You need to call a local family lawyer for help. In Texas, a party who files for divorce can ask in temporary orders for child support, attorney fees, even spousal support. I do not know the laws in MA.
Do you have any family who can loan you some money to hire a lawyer and buy some food? Maybe you can sell something to raise some money.
Good luck to you. I hope it works out.
It sounds like you do have confidence in your attorney, as you said he or she is a really good attorney. Most of the really good attorneys are busy. Simply call, email, or write to him and ask for a quick telephone or in person case review to go over your case.
What your case is worth is between you and your attorney. There are so many factors to consider, we could not even begin to go over them all. For example, what is the venue, who is the Judge, who is the Defendant, do you need...
It might be legal, but I also do not recommend it because you do not know how the parents will react. They might find it odd that you were following their child around. I would report it to the police instead.
I am not sure I understand these facts. It appears you had 2 separate incidents...one where you were accused of changing price tags and another where you bought some clothes, the receipt did not match, you tried to exchange and was banned again from a different store?
That seems to be a very bad string of luck, if I understand the facts correctly.
I think we need a little more clarification and understanding. Are you wanting to sue both stores?
Impossible to determine if this is a good or viable case based on your three lines of text.
Whatever someone tells you, you can use CPS and its caseworkers in federal court under 42 USC 1983.
I can not help you with this at this time, but call some local Dallas attorneys if you need a consultation. You can use AVVO to find some.
I must ask this question, how do you know you are being sued if you did not receive the documents and missed the process server?
You must be properly served, but you can't not try to avoid service either. if the attorney/process server makes several attempts and can not get you served, they can ask for substituted service (i.e. leaving it at your place with someone over 16 or on your door) and eventually they can serve you by publication (i.e. the newspaper).
So you do not want to let...
I am an attorney and mediator. Unfortunately, there are not too many pro bonos lawyers out there to my knowledge. Everyone has to make a living. And with the great deal of stress attorneys go through to take on family law cases (we generally have clients who are sometimes very emotional and stressed out), not too many do it for free.
Maybe you could try mediating the custody issues with your spouse to see if a settlement agreement can be reached.
Or maybe you could check with family to...
Yes, you probably can sue him. I have handled bed bug cases. I have seen cases where people have been bitten over their entire bodies. It is horrible.
But if you do sue, you will most likely lose your job and your free rent and the case could take some time, some cases take a year or more. So it all depends on how much you need this job and free rent.
Have you given him written notice of the health problem/risk he is taking by not taking care of the bed bug problem.