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My boyfriend was a victim of an assault. He lived with his

My boyfriend was a victim of an assault. He lived with his uncle for 18 years, but lately, they had a lot of verbal fights. His uncle nearly chased him out of the house a couple times and does own guns. The family suspected that he is under the influence of cocaine and marijuana and that made him paranoid and depressed. He would be paranoid about little matters my boyfriend and his cousin did, like not picking up the uncle's missed call and the uncle assumed that they were breaking house rules. On 2/20, my friends and I were dropping my boyfriend off at his house, but we all saw the uncle's car parked in the driveway even though he's supposed to be working at the time. We all got scared a bit so I used his phone to call mine and we were listening to their conversation through the call to make sure everything is okay. We waited and parked across the street. All we heard was my boyfriend crying and begging the uncle then he ran back out from the house, got in the car, and told us to drive away and head to the police. He explained that his uncle was waiting for him with a pistol then called him over, but he didn't move, so the uncle went to grab a shotgun instead. He took the chance and ran out the door. After we talked to the police, they caught the uncle at the house and now he is in jail. They already did 2 hearings, my boyfriend and I did not go there since we have school. The bail is $175,000 but their family doesn't have that much money. My boyfriend felt really guilty about this because he really loves and respects his uncle, he didn't want him to end up in prison but it was for his own safety. He only wants his uncle to receive help on his anger management and drugs issues. Now his family and relatives are pressuring him to lie to the police so that they can get the uncle out of jail. My boyfriend doesn't want to do this because we know that there are consequences and he might be the one that has to end up enduring it. What should we do?

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I have a bit of a complicated question, so I appreciate your

Hello Pearl. I have a bit of a complicated question, so I appreciate your patience and any help you can give. My girlfriend and I are 26, and we live in Washington State. A dear friend of ours is 17, going to be 18 in August, and is in an abusive home. They regularly physically injure him, call him worthless, refuse to allow him to eat because he is "too fat", etc. He is trans, assigned female at birth, and they do not allow him to go by his chosen name and pronouns. They frequently put him in contact with a person who raped him at age 12, thinking it's funny to watch him panic. We want to help get him out of his house. We would gladly take him in, but are concerned with the legality.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Sorry, we are in Washington, but our friend is in Missouri.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: He has told us that he has reported the abuse before to CPS and the police, but his parents tell the agent/officer that he is a pathological liar and then things are not investigated further, and he is beaten for "snitching".JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I believe that's all. Thank you.

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My brother has mental health issues and has been charged

My brother has mental health issues and has been charged with very serious felonies but our current lawyers deny he has any mental health problems (even though these felonies occured during a suicide attempt). Please advise.

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What are the duties of one holding a power of attourney?

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Is it possible to reopen a divorce case that was just

Is it possible to reopen a divorce case that was just settled a couple of months ago? I did not fight it at the time because I was temporarily working out of state.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: My wife lives in florida and so did I until just before she filed. The whole process occurred while I was on a job in Oregon, maybe 3-4 monthsJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: The divorce was granted in December of 2016JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not sure what is relavant

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Only for Ray: THE FOLLOWING WAS ASKED AND UNANSWERED AN HOUR

Only for Ray: THE FOLLOWING WAS ASKED AND UNANSWERED AN HOUR AGO; been no assignment: Under FL Civil Law, in an action against a landlord over a commercial lease, whereas he personally owns a property being leased, but uses his real estate company for which he is president to effect all management of the premises and the lease, my question is: Would any just claims against him, such as breach of an oral agreement and/or any fraudulent conduct he is personally alleged to have committed as the landlord and owner, also embroil the real estate company, too, as an agent of same?

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