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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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Samuel II

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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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My friend got arrested in California. She has 3 kids. The

My friend got arrested in California. She has 3 kids. The kids had nowhere to go, so they entered the child welfare system and are now in foster care. The first hearing in Family Court came just a few days after the arrest. The second hearing is scheduled Dec 21. The kids have been in foster care for 25 days. She believes that there is some sort of 30 day rule, that if the kids are in foster care for more than 30 days, that it will become much more difficult for her to get her kids back. She believes that if she can work some kind of legal loophole and get her kids back before 30 days, that somehow that will void further court proceedings. She claims a California attorney told her that 21 years ago. I haven't been able to find anything about that online. All I found was the typical court schedule with Detention Hearing, Jurisdiction Hearing, Disposition Hearing, and Permanencency Hearing. Her court-appointed lawyer is apparently overworked and has not returned her calls over 2 weeks, so she has not been able to get an answer to this question.

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Brandon M.

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My daughter filed for divorce from her husband an now they

My daughter filed for divorce from her husband an now they are divorced but during the process he was charged with order of contempt charge an he was ordered to pay her lawyers fee of $838.33 for the contempt charge by the just. Now he is billing my daughter this fee. Does she have to pay it even though the judge ordered him. This is in illinois

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Brandon M.

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I am getting a divorce in florida, after the documents are

I am getting a divorce in florida, after the documents are available do I sign and my ex sign and then file or do I have to file the petition first?

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Brandon M.

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I have been charged with domestic assault saturday night in

I have been charged with domestic assault saturday night in TN following an altercation with my wife. I would like to know what should I do and what would be the best course of action for me.

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Zoey, JD

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Before I spend a lot of money on a divorce here in Arizona I

Before I spend a lot of money on a divorce here in Arizona I have a question concerning community property and debt. My wife and I agree to the divorce the issue is dividing the debt. We have a home with only about 35000 in equity, a credit card consolidation loan for 32000 a truck (owe about 9000) and a car (owe about 6000) a travel trailer (owe 9000), savings of about 3000. We both work but I retire next december. I have a small military pension and make 65000 a year. my retirement will be approx 58% of that. My wife makes approx $30000. We have two pets which she does not want. for this reason I would prefer to keep the house. Any advise?

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Brandon M.

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