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  • My fiancé married a woman in 2004 not knowing she was married to another man. Can my fiancé and I marry each other legally now?

    Her divorce was in 2007 from her 1st husband and she was found to have committed bigamy, no one contacted my fiancé about any of this. She is still using my fiancé's last name. If her marriage to my fiancé is not valid because of bigamy. Then are ...

    C.’s Answer

    In Missouri, under RSMo 451.030: bigamy voids a marriage. To avoid potential future complications, I suggest you verify that the previous marriage is considered void by the appropriate state authorities. It may be a good idea to start by calling the Missouri Dept. of Health and Senior Services to see what their records say: http://health.mo.gov/data/vitalrecords/

    Good luck!

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    Sincerely,
    C. Curran Coulter II, J.D.
    Attorney and Counselor at Law
    THE COULTER LAW FIRM, LLC
    222 S. Central Ave., Suite 600
    Clayton, Missouri 63105
    www.stl-lawfirm.com
    Office: (314) 721-1116
    Fax: (314) 862-1366
    curran@stl-lawfirm.com

    Legal disclaimer: The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create an ongoing duty to respond to questions. The response does not form an attorney-client relationship, nor is it intended to be anything other than the educated opinion of the author. It should not be relied upon as legal advice. The response given is based upon the limited facts provided by the person asking the question. To the extent additional or different facts exist, the response might possibly change. Attorney is licensed to practice law only in the State of Missouri and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Responses are based solely on Missouri law unless stated otherwise.

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  • Can a parent with joint custody take children on 1 week vacation in puerto rico without other parents permission?

    Want to take children on vacation to Puerto rico to visit family. Have joint custody with my address as main living address for children. Papers say I must let ex know when and where I'm going if out of state. I have. She says I can't without...

    C.’s Answer

    The notification requirements and your ability to take the child with you on the trip to Puerto Rico would depend on the language contained within the Judgment. If you need help interpreting the agreement, I strongly suggest you contact an attorney with Family Law experience.

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    Sincerely,
    C. Curran Coulter II, J.D.
    Attorney and Counselor at Law
    THE COULTER LAW FIRM, LLC
    222 S. Central Ave., Suite 600
    Clayton, Missouri 63105
    www.stl-lawfirm.com
    Office: (314) 721-1116
    Fax: (314) 862-1366
    curran@stl-lawfirm.com

    Legal disclaimer: The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create an ongoing duty to respond to questions. The response does not form an attorney-client relationship, nor is it intended to be anything other than the educated opinion of the author. It should not be relied upon as legal advice. The response given is based upon the limited facts provided by the person asking the question. To the extent additional or different facts exist, the response might possibly change. Attorney is licensed to practice law only in the State of Missouri and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Responses are based solely on Missouri law unless stated otherwise.

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  • If I can prove that my ex-wife is doing drugs, how good of a chance do I have of getting full custody of our son?

    I have evidence proving that she is doing and dealing the drugs.

    C.’s Answer

    It would depend on how strong the evidence is, what are the circumstancing of the drug use (is the child around, how often, etc.), and what other evidence is presented. It is certainly something you should tell your attorney about so they can choose how to properly act on this information.

    Good luck!

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    Sincerely,
    C. Curran Coulter II, J.D.
    Attorney and Counselor at Law
    THE COULTER LAW FIRM, LLC
    222 S. Central Ave., Suite 600
    St. Louis, Missouri 63105
    www.stl-lawfirm.com
    Office: (314) 721-1116
    Fax: (314) 862-1366
    curran@stl-lawfirm.com

    Legal disclaimer: The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create an ongoing duty to respond to questions. The response does not form an attorney-client relationship, nor is it intended to be anything other than the educated opinion of the author. It should not be relied upon as legal advice. The response given is based upon the limited facts provided by the person asking the question. To the extent additional or different facts exist, the response might possibly change. Attorney is licensed to practice law only in the State of Missouri and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Responses are based solely on Missouri law unless stated otherwise.

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  • Can the State of California garnish my wages for back taxes?

    When I was in the military (Navy) I was station at Lemoore, Ca for 4 years. While I was station in Ca. I bought and sold some stocks via, Scottrade. The State of California tells me that I own them taxes on the stock that I bought and sold, but I ...

    C.’s Answer

    More information is needed to fully answer this question. I would contact an attorney. They would be able to review this situation with you (make sure the garnishment is proper and for the proper amount) and advise you on your possible courses of action.

