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I was contesting to the court I received a petition in my

I was contesting to the court I received a petition in my case order for protection I filled wrong paper I filled motion to terminate the orderJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: Washington I had legal counsel he wasn't much help. I told him that, we needed to have that be are argument he didn't agree he is the professional thoughJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: A default Judgment for protection has been filled by the court since I didn't attend the hearing. I didn't go since I never got the petition. I got the Notice of Hearing and the Temporary order. I had nothing to raise argument tooJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: yes hold on

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Law Educator, Esq.

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My daughter and son in law separated last October. They have

My daughter and son in law separated last October. They have 2 children, my granddaughters 3 and 5 years old. An order of protection was filed against my son in law and a court ordered restraining order is in effect until 2018. Since that time my daughter moved to Florida leaving the girls with me until school ends in May and their Father keeps them friday evening thru sunday evening. He works nights. I am doing the rest of the care taking. My daughter continues to put off the date that she plans to pick the girls up to take them with her. Do I have any rights to get some assistance for taking care if the girls?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ColoradoJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I am on social security disability and am on a fixed income but my granddaughters really need the stability I am providing them. They have seen a lot of violence and although I believe there father is trying he is in a court ordered drug and alcohol program and living with his father. My daughter is just running from everything in my opinion has a new boyfriend and is living in Florida with he and his parents. I don't know if that is important information or not.

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P. Simmons

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My wife has filed an order of protection against me and it

My wife has filed an order of protection against me and it is bogus. I would like to speak with counsel.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: TennesseeJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: TodayJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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A few weeks ago, my ex filed an ex-parte DVRO, claiming

Hi again,A few weeks ago, my ex filed an ex-parte DVRO, claiming harassment via email. The Court denied the ex-parte saying that, although some emails are unfriendly, there aren't any threats, cussing, etc. Now, I have the hearing tomorrow. I've represented myself for the last two years, but this is the first time something like this happened and I am really scared that, for whatever reason, she convinces the judge to issue a RO, it will impact my ability to seek work, volunteer at my kid's school, etc. I just noticed in the claim, she mentioned that I threw stuff multiple times and said "she will elaborate" at the hearing. Although I have never thrown anything at her, ever, I have a feeling that one of her friends would act like a witness and lie about any or all claimed incidences. I haven't been provided with any evidence, statements, depositions, etc., from any witness about said incidences. My question is, for tomorrow's hearing, are they allowed to bring a witness in last minute? Or bring any other evidence, statements, etc., about said incidences without ample warning? I am just trying to prepare to protect myself, legally, if they pull something like this. Like objecting, etc. Thanks

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My name is ******. I am disabled, my husband too. After a

Hello, my name is ******. I am disabled, my husband too. After a horrific betrayal from a sibling who stole money my Mom left me, that is a whole other story. It was intentional cruelty, inhumane treatment from him, wife (law degree), 2 estate atty he knew for years and a realtor undersold my Mom's home. We were homeless, lost all furniture and a friend of my husband insisted us to relocate to SC. So after 4 yrs in surrogate court my.morals vs money and power, the judge never even read my evidence, I didn't know that, but it over. We came here in September 2015, stayed in a motel, until this friends wife saw us and insisted we stay at there house. We were there for three weeks. JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in? Customer: Exhausted physically, mentally and emotionally, they knew we had money coming after sale if my Mom's house, we also save money from working most of our life until accidents.we are in South Carolina, after the horrific abuse nobody would listen in N.Y.... JA: Has anything been filed or reported? Customer: Well I'm not looking for the NY incident to go back to as I was tricked to sign selling when I had lifetime tenacy and my Mom left half of house to me, which I didn't even get close to receiving. Now, after 3 weeks at there house in South Carolina, we took the first rental as it was a very toxic household. The husband was very mean to his wife, she is a drug user and dealer we were not aware about, their daughter was fighting all the time, we stayed in a small room minding our business until their daughter came to get me, she was holding a razor to her wrist, father was bagging head on cement pole and wife left. JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you? Customer: In August of 2015 my husband drove from N.Y. To here to put stuff in storage, the friends here had key while he cane back to N.Y. for another trip.

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I have been divorced for 10 years and coparent my daughter

I have been divorced for 10 years and coparent my daughter with my ex. i make 2200 monthly on SSDI 1400 for me and 700 for my daughter.aftrr 10 years of coparenting my daughter he has made preposterous allegations against me to gain custody of her.i discovered he was doing this because he wants my dependent SS;DI if he gets custody of my daughter.how can SDA do that when my income is low and his is so high and it's from my benefitJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Illinois He is trying to get full custody by making false allegations because he thinks he can get my dependent care SSDI.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: he makes 60k as a financial advisor, how can he get my disability if he makes so much?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I only have an Order of Protection against me. All abuse has been investigated and unfounded

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RobertJDFL

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I have an Order of Protection hearing coming up soon. I have

I have an Order of Protection hearing coming up soon. I have requested and received the medical records for the hearing. Normally, I open the envelope containing the records and review them prior to offering them at hearings because I want to be certain the records are not damaging to my client's case. I have done this about a dozen times and only had one attorney to object to the use of the records. My new manager told me not to do that and to wait until I reach that part of the hearing to open the records (i.e., open the envelope during the hearing and review the records). She said she has had issues with other attorneys objecting to the chain of custody of the records. What should I do? Please help.

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Phillips Esq.

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If a teacher who is just finishing her degree and getting

If a teacher who is just finishing her degree and getting her certification is being accused of child abuse of her own child how can her assault of 3rd degree get dismissed in court and how can it be expunged in new York state or sealed for the teacher to get back her job?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New York StateJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Yes has been reported was arrested and released next day has an limited order of protection where the child is with herJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Can the case be dismissed and how can she get her life back as a teacher and mother because ACS is also involved no family court

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Zoey, JD

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Tennessee, Davidson County: I currently have an order of

Tennessee, Davidson County:I currently have an order of protection (oop) against my husband. Attached to that OOP is our parenting plan for our 6 yo son. The plan simply states that the father is to have the child every other weekend. Pick-up time is 3:30pm Friday at the child's school and drop-off time is 6:30am Monday morning at the school (before-care program). There are no special provisions for holidays or school breaks.School is not in session due to spring break. I arranged to meet my husband's sister at the school on Friday to complete the child's pick-up for his father's parenting time at the time and location specified in the court order. However, my husband has refused to complete the drop-off at the time and location specified in our order. He selected an alternate location closer to my home, 30 minutes later than what is prescribed in the order and I had to arrange for someone else to meet him. 2 minutes after the time he was supposed to be at the location to drop off the child, his sister text messaged me to say that he would not make it on time and that it would be an additional 40 minutes. It is now 55 minutes past the time he specified he would drop the child off and he is still not there...My question: is it possible for me to file for criminal contempt given that the order was issued through civil court but is attached to an Order of Protection which is typically enforced by criminal court?

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