Family Law

Family law questions? Ask a family lawyer online.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have a child and my ex admittes to having drugs around the…

Customer Question
I have a child...

I have a child and my ex admittes to having drugs around the house and has been drinking a lot. He is threatening my roomate who is a male said he will break his leg and smash bottles over his head, he has said to me he will put me ina mental institute and take my son aeay and find my son i take care of majority of the time. I do not collect child support. He has laid yands on me a few times and i am wondering what laws he is breaking and what I can do to make it stop for good

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

California

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No going to speak to a womans alliance that supplies legal help and advise tomorrow

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Not at tbe moment

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Family Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
9/12/2017
Family Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 11 months ago
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle, Lawyer
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 14,053
Experience: Licensed to practice before state and federal court
Verified

Hello! I am a licensed attorney, admitted to practice in state and federal court. I have a nearly 100% satisfaction rating so all that means is that you can count on me to help today. I’mv ery sorry to hear about your situation. The answer to your question is that you should strongly consider getting a restraining order against your ex. You can get restraining orders pretty easily. All you have to do is go down to your local courthouse. On the first floor, you can ask the clerk of the court for the required documents for a restraining order. You can fill it out, hand it to the clerk, and pay the small fee. The request for the restraining order will go to the judge usually the same day. It’s often approved. You can then take those copies that the clerk gives you after you file them and take them to the Sheriff to have them served on your ex boyfriend. The judge will call a hearing for a few months later to determine if the restraining order should be permanent (meaning it lasts many years) and both you and your ex will be required to attend.

Also, although I provided an initial answer, it’s important that you are 100% satisfied. If you feel I have done so, please rate me 5 stars and let me know if you have any follow up questions. As a side note, you can also click here in the future to request me individually.

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
What about custody so my child is not affected?
Family Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 11 months ago

While you're at the courthouse, you may want to file for a modification of custody and support. You can ask the court to award you custody temporarily while the restraining order is in place and have them enter an order that says how much he is going to pay you. If you already have an order, then you're just going to request that they modify it.

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a family lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Legal Eagle Your Own Question
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle, Lawyer
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 14,053
14,053 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Licensed to practice before state and federal court

Legal Eagle is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

11,971 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney and Counselor at Law

9,034 satisfied customers

30 years legal experience. I remain current in Family Law through regular continuing education.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

7,856 satisfied customers

I provide family and divorce law advice to my clients in my firm.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

3,624 satisfied customers

16 yrs. of experience including family law.

