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My 16 year old daughter lives with her mother in state. We

My 16 year old daughter lives with her mother in Washington state. We have been divorced for 7 years. My daughter is under extreme emotional abuse and was very recently told by her mother that the only reasons that she (the mom) isn't committing suicide is because the daughter lives with her. This scares the crap out of me. My ex did try to kill her self right before I met her when in college and was institutionalized for some time. I'm scared about this situation. My daughter has expressed she wants to live with me. How can I help my daughter?

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Want to divorce abusive, alcoholic spouse; have questions about it

I stay in NJ. My husband has anger issues. We have two minor children. He is verbally abusive, has a recurrent alcohol problem (twice witnessed when the children were in his care). I am the breadwinner. I want a divorce, but need to strategize, since he seems like he is ready to "take me to the cleaners." I don't care about the material things as much as custody of the children.We went to counseling for a while. Being the "forgiving wife," I have never filed anything. But I have emails with his admission, and a video of him "plastered" a few years ago.My net worth is not negligible. My husband refuses to leave the home, even though tensions seem to be escalating. Throughout our ENTIRE marriage, i.e. 8.5 years, the entire income was mine. His pretext being it was difficult to find a job. He is now a Permanent Resident through me; our relationship was lived between Europe, Africa, Canada and the US until he got his papers a year ago. I am at a point where I really would rather not share the same space as him. Thank you.

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Lucy, Esq.

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Can I sue my son for relocating me under false pretenses?

can I sue my son for relocating me under false pretenses?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ArizonaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No but I am considering contacting an elder care attorney regarding emotional abuse.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: How much does this cost? please, I am on a fixed income.

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I live in Utah and need to find a Lawyer in Vermont. My son

I live in Utah and need to find a Lawyer in Vermont. My son was befriended on facebook by a girl that he started to chat with. Come to find out she is only 15. Vermont's Department for Children and Families wants to put him on Vermont child Protection Registry. We have a review meeting on October 24, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., and we need some help looking at the investigation file. We could also use some help telling us how to handle this interview. We need to find a lawyer that can help us as soon as possible.

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Maverick

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I have couple question regarding my marriage situation. This

Hello i have couple question regarding my marriage situation. This my background :I have been married with my husband for 5 years, we have kids together, during my marriage he controling me and our kids because his religious beliefs (he believe that he have power over me and the kids, he is christian and very fanatic with his own belief).For example he will change all the idea the way we live because when he read his bible and he convicted about certain thing he would change the way we live, this is always happen during our marriage, one day he decided to shut off our internet because he convicted that having internet is sin, and other time he decided again to have internet and after that he decided again to shut off the internet and many things just like that he doing this without thinking about my feeling and our kids feeling, when i talk that he should consider my feeling before make decision he will say he believe he doesnt need my consent , because he using the bible that said woman must submit to their husband.After that now he want to sell our house because he is convicted that having debt is a sin. Now i cant tolerate this because i dont want to rent a house if i have choice to own a house and i dont want he controling me anymore so i want to get divorce but part of me i dont want too because my kids and i dont have support and money to divorce him.Everyday i live in my husband controling behaviour, sometimes he want like this in other time he want different things, Im stay at home mom for 5 years, and i dont have my family over here. Im so stress and depress with this situation.My question is1. Is it okay if i want to go away from my husband for a couple months.2. He is not allow me to bring my kids with me to my country when i need to go away, what happen to me if i do not bring my kids with me? Do you think i will lost my parental rights if i leave my kids with my husband just for being away for a couple months?3. Do you think his controling behaviour is emotional abuse? Since i feel so scare and worry everytime he come up with a new doctrin from the bible.4. Can i keep my house even though he want to sell it?5. He never want to work with me even i beg , he always believe that i need to follow what he want regarding the bible.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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Our son who is an attorney with a family of three children

