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Laura Lynne Ammarell

Laura Ammarell’s Answers

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  • Can I / should I write a letter to the judge as a the defendant?

    ...before my hearing to state my defense to the no contact order placed on me? I feel that this no contact is going to destroy my entire life very soon and I am suffering in so many ways being homeless. The worst part is the my soon to be ex-wife ...

    Laura’s Answer

    You need a criminal defense attorney my friend. You will have exactly no success trying to communicate with the judge through letters stating your position.

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  • Can an illegal immigrant mother claim child support from an illegal immigrant father?

    The father is abusive and refuses to pay the bills while still living in the household.

    Laura’s Answer

    Yes -- the court has jurisdiction over your Colorado-born children so long as you have been here the last six months!

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  • I met w/an attorney who discussed filing suit for intentional/negligent infliction of emotional distress.

    This lawyer was quite astute; I had a timeline established to help him/myself; He's interested in pursuing the matter, but I'm not sure I understood the differences, or which route is more helpful/likely. This concerns a LL/staff who've continued ...

    Laura’s Answer

    The attorney you just met with is your best source for information. If the "fit" is not there between you and that attorney, find other counsel. Tackling your situation without counsel would in all likelihood result in a poor outcome.

    Best of luck!

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  • So, it is legal for our justice system to get people to take resonsibility for something that is written about them?

    I appeared in court on the date listed in response to a complaint stating that I threatened to harm them, which is false, The court expected me to accept a plea for one year unsupervised probation and an anger course without seeing the complaint t...

    Laura’s Answer

    If you perceive that your rights are being compromised, an attorney can stand between you adn the system of which you complain. No judge can force a plea bargain upon any citizen.

    Good luck.

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  • How do I found out the judgement in a lawsuit I was involved in?

    I was in an accident with an uninsured driver, so I filed suit against the state of NJ

    Laura’s Answer

    When you say judgment, are you referring to an award of monetary damages? Your question is a bit confusing.

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  • Sole custody being reversed

    Im writing again because I was unable to put down everything the first time i asked a question. So from what I understand I have no worries of my kids father trying to get the order overturned?? Also he is a violent person with a criminal past his...

    Laura’s Answer

    What a nightmare. I am sorry to read of it. If you are concerned that the father is coming back to change custody, chances are in your favor. Let us know if we can give you some help.

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  • I want to move from CO to CT with my son. There is no custody order and his father will not agree with the move.

    My ex was abusive over 8 years. i finally left and he has been stalking and threatening. I havent filed and police reports against him yet but have recorded several threatening phone calls as well as a message from his mother stating that he is un...

    Laura’s Answer

    While I appreciate the idea that you want to move -- that isn't happening overnight. Contact law enforcement imemdiately to share the details of this man's conduct and perhaps receive some protection throught he law. If he is charged with a crime and it is couched in terms of a cdomestic violence matter, a mandatory restraining orde will issue that precludes him from having contat with you.

    That does not, however, mean you are free to go. While re-location cases are challenging, court's must presume the parenting expressing the desire to move is indeed moving and they have to apply applicable law in determining whether the child's best interests are served moving away or staying put. w

    I agree with my colleagues that counsel ought to be involved from the get-go. You need someone that is well-versed in the criminal law and family law to help you navigate those waters. Searh this AVVO website for such attrorneys and look for those with the highest rankings. Your plight is much too serious to settle on someone with minimal skills . . . .

    I wish you nothing but the best.

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