we had a life time no contact order he has a very long criminal record . We were never married . The judge gave him power of attorney and he took my house made me over and let it sit empty until squatters moved in and destroyed it. 289k in damages. He never had to pay for any thing including my... Read more »
This is just too complicated of a fact situation for me to even comment on. If you want a legal opinion you will need to talk to an Attorney in an office consultation where the Attorney has access to the case history and can review it with you. See an Attorney in the jurisdiction where this took...Read more »
If you need help in finding an attorney, you may call the Oregon State Bar's Lawyer Referral Service at (503) 684-3763 or toll-free in Oregon (800) 452-7636 and ask for a modest means referral. There are some attorneys who are willing to represent clients at a reduced rate.
This isn't a legal question. However using common sense would go a long way to prevent such tragedies. You and the surviving members of your family should either get rid of any guns you have in your homes or be a responsible gun owner and get a secure gun safe and store you guns there. If...Read more »
I get no compensation. I don’t want my dad to get into trouble and get my siblings taken away. I want to know what my options are to get out of my house. Could I move in with a different family member? Would I get in trouble legally for leaving?
You generally have only two options - let your mother know so she can Petition the court for a change of custody or report that you are being abused to children's services or a school counselor or your doctor. If you report abuse there will be an investigation and you and your siblings could be...Read more »
We argued and police came after he left and my face was red from crying they said he did it and wouldn't listen to me at all. Now there's a no contact order. We are homeless and he is my saftey at night he makes sure I eat and makes sure we have a place to sleep. They arrested him without reading... Read more »
The bottom line is you cannot make this go away, only the District Attorney or the Judge can. It maybe that the D.A. will not pursue the case, particularly if you do not cooperate, but it is up to them. You can talk with your boyfriend's attorney to see if you can help with his defense but again,...Read more »
Your question is a bit confusing. You have no legal obligation to report anything to the Police if you do not wish to. Once reported however, control of the matter is out of your hands and the district attorney will decide whether they wish to proceed with criminal charges (though they may have...Read more »
Boyfriend is getting out of Prison in Oregon on drug charges but p.o. is saying that we can't have contact untill he does class for domestic violence charge that happen in Wyoming with his ex wife in 2015 but was not convicted can they do that
Most likely yes. If he wants to get out of prison early, he must agree to comply with and be under the supervision of a parole officer. That officer has great latitude and authority to require his parolees to do a variety of things and certainly insisting upon the successful completion of...Read more »
Mother removed children from oregon. Got restraining order for domestic violence and because children were being abused/neglected. Judge in oregon allowed father to violate order and virbal badger children and mother. Judge gave custody to father because of restraining order.
There is a lot of information that is needed to provide a full answer. In general, Oregon restraining orders are only good if there has been abuse of one party by the other. The children are obviously involved, but a restraining order likely wouldn't be upheld if it is based on abuse of the...Read more »
A court may issue a Family Abuse Restraining Order “upon a showing that the petitioner has been the victim of abuse committed by the respondent within 180 days preceding the filing of the petition;” that "there is an imminent danger of further abuse to the petitioner;" and “that the...Read more »
If you were served a stalking order and contested it at a hearing in court, and lost at that Hearing, IF you think you have legal grounds to appeal it, you can do so as long as you do so in a timely manner. But you need to prove that the court made some sort of legal error, not just that you don't...Read more »
My child’s mothers boyfriend is abusive and has been arrested for strangling her before. I don’t want my daughter growing up around him, but I don’t have any court custody agreement what so ever. Just verbal agreements. What can I do?
If no one has previously filed for custody, you may file a petition for custody with appropriate parenting time awarded to the other party. You can find pre-printed forms at the courthouse in your county. However, you should keep in mind that the court generally awards custody to the parent that...Read more »
The police were called to my friend's house for Domestic Violence, 3 weeks ago. After spending an hour and a half at the residence, the police made no arrests. Today, 3 weeks later, they come and place my friend under arrest for Domestic Abuse. Can they arrest you 3 weeks later when they rightfully... Read more »
My wife of 21 years started showing many antisocial symptoms after we had troubles ( only time in 21 years we have had a single argument or issue) she has revealed a huge amount of mental issues and began becoming aggressive and gaslighting type actions . She was able to obtain an order against me... Read more »
I understand the temptation but you need to understand that if she complains or anyone calls the violation to the court's attention, you will be jailed, with the main question being not if but for how long, and that being up to the Judge. It can also be expensive regardless of how it all turns...Read more »
My partner lives in an (from what I can understand) an emotionally abusive situation. His mother uses money to threaten him (take money out of his personal bank account or not buy essential items) and has become increasingly controlling over the past year. I was wondering if there were resources or... Read more »
In order to answer this question, I need some more information. Is your partner a minor or under guardianship? If he is a minor, this likely does not meet the threshold for neglect unless she has actually caused him harm from these threats. Also, there is a difference for what constitutes...Read more »
I had a restraining order against him for a year. Did not renew as we needed to communicate. He also has an attempt of animal abuse charge, because he killed my dog. I have a major surgery scheduled in a few weeks, I wrote my will to state she is better fit to be with my brother and sister in law.... Read more »
General speaking the biological parent has a superior right to parent their children over other people, however the court can remove the child from the biological parent's custody if it is necessary to protect the child. Unfortunately, no one here on an internet website can give you the type of...Read more »
Character counts. When the judge meets you, they're meeting you for the first time. Never miss a chance to make a first impression. Dress respectfully. Bring witnesses who can speak out loud about your good character. Have your lawyer read reference letters out loud. They should be read...Read more »
After an incident where I was driving with my boyfriend and he took control of the steering wheel, swerved the car, hit the dashboard and damaged the interior, and was arrested with a no contact order in place (at least until the trial), he then contacted me and I responded and we’ve spent time... Read more »
The no contact order is apparently against him - not you. So no, you are not subject to being penalized for having contact with him though if you do, you are subjecting him to immediate arrest if he is caught in contact with you. If you have contact with him, his obligation is to immediately...Read more »
I am in the middle of a custody battle. I believe my ex is unstable mentally but not diagnosed. He has broken the stalking order by contacting via phone. The police arrested him last friday and he has been in jail all weekend. I am afraid of what will happen when he is released which i assume... Read more »
No, there is no automatic win BUT it will likely favor your position with the court. All in all, you need to review it with your custody attorney and if contacted again, immediately report it to the police. A second violation of the restraining order is likely to keep him in jail for awhile....Read more »
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