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Carolyn Blake Dibbert

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  • I need a Civil Right Attroney, But no one will listen to my case.

    Please help me, My civil right are being deneyed. A judge has me jumping thur hoops, while deneying my rights to trail, he's put me in jail, he's forced me to pay fee's and fine's by telling me if I dont he will put tme in jail again. I completed ...

    Carolyn’s Answer

    Hello:

    If you are looking for an attorney and cannot afford to pay for one (presumably because you were jailed for not paying a fine), you may wish to see if you qualify for the public defender's program. You may also wish to contact Legal Services for free legal advice. I would suggest you contact an attorney as soon as possible.

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  • I have a friend who was given money in writing as a gift and not repayable.

    She is now being sued. Will she loose the case even though she has it in writing

    Carolyn’s Answer

    More facts are needed to answer your question. If the money was a gift, why was anything put in writing? Was was the context of the gift? What kind of gift was this? Who was the gift from? Your friend may not have to pay the money. However, he or she should consult an attorney to find out more about his or her defenses.

    Good luck.

    DISCLAIMER: The answer above is meant to me informational, only. No attorney/client relationship has been established.

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  • How do i find out what discovery is and specifically what documents do we need to proceed?

    We petitioned nj courts to stop alimony in 2005. Change of circumstance was allowed, but discovery was requested and never produced, so it was dismissed without predudice. In 2010 we petitioned again as he has had another change in circumstances, ...

    Carolyn’s Answer

    Hello:

    You should contact the opposing counsel in NJ in order to get another copy of the discovery materials. The Court typically will not have discovery papers as usually they are not filed with the Court. Discovery may consist of Interrogatories (questions for you to answer), Requests for the Production of Documents (requests for documents for you to produce), or Requests for Admissions (simply requests for you to admit or deny certain statements). You will want to contact a NJ attorney to help you answer the discovery property. Discovery may also consist of certain documents you must submit automatically at the beginning of a divorce modification case. A NJ attorney will be able to assist you with these matters. You may wish to re-submit this question and indicate your area is NJ so that family law attorneys in that state will see it and can help. Good luck!

    DISCLAIMER: The answer above is meant to be informational, only, and is not intended to be legal advice. No attorney/client relationship has been established. You should contact an attorney in the state in which your action is pending for legal advice.

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  • My mother is incarcerated and needs help finding a pro bono divorce lawyer. any suggests where i can start looking for her?

    Im her 17yr old daughter and i am having a lot of difficulties helping find a pro bono lawyer for my mother who is incarcerated.

    Carolyn’s Answer

    I would contact the local legal services office in your county or the Boston Bar Association. Additionally, you can take advantage of the Lawyer of the Day programs offered by the Family and Probate Courts. These lawyers can help with the paperwork involved in beginning the process. Good luck!

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  • I'm filing for divorce but, out of spite, my ex won't sign the paperwork, can i get a court hearing w/o her signing?

    I'm filing for divorce, my ex is demanding $$ but we had nothing in our names together, she didn't even take my last name. We separated after 3 months of being married. Now I want to get married in Sept. but I dont know if I can because of her s...

    Carolyn’s Answer

    Hello:

    I would agree with the answer above but would add one more thing: you should be aware that even though you might not have had anything in your names together, you may still have to pay some amount of alimony to your current wife. Due to the short time of your marriage, this amount (if any alimony is awarded) will be much less than in other cases. Again, you should consult a family law attorney in your county. Good luck!

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  • How can I make sure my ex's girlfriend is not around my son?

    Me and my ex have joint custody of our 5year old son, we recently went to court because he had a fight with his girlfriend and the cops were called on him all while my son was present, I don't trust his girlfriend she is slightly obsessed with my ...

    Carolyn’s Answer

    Hello:

    If you wish for the verbal agreement to be enforceable, you want to get it in writing. It also may be part of the Court's Order, especially if you feel that this individual is a threat to your son's safety. Outside of written assurance, whether or not your ex's girlfriend is around your son will likely be up to your ex. Contact a Rhode Island family law attorney to discuss your case in more detail.

    DISCLAIMER: The information above is informational, only, and is not intended to provide legal advice. No attorney/client relationship has been established.

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  • What is employer required to cover in work related accident?

    I was running errands for work and was in a car accident that was my fault. Unfortunately, my insurance has recently lapsed. Is my employer required to cover me since it was work related?

    Carolyn’s Answer

    Hello:

    Whether or not the employer's insurance agency will cover you is dependent upon exactly what you were doing. Did your employer ask you to run the errand? What kind of errand was it? You will want to contact your employer and explain the situation. You may also wish to contact a Rhode Island workers' compensation attorney in your county. Also, be mindful that you must obtain auto insurance for your personal vehicle.

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  • Can they take away the time I have all ready earned without paying for them?

    I thought that was illegal. That to me seems like giving me money then taking it back.

    Carolyn’s Answer

    Hello:

    More information is really needed to answer your question. First, are you unionized and if so, does your union have a contract covering the time you believe you had earned? Second, is this time that was taken away sick time? Third, is the time that was taken away vacation time? You should contact an employment attorney in your county if you wish to pursue a Complaint. Also, if you are a member of a union then your union representative may be able to help. Good luck.

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  • Can I be a plaintiff and the defendent in the same case?

    My condo assoc is suing me for back fees. The paintiff is the trustees which I am one of. Is this legal?

    Carolyn’s Answer

    Hello:

    What you have to remember is that the plaintiff is the "trustees" as a group. You are not the individual plaintiff, but instead, the group is. I do not see any reason why the condo association trustees cannot sue you.

    If you have any other questions about your case, you should consult an attorney.

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  • 64 years old was laid off

    Anybody can tell me what is the chances to be able to find a new position?

    Carolyn’s Answer

    Hello:

    Your likelihood of finding a job should not change based on your age. The Age Discrimination Act prohibits employers from discriminating against employees/potential employees on the basis of age. There are many good job hunting websites you can use. Additionally, you may wish to get in touch with former employers, contacts to see if they know of anyone who is hiring. Networking is often the best way to find something new!

    Good luck!

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