Can I write a letter to a family court judge?
You cannot write a letter to the family court judge. This would be considered an ex parte communication.
Can you write a letter to the judge for child custody?
You can write a letter to the Judge but the Judge will not read it. You have to provide testimony through witnesses including yourself. You do not have to agree with what the GAL proposes. You need an attorney to represent you.
What can you do if your lawyer is not responsive?
If your lawyer still does not respond, you can send him or her a letter explaining the communication problems. If at this point you do not hear anything from your lawyer, you should consult with a legal malpractice attorney.
What is it called when you falsely accuse someone of a crime?
False Accusations—Defamation of Character by Libel or Slander. Such statements are called defamation of character. There are two types of defamation. Request A Lawyer. Libel: Libel is a defamation that is written, such as in a newspaper, magazine or on the internet.
Can you press charges for libel?
Written defamation is called “libel,” while spoken defamation is called “slander.” Defamation is not a crime, but it is a “tort” (a civil wrong, rather than a criminal wrong). A person who has been defamed can sue the person who did the defaming for damages.
How do you prove slander?
To prove prima facie defamation, a plaintiff must show four things: 1) a false statement purporting to be fact; 2) publication or communication of that statement to a third person; 3) fault amounting to at least negligence; and 4) damages, or some harm caused to the person or entity who is the subject of the statement.
What is the difference between mental illness and emotional distress?
Mental distress has a wider scope than the related term mental illness. Mental illness refers to a specific set of medically defined conditions. A person in mental distress may exhibit some of the broader symptoms described in psychiatry, without actually being ‘ill’ in a medical sense.