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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Oregon on
Q: If my 15 yr old niece is being physically abused by her 15 yr old BF what options does my sister have?

Even when they attend the same school?

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott answered on Sep 1, 2017

She can report the abuse to the school; she can report the abuse to the police. Child abuse is nothing to take lightly, regardless of who the perpetrator is. IF she can stop the BF now at age 15, there is a reasonable chance that she can prevent what is otherwise likely to turn into a life-long... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for Oregon on
Q: What do I need to be prepared for or make sure I bring for an Order to show cause hearing for an Enft of Parenting time

FAPA in place

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott answered on Aug 30, 2017

Show Cause Orders, Parenting issues, and FAPA Orders are all not do-it-yourself projects if you care about the outcome. What you need to bring with you to court is an attorney. It is that simple.

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Oregon on
Q: My ex is saying that i threatened him to come over, we currently have a no contact order in place?

What do i do if he hit me when he came? I have a busted lip. Am i going to be in any kind of trouble since i did contact him?

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott answered on Aug 25, 2017

It sounds as if you both violated the no contact order and thus both may be subject to penalty by the Judge. That said, his violation sounds considerably more serious than yours but in the end, it all depends upon how the Judge sees it.

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: Can I get a restraining order on my roommate/her family? I am being threatened and have been assaulted by them.

My roommate has been trying to get me to move out for a while now but we are both on the lease and I've done nothing to violate the lease. She gave me a 30 day notice herself and when I told her I'm not going to leave because I don't have to she got upset. Her family has come into... Read more »

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott answered on Jul 28, 2017

You are asking essentially the same question a second time - and it does not change the answer. No, she cannot evict you; yes, the landlord may be able to with proper notice and proper procedure. As to the restraining order, that is a very fact specific inquiry and process that you need to review... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: can my roommate evict me? she is threatening me if i dont.

I have been having issues with my roommate for a while. At first it was minor things like me leaving the shower curtain open or having a guest or two over when she was home, but now it has gotten to where me and my family no longer feel safe here. In the beginning I tried to reason with her, I... Read more »

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott answered on Jul 28, 2017

If you both are on the same lease, only the landlord can evict you and only then with proper notice, lawfully worded and legally served. A co-tenant has no more right to evict you than you do her. To the extent she or her guests are creating physical altercations with you or your guests, you... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Oregon on
Q: I need some help responding to restraining order, regarding the verbal AND emotional abuse (that has been documented)
Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott answered on Jul 27, 2017

Restraining Orders are not to be taken lightly - they can affect the rest of your life by interfering with potential jobs; resulting in denials of security clearances; prohibit firearm ownership; even affect your ability to rent a residence and a variety of other potential issues. Yes, you should... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Domestic Violence for Oregon on
Q: I have past history regarding Salem police Oregon not helping/arresting yrs later going threw it again.im disabled

My 21 son gang affliation drug use hasn't changed found lots magic mushrooms took out of my house police made me give it back to him,he abuses me in my house I'm disabled police won't do anything

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott answered on Jun 27, 2017

Depending upon what you mean by your son abusing you, you may qualify for a elder-disabled person restraining order. You would be well served by consulting an attorney to determine your rights and whether applying for such a restraining order is likely to be successful. If so, the police will... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Domestic Violence, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Oregon on
Q: Can my girlfriend file a restraining order against her mother's boyfriend?

My girlfriend (16) is currently living with her mother. Her mother recently got back together with her ex-boyfriend who cheated on her and abused the both of them for years. He also watched my girlfriend change her clothes when she was about 8 years old. He has recently been threatening to hit the... Read more »

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott answered on May 1, 2017

Your girlfriend may or may not qualify for a restraining order against the boyfriend. If she is living with Mom and her boyfriend, and there are both credible threats of repeat violence she may qualify. One potential problem, though, is that she is underage and would need someone 18 or older to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Oregon on
Q: I was wondering what are the oregon laws on custody and Visitation when the father uses illegal drugs??

I have photographic evidence of his drug use. Specifically meth and Heroin. I alreadt have temporary sole custody due to abuse. But he is avoiding the server for the protective order.

Joanne Reisman
Joanne Reisman answered on Mar 22, 2017

Your question doesn't make sense. With respect to custody and parenting time the court generally makes a customized order for each case. Generally speaking you need to keep your child out of any potentially dangerous situation and that includes keeping the child away from a parent who is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Domestic Violence and Criminal Law for Oregon on
Q: What can i do if my boyfriends ex wife has made threats to hurt me or my property such as car

Threats have been made indirectly like ... I don't care if I go to jail you know me ...

Vincent J. Bernabei
Vincent J. Bernabei answered on Jan 23, 2017

You may be able to get a stalking protective order if your BF's former spouse knows that her contacts are unwanted and there have been two or more unwanted contacts within the past two years that have caused you to fear for your safety. If you haven't already done so, you should notify... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Domestic Violence and Civil Litigation for Oregon on
Q: My ex finance refuses to pay money he owes and return my property. There is physical and verbal abuse what do I do?

My ex pushed a quick engagement and moved me from CA to OR. I quit my job, sold many things and moved. He stated if there was a break up he would move me back and pay for my expenses to reestablish. I worked for him part time and he refuses to pay outstanding wages and refuses to pay the... Read more »

Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens answered on Jan 23, 2017

First, if you knew all about his past to begin with, why did you agree to date him let alone move for him? While not a legal question, it is something to ponder, as a jury will do the same if you went all the way to court on many of your above issues.

Otherwise, I would also suggest not...
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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Oregon on
Q: Can a 19 yr son press charges against his Father for beating him and breaking his nose in home where they both live?

If son hit him back is it self defense? This Father regularly beats on son.

Joanne Reisman
Joanne Reisman answered on Oct 26, 2016

Anyone can press charges against another person that assaults them. Their relationship or where they live is irrelevant.

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