I'm a single mother. Father has not been involved nor does he want to be. There are several details as to why but I don't have the space to go into those on here. However, it is best for everyone, especially my child, to have him remain uninvo...
I'm assuming there is no indicia that he is the dad, like the birth certificate? and that there is no child support action on file? Therefore, if he doesn't do anything to parent the child, you don't have to do anything to protect the child. Relinquishment of parental rights in Colorado is a tough process. You have to have someone available to adopt the child and you have to get him to agree to the adoption. If there is child support coming from FSR or the court somehow, then you will have to go through that process. If not, let sleeping dogs lie. An affidavit that he relinquishes paternity is akin to slavery, selling the child's birth right. ONLY a court order can do that after proceedings.See question
I'm a technician for a insulation company so I'm in peoples houses all the time. This guy wants to prosecute me to the fullest extent for something I didn't do. He says I stole 5 grand in cash from his wife's drawer. He never talked to my boss abo...
He is making an accusation and when he calls the authorities to charge you he will have to come up with some sort of proof. The cops may start an investigation but unless there is some tangible evidence that you took the money, I don't see them charging you. Of course, it's not impossible that the cops might try to charge based upon purely circumstantial evidence (not eye witness but dna, prints, a mysterious change in your spending habits etc.) but the fact that you have no priors is going to weigh heavily against them doing this. He could also start a civil suit against you but would have to prove it anyway. Query: What's he doing with 5 grand in the closet? Does his insurance company have a cash theft clause?? Is it money from a client that should be in his escrow account????See question
My question involves a DV charge. In 2011 I was accused of doing minor damage to my wifes vehicle." Thank you very much. For about a year before, we had not lived together at all. At the time, a police officer came and spoke with me about what ha...
You are the victim of a system of the most blind justice that comes out of the DV laws promulgated over the last 20 years. There is no bond because you must spend the night in jail according to statute. The purpose of that is to have a cooling off period, which in your case is highly absurd, but the law. The DV system sees the People as the prosecution, not your wife. Therefore, the only way you'll avoid a trial or a plea in this case is if she cannot be subpoenaed by the prosecution. Otherwise, you must fight it. The length of time is not, in my opinion, so long that a motion to dismiss for lack of swift prosecution would be granted. By writing this question you have admitted to the crime. So, hope that the prosecutor doesn't get a hold of this. By the way, legally married or not, you had an intimate relationship and therefore the cop was not giving you proper information and he had a duty to arrest you at that time. Get a lawyer and turn yourself in at about 4PM on any weekday but Friday (you'll spend the whole weekend, if that's the case). Because I practice family law as well, I get many DV cases and I try most cases that have any chance of an acquittal. To date I'm 45 not guilty and 3 guilty of lesser charges. Of course, I've gotten at least 100 dismissed without trial. Sorry but I don't practice in Pueblo. Unfortunately, criminal mischief is very easy for the prosecutor to prove.See question
I have trouble pronouncing some letters as it is, and it was worse because I was terrified and shaking when they asked. Due to the speech impediment I think they got (primarily) my name and address wrong. Even after I spell it I'm not sure it was ...
In Colorado, mistakes on summonses or even Informations are easily correctible and do not create a ground for dismissal. I'm admitted in NY as well, there's a bit more constitution there, things must be done correctly but ministerial errors are forgiven. I'd correct the information when you get to court and be a lot more concerned about the charges. A first time shop lift may qualify you for a deferrred disposition and leniency. After one, things gets tougher. Obtain legal counsel.See question
He walked off the job due to this, is there anything that can be done now since he no longer works there or can he file for the time that he was employed there?
Not a good idea to walk off a job; that's quitting and no unemployment benefits. UNLESS, you claim that you were constructively fired. Pretty tough nut to crack. You might get the other workers to make a complaint to the department of labor together with you and obtain some compensation. get a lawyerSee question
Employer takes out one hour lunches even when you clock in earlier. Then on the time card record he takes out those extra minutes out of the eight hours. So, you end up getting paid less.
Colorado is an employer friendly state. Is there a employee manual that deals with this topic? Look at it and if there's nothing there, you can appeal to the department of labor for your just compensation. I'd eat faster if I were youSee question
Three weeks prior to my last day, I did a resignation letter, then my new job nannying my sister's children fell through so I told them I needed my job since I have bills. I told them them what happened a few days before my supposedly last day. On...
Once you resign, you give up your right to the job and unemployment benefits. Whether the witnesses lied is irrelevant - the boss doesn't have to give an explanation of anything once you resigned voluntarily. However, there is an appeals process in unemployment that you can try.See question
18 years old, charged with possession under an oz and paraphernalia, first offense for anything in my life (haven't even gotten a speeding ticket), what are the long-term consequences I should beware of if the petty offenses are left on my record ...
In Jeffco, they still have a diversion program where you can get the case dismissed if you cooperate. That's your best bet. If you take a plea, you have to wait 10 years to seal the record under the current law but the legislature is being hounded by us defense types, to lower the restrictions on sealing records. You know the consequences - no government job, no big corp jobs, no job where there's a background check, some schools won't accept you.See question
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If you have the means, right away. Ask the plaintiff if he will take payments or a lower amount. You can also ask the judge to give you a time period to pay it off.See question
i plan on filing bankruptcy in September. i tried negotiating debt but they won't budge
Bankruptcy is your best answer, if you qualify. Once you retain a bankruptcy lawyer, she can stop all garnishment and other proceedings and the other side will probably drop the suit if they know you're going bankrupt. Otherwise, pretrial conferences generally accept a 'deal' for payment if you're up front with them. You should consult a bankruptcy lawyer anywaySee question