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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Missouri on

Q: I texted a girl a few times in a row because we had a date set up. I asked if she was still up for it. Harassment?

We were texting back and forth a lot. At one point she stopped responding but said she wanted to meet. She never told me she didn't want me to text/call her. I sent a few messages asking if we were still meeting and to please let me know if not. After the fourth or so message she responds saying... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 16, 2019

No. But take a lesson and stop pushing women, or you will get more than a screenshot.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on

Q: Whatis the cut off period to pay off some tickets that I have eecieved in Velda Village? The court appearance is June19

Andrea Rogers answered on Jun 15, 2019

If the court date is June 19, then that's when payment is due. If you hire a traffic ticket lawyer to get your tickets reduced to non-moving, no-point infractions, your attorney will get the court date continued to a later date.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on

Q: In St Louis county what does it mean when a ticket status says cont of payment

Andrea Rogers answered on Jun 15, 2019

This means the court has continued your court date to a later date, and that's when payment is due.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on

Q: I got a ticket in the mail for speeding and I never got pulled over for it? And i don’t remember speeding?

Whats going to happen? Do I plead guilty or non guilty?

Andrea Rogers answered on Jun 14, 2019

If you plead guilty to a speeding ticket, points will be added to your driving record, and your car insurance rates may increase. Or you can hire a traffic ticket lawyer to get your ticket reduced to a non-moving, no-point violation that won't affect your driving record or insurance rates. You will... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Missouri on

Q: Can non custodial parent come and go as they please in Missouri?

I have physical custody with visitation to the father being every other weekend, holiday, and fathers day. Daughter will be 10 in September. Father has never followed schedule. He comes and goes at the last minute, usually once every other month, sometimes longer. Sometimes I cancel our plans and... Read more »

Jessica Emery answered on Jun 13, 2019

Your best option is to seek a modification of your parenting plan. Until your plan is changed, you both should be following its terms. In dealing with a sporadic parent, consider adding an "only if" clause to his time so that if he doesn't confirm by a certain time in advances he loses it for that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Missouri on

Q: Confused on how custody judgment granted both sole and joint custody

Christopher Fink answered on Jun 11, 2019

In Missouri there are 2 primary categories of custody...physical and legal.

Physical custody deals with each parties "parenting time" with the child; or if Sole Physical Custody is granted, then the term "visitation" is used for the non-custodial parent's time with the child....
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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Missouri on

Q: my brother has his trailer on my property he stopped paying his personal property taxes now they said i haveto paythetax

am i responsible for this??

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 6, 2019

Unless someone pays the personal property taxes the state or county will place tax liens on the trailer.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Missouri on

Q: Why does a mother get a free lawyer from the state in a paternity case and the father doesn't

Unmarried couple she filed for paternity the state went after her ex-husband so she put on the birth certificate so I filed for father paternity and they picked up her case and gave me a summons we have a hearing and a couple of days to establish paternity which I don't know why because we both... Read more »

Lydia Seifner answered on Jun 5, 2019

The mother does not get a free attorney. No one is automatically given an attorney in family court. It is most likely that she applied to and qualified for a Legal Services appointment.

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Legal Malpractice for Missouri on

Q: How long does a judgement for medical bills remain in missouri

I found out there is a judgement against me for medical bills my spouse incurred PRIOR to our marriage. The judgement is 9 years 8 months old and it is preventing g me from buying a house. Help!!!

Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Jun 5, 2019

Read the article I published about getting default judgments set aside. It might apply to your situation, depending on whether you were properly served. https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/how-to-get-a-default-judgment-set-aside

It sounds like the judgment might expire this year....
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Missouri on

Q: Is it aginst the law for a non profit church to rent the parsonage out for 8 years

I have been renting the parsonage from the church in my town for 8 years a few months ago i got a letter saying that my boys and i have until june 1st to be out found out that the whole time i had been paying the church for rent that they were a non profit church. Is that even legal?

Jennifer Sheila Kornblum answered on Jun 3, 2019

It is not illegal for a nonprofit organization to rent property.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Missouri on

Q: I need to know how to change the venue or jurisdiction of my divorce with a minor from SD to MO?

