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Erin Patricia Farley

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  • I need a criminal lawyer. My fiance Randy Shook might be getting charged with 2nd degree child abuse and i can't believe

    no charges are being brought on his niece Sierra.If you would like to know more please contact me.

    Erin’s Answer

    I agree with my collegaues: there are excellent criminal defense attorneys to be found on Avvo. I want to add that it is not a good idea to post names on any online forum - this is discoverable and can be used against the accused.

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  • Should I settle at $45k or go to court? What are the possible outcomes if we go to court?

    My ex and I were divorced in 2004. We decided at the time not to sell the house, and we still haven't. Since that time, I have paid the mortgage, taxes and any expenses on my own despite a stipulation in the divorce agreement that my ex would pay ...

    Erin’s Answer

    I am sorry, but this question cannot be answered with the limited information available to an online forum. Whomever answers would need more facts, would need to see the documents, and might need to know the nature of the litigators.

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  • Can my parents kick me out of the house at age 17 in California?

    My mom recently kicked me out of the house and I have no idea if she's entitled to do that or not. I'm still a minor and knowing general laws, I came to the conclusion that it would be illegal to do so. I'm not rebellious or anything that would be...

    Erin’s Answer

    I am so sorry this happened to you. First, please find somewhere safe to remain until this is worked out - I hope that a friend or relative can take you in. As an answer, your parents are responsible for you until you are 18, you become emancipated or someone else adopts you or becomes your legal guardian. If your parents are not providing you with proper care you could contact CPS or the police. You culd also call a few local family attorneys and talk with them. Many would speak with you for free as you are a minor (or at least I would hope they will!). If someone else is providing your care, then your parents would owe them support costs
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  • Im looking to get a atterny to help me get my inheriedns or my mom changed her will be for she past a way and my kid was lying o

    i need a probat atterny or a atteny that know,s how to get my inheredn,s back for me my mom changed her will on drug,s and just be for she past a way to my kid she has been telling lyes about me for 7 year,s now and she found 1 that my mom beleved...

    Erin’s Answer

    This is a probate issue - I will change the practice area for you. I imagine the attorneys will need more information, ie., what makes you think your mom was on drugs when she changed the terms?

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  • When adding papers to a case file for an upcoming court date, what papers if any do i need to file with the new information

    i got a court date set in 2 months to get child visitation and legal rights. i got it all started and found a few papers i want in the case file before i go to mediation. do i need to file FL-300 or 311 to file them with the court?

    Erin’s Answer

    File a "Supplemental Declaration" on pleading paper. The Family Law facilitator at the local courthouse can assist you.

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  • Is it illegal to sign someone's name on custody papers?

    My ex signed my name on papers that states me being served and I didn't sign anything? Can I press charges for what she has done?

    Erin’s Answer

    Were you actually served? Was the paper a proof of service (which, if you were served, is valid - except that ex can't serve you); or was it a Notice of Acknowledgment and Receipt ("NOAR") which requires your signature) or were you never served at all? If you were never served, or ex forged an NOAR, then what you would file is a Motion to Quash Service - the court does not have jurisdiction over you until you were properly served.

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  • Sister in law IN QUESTION is the executor or poa of her mother estate

    Me and my husband has been paying his mother the mortgage since 1991. Deed in my husband name and mortgage loan in his mothers name. Our home was $130,000 the cost my husband and mom bought. His mother has dementia now we seen the mortgage loan...

    Erin’s Answer

    I agree with my colleague. Make an appointment with a probate attorney, and then a family law attorney.

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  • What info. can I input on my motion to modify visitation order?(ex: abuse)Should I omit or put/info. on CPS report on my motion?

    What info. can I input on my motion to modify visitation order? (ex: abuse) Last year til now, i documented info. of my ex and his gf abusing my 4 years old daughter. Most info. are told by my child (locking in dark room, overfeeding, and etc). I...

    Erin’s Answer

    You will want to include a declaration of facts (not inference, not opinion, just facts). You may say that you called CPS, and that th report was inconclusive, without sharing details of the report.

    Please consider counseling for your daughter - not only does counseling provide an advocate for your child if abuse is occuring, but it will also give your daughter a safe place to process the conflict between her parents.

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  • What is the process of Step parent adoption steps when everyone agrees?

    My ex has not seen our kids in 18 months...he has not called them in over 6 months and when he did it was once a month or so for 2 minutes..I have sole physical custody for almost 3 years now. He just called me today and said he wants to move on ...

    Erin’s Answer

    Start here: http://courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-adoption.htm

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  • What are the chances I can't live with my girlfriend and our baby? What can we do?

    My girlfriend and I are expecting our first baby together in early July, but she has 2 children from a previous marriage. I am a registered sex offender but my case had nothing to do with children whatsoever. He's known about my past and my involv...

    Erin’s Answer

    Your best bet is to hire a reputable attorney to help your girlfriend and your family. So much depends on the nature of the offense, your age when it happened, who you have been since, and all of the surrounding facts. No one can answer this question in an online forum - you need to sit down with someone, lay it all on the line, and get an opinion based on facts.

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