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  • How old do kids have to be in the state of VA to not have to go to visitation? Or have a say in if they want to go?

    My 14 year old daughter has requested numerous times to not go to visitation with her stepfather. How old does she have to be before she gets a say in whether or not she has to go?

    Sammid’s Answer

    I need a little clarification. You question indicates that she doesn't want to visit her "step" father? Is there court ordered visitation?

    We would be happy to offer you a free consultation.

    Good Luck,
    Sam

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    Sammid Mansoor, Esq
    Mansoor Law Firm, PLLC
    116 R Edwards Ferry RD NE
    Leesburg, VA 20176

    703-404-7733
    www.loudounlawyer.com
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  • What are my rights and where should I start?

    We have two children together, two houses and three vehicles were purchased during our marriage and he had a baby by another woman. I want child and spousal support and full custody of our children with visitation for him. Now first off there was ...

    Sammid’s Answer

    FIRST - DO NOT DO ANYTHING THAT WILL PUT YOU IN DANGER. - Throwing allegations that cannot be proven may backfire. If there is truth to your story, talk with an attorney and then go to the police.

    Second - The best place to start is to go to an attorney that specializes in family law in your area. If you are not in a financial position to retain an attorney, you can go to a women's shelter or legal services, which work with attorneys that can help. However in your case, you do have assets, so you likely won't qualify for their services, but an attorney should be able to separate enough of the assets for you to retain them.

    Once you have consulted an attorney, there are several vehicles in the law that they can use to protect you and your children, such as protective orders, and then they can proceed with initiating your divorce.

    Child and spousal support are determined by various factors, and depending on the circumstances, you may receive them in your divorce decree.

    Good luck and be safe,

    Good Luck

    The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision & should not be based solely upon advertisements. This site presents general information & is not intended as legal advice. Accessing this page, & any interior pages, is a request for information. That notwithstanding, nothing on these pages, or on any pages linked to these pages, shall be construed as legal advice, nor shall anything on these pages by itself operate to create an attorney/client relationship. An attorney/client relationship cannot be created before the firm has accepted the representation. Acceptance cannot occur before the firm engages you with services & runs a conflict check & your have been notified that you are a client of the law office by email or other written means. Please do not make legal decisions without first having a direct one on one consultation with a Virginia Attorney or an Attorney in you area that knows the relevant facts of your case. www.loudounlawyer.com & www.onlinevalegalforms.com

    Sammid Mansoor, Esq
    Mansoor Law Firm, PLLC
    116 R Edwards Ferry RD NE
    Leesburg, VA 20176

    703-404-7733
    www.loudounlawyer.com
    www.onlinevalegalforms.com

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  • Can I sue him and get my money back?

    Last year I loan someone a large amount of money. He gave a promisory note and a check covering the amount he owed plus some interest maturing several months after that. When the check matured, I deposited and later found out it was a bad check ...

    Sammid’s Answer

    Short Answer - You probably could sue him.

    An examination of your documents and both his and your financial situation is required to make the determination, of whether it is worthwhile for you to sue him.

    There are going to be several factors that need to be evaluated, but most importantly right now, we need to make sure you have not exceed the statute of limitations (the time which you have to bring suit) has not expired.

    If you require some more assistance, we would like to offer you a free consultation.

    Thank you and good luck,

    Good Luck

    The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision & should not be based solely upon advertisements. This site presents general information & is not intended as legal advice. Accessing this page, & any interior pages, is a request for information. That notwithstanding, nothing on these pages, or on any pages linked to these pages, shall be construed as legal advice, nor shall anything on these pages by itself operate to create an attorney/client relationship. An attorney/client relationship cannot be created before the firm has accepted the representation. Acceptance cannot occur before the firm engages you with services & runs a conflict check & your have been notified that you are a client of the law office by email or other written means. Please do not make legal decisions without first having a direct one on one consultation with a Virginia Attorney or an Attorney in you area that knows the relevant facts of your case. www.loudounlawyer.com & www.onlinevalegalforms.com

    Sammid Mansoor, Esq
    Mansoor Law Firm, PLLC
    116 R Edwards Ferry RD NE
    Leesburg, VA 20176

    703-404-7733
    www.loudounlawyer.com
    www.onlinevalegalforms.com

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  • I recently purchased a new truck and was told that I needed a co-signer. Come to find out that was not true. what can I do?

