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My granddaughter has to go to visitation with her mother who

My granddaughter has to go to visitation with her mother who is living with a man that has an order against him for inappropriately touching her half sister. The mother has a restraining order against her and can not see or talk to that child. My lawyer won't do anything about it and tells me I need to take my granddaughter to a therapist. I'm her guardian. Is there a way I can protect my grand daughter? We live in kansas.

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My kids father and I got into a fight and guns were drawn

My kids father and I got into a fight and guns were drawn and he was arrested (The first and only time this has happened). Our kids were in the home at the time so now the Department of Children and Families are involved. I was advised to get a restraining order and file for a custody agreement within the courts. I did but the restraining order was dropped and I do not want to press charges, I just want counseling and mediation for my family. He has been a great dad to the kids never harming them but our relationship was not a good one due to constant arguing NOT physical abuse. We have had physical altercations before but it was more pushing one another. When the DCF worker came to my home she implemented a safety plan which expires tomorrow and wants me to move out of my home. She also told me to not drop the restraining order and the charges or else they would take my children away, which is crazy. I have always been a great mother, a active member in society, volunteer and work 2 jobs to provide for my children and don't want to lose them but I also dont want to press charges or keep a restraining order in place just to please DCF if it will hurt my children and our family. We lived together but he can not return to the home due to the no contact order with the domestic violence charges pending but I did advise the state prosecutor and the public defender I do not want to press charges I just want this situation mediated and counseling for us all. The state says they decide whether to move forward or not and that could posssibly have my kids testify in court. THEY ARE 5 YRS OLD btw which I believe is a scare tactic. I dont know what to do or what I can do, but I don't want my children taken away but I dont want to be pressured or forced to incriminate their dad or myself. What can I do now, I need some legal advice?

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I have not seen my daughter in 8 months. I have a court

I have not seen my daughter in 8 months. I have a court ordered parenting plan innolace since 2014 that grants me weekend visits every other weekend. Back in Jan 2016 she filed a restraining order for domestic violence, I was never arrested just accused. Judge places a infinate injunction to have no contact with her mother. The judge modified the parenting plan to have my mom pick up my daughter every other weekend. She never did. I have a lawyer who suggested to wait a couple months to file a motion to enforce visitation. That was done in June. Given a court date for Sept. She has since taken my child to another state which violates the parenting plan state's she cannot leave without my permission or the court's. My lawyer filed and emergency motion to return my daughter, that was today. She told the judge no she will not bring her back and she left because she was evicted from her house and had no where to go although her mother lives up the street. She appeared telephonic today at the hearing and the judge "felt bad for her" and ordered a motion to return the child at the next court date in Sept. I feel no one cares about my rights and don't believe she is go to bring her in that day either. What if any, will her punishment be if she does not bring her back to court. I have not seen heard or spoken to my daughter since December last year?????

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I am looking for a low cost of pro bono family law attorney.

I am looking for a low cost of pro bono family law attorney. My wife made a false claim that I had hit her and I was arrested the other night. I posted bail. We are in a middle of a divorce/custody and she found out I was seeing someone and she went ballistic and attacked me. SInce I am a male, they believed her (she did not have on mark on her) they arrested me.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: california, contra costa countyJA: Have you talked to a laywer yet?Customer: I have no money for an attorneyJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: She is harrassing the person I am seeing (calling her work under an anonymous number), googling her home address, stole my cell phone and went through it to look for her physical address. Now she lied about me hitting her and I got arrested for it. She filed for divorce but I haven't responded to them yet. She is making me look like this bad person and I have a lot of support to back this up. She is understandably upset about me seeing someone already, but she is making this worse than it already is.

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Can a Native American Tribe be sued for allowing an employee

Can a Native American Tribe be sued for allowing an employee to be physically threatened and doing nothing?

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My lawyer quit. I am in day 2 of a trial my ex wife is

My lawyer quit. I am in day 2 of a trial my ex wife is requesting a lifetime restraining order, and permanent order of custody. I am now acting as my own attorney. Can I question my ex on the stand with a restraining order in place? If not, how do I do it without counsel?John. Sonoma county, ca

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My wife and I are getting a divorced. I moved out this past

My wife and I are getting a divorced. I moved out this past weekend. Sunday afternoon she laid out the term for our divorce and my visitation with our 4 month old son. Sunday night I texted her in an angry matter questioning her mental fitness and honesty. Monday I emailed her with my counter terms to the divorce and while sometimes sarcastic I was not mean. After not hearing from her for two days I grew suspicious given her history and looked online to see she had filed a TRO (not sure if that is part of the divorce or something separate). No threats were made, I have the text and email. I have not been served yet. What happens now? I was supposed to pick up my son tomorrow for a visit but I assume that is off? I'm not comfortable contacting her now. Is it possible to fight the validity of the TRO and if so are we racking up huge lawyer fees?

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Not sure if this is a question for "Family Law" but; my

Not sure if this is a question for "Family Law" but; my exboyfriend left me. All of his stuff is still in my house, including 2 dead trucks in the yard. I'd like to know if I am legally allowed to dispose of his things? We broke up about a year ago and he keeps telling me he's going to get his stuff, but has never showed up.

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I have a question concerning child custody and relocation.

I have a question concerning child custody and relocation. here is the background:My daughters Husband has been abusive. She has been attempting to have him served with a protective order. He has dodged the order from sheriff attempt to deliver over 13 times.They were residing in Texas for 6 weeks prior to Living in LA for 2.5 years, where their 18 month old girl was born.After a verbally violent occurrence and threats of killing ( brandishing a gun) he left their residence in a mutual agreement of not to return until it was appropriate. my daughter and her mother ( who was also threatened) filed police reports.Her husband filed a restraining order not allowing my daughter to leave Texas with her daughter.My daughters attorney motioned to dismiss based on Texas not Having legal Jurisdiction. The Judge ruled LA to be the home state and dismissal pending on a status conference with the LA judge.My daughter, per advice of legal counsel relocated filed a divorce petition and Protective order in LA, and relocated to LA.In the meantime, Her husband retained a LA lawyer stating she had defrauded the court in some way when she filed the divorce and protective order in LA. Claims she filed prior to moving to LA and false pretenses. They also petitioned Texas to have legal Jurisdiction because they had established a permanent residence in Texas.The fact however was Texas was temporary ...the move was intended to be up to 6 months while my daughter gathered work education and experience as an NICU nurse to qualify her for employment and sake of her daughters to grow up in CT where her all family is located.Her Husband does not have a job in Texas. His only connection is a sister who lives there. My daughter's connection is she has relatives 3 hours away.My daughter has 2.5 years work history in LA, friends, doctors etc..and it LA is her 18 month daughter him stateBecause of this, the Status hearing was continued until August 31.My question is. On what grounds can LA judge could legally decline Jurisdiction under these circumstances?

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