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  • Can i say enough is enough and say no more visitation?

    the mother of my child has never been stable for our doughtier. in and out of jail, rehab, ext. didnt even attend our custody hearings. iv had full custody for 3 years. i have tryd to work with my ex to keep her in our child's life. she has r...

    Maury’s Answer

    Your order would have to be reviewed. However, you cannot simply cut ties altogether. You must allow any supervised visits that are reasonable based on the language of your order or seek to modify the order. That may mean filing a motion to suspend parenting time pending some remedial efforts by the other parent to repair his or her relationship.

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  • Will this go on my permanent record?

    I did a really really dumb thing recently and got caught shopifiting. I don't even know why I did it but have to face the consequences now. I'm 18, they stopped me at the door & took me to an office. I gave up what I had and cooperated "very well"...

    Maury’s Answer

    A theft conviction can have long lasting implications. As a result, you should retain an experienced lawyer. Often, even where defenses are weak, you may be able to avoid a conviction with a Stay of Prosecution. Many lawyers offer free consultations to discuss with you your defenses and options.

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  • My ex husband and I are going through family court and I received an email from his "attorney".

    It seemed odd his address was a p.o box so I looked him up. This man came up as not an attorney. My question is, can you mis represent yourself as this? Seems odd to me . thank you

    Maury’s Answer

    Representing yourself as an attorney could be a criminal matter for practicing law without a license. It can be reported to police.

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  • My license was revoked for 1 year and i got 2 more tickets(driving after revocation) in between that 1 year?

    I've passed the written test and wait 1 whole year but haven't paid the tickets because when i was pulled over and ticketed for both of tickets, i was pulled over for a warrant that matched my name but D.O.B and height,weight didn't match. i was a...

    Maury’s Answer

    No one call tell you whether or not you have defenses without a full review of the case and its details as well as the evidence. If you do not have a lawyer, you should retain one.

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  • I am a participant in,an admit deny,hearing for a plan for,protection or services in Minnesota

    I am a participant in,an admit deny,hearing for a plan for,protection or services in Minnesota. My ex and her boyfriend have had a petition filed against them for care plan with child services. I would,like to know what is going to involve me sinc...

    Maury’s Answer

    You certainly may wish to discuss this case with a lawyer. You may be considered for placement and the interests of your children could be addressed with a change of custody.

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  • Second shoplifting offense was under $25, am I going to jail?

    Almost exactly a year ago, I finished my ban from the place I shoplifted from. The charge was knocked down to petty misdemeanor as it was my first and only offense. The first was for $360 some. I was booked and released as didn't know I missed my ...

    Maury’s Answer

    Make no further statements to police or others. Retain counsel.

    Certainly, a theft charge can have long lasting implications. In some cases, you may avoid a conviction be seeking to remediate any conduct that occurred. Additionally, there may be defenses to the charge.

    Contact a lawyer immediately for a free consultation.

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  • Change in child support criteria? Is a 5-month employment contract enough to warrant a change in child support?

    My ex and I have child support order in place, which was made when she was unemployed. She has now secured a full time job making a large income (~4x higher than what is in the current order). However, the job is under a 5-month contract after whi...

    Maury’s Answer

    You ex's attorney is representing your ex's interests, not yours. Of course that is what he/she wants. That does not mean it is usual or something you should agree to. Retain counsel.

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  • What is the statue of limitations on a domestic abuse charge?

    My brother had a domestic from 2004, and now he is in jail for a new false domestic abuse charge and he noticed that the 2004 charge was added into his current record, so my question is Can the DA or the state hold that old domestic on a person? C...

    Maury’s Answer

    A prosecutor may always review a defendant's criminal record. Moreover, a domestic assault may be enhanced (made more serious) based on a prior domestic assault occurring within ten years. You should have an experienced attorney review the case.

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  • My step daughter is having issues dealing with her ex as far as child support, visitation etc.

    He was formerly represented by Laura Valentine, I don't believe she represents him any longer. Is it possible for her to now represent my step daughter? If not, can you recommend another lawyer?

    Maury’s Answer

    Your question is not entirely clear. However, if the attorney represented the opposing party against your step daughter, that attorney may not now represent your step daughter against that same party.

    You should seek a consultation with an experienced attorney here on AVVO.

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  • Should I contact the social worker that left me a message regarding the investigation or should all contact go thru my lawyer?

    My daughter got injured and hurt under my care.. There is an investigation by the county as well as a criminal investigation where I could be facing charges. The incident happened on Thursday and on Friday a social worker left me a message. I i...

    Maury’s Answer

    Where there is a criminal investigation and a Child Protection investigation, the matter is serious. Make no statements unless or until you have met with and retained a lawyer. You should do so immediately.

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