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  • If my husband wants to file for sole custody of his son, is a lawyer required?

    His sons mother is hiding the child and refuses to let him live here.(even though the mother does not have the child right now.). The mother gave the child to my husband's ex-wife. The ex-wife told the mother that she "will protect the child and m...

    Tajara’s Answer

    if paternity is already established, you can file a motion for contempt if she is violating the terms of the order (you can also see if the police will help but most of the time they aren't going to do much). If paternity has been established but there is not a placement order, you need to file a motion for placement.

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  • I won my judgment in court for money owed to me. How do I collect my money from the other party? The case is docketed also.

    The other party has no job and is on welfare. If they do work it is for cash.

    Tajara’s Answer

    it is unlikely that there is any money to get from them, it sounds like they are uncollectible.

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  • Is it unlawful to be terminated for hearsay without being interviewed about the situation?

    Things were said that were untrue. I was never interviewed about anything that was said. The only thing that I said about the situation I brought up to my supervisor without being asked. Unemployment also ruled in my favor. Do I have a case?

    Tajara’s Answer

    the only other unlawful termination is if you are terminated based on a protected category (race, religion, gender, age etc)

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  • How would splitting these expenses work?

    My ex and I split costs 50% for our children as ordered by our divorce decree. Lately, he has been suggesting (what I consider to be) unnecessary expenses and medical treatments just for the purpose of costing me money. The most recent example i...

    Tajara’s Answer

    First, if you have joint custody you must agree to elective items. Second, if you cannot agree as to whether something is necessary the court will make a ruling. Get a letter from the dentist/orthodontist indicating it is elective and send her a copy with your notice that you do not intent to split the cost. then the ball is in her court as to what she does next.

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  • On a lease non-renewal, must I give 30 day notice and state a reason for the non-renewal? Thank you.

    I do not want to renew a tenant's lease. This tenant has a lease renewal 10/1/15, annual lease. I want to be clear that we are not renewing their lease so I want to send them a non-renewal letter but am unclear as to how much notice I am require...

    Tajara’s Answer

    No, you do not have to say why. You should indicate "that your lease will expire on _____, no further lease is being offered and you are expected to have vacated the property by that time."

    As to timing, what does the lease say? If it is silent, then your best bet is to give at least 30 days notice

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  • Must the father pay child support when the mother and newborn are on badger care and are not married?

    The mother also had insurance through her mother and she has no wish to claim the support.

    Tajara’s Answer

    If the parents aren't living together, it is likely that the child support agency will initiate an action for support and the court will order a support payment. Mom doesn't get to decide she doesn't want the money when she or the child are on state aid.

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