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David Scott Bartos

Rocky River Bankruptcy Attorney.

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

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. David Scott Bartos
    1 lawyer 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,...

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

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. David Scott Bartos
    1 lawyer 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...

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

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. David Scott Bartos
    1 lawyer 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...

  4. Is it against the law to date a 14 year old if im 18 but both parents are ok with it

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Michael S. Haber
    2. David Scott Bartos
    2 lawyer answers

    Generally, no. The age of consent for someone is 16. Regardless of the parental consent, if the police or prosecutor get the information, they may press charges. Also, the parents might consent now, however, if you break their little girls heart, your going to have problems. Also, I am assuming that you are only dating and not having sex. I am sure you did not get permission from the parents to have sexual relations with her, and if you did, her parents are sick and you should get away...

  5. My son (18) was arrested for driving with BAC of .14. What is the aproximate cost for a defense lawyer?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Patrick Sean Leary
    2. Charles Melville Rowland II
    3. Philip Alan Eichorn
    4. Jon Joseph Saia
    5. David Scott Bartos
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    6 lawyer answers

    The price for an attorney can vary depending on a lot of different factors. Generally, I charge between $750 and $2000, depending on what is needed to obtain the best results. Sometimes a motion to suppress, or a trial is needed. If a person wants to work out a plea, or lower charge, then generally, the cost will be the lower end. Should you have any other questions, please contact me for a free consultation.

  6. Terminating parental rights on an absent parent

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. David Scott Bartos
    1 lawyer answer

    You may be incorrect about the biological father having rights. The biological father has to secure his rights by signing the birth certificate, signing a paternity affidavit, registering with the putative father registry, or have a court order for visitation or to pay support. In otherwords, he may be the biological father, but if he is not the legal father (having rights) because he failed to do any of the above. You may have your fiance adopt the child without the biological father's...

  7. I had a yard sale and sold some items. The guy wanted me to hold them, but he hasn't picked the items up in 3 weeks! What now?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. David Scott Bartos
    2. Pamela Koslyn
    2 lawyer answers

    My suggestion is to notify him that he has breached your agreement, which he was supposed to pick up the stuff each week until it was gone. Give him a deadline (in writing) that if he does not pick up the items then you will deem them abandoned and after that you will discard them. You should be ok.

  8. How can i get all rights of my kids?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. David Scott Bartos
    1 lawyer answer

    Generally, you cannot terminate a father's rights unless someone adopts the child. You can apply to the court to suspend visitation because of the drug issues and provide drug testing to prove that they are sober before visitation can occur again. The fact that they do not pay child support does have some weight in the process, but not a lot. Child support and visitation are kept separate except in extreme circumstances. Just because the father does not pay support, does not mean that he...

  9. Looking for legal opinion on whether or not my HOA rules allow sheds.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. David Scott Bartos
    2. Daryle Catherine Tibbs
    2 lawyer answers

    It appears that the answer would be no...you cannot place a shed on the property. Have an attorney review the full document of your rules for an more definite answer or ask your homeowners association.

  10. Is it legal for my cars to be seized

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. David Scott Bartos
    2. Patrick Sean Leary
    2 lawyer answers

    It is really hard to give you an answer without more info. Generally, you should get your items back unless there was an order to the contrary. Did you have an attorney represent you? You should really get one to get your items back.