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Is it considered abuse when a wife bites and pinches her

Is it considered abuse when a wife bites and pinches her husband in anger. She berates him saying his a horrible husband and father, involves her 7 year old daughter in the arguments by going to her and asking her opinion about things they are arguing about. Throws flowers he buys her in the trash. Tells him "he needs to get over his Mothers death, she's gone". She died suddenly in February last year. His wife took his wedding ring and flushed it down the toilet. Tells him his immature. She doesn't participate in sex, just lays there. If he wants to change positions she says that's a whore. They have had sex 3 times 1 1/2 years. He has to masturbate. He is 31 has worked for his company 10 years. He has one call in for being sick 9 years ago. Took his allotted bereavement days when he lost his Mom. Has been promoted to a supervisory position. Is very responsible. Shares a love of Basketball with his daughter and referees her games. Sets time aside to spend with her. Is a Christian, active in church, and an excellent provider.

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What can i do to protect myself and my child? My ex was

What can i do to protect myself and my child? My ex was driving in front of me as I was driving home with an infant and hitting the breaks abruptly and driving very slowly, swinging between the lane going into the opposite lane so that I would not make my necessary turn. That did creat a dangerous situation. I'm very afraid especially he threatened me before to destroy my life.

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My 14 year old daughter got pregnant by a 19 year old.

My 14 year old daughter got pregnant by a 19 year old. Police are present for the abortion to obtain tissue samples since a police report was filed because a restraining order was going to be obtained. Should I allow this? Do I have a choice?

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My 7 year old daughter told me in may of 2016 that she was

My 7 year old daughter told me in may of 2016 that she was being abused by her stepbrother and that her full blood brother was witness to numerous times of the abuse taking place while under there fathers custody I immediately called the police the step brother was charged cps investigated and ruled on the case substantiated and put a safety plan in order for 6 month the children to be put into my care my lawyer entered a motion to modify custody but the judge failed to notice that there was a motion entered to modify custody ordered me to hand my children back to their fathers custody the father has also hired his attorney to defend the stepbrother and has put my daughter on anti depressents which I was not informed of until my daughter snuck over to me on one of the 10days that I receive on my visits the stepbrothers biological mother is the one giving the pills to her and now she is making her take more of them i fear for my daughters mental state of mind she is not in need of such medication the six months that I had her and my son in my custody she was attending counseling every week recovering from the secret of the abuse taking place in her fathers custody she showed no signs or extreme behavior for her to be prescribed any medication of that manner while under my custody her counselor never seen such medication needed either DHS has recently opened another case in regard to my children as well over there father and stepmother recanting the story of the abuse not happening I cannot allow them to be put threw this over everything that has happen they shouldn't feel like they did something wrong when they did not do anything wrong they told the truth

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My husband has rheumatoid arthritis. I feel his condition is

My husband has rheumatoid arthritis. I feel his condition is deteriorating and I am starting to question his ability to take care of our daughters, age 6 and 10. He sleeps all the time and becomes very temperamental when he becomes upset. He tells me his medication makes him sick. I have difficulty keeping my house clean and often it is in deplotable condition.. IJA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?Customer: WyomingJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Well it was his assistant and she told me to go to the DFS office but I prefer not to do that - I tried a few years ago and they didn't help and we're very rude.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I just need to know what exactly the legal system considers unfit living conditions and if I can or should do anything about the verbal abuse. I am also wondering if I can consider him a vulnerable adult.

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We just found out that our older daughter may have sexually

Hello, we just found out that our older daughter may have sexually molested our younger daughter when they were minors. They are adults now (age 23 and 18). We want to get help for our younger daughter but are concerned about the legal implications for our older daughterJA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?Customer: We live in Connecticut but the events occurred about 6-10 years ago in Maryland. Nothing happened while we lived in CTJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not I don't think so

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Law Edu. Follow up and it is a doozy! now. First... I've

