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Maury Devereau Beaulier

Maury Beaulier’s Answers

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  • I have recently gone through a court battle for the my children in which the ex accused me of child abuse.

    Everything with that case is done and i have my children back for my regular parenting time. but now one of my child is saying to his day care provider that he doesn't want to be in my care, he's afraid of me, and that i don't feed him. But when t...

    Maury’s Answer

    There is no silver bullet solution when alienating conduct is occurring. As a result, your case must be reviewed to look at its history and past allegations before assessing how to proceed. Actions may include filing a Motion to change custody, seeking the appointment of a Guardian Ad Litem or seeking to have the child met with a therapist to get to the bottom of the allegations. You must speak in person with an experienced lawyer.

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  • What action could be taken when my ex-spouse exhibits inappropriate behaviors in front of our two minor children?

    I am divorced, have two minor children: ages 7 and 3. My ex-husband exhibits concerning behaviors when the children are in his care: he goes to parties and bars with them, drinks there and then drives them to his place. No tickets from police, but...

    Maury’s Answer

    I appreciate your concerns. However, some parenting issues cannot be resolved because parents differ on how children should be raised or on issues of personal morality. Generally, you cannot control whether the other parent has person of the opposites sex over or whether that person spends the night - married or unmarried. It is only likely to be an issue the courts may address if it has somehow significantly impacted the children to their detriment,. Certainly, drinking and driving with children in the car is an issue that can be raised and, even mediated. However, demonstrating that the conduct endangers the children may be much more difficult unless you were present at the time it occurred and observed the conduct or something untoward occurs. You must discuss the precise nature of your difficulties with an attorney to determine what may be the best course of action.

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  • Son stabbed me, but I don't want to press charges. Anoka County refuses to listen to me and continues to prosecute him.

    As the victim and parent, Anoka Co wants to prosecute my son (13 years old) with a first and second degree felony. The stabbing happened during an argument with my wife. My wife and I are happily married. I want to drop all charges but the Stat...

    Maury’s Answer

    Only a prosecutor may file charges and only a prosecutor may dismiss charges. They may do so whether the alleged victim wishes to pursue charges or not. If the law is violated, it is no longer up to you. Your son requires an experienced criminal defense attorney.

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  • If a person in charged with fleeing in a motor vehicle, would bail be denied or is it dependent upon past criminal history?

    no criminal history. a handful of traffic violations the only serious one being a careless 8 years ago and some misdemeanors dating back nearly 2 decades. This person is being charged with fleeing in a motor vehicle, fleeing on foot, gross misd. c...

    Maury’s Answer

    I am afraid that there are many factors a court would consider in determining bail. Perhaps, the most significant, is the seriousness of the offense. Much more would have to be known about the criminal offense to provide advice. You must consult in person with an experienced attorney .

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  • In 2007 Dad abused Mom. 2014 custody hearing now judge says he wishes he would have let Dad see kids more. How can he say that?

    Because of the Domestic Abuse Dad was not allowed to see kids in the beginning, then gradually over time he was able to see kids more and more. How can a Judge say he wishes he would have let Dad see kids more during that time when legally it was...

    Maury’s Answer

    The judge can say anything he or she may want. If it becomes part of an order and you wish to contest and order, you would file an appeal.

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  • Should I worry about reporting a sexual assault if I assaulted the perpetrator?

    My roommate tried to rape me in my sleep, he constantly makes sexual comments towards me and has even joked about rape before, saying that the smart thing for me to do would be to just submit and let it happen. He tried to rape me in my sleep las...

    Maury’s Answer

    You should absolutely contact the police and make a report.

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  • Collecting alimony that is NOT court ordered

    My husband and I divorced. We agreed upon on an amount and length of time for spousal support. It was NOT court ordered, a judge simply signed the stipulation. His place of employment cannot legally take the money from his check as there is simply...

    Maury’s Answer

    Your question is confusing. Moreo would have to be known about what the Judge signed. If the Judge approved a Stipulation, that IS a court order. You must retain legal counsel.

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  • I got serve today and when I got home I got a court order to go to court, are you suppose to get it on the same day?

    I got serve today with child custody papers

    Maury’s Answer

    More would have to be known about the papers you received and the hearing scheduled. You must consult with an attorney.

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  • I owned the house before got married. Planning for a divorce, can I get all my money I had into the house before married?

    All down payment for the house is my own money before I married my husband. We have everything join financially. Can I get all my own money back before split 1/2 each when go for divorce?

    Maury’s Answer

    The answer is "Maybe." I am afraid a determination as to what portion of the house value is marital and what may be non-marital would require a far more thorough review including determining whether or not the house was refinanced for an amount greater than the existing mortgage during the marriage or whether there have been capital improvements made with marital funds.

    You must consult with an experienced attorney.

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  • I would like to take my kids to a vacation with me but their dad won't let them go. What should I do?

    I would like to take my kids on a vacation but my ex won't let them go. My ex told my kids that if they go with me then for them to not go back to stay with him anymore. They are sad that they still want to live with him but also want to go with ...

    Maury’s Answer

    Your case would have to be reviewed. However, if there is no existing Court order, you would be wise to seek to mediate a resolution and, barring that, commencing an action to acquire a court order regarding parenting time.

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