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Jeffrey Pollock

Pittsburgh Family Law Attorney.

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  1. How much force is allowed for a arrest?gun was in car.i was not resisting,what about after i was cuffed?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert C. Keller
    2. Joseph Patrick Lesniak
    3. William A. Jones Jr.
    4. Jeffrey Pollock
    5. William Ray Pelger
    5 lawyer answers

    It is axiomatic, a given, that your version of this horrible incident will be aggressively contested by the police officer witnesses. Your first duty is to defend/be acquitted of the underlying charges. Secondly, you should contact a Civil Rights Attorney in Pgh. such as Jon Pushinsky or Tim O'Brien, to get them interested in your uphill fight against the government and its agents, especially if you have permanent injuries/serious damages. Keep in mind whatever the officers will say that...

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  2. Even though first right of refusal is not in the custody order, should the custodial parent ask me to care for our child first?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Pollock
    2. April Marie Townsend
    2 lawyer answers

    What you describe is extremely disappointing -- but it is not unlawful or contemptuous since no violation of a court order occurred. In a case where good communication existed or the parties were using a Mediator or Collaboratively trained counsel, then revisiting this unfortunate oversight would be simple. As it is, if a phone call and/or letter does not get the response you seek, then I would suggest that you pursue a Petition for Modification.

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  3. I am 16 and pregnant and having family issues, can i move out? I live in Pennsylvania

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey Pollock
    1 lawyer answer

    Sorry to hear this. You can petition the Juvenile court in your county to be emancipated. It would help if you and your boyfriend were mature enough and self-sufficient enough to impress the judge. Best wishes.

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  4. What type of lawyer do I really need? I live in Pittsburgh, my elderly sister lived in Chicago before her April death.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Edwin Daniel Larkin
    2. Jeffrey Pollock
    3. Eric Jerome Gold
    3 lawyer answers

    May I suggest typing in" Chicago, Cook County, IL" and "Probate Lawyer" for an AVVO Search. The more quickly you act to retain counsel and either open an Estate for your sister to get Letters granted to allow you to be the Administrator of her estate the better. If the caretaker already opened an estate, then file a Caveat, Claim, Contest or whatever protec ts your rightful inheritance.

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  5. If my 9 year old daughter does not want to visit her father do I need to make her go

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. William Leigh Wilson
    2. Elaine Terry Silver
    3. Jeffrey Pollock
    4. Erasmo John Compatore
    5. Nancy Nellor Retsinas
    6. ···
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    If it is in your child's best interest to maintain a relationship with both of her parents -- and it requires her to go in the court order based upon an agreement or a judge's decision -- then just as you would require her to look both ways crossing the street and go to school daily and not eat anything harmful and do her homework, etc., then YES, you must make her go because both of you must follow rules even if you do not always like them. Do not help in alienating your daughter from her father.

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  6. What recourse do I have as a member of family owned business when 1 member is not putting in full days and showing up at whim?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey Pollock
    2. Jake Aryeh Marcus
    3. Robert John Murillo
    3 lawyer answers

    This is more of a Corporate/Small Business Law Q than a Family Law issue. If the two siblings own >50% of the shares of stock and/or have majority control, then perhaps the simplest option is that they join together to vote a lower salary or firing of the derelict sibling.

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  7. I have been issued an order to pay my wife spousal support for a great amount, though our pay rates only differ by $2.30/hour.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Julie Rebecca Colton
    2. Robert Wasmuth Galbraith
    3. Jeffrey Pollock
    3 lawyer answers

    Spousal Support and APL are determined by a mathematical calculation based upon your respective net monthly incomes, after which there can be (but need not be) deviations for mortgage factors, just for 10% because the Hearing Officer felt that his/her discretion was proper to remedy disproportionate expenses, etc. Consult/retain a lawyer in your area to analyze this in more detail.

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  8. A piece of jewelry was lost at a public pool . I found and sold it and now I am being charged with jewelry theft .

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Frank Mascagni III
    2. Jeffrey Pollock
    3. Charles Anthony Rick
    3 lawyer answers

    You would be well-advised to have counsel to try to negotiate some "leniency" in exchange for Restitution and a possible diversionary program if the evidence is overwhelming.

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  9. Can I request supervised visitation due to marijuana use?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. John Karl Puskar
    2. Matthew Thomas Hovey
    3. Jeffrey Pollock
    3 lawyer answers

    It is axiomatic that "Smoking marijuana is illegal." Whether it should be is an entirely different issue. As long as it is a crime and could render someone less than 100% sober and responsible, it is typically decided in court that any parent who would do so before or during their custody time would neither be exercising good judgment nor acting in the best interest of their child. Requesting random urinalysis in exchange for a temporary/interim period of supervised visitation graduating to...

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  10. Do I have a chance for a clear record?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Ellis B. Klein
    2. John Karl Puskar
    3. Jeffrey Pollock
    4. Michael Lawrence Doyle
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    There are several permisible "diversionary programs"/community service and other arrangements such as agreeing to never go into that store again that can be negotiated by experienced counsel to achieve either a total dismissal/withdrawal or Summary Offense Plea that is not an indictable offense (in other words, something that would jeopardize your job search and is potentially expungeable after 5 years). To whom did you pay a fine already without having been ordered by the court? Did you mean...

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