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Order of Protection

I had an order of protection against me for "text harassment" for the past six months in Rockland County, New York. I never pled guilty and the case is just about to be dismissed. Is there anything I need to do on my end to make sure it is? Also, is the order of protection a separate matter from the harassment charge? I've heard that it is a civil misdemeanor, whereas the harassment charge was only a violation. How could I be guilty of a civil misdemeanor have not even pled to the harassment charge? Will everything disappear from my record without my doing anything? If not, what must I do?

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I live in Kansas. I had a boyfriend living with me who had

I live in Kansas. I had a boyfriend living with me who had major substance abuse problems and was mentally ill. I had him removed from my home by a social worker/friend. We made arrangements for him to rent a truck and pick up his belongings after THREE months, but he came to town, went on a bender, and told me he was going to kill himself. When I did not hear from him the day I took off to be at home so he could get his things, I put his belongings in storage. With the exception of his cats.He resurfaced the next day and went on a days-long campaign to terrorize me, including threatening to come to my home and cause damage while I was at work, threatening to come to my office, and threatening to go to my daughter's school to cause her harm. There is an active arrest warrant for domestic harassment in Johnson County, KS since then.He is living in Indianapolis with his parents, as far as I know.Now, 366 days after I asked him to leave, he wants to know if his cats are alive, and for me to return them. He says they are stolen property; I believe, in the state of Kansas, ten days makes them abandoned. Now someone posing as his attorney is contacting me-- although you should see her communications-- they are laughable. She is really his girlfriend. She used a gmail account with a full profile; he is in photos on her Facebook page, and there is no one registered with the Indiana Bar Association by that name.I want these people to leave me alone. I don't think words are going to get them to stop bothering me, so I want to take some kind of action. Even if it's just posturing. What can I do?

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I am a single mother. I have a current legal no contact order

I am a single mother. I have a current legal no contact order from the court that the baby's father can have no contact with me due to his recent guilty plea to domestic harassment & interference with making a 911 call. Do I have to let him have visitation with my 5 month old daughter out of my presence? I live in Oregon.

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What information do you have about courts holding harm or no

What information do you have about courts holding harm or no harm when a parent tape records a child in the midst of recording other parent and whole interaction? Misrepresentations were attempting to be prevented, and many times both adults knew of the taping, sometimes one party.

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Cedric

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I have a daughter that is going to be seven in November.

I have a daughter that is going to be seven in November. When she was born my boyfriend registered her with his last name. Her biological dad has been in and out of prison and he just recently contacted me saying that if I didn't let him see her he was going to go to court and file for a paternity test. He said he would file that so the would be able to get visitation rights. Is it possible if he does that he will get visitation rights??

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AttyHeather

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My husband passed away earlier this month. He had a pending

My husband passed away earlier this month. He had a pending settlement due to a workers comp related injury in a different state. My in laws are giving me a hard time not wanting to provide rhe attorney name handling his case. In addition, they refuse to provide me with any Dr information... Or any other information for that matter. How could I go about finding out the information for the attorney and Dr in order to take care of legal issues? Thanks in advance.

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How much will it effect on custody evaluation if I have a

How much will it effect on custody evaluation if I have a history of depression 5 years ago? I live in CA.Other parent is claiming that I have a depression and still have suicidal idea(which I have never had), that's why I am unfit parent to our kids.There is nothing for them to prove it as I was seeing a doctor in different country.Should I tell evaluator about my past medical history though?

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AttyHeather

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Petitioner (father) has been convicted of 3 DUI's, is on

Petitioner (father) has been convicted of 3 DUI's, is on probation for 5 years and has his driving privileges suspended. Petitioner and I currently have joint custody of our 3 year old daughter. Petitioner's attorney filed a "notice of unavailability" in July of this year stating that he would be unavailable until Sept 5th and that if he was served with anything, he should receive an extension. On September 12th, the hearing was extended to October 17th because of the notice of unavailability. I filed an RFO for modification (despite the notice of unavailability) in July along with subpoenaing the Petitioner's Wells Fargo bank statements and Whole Foods Market receipts, stating that the Petitioner is continuing to drink. The production date for the subpoena was Aug 18th, 2016. I have receipts linked to his credit card for alcohol purchases from Whole Foods. I collected them around the house when I live with him and he was abusive & continuing to violate his probation. Also, my mother used to be a private investigator and pulled his curbside garbage. We found an alcohol receipt from April 9th, 2016. The receipts I have in my possession will verify the subpoenaed receipts from Whole Foods and his Wells Fargo bank statements. I also requested Whole Foods to supply signed receipts from the bar area with signatures on them. Last week I received a letter from Wells Fargo bank that they are unable to comply with the subpoena because there is another person on the Petitioner's bank account and that in California all parties need to be notified. I believe that the other person is his mother. I don't know what my options are in regards ***** ***** at this point? On Wednesday, the 21st I received an email from Whole Foods Paralegal stating that the records are in the mail, certified and on their way to the Deposition Officer. The records are coming from Austin Texas to California. Is it normal for certified mail to take this long? I don't know if I should serve a "Meet and Confer" letter on Whole Foods? I have about 10 emails between the Paralegal and I. I don't know if I should take her word? Also, is a corporation like Whole Foods capable of producing receipts with someone's signatures on them? That would show the court that the Petitioner was physically there. I'm so concerned about everything at this point. The hearing is on October 17th. The last question I have is, my father would like to testify to the Petitioner drinking alcohol after he was ordered to not drink for 5 years on June 16th, 2015. The Petitioner admitted on numerous occasions that he had violated his probation. How would I go about having my father testify at the hearing?

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AttyHeather

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My final divorce was granted in March of 2016. My ex started

My final divorce was granted in March of 2016. My ex started the proceedings and since I couldn't afford an attorney, his acted as mediator. In the decree, he stated it was due to irreconcilable differences. Since then I have found out that he has a girlfriend and I suspect he was having an affair prior to the divorce. Five years ago he had his mother's name removed from all of her property so he didn't have to pay for her nursing home fees. That 5 years was almost up when he asked for a divorce. Since then he has sold all the property and supposedly has bought a new farm about an hour from here. My question is, can I take him back to court for the false statement on the reason for the divorce and get more money for his deception?

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