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  • Court order in place, strong armed into signing a exchange agreement and notarized it, will it hold up in court?

    Husband has primary custody of his son per the courts and the ex is suppose to pay child support they were never married, but my husband added her father to the title of his house to lower payments. 2 years after order in place went to refi and ge...

    Angela’s Answer

    Generally, contracts will be upheld unless you can "prove" an affirmative defense, such as duress or other common law defense. However, child support belongs to the child, not the parent, so the parent (or grandparent) cannot contract away the child's right to that support. There is also a legal "standing" issue for grandpa...he has no say in the paternity/custody/support case.
    That means that the parents cannot agree to NOT collect support or to assign it to someone else. The child, once of the age of majority, could actually take the owing parent to court to collect the past due money. Also, the AG's office could assist in collection prior to age of majority.

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  • Civil demand letter from Kohls.

    I was falsely accused of shoplifting at kohls. The charges were dropped by the DA becaus I had the receipt for the item and their was zero proof. I keep getting phone-calls and letters from their "attorney" demanding payment of a civil demand. How...

    Angela’s Answer

    There is a huge difference between Criminal Charges and Civil matters. They can still take you to civil court (small claims if under $10K) and prove to the Judge (lesser burden in Civil Court) that you stole.
    I would send them a copy of the Order of Dismissal from the Prosecutor's office and tell them to leave you alone. If they keep bothering you, then tell them to take you to court and PROVE you stole something. Obviously, the Prosecutor didn't think they had enough to move forward.

    Good luck.

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  • I have to go to court for some charges and need to know when I go will there do a warrant check?

    I have a warrant in a different city and county than my court which is in SLC, Utah. I need to know if I should expect to go to jail.

    Angela’s Answer

    In most cases, yes, they will check. However, if it is only an FTA or ticket they may not want to go to the trouble of detaining you for that agency. You can arrange ahead of time to do an "arrest & release" in that other county so that the warrant is recalled.
    If you need to speak with counsel to assist you in setting this up you can contact Greg S. Law for a free consultation.

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  • Can my attorney legally go in the court room and say shes guilty, and i think she does drugs, and i think she needs a drug eval

    My own attorney due to me being very ill and being on methadone and lortab and going thr testing for cancer, he was very hostile he put my case off for over a year not showing up putting my case off, and the day I thought we were fighting to drop ...

    Angela’s Answer

    If your attorney truly did threaten you, then you should file a complaint with the State Bar. You can find information on how to do that at www. utahbar.org. Keep in mind that there is a difference between advising you about the harsh consequences of a conviction and a "threat." Also, an attorney can withdrawal for any reason, but should not use this to force you to settle so he/she does not have to do more work on your behalf.

    If you can afford private counsel to help you with this you should do so as soon as possible. I would make sure you find experienced counsel and do not hire the "cheapest" attorney you can find or you will be no better off than before. I recommend contacting Greg Law for a free phone consultation. His contact information can be found at the link below.

    Good luck to you.

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  • Have Legal/physical custody of 8 yr old son but I don't think he is mine

    My son was just taken away from his mother for multiple reasons and sent here to live with me but I have always doubted that he was mine. If the paternity test shows that he is not mine what then?

    Angela’s Answer

    That depends on what you want to do with the information.
    If you want the child in your life, then do nothing.
    If you don't want the child in your life then retain a local attorney to challenge paternity.

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  • I am illegal and am divorcing do i have any rights with my kids if he wants to get nasty

    he does drugs has off and on more on than off that is why we are divorcing he does not have a home to put the kids in i dont mind him seeing the kids but he needs to b sober and i told him that and then he said well u need to be a citizen! I dont ...

    Angela’s Answer

    You do have rights in the state court system as to your kids; unfortunately, that does not guarantee that you will not be deported by the feds.

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  • My ex-boyfriend violated a restraining order and I called the police - I have been subpoenaed,do I have to testify?

    I don't want him to go away for a long time, I just want him to get help. If I refuse to testify, will I get in trouble and also the fact that I let him come into my apartment?

    Angela’s Answer

    In short, you MUST show up for a subpoena or the Judge can issue a bench warrant. That being said, once on the stand you don't have to say a word (testify). You could be held in contempt, but that is rare for a victim of DV. If the prosecutor is being a bully, retain an attorney and they will back off. I recommend Greg Law (link below).

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  • Can you turn a lawyer in for not representing you? If so then to whom?

    My son,out of his hard earned money, payed a large amount to a divorce lawyer who was highly recommended! At the midigation, his lawyer just sat there and agreed to everything the other parties lawyer asked for and did not disagree on any subject...

    Angela’s Answer

    You can report the attorney conduct to OPC (the state bar's office of professional conduct).

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  • What can I do to get my ex husband off my daughter's birth certificate?

    I told my ex husband not to sign my daughter's birth certificate because she is not his. He knows she is not his, that is what he told me, but he did it anyway. He waited until I was asleep and he signed her birth certificate behind my back. What ...

    Angela’s Answer

    Unfortunately, you need a paternity test to show he is not the father. Whether he signed or not, if a child is born "in" a marriage (meaning while mom is married), it is legally presumed that the husband is the father.

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  • How do I protect my children from their father?

    My husband has a raging porn/sex addiction and has sought casual sex over the internet. He has talked about killing himself many times over our marriage because he is "ashamed." He said he understands why Josh Powel did what he did, and if he o...

    Angela’s Answer

    You have several options you can discuss with your attorney. I do not know where you are in your divorce but you can get a custody evaluation and a temporary order of custody with supervised visitation at Willwin or Rennisance (not at his home).
    Other options are:
    child protective orders
    D.C.F.S. report

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