Debbie S. Champion’s Answers

Debbie S. Champion

Saint Louis Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney.

Contributor Level 9
  1. Do I need an attorney for my son beating me with his fists in public? He is an ex con with a drug background.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Debbie S. Champion
    2. Paul Joseph McMahon
    3. Robert David Richman
    4. Joseph Michael Harvath
    4 lawyer answers

    You should do three things. 1. Immediately report what happened to the police. 2. Ask the court for an order of protection against both of the assailants, or if you already have one then report that to the poice as well. 3. Contact an aggressive attorney who has experience in both criminal law and orders of protection/family law, and ask them to help you with the case. You might even want to contact the closes Legal Services Agency if you cannot afford an attorney. Good Luck.

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  2. When filing a brief with the Missouri Court of Appeals, would this be the time to request a change of venue and judge?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Debbie S. Champion
    2. Pamela Koslyn
    2 lawyer answers

    It is probably too late to file for a change of venue and or new judge. Generally that has to be done as the first action on the case (in venue requests) and as soon as the case is assigned to the judge (for a change of judge issue). If you had one judge on the case, and you are appealing the ruling of that judge, then there is no automatic right to change judges or venues if the Court of Appeals sends the case back for a new trial. There might be reasons that you can request the judge to...

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  3. Does the following paragraph in any way mean that the Appellant is giving up his constitutional rights? Please explain paragraph

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Debbie S. Champion
    2. Michael S. Haber
    2 lawyer answers

    No, that is not want the paragraph means. What it means is that there is nothing in the appeal taken that would confer immediately jurisdiction in another court, so for example if they were appealing to the Court of Appeals, they are telling the court that there are no issues that woudl require the case to immediately go to the Missouri Supreme Court or US Supreme Court. No, does that wait your constitutional rights? It is hard to say, most cases do not have anything to do with...

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  4. Can a nonprofit company be localized to colleges? can the organization hold events to sell product to raise money?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Debbie S. Champion
    2. Raphael Samuel Moore
    3. Howard Aaron Lazarus
    3 lawyer answers

    There are numerous goals and purposes of non profits. However, it is impossible to answer your questions without seeing your original documents which set up the non profit. In those documents, you can determine what purposes are set forth in those documents. Once you know that, you will be able to determine how you can raise money. It is possible for non profits to raise money by having events, it happens quite frequently, but you will have to review your individual limitations by reviewing...

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  5. Did she commit tax fraud when she claimed my son?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Debbie S. Champion
    2. Steven J. Fromm
    3. Ayuban Antonio Tomas
    3 lawyer answers

    You probably cannot "get her" for tax fraud. However, you can report it to the IRS and they may or may not disallow her credit for the child. At any rate, if you filed taxes claiming the child, it is more likely that you will be allowed the tax credit for the year, but they still may not go back against her to have her repay the money. It is not fraud, however, her claim for the deduction may be disallowed either because of an audit or maybe even because of your report. If you were NOT...

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  6. Can i tell on someone who is overstaying with an expired student visa, online????

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Debbie S. Champion
    3. Thanh Van Thi Doan
    3 lawyer answers

    First, make sure that the person that you are reporting is actually on an expired visa and that she has not taken any efforts to renew or extend it. Otherwise you are wasting your time. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) website provides you with all the information you'll need before filing a report. You also can call to consult a USCIS expert for free. You can also chose to report to the FBI if you want. Any agency or institution you report to will need a name, a home or...

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  7. I have soul/physical custody of my son. Can the fathers rights be taken away?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Debbie S. Champion
    1 lawyer answer

    It is impossible for someone to advise you fully based on the information we have. It is sometimes possible to have parental rights extinguished but it is rare, and only done as an extraordinary remedy. It is generally done only when the court sees that the child is somehow endangered or if there is a step father ready to step in and the biological father is willing to give up his rights. A big issue is going to be WHY the father has not seen the child, whether he has chosen that or whether you...

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  8. Does violating public university code of conduct (for alcohol and drugs) also violate unsupervised SIS probation?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Debbie S. Champion
    2. Jill Christine Schaefer
    3. Melvin G. Franke
    3 lawyer answers

    This is a hard question because we don't have quite enough information. The SIS can carry conditions with it and we don't know what those conditions ARE. Sometimes it will specify things that might include the university type charges, and if it does, then the reader will not know about those conditions that the SIS might contain. So first you have to read the actual document which will show the conviction record and details about the SIS and punishment. Assuming that there are no special...

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  9. I pay child support currently on a 20yr.old male who is still in school in Mo. I have recently found out that he himself

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Debbie S. Champion
    2. Ronald S. Pichlik
    2 lawyer answers

    No, Having a child does not necessarily emancipate your son. If he is enrolled full time in college then you will be obligated to pay child support for him until he turns 21 years old. Generally in Missouri a child is emancipated when they turn 18 or graduate from high school, whichever is latest. If they enroll full time in college thereafter (without missing a fall or spring semester) then child support continues thereafter as long as certain requirements are met under the statute. That...

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  10. Is marriage is valid if spouse used someones ID?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Debbie S. Champion
    2. Jonathan H Levy
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    It sounds like you now want your spouse to change his name back to his real name and that you want to also change your name to his name (last name) correct? If that is the case, then he certainly can change use his legal name. You have a marriage license that was issued to the wrong person. So you have a problem. The first question is whether your spouse would have any legal liabilty for using the wrong name? If not, you might want to petition the court for a name change and simply continue...

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