Both my ex-husband and I have moved to MO. Need this changed so we can look into changing the custody arrangement and use DSS in MO to enforce child support. How do I start this process?

Jessica Emery answered on Jun 2, 2019

If you already have a divorce decree and you are looking to modify your parenting plan, you would need to register the South Dakota Judgment in Missouri and file a motion to modify. You should contact a lawyer to assist you. If you just need the child support enforcement moved, you can contact the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Missouri on

Q: My name is on nothing at this house and I'll give permission for the police to search it . They find and take clothing

They said that someone seen me breaking in something but they didn't use that video they used a video from the gas station show my clothes from that video that was wearing in that video are they allowed to do that without a warrant and without me telling they can take them

Gary Kollin answered on Jun 1, 2019

Your question makes no sense. Parse it. It is a singke run-on. Write single sentences beginning with a caoutal letter and ending with a punctuation mark.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on

Q: Will I get points on license for ticket driving in rt lane of hwy w/ 2 or more lanes in same direction? Will ins. Go up?

Never had a ticket for anything else, is a 17 year old male.

Andrea Rogers answered on May 31, 2019

Yes, if you plead guilty to this ticket, points will be added to your driving record and your car insurance rates may increase. You can hire a traffic ticket lawyer to get your ticket reduced to a non-moving, no-point infraction that won't affect your driving record or car insurance rates.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Missouri on

Q: Can child support cont when child joins military and there's still arrears /back owed due in Missouri?

Child graduating high school, age 19, joining military a few months after that. Probably getting married too this year. Currently receiving child support which includes arrears. I'd imagine current would discontinue, but arrears would continue? Would it stay the same amount to take down the balance... Read more »

Jessica Emery answered on May 31, 2019

In Missouri, child support generally ends when the child turns 18, marries, or joins the military (among other events). There are exceptions to this rule that don't seem to apply in your circumstances, but can be found in RSMo 452.340.

The FSD website has the necessary Affidavit form for...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Missouri on

Q: what if there was no court ordered visitation after the paternity and child support was ordered? She just stops visits

she allowed me to see him up until last November. Since then she has changed their residency several time along her contact information so i couldn't even check on my son or have any contact with him. She did finally did unblock me from fb messenger temporarily, She gave me her cell phone # and i... Read more »

Jessica Emery answered on May 30, 2019

It sounds like Paternity and Support were established through an FSD proceeding, but no parenting plan was put in place. If that is the case, even though paternity was established, you will have difficulty asserting any custody rights (legal custody or physical custody) without a custody judgment... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on

Q: An officer is on an overpass running radar sending units by radio sitting on an exit ramp to pull people over and issue

Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on May 28, 2019

You didn't ask a question. What you describe is common and no per se improper.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Collections for Missouri on

Q: How can you look at the docket for me?

How can you see the docket or what information do you need? I’m just curious as the hearing that’s coming up about this. I understand that me not working it won’t go away but they haven’t made any attempt to serve my ex at all.

Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on May 28, 2019

You should be able to go to your local circuit court and obtain a copy of all documents that have been filed in the case.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on

Q: How can I deal with out of state speeding tickets with a Missouri license?

I have a MO license but I have 2 received speeding tickets in Illinois and one in Iowa in the past year. I didn't realize out of state tickets counted towards points on your license so I just paid the fine and didn't get them fixed. Can I still have an attorney get them off my record or is it too... Read more »

Andrea Rogers answered on May 28, 2019

It's possible that an attorney in IL or Iowa could withdraw your guilty plea and get your tickets amended to a non-moving violation. You will need to hire a traffic ticket lawyer in the state (and preferably in that particular county or city) where you got the tickets. It's more difficult to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Missouri on

Q: Got married in PR, husband’s in the Army in the states, but we want a divorce. Does it have to go through PR?

Husband is in the Army. He is stationed in the states. We got married in PR a few months ago. We have a daughter together.

Lydia Seifner answered on May 25, 2019

You do not have to get divorced where you got married. But you do have to get divorced in the state in which at least one of you lives. Most states follow specific rules about jurisdiction over children. It will be better to have your divorce in the state where the child has lived for the last... Read more »

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