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  • I received a settlement offer from a woman who originally had sued me for Lible (I didn't do it!), but I am not in agreement....

    with the settlement and contacted her attorney today to let her know (I am pro se). Her attorney wrote back, stating the Plaintiffs father on behalf of her business declined to change the offer and gave me until Friday to respond. If I do not acce...

    David’s Answer

    It sounds like they are blowing smoke. However, you can look at the Secretary of State's web pages to find out who the statutory agent is. You can contact the statutory agent to find out who is the owner. Regardless of who owns the company, the father will most likely be directing the litigation (If the daughter owns the company because Daughter's will generally listen to their fathers. If the Father owns the company, obviously he would have a say). Generally, the statutory agent will probably be the Father, daughter or the attorney. Depending on what they want you to agree to, it pobably would not be that big of a deal, provided that you include that you are not admitting to any wrong doing. You may contact me for a free consultation at (440)409-0300.

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  • Expunging 2 Seperate Misdemeanor Cases from Record

    I have on my record 2 counts of M4 disorderly conduct that occurred on 12/10/2007. Also, on 07/27/2006, I was found guilty of minor misdemeanor marijuana possession. Besides that I have nothing but a few minor traffic tickets. I was 21 at the t...

    David’s Answer

    It is possible to try and have the marijuana possession vacated, which wil possibly allow you to expunge the disorderly conducts. Please contact my office to discuss (no charge) 1-440-409-0300

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  • Subpeona of Witness for Unemployment Hearing

    I received a subpeona today to testify for someone that was terminated or quit the company I currently work for. I feel completely uncomfortable about this and am afraid of retaliation from the company if I say anything derogatory. I'm sure they...

    David’s Answer

    You have a very troubling issue. Based upon your request, I am assuming what you have to say will be bad for the company and you don't want to get in trouble/fired for saying it. You can file a Motion to Quash the Subpoena, however, you will probably need an attorney to file the motion. Unless the the Motion to Quash is granted or the parties settle, you will need to go to the hearing. The subpoena is a Court order to appear for the hearing. If you do not appear, hypothetically, a warrant for your arrest may be issued. If you would like a free consultation or cost for a Motion to Quash, please call me at (440)409-0300

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  • Wanting to get temp custoday of grandson from daughter who is incapable of taking care of him.

    My daughter has no job, no income, no car and has some medical problems and cannot take care of her son as she should. I need to get temp custody of him so I can take care of him and get him in school and take care of medical, if necessary

    David’s Answer

    I do not know what your question is, however, if she is not in agreement, you will need to prove her unfit to care for the child. This is a tough burden to prove. You will need to prove your case to the Judge or Magistrate and probably need to hire an attorney. If you would like a free consultation, please contact my office at 1(440)409-0300.

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  • I remarried in Ohio before the finalization date on my divorce decree. Am I legally married now?

    I had not recieved my final divorce papers in the mail. I thought because I had gone to court and was granted a divorce , that is was ok to remarry. I didn't realize it until years later. Is my current marriage valid?

    David’s Answer

    Unfortunately, you may not be married. In the State of Ohio, a Court decision is valid only after it is filed (time stamped) If you were remarried prior to the divorce judgment entry being filed then a strong argument could be made that you are not married. You should consult an attorney so he/she can fully evaluate your case.

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  • Can my daughter's father get custody/visitation of our when he gets out of prison is he is a registered sex offender?

    He hasn't seen her since she was 2 1/2 months old. While we were still together I was not allowed to visit because I am the victim of the offense. (unlawful sexual conduct with a minor) After we broke up I was not about the waste my money to take ...

    David’s Answer

    The chances of him getting custody is very, very slim. However, if he would like to visit, the court, may grant him visitation. If you argue, the court would grant him supervised visits. The best thing you could do is attempt to have your fiance adopt the child. Adoption terminates the Father's rights for custody, visitation, child support...everything. You do not have to get the biological father's permission in certain circumstances. If you would like further info. call my office and have a free consultation.

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  • Am I entitled to anything from a non marriage situation

    we lived together for 3 years and were engaged, I gave up my job to take care of his medical needs, and now he wants me to leave without anything

    David’s Answer

    You might have a claim for detrimental reliance or a claim for essentials provided. It would be best to contact an attorney.

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  • Is it legal to have a detective interview a main witness of a crime by giving them a survey and paying for there time?

    I want to have a detective interview a witness of a criminal act, of course the witness lied about it. The only way the witness will talk is if money is involved. Without charges like bribery or intimidating a state witness, how can I have a detec...

    David’s Answer

    This is a bad idea. My suggestion would be to have the detective figure out how to interview the witness. Detectives are trained in interview techniques. I believe that you are not telling the whole story. Why would the detective do what you say anyway?

    As far as the paying witnesses vs. jurors, you are comparing apples and oranges, witnesses and jurors roles are completely different. Witnesses provide information, while jurors interpret the information. Paying a juror for his time, which is a joke because it is $6.00, is from the court which is trying to see fairness and justice. While having a party paying a witness to tell a story is a little like bribery/witness tampering. Also, People lie to surveyors for many reasons and you idea of a survey to get them to tell their side of the story is far fetched. The person would be on to the trick right away.

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  • My ex husband is homeless, no job, outstanding tickets and has not shown up for court dates for last 4 months.

    I currently am efforting with the court systems for full custody of my children, and also has a protection order against my ex husband till 2012 and in courts for child support as well. All court appearances have been "no shows" by him and the mag...

    David’s Answer

    Besides talking to the Magistrate,Your best bet is to file a motion with the court to stop the continuances and set a date certain and explain in written form what is going on. If the Magistrate denies your Motion, you can file objections to the magistrates decision within 10 days and the mattter should go to the Judge for review. If the Judge/magistrate keeps continuing the case, you can also file an extrordinary writ asking that the appeals court order the Judge/Magistrate to finish the case. You would need to hire an attorney for the extrordinary writ because it is usually to difficult for the average person.

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  • Can my husband sell a Vehicle that I am driving without my knowledge? Even if it is in his name?

    I filed for a divorce about a month ago. My husband had our truck taken off my work's property without my knowledge. He can't drive(he's paraplegic and doesn't have a current license), and had someone take it for him. I had the police involved and...

    David’s Answer

    Unfortunately, he is able to sell the vehicle, unless you had filed a restraining order in your divorce. Usually an attorney/people will file a restraining order to prevent a party from selling any property, including but not limited to stocks, bonds, tools, cars, etc. The restraining order would prevent him from closing financial accounts, or changing financial accounts. You should file a restraining order(some courts have forms) and file for alimony since your husband sold the car. Most Judges won't look to kindly to him selling the car you used.

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