    Good luck!

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    Sincerely,
    C. Curran Coulter II, J.D.
    Attorney and Counselor at Law
    THE COULTER LAW FIRM, LLC
    8000 Maryland Ave., Suite 1060
    St. Louis, Missouri 63105
    www.stl-lawfirm.com
    Office: (314) 721-1116
    Fax: (314) 725-1026
    curran@stl-lawfirm.com

    Legal disclaimer: The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create an ongoing duty to respond to questions. The response does not form an attorney-client relationship, nor is it intended to be anything other than the educated opinion of the author. It should not be relied upon as legal advice. The response given is based upon the limited facts provided by the person asking the question. To the extent additional or different facts exist, the response might possibly change. Attorney is licensed to practice law only in the State of Missouri and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Responses are based solely on Missouri law unless stated otherwise.

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  • Can my ex change our summer schedule jut because he wants to? Can I file in Missouri ?

    My ex and I agreed last summer my daughter would be exchanged thur night through Monday night every other weekend during the summer( I have primary and moved to Missouri) now he is trying to change it this summer so I only have one full day with h...

    C.’s Answer

    The divorce should include a parenting plan and custody schedule, which must be followed. It is likely that Illinois would still have jurisdiction over this matter.

    I would consult an attorney with family law experience look into filing a contempt of court action (since it sounds as though your ex is not following the Court's orders). They will also be able to help you understand the divorce judgment if necessary and advise you on your ability to file in Missouri.

    Good luck!

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    Sincerely,
    C. Curran Coulter II, J.D.
    Attorney and Counselor at Law
    THE COULTER LAW FIRM, LLC
    8000 Maryland Ave., Suite 1060
    St. Louis, Missouri 63105
    www.stl-lawfirm.com
    Office: (314) 721-1116
    Fax: (314) 725-1026
    curran@stl-lawfirm.com

    Legal disclaimer: The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create an ongoing duty to respond to questions. The response does not form an attorney-client relationship, nor is it intended to be anything other than the educated opinion of the author. It should not be relied upon as legal advice. The response given is based upon the limited facts provided by the person asking the question. To the extent additional or different facts exist, the response might possibly change. Attorney is licensed to practice law only in the State of Missouri and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Responses are based solely on Missouri law unless stated otherwise.

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  • Can you sue and prosecute a family member for molesting you 20 years ago?

    Now diagnosed with PTSD, extreme depression, and anxiety. Have been unemployed for 4 months. Also went through 6 jobs in one year. Am currently on medication and undergoing therapy sessions once a week.

    C.’s Answer

    You would have to consult the statute of limitations for the state in which the molestation took place. These statutes vary from state to state.

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    Sincerely,
    C. Curran Coulter II, J.D.
    Attorney and Counselor at Law
    THE COULTER LAW FIRM, LLC
    8000 Maryland Ave., Suite 1060
    St. Louis, Missouri 63105
    www.stl-lawfirm.com
    Office: (314) 721-1116
    Fax: (314) 725-1026
    curran@stl-lawfirm.com

    Legal disclaimer: The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create an ongoing duty to respond to questions. The response does not form an attorney-client relationship, nor is it intended to be anything other than the educated opinion of the author. It should not be relied upon as legal advice. The response given is based upon the limited facts provided by the person asking the question. To the extent additional or different facts exist, the response might possibly change. Attorney is licensed to practice law only in the State of Missouri and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Responses are based solely on Missouri law unless stated otherwise.

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  • Class c felony receiving stolen property first offense

    My cousin stole from what I understand about $3000 in products at Walmart and sold it all to me. I sold it on eBay. He was arrested and told them he sold it to me. The cops came to my house and brought me in, (didn't arrest me). I had to write a s...

    C.’s Answer

    If you have retained an attorney, you should direct these questions to that attorney.

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    Sincerely,
    C. Curran Coulter II, J.D.
    Attorney and Counselor at Law
    THE COULTER LAW FIRM, LLC
    8000 Maryland Ave., Suite 1060
    St. Louis, Missouri 63105
    www.stl-lawfirm.com
    Office: (314) 721-1116
    Fax: (314) 725-1026
    curran@stl-lawfirm.com

    Legal disclaimer: The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create an ongoing duty to respond to questions. The response does not form an attorney-client relationship, nor is it intended to be anything other than the educated opinion of the author. It should not be relied upon as legal advice. The response given is based upon the limited facts provided by the person asking the question. To the extent additional or different facts exist, the response might possibly change. Attorney is licensed to practice law only in the State of Missouri and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Responses are based solely on Missouri law unless stated otherwise.

