Russell B. Cate

Russell B. Cate

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  • DUI & DWI
  • Criminal Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Business Law
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  • Automotive Dealerships
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Q. Can I just leave pregnant wife and two children?
A: Being legal and having consequences are two different things. Just because you may be able to leave does not mean you will not have consequences for doing so. First of all, the two of you are still married which means you would need to get a divorce. Second of all, you will be obligated to pay child support and possible other expenses to help support your children. Third, you are leaving behind YOUR CHILDREN who are innocent bystanders in the poor decisions made by your wife. They should not be adversely affected (and they will be if you up and walk away) because of you or your spouse's decision making.
Q. I'm going to court over child support and the mothers attorney requested my tax forms.
A: Good practice is to redact SSN from the tax returns. As far as having a case, unlikely. In order to have a case you have to be able to show you were damaged. I am guessing that other than having your SSN passed along without your consent you have not suffered financial harm as a result.
Q. My ex use to work for the prosecutors office. She has contacted an old friend at the court house asking to be notified
A: Court filings are a matter of public record so anyone can look to see what has been filed. I do not believe it is illegal for your ex's friend to "keep an eye out" for incoming filings.
Q. I have a 10 year suspension for DUI's. how can I get my license back?
A: You may be able to petition the court for specialized driving privileges so that you can resume driving. I would strongly recommend hiring a lawyer to assist with this process.
Q. What can happen for recording a fight in my house that started because of a rumor?
A: I am not certain what you are asking. More detail is needed to be able to accurately respond to your inquiry.
Q. What can I do?
A: Your husband's lawyer should file a request for a bond reduction. If you are unhappy with the services of your husband's public defender your only other option is to hire counsel, even if for the limited purpose of filing for a bond reduction.
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Cate Terry & Gookins, LLC
301 East Carmel Drive
Ste. C-300
Carmel, IN 46032
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Telephone: (317) 564-0016 Ext. 5640016