/me 90%. November 2019, found housing. Lived there for 13... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 3, 2021

ONLY IF YOU LET HIM.

HOWEVER, IT IS MORE DIFFICULT TO PRESENT YOUR CASE IF YOU DON'T HAVE A GOOD FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY.

ORGANIZE ALL THE FACTS SO THAT A LAWYER WILL SEE YOU ARE ORGANIZED AND MAY NOT BE AS TIME INTENSIVE A CLIENT AND EITHER HANDLE PRO BONO OR AT REDUCED RATE...........

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Person is deported, (Mxco), 4 Probation Violation, he thinks she can help him to reenter.

My tenant, still married to deported man, says she can help him to reenter U.S. She's not OK with this. Wouldn't it solely be up to courts? They have 2 children, young teens, his parents are Guardians, last week they took kids to him in Mexico & left them there, he may use them like... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Dec 11, 2020

i am not an immigration lawyer. However, I would encourage you to make an appointment with one. Before meeting him/her write out a detailed summary of all the facts. i am guessing if you are posting here that your finances might be in question......if a lawyer is going to try to help he/she... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Ok to transfer car title while being under a RFO ?

Spouse filed RO on me when I finally left a toxic marriage after 18 years. Move out order. Took all checking , cancelled my credit card, so Im homeless and jobless. He is trying to have me turn in form to have car transferred from his name to mine . I thought I was to not transfer, change, cancel... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Dec 8, 2020

more info needed.

you need to see a local lawyer asap to present all the facts to get a correct answer.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: My parental rights were removed because of housing issues and one dirty test fast forward four years my children are

Still in foster care not being adopted my son in a group home suicidal my daughter attempted suicide its in my my greatest concern but belief that they have sustained more damage and trauma in foster care unstability and now seperation than ever with me my kids want to come home they have been in... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Dec 5, 2020

You should reach out to a lawyer who is a certified specialist in family law in or near Orange County to get the help you need to be reunited with your children. Four years, however, is a long time for you to have waited to do this, so be prepared to explain why, if you have not tried getting your... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: My ex girlfriend has a no contact order because of DV against me. I want to get rid of this, can I petition it myself?

I believe her no contact order was for 3 years per the judge. Is there a way I can petition to have the judge remove this order?

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Nov 23, 2020

She can always make the request if SHE wants to remove it

I I tell my clients to wait to see if she will forget about you and not renew it at the end of three years if you are still on probation. Talk with a lawyer in the county where the order is to get specific advice.

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3 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Domestic Violence and Family Law for California on
Q: If an alimony claim was filed in in July 2020 also a restraining order for violence, then the client used his one delay

Due to lack of a lawyer, than the lawyer pushed the hearing back 3 months, from September to December, then the lawyer dropped the client due to lack of payments, the client gets a new lawyer 3 weeks before the alimony hearing, can the case be pushed back again

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 23, 2020

more info needed.

what state, county, court, judge?

but yes it is at the discretion of the judge...and with Covid, everything is up in the air.

hopefully, you have a lawyer who can fill the judge in on the past history.

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Is there anything i can do about my ex moving next to my family members when he is not allowed contact with me?

There is a restraining order currently that states no contact whatsoever, and a pending criminal order from the DA waiting to be served upon booking.

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Nov 21, 2020

Tell the police and they will serve him. That should stop him.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Is there any way extortion can be justified?

I was involved in a domestic violence/sexual assault incident with someone whom was once close to me. I wrote to him "If you do not pay me back, I will have you arrested". I did not know of extortion, so I didn't know it would be an issue until the detective on my case brought it up.... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Nov 20, 2020

You committed extortion when you threatened to call the police if you were not paid. That does not change whether you have a meritorious and valuable legal claim for the wrongdoing that was being done. It just gives the "victim" of the extortion the right to file a lawsuit against you,... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Doubts regarding a domestic violence case On my husband.

There are 3 sections filled on my husband 245(a)(4) strangling but no proof, 273.5(a) bruise on arm proof, 273.5(a) no proof. Will the court solve it as a single case or multiple? He already got a restraining order. So is the case solved ? I’m stuck in India, is there any online portal where I... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 20, 2020

more info needed.

For Riverside County: : Access to the Public Portal is available on the Court’s website under Online Services > Search

Court Records

go to county and courthouse involved.

_________________

you say 3 counts? if all from the same...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Had a DV Restraining Order against me for 3 years, it ended about a year ago. Now that it's over. Can I buy guns again?

During this time I had a domestic violence RO against me I knew I couldn't buy or have any guns, my question is, now that my RO is over, will I be able to buy weapons or will it affect me still in any way?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 11, 2020

MORE INFO NEEDED.

THE BEST PERSON TO ASK THAT QUESTION OF IS THE LAWYER WHO REPRESENTED YOU ON THE MATTER.

S/HE WILL KNOW THE JUDGES ORDERS.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Is it illegal to only view someone’s Instagram profile who has a restraining order against you?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 9, 2020

MORE INFO NEEDED.

I ASSUME YOU HAD A LAWYER WHEN YOU WENT TO COURT. THAT LAWYER WOULD KNOW WHAT THE COURT ORDERED AND A LAWYER ON LINE CAN ONLY GUESS

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Are social media posts about missing my son and my experiences a violation of a Restraining Order?

No names were said. Truthfully, I am not sure I even made the posts. I believe someone related to the victim got ahold of my phone at a gathering, but that's hard to prove. Are posts about my son (on the RO) with pictures before the RO illegal? Is saying that the situation isn't right... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 6, 2020

more info needed.

what did order say?

is this a case out of Florida or calif? if calif what courthouse?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Domestic Violence and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Is the Restrained person in a DV - TRO in Contempt if they serve a Notice to Quit & move out to a Protected person?

Oct 15, 2020, a Restrained person in a DV - TRO (Domestic Violence Temporary Restraining Order) has served (via separate Lawyer from DV-TRO ) a written 30 day "Notice to Quit & move out (deliver up the possession) to a Protected person via the DV - TRO.

DV - TRO states that the... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Oct 21, 2020

Hmmm, you need to discuss this with your DV attorney or get one if you don't have one. You are telling two tales here. First you say the Restrained Person (RP) served you with a "Notice to Quit" and then you say that they did it through a different attorney. Well, either they did... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: Mom lied about court order and sever child abuse in CA

I had custody of children, mom was on supervised visits. 11/13/19 I could not attend court, judge granted mom alternate weekends. Minute order was typed wrong and mom took advantage and took the children. Children have suffered sever emotional abuse and false imprisonment. I just got the transcript... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 21, 2020

MUCH MORE INFO WOULD BE NEEDED.

WHY DID YOU WAIT ALMOST A YEAR TO ADDRESS THIS?

I AM NOT A FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY. HOWEVER, FROM A CRIMINAL STANDPOINT A LAWYER WOULD WANT TO ORDER A COPY OF THE PROCEEDINGS LAST YEAR.

IF THERE WAS AN ERROR WHY WASN'T RECTIFIED SOONER? COVID?

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