My daughter is almost 17 years old. She suffers from parental alienation by her mother. Her mother is taking me back to court again for the umpteenth time to try to chip away at my rights. I filed an answer and counterclaim. She sent me an email asking me to sign away my rights in exchange for not having to pay child support, she even went so far as to offer to make my child support arrears "disappear" (a whopping 1,000 dollars lol)... I kindly told her to eat dirt (not literally). Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't that bribery? And isn't that against the law? Or at least heavily frowned upon? I do not have an attorney and cannot afford one this time. This woman has caused me to spend well over 60,000 dollars in attorney fees and court costs over the last 17 years.
Is that bribery under Iowa law? No. Is it "bribery" in the general, non-legal sense? Yes, insofar as it means to attempt to induce or influence you.
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That’s called negotiation, and it’s a cornerstone of our legal system. If you aren’t a public official, our you aren’t trying sell influence, then it isn’t illegal.
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