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My father was physically and emotionally abusive throughout

My father was physically and emotionally abusive throughout my childhood, until I left shortly after my 13th birthday (I'll be 23 soon.) At that time, CPS got involved, and my mom fought him for custody and won. His emotional abuse continued through that custody battle, with threats to keep me from my sisters, and gaslighting and denial that any abuse took place. He called me a lying whore, and tried to fight to exclude me from his insurance because he "refused to pay for my inevitable abortions." He was prevented from coming around me, and the judge required him to attend counseling sessions by himself before he would have a chance to see me again. He refused to complete these sessions. In December of '08, he saw me in a grocery store, watched me while I shopped, and tried several times to strike up a conversation with me. Around 2009, he began driving by my mom's house (where I lived) in his new truck "on his way home" (this happened at least 3 times over a month, frequently enough that we knew the truck before we knew it was his. He admitted to doing so in a conversation with my stepmom) and left Christmas presents for me on my mom's doorstep while I was home alone. She called him and told him to leave me alone, and he blamed her for lying about his character to me, and called her a roadblocker. He did leave me alone, until recently.3 days ago, he came into my workplace. I work retail in a higher end dog and cat supply store, and he came in, walked straight past me, and lingered in the cat aisle. His wife was shopping for cat litter, and he came around the end of the aisle and said hi to me as I was restocking an item. I recognized him, and immediately left the floor. I explained to my bosses (the store owners) who he is and why I'm not comfortable with him being around him. They were supportive and allowed me to work off of the floor until he left. They even offered to refuse service to him and ask him not to return to the store if he refused to leave me alone in the future. We have a screen that shows security cam footage in the room I was working in, and I was able to see him linger in our small store, not looking at any products, but looking around (for me, I assume) for about half an hour. Before this event, he had apparently come into the store once before. I've worked at this store for 20 months, and have never seen him shop here before. I recently got engaged, which has brought me back in touch with some members of my family that also speak to him, and I believe one of these family members relayed this information to him, although I can only speculate. I don't believe it's an accident that he's begun to shop in my workplace. My question is, what legal steps can I prepare myself to take in order to stop or prevent stalker-like behavior? It's very consistent of his controlling and manipulative personality that he would frequent my neutral workplace, where I have very little power to leave or ask him to, simply because he CAN. I've told him several times in the past that I just want him to leave me alone, and he just blames my mother for telling me what to think. This feels like harassment

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I dated a girl for a month. Upon our break up she has told

I dated a girl for a month. Upon our break up she has told me she is pregnant and that the child is mine. She based this upon her missing her period. The only proof she has and will provide is 4 store bought pregnancy test that she sent me a photo of. We agreed upon an abortion and now she is stating she needs more money for the procedure. She will now physically let me see any other proof. What should I do?

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I was a foster/ group home child from the ages of 6-17. I'm

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I became involved with a man I work with. I have his child. My income is depended on us working together (both independent providers). He is a dead beat father, if I go after him for child support. His wife might have me fired or he will be so mad I let the cat out of the bag he will no longer utilize my services. Wondering about optionsJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: AzJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I did not receive my job because I was sleeping with him. He ruined my family while I have kept his family protected from our secret. I had one abortion previously and got pregnant on birth controlJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Family Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.Customer: With out specifically stating...he said if his wife found out I would no longer have a job

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