You were correct to try to contact your PO, but now you must follow through and call him/her on Monday.
Yes, you are potentially in a serious situation because the drug charge was only a few months ago and you've already violated your Probation - if they can prove this DUI. That means you go back before the original sentencing Judge for reconsideration and because you have a new charge, that's usually a good basis for dropping the hammer and giving you a taste of jail or rehab.
No, your marriage is not void because you were apparently properly married and never divorced.
It takes serving Divorce papers on your Husband and proceeding through a Divorce and getting a Judge to sign a Divorce Decree in order to be divorced. You may wish to ask him if he will give you an uncontested Divorce at this stage and that will make a lot of things easier to get the final divorce.
I'm sorry your life has taken such a turn for the worse, but you can rest assured, that based upon your statements, it is very unlikely that any Judge would force you to pay her maintenance or the reverse. Basically, the real issue is what will happen to the house, will it be sold or will one of the parties buy the other out of their share of the value in the house.
Unfortunately, that type of case can get messy which means it can get expensive, so you are better off seeking immediate...
While it may appear "creepy" on the surface, perhaps he's socially awkward or just doesn't have anything else to do and the children remind him of an earlier time in his life which he yearns for again.
Instead of considering whether what he's doing is illegal, why not consider treating him like a neighbor and offer him some neighborly advice that his staring is freaking your kids out. Or invite him over sometime so you can secretly "interview" him to see if he's actually creepy or just an...
In my experience, if the "sword" is not sharpened and does not have a metal edge that can be dangerous, it is not likely illegal. However, the final decision is left up to the police, prosecutor and ultimately it is up to a Judge and/or jury to decide. I believe you're safe having it on your wall.
In NYS a traffic ticket is known as Simplified Traffic Information and it must be served upon the person who is being charged with a violation of the Vehicle and Traffic Law. However, before you ignore it, you should remember that most Judges will simply ignore that issue unless it is brought to their attention by You! So you must make a Motion to seek to dismiss the ticket due to a lack of jurisdiction of the court over you since you were never properly served. You should contact a local...
You may use the recording in court as long as you are a party to the recorded conversation - with our without her consent. However, whatever is on the tape must be relevant to the custody hearing.
Also, don't ever record your children talking or get them to say anything about their mother. That will likely be turned against you rather well by any attorney who knows what they're doing.
Speak to an attorney about the matter in person if you want more particulars.
I am an attorney from NY and they are right, only the Governor can Pardon you.
However, before you go that route, why not make an inquiry in PA about a gun permit and ask what they will want from you before issuing one to you. I believe others have gotten such licenses in the past by obtaining a Certificate of Relief from civil Disability in NY and then using it to offer it to the authorities in other states. Check with PA first and then get back to a NY attorney. I've done them before...
When you say you were forced to enter a plea of guilty, that is the first telltale that you're suffering from a delusion of the system. I almost guarantee that the Judge asked you if anyone had forced, coerced or threatened you to force you to take the plea and you answered "no." It's in every plea allocution I have ever read or stood beside a Defendant. Judges ask that questions as a matter of course - just so someone like you cannot come back and say they were forced to enter a guilty plea....
Your mother should know why she's meeting with the attorney to "sign some papers" before she goes there and gets talked into something that may affect her property rights. First, have her ask what it's all about and then ask that the papers be sent to her in advance so she can review them at her leisure first. Then, if she has questions, have her consult with a different attorney just to be sure and satisfied.