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Ex is in contempt of court paying me according to court

Ex is in contempt of court for not paying me according to court order. It is not support but rather reimbursement for costs he was to split with me in regards ***** ***** but never did. He feels I am taking advantage of him financially so told me he would take me back to court and not pay the court order until that happened. He has now filed for child support and modification (without an attorney). Should I file OSC for contempt or just let it play out in the same court and judge where the order was signed? I have pentry of correspondences to show his complete willingness to disobey order.

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I'm in tennessee and have been given a subpoena to testify

i'm in tennessee and have been given a subpoena to testify in a divorce. what are my rights?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: tennesseeJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: is this private? and will it cost anything to talk to someioneJA: 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 Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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I am going through a motion to modify custody with my ex. I

I am going through a motion to modify custody with my ex. I retained an attorney, who has been very wishy washing from the start. She has repeatedly changed her position on several key issues and her answers are often vague, which has left me in a state of perpetual frustration.Here is a brief summary:On April 21st During court orderd mediation, my Ex and I agreed to the following:"Dad will have Sunday dinner with the girls, until school is out, when contact will be increased to 9:00 am Sunday to 9:00 pm Tuesday, ABSENT COUNSERLOR RECOMMENDING OTHERWISE."paragraph 11 of the mediation agreement clearly states Dad is to arrange counseling with the girls. (who would also have the authority to change the summer visitation schedule.)On May 27th there was a telephone hearing with the judge. Prior to the hearing I emailed my attorney and asked her my Ex was in contempt of our agreement and asked her to do something.Quoting my email to my attorney:“Please let the court know Michael has not started counseling as was agreed in mediation and part of the court order. For this reason, they girls have told me they do not want to start overnight visits until both their own councilor and the family councilor feels it is appropriate."Quoting My attorney's response:“These things must be told to the Guardian. The Court does not hear evidence over the telephone.”This vague response led me to believe the Guardian Ad Litem could fix this issue.On June 14th (the last day of school for the children) I had my first visit with the GAL. I explained to him that the girls did not want to start the overnight visits because dad had not arranged counseling that was agreed and court ordered on April 21, 2016. My children (16 and 13) also told the Guardian they did not want to start overnight visits. I thought the GAL could fix this.Later that evening, after the GAL had finished his first visit with my EX I got an email from the GAL that said my Ex was enforcing the mediation agreement and expected the girls to spend 2 nights at his house starting Sunday June 18th. I emailed the GAL, and asked if he could intervene because my Ex had not arragned the court ordered counseling. The GAL replied that he had no authority to change a court order.I immediately emailed my attorney in distress. I reminded her that I had asked her to fix this with the Judge on May 27th and she had led me to believe the GAL could fix it.In the meantime, the GAL also sent each attorney and email about the summer schedule conflict. He told the attorneys he did not think the girls were ready to start the summer visitation because my EX had not started counseling. He told both attorneys he was leaving in 3 days for vacation but said he had some time he could set aside to re-negotiate a schedule with the attorneys. I know for a fact my attorney got this email, because she was the one who forwarded it to me.At this point, I thought my attorney would handle it. However, On Friday, I got an email from the GAL saying that neither attorney had reached out to him to work out an agreement and that for this reason the kids were expected to honor the Court order. There was absolutely nothing I could do at this point. The GAL was on his way out the door for vacation.I called and emailed my attorney furious she had done nothing to try and resolve this. Her excuse was I was waiting for the Ex's attorney to contact me and he didn't. I said, why would he? His attorney has a court order, he has not incentive to fix this. This was your job to reach out to the other attorney and to reach out to the GAL. In addition, I reminded her that I had emailed her on May 27th prior to the conference with the judge and asked her to do something that and she had told me the GAL could fix it, which was not true. (bad advice)At this point my attorney Quit. This is all document in emails. She told me to find someone else to represent me. This is the end stage of this case and I have no money to pay another hefty retainer. I already paid her a hefty retainer.I would like to know if I have a case to sue this attorney for failing to represent me and for giving false advice. I believe she there is certainly something she could have done back in May when I first raised the issue, for example: She could have filed a contempt charge against my ex for failing to honor the court ordered counseling. She could have maybe filed a motion to enforce, or perhaps she could have filed some other motion that would have prevented this. When the GAL offered to set time aside to help re-negotiate... She did nothing to facilitate that. And then when I called her on her on it... she QUIT.

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DrakeLAW

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I am wondering who oversees a county judge, I had an

I am wondering who oversees a county judgeJA: You're dealing with a tough issue. But don't worry -- you're in good hands. I know the lawyer has information that can help.Customer: I had an experience that makes me seriously wonder if he overstepped his authority and violated my civil rightsJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: He did no like my tone and held me in contempt of court -JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: put me in jail for 2.5 hoursJA: 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 Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.Customer: in a motor vehicle case

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RobertJDFL

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I need to know if we can have someone arrested or defamation

I need to know if we can have someone arrested for slander or defamation of character. This is real badJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: New York State, oneida countyJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: It has been going on since early JuneJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: My husband is a 31 year teacher with an impeccable record. He runs our FFA Chapter. He has a student that was diagnosed with cancer in January. In June the election for new chapter offices were done, the child with cancer was not slated as president. Now the family is saying awful things about him. Several calls to his administrators, and has called every senator, assembly person,and legislator in the state. Their goal is to get him fired.JA: 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 Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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I am a single Mom on disability and my Senior citizen mother

I am a single Mom on disability and my Senior citizen mother got an order of protection against me, which sh said I physically threatened her which i did not yelled at her over the phone ant ext because she was to bring my 15 son home from another State and said wasn't going to do it. Then re-reading that order I see where is says "possible weapon" I have no weapon and did not go to her house. I am moving away from Here Nov 1st can this keep me from renting an apartment? My mother is toxic and I need to get me and my Son as far away as possible. I don't know if I should just leave this be and go or try and fight it. Thank you.

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Dwayne B.

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Have go to court today because I failed to reply to a

Have go to court today because I failed to reply to a testimony or something about finances. Apparently I was served but never got the paperwork. I work every day and go home exhausted. I also have a condition that effects my memory. Its for a debt that I forgot about because at the time I was off work with depression and I was also suffering from agoraphobia. Anyways I am much better now and now have a job. How can I not be in contempt and work out this matter? Ps not sure if its worth knowing but whoever took papers at my home wasnt me.

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Albert Marmero

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My child has been emancipated but there are outstanding

my child has been emancipated but there are outstanding unreimbursed medical bills the obliger didn't pay - can I take him to court to get this paid

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Lucy, Esq.

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What specific "pattern interrogatories" can a

What specific "pattern interrogatories" can a plaintiff in small claims court in the city and county of Denver, CO, LEGALLY COMPEL a defendant to answer? Can the judge compel me to provide EVERYTHING the plaintiff is asking for? (i.e. plaintiff wants copies of my Federal and state tax returns for the past 4 years, bank statements for the past 4 years, the deed to my home (which I own outright -- no mortgage). Can I refuse or object? If so, which form would I fill out to do so?

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