Sharon R. Moss' answer Child support is calculated based on each parents gross monthly income, cost of health insurance for the children, and cost of any work related child care, so these numbers would be necessary to determine the amount of guideline child support.
Sharon R. Moss' answer As a relative you have standing to file a petition for custody in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court in the county where the child lives. The court will make a custody determination based on the best interests of the child. Speak to an attorney for more specific advise on your situation.
Daniel P Leavitt's answer You can challenge them to some extent. The department of forensic sciences maintains records on the machines and an attorney can get access to recent tests. But challenging them is fairly technical. The machines are also making assumptions that may or may not be true regarding your body's blood alcohol content based on your breath alcohol. So there are issues with these machines.
F. Paul Maloof's answer Under the Virginia laws, a Landlord is required to submit an itemized statement of deductions from the security deposit within 30 days after possession of the premises is returned by the tenant to the landlord. The landlord is then required to pay whatever the amount of the security deposit to the tenant within 45 days after possession of the premises is returned by the tenant to the landlord. If the landlord did neither, the landlord is in breach of the lease. The tenant can file suit in the...
Sharon R. Moss' answer In Virginia adultery is still a crime, so your husband would have the right to assert his 5th amendment privilege against self-incrimination. A judge could not make him state whether or not he committed adultery.
Daniel P Leavitt's answer In my experience restraining orders are granted or denied based on individual judges but they tend to focus on the threat. I don't think most of the judges I am in front of would grant a restraining order under these circumstances but if you feel threatened then you should seek advice from a local attorney where this is happening to see what they recommend as it may be different where you live.
Daniel P Leavitt's answer Appointing lawyers is within the discretion of the court so it is up to the court. There is a legal standard though for appointing and removing lawyers and lawyers have discretion on many (but not all) trial decisions. So I have seen many defendants request a new lawyer and the judge will question them on specifics and many times deny the motion to appoint a new lawyer. But if your lawyer is not communicating with you and does not appear to be mounting a vigorous defense then that would have...
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