    I was offered financing from a bank with no co-signer but they did not tell me this, Was that legal?

    Sammid’s Answer

    Short Answer - Yes it was probably legal.

    When you go to purchase a car/truck, the dealer offers financing as a convenience to you. This convenience creates an opportunity for them to make money for placing a loan. You generally are not required to take their financing, are probably are free to pay it off early without penalty. Consult your loan documents on whether there is a pre-payment penalty.

    The dealers may finance the vehicle themselves, but most likely they are simply brokering the loan. Each of the lenders that they work with have certain criteria that they require of the dealers. Depending on your situation, that lender may require you provide a co-signer. Others may not. Sometimes the use of a co-signer will result in a better interest rate or terms.

    Next time you go to purchase a vehicle, talk with your lending sources and see what is available to you. And if you are concerned with this loan, if there is no prepayment penalty, get the loan from your bank, and payoff the dealer loan. It will likely improve your credit as a bonus.

    Good Luck

    The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision & should not be based solely upon advertisements. This site presents general information & is not intended as legal advice. Accessing this page, & any interior pages, is a request for information. That notwithstanding, nothing on these pages, or on any pages linked to these pages, shall be construed as legal advice, nor shall anything on these pages by itself operate to create an attorney/client relationship. An attorney/client relationship cannot be created before the firm has accepted the representation. Acceptance cannot occur before the firm engages you with services & runs a conflict check & your have been notified that you are a client of the law office by email or other written means. Please do not make legal decisions without first having a direct one on one consultation with a Virginia Attorney or an Attorney in you area that knows the relevant facts of your case. www.loudounlawyer.com & www.onlinevalegalforms.com

    Sammid Mansoor, Esq
    Mansoor Law Firm, PLLC
    116 R Edwards Ferry RD NE
    Leesburg, VA 20176

    703-404-7733
    www.loudounlawyer.com
    www.onlinevalegalforms.com

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  • Property Owners Association not complying with laws

    Hello own property in a POA controlled subdivision in Va. On the current board there are at least two members that by My reading of the law have committed several class 1 misdemeanors. This activity has been ongoing over four years. 1) How Do I...

    Sammid’s Answer

    If an individual commits a misdemeanor, you can contact your local police department and report the crime.

    As far as how many misdemeanors does it take to make a felony?
    Short Answer: Depends on the misdemeanor.

    - A misdemeanor is a crime that is punishible by less than 1 year incarceration.
    - A felony is a crime that is punishable by 1 year or more incarceration.

    If an individual commits several misdemeanors, he may never actually commit a crime that equals a felony. There are situations, where repeated offenses are elements of a crime which is a felony.
    The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision & should not be based solely upon advertisements. This site presents general information & is not intended as legal advice. Accessing this page, & any interior pages, is a request for information. That notwithstanding, nothing on these pages, or on any pages linked to these pages, shall be construed as legal advice, nor shall anything on these pages by itself operate to create an attorney/client relationship. An attorney/client relationship cannot be created before the firm has accepted the representation. Acceptance cannot occur before the firm engages you with services & runs a conflict check & your have been notified that you are a client of the law office by email or other written means. Please do not make legal decisions without first having a direct one on one consultation with a Virginia Attorney or an Attorney in you area that knows the relevant facts of your case. www.loudounlawyer.com & www.onlinevalegalforms.com

    Sammid Mansoor, Esq.
    Mansoor Law Firm, PLLC
    116 R Edwards Ferry RD NE
    Leesburg, VA 20176
    703-404-7733
    www.loudounlawyer.com

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  • Can a landlord sue you for back rent after you have moved from a home?

    We stupidly signed a handwritten contract w/ our landlord stating we would move from the home on Feb. 27, luckily we were able to obtain new housing in time.. the contract stated we would not receive our security deposit back as this would go towa...