Our son who is an attorney with a family of three children seems to have lost his mind. He started an affair with a married woman in his office ... both were fired and he refuses to leave the marital home or seek counseling. Refuses to discuss with us (his parents) and is continuing the affair. Our daughter-in-law is caught in the middle and is being emotionally We're caught in the middle. What are the wife's legal rights? Can she put our son out of the house? Should she? She works but does not make much money and says the legal expense of a lawyer is too much.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Pennsylvania ... HarrisburgJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No. It's not my issue but our grandchildren are being affected and our daughter-in-law is suffering emotional abuse daily as our son continues to go out and stay all night with this woman. Her husband is also aware and it's my understanding she has four kids by three different men. By the way, this is a total break with how we perceived our son ... he is always the first one to help us and anyone else.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: How do we protect our grandchildren in this situation?

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Law Educator, Esq.

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High level query- Joint custody (Colorado), no ROFR in

High level query- Joint custody (Colorado), no ROFR in standing Order. One parent suffers self-induced drug overdose, requires month-long stay in hospital and subsequent 3-month stay in addiction recovery center after suffering brain injury. Minor child chooses to stay with other parent as stepparent in first parent home is engaging in mental and emotional abuse (controlling behavior). 2nd parent now being accused of "substantial and on-going non-compliance with standing Court order" as 1st parent is claiming 2nd parent deprived 1st parent of parenting time.

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Michael J, Esq.

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I had 50/50 custody of my teenage daughter until last

HI. I had 50/50 custody of my teenage daughter until last January, after she was caught stealing the morning after pill. At that time I also found out that she was stealing from many other stores as well as smoking marijuana daily and making other poor decisions, such as hanging out with homeless men at the park and getting hash from them. She left to her mother's house and never returned to my hosue. Three weeks later, her mom filed for child support and I haven't seen my daughter since she left my house on Jan 4. She is trying to get a drivers license and she called me a week before she turned 16 and 5 weeks after she went to her mom's house and asked me to sign for her permit. Since our parenting plan agreement stated that she had to have a 3.0 gpa to get her license and she had less than that and we had recently discovered her marijuana use and other irresponsible behavior, I said no. She yelled "I hate you" and hung up the phone on my and that is the last I've heard from her. The next day, her mother's attorney sent me a letter via email threatening to file a restraining order against me for emotional abuse of my daughter. I have no way of contacting her at this point. I recently discovered by looking at her old cell phone that I had taken from her after she was caught stealing, that she has been sleeping over at her boyfriend's house often and that they buy and sell drugs to their friends, including ounces of marijuana and acid. She also partakes in these drugs. Her mother works out of town every weekend and she is left to her own devices. Child Support Services has determined that I owe about $900 per month in child support. Her mother is self employed and works with her husband at several businesses that they own together. One of their businesses just went into escrow for 1.3 million dollars, but she reports that she makes $4000 per month, while her husband makes $10,000+. My wife is on disability and needs extensive therapy at the moment. The child support order seems unfair on many levels. One, my daughter is not being supervised properly - I feel like child support payments are supposed to be so she will be taken care of, however she is out of control and her mother doesn't care. I've told her mom about the drug use, etc. Asked her to consider transferring schools, asked her to drug test my daughter, etc.. however she refuses to do anything. I also think the order is unfair based on the income. My ex wife has purposefully misrepresented her income. I'm not sure what I can do. The attorneys at child support services said that the court will not care about any of these things and will order the full amount. Is there anything I can do to protect my daughter and is there anything I can do about this unfair child support order? Thank you.

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My husband and I are currently going thru a bad divorce,

Hello,My husband and I are currently going thru a bad divorce, been separated for 18 months.I suffered emotional abuse during my marriage of 4 years and so did my 3 children as well to the point that we are in family Therapy at the present time. (We had 1 child now 4, and I have 2 children from previous marriage ages 12 and 9)On 6/24/2016, after a disagreement with my husband I stated via text to him that I feared him and that I had told my family and close friends that if something should happen to me, he would be responsible. I said such based on the facts that he is an aggressive, controlling, intimidating and manipulating individual. On 6/24/2016, he filed a "defamation of character" case against me.

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