Mark Weaver’s Answers

Mark Weaver

Columbus Litigation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 10
  1. I recently left a payroll position, through dissolution. Received no support, no help, passwords taken, emails read. Ignored.

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Mark Weaver
    1 lawyer answer

    If you signed a release, you will be held accountable for whatever the agreement is -- unless you can prove it was signed under true duress or fraud. Good luck.

  2. Breaking employment contract before starting work. Any legal issues?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Mark Weaver
    1 lawyer answer

    The answer to this question depends on the terms of the contract you signed. Under no circumstances can you ever be forced to work a job you don't want to work. However, if the terms of the contract permit, the employer could possibly sue you for any out-of-pocket costs that the employer incurs because you called off the contract. This might include the cost of a new job search. Good luck.

  3. Low Income ($300/month) person's court appointed lawyer isn't doing a thing, what steps do we need to take? (Ohio)

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Mark Weaver
    1 lawyer answer

    You can retain a private attorney, but that will cost more than $300 per month. If the public defender is not cooperating with the client, the client can ask the judge to appoint another lawyer. The judge would only appoint a new attorney if the situation is rather dire. NOTE: Any information contained herein is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Always confer with a qualified attorney in your state who can review the individual facts in...

  4. What can I do to get my Cat back?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Mark Weaver
    2. Laura Mcfarland-Taylor
    2 lawyer answers

    I encourage you to talk with your attorney about this. I would hesitate to advise someone who is already represented by counsel. As a point of general law (not as specific advice to you), pets are considered personal property and are subject to the property distribution done by the judge in the divorce case. Good luck.

  5. What type of legal trade form do I need?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Mark Weaver
    1 lawyer answer

    While this is a simple contract matter, just finding a "form" can be much more trouble that it is worth. An attorney in your area ought to be able to draft a basic contract to make all of this binding for a few hundred dollars. If you have to sue about this later (because you used the wrong form or filled it out wrong) it would cost you much more than a few hundred dollars.

  6. My mother lived in Lake County when she died; do I file her will in Lake County, or Licking County, where I live?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Mark Weaver
    2. Elizabeth Smith Schmitz
    3 lawyer answers

    To be more specific for others who may have a different situation: where you live is your domicile. If you die in the county where you were living, that is the county where your will is probated. If you travel to another county for a weekend and happen to die in that other county, your will is probated in your "home" (i.e. domicile) county. Since you mother has been living in Lake County, that is most likely they place to probate her will. Just wanted to make myself clear. Good luck.

  7. My mother lived in Lake County when she died; do I file her will in Lake County, or Licking County, where I live?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Mark Weaver
    2. Elizabeth Smith Schmitz
    3 lawyer answers

    Typically, a will is probated in the county where the person died (See the link below). This is called the "domicile" of the person who died. Because the amount of paperwork and details involved in the administration of an estate can be cumbersome, you should consider retaining an Ohio attorney to help you. Good luck.

  8. Do I join a Civil suit or sue on my own and what kind of atty should I use.

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Mark Weaver
    1 lawyer answer

    This is a "class action lawsuit" where attorneys may already be suing the company for other people who were similarly injured by the product. In some of these cases, the settlement (if there has been one) will allow individuals to hire their own attorney to see if the client is eligible for a portion of the settlement. You may want to hire a local attorney (experience in class action lawsuits) and pay the attorney for a few hours of his/her time to evaluate the terms of the settlement. Good luck.

  9. Can a relative of a district magistrate go before that judge

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Mark Weaver
    1 lawyer answer

    Generally, a District Judge should recuse himself in a case involving a family member. According to the Rules Governing Standards of Conduct of Magisterial District Judges, Rule 2: "Magisterial district judges shall not allow their family, social or other relationships to influence their judicial conduct or judgment." If you believe the District Justice acted improperly, you can file a complaint with the Judicial Conduct Board of Pennsylvania. See link below.

  10. How can I prove that I had permission to drive a friend of mines car after an accident?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Mark Weaver
    2. Peter Robert Stone
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    4 lawyer answers

    The only way to prove that your received permission would be if you have a witness who will execute a sworn affidavit that permission was given. Absent that, it will come down to your world vs. your neighbor's word.