    Sammid’s Answer

    Short answer - Yes a landlord can sue a tenant for past due rent.

    You have a contractual obligation to pay the rent throughout the lease term, or your tenancy. If you fail to meet this obligation, he can file a lawsuit to recover. Once he has received a judgment he may not be able to collect, however the damage inflicted to your credit will make your road to recovery much more difficult. And you will likely eventually have to pay the judgment at some point.

    As you have indicated there are several missing parts to this story, to make a determination as how to proceed. As far as retaining counsel, usually is a good idea, although you may consider the money better spent, negotiating a settlement with the landlord.

    Good Luck

    Disclamer:
    The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision & should not be based solely upon advertisements. This site presents general information & is not intended as legal advice. Accessing this page, & any interior pages, is a request for information. That notwithstanding, nothing on these pages, or on any pages linked to these pages, shall be construed as legal advice, nor shall anything on these pages by itself operate to create an attorney/client relationship. An attorney/client relationship cannot be created before the firm has accepted the representation. Acceptance cannot occur before the firm engages you with services & runs a conflict check & your have been notified that you are a client of the law office by email or other written means. Please do not make legal decisions without first having a direct one on one consultation with a Virginia Attorney or an Attorney in you area that knows the relevant facts of your case. www.loudounlawyer.com & www.onlinevalegalforms.com

    Sammid J Mansoor, Esq
    Mansoor Law Firm, PLLC
    116 R Edwards Ferry RD NE
    Leesburg, VA 20176

    703-404-7733
    www.loudounlawyer.com
    www.onlinevalegalforms.com

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  • When a family member adopts my children from DCF Custody will his girlfriend go down as adopting them also?

    No they are not Married..

    Sammid’s Answer

    The purpose of adoption is to place children who have been permanently and legally separated from their birth parents with a new family. It is a social and legal process which gives new parent(s) the same rights and obligations as biological parents.

    In Fl, a prospective adoptive parent must be approved by the courts, and the adoption is not final until a 6 month supervision period has been completed. After that period, the adoptive parent and his attorney will appear before the judge and that approved person or person(s) will have the same rights and obligations as biological parents.

    So unless the girlfriend is approved as an adoptive parent, she likely will not be have the same rights and obligations as that family member. If they get married, then she would likely have the same rights and obligations of any other step parent.

    Hope this helps, Good Luck

    Disclaimer
    I am not licensed in any other state than VA.
    The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. This site presents general information and is not intended as legal advice. Accessing this page, and any interior pages, is a request for information. That notwithstanding, nothing on these pages, or on any pages linked to these pages, shall be construed as legal advice, nor shall anything on these pages by itself operate to create an attorney/client relationship. An attorney/client relationship cannot be created before the firm has accepted the representation. Acceptance cannot occur before the firm engages you with services and runs a conflict check and your have been notified that you are a client of the law office by email or other written means. Please do not make legal decisions without first having a direct one on one consultation with a Virginia Attorney or an Attorney in you area that knows the relevant facts of your case.

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  • Is there a conflict of interest in family court when the respondent does business with the judge?

    The respondent in this case has a voicemail on his phone from the judge wanting him to detail his father's truck. The judge gives the respondent his personal cell phone number on the voicemail. This is a child support case that has been continued ...

    Sammid’s Answer

    The Following is an excerpt from the TN Canon of Judicial Ethics
    CANON 4 — A Judge Shall So Conduct the Judge's Extra-Judicial Activities as to Minimize the Risk of Conflict with Judicial Obligations
    A. Extra-Judicial Activities in General. A judge shall conduct all of the judge's extra-judicial activities so that they do not:
    (1) cast reasonable doubt on the judge's capacity to act impartially as a judge;
    (2) demean the judicial office; or
    (3) interfere with the proper performance of judicial duties.
    Commentary. —Complete separation of a judge from extra-judicial activities is neither possible nor wise; a judge should not become isolated from the community in which the judge lives.
    It appears that the judge may be allowed to have the respondent detail his truck, as the judge is allowed to associate with the general public, assuming that it is a legitimate transaction and no favoritism is in play.

