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William Chambers’s Answers

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  • What could happen if I go to court?

    I know there isn't much I can do. I am 17 and my girlfriend is 16. Her mother forbid us to talk. She told my parents if I ever talk to her again she will take me to court. Should I be concerned that I may get into legal trouble? I have given her w...

    William’s Answer

    Under the circumstances there would not be justifiable circumstances for her Mother to get a 209A order against you, as nothing suggests there is a reasonably belief of imminent physical danger to the child. However, nothing guarantees that a Judge wouldn't make a mountain out of the mole hill of you giving her alcohol and weed. As stated by sister counsel, the best idea is probably to abide by her mother's wishes, but honestly if you don't repeat giving her illegal substances, there is very little the law SHOULD be able to do against you.

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  • What can I do and am I legally responsible for a check scam

    I applied for a job on craigslist for a nanny housekeeper. I was oked and sent a check for 2700 dollars thru express mail. The bank took 2 days to clear it it cleared I withdrew the money and bought needed things. The guy then asks me to just keep...

    William’s Answer

    For it to be a criminal matter they would need to prove you had some criminal intent, which does not appear to be the case. The best thing would be for you to speak with a debt collection attorney to fully explore your options in terms of repayment. You should also contact the A.G.'s office to report this scam.

    Honestly, although not the law, banks should bear the burden for prematurely verifying these funds.

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  • What age can a judge talk to my child

    i have custody of my two girls ages 8 & 5 the judge said he wants them to talk to the probation department in probate court. my x- wife is trying to get custody back and DCF took them from her. if the kids say they want to live with her will the j...

    William’s Answer

    The answer to this could be very dependent on which Judge you have for your case. However the Judge appointing a G.A.L. (likely from the Probation Office) to speak with them is the proper step. The Judge will certainly put some weight into what the children say, but without knowing the more detailed facts of your case it is impossible to speculate how the Judge may rule.

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  • Can I move out of state with out permission from my childs father?

    I have full physical custody of my daughters. Their father and I share legal custody They see their father every other weekend from 9am-7pm sat and sunday he does not have his own place to live or place to keep the children over night. I want to l...

    William’s Answer

    You cannot move without an Order of Removal from the court.

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  • My ex-husband is required to provide me with health insurance per our divorce agreement He recently got remarried and dropped me

    My ex-husband is required to provide me with health insurance here in Ma per our divorce agrmnt. The wording states "He" shall provide health ins. for "me" for so long as she remains eligible in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 175, Section 110(i)(a...

    William’s Answer

    The question here becomes your eligibility to remain on the policy after he remarries.

    Looking at the statute:
    "(I) Whenever any general or blanket policy of insurance delivered or issued for delivery in the commonwealth under the provisions of this section provides for reimbursement for any podiatric service which is within the lawful scope of practice of a duly licensed podiatrist, a policyholder shall be entitled to reimbursement for such service, whether the service is performed by a physician or duly licensed podiatrist."

    I don't see how it applies. When did you divorce?

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  • Do I have a reasonable assumption of privacy in my house? What determines public and private?

    Someone has taken a picture from in front of my ground floor condo of my cat sitting in a window and emailed it to the property management company. I know cats aren't allowed but I'm more concerned with some stranger sneaking around my windows wh...

    William’s Answer

    If the picture was taken from a public area, there is no violation of your privacy rights.

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  • Arrested for firearm that was not in his possesion but was on probation looking at 10 charges, can he be on house arrest

    he was coppertive with the police and they didnt find him with a gun, was on probation so being held until courtdate ?

    William’s Answer

    He'll have a probation violation hearing to determine what should be done from there. Depending on the circumstances and the other 10 charges, he may or may not get house arrest. He will have access to an attorney for the probation violation hearing and should seek his or her advice.

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  • My boyfriend is in the Navy and is almost divorced. His ex is living with new boyfriend can he have sex with me without punishme

    He dated her for 2 years and married in October and will be divorced by end of September.. His ex is living with and having sex with new boyfriend. I want to have a relationship and sex with him without punishment... Is there reason why I can't ha...

    William’s Answer

    I see no reason for you to worry about having sex with him. As was stated, Washington won't care, and well even if they did she would have to prove you 2 had sex, which absent a video can generally not be done.

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  • Can I recoup the cost of rental insurance on a car that I rented? I rented the car because my car was damaged in accident.

    My neighbors unoccupied car rolled down a hill into my driveway and hit my car. My neighbor's car insurance paid for my rental car and the repairs on my car but not the rental car's insurance. Can I sue for the insurance in small claims court w...

    William’s Answer

    Okay this version of the question is considerably more clear.

    You could attempt to sue your neighbor in Small Claims Court for the out of pocket expense, their insurance company should provide them an attorney for the defense of that. Given the small amount here, I'd be hard pressed to think you'd find a lawyer to take this case.

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  • My tenant's dog destroyed my rug. They left the state. How can I sue?

    I rent a property in Massachusetts. My tenants rented from me for three years. During this time their dog ruined my rug. They moved to Wisconsin. Can I sue? Where do I sue? The former tenants have plenty of money. Can I recoup my losses?

    William’s Answer

    Depending on the terms of the lease you should be able to sue them, so long as you can find the address in Wisconsin in which to serve them properly. The jurisdiction would either be the county in which you reside or the county the property is located in (if they're different). If the damages are under $7000, Small Claims Court would be your best option.

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