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Peyton Hunley Robinson

Peyton Robinson’s Answers

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  • What can a police officer do to a 17 year old

    Who has left home with her parents full knowledge of were she is an refuses to go home do to abuse. The 17 year old has Asperger's.

    Peyton’s Answer

    Police officers have a lot of discretion. The officer could take the 17 year old into protective custody, if the situation called for it, or do nothing. It depends.

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  • Is it legal for the police to follow you everywhere you go for 2 months when you are not doing anything wrong?

    I at one time was in with illegal drugs, however the past 2 months I am being followed everyday in my life. I am not doing anything wrong, but its getting to the point where I feel like I can have a personal life. I'm 100% sure they have taken ove...

    Peyton’s Answer

    You can try asking them nicely to stop. But otherwise, the police have a duty to investigate suspected crimes. You have a right to demand they follow the law and constitution. But stop them? That depends on what they suspect you of doing, what answers they get in the investigation, and maybe what agencies are involved. Like I say though, you can try asking them and see what happens.

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  • Why is the age of consent for sex in Utah 16 (restriction of someone 10 years older)?

    Why is it 16 when everything but sex itself is VERY illegal for someone up to 10 years older? It doesn't make sense to me that having sex with someone that young lets say if you were 25 would be legal, yet talking to them about it over some kindo...

    Peyton’s Answer

    Why are some things legal but other things are not? Because the government says so. If you think the rules should be changed, then you are free to advocate for a change. But posting such a question on Avvo is not going to help your cause.

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  • My soon to be ex is 6 months pregnant with our son and I need help getting custody of him after birth.

    We have been together a little over a year and has cheated on me five times and I'm tired of it. She's pregnant with our child and said if I leave her before he's born, she won't put my name on the birth certificate. She has promiscuous ways, sh...

    Peyton’s Answer

    You are right to worry about the effect on the child. Are you still living together? Are you going to stay? Are you sure the child is yours?

    You should see the discussion topics at -- http://www.utcourts.gov/howto/family/

    In short, you will likely need to get a court involved at some point. If you leave before he is born, you will need to establish parentage, and plan on working out some sort of visitation and child support arrangement. If you stay, then you may still want to establish parentage, but the decisions and what is needed will depend on what happens.

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  • I am being told i am being terminated from my job because i took medical leave to have surgery but did not find a substitute

    My manger said she would i did bring in a dr notice. Now she is claming that she never said that.

    Peyton’s Answer

    If you are asking whether you were illegally terminated, you should see -- http://laborcommission.utah.gov/FAQ/discrimination_in_employment.html

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  • If I do not work and normally file a joint tax return, can my husband file without me on the return

    I am wondering if it will be in best interest if I am not on the tax return at all. Is it possible for my husband to file by himself

    Peyton’s Answer

    Your husband can file as "married filing separately," and you would not be on the return. It means he has to account for his income, deductions, credits, etc. separate from you. There is usually a tax benefit to filing jointly where one spouse makes the income and the other has little or none. But as mentioned by the other attorneys, there may be reasons to file separately, and so the answer to your question is yes.

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  • Is there a contract I can have my spouse sign to protect me from legal actions resulting from mental illness.

    My wife has PTSD and is Bi-Polar. Two nights ago she filed a false domestic violence claim. She was home the same night and did not press charges. This is not the first time she threatened to call the police but it is the first time that she ac...

    Peyton’s Answer

    I agree with attorney Pietryga -- No.
    Are there kids involved? If so, your situation can be even harder.
    You really owe it to yourself to evaluate whether your best choice -- for your own health -- is to stay or go in the relationship. Counseling may help you get there.

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  • Can someone sue for defamation of character based on hearsay?

    My friend told me some disturbing information related to a person who is important to my current divorce litigation. This person tried to poison his wife after he learned that she was unfaithful with my spouse. Would mistress's husband be able to...

    Peyton’s Answer

    Is the information legally relevant to your divorce? If it's relevant, there may be ways to get the information admitted under the rules of evidence. But if it is not relevant information to your case, and it's just a bad act you heard about, then you should probably just file the information away and not say anything publicly.

    However, I agree with the other advice, this is something you really need to talk with your divorce attorney about. That attorney will know your situation and be in a much better position to give you an opinion about whether the information should be brought up in your case.

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  • My soon to be ex wife wants me to pay from doctors bills for baby coming, Do I have to pay for half of those?

    My wife and are are divorcing. She told me I already paid her for everything in the past and now all the sudden she sent me and invoice to pay for half of Monthly Health Insurance Premiums for Prenatal Care. Do I have to pay that?

    Peyton’s Answer

    Parents are legally obligated to support their children. Medical care is a component of child support. The faster you can work out an arrangement through the court, the sooner you will know your legal obligations. In the meantime, you should work out an arrangement with your wife, and keep good financial records. Since there may be a lot more going on with your situation, you should talk with a family law attorney soon to know what your best options are.
    For general information, you can see -- http://www.utcourts.gov/howto/divorce/support.html

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  • Can a business continue to take money without services rendered?

    Signed up for a math course through a 3rd party place, not the university. I needed to postpone the course and filled out a paper to do so. After speaking with my advisor found that I do not need that course and the pre-requisite. Called the place...

    Peyton’s Answer

    You should (1) write a formal letter to the business demanding that your card not be charged, and that all charges thus far be credited back to your account (include info about when you signed up, when you told them you were not taking the course, etc.), (2) make a formal complaint with you card provider, (3) complain to the BBB, if available, and (4) let others know about the bad business practices. The complaint to your charge card provider is key. If it is a debit card, call your bank and talk with them about what you need to do.

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