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  • Should i file a motion for arrears and ongoing support .

    In march i filed against my ex for custody and in light of the case i was awarded 50/50 legal and physical , with 6 months arrears and 600 a month support , 2.5 weeks later my ex made a bad decision and was kicked out and an order of protection pl...

    Maury’s Answer

    Your case would have to be reviewed in more detail to better understand the procedural status However, it would appear that you should be filing a motion to change custody on a permanent basis and, as part of that motion , seek to modify child support. You should have an attorney in this matter.

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  • When is a person considered to be shoplifting? Can you be arrested still in the store?

    I had several small items in my hands and some in my pockets so I wouldn't lose them, when approached by store security that I was shoplifting. I hadn't even made it to the cash register to pay for any of it yet. Is this legal?

    Maury’s Answer

    If you had note passed the point of sale, you may have a strong defense to the charge. You should contact an attorney

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  • Neighbors dog was accidently euthanized

    my friends and I got some really bad batch of crystal and stayed up too long so we thought that intruders were over at the house so we took a gun to fight the intruders and we saw the intruders dog (which turned out to be intruders dog) and I shot...

    Maury’s Answer

    A few things are clear: (1) Being high on narcotics and shooting a dog is not self defense; (2) A civil lawsuit is the least of your worries; (3) You should contact a lawyer and make NO STATEMENTS to police; (4) You are likely to be charged criminally with animal cruelty. Indicating that you were using illegal narcotics will certainly only lead to greater problems.

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  • Can my x-wife move my children from MN to Texas without permission from the court?

    We have a motion for custody & my x-wife has a motion to move the children out of state. She never served us with any paperwork & found out of the court date by luck. That court date was rescheduled because she then hired an attorney. There was...

    Maury’s Answer

    If you were divorced and there is a custody and parenting time order in place, a parent requires consent of the other party of permission of the court to relocate the children out of the state. It would appear that your challenge would be to properly file a motion seeking to block such a move and provide sufficient informatoin to demonstrate that is her intention. You would be wise to retain counsel.

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  • What is the processes and chance of getting a theft charge off your regard it was less the 60 dollars ?

    I found my self a a very low point in my life and needed some personal needs and got caught at a retail store?

    Maury’s Answer

    If you were already convicted, you may qualify for an expungment. You should contact one of the lawyers on his site for a free consultation. The expungement laws in Minnesota were modified recently making it a bit easier to seek and obtain an expungement.

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  • Can I keep my kids if their mom is in jail? What do I do next?

    I have joint legal custody and the mother of my 2 boys has sole physical custody. She is in jail after 2ND probation violation for alcohol consumption and possession for a dui conviction. Child protection is involved. The mother is trying to tell ...

    Maury’s Answer

    It would seem that the likely answer is to file a motion to change custody. However, in the interim, you may certainly have a children in your care if the other parent is incarcerated. The grandparents or other family members have no greater rights unless granted by a court order. This is a very important time and you would be wise to retain experience counsel

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  • Can a dissolution be served simultaneously with a HRO? And can that server notarize that the defendant signs the dissolution?

    The wife won't leave the apartment. Sometimes she says she will agree to the divorce, but a notary has to witness her signature. Mainly, she is blackmailing the husband, who is getting a harassment restraining order to stop the threats. He is also...

    Maury’s Answer

    Yes, it can be served at the same time. However, if you're serving a restraining order at the same time you're serving divorce papers, I would not count on the other party being willing to sign any agreement. It is likely you may have to proceed with a contested divorce. You would be wise to retain an attorney

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  • I need to get a divorce.

    We were married Dec 2014 in Ogden, Utah. I found out a few months ago that he is "bisexual". We have agreed on a divorce. We do not have any children. He lives in Brigham City, Utah and I have moved back I with my parents in MN June 28, 2016. How...

    Maury’s Answer

    You may file for divorce in Minnesota once you have lived in the state for 180 days. If you do not wish to wait, you will have to file where there is presently jurisdiction. That may be where you're supposed resides or were you formerly lived.

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  • What does 'vacate stay and schedule order to show cause hearing' mean?

    I'm on probation for a 5th degree possession of a schedule II controlled substance. This is my second violation. What will most likely happen?

    Maury’s Answer

    It sounds as if you need a lawyer. If direct Mindison is to vacate a steak, it means that they are requesting jail or prison time that was previously stayed

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  • How many infractions against a Stay of Commitment Order does it take to have the stay revoked?

    I cannot find the exact answer while searching the internet. Thank you!

    Maury’s Answer

    One is all it takes. It all depends on the recommendations of the probation officer, arguments made and the Judge.

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