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Jon Daniel Long

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  • How many times can a mother motion to postpone a temporary hearing?

    My childs mother, who I did not marry, are in the process of having something legal. We have both filed our paper work in court and will mediate soon. I received a letter in the mail saying my child has moved out of state (113 miles). Her atty ...

    Jon’s Answer

    You mention you have a lawyer in your question. You should ask them your question.

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  • I have bipolar 1 disorder. frequent relapse. work around kids and afraid I may get fired I am 57 yrs old- Scared! Please Help!

    I have lost several jobs due to manic rage. I was recently transferred again due to rage. This makes the 2 time in this position that I have been transferred due to lack of control. I was just in the ER last week, March 28,2013 for a bipolar me...

    Jon’s Answer

    Sorry you are battling this. I know it is scary. If you are having manic episodes and they interfere with you doing your job, your employer has the right (and maybe obligation) to take action.

    At this point your problem is medical and not legal. If the medical profession is not able to get your swings under control you might be able to obtain disability.

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  • Can they come after my home and car for a $2000 civil judgement in Tennessee. Is it likely?

    house and car paid for. I take home $1400. monthly.

    Jon’s Answer

    Yes they can. To protect a portion of your property you can file an exemption with the court where the judgment was given. See the link following this e-mail for a brochure on filing exemptions and the form you need.

    They can also garnish your wages (and this is likely). I've also added a link explaining your options. In the end you need to figure out how to pay this judgment as soon as possible. It will continue to increase because of interest until paid.

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  • Defamation of Character????

    My Fiance and I posted a add on Craigslist, strickly looking for friends that also have children for us to hang out with. A third shift supervisor that works in the Warehouse (This company is a international company that is well known) found our a...

    Jon’s Answer

    Defamation requires "publishing" something untrue about another person that causes damage to the others reputation. Publication may be either spoken (slander) or written (libel). From your description it sounds like he at least put the untruth in writing. The key to a successful suit against him would first be to prove he wrote the statements (a copy of the e-mail and proof he wrote the e-mail). The other key will be to show the damages you suffered. Did you suffer significant damages such as losing your job or a promotion? If not it may not be worth pursuing.

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  • Should I have to pay rent in my apt that Im not stayig in because its getting work done due to a flood issue?

    The apt above me their water heater busted for whatever reason and it leaked down into my apt. They said the repair would take a few days then that turned into 1 week.. turned into 2.. that turned into a month! Now we're are going on the 2nd month...

    Jon’s Answer

    They should not be requiring you to pay rent for a place you can't use. Given this is a casualty loss, you could give a notice in writing to the landlord of your intent to terminate the lease. The termination will be effective as of the date you vacated or 14 days before the notice if it has been more than 14 days, and the landlord must return any prepaid rent. 66-28-503.

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  • My roof is leaking can I break my lease without plenties.

    my roof has leaked for 8 months in my apartment. After about 5 months of the leak we had mold grow it made me sick and it took a letter and week before the apartment took care of the mold. the roof is still leaking and its not getting fixed they w...

    Jon’s Answer

    As Attorney Tucker indicates, take care of you health first.

    You should start with a dated letter to the landlord outlining the problems with leaking roof and return of mold. Demand they fix it.

    If they have not fixed after 14 days send another dated letter informing them you intend to move. You should be aware this procedure applies to conditions that make you place unsafe. I'm not sure if the courts will view mold growth and leaking roof as unsafe or not. If you go forward with this process you may get sued and you could lose.

    I've added a link to a Renters Rights brochure from Legal Aid you should take a look at for this and future rentals.

    Good luck.

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  • I have 3 citations and its my second offence. HELP

    I had 2 prior citations 2 years ago when pulled over and had my car searched. It was a simple possession and paraphernalia charge. I was only going to have to attend a drug class but my family sent me to rehab and the judge accepted it. Well i got...

    Jon’s Answer

    You need to get an attorney to help minimize the impact to you and your future. A criminal conviction makes getting a post graduation job difficult. You could face up to 11 months 29 days in jail. Your best chance to avoid these bad consequences is to get an attorney. If you can't afford one, ask the judge to appoint one for you or contact the public defenders office.

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  • There is a class action lawsuit on hr block due to the glitch in the system that has caused the refunds to be delayed.

    was accepted on 2/15/13 and it said allow 21 days it has now been a month and it still says "still being processed" i have been struggling to keep my bills paid and my student loans are late now because i would have been able to use my refund to p...

    Jon’s Answer

    I'm not aware of the HR problem you refer to nor the class action. I'm also not sure what your question is. If you are asking about how long before you see something from a legal action against HR, it will be probably years. If you are asking when you will receive your refund, only the IRS can answer for sure.

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  • Is the presence of black mold enough to get out of a lease?

    I have black mold in my bathroom(all over).Landlord was told 8 months ago and nothing has been done about it.

    Jon’s Answer

    You should notify the landlord IN WRITING about the problem asking they fix it. Be sure and put the date on the letter. I would add to the letter that the mold makes the place unsafe.

    If he does not fix in 14 days, you can send a notice of you intent to move in 14 more days. Caution, this process is available for conditions that make your place unsafe. The landlord may sue you for the unpaid lease and argue to the court this condition did not make it unsafe to live there.

    Hopefully they will respond to the letter and fix the problem.

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  • My father in law has a money market savings account, my husbands and I have been on the account for four years.

    Is this money excluded from the will because the account is not in his name only.

    Jon’s Answer

    If you and your husband are listed so owners of the account or as payable on death beneficiaries that account will pass to you outside of your father in laws estate when he dies. Any will he leaves will not change the passing of the account to you and your husband.

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