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

3,607 satisfied customers

Attorney with 17 years experience

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

3,019 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

ScottyMacEsq

ScottyMacEsq

Lawyer

2,828 satisfied customers

Licensed Texas General Practice Attorney

< Previous | Next >

Related Family Law Questions
Getting Divorced. Husband was a police officer. 1 child 14
Getting Divorced. Husband was a police officer. 1 child 14 yrs, male. My husband has talked to him all about our problems and issues, he told my son that this is not they way you should treat a woman.… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
33,726 satisfied customers
Background: My sons biological father and I had our son in
Background: My sons biological father and I had our son in 2001. Their was a criminal case as I was a minor, he served probation and then went to jail for a few months for contempt of the criminal cou… read more
Delta-Lawyer
Delta-Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
3,510 satisfied customers
I 't quite know what this would go under but I really need
I don't quite know what this would go under but I really need help. MY friend lets call him Max is being abused at home. It used to mostly be physical but now it's a lot of emotional and mental abuse … read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
30,920 satisfied customers
My son who is 16 was getting on his schoolbus and took a
my son who is 16 was getting on his schoolbus and took a drink before he got on and the driver said you cant get on with a drink ,my son replied im not throwing it away and got on the bus told the dri… read more
Best Attorney
Best Attorney
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
52 satisfied customers
Short story: man/father & woman/mother have baby out of wedlock
Short story: man/father & woman/mother have baby out of wedlock . Later,Get married. Woman's mother controling, gave hoarder amounts of unwanted gifts, would not stop giving, got mad when they sold or… read more
Law Educator, Esq.
Law Educator, Esq.
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
244 satisfied customers
, my husband has been drinking heavily over the past yr.
Hi, my husband has been drinking heavily over the past yr. he has been drunk once every 9 months in our marriage. We have 3 children, 4.5, 3, and 7 months. I have saved receipts of his drinking, I hav… read more
RobertJDFL
RobertJDFL
Lawyer
Juris Doctorate
3,019 satisfied customers
I have full custody which was granted during a CINA case. 5
I have full custody which was granted during a CINA case. 5 months ago my son went for visit with his dad who is from another country but lives In the usa. While he has had my son he filed in a separa… read more
Dimitry K., Esq.
Dimitry K., Esq.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
7,856 satisfied customers
I live in Massachusetts. I am divorced with 2 children, age
I live in Massachusetts. I am divorced with 2 children, age 6 and 8. We have a Restraining order against my ex which allows for supervised visits which was implemented almost 1 year ago (Nov 2012) bef… read more
Attorney Wayne
Attorney Wayne
Attorney-at-Law
JD
1,492 satisfied customers
Hello! My husband and I are getting divorced soon. In the
Hello! My husband and I are getting divorced soon. In the meantime, I am supposed to close on purchasing my own house this Friday. I want to have a male friend as a roommate to help offset costs. My h… read more
Ely
Ely
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
11,971 satisfied customers
My daughters husband has a serious drinking problem. He has
My daughter's husband has a serious drinking problem. He has never gotten a dui and hides the drinking pretty well from others. If she divorces him, what are the chances he will have partial custody o… read more
Michael J, Esq.
Michael J, Esq.
Solo Practicioner
Doctoral Degree
3 satisfied customers
With the Creatinine Levels and SPGR Levels only showing that
With the Creatinine Levels and SPGR Levels only showing that the urine supplied is a valid sample, what part would this play in showing that he is or is not continuing to consume alcohol or would this… read more
dkennedy
dkennedy
Attorney
Juris Doctorate
453 satisfied customers
My son has two felony concictions for cocain sales
My son has two felony concictions for cocain sales; he is facing his third felony charge for sales and distribution of a controled substance (Pot this time). He has a daughter to another woman (never … read more
Roger
Roger
Litigation Attorney
Doctoral Degree
26,939 satisfied customers
If the husband drinks too much and neglects his wife, does
If the husband drinks too much and neglects his wife, does her subsequent infidelity impact future child custody negotiations. Husband says he will fight for the kids (12yr, 19 yr) but has a past of a… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
20,441 satisfied customers
I am a workaholic, and we have one son at home that is 7, my
I am a workaholic, an dwe have one son at home that is 7, my husband take more care of him than I do. I work10-12 hours a day and drive an hour each way. When I am home I cook like no tomorrow and cle… read more
retirementlawyer
retirementlawyer
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
1,606 satisfied customers
I am the father of a vulnerable adult. He is 21-years-old.
I am the father of a vulnerable adult. He is 21-years-old. I paid child support until he turned 21 last July. His mother is sole guardian. However, I know there are things that she must do to fulfill … read more
Law Pro
Law Pro
Doctoral Degree
19,000 satisfied customers
I am the single parent of a ten year old son with a mental
I am the single parent of a ten year old son with a mental health issue. His fathers current living situation is with a woman that is bipolar. This past weekend my son felt the need to contact 911 to … read more
Ely
Ely
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
11,971 satisfied customers
I want to terminate my ex husbands parental rights because
I want to terminate my ex husbands parental rights because he doesn't pay child support, he is abusive, with problem with drugs and drinking. He was in the Montana state prision for breaking the leg o… read more
legaleagle
legaleagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
7,047 satisfied customers
I am divorced. I have full custody of my 11 months old son.
I am divorced. I have full custody of my 11 months old son. I gave my ex-husband visitation rights at the time of the divorce, but now I need to know how I can revoke his visitation rights all togethe… read more
Dave Kennett
Dave Kennett
Doctoral Degree
25,741 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x