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  • 1. Is there an attorney that will take my case in another venue and allow me to pay double on the back end (no retainer)?

    I have been charged with a Misdemeanor A. I've not retained an attorney yet. I've been told that my case is so stupid its a concern. We are not able to afford a retainer at this time but I can pay very well in 90 days. I need to talk to an a...

    C.’s Answer

    The fee structure is at the discretion of the attorney and/or law firm. I would contact a few attorneys to see if they would be willing to work with you.

    Good luck!

    *** If you like my answer, please mark it as the best answer.

    Sincerely,
    C. Curran Coulter II, J.D.
    Attorney and Counselor at Law
    THE COULTER LAW FIRM, LLC
    8000 Maryland Ave., Suite 1060
    St. Louis, Missouri 63105
    www.stl-lawfirm.com
    Office: (314) 721-1116
    Fax: (314) 725-1026
    curran@stl-lawfirm.com

    Legal disclaimer: The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create an ongoing duty to respond to questions. The response does not form an attorney-client relationship, nor is it intended to be anything other than the educated opinion of the author. It should not be relied upon as legal advice. The response given is based upon the limited facts provided by the person asking the question. To the extent additional or different facts exist, the response might possibly change. Attorney is licensed to practice law only in the State of Missouri and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Responses are based solely on Missouri law unless stated otherwise.

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  • No paternity, can father keep son from me?

    I am an unwed mother and I was living with my son and ex boyfriend in Missouri when he decided to kick me out of the house. Having no place to go, no place for my son and no job, I had to moved to another state to live with my friend and live my s...

    C.’s Answer

    A paternity action doesn't happen over night nor without the other party being served with paper work and given an opportunity to respond.

    Do you know if he has filed anything yet? If so, you must act in a timely fashion to preserve your rights. I strongly suggest contacting an attorney with family law experience to help you through this process and ensure you receive appropriate custody/visitation with your child.

    If he hasn't filed, you may consider doing so first.

    Good luck!

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    Sincerely,
    C. Curran Coulter II, J.D.
    Attorney and Counselor at Law
    THE COULTER LAW FIRM, LLC
    8000 Maryland Ave., Suite 1060
    St. Louis, Missouri 63105
    www.stl-lawfirm.com
    Office: (314) 721-1116
    Fax: (314) 725-1026
    curran@stl-lawfirm.com

    Legal disclaimer: The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create an ongoing duty to respond to questions. The response does not form an attorney-client relationship, nor is it intended to be anything other than the educated opinion of the author. It should not be relied upon as legal advice. The response given is based upon the limited facts provided by the person asking the question. To the extent additional or different facts exist, the response might possibly change. Attorney is licensed to practice law only in the State of Missouri and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Responses are based solely on Missouri law unless stated otherwise.

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  • Would I be able to submit a claim in small claims court against a building contractor for breach of contract.

    I have contracted with a local contractor to work on a property I purchased. In the contract, one of the work items was to "Remove\replace 5 windows in living room to match existing". The work was done, but the replacement windows were much smal...

    C.’s Answer

    In Missouri, a claim may be heard in small claims if it is under $5000.00 (and the court has proper jurisdiction). If you go to the local circuit court, they should have a pamphlet available with information regarding the small claims procedure.

    Depending on the value of your claim, you may consider hiring an attorney to ensure your rights are adequately advocated.

    Hope this helps!

    *** If you like my answer, please mark it as the best answer.

    Sincerely,
    C. Curran Coulter II, J.D.
    Attorney and Counselor at Law
    THE COULTER LAW FIRM, LLC
    8000 Maryland Ave., Suite 1060
    St. Louis, Missouri 63105
    www.stl-lawfirm.com
    Office: (314) 721-1116
    Fax: (314) 725-1026
    curran@stl-lawfirm.com

    Legal disclaimer: The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create an ongoing duty to respond to questions. The response does not form an attorney-client relationship, nor is it intended to be anything other than the educated opinion of the author. It should not be relied upon as legal advice. The response given is based upon the limited facts provided by the person asking the question. To the extent additional or different facts exist, the response might possibly change. Attorney is licensed to practice law only in the State of Missouri and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Responses are based solely on Missouri law unless stated otherwise.

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