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My daughter and my two and a half year old grand daughter

My daughter and my two and a half year old grand daughter live with meJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: Texas anyway my daughter started cussing at the baby all the time using the f word a couple of months ago. I told her that was abuse and wasn't going to happen. She stopped that at least in front of me. Yesterday afternoon she took her in their bedroom locked the door and screamed at her to lay down for over twenty minutes and of course the baby was crying and screaming also. She also gives her showers instead of baths which scare her and she screams the whole time. I filed a report with CPS online because I consider this to be emotional abuseJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I filed a CPS report online today I didn't know if that was overreacting but to me this is abusive behaviorJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No I just wanted to know if that's considered reportable I went ahead and reported it I am also a Registered Nurse and afraid not to report it

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My husband and I are currently separated. We have decided to

My husband and I are currently separated. We have decided to get a divorce. However, he is currently looking for a job out of state. (His current position was always temporary.) He says he did try to find a job here ( I believe him) and was not successful.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: He wants me to look out of state also and relocate to the same city as him. We are in Pennsylvania.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No. WE met with two separate mediators. But then my husband asked me to give him a few months to figure out what his job situation would be before we proceeded.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: There is a long history of emotional abuse (very occasional physical).

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I'm interested in getting a restraining order against my

I'm interested in getting a restraining order against my husband for emotional abuse. He has had a texting relationship with a female co-worker (the three of us work together) for about two years. He has referred to me in texts to this woman as a "twat" and that I'm very selfish, etc. This has made me very depressed and anxious in the workplace as well as at home. Despite the fact that I have begged him to stop this behavior, he persists in it. He refuses to go to counseling. In addition, he has repeatedly spent money from our joint account that has caused us to be unable to pay our bills.

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I'd like to talk to family lawyer Texas state, not yet, I

HiJA: Hello. What do you want help with?Customer: I'd like to talk to family lawyer Texas stateJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I can explain the situation if you'd like

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I have a few questions regarding support. 1). I am not

I have a few questions regarding support.1). I am not employed and when my attorney did the financial sheet he used my temporary employment as income and now I do not receive income from anywhere how do I go about modifying that before final orders are made?2) My husband abandoned myself and our two children 9 mo ago at the time I was a house wife and a full time student I had to sub lease my apartment to prevent my credit getting to a place of not being able to rent in the future leaving me with no options but to move in with my in-laws. Since he has not paid anything towards the support of our children and I mean this literally nothing at all. Can I do something about the financial responsibility he as a parent has for those 9 mo?3). My husband was ordered to pay temporary support starting Dec 1st and I have not received anything at all. We spoke and he said he will give it to my attorney on wed and today is Jan 18th so he is coming owing me two months and he will keep doing this as long as he is allowed to. He said that his employer hasn't gotten the paper work yet even though he has it himself to provide to employer. Who is responsible for getting this paperwork to his employer? what can I do?4). Also we were order to attend parenting class I did but he never did what should be done?5). In the time he was absent before he finally decided to file for divorce he made only one attempt to visit our children now he wants them from Thurs-Sun and I am not willing to give up all the time free with my children. Now he has not seen our children for over three weeks because I was order to meet him across town for the exchange and since then I have no more access to a vehicle nor do I have a valid driver's license (neither does he but he doesn't know that yet) so he was meeting me closer to home but his parents filed a restraining order against him and now he is attempting to punish me through my children by not showing and trying to force me to get them at night 30 mi from home. He has not once shown on time or returned them on time or even kept them the full ordered days since the temporary orders have gone into effect. What can I do about this it is really messing with my children's emotional stability?6) when I went to my temp hearing I was under the impression EVERYTHING was temporary now my attorney said that I agree to joint custody but he never informed me this would be a permanent order and I am stuck with that. If I had known this I would have never agreed to it. Now my husband is putting my children in very compromising situations and I want to be able to prevent that by having full custody what can I do?7) I was married to him or currently am married to him for 10 years and so he could do his thing with work I became a full time house wife caring for the home and our children. When he left I was a housewife and a full time University student I want spousal support how do I go about that and how long will I be able to receive it and how much? His gross monthly income is 4808.00

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ALABAMA, NO, YES I HAVE A CUSTODY PROBLEM.I HAVE A SO THATS

MY NAME IS*****: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: ALABAMAJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NOJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: YES I HAVE A CUSTODY PROBLEM.I HAVE A SO THATS 15 YEARS OLD THATS BEEN IN HIS FATHERS CUSTODY.ON JAN 5, 2017 HE RELASED HIM TO GET OUT.TAKING STUFF HE BOUT EVEN HIS BASKETBALL UNIFORM.TOLD HIM IF HE COULDNT PLAY FOOT BALL THEN HE COULDNT PLAY BASKETBALL AND IF HE WAS CAUGHT ON FLOOR FRIDAY NIGHT THEN HE WAS GONE HAVE POLICE TO EXCORT HIM OFF FLOOR.AND I NEED TONO WHAT I NEED TO DO.

