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My wedding was ruined by one of our guest. He tried to give
My wedding was ruined by one of our guest. He tried to give alcohol beverage to my 4 yr old nephew and physically & inappropriately danced sexually with my 12 yr old niece. Can the children's parents sue for sexual harrassment & child endangerment?
We have been separated 10months. We have a longstanding
We have been separated for over 10months. We have a longstanding (none legal) agreement that I (dad) gets the kids every weekend since it suited our schedule. About 2 weeks ago, mom had requested keeping the kids (3 and 5) over the weekend to which I declined with reason that I have already made plans with them in mind. Come fri 05/13/16, Mom sends a message that she's out of town with kids. Sensing this is a ploy to keep the kids, I go over as normal, though about an hour sooner to go get the kids. Upon hearing my arrival Mom (and there were other people in the house/apartment, her mother's house) lock herself and the girls in the kids room, refusing to let the kids come with me. Leaving her mother to haul abuse at me.Our kids are such that they'll call to mommy and/or daddy no matter what. The fact that they weren't making any sound and the fact that their mother could lock them up just so she gets her way, distresses and concerns me. Not to mention the scarring and distress they kids suffered.Do I have any cause to pursue legal action?Thanks
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Ex husband is a manipulative, bully, narcissist. Daughter
ex husband is a manipulative, bully, narcissist. Daughter is 15, he has told her since she was 11 that "mommy had an affair", which isn't true, but regardless isn't something that she should have ever been asked to deal with. He is constantly badmouthing me, my BF, my home, how much $$ I make. He complains to her about what I do and do not contribute financially to. I know that child endangerment might not fit, but do I have any legal recourse whatsoever?
I have a 5 year domestic violence restraining order
Hello,I have a 5 year domestic violence restraining order on my ex for my 8 yr.old daughter and I, in Santa Clara County.Wheel two years ago we had a incident at my house where my ex broke in and wouldn't leave. To make a long story short he was arrested. He was arrested for disobeying restraining order, under the influence, and resisting arrest.He some how won the disobeying restraining order. However, Monday May 2 2016 he goes back to court for fighting the under the influence charge.What I'm concerned about is that I received a letter subpoenaing me for May 2. It was sent by the D.A. Stating I am a witness and need to come to court that day.I do not want to testify or even step foot in that court room. The incident wS almost two years ago and My daughter and Zi hVe since moved on. I do not want to bring back such negativeness. What should I do or can I do lawfully?
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My son-in-law received a DUI on 12/21/15 and also charged with
My son-in-law received a DUI on 12/21/15 and also charged with child endangerment because he had his 11 year old daughter with him that he picked up from school. It sure was a wake up call for all of us but certainly for him. He has attended all of the courses, counseling and alcohol related courses (AAA). His court appointment was a week ago and his charges were dropped to reckless driving alcohol related. He had a local lawyer. He received his license back so he could go to work. We all thought that was it, but consequently this did not take care of the child endangerment charge. He was put on a "national registry" for child abuse and is now in jeopardy of losing his job. If there is to be another hearing in family court how can they put him on a national registry without a judgement? My question is how can this help his children if he loses his job? He is a state employee and work in a detention center for kids.
I'm a registered sex offender in Arizona. I was visiting my
I'm a registered sex offender in Arizona. I was visiting my girlfriend at her apartment and she has a roommate who has a 1 month old child. The roommate moved out suddenly saying My girlfriend did not disclose to her I was a sex offender, I've been out of parole for 2 years and never re-offended. The lady is saying she will sue my girlfriend for child endangerment and that she moved out because of me. She was planing in moving out soon anyway. I think she did this to be released of the lease. Can she do that?
