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Domestic Violence and Abuse FAQ
Can I file a domestice violence case against my abusive ex-fiance? Do I have a civil rights case against my abuser? How can I protect myself from a husband who abuses me? My friend told me to go to the police, and someone else told me to hire a lawyer. What are my options and how do I best protect myself ... READ MORE

Sheltering Pets to Protect Domestic Violence Victims
Pets at Heart of Family Violence When a Minneapolis woman planned to leave her abusive boyfriend, she desperately sought help for her cat. Her boyfriend had threatened to kill the animal. Like many victims of domestic violence, the woman delayed leaving the abusive relationship because she feared for ... READ MORE

Dealing with Domestic Abuse
Every year in the United States, between one to four million domestic abuse incidents occur. It's difficult to know the exact amount because agencies report these domestic incidents differently. Also, many incidents are never reported at all for a variety of reasons. In the past, police rarely got involved ... READ MORE

Domestic Violence: All about Control
Domestic violence is much more common than you think. One in four women in the United States will experience domestic violence at some point in her life. Each and every day, three women in the United States are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends. Almost two-thirds of all women killed by men are ... READ MORE

Legal Consequences of Abuse
Most of the time, our government stays out of our personal relationships. However, when domestic or child abuse is present, there can be serious legal consequences. Know what type of behavior is abusive and against the law, and the legal consequences abusers may face. Child Abuse It's a crime in every ... READ MORE

Domestic Violence and Marital Rape
If someone in your family or household is abusing your body or your mind, you are a victim of domestic violence. Victims and abusers come from both genders and all age groups. Marital rape is a form of domestic violence in which one spouse is sexually abused by the other. These actions involve complicated ... READ MORE

 

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You can call the police, but they will do exactly nothing, because your court order is so ambiguous. (Even if it wasn't, police are not inclined to enforce visitation orders that don't specifically re ...Read more

This is not thought provoking to me.  There are 2 hired attorneys, who are well versed and familier with your case; and you are the client.  Simply ask (or demand) a full and detailed explan ...Read more

Social security retirement benefits are considered income. So, if I understand your question, there is no reason that you cannot use your benefit money in paying your child support. It may even be pos ...Read more

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NJ Supreme Court decision makes it harder to move with child out of state

The New Jersey Supreme Court called Bisbing v. Bisbing, decided only on August 8, 2017, has provided a major shift in balancing the interests of custodial and non-custodial parents when a custodial pa ... Read more

Can I get in trouble if I received child support for a child in CYF?

Q: My child was taken out of my care and placed with her grandmother on some fake allegations by my ex. I’m still receiving child support for said child. Can I get in trouble if I take the money ... Read more

Divorcing a Spouse with Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Our client writes, After 30+ years of mental abuse, she finally feels safe enough to divorce her husband. She is the sole bread winner and he is convinced she is hiding money from him. His attorney cl ... Read more

Divorce and Property

Mum is the word- sometimes, unfortunately. That was the case for one woman, who ran into multiple questions regarding the condo she and her hopefully soon to be ex-husband share. The catch, however, i ... Read more

2017 Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Include Sweeping Changes

After months of secret meetings and closed-door discussions, the 2017 Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines are now seeing the light of day with an effective date less than two months away. We cover ... Read more

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