    As for why you aren’t receiving the payments, you need to make sure that you have the proper judgments and garnishments in place. If what you are saying is valid, and the respondent has assets, ie money from services performed, ask the court to go get it.

    Disclaimer
    I am not licensed in any other state than VA.
    The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. This site presents general information and is not intended as legal advice. Accessing this page, and any interior pages, is a request for information. That notwithstanding, nothing on these pages, or on any pages linked to these pages, shall be construed as legal advice, nor shall anything on these pages by itself operate to create an attorney/client relationship. An attorney/client relationship cannot be created before the firm has accepted the representation. Acceptance cannot occur before the firm engages you with services and runs a conflict check and your have been notified that you are a client of the law office by email or other written means. Please do not make legal decisions without first having a direct one on one consultation with a Virginia Attorney or an Attorney in you area that knows the relevant facts of your case.

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  • Just notified of a fta bench warrant in family court. Will I be able to fly domestic.

    Notice is asking for me to come in with proof of address and good faith payment. What is this? And have a vacation paid for and travel is in 5 days. Would I be permitted to travel if warrant is not cleared by departure date. Airline tickets alread...

    Sammid’s Answer

    Long and short it is a risk.

    The airlines do not enforce bench warrants, law enforcement enforces them. When you check in at the airline counter, there generally is not any red flag that pops up informing the gate agent that a family court is looking for you, and generally the TSA will not be notified either.

    That being said, technology is becoming more and more advanced every day, and there is no guarantee that a new database has become available to the government, in which you will be discovered.

    As an attorney, I strongly recommend that you contact the court to discuss the matter, and set a hearing date. Burying your head in the sand, trying to duck the warrant will ultimately only make your situation much worse. Judges get very very upset when they feel litigants are playing games. If you get caught, and get dragged in front of the judge in your Hawaiian shirt, and flip flops, you will being taking another vacation, and it won’t be fun.

    Call the court, get in front of the problem, and good luck,

    The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. This site presents general information and is not intended as legal advice. Accessing this page, and any interior pages, is a request for information. That notwithstanding, nothing on these pages, or on any pages linked to these pages, shall be construed as legal advice, nor shall anything on these pages by itself operate to create an attorney/client relationship. An attorney/client relationship cannot be created before the firm has accepted the representation. Acceptance cannot occur before the firm engages you with services and runs a conflict check and your have been notified that you are a client of the law office by email or other written means. Please do not make legal decisions without first having a direct one on one consultation with a Virginia Attorney or an Attorney in you area that knows the relevant facts of your case.

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  • Seeking Criminal Defense Attorney Pro Bono

    I am Seeking A PRO BONO ATTORNEY for MY SON WHO JUST TURNED 21 THIS YEAR. He is being held for 2 COUNTS OF MURDER AND 1ATTEMPTED...I cannot afford to pay,due to my economic status, and if I don't locate A PRO BONO MY SON MIGHT SEE THE DEATH PENAL...

    Sammid’s Answer

    Have you sought a court appointed attorney?

    6th amendment

    A defendant has the right to be represented by the attorney(s) of his choice or may represent himself.

    “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district where in the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense”

    The Supreme Court expanded the interpretation of the clause in Powell v. Alabama, 287 U.S. 45 (1932), in which it held, “in a capital case, where the defendant is unable to employ counsel, and is incapable adequately of making his own defense because of ignorance, feeble mindedness, illiteracy, or the like, it is the duty of the court, whether requested or not, to assign counsel for him.”

    In 1961, the Court extended the rule, it held in Hamilton v. Alabama, 368 U.S. 52 (1961), that counsel had to be provided at no expense to defendants in capital cases when they so requested.

    In Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335 (1963), explicitly overruled Betts v. Brady, finding counsel must be provided to indigent defendants in all felony cases, whether capital or otherwise. Argersinger v. Hamlin, 407 U.S. 25 (1972), and Scott v. Illinois, 440 U.S. 367 (1979), expanded the right further, guaranteeing counsel in any charge resulting in a sentence of actual imprisonment.

    Check with the courts, the CA or your county public defender, and then the CA state bar.

    Hope this helps, and Good Luck

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