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I went through a mediated divorce, March 3 2016, since then

Hi, I went through a mediated divorce, March 3 2016, since then my ex husband hasn't kept to an of the agreed upon support, or property settlement s, he started a Land Surveyors company during our 32 year marriage, he is supposed to be paying $1500 a month, alimony in gross, until he pays $380,000 ,he constantly threatens me, and even been in a drunken standoff with the police, and wasn't charged . My attorney has now quit because of fear of him, now I am forced to start over trying to get a contempt hearing, I have been waiting since, late June and still don't have a court date, what can I do to try and get justice, he seems to get away with everything, he has many DUI S laughs at me, because he gets away with not paying, he had a mistress spent $200,000 on lavish vacations for the both of them, that's why I divorced him, it just seems I try and fight for justice but just can't get it.

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My father was physically and emotionally abusive throughout

My father was physically and emotionally abusive throughout my childhood, until I left shortly after my 13th birthday (I'll be 23 soon.) At that time, CPS got involved, and my mom fought him for custody and won. His emotional abuse continued through that custody battle, with threats to keep me from my sisters, and gaslighting and denial that any abuse took place. He called me a lying whore, and tried to fight to exclude me from his insurance because he "refused to pay for my inevitable abortions." He was prevented from coming around me, and the judge required him to attend counseling sessions by himself before he would have a chance to see me again. He refused to complete these sessions. In December of '08, he saw me in a grocery store, watched me while I shopped, and tried several times to strike up a conversation with me. Around 2009, he began driving by my mom's house (where I lived) in his new truck "on his way home" (this happened at least 3 times over a month, frequently enough that we knew the truck before we knew it was his. He admitted to doing so in a conversation with my stepmom) and left Christmas presents for me on my mom's doorstep while I was home alone. She called him and told him to leave me alone, and he blamed her for lying about his character to me, and called her a roadblocker. He did leave me alone, until recently.3 days ago, he came into my workplace. I work retail in a higher end dog and cat supply store, and he came in, walked straight past me, and lingered in the cat aisle. His wife was shopping for cat litter, and he came around the end of the aisle and said hi to me as I was restocking an item. I recognized him, and immediately left the floor. I explained to my bosses (the store owners) who he is and why I'm not comfortable with him being around him. They were supportive and allowed me to work off of the floor until he left. They even offered to refuse service to him and ask him not to return to the store if he refused to leave me alone in the future. We have a screen that shows security cam footage in the room I was working in, and I was able to see him linger in our small store, not looking at any products, but looking around (for me, I assume) for about half an hour. Before this event, he had apparently come into the store once before. I've worked at this store for 20 months, and have never seen him shop here before. I recently got engaged, which has brought me back in touch with some members of my family that also speak to him, and I believe one of these family members relayed this information to him, although I can only speculate. I don't believe it's an accident that he's begun to shop in my workplace. My question is, what legal steps can I prepare myself to take in order to stop or prevent stalker-like behavior? It's very consistent of his controlling and manipulative personality that he would frequent my neutral workplace, where I have very little power to leave or ask him to, simply because he CAN. I've told him several times in the past that I just want him to leave me alone, and he just blames my mother for telling me what to think. This feels like harassment

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Family Law Criminal Law Are there circumstances where Child

Family Law Criminal LawAre there circumstances where Child Abuse is a Tort, or is in any way "actionable" via litigation?Are there any statutes of limitations for Child Abuse litigationIs Emotional Child Abuse considered Child Abuse?Is Enablement of Child Abuse, of any kind, actionable.WRITTEN RESPONSE PLEASE, IN DETAIL. I WILL 'TIP' FOR THOROUGH COMPETENT ANSWER. (NO PHONE CHAT PLEASE, AT LEAST NOT YET)

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