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Jeffrey Pollock

Jeffrey Pollock’s Answers

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

    i was pulled out of car by cop n thrown into the rocks,i was dripping blood from my hands and wrists,then after cuffed slammed against the hood of a truck.there are records that i was givin a towel at police station to clean up and band aids.i the...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    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 they perceived as a threat of danger based upon their purported familiarity with you, your car, your passenger, the neighborhoods in which you were seen, the weapons within reach, the bulges in your clothing, etc. I wish you all the best.

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  • What am I entitled to and do I still have to wait six months before we can divorce?Can I ask him to keep his insurance policy?

    I have been married for 19.5 years and my husband has asked for a divorce. I have proof that he has committed adultery. Our kids are grown but we have one in college that we still support. I don't want the house but he wants me to help him refinan...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Although I am not licensed in LA, I would ask you to consider the following: a) Try to negotiate that he maintain the Lif Ins. police as is or with the child(ren) as primary beneficiary at the very least; and b) Meet with a lawyer asap to formulate your Demand/Offer to Settle and file an Answer/ Counterclaim to get your position on record.

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  • What should i do after recieving a stipulation to withdraw notice from the judge of a family trying to keep my child away

    does this mean the family fired the lawyer or the case is dismiss?

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    I have to confess that I cannot understand your question. Please type verbatim what the Order states so that I can offer some guidance. My best guess is that a Foster Family has guardianship/custody of your biological child and you somehow agreed/stipulated that they/the court can proceed without giving you further notice of what may take place.

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

    I am 16 ill be 17 in August, and ever since i found out i was pregnant, my mom has gotten mean and very abusive mainly verbally and sometimes physical. I am just about to be 7 months pregnant. My boyfriend is 18 and he cant handle seeing her do th...

    Jeffrey’s 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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  • How do I get guardianship on a 15 old if the mother won't sign.

    She is also 5 months pregnant !

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Your question is impossible to answer without the benefit of many relevant facts, such as "What are you to the Child?" Who are you relative to the Mother?" "Do you have legal standing?" "Is there an existing Custody Order?" "What is the basis for your request?" Once you explain the background, then someone can better counsel you.

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  • 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?

    Three siblings working in business ( parents owning business but too old to correct the situation) and one sibling taking full pay and coming and going at whim. Will not listen or talk about situation.

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    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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  • 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.

    My wife and I are living separately and were only married for 2 years. She makes $15.30/hour. I make $17.60/hour and was ordered by the court to pay spousal support in the amount of $296.00 / month. I left her because she was making my life unbear...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    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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  • Step son lived with us for 5 years his mother collected a ssd derivitive payment for him the whole time. Can we sue her ?

    Is it legal for her to keep that money even though he did not live with her? Can we get that money?

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Rather than your spending money on a lawyer, you may want to consider notifying the SS Administration to prosecute her for fraud, which may well inure to your finacial benefit.

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  • Do all parties involed have to agree to close an estate

    For the closer of an estate do all 6 siblings have to agree and sign off .Or can it be closed with out any of them knowing about it until its done

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    I interpret your question to mean that a Will left property to 6 children. Without notice by the Executor to all potential heirs, payment of the relevant Inheritance Tax(es) and a Family Settlement Agreement or Orphans Court Judge's Order, the Estate could not lawfully be closed.

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

    She was my half-sister by father. I believe her caretaker over-medicated her. Her caretaker mysteriously became her daughter and had my sister sign over all her monetary and physical property to her. My sister had no children, none. This caretak...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    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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