My daughter has been under my sole care until she was 4 months old, but due to an abusive situation at my parents, we had to move in with her father( the only other person we know in Maryland.) Me and my child's father were never married but he signed an Affidavit of Paternity after she was born.... Read more »
It’s a complicated question. With no court order in effect, either parent has legal authority to have physical custody and can move out of state. However, because this is the child’s home state of residence, Maryland courts have jurisdiction to hear a custody dispute under the Uniform Child...Read more »
My husband and I are taking part in illegal activities. He hasn't said what activities. We aren't. I received another one today. I have asked him to stop and he hasn't. Can I get another PFA to make him stop emailing me and leave me alone? I feel like I am being abused all over again. And I... Read more »
Fiance has a bad temper. Repeatedly asked him to leave my home but he wont. He hit me and I broke down and called the police. No charges were filed. Fiance has packed up and left. We were going to counseling. Been a few days now and Im asked to be quest. By a detective or courts will be involved. I... Read more »
You called the police. They responded and saw evidence of physical injury caused by assault. They now have sufficient evidence to investigate a crime against the person who did this to you. Do you have minor children? That could also be an issue if they were involved in any way as victims. You may...Read more »
You will need a lawyer to research whether you can in this situation. Ordinarily a district court protective order may be appealed to the circuit court and is heard “de novo”, meaning you get a complete do-over. However, there is a general legal doctrine that holds that a litigant may not...Read more »
Nobody can answer that question without a whole lot more facts and details. He needs a lawyer who can review all the circumstances of the specific offense he's charged with, his background, and his current situation. A prior record for the same kind of charges will result in harsher punishment....Read more »
You must appear if subpoenaed. The prosecutor may request the judge issue a body attachment, meaning the sheriff will come get you, place you in custody, and deliver you to the courthouse. You may be held in contempt of court. If you have not previously asserted your spousal privilege, a spouse has...Read more »
No, any monetary award to which you could be entitled would have to be awarded as part of the balancing of the “equities” in your divorce judgment. There is no separate cause of action outside of the divorce case where you can sue your ex for conduct relating to or arising out of the marriage.
I don't wanna be with him, but he is supporting me financially. How can i be safe and not loose a roof over my head. I only have a part time job. No one wanna hire me because i speak very little english (only my friend is writing these lines for me)
Call House of Ruth. Google it. They provide legal counsel and assistance to battered women. They will even provide emergency housing for you and your children if you want. However, they will also help you file a petition for protection from domestic violence. A judge can order your husband out of...Read more »
You locked the doors and your unaware the police are outside and someone is trying to enter your home after you have locked the doors.You see someone sticking there arm threw the window on the door so you grab a bb gun and tell them if they come in there gonna get it.The police didnt knock or... Read more »
Yes, but you can also be found not guilty if defended properly. This is a very serious charge, and a lot more facts are needed to evaluate your defense, but the last place to want to be posting details is on a public forum accessible by law enforcement. Call a lawyer and schedule a private...Read more »
If you were married to him, then you have a legal privilege not to testify. If not, so long as the subpoena was properly served on you, then you must appear or risk the judge issuing a body attachment to have you brought to court and detained until you testify. You may want to consult with a lawyer...Read more »
You’re a juvenile so I would imagine not much, maybe counseling. Ordinarily there would be an Intake Meeting with a case worker from Juvenile Services first, and you’d possibly be offered an”informal disposition” that would avoid court.
Thank you for trying to find answers for someone in crisis.
Generally, child protective services has authority to get involved with any situation involving ongoing abuse of a minor. Options may include temporary custody to another family, some type of foster care arrangement or perhaps an...Read more »
This immediate family member has repeatedly verbally and emotionally attacked me. They have showed up to my house after I asked not to, and refused to leave. They make threats to show up at my children's sports activities and it drives my anxiety and stress. They are manipulative and minimize my... Read more »
If the protective order was granted, you will not lose it by not testifying in the criminal case. It is understandable you are scared what he will do if you testify. After all, you sought a protective order for a reason. However, the protective order means he has no contact with you. If...Read more »
My ex and I can not agree on anything, We have shared physical custody, I informed him that I was going to modify the custody, When dropping off our children I asked what was the matter, one of my children stated that my ex told them that he was going to shoot and kill me, What should I do? He... Read more »
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