A: If the Court has no record of the ticket, the officer hasn’t turned it in. You can’t pay the ticket until it is turned in and sworn to by the officer before the clerk or some other designated person. Continue to check back periodically to see if it has been turned in. If the officer doesn’t turn it in, appear in court on the court date and ask that it be dismissed.
A: Visitation and child support are separate issues. The lack of visitation does not mean no child support is owed. Conversely, withholding of visitation does not relieve the parent of the obligation to pay support. If the parental rights of the parent are terminated by court order, the obligation to pay child support also stops at the time the Order is entered. However, if an arrearage in the payment of child support accrued during the time that the obligation to pay existed, that amount is still owed to the custodian as directed in the previous court order after the termination of parental rights.
A: You will have to speak to the Prosecutor about dropping the charges. You are not bringing the charges against your husband; the State is. Several factors will come into play, e.g., the severity of the injuries, if any, the circumstances of the assault, the history between you and your husband, your husband’s criminal history, etc.