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Jon Daniel Long

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  • What are my rights concerning rental home in foreclosure weeks after moving in.

    Rented home April 5,2013. Received notice a week later of house being in foreclosure. Called landlady multiple times and left messages with no response.Several days ago she calls asking for rent and threatening to evict me if I don't pay. I signed...

    Jon’s Answer

    Your rights are largely spelled out in a relatively new federal law Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009. With limited exception I discuss below, you may stay through the duration of your lease if you have one or 90 days after foreclosure sale if you are a month to month tenant.

    There is an exception if the new owner who purchases a foreclosed property intends to live in the house, they can force you to move after 90 days notice.

    Assuming you intend to stay, make sure you pay your rent according to the terms of your lease. If you don't, you can be forced out early.

    Until you are notified in writing that the landlord no longer owns the house or that you should pay someone else, you should continue to pay the landlord.

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  • What do i need to do to get an abandonment on the mother of my 3 boys she left me

    my kids are 9 years old 7 years old 5 years old 3 boys they have not seen their mom in 1 year and 6 months and i dont know what to do child support services cant locate her i have no number or address for her and i have no money for a lawyer be...

    Jon’s Answer

    Ae you wanting to obtain a divorce? If so the facts you give indicate you have a grounds for divorce called desertion. If you do not have money you can contact the Legal Aid Society and ask for help with an attorney.

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  • I lost my job last week due to my doctor's dismissal from her practice. I am pregnant, scared and baby&I are in jeopardy now.

    I am 25 wks pregnant and had found a dr that knew of my needle phobia before agreeing to treat as I informed her in the beginning. She kept telling me it was a childish, mental issue and I just needed to let it go every visit. She agreed to treatm...

    Jon’s Answer

    I do not see the connection between the doctors actions, you pregnancy, and your termination from employment in the info you provide. We would need more information. It is also not clear what your question is. You mention your termination and wrongful termination but then indicate the Doc should not have refused to care for you. Are you asking about wrongful termination or medical malpractice or ADA/civil rights violations?

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  • Whats the statue of limitations on old motor home debt in tennessee

    they are trying to garnish. i filed bankruptcy in 2005 & 2011, both have been dismissed & im working on payment plans. they never claimed anything in bkrpcy court. no activity on debt since 2005. has the statue of limitations expired?

    Jon’s Answer

    The statute of limitations on contract debt is 6 years in TN. However this is a defense that must be raised at trial.

    If they are now trying to garnish they must have obtained a judgment at some point in time, perhaps some time in the past, and are now enforcing the judgment. You should have been served papers before the trial and may or may not have attended.

    You should talk to you bankruptcy attorney to see if there is any relief you can get.

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  • My attorney got mad when I said that i needed to hire my own trial attorney, went to the DA and judge

    I need to know if my attorney violated the attorney/client privlage. This attorney was appointed last year, has did absolutely nothing on my case. Then a month until trial, the attorney wanted to try to get ready for this trial in which i am facin...

    Jon’s Answer

    By saying to your attorney that you want to hire your own attorney you are saying that you want to fire them. At this point he was required to go to the court and request to withdraw and answer their questions about the reason for his request to withdraw. Being so close in time to the trial it is natural for the judge and DA (and your attorney) to suspect this is being done to delay the trial.

    It does not sound like you attorney violated any duty to you but rather did what he was required to do.

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  • How long does a theft case have to be tried before the statute of limitations runs out?

    I have a case against me from July of 2008 for theft of $2,900. I was never arrested or contacted by the county of origin. I was arrested because of a hold on this charge. What are my legal rights?

    Jon’s Answer

    Statute of limitations is a limitation on the time between the crime and when the state brings a charge. It is not the time until you are arrested or tried.

    It may be the prosecution will have trouble finding necessary witnesses or evidence after this much time and dismiss the charge.

    You should find a criminal attorney to help navigate through this.

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  • If my sons father does not pay any child support and I'm offered a job in another state, can I move without his permission?

    He sees our son 2 days a week. I've never kept them apart but since Im not working and was relying on his child support, he decided to stop paying in hopes that I would become homeless and he get custody of our child.

    Jon’s Answer

    What does your parenting plan say about relocating with the child? Normally you must provide your ex notice an an opportunity to object before relocating.

    Have you tried to force him to pay child support? You can contact the child support office and they will attempt to collect.

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  • I want to know what will happen if i get a divorce regarding custody of my young child and mortgage on my house.

    I live in TN and my family lives in another state. My spouse has verbally and physically abused me frequently. I want to know what steps i need to take and what laws i need to be aware of regarding leaving with my daughter and gaining full custod...

    Jon’s Answer

    There is a lot to your question. First if you believe you and your child are in danger from him, get away from him and seek an order of protection. Next you need to find a divorce attorney and meet with them for a review of all the details of your situation. Depending on circumstances you may be able to stay in your house, have him pay support, obtain child support, etc., both while the divorce is pending and after divorce.

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  • A woman tried to use my id last night to get out of being arrested for warrents out for her.

    Well first let me say my boyfrien was with some kfriends" last night and was arrested for drug para. It wasn't his. While being pulled over the woman hide it in my car and then took my id and try to say she was me to avoid being arrested also. The...

    Jon’s Answer

    Your boyfriend needs to hire a criminal defense attorney. He/you should make sure this attorney knows the above facts. The attorney may be able to use her use of your id to help him.

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  • My daughter will soon be 6. Her father has recently decided that since he has to pay child support he wants visitation.

    As I said, she is 6 years old and has maybe been around him 10 hours her whole life. I am not opposed to visitation, however, I need to make sure it will at least be supervised for a period of time so she can get to know him in a comfortable envir...

    Jon’s Answer

    This sounds like a reasonable approach that you should include in the parenting plan and discuss with the father. A period of transition where supervision and/or setting are controlled to allow the child to adjust should be in the child's best interest and something the court would consider.

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