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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Family Law, Real Estate Law and Domestic Violence for Michigan on
Q: My mother's ex-boyfriend was added to her Property Deed for her home without her knowledge/consent. How does she fix it?

My mother purchased her first home in August of 2020. To her dismay, when she was reviewing her paperwork she learned her ex had gotten his name on her deed. Her ex has been terrorizing her for over a decade. He has over 7 violent criminal charges for attacking her, nearly killing her once.... Read more »

Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi
answered on Nov 15, 2022

Nobody can 'sneak' their name onto a deed. Similarly, nobody can REMOVE a name from a deed without that person's active participation.

Your mother NEEDS to get a local real estate lawyer to review ALL the paperwork (as should have been done at the time of purchase, but that...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Tennessee on
Q: What does plea deadline hearing mean?

I was a victim of aggravated assault, the grand jury indicted him with two counts, one aggravated assault by strangulation the second aggravated assault with serious body injuries. I have not been going to all the hearings as I am terrified of seeing him.

I did have to testify and that was... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Nov 15, 2022

That is usually the deadline for Defendant to enter into an agreed upon guilty plea to a crime and an agreed Sentence. Otherwise a Trial Date is set.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: I don't have a phone number. Can I email a lawyer or judge asking for emancipation for myself from my parents?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 12, 2022

No. You will have to file a petition for emancipation in the district court of the county in which you reside.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Michigan on
Q: Please Help! My Mother's abuser was released from prison today. He is extremely dangerous, nearly killing her twice.

My mother purchased her first home in August of 2020. To her dismay, when she was reviewing her paperwork she learned her ex had gotten his name on her deed. Her ex has been terrorizing her for over a decade. He has over 7 violent criminal charges for attacking her, nearly killing her once.... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Nov 11, 2022

She should contact the parole board and probably the county prosecutor's office. She may also want to see about getting a new PPO.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: I’ve been a victim of domestic violence for 18 yrs, and my husband, has $ can the judge make me represent myself
Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Nov 10, 2022

The judge doesn't ever make anyone represent themselves. If you cannot afford an attorney, the court does not assign you an attorney in a family law case. You can contact legal aid to see if pro bono representation is available, or you can try to hire an attorney who will pursue... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Tennessee on
Q: My children’s dad was sent to jail on my behalf It got over exaggerated is it good for me to explain the situation to da

He gotten charged with domestic (tiny scratch) & vandalism for breaking the phone he bought me. Should I speak with A DA or no ? I don’t want any chargers or anything done on him. What should I do to help with process ?

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Nov 10, 2022

Domestic Assault is more serious than some Felonies. Defendant needs an attorney now. This is a public forum. Do not talk to anyone but his lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for North Carolina on
Q: I broke a no contact order and I'm the victim. I fell into his trap. However, things have gotten worse.

He got me fired from my job and shows up knocking on my window at night when I tell him not to come over. He talks me into getting a ride to somewhere when he comes over late then always ends up back at my house. We will be good for days then it starts over again. I want him to stay away for good.... Read more »

Nick Benjamin
Nick Benjamin
answered on Nov 9, 2022

Who has the no contact order? Does he have one against you, or do you have one against him? And when you say 'no contact order,' is that a 50B restraining order or is that a pretrial release condition from a criminal charge? You either want contact or you don't - if you don't,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for North Carolina on
Q: What is domestic assault charges
Nick Benjamin
Nick Benjamin
answered on Nov 9, 2022

Assault charges between individuals who have or had a personal relationship. There are several types, both misdemeanor and felony.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Minnesota on
Q: Im a victim, can i recant my statement in a domestic violence case?

I would like to recant my statement regarding a DV case i am a victim of. I know now I should've said the truth but i was scared of what woould happen.

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Nov 7, 2022

You can certainly recant your statement, but that is not a silver bullet in terms of resulting in an automatic dismissal. You might also expose yourself to criminal liability for filing a false police report. I would recommend that you get legal representation prior to contacting law enforcement... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Tennessee on
Q: My husband was arrested for domestic violence. He has 4 felony charges. The case had its first grand jury hearing Nov .

