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  1. And there would be costs added on top of the 1/3, so the OP would actually get less than $10K.
  2. First credibility is something that the jury exclusively decides. Second, lying doesn't always equal perjury. Third, in order to preserve the issue, the defense had to object and ask that the court find misconduct. The court could/should then rule by instructing the jury to ignore the prosecutor's statement and remind them that they are the finders of fact and nothing the attorneys say is evidence to consider. Lastly, it's only when the misconduct renders the trial so unfair that an appellate court will treat it as any more than a footnote. It takes a whole lot more than a single statement during closing argument to get to that threshold.
  3. If the order says the step-down happens when the kid graduates, which it certainly seems to do, then the step-down doesn't happen until that occurs. If there was no step-down provision in the order, you would be obligated to pay support until the kid graduated or turned 20 whichever happened sooner. Thus, the step-down shouldn't happen until the kid graduates or turns 20. If you are unsure, you can consult a local attorney, take a risk and act on your own as Jack suggests or you can go to the court and get clarification which doesn't cost anything.
  4. The statute says child support continues after 18 if the child is attending high school and has not graduated by age 18. The support continues while the kid is a high school student until he graduates or turns 20 whichever is sooner. If the kid was a drop-out, then that part of the statute wouldn't apply and the step-down would happen when the kid turned 18 or at the point when he dropped out if it was after turning 18. If the OP wants to argue that he should be entitled to the step-down now, he will have to go to court.
  5. Sorry, but GA Code 19-6-15 provides that if even if the kid is 18, if they are still in high school, child support continues until they graduate or turn 20. You would need to go back to court if you want to try to get the amount changed sooner.
  6. The first term of probation you are required to follow is "obey all laws." You violate that when you use illegal drugs and the police are authorized to arrest you for that violation. That you got released doesn't mean they were wrong. If the VOP is reported to your probation officer, expect to be violated and potentially do more time in jail.
  7. Depending on the case, she could be busy for months. It sounds like she saw you as a courtesy and simply doesn't have the time to deal with your issue now. You are free to consult another attorney or you can wait.
  8. The law hasn't changed--Colorado has required child support to age 19 since 1997. Obviously, NM is enforcing the order for Colorado and they made an error in applying their statute instead of the controlling statute of Colorado. The error has now been corrected. Rather than phoning, correspondence with the CYFD should ALWAYS be in writing.
  9. Absolutely. The jail gets a cut of every payment made for off-site video visits. That's why a lot of jails are going this route and why they only have a couple of monitors available for those who don't want to go the personal wi-fi route. It makes it inconvenient to have to go down to the sheriff station and wait your turn.....
  10. The visits at the jail are by video but they're free. You don't have to pay to do it from your home. See:http://www.co.stokes.nc.us/sheriff/index_files/Page532.htm
  11. County jails in CA have video visits. If someone can't afford to pay for it, they make an appointment at the sheriff's office and get the video visit there for free. They can even go everyday.
  12. Speaking from experience or projecting? A lot of women feel uncomfortable when purchasing feminine products as do men when purchasing for their daughters, wives or girlfriends . As to OP, just shop somewhere else.
  13. You may well be entitled to a portion of his military retirement in the divorce and you may be entitled to be paid monthly directly through DFAS. . It depends upon how long you were married during the time he was active duty. You mentioned his social security but you haven't mentioned yours. It sounds like you were married longer than 10 years and you are of retirement age so you can collect on his SS number which I'm guessing will be higher than if you went under your number.
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