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Douglas Wayne Brimhall

Douglas Brimhall’s Answers

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  • Can my don mom who signed a notarized letter saying the dad has guardian ship.can his mom just come and take him..

    Douglas’s Answer

    Without knowing more facts about your case, I suggest you contact a family law attorney in your area. They will need to look at your divorce decree (assuming you were married to the mother) or Court order regarding visitation and discuss the options.

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  • Can me and my 16 year old boyfriend get married I'm 18

    Douglas’s Answer

    Your boyfriend would need to contact an attorney in Louisiana as the laws are different than in Arkansas. Certain states allow the parent or guardian to consent to the marriage when the child is underage. An attorney familiar with the laws in Louisiana should be able to navigate him through the process.

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  • Can I sign over my rights to my mom on my unborn baby?

    Douglas’s Answer

    Mr. Lewis is correct. The Court's favor relative placement over your child being placed in a foster home to help preserve the family unit. It all depends on if your mother is qualified. I would contact a family law attorney in your area to discuss these options.

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  • Will a no contact still remain in effect if the battery charge is nolprocessed

    Douglas’s Answer

    You would need to speak with an Attorney in your area. It depends on what happened to the no contact order that was entered in court. Sometimes the victim will agree to drop the no contact order, while other times, especially in district court, the no contact order will remain in effect for a period up to 12 months from the date of the alleged offense. I suggest that you contact an attorney in your area who may be better at assisting you so that you do not run the risk of violating the no contact order should it still be in place.

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  • I live in Arkansas and I have 2 children.i want to divorce my husband and move back to KY.

    Douglas’s Answer

    I suggest you consult a family law attorney in your area so that you may discuss these issues more thoroughly. Typically speaking though, a custodial parent has the right to relocate without the necessity of a court order, however, without filing for divorce, there is not a court order stating that you are the custodial parent at this time. I suggest you consider the option of filing for divorce and obtaining custody of your children first before you move.

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  • How can I remove the no contact order, so we can talk and him be there for his unborn child?

    Douglas’s Answer

    Your case sounds like it could have been in reference to a domestic dispute. It is standard in those instances for a Judge to enter a no contact order. You may ask that the prosecutor to drop the no contact order but at this stage it is highly unlikely that they will. The reason behind this is for the protection of you. At the onset of a case, the judge and prosecutor don't know the circumstances surrounding the incident and they are trying to protect the victim. They would much rather issue a no contact order than not and then the accused actually harm the victim. It's a better safe then sorry procedure. If you truly want it dropped, try and talk to the prosecutor. They may be willing to work with you.

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  • Can I move out of my parents house legally at 17 without their consent?

    Douglas’s Answer

    I would contact a local attorney and provide them with all the facts surrounding your circumstances. Based on what you have provided in your question above, I would say no. Also, it takes time to get before a judge and set your case for a hearing absent some emergency and solely relying on what you have told us, there does not seem to be an emergency. By the time you could get before a Judge, you might be 18 anyway and free to do as you please.

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  • My ex partner did not turn up to a custody hearing judge advises me to get a solicitor Why cannot they find her in contempt

    Douglas’s Answer

    Once again, Arkansas does not use the term "solicitor" when referring to legal counsel. It sounds as if you live in the United Kingdom. If you do however live in England, Arkansas, I highly suggest contacting a local attorney to discuss filing a contempt action against your ex-partner.

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  • If me and my husband are legally separated can we date other people before the divorce is final?

    Douglas’s Answer

    It's depends as to what you are referring to as a legal separation. I have found that many times, client's seem to think just because they have filed for divorce and are living in different residences that they are legally separated when in fact they are not. As another comment stated, it could cause problems in your final divorce proceeding especially if custody and alimony are an issue. I would seek a private attorney in your area to fully discuss the issues and the ramifications that could come from dating while not divorced.

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  • Ii have an open dhs case what r my rights about to have a newborn

    Douglas’s Answer

    Without knowing the circumstances as to why the DHS case was opened in the first place, I don't think you're likely to get the answer you are seeking from this forum. DHS has many formalities that have to be followed, I highly suggest you contact a local attorney today to discuss your situation with them so that they may have a better understanding of the facts of your case.

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