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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Q: domestic ASSUALT AND BATTERY DO i NEED A LAWYER OR CAN I REPRESENT MYSELF
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on May 12, 2022

You CAN represent yourself. That does not mean you should represent yourself. In criminal cases it is always advisable to get an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for New Jersey on
Q: If I don't go to court and I was the one who filed will it be dropped or will I get in trouble of I don't show
Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond
answered on May 11, 2022

If you filed an application with the court for relief and now you want to dismiss/withdraw your application, you need to let the judge handling the issue know immediately so that they can remove it from the calendar. If you filed an application and your ex filed a cross-application, then even if... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence, Federal Crimes and Internet Law for California on
Q: I am being cyber harassed and stalked by an ex boyfriend since April 22, 2022, and he refuses to leave me alone. Help?

I was with said person for approx 2 months. He admitted to having mental issues at the end of our relationship. Once I broke up with him, he began harassing and stalking me, and he refuses to stop as he stated to one of my friends he also harassed on social media. He continues to make multiple fake... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 11, 2022

call your local police re harassment

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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence, Federal Crimes and Internet Law for California on
Q: I am being cyber harassed and stalked by an ex boyfriend since April 22, 2022, and he refuses to leave me alone. Help?

I was with said person for approx 2 months. He admitted to having mental issues at the end of our relationship. Once I broke up with him, he began harassing and stalking me, and he refuses to stop as he stated to one of my friends he also harassed on social media. He continues to make multiple fake... Read more »

John Karas
John Karas
answered on May 11, 2022

You can file a Civil Harassment Restraining Order (CHRO) pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure 527.6 against your ex-BF. You can DIY, hire an attorney or paralegal to do so on your behalf. If your papers are prepared properly with evidence in support attached (and it sounds like you have plenty), 9... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: Can she get another epo after she lied and dropped the other one.

I my son ex girlfriend filed a epo and then dropped it and it state he don't deserve to have it on his record and it was dropped, six months later they get back together ,I let him use a mattress and a bedframe on the understanding that it belongs to me can she have another epo against him.... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 10, 2022

Most likely not on the same facts but she can on new facts if they become available.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Tennessee on
Q: If I don’t go to court will aggravated domestic assault be dropped? I’m the victim

I called the police to supervise while I got my stuff and left after a fight with my boyfriend. I failed to mention the part where I attacked him verbally and threw something at him. He choked me for a few seconds and there were scratch marks. I also had a black eye from his elbow. I said it had... Read more »

Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
answered on May 10, 2022

Once charges have been pressed it is up to the district attorney. If you are subpoenaed you need to appear in court.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Domestic Violence for Texas on
Q: After being married for 40 yrs what am I entitled to as far as things we earned togethe a house and 61 acres that's paid

Off and about 22 head of cattle? And being verbally abused for 10 yrs?

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
answered on May 9, 2022

Regular verbal abuse doesn't count as domestic violence under Texas law but it can if it includes threats to inflict injury, pain, or property damage. Talk to your divorce lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Texas on
Q: Can this no contact order from Arkansas be enforceable in Texas
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
answered on May 9, 2022

Yes, some of them are covered by an interstate agreement. See chapter 88 of the Texas Family Code. https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/FA/htm/FA.88.htm

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Subpoena as attorney or individual?

My girlfriend's ex husband had one attorney and my ex wife had another attorney. Both attorneys worked for the same law firm. We got divorced a year apart, her first. My ex made a false abuse accusation, her attorney decided to share this info via a call as fact with my girlfriend's... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 9, 2022

more info and clarification is needed.

the first thing you should do is write out a summary of all the facts so that the new lawyer you are going to contact has all the info.

there may be a conflict issue, but your lawyer who will have all the facts will be in the best position to assist you.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: What paperwork do I need to file if I'm representing myself in a domestic case?

I'm representing myself in a domestic case and I'm unsure of what paperwork I'm supposed to file before my pre motion court date

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 9, 2022

This is why you should not represent yourself and instead get an attorney. If this is a criminal matter, then you can ask the Judge to appoint an attorney to represent you----the Judge will ask you a series of questions to see if you qualify and if so, he will appoint an attorney. if this is a... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: First time offender convicted of domestic abuse/child endangerment felony

Took diversion program made two payments haven't for the next three months due to losing my job an being convicted made it hard to get one now I failed the program for not making a payment but was bless to have a family offer to pay it out for me how do I get back in an if not can I still pay... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 5, 2022

Assuming what you write is accurate, then if you are in diversion then the current charge is still pending. My suggestion is that you contact the people running diversion and see if you can re-enroll. Alternatively, get an attorney to represent you on this and have him contacted the people... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Family Law and Libel & Slander for Nebraska on
Q: An abuser deleted my messages to them which shows the truth of lies they are trying to harm me with, what can I do?

