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  • Can one lawyer represent both of us? what will happen at court for both of us? can misdemeanors be dropped for both of us?

    Caught for shoplifting at a walmart in missouri with a friend, we signed nothing at walmart, our pictures were taken then we were sent to jail/detention center...then another picture was taken then a bail was paid. the totals were around 40 for e...

    William’s Answer

    Theoretically a lawyer could represent both of you, but practically speaking it probably won't happen and I'd personally be weary of any attorney who offered to.

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  • In Massachusetts can I still receive child support if my son decides to stay in a college dorm?

    After my son receives his associates degree he has been thinking of spending his next two years staying in the dorm instead of at home. The school is located in Massachusetts which is the state we live in. Will I still be able to receive child su...

    William’s Answer

    Under those facts you should be able to keep receiving child support.

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  • I need a lawyer for my friend but was wondering if we could make monthly payments instead of coming up with everything up front?

    He is charged with trafficking and distribution of heroin.

    William’s Answer

    1) I changed this from it being marked as Child Support to Criminal Defense.

    2) Call around to local criminal defense attorneys to see if any would be willing to set up such a payment plan. There are also finance companies who can help you come up with the money needed if necessary.

    3) If affording an attorney is a problem for your friend, based on the seriousness of the charges he should be able to get a court appointed attorney.

    Best of luck.

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  • Discovery during divorce process - strip club visits

    During the discovery process, I found that my spouse had made some ATM withdrawals that could be used for strip club visits. I had filed a no-fault divorce, but I'm wondering if I can change that to a fault divorce based on adultery and try to pro...

    William’s Answer

    Nothing there indicates adultery, as such it wouldn't be worth the time to even try amending for a fault based divorce. As for property settlement, depending on the timing of the ATM withdrawals (if they were after you filed for divorce) perhaps an argument could be made he was spending down the marital estate, but that would be a major reach.

    Best of luck in a difficult situation.

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  • My child is 18. My divorce decree states if he does not enroll in full time college, I can modify the child support order.

    My son and ex-wife are refusing to provide evidence he is enrolled on a full-time basis. A mutual friend said my son was told to enroll in 5 classes then drop them in September. I am paying above the guidelines and can not afford an attorney. What...

    William’s Answer

    I'd find a copy of the agreement or order spelling out when child support ends to get a better grasp of your options, as generally speaking there are other circumstances in which you may be liable.

    That said, if he does enroll in college but immediately drops out, if you agreement is as you said, then at that time you'd be able to file a complaint for modification to terminate child support.

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  • Cease and Desist Letters

    My husband worksr for a board of directors and some of the members are trying to get him fired by having rich influential customers write letters and threatening to sue the company if he does not pay them for damages and threatening to personally ...

    William’s Answer

    This question is a bit unclear, if I understand correctly, then the customers are sending letters to him or the company asking for damages? You want to know if sending them a cease and desist letter will stop the threats? If so, it may be a good idea to send one, but if they have even a facially valid complaint to sue him or the company then it could end up causing much more trouble than he is already in (rather justly or not). I'd look to speak with a local Employment Law attorney to get a better grasp of his rights in the situation as it pertains to his employment.

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  • What should I do in a situation like this?

    My 13 year old daughter was sitting on my porch steps around 11pm and a police man stopped in front of our home, told her and her friend to come over to his car into the street off of our property. He asked her what she was doing out side and she ...

    William’s Answer

    Up until you mentioned the officer going through the pictures on her phone, nothing stuck out as improper on his part. If you are seriously concerned about his actions, file a complaint with the police department. If not, tell your daughter to never turnover her phone again like that.

    One other point of concern because of the odd behavior, was this done in a marked squad car or an unmarked or personal vehicle?

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  • Can the police sale kilos from evidenece room is that entrapment

    whats needed to defend an entrapment defense

    William’s Answer

    If you are charged criminally for something you should have been appointed a lawyer if you could not afford one, if this is the case, speak to them directly.

    If you are charged criminally and it was found you could afford you own attorney and you have not done so, hire one IMMEDIATELY.

    Entrapment in any jurisdiction is an extremely complex defense that would require the assistance of an attorney to adequately prove.

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  • PRETTY SURE SOMEONE ELSE FORGED JUDGE'S SIGNATURE ON JUDGMENT DISSMISSAL ORDER. NOT HIS NORMAL SIGNATURE. WHAT CAN BE DONE?

    Complicated case- trying to break down to post, but so conveluted. To start w/ the most pressing issue. A civil case for assault/battery. Mom was plaintiff. Defendants' had "connections". Too many details to explain, so to the point of this pos...

    William’s Answer

    This would be an incredibly serious charge and from the initial sounds of this you touched upon what could be judicial misconduct. Find a local attorney to discuss this with in much greater detail than would be appropriate here.

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  • Is it illegal for my ex-wife to change the last name of my son to her new husbands last name and still receive child support?

    my ex wife change my sons last name without my consent to her new husbands last name, while my son is still receiving child support and social security benefits from my me. i need to know what to do to fix this situation? this is taking place in ...

    William’s Answer

    1) The name change sounds like it was improperly done, especially if you were never notified for her intention to change the name.

    2) Based upon her remarriage there would be circumstances to file a Complaint for Modification to change the support obligation.

    3) You should attempt to find a Family Law attorney in the county of Texas where she resides to handle this case for you given the distance factor.

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