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Ok, I have a 16-year-old staying at my home. She has been

Ok, I have a 16-year-old staying at my home. She has been here for about 3 weeks. She is adamant about not returning to her mother because it is an abusive environment. Her mother told the police and the school that she wants her daughter to come home, but she told her daughter that she doesn't want her and if she comes home she won't feed her or take care of her at all. She shut off her phone and refuses to pay for anything. She said she's not her responsibility and technically she's correct because she doesn't have custody. Her father has legal custody. her mother lost custody because she is bipolar, schizophrenic, multiple personalities (refuses to take meds) but is also a drug addict and alcoholic and abuses and neglects her children. The child doesn't even have a bed and has holes in her clothing and shoes. The police told the mother they would contact child protective services if she bothered them again because the child is better off without her and the conditions are horrible. The child wants to become emancipated, but she hasn't found a stable job yet. I don't want me or my husband to get in trouble because we are helping her, but she has nowhere to go and she doesn't want to get taken by CPiS because she says the shelters are horrible. I want to know what I can do.

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I have an Order of Protection against my older brother,

I have an Order of Protection against my older brother, which prohibits my brother from: aggravated harassment, harassment in the first or second degree and coercion in the second degree. I believe that he has violated my OP against him multiple times by:(a) sending me abusive txts while I was recovering from surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff and in while residing in an SRO in NYC; this caused me to have nervous breaking shortly after the harassment started and be rushed to a local ER at least ten times in the period of two months. It also gave rise to a neurological problem that presented itself as my right hand being cramped into a tight, very painful and highly disturbing.fist snd prevented me from obtaining any employment. My neurologists and I have determined that is was a neurological reaction to the stress induced by his abuse. This is well documented by my physicians and therapists.In these txts and emails, he repeatedly told me that I was mentally ill and had a substance abuse problem and should go into rehab, neither of which is true. In addition, a good friend committed suicide during this period of the abusive txts an emails.He has also told all of living relatives that I am mentally ill, which has caused all of them to sever contact with me.Before he was served with my OP against him, he induced my 85-year-old mother to take out a stay-away order against. After she passed away, he informed the police that I had violated her OP against me, and they went to one of my former residences to question me. I received a phone call from the police telling me that they were looking for me. This caused my stress levels to skyrocket, and I lived in constant fear and could not sleep do to the anxiety his actions produced. The Legal Aid Society informed the police that I was not to be questioned since my mother had passed away five months before. I am presently working on getting a FOIL report from Police HQ to verify that fact.Furthermore, he stole a number of computer components from me. Since they were stolen, I cannot prove that he stole them. He WAS however staying at my mother's apartment at the time of the disappearance of my property.Lastly, he threatened me with regard to his carrying out the liquidation of my mother's estate by saying: "If you in any way seek to hinder my duties as executor of my mother's estate, it will cost you money. This is not a threat -- it's a FACT!"Lastly, he accused me of committing credit card fraud with my mother's CC without her consent, which is not true. He is trying to subtract the amount he claims that I stole from my distribution.The last time I saw my brother in private around 10 years ago, he tried to strangle me.My brother has well documented alcohol and substance abuse problems, as well was charged with a felony a couple of years ago involving weapons and illegal narcotics. He also has a history of violent behavior toward me.Do all of these actions equal multiple violations of my OP against my brother?

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Zoey, JD

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I have 3 misdemeanors, they are all MIP California, i have a

I have 3 misdemeanorsJA: What state is this in? And can you tell me a little more about the charge?Customer: they are all MIP CaliforniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: i have a citation with me it happened not even 2 hours agoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: one of them is a fake ID charge

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Hammer O'Justice

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My adult daughter was charged with public intoxication and

My adult daughter was charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest, but not DUI or DWI because she was not in her car when the police came. She wrecked her car, they impounded it, but she is not sure what to disclose to the insurance company when reporting the accidentJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not with insurance yet. She was taken in and charged with the above charges and now doesn't know the best way to handle her car situation. It is not paid offJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: It is her first offense of any kind

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Ely

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I own a small franchise with 6 employees. I terminate a

I own a small franchise with 6 employees. I terminate a sales rep for job abandonment. I had not heard from her for more than 3 days. I sent an email. She replied within a few hours telling me she had a heart problem and was taken to the hospital were they placed a stent in her. Can I still proceed with the termination. She has been employed since the end of Sept. 2016. This is the 2nd time she has been awol since her. Employment began.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Sorry. TexasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The first incidence she said she fell down her stairs tearing a ligament. She has called fellow sales reps and clients on both occasions and they reported she was heavily medicated I suspect she has a problem with alcohol but the first incident when I asked her in general she would admit to nothing. I told her if it happened we would have to let her go but I did not put it in writing

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John

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Ok my father in law and his wife. Decieved my wife and I

good afternoonJA: Hi. What seems to be the problem?Customer: Ok my father in law and his wife. Decieved my wife and I last week into coming to there home. after I worked a 12 hour shift- I'm a nurse. They gave us alcohol to drink when we got over. Then after about a 1 hour stay they proceeded to acuse of false statements. I caught his wife- my mother in law in lie of which she denied. As her hand was in my face I kissed her hand and said I'm sorry" after two days she now says I shouldn't have done that she feels uncomfortable. However she hugged me when I got over to her house, her husband kisses my wife. They decieved us into coming over "for a dessert" they said, late at night and gave us alcohol. I don't think this would lead anywhere but what should I do to protect myselftJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: im not asking a real estate questionJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no not to my knowledgeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Can you tell me what kind of a change in circumstances would

Roger can you tell me what kind of a change in circumstances would be helpful for me to gain custody of my 4 year old baby girl? Or give me some examples please.

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Roger

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Maddam, Yesterday I was charged with simple battery. We were

Dear sir/maddam,Yesterday I was charged with simple battery. We were ending a family event in my wife and my home. When my wife's niece came back in to state she had just run over our dog who was laying in our yard. It ended up getting a little heated.I ended up ordering my wife's niece to leave our home. She became argumentative and said it wasn't my house, that it was her aunts. At that point I became angry, grabbed the niece by the shirt, took three steps to the door and put her out of the house.She continued to act like a fool in our front yard and called the police. My wife at no point said the niece could remain in my home. We live in Florida. Do I not have a right to remove someone from my home who doesn't live here, after ordering them to vacate?What are the chances of my being able to beat this charge. I have no record of any violence. My only arrest was several years ago for a DUI. There were no alcohol or drugs involved, and no assault occurred.

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When I was 17 I was arrested for underage possession of

When I was 17 I was arrested for underage possession of alcohol and I got a conditional discharge. I never went to court and my father handled all the legal aspects. I am filling out a job application and they ask if I have ever been convicted of a crime or admitted committing a crime. My dad claims that after the conditional discharge the record was sealed but he says it is so long ago he no longer has a copy that says the record was sealed. I would like to check no since I believe it is a sealed record but I am not sure what to do.

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