At the time of arrested he was in severe psychosis. This never happened before. He has schizophrenia. I don't know if that has been considered. But when we called.for help the day of the crime, law enforcement denied assistance to mental health crisis. 2 hours later it became a crime.... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Nov 7, 2022

Husband needs a competent attorney now. You all have not handled this correctly and have played into the domestic violence army's hand. Lawyer needs to prepare for a Preliminary Hearing, and you all need to not talk to anyone.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: Kf I filed the epo and my x volited it n comes to my house lays down will I get in trouble...

Can I go to jail of I got epo dvo on my x he is homeless n stays in my house wants to shower eat n lay down can I go to jail for helping him ?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 6, 2022

No, but ex can go to jail for violating the epo as you described.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: I filed epo on my x well he got served with epo. Now I don't want the epo do I have to go to court ? I want to dismiss

I went filed epo on my x and went to court on Monday judge said come back in 2 weeks bcos he hasn't been served well he got served. Cops come to my house and he was in bed and got arrested but we haven't been to court yet. Now what I want to know is we worked out things. I don rant to go... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 6, 2022

Yes. You will have to go to court and ask the judge to dismiss the epo now.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Oregon on
Q: I am being subpoenaed to speak at my child’s fathers court hearing for violating his probation.(no contact order)

We previously had domestic violence issues that resulted from both of us escalating petty situations. He was arrested early this month for violating his probation and making contact with me. I want contact with him. We share a child. I do not want to go to this hearing and speak. Can I object to... Read more »

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Nov 4, 2022

Actually a no contact Order IS a restraining order and while he can ask to have it lifted (you can't per se since the Order isn't directed at you), these sorts of requests are very common and are very rarely granted. You are under subpoena and your presence is NOT elective or voluntary.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Washington on
Q: Can I add more details to an old police report?

A year ago I called the police because my ex had assaulted me but they didn't find probable cause. Now I know there's a witness can I go and refile a police report? The witness is a minor, will this change the outcome? Is it worth the trouble of trying to press charges?

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
answered on Nov 4, 2022

You asking the wrong people! This is a question forum that goes to defense attorneys, not law enforcement or prosecutor's. We are the ones that would represent the accused.

With that say, NOBODY should have to put up with or deal with anyone assaulting them. If this happened to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Tennessee on
Q: If someone is accused of choking their spouse, even if it's he said/she said, will that person automatically be arrested

After the choking incident, the very next night in fact, there was another incident. He was not arrested or held the mandated 8 hours. Is the police department negligent in this case?

Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
answered on Nov 4, 2022

Depends on a wide variety of factors. The hold is a mandatory 12 hours.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: With two victims of a crime, is restitution payed one at a time in the state of Tennessee or both receive monthly paymen

I was supposed to receive payment at a certain time only the other victim received payment

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Nov 4, 2022

Call the Court Clerk and inquire as to what is going on. It does sound like they forgot you. Have the Docket Number and Defendant's name handy. You could also call the DA that prosecuted the Case.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Maryland on
Q: My son has been locked up for 30 days for domestic violence,he has a job and no bail hearing
Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
answered on Nov 3, 2022

If he has not had a bail review hearing, he can hire private counsel or contact the Public Defender to file a motion for a bail review. If that is denied and the case is in the District Court, he may be able to file a Petition for Habeas Corpus in the Circuit Court.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Minnesota on
Q: Can I modify a DANCO to where he can attend doctor appointments and talk for the remainder of this pregnancy
Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
answered on Nov 3, 2022

A Domestic Abuse No Contact Order ("DANCO") is a protective order issues by a judge in a criminal court file. As a result, any change prior to its expiration would have to be made by a judge. A "protected person" can ask the prosecutor to support ending or changing the terms... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: What do I do now? My husband has not lived with me except for one month before and after quadruple bypass surgery.

I do not have the $3000 to $10,000 for an attorney for a divorce. He has not contributed to the household since stopping his direct deposit the last week of November 2021. There’s physical abuse, adultery and even a USB PLUG he put in my house at some point with a hidden camera. What do I do? We... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Nov 2, 2022

You have said that this is a complicated case, but cannot afford a retainer. Your options are to save up to hire an attorney, or you can file the case without an attorney. For the type of case that you have described, your litigation budget should be around $20,000. A $5000 retainer is not going... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Texas on
Q: How can i get a waiver of prosecution for a case that involves my child. i dont want to press charges

I need help finding who to get in contact with

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Nov 2, 2022

Retain a lawyer but because a child is involved they may not honor it

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