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  • I filed for divorce in NY four years ago. I live upstate 400 miles away. I recently had a second heart attack and simply cannot

    do the eight hour drive due to the stress and non payment of pendite lite (judge has not ruled on any motions). Can I get a change of venue?

    Louis’s Answer

    You can bring a motion for a change of venue. If you are unable to travel, the court will seriously consider your application.

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  • Can I press charges on my ex husband for bigamy?

    I was married for 12 years and separated for 14 years. (I thought) I got a divorce 3 years ago and my husband was served in a Florida jail for another crime. I just found out my ex husband was married when he married me. Can I press charges and ha...

    Louis’s Answer

    Contact the District Attorney's office but I highly doubt that they will prosecute.

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  • Is calling you a coward if you are not considered slander?

    If someone challenges you to a fight but you refused and then calls you a coward (or uses harsher words) in front of others if you are not, is this considered slander? Is this grounds for legal action?

    Louis’s Answer

    You cannot sue for those comments. It is the speaker's opinion and it is very unlikely that you suffered any damages.

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  • My wife has Ben staying out late at night for the past 3to4 weeks.i work at night,sometimes when I get up.

    I don't know when she gets home,we have not Ben getting along for the past months

    Louis’s Answer

    You should speak with a local divorce attorney to discuss filing for divorce.

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  • How to get divorced when spouse is a non us citizen living abroad?

    I was married in the US to an Italian citzen. We haven't spoken in almost 3 years. Last I know he was living in Italy with his parents ( I do know their address). We have no children, shared assets and I am not seeking spousal support. What steps ...

    Louis’s Answer

    Assuming you meet the NYS residency requirements, you can file for divorce in New York. Your husband's absence from the state will not prevent you from obtaining the divorce. Contact a NY attorney to discuss the process.

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  • Is mailing an amended petition considered proper service?

    I'm pro se on this case and the other side was told by the judge that they needed to serve me an amended petition. I got it in the mail the other day. Is that considered proper service?

    Louis’s Answer

    Once issue has been joined, service of an amended pleading by mail is sufficient.

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  • Steps to collect money owed

    I prepaid softball league fee and uniform money for my team which each player was supposed to pay me back their share of. There were a few players who have still not paid me their share of the total and I would like to know if there's a legal way...

    Louis’s Answer

    You can sue the players in small claims court and win a judgment against them. Once you receive the judgment, you can contact the sheriff to enforce it.

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  • How does social media affect child custody battles?

    Other parent has disturbing information on a social media website that concerns me. What are examples or photos of things that can negatively affect a parent on social media sites.

    Louis’s Answer

    The standard in a custody case is "the best interests of the child" which basically encompasses any relevant aspect of either party's life. Photographs of a party using drugs found on social media are very commonly used as evidence in custody cases.

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  • Can my husband kick me out?

    I'm thinking of leaving my husband and he will not take it well. He has a bad temper. We live in an apartment. His name is on the lease, not mine. We have a 6 month old baby. Can he just throw me out on the street just by calling the cops? What ar...

    Louis’s Answer

    No your husband cannot kick you out. If he does so, call the police.
    Additionally, you should immediately contact an attorney for a consultation.

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  • How do I press charges against people who have filed the same cps report over and over

    How do I press charges against people who have filed the same cps since June 5th and they all have been unfounded? Now I'm currently 6months pregnant got 2 random drug tests done because they say I do drugs and drink they both came up negative and...

    Louis’s Answer

    Contact your county District Attorney's office but be aware that these cases are rarely prosecuted.

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