Good friend in Massachusetts is the spouse and husband in a domestic violent relationship. Recently asked for divorce in a 22 yr marriage, 4 kids (1 left in the house age 13) and the spouse is physically and emotionally abused. Recently unemployed, and wife does not work. Since asking for... Read more »
No- he does not have any right to meet with a judge privately if that is what you mean. He also needs to proceed very carefully documenting the wifes abuse and outbursts too as in 2 seconds she will turn it around on him and claim he has abused her. And it is likely when a woman claims abuse that...Read more »
DV as in domestic violence? It really depends on how serious the case is. In many cases, the search is simply asking the court to run a witness's record. No record, no further search. If the accused knows areas that should be investigated, defense attorneys have a duty to investigate... or...Read more »
In some situations a victim can be forcecd to testify. You may assert your right not to testify if you have a 5th Amendment Right not to incriminate yourself as to any crime, including perjury in the charges, drug abuse etc. If you are married to the alleged abuser, you can assert marital...Read more »
Whether the case gets dismissed or not largely depends on the evidence, not just on whether you testify or not. There are many factors such as if/who made the 911 call. The 911 call may be admissible under certain circumstances, based on case law. Did the police enter the home and take pictures...Read more »
Ex is living in another state. He hasn't seen his kids for 5 years, didn't pay child support for the past year, didn't call, nothing. Filed for summer custody - judge basically laughed at him, allowed him (1) 30 minute phone call each day and 1 text to his ex per day to ask about... Read more »
It sounds like the children's father is in contempt of the "visitation" order by using his texts to do other than discuss the children so mother should bring a Contempt Complaint and also a Modification complaint seeking to terminate the contacts to her. If they threaten her life...Read more »
Back in October I had my ex boyfriend arrested for domestic violence. We had an apartment together but now he is legally not allowed here even tho his name is on the lease because I got a restraining order put on him. I’m severely struggling financially due to the fact that I was used to 2... Read more »
If you were involved in the arrest of your partner as a witness or complainant, then at his arraignment the Commonwealth requested a no contact order on your behalf. If you did not request it, or they did not speak to you about this at all, you may want to call the local Office of the District...Read more »
There are no laws that make it illegal per se, unless he hacked into it and committed a cyber crime. There are many variables in play here otherwise. That might depend on who holds the account for the phone, who purchased it, and whether any family funds paid the bill for it; or whether it was...Read more »
there’s this boy who I’ve known since I was 14 and he wanted pictures of me so he asked I said no and he asked again but he said “Do it.” And it kept going on and off until he stared to blackmail me again saying if I don’t do what he’s asking he’s gonna expose me to the world. This... Read more »
Was the house unsafe because of the domestic abuse which was observed by the children? If so, you would need to separate yourself from your wife-filing for divorce, e.g.,moving to another residence away from the abuser are such actions.
My ex husband is refusing to communicate with me about our sons medical care during his visitation. On two separate occasions I’ve picked my son up and his breathing has been exasperated as if he hadn’t received any treatment. This past weekend, he had him and I picked him up Sunday and after... Read more »
Was the visitation situation different before the divorce? How old is the child? perhaps visits overnight are premature. Was he attentive to the asthma then prior to the divorce and now is not taking it seriously? Was this a new diagnosis? What does the pediatrician indicate about the child's...Read more »
A week after i went to court and dropped the restraining order because i do want to work things out. However, he recieved a note from the sheriffs department asking that he contact them. Could they still be trying to serve him even after i dropped it? I filed the restraining order in Massachusetts... Read more »
Is it a criminal or family law order? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/...Read more »
If he hit my phone out of my hand and it hit my stomach and im pregnant it was an accident can they drop the charges if i tell the DA that it was a accident and he didn't intentionally try to hurt me or the baby?
The DA decides whether to file or move to dismiss charges, not the victim. The victim can testify as to the facts. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my...Read more »
My wife lives in a shelter with my son, and there is no legale separation filed yet or a divorce filed. There is no child support order from court, and i want to support my son finnancially and i want to ger visitation right, how can i support my son and how to get visitation time. I didnt see hime... Read more »
You can file for child custody in court. Child support is paid to the mom pursuant to a court order. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards,...Read more »
You shouldn't discuss such case facts in a public forum, as this can be used against you in your case. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials,...Read more »
My boyfriend living in another country has been blackmailing me with revenge porn and has threatened my life several times. I have lots of proof of this in text messages. When we met he also abused me. I don't know if going to the police will help because I have heard they have no jurisdiction... Read more »
The state has jurisdiction when its citizens are harmed or threatened. The more likely reason for this response is that they do not want to get involved because he is overseas and it takes a lot of effort to get him. Does he ever travel back to the states?
The phone payment and the bill are in my name. She pushed me into the wall then grabbed my crotch trying to get the phone. There was a landline in the basement so she had access to 911. She lied on a ex parte order to get a restraining order. I've been contimplating pressing charges it's... Read more »
You would be best advised to report the matter to the police as soon as possible. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law...Read more »
He said there was nothing between them it was just there for the drugs and the place temporary my ex was in a bad accident and he was not allowed to see him by the family what right does he have to put a restraining order on me
It depends on whether you've been acting in a threatening manner towards him. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.
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