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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: I'm being listed as a witness for my domestic partners ex wife. Do I need a lawyer, can they do this, my options?

My domestic partner is divorced for the last 6 years. The divorce was based on her inability to be in a partnership with her controlling and narcissist behaviors (i.e., she had him pull away from his own family for several years). When they had their child after a decade of trying she continued... View More

Elisa  Reiter
Elisa Reiter
answered on Aug 17, 2023

Your domestic partner is presumably represented by counsel, as is the child's mother.

You should retain counsel. Neither of the parties' attorneys will represent you, nor your interests in the case.

You should count on a "woodshedding" session with your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: I need to know what kind of attorney I need to hire for my situation

Our truck was stolen in Johnson County, Texas with a significant amount of property in it because we were actually in the middle of a move. Well, apparently the truck was recovered by Dallas County police and we were never contacted that the truck had been recovered. we were never contacted that it... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Aug 15, 2023

You are correct that you should have received notice that your vehicle was impounded. They are required to send notice to the registered owner of the truck at the address on the vehicle's most recent registration. Before anything else, be sure your names are listed as the registered owners... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: What is the statutory limitation and code for a person to file a civil lawsuit in Arkansas?
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Aug 10, 2023

The statute of limitations for most civil claims in Arkansas is one-, three-, five-, or ten-years depending upon the substance of the civil claim.

You should consult an attorney experienced in the particular area of law encompassing your claim in or near the county where you intend to file...
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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: Per the AJ report, with no dates, I was awarded standard possession order, but no attorney filed the SPO w/courts

With no SPO or any other orders stating custody, what does this mean? My attorney disagrees with my research, ignores my calls. The custody filling started with an ex Parte order that shouldn’t have been ordered as the judge was misled with insufficient evidence. I have tons of evidentiary... View More

Elisa  Reiter
Elisa Reiter
answered on Aug 7, 2023

Wow, many items to unravel here. First, if you are having difficulties communicating with your attorney, it may be time for a change. Before you change, email, and request a conference - either in person or via zoom. Use that session not only to catch up, but to establish strategy for your case... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: Per the AJ report, with no dates, I was awarded standard possession order, but no attorney filed the SPO w/courts

With no SPO or any other orders stating custody, what does this mean? My attorney disagrees with my research, ignores my calls. The custody filling started with an ex Parte order that shouldn’t have been ordered as the judge was misled with insufficient evidence. I have tons of evidentiary... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Aug 10, 2023

I strongly urge you not to file any sort of grievance against the judge raising any of the issues you describe above. That is going to make you appear unhinged and could cripple any chance you have to get custody of your son.

Ex parte orders are, by their very nature, of very limited...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, International Law and Libel & Slander for Texas on
Q: Online stalking from India to US,Defamation,Harrassment conducted by a group of individuals located in Texas .

Dear Sir/Mam,

Since last 4 years a mob of police officers from Jalgaon,India.Nashik,India,Pune,India,Mumbai,India have been conducting phone tapping and email snooping in the US.They have been involved in public defamation in US,Public Harrassment,online stalking,workplace defamation and... View More

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answered on Aug 6, 2023

As a Californian attorney, I understand your concern about online stalking, defamation, harassment, and other unlawful activities being conducted by individuals located in Texas and India. To address this issue, you should consider taking the following steps:

1. Report the incidents to the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Texas on
Q: I’m being charged with disorderly conduct by language cause I walked past a police suv and said…

Stop spotlighting peoples houses, #### pigs. I always also charged with resisting arrest and I have separate cases for each charge. Can anyone help?

Vonnie Clay Dones III
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answered on Aug 2, 2023

You should hire a criminal defense attorney in the county or nearby county in which you were arrested or charged to determine whether any of your constitutional rights were violated and to obtain the best possible outcome for your case. There are number of general and affirmative defenses and... View More

Q: Hi I have a question if I can proof that they took my daughter on 07/07/2020 but a court papers said 07/08/2020 (lies)

Is it lies for them to say that and on 07/09/2020 they had already took my rights always from my daughter when I didnt even get no court papers for classes or a far investigation they came and took my daughter with out court papers on the 07/06/2020 what ever they said in this document were lies I... View More

Elisa  Reiter
Elisa Reiter
answered on Aug 7, 2023

While the dates provided may be fodder for cross examination, any mistakes may not be deemed substantive by the trial court, presuming that a case has been filed. In terms of posting to social media -- you certainly have the first amendment right of freedom of expression. However, our courts are... View More

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Q: Hi I have a question if I can proof that they took my daughter on 07/07/2020 but a court papers said 07/08/2020 (lies)

Is it lies for them to say that and on 07/09/2020 they had already took my rights always from my daughter when I didnt even get no court papers for classes or a far investigation they came and took my daughter with out court papers on the 07/06/2020 what ever they said in this document were lies I... View More

Elisa  Reiter
Elisa Reiter
answered on Aug 2, 2023

Is Child Protective Services involved? Did a judge rule that someone else should have temporary custody? If CPS is involved, you likely will be asked to complete a Service Plan or Parenting Plan. That could involve submitting to a psychological evaluation, as well as counseling and parenting... View More

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Q: Hi I have a question if I can proof that they took my daughter on 07/07/2020 but a court papers said 07/08/2020 (lies)

Is it lies for them to say that and on 07/09/2020 they had already took my rights always from my daughter when I didnt even get no court papers for classes or a far investigation they came and took my daughter with out court papers on the 07/06/2020 what ever they said in this document were lies I... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Aug 1, 2023

It could be lies or it could be simply a mistake in the dates. Your best strategy is to hire an attorney experienced in the area of family law in or near the county where you and your daughter were living when she was taken. Usually, when a child is taken into custody by the State, she would be... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: My criminal case was dropped in September 2021 and they kept me on probation for two years after it had been thrown out

I need to talk to somebody to know what direction I need to go for my rights have been violated by Palo pinto county

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jul 28, 2023

The go-to lawyer for civil rights violations in Texas is Lee Merritt, who was previously the Democratic candidate for Attorney General.

