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William Leigh Wilson

South Bend Family Law Attorney.

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  1. How to file a legal separation in Indiana without attorney

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. William Leigh Wilson
    2. Eric Charles Lewis
    2 lawyer answers

    One thing to keep in mind is that legal separation is a temporary status. It expires after one year. You could file a petition for dissolution of marriage, at which point you would be legally separated. If you and your husband are able to reconcile, the dissolution proceeding can always be dismissed. But, most courts will let a dissolution action remain open so long as the parties are trying to reconcile.

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  2. I'm a customer at a gas station, when i guy comes out the blue and assaults me! The store caught the act on tape, police called!

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William Leigh Wilson
    2. Burton A. Padove
    3. David Andrew Mallen
    3 lawyer answers

    You may have a possible claim, but one thing to consider is that by filing a lawsuit you might bring much more attention to the video and cause the number of views to skyrocket. I would consult with an attorney in your county to discuss the issue in more detail.

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  3. If my 9 year old daughter does not want to visit her father do I need to make her go

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. William Leigh Wilson
    2. Elaine Terry Silver
    3. Jeffrey Pollock
    4. Erasmo John Compatore
    5. Nancy Nellor Retsinas
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    The simple answer is yes, you must make her go. As in other states, Indiana law takes the position that you are the adult, she is the child, and she does not get to decide whether she wants to go to her father's or not--just like she doesn't get to decide whether she goes to school, whether she does her homework, or whether she does anything else you've told her to do. You should NOT, however, tell her that she has to go because "the judge said so" or anything like that. I've seen some...

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  4. What is the legal duty of an executor of a estate.? On what basis can a will be contested?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Herbert Warren Cooper IV
    2. Elliot S Coren
    3. Steven M Zelinger
    4. William Leigh Wilson
    5. Henry Lebensbaum
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    I am not licensed in MA so you definitely should consult with an attorney in your community who handles probate matters. Generally, the executor of an estate is responsible for gathering the deceased person's assets, notifying creditors, paying legitimate expenses, and then distributing what is left in accordance with the will. The basis on which a will can be contested varies from state to state, but generally speaking a will can be contested on the theory that it was the product of undue...

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  5. What happens when the child doesn't form a bond with the non custodial parent?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William Leigh Wilson
    1 lawyer answer

    This is a tough situation, but keep in mind that a 2-and-a-half-year-old should not get to make the decisions about whether she sees her biological father or not. If you surrender that authority to her, you lose your authority as a parent to enforce your own rules. Why the biological father has suddenly become interested is hard to tell. I have seen cases where the "interest" is pushed by other family members, but the biological parent isn't really interested. I've also seen cases where the...

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  6. Can I press charges for ex recording sex without my knowledge or consent, and then sharing video with coworkers?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William Leigh Wilson
    2. Christopher David Wyant
    2 lawyer answers

    To follow up to my colleague's answer, the first step would be to contact your local police (which is what the prosecutor's office will tell you to do). The police should prepare a report and forward it to the prosecutor's office for review. That office would then decide whether a crime has been committed and whether charges should be filed. (A prosecutor might decide a crime has been committed but decide not to file charges if he or she believes proving the case beyond a reasonable doubt is...

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  7. Invasion Of Privacy?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William Leigh Wilson
    1 lawyer answer

    The one piece of information that is missing here is what kind of security system your neighbor has. If it's a video surveillance system then you might have an invasion of privacy issue. If it's merely a motion sensor that turns lights on, it's doubtful. Invasion of privacy cases are very fact-sensitive, and they really can't be analyzed in a setting like this. You may wish to consult with an attorney in your county to get a better answer to your question.

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  8. I have a fmla fraud case in Indianpolis...are there attorneys here who will review my case fora percentage pf award??

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. William Leigh Wilson
    1 lawyer answer

    Although I'm licensed in Indiana, this answer should not be taken as legal advice. Proper advice can be given only after an attorney has had the opportunity to gather all facts and conduct any needed research. Also, answering this question does not create an attorney-client relationship. There are definitely attorneys in the Indianapolis area who handle employment law/civil rights matters. The Marion County Bar Association may have a lawyer referral program to help you find one. The yellow...

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  9. Can a divorce proceeding stall and can they be dismissed due to no action?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. William Leigh Wilson
    1 lawyer answer

    Although I am licensed in Indiana, please do not take this answer as legal advice. Proper advice can be given only after the attorney has had the chance to ask follow up questions and gather all facts. Also, no attorney-client relationship will exist in the absence of a signed retainer agreement. Generally speaking, divorce actions can "stall," and some Indiana courts will dismiss the case if it has not moved for some period of time. You could appear in the case and file a motion to dismiss...

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  10. Can I post a sex video my girlfriend and I made legally?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. William Leigh Wilson
    2. Andrew Daniel Myers
    2 lawyer answers

    I am not licensed in New Jersey, therefore you should not accept this answer as legal advice. Generally, photographers and videographers want a written, signed release giving permission to distribute photos or videos. There is a good reason for this--they do not want to have to hire a lawyer and spend potentially tens of thousands of dollars to defend a law suit for violation of privacy rights. The only way you should even think of doing this is if your girlfriend is willing to sign a...

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