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  •  Depends on how many ignorant zealots are in (6+ / 0-)

    positions of power locally. Personally, I'm a little paranoid, or at least significantly distrustful, of rural governments until I know them personally. So many small towns & counties are hard up for money that they sometimes cut corners on seizing property and once they get hooks in something, they really don't like giving it back. If you can't afford to consult with a family law lawyer then check with Legal Aid and see what they have to say. Hope it's nothing, but the suggestion to have a friend there when someone shows up is a really good idea. Even better if there's a camera phone or little video recorder to document any interactions.

    Best of luck.

    Information is abundant, wisdom is scarce. The Druid

    by FarWestGirl on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 06:35:25 PM PST

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    •  The people in the Social Services office (6+ / 0-)

      are usually the most supportive and helpful in the whole county.  As for our pissant county board members and that...well, I'm used to going over their heads.  The fact I go to my elected officials' listening sessions helps.  I'm not sure but I think once my state's AG told me I had a good case against my own county.  I wouldn't do that, of course, but it sure shook them up.  :-D

      Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a good carpenter to build one.--Sam Rayburn

      by Ice Blue on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 06:57:13 PM PST

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    •  I remember well your diary (was it (5+ / 0-)

      about a year ago?) about your sad and frustrating tale of dealing with the ignorant zealots.  I had recently been through something similar with the IZs here.  

      I love sports. Whenever I can, I always watch the Detroit Tigers on the radio. -- Gerald R. Ford

      by mideedah on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 07:13:33 PM PST

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      •  Six months ago. And still fighting with them, (4+ / 0-)
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        they've just put off the trial again because they're terrified to have a jury see that they made it all up. We have a motion to suppress everything they took, (because they screwed up the warrant so badly and took things that weren't covered in it), next week and if it's granted then the whole mess will be dismissed and I can start civil proceedings to sue the holy crap out of them.

        Hope things have stabilized for you and that you & yours have a great Turkey Day. :-)

        Information is abundant, wisdom is scarce. The Druid

        by FarWestGirl on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 07:33:12 PM PST

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        •  I hope you have a great lawyer, and (0+ / 0-)

          that someone stands up to the IZs and reins them in.  

          I love sports. Whenever I can, I always watch the Detroit Tigers on the radio. -- Gerald R. Ford

          by mideedah on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 07:21:23 PM PST

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