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Edwin Drantivy

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  • What is the very 1st and 2nd steps i do first to try and get a non-violent class d burglary 3rd felony expunged or pardon in NY

    i try googling answer's but i can never find the exact answer, The non violent burg 3rd class d felony to a closed business is the only thing on my record back in 2009, I was given 5 years probation, got off early for good time in 3years with no o...

    Edwin’s Answer

    Retaining a local lawyer is highly recommended as a first step. He/she will tell you what the best second step is in your situation.

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  • Can I take my Ex-Wife back for a downward modification as she is now working and does she need to advise me of this employment?

    My ex-wife took me back for CS last year and received an increase because I was making 15% more and we fell under the new stipulation. At the time of the CS hearing, she was not working. (She has a degree and can now work FT as our two children ...

    Edwin’s Answer

    You will have to wait at least one more year and maybe two.

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  • My wife and I are headed towards divorce but still live together. Do I have rights if she goes against my wishes with our kids?

    I'm headed towards divorce. We have 2 kids. My wife has decided that she needs to be out at bars and with "friends" literally 7 nights per week. I work full-time and am home every night. My main issue is that my daughter doesn't speak to me -...

    Edwin’s Answer

    You can petition for a Custody Order. Consult with a local family law attorney in a confidential setting as soon as possible.

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  • Can I get child support?

    hi I was legally divorced in the State of NY and obtained sole custody of my son. I moved out of the country with him and my ex stopped paying support since I moved. Now I will be going back to NY with my 12 year old son. Would he be obligated...

    Edwin’s Answer

    It is possible, however, you must meet jurisdictional residency requirements.

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  • Can police force my 16 year old to answer or identify someone that committed a crime if she was a witness to it

    my child was a witness to a crime, was token to the police station and questioned with a lawyer or a parent present, is this legal and can she be forced to be a witness?

    Edwin’s Answer

    It is not a black and white rule, but generally she would have to respond to an official subpoena if she is ever served with one.

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  • So if they pick me up and bring me back to Florida i can get jail time the four warrant are for shoplifting

    What it they dont pick me up can i still get jail time in Connecticut

    Edwin’s Answer

    It is possible. Consult with a local criminal law attorney to be on the safe side.

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  • Can I file for a divorce on my own or do I need a lawyer?

    we had no property to divide or assets and no children. We have been separated since 1999. I moved here to ny and he stayed as far as I know in Massachusetts. I need to do this cheaply and quickly so I can move on in my life. I am on ssdi/ssi so ...

    Edwin’s Answer

    Retaining an attorney in any court case is always a recommended option if possible.

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  • Can I face legal charges for dating while still married?

    My husband and I separated 3 months after we were married because of cheating, drugs ( that I have no physical proof of) and I have a order of protection in effect for 2 years due to a incident while I was pregnant it is now soon to be 2 years of...

    Edwin’s Answer

    Adultery is still a crime in New York, however cases of arrest and conviction for it are few and far in between.

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  • Child support emancipation

    In NJ can a child be emancipated if attending and living at school out of state? If not, what can be done to reduce child support.

    Edwin’s Answer

    Check the NJ section here on Avvo. This is the New York section.

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  • Is my religious marriage null being that i was going through a civil marriage divorce in nyc?

    I got married in a religious ceremony in oct 31 and was going through a divorce to someone else at the time. The first marriage was a civil marriage for a short time. Does this mean i have done something illegal although my new civil marriage wasn...

    Edwin’s Answer

    Yes, you cannot marry if you are married.

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