Hi Law Edu. Follow up and it is a doozy! Good day now.First...I've learned through a recent file on the record for suit that my lawyer did not file any (not 1) attachment to support such viable claim. But, did attach(As i cite here weeks ago)the relevant depositions, that is it. (Not even my transcript/and not even my child's 2 hour or longer transcript,where child was saying, finally admitting and i quote,"I was robbed of my mom, i was robbed of my "entire life/my world she was to me." My child also cite, "I was being all the time mistreated in "dad home/with his new wife, abused,by step-parent,for some time."I was also called a liar and a bad child by the "caseworker." I was "coerce/force to say things that were not true about my mom by abusive step parent, who always would scare me/frighten me if i did not do it."I was given alot of meds/drugs,and i was said to have "seen a dr., to prove abuse by my mom."But i was old enough to remember IF i seen a dr., and i did not go see a doctor, where i hear a caseworker substantiate abuse."The only abuse i've suffer from was being kept from mom for a long time, and in foster homes, and outside the foster homes, sex abuse, rape, gang-rape and not at any time a cps worker came and remove me, to give me back to mom. My father also did not take care of me at all, but would pretend "he was, so DCF would think he was."DCF barely would "look in other rooms of dad house the short time i was there,and not bounced to many foster homes."DCF would've smell beer/seen dad drunk again if they had visit more and look throughout the house."Caseworker is also friends with step-mom, so she would come by"smoke with step-mom, and hang outside, and or go for rides in each other cars."Shouldn't such relevant facts be included Law Edu; as an exhibit? It was not and i await your feedback before i type the other relevant(HUGE)part in the other part of query thanks again.P.S. daughter is right on them knowing each other on a personal level ...Mom(me)the lawyer i had for custody years prior found documentation LINKING step-mom & caseworker for the state linking them as friends/and or family.During deposition(caseworker, under direct, was asked, "Do you know ----the step mom who is married to the children father.)She said, NO. Flat out,she said NO. Then at depo, we pulled out such proof online and she was force to alter her answer and say,"Um, oh yea."I actually do know her.Yes. we are friends.(Facebookfriends) albeit yes we are friends, yes i know her personally etc.-Yet,again lawyer failed to attach daughter transcript, where child admit, the state worker and her step-mom know each other,as this is clearly a "motive insofar as why the children were given to a crack head,caucasian male, who clearly was not fit,a convicted serious felon, not fit at all to raise a cat,let alone two little children and then teen-children."I really need feedback and await your answer, thanks alot.

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In texas what is the legal definition of physical neglect as

In texas what is the legal definition of physical neglect as defined by family law and used by dfps/cps? Is this the same definition as listed on dfps website and if so is it very limited in scope applying only to the situations listed in the definition. I am a bit confused since it seems that the section of family law pertaining to neglect has been split out into separate catagories for use by DFPS/CPSCould a messy house be considered physical neglect? When the child is well cared for, loved, has clothes ,food, all utlities, shelter, internet access, health insurance healthy as verified by a doctor healthy weight shots up to date etc,CPS did not ever mention removal had no real problem with us as the house was clean within a couple days. Long story short we had a family member (father in law) to go nuts start drinking when we tried to evict him he would threaten to harm himself same thing if we tried to call the police. So there was about 3 months we all kind of tip toed around him we spent alot of time outside or away from home so our child wouldn't not have to be subjected to the drinking and the arguements so we didn't clean as we should as we just avoided the common areas of our own house except for meal times. Then one night during a arguement about us wanting him to leave he called the police because he felt he shouldn't have to leave and my husband kept telling him that he did. The police came he made threats that they heard thank god and was very very drunk and being mean so he was arrested and cops said they would have to notify cps as it was required by law and that we should pick up a bit. We did place was 80% better by the time they got here 6 hrs later (he was pointing a gun so assume that's why the quick response he had/has a chl) . Basically they took him away we started to pick up and had it done in no time without him here to hinder cps came that morning told us to keep doing what we where doing signed a safety plan that said we would not let him back into the house and would get his things off the property and finish cleaning (getting his things out was all that was left to do far as cleaning went). He brought a ton of stuff with him when he moved in and bought even more after he got here. He took over our house ,front porch and front yard with his items and would have a fit if we even tried to move anything of his to clean makeing threats and saying that we were trying to steal if we tried to toss something or even move it. We had to wait untill he was arrested to do away with several cubic yards of ruined household items left to rot in the rain and weather on our front porch and in our driveway and front yard for several months. They came back 10 days later said everything was fine case would be closed and would have family based services check in 2-3 times to verify house remained neat as they said we where already doing all that we needed to do and it was all just formalties everyone we dealt with was nice and we had no reason to believe anything was going to come of it as long as we did what we where asked. Well a couple of weeks later we get a letter in the mail "reason to believe physical neglect" heck they didn't ask alot of questions they didn't look around the whole house or property if they had they would have seen that it wasnt all that bad other than the fact that over the course of those same 3 months some neighborhood stray cats had gotten underneath of our house (doublewide trailer) and clawed ripped chewed their way into our heating/cooling ductwork system and gotten into our home (note this did not render the heating system unuseable) just very ineffecient as heat was escaping under the house and the animals had access to the inside of our home and they did their business in a few spots which we promptly cleaned when found but the smell of urine from unaltered male tomcats is hard to mask. 3-4 or so of them would sneak in nightly over a couple week period it took for the insurance company to send someone to check our system and repair it (fixed 2 days after cps first visit). In texas what the legal definition of physical neglect as defined by family law and used by dfps/cps? Is this the same definition as listed on dfps website and if so is it very limited in scope applying only to the situations listed in the definition. I am a bit confused since it seems that the section of family law pertaining to neglect has been split out into these separate catagories for use by DFPS/CPS am wondering if i should do admin review and if so could i do it without a lawyer as we don't have a lot of money caseworker said she didn't recomend neglect for us but supervisor must of added it for the dirty house / cat problem.Caseworker made us aware the review was available. we realize you can't give legal advice just want a frank opinion from a few people who understand the systemthank youmargaret

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The ex wife is blackmailing me in order for me to change the

The ex wife is blackmailing me in order for me to change the final divorce decree. Not really sure what I should do.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No Final Decree was finalized on Feb 3JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: nope

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