The father of my children lies outright and manipulates situations to make him self look perfect, and me like an absolute awful human. He claims, for example, that I manipulated my way onto the house title.. I told him I could prove that wasn't true with our messages. The next morning, I... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on May 4, 2022

Depending on how the messages were sent, there may still be a way to recover these. This could be something more complicated such as a subpoena or more simple such as your phone records or looking in your archived messages. Many cell phone providers do store text messages with your monthly bill... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Tennessee on
Q: Me and ex live together and both names are on the lease. We got into an argument where he pushed me so I hit him

Daughter called police and we both filed dv reports against each other, now there is a no contact order but we live together. Usually our schedules match up where we don't come in contact with each other but when I arrived home he was there and called the police saying he was there 1st so I... Read more »

Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
answered on May 4, 2022

That is NOT true. Hire an attorney immediately before you pick up a new charge.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Florida on
Q: Did my friend violate her no contact order if the person contacted her first.

My friend has a no contact order against her in Citrus County, Florida from her ex boyfriend. He repeatedly found ways to contact her even though she blocked him. He eventually told her he dropped the no contact order. So she talked to him and eventually moved back in with him. Well when she found... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on May 3, 2022

She should immediately report the situation to the court. If he still has her phone, but she was able to tell you about it, I suggest you contact the state attorney and the court (i.e.: the judge's judicial assistant)..

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: I missed my temporary restraining order hearing yesterday morning. I am the plaintiff. I’m out of city . What next ?

I am not going back. The relationship is over. Do I need to do anything today?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 3, 2022

Perhaps it is the lawyer in me, however, if you do not have one representing you, then I highly recommend that you seek a consultation with a lawyer in your area to discuss your situation. At said consultation, the lawyer should should be able to ask all of the questions and obtain the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Michigan on
Q: A officer jumped into domestic abuse fight and got hit by accident I’m facing a felony what do I do ?
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on May 2, 2022

You have a problem. If you were fighting, it doesn't really matter whether you intended to hit the officer or not.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for New York on
Q: 6 days no communication. Then had to ask two days in a row, 2 days before court if it was adjourned. It was not.

This is often and my requests are ignored. I never have any direction or answers. After expressing my concerns multiple times, my lawyer motioned to be removed. Can I get a new 12b lawyer?

Howard E. Knispel
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Howard E. Knispel
answered on May 2, 2022

I assume you are referring to an 18-B lawyer, a private attorney who is assigned by the court to represent you as an indigent person. These lawyers get paid by the county and very little, on these assigned cases and will naturally spend more time on privately retained cases where they make 4 to 5... Read more »

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Q: Can a parent of an under 18 film and broadcast for research or public unknowingly to that child or person legally

I feel that I've been on camera for most of my life I'm 44 years old and it seems everyone I know and don't know knows my every move everywhere and believe I may have started with my parents

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on May 1, 2022

Any claim you would have against your parents while you were a minor have long ago been extinguished by the statute of limitations. Any actions that have occurred once you turned 18 would presumably been either consented to or done in places here you did not have an expectation of privacy.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Arizona on
Q: Can you get your case dismissed in Arizona before trial if you can prove the other party had a motive to fabricate?

If so, where is the case law that I can use in a motion to dismiss?

In a domestic violence case, I was basically wanting to have my ex served and out of my house, I put a restraining order that was not yet served 2 weeks prior. I called 911 twice that night , the cops showed up, my ex was... Read more »

Stephen M Vincent
Stephen M Vincent
answered on Apr 30, 2022

No. Proving they have a motive to fabricate is a credibility issue that can ONLY be resolved at a trial. What you describe is something where a judge is going to need to hear and receive evidence from both of you before it can be decided.

A Motion to Dismiss is only appropriate where there...
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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: DV case victim being used during time of case. is it illegal to trick victim to get them to say how you can help in case

Can they use that text when being lied to in court also use unnecessary pictures to show victim not okay when thats a lie? Victim never was asked to defend herself. Victim continued being trick and used being abused for months and due to threats, she knew not to ever report. she wants to report... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Apr 28, 2022

not sure i understand it all.

more info is needed.

who lied to you?

police are allowed to lie.

did she have legal advice?

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