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I'm a permanent resident (almost 10.5 years) living
Hello, I'm a permanent resident (almost 10.5 years) living in Missouri and married to a U.S. citizen. We have an almost 3-year-old child together. I'm considering divorce but anxious because of several factors:I have always worked full time since shortly after moving to the U.S. and am able to support us financially. My husband has been unemployed for most of the time and has now been back in college, then grad school since 2008. He has been promising throughout the years to find employment but has not followed through.He was diagnosed with PTSD and bipolar disorder in 2008 or 2009. He visits his primary care physician and psychiatrist regularly but only for the prescription medication. He does not see his psychotherapist regularly and hasn't seen him in over 1 year. His mental illnesses are not being managed.Of course my favored option in the event of a divorce would be to return to my home country with our child. (Until we decide for sure that a divorce is inevitable, for now all 3 of us are planning to move back there next year. It is my husband's preferred place of living as well, and due to good & free education, almost free day care, better incomes, and proximity to my own family, we both think it would be in our child's best interest to grow up there. However, my husband has already announced that were we to get divorced, he would not let us return there without him. So I have some questions about the prospect of staying here after a divorce.)I'm the primary caregiver, handling our child's day-to-day care, baths, meals, daycare, doctor, & playtime plans, etc. I am happy to spend the time with our child, but in the event of a divorce, my heart sinks at the prospect of having to leave our child in my husband's care even for visitation:- He takes multiple strong medications for his mental illnesses and some physical ones and his sleep is severely disordered - he typically doesn't hear his alarm in the morning, sleeps until late, and stays up until late into the night. Is this something that would factor into visitation rights? He would be unable to hear our child or respond to her needs in the morning, and sometimes most of the day.- He keeps 4 guns in the house (legally). Currently, they are locked away in an unused room. Is it possible to make him commit legally to locking them away safely out of her reach in his new residence?- Same for his prescription medication.- His hygiene standards are deplorable. I keep the main areas of our house clean, but if he keeps his new residence in similar shapes as his own rooms in the past, it will be unsafe and unsanitary for a child. Is there a way to address this?- After quitting smoking, he now uses a vaporizer. Any future residence of his would likely be small; can he be barred from using the vaporizer when our child is visiting?- He has collected multiple tickets for speeding and/or unsafe driving, and on trips, I have taken over driving several times because he was falling asleep at the wheel. Will it be possible to bar him from taking out-of-town trips with our child during visitations, at least when he is driving?Any perspective would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Info: -Child was born 11/11/2015 to Joe (34yrs) and Amy (36)
Info:-Child was born 11/11/2015 to Joe (34yrs) and Amy (36) (unmarried).-***** *****ves in Camden county, GA & ***** *****ves in Clay county, FL.-Amy wants to marry; Joe does not.-Amy says paperwork has been started for child support.-Since Joe is already behind on payments, he is giving Amy cashmost wks to help out. ***** *****ves w/parents & is not working.-Joe's parents are buying formula since the baby can not toleratethe free wic formula.-Amy brings baby to see Joe on his off days & stays overnightin nursery since she is breastfeeding.-***** *****ves in one of his parents rental units but pays no rent onlyutilities and upkeep of unit.Questions:-Should Joe be giving Amy cash for child support ?-Can cost of formula, diapers etc be used toward child support ?-Joe works min. wage job 35-39 hrs wkly....how much child sup.should he expect to pay ?-Joe has arrests record; mostly due to public drunkenness. Willthis be a problem when wanting visitation or joint custody ?
And my issue is a custody issue JA: Thanks. CanView more family law questions
***** ***** and my issue is a custody issueJA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?Customer: My ex was given custody of our two children in Louisiana.... I now live in Denver and found out a year ago he was sentenced to 20 years in prison and hos mother has my children and has been telling them I am dead and hiding them from me. I recently found out my mother has been sharing the responsibility. Can I just go pick them up from my mother or do I have to file for emergency custody? If so in what state? I have been in this fight for three years and my children are not safe but I want to do thos the legal way not the emotional wayJA: OK got it. Last thing — Family Lawyers generally expect a deposit of about $18 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.