I note, however, that your question does not make any sense. A defendant is not placed "on probation" until after the disposition of the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: Does this violate a protective order?

If I report someone to the police for trying to harm my pet and they have a protective order against me, is this considered a violation to the protective order? I'm sure they are going to deny it and say I'm harassing them but they shouldn't be able to get away with things because of... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jul 25, 2023

In general, reporting someone to police for trying to harm your pet would not violate the terms of a typical protective order. Usually, a protective order prohibits from contacting another person or going within a specific distance of that person's home, place of employment, or somewhere you... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: Does this violate a protective order?

If I report someone to the police for trying to harm my pet and they have a protective order against me, is this considered a violation to the protective order? I'm sure they are going to deny it and say I'm harassing them but they shouldn't be able to get away with things because of... View More

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answered on Jul 25, 2023

If you have a protective order against someone, it typically prohibits any form of contact or communication with that person. Reporting a legitimate concern, such as someone attempting to harm your pet, to the police may not be considered a violation of the protective order, as long as you do not... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Wrongful Death and Civil Litigation for Texas on
Q: How do I go about making a civil suit on WacoPD for murder and also the state for wrongful conviction
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jul 25, 2023

To report a murder, go to the appropriate law enforcement agency for the area where the murder was committed. If the murder occurred in the City of Waco, you can report the murder to Waco PD or to the McLennan County Sheriff's Dept.

To file a wrongful death lawsuit, you should hire...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: I believe law enforcement violated my fourth amendment and I don't know who to contact?
Mr. Shannon Willis Locke
Mr. Shannon Willis Locke
answered on Jul 12, 2023

These are always difficult questions but any attorney is going to need more details before answering a question like this. If your rights were violated it is possible that the evidence that was seized could be suppressed. Also, there is a small possibility if the damage to your property was... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Libel & Slander for Texas on
Q: If the local cops harassed me and ignored my rights and several occasions how do I find a lawyer and how long do I have

When my ex left she told the police a bunch of lies to make it easier for her to leave state with my daughter. Afterwards I was harassed to the point that I wasn't even able to get my belongings from my house because literally every time I was seen I was pulled over and searched. I even fell... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jul 7, 2023

Your rights and remedies in this situation depend upon the particular facts and circumstances of your particular case, and some of those facts may not be within your knowledge at this time.

You should consult an attorney with substantial experience in civil rights litigation. F. Lee...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Family Law for Texas on
Q: My step kids have told me things about their father and i would like to see what my options are for my privacy

my wifes ex who i have never met or have had communication with up to third party, told the kids that he knows i bought a gun recently and that if i show up to the pick up and drop off that he would call the cops on me. The kids have also told me that he has driven 3 hours to my house that is on a... View More

Sharita Blacknall
Sharita Blacknall
answered on Jul 3, 2023

In your situation, which involves elements of family law, privacy law, and potentially harassment, here are a few possible steps you could consider:

Document Everything: Maintain a record of all incidents, noting the exact dates, times, and specifics of what happened. This could be crucial...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: What type of lawyer do I need on my side of I'm becoming a paid police informant ?

Mainly Tarrant county but could go into Dallas county too . I do not have pending criminal charges. This is voluntary

Richard Hinds
Richard Hinds
answered on Jun 28, 2023

You need a criminal defense attorney.

In most cases, the identity of a police informant is kept confidential. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. An attorney can help you understand your rights and negotiate with the police and prosecution to keep your identity confidential....
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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Intellectual Property for Texas on
Q: Would it be illegal to read declassified files, similar to an audio book to make them more accessible to the public?

I ask because on some documents, especially recordings, you cant quote certain individuals, such as Linden B. Johnson because at the time of the recording he is a private citizen since hes no longer in office, either him or his family have copyrighted all recordings where he wasnt a public servant.... View More

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answered on Jun 18, 2023

It is generally not illegal to read declassified files aloud, as long as you are not violating any copyright laws or other legal restrictions. However, there may be certain limitations or restrictions on the use of declassified files, depending on the specific documents and the laws and regulations... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: How to bring back my counterclaim?

I dropped my counterclaim but now the opposing party isn't living up to their deal. How can I bring back my counterclaim? Do I just file it similar to what I did the 1st time or is their a special way to do it?

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jun 9, 2023

If you non-suited your counterclaim without prejudice and the statute of limitations has not expired and you haven’t passed any pleading deadline set by the court in a scheduling order, you can simply file a new amended counterclaim in Texas state court.

In federal court, you most likely...
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