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Scott Thomas Bushnell

Atlanta Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 9
  1. Is there a tough divorce lawyer that can take my divorce case on contingency of lawyer fees paid by spouse?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Bennett James Wills
    2. Barry Dean Broome
    3. Scott Thomas Bushnell
    3 lawyer answers

    You may petition the court to have your spouse pay your attorney's fees, but contingency fees are not ethical.

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  2. How much will it cost and how do i go about changing my daughters last name and getting a divorce.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Daniel Ellis Rice
    2. David Michael Lawler
    3. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
    4. Scott Thomas Bushnell
    5. Glen Edward Ashman
    5 lawyer answers

    Given the delay in filing for divorce you are potentially going to have a difficult time getting this processed. The name change is a separate legal matter. You are going to need the services of an attorney to resolve these matter.

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  3. Do i need and attorney.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Tracy Williams Middlebrooks III
    2. Scott Thomas Bushnell
    3. W. Zachary Hendon Jr.
    4. George Chadwell Creal Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    You should hire an attorney immediately. You should know that under the fee system in Georgia you will be charged 25% of the amount of the recovery whether you hire the attorney now or six months from now. And you will be much better off having an attorney from the beginning than getting one later on. Workers Compensation law is very technical in nature and you could make mistakes that would damage your claim without knowing it. If you would like to speak with me regarding your claim please...

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  4. Plaintiff interrogatories are due in 4 days; can i request an extension from the judge? Plaintiff declined my request.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Scott Thomas Bushnell
    2. James Michael Money
    3. Pamela Koslyn
    3 lawyer answers

    You really need an attorney on this immediately. By failing to answer the discovery timely you may waive objections you may have had to them. You are better off filing shell answers and objecting to those questions you feel you have objections to than doing nothing. You can always amend them later, but you should do so quickly as you do not want to face a motion to compel and get stuck paying the other sides attorney's fees.

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  5. If I go on SS Disability from a W/C case, will Medicaid make W/C pay for future medical bills?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Daniel McGrath
    2. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
    3. Scott Thomas Bushnell
    3 lawyer answers

    The amount of money that employer/insurers are willing to pay out in cash to you will likely be affected by the amount of money needed to fund a Medicare Set Aside (MSA)fund. Future medical care, the MSA and the employer/insurer's future exposure for weekly benefits and the permanent partial disability rating will all be factored in to the amount of money they will offer in settlement. There is no way anyone but your attorney can advise you as to whether or not your settlement is "fair" as...

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  6. How do I notify the Air Force that my husband has committed bigamy, properly. Found out my husband as married another woman.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Scott Thomas Bushnell
    2. Keith R Havens
    2 lawyer answers

    With the caveat that I am not an attorney in Maryland I will try to answer your question regarding the military. I would suggest you contact the Office of U.S. Air Force Special Investigations at the Base on which he is stationed to see if they have an ongoing investigation. If they do not, they should be able to provide you with direction with regard to who you need to talk to regarding this matter. You should retain an attorney in Maryland immediately. Good luck. I hope this was helpful.

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  7. Motion to amend question ?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Scott Thomas Bushnell
    2. James Robert Fletcher II
    3. Pamela Koslyn
    3 lawyer answers

    That is known as a scriveners error and generally can be corrected at any time. If you had the correct heading on the pleading you should still be okay. You are generally better off correcting a mistake immediately than letting it sit. You should secure the services of an attorney immediately before you make further, more damaging mistakes.

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  8. How many days do I have to respond to/oppose a motion for continuance in Gwinnett County Georgia ?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. James Robert Fletcher II
    2. Scott Thomas Bushnell
    2 lawyer answers

    The general rule is thirty days, however, as a practical matter courts generally do not wait 30 days before deciding motions for continuance. If you intend to object you should do so, in writing filed with the clerk of court, immediately.

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  9. I'm a deployed Soldier in Afghanistan and my wife is leaving me. She's in Texas with our 1 year old girl. What do I do...?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Scott Thomas Bushnell
    3 lawyer answers

    Thank you for your service to our country. You should seek the services of an attorney familiar with Military divorces that is located in Kentucky. You may want to find an attorney located near a military base as they are more likely to have knowledge of the particular set of laws applicable to service member divorces. You should check immediately with an attorney because depending on your states laws you may lose the right to drag her back to Kentucky for the divorce if you wait too long....

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  10. My divorce has Option A and a option B for the division of land. Legally Option A must be done first, is this correct?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Shalamar Junna Parham
    2. Scott Thomas Bushnell
    2 lawyer answers

    In order to answer this question accurately a review of your final decree and/or settlement agreement would be required. You may be able to pursue a Motion to Compel or a Motion for Contempt depending on the circumstances. These would utilize the powers of the court to get him to fulfill his obligations. If he is found to have failed to perform his obligations, he may have to pay your attorney's fees. Good luck with this matter.