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Maury Devereau Beaulier

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  • Parental Consultant Will Not Assist Without Signed Contract

    During our divorce process we elected to take on the services of a parenting consultant to help with conflicts that might occur regarding the parenting of our children. I had solicited her assistance several times regarding the obvious alienation ...

    Maury’s Answer

    Without reviewing your court order and/or the contract that you signed with the Parenting Consultant, it is impossible to know what issues the PC may address or how they are to be addressed. If the performance was not in keeping with the Order, you may seek to change the Parenting Consultant or have the court appoint a new one.

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  • Arrested on charge of abandoned vehicle from 2005/6. Isn't this a misdemeanor charge and expired under statutes of limitations?

    Have not left Mn. (except for the occasional run to Wisc. as a taxi driver) for 20+ years and have lived at the same address in Wash Co. for 15+ years. Until 6 years ago submitted to criminal background and drivers license checks X4 a year as a ta...

    Maury’s Answer

    Any statute of limitations on a criminal case relates to the time period commencing when the offense occurred until it is charged. Once you are charged, there is no statute of limitations. If you were only recently charged, the STatute of Limitations may be a defense. If you were arrested and charged some time ago, but failed to appear, it is not a defense. You would be wise to retain counsel.

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  • What to do?

    My wife up and left with my kids after I disciplined him for throwing things around with my other children in the area,did not hear anything from her for two days and later found out that she took them to her parents house and has filed for divorc...

    Maury’s Answer

    It would seem that you need a family law attorney to commence an action where a court may award parenting time.

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  • Doesn't someone need evidence to back up their allegations besides their beliefs?

    I contact the police because I was receiving harassing messages from a person who I have an HRO against. We had a hearing regarding the Harassment Order and this person stated that I forged these messages to myself. I gave the officers screen shot...

    Maury’s Answer

    They can "say" whatever they please. Whether it is convincing is another matter entirely. If you have a court action and wish to discredit such allegations, you should retain counsel.

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  • Can a judge show biased towards one side? Can I submit a request to remove a judge.

    I had a hearing with a new judge to my case and who just became a judge in December of 2014. I understand judges are humans and have feelings but I am worried that this new judge may be biased. This judge heard the continuance request but not any ...

    Maury’s Answer

    More would have to be known about the case status. However, you may only remove one judge without cause before that Judge has heard any part of the case. Removing a Judge for cause by filing a Motion would require significant proof of bias - more than simply being ruled against.

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  • What is a motion to compel mediation? When should it be used?

    I have a defendant who's counsel asked to settle. The Court was notified. Upon continued settlement reviews and discussions, it appeared that opposing counsel was lying about claims made or not made by the Defendant. Furthermore the settlement ...

    Maury’s Answer

    No. Mediation is a voluntary process. It may be suggested but not compelled.

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  • How long is allowed for discovery of MY dash cam video.

    starting with a 7 week continuance to retrieve my video, the next court date i was asked to make a deal without getting the video. I refused until I had it and the interlock device. 6 weeks later a meeting to veiw the dash cam video.. the prosecut...

    Maury’s Answer

    You may file motions to either compel discovery or to dismiss, depending on the circumstances. You must have counsel.

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  • I have 4 months of probation left on a stay of adjudication. It was for 5th degree possession.

    If they violate me for a dirty UA. How much jail time can I get. And if the stay is revoked what will happen.

    Maury’s Answer

    You can face any unexecuted time previously stayed. You would be wise to retain counsel for such a serious matter.

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  • Can mediation be denied if the other party does not want to go?

    My ex and i went to court and settle an agreement on child custody while in mediation with one another. Now he wants to take me back to mediation to change the custody plan. What happens if i deny to go?

    Maury’s Answer

    Generally, the answer is yes. Mediation is a voluntary process. Minnesota rules of procedure require that the parties discuss resolution efforts but, in most cases, unless specifically required by an order, does not require mediation.

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  • What is considered child abuse?

    I was wondering what was considered child abuse or what is the limits of what your parents can do to you.

    Maury’s Answer

    Your question is far too broad. Abuse can be alleged in many different contexts such as custody battles, child protection cases, orders for protection. The standard of proof may vary as well as judgements as to what constitutes abuse. There are many different ways that abuse can occur which may include neglect of medical care, hygiene education as well as physical and sexual abuse.

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