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R. Tamara De Silva

R. De Silva’s Answers

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  • Do marital rights discriminate against single people?

    Equal rights are a protection of the constitution but not everyone finds the right person to marry and therefore never has access to those rights. If there was a societal reason for them initially, is that reason still valid with gay marriage? Why...

    R.’s Answer

    It is a great question. Is the right to marry a civil right? There is wide disagreement about whether or not it is and whether it should be considered a civil right.

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  • Charges?

    My exwife taped a phone call we had without my knowledge or permission. She told me about the recording yesterday. What kind of charges can I press against her and what is most likely to happen? I was researching it, and here is what I found for C...

    R.’s Answer

    In California it is a crime to record or eavesdrop on a telephone call without all the parties to the phone calls consenting to the recording. California's wiretapping statute, like that of many other states, applies where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy on the part of the people conducting a conversation or having a communication-such as in your case. You can file a complaint seeking criminal charges but it is less than likely the state will pursue criminal charges. For more specifics, look at California Penal Code § 632.

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  • I contacted my elected officials to help with issues with a federal agency. and they failed... HELP

    My husband has several severe issues with a federal agency, and over the YEARS has gone through the everyone within the agency that is suppose to help... and they didn't help... fast forward due to medical reasons I now have power of attorney & th...

    R.’s Answer

    Without going into specific facts on a public website-which is not wise, it would help to know the name of the agency and in general terms what relief you are seeking.

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  • Can I be sued for a bad review placed on this site?

    I left a negative review on avvo.com for a family law attorney, now I'm being threatened with a lawsuit if I don't retract . can he sue me for leaving a review on this site? I think he's just trying to intimidate and\or bully me into taking it dow...

    R.’s Answer

    It depends on what you wrote and without knowing more specifics, it is not possible to answer. Your opinions in general are not libelous unless they suggest criminal activity (there are a few other exceptions) on the part of the lawyer or otherwise take the character of allegations of fact which are not factually correct.

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  • Can i prevent a neighbor from entering rental property to socialize with renters?

    previous to leaving this house, we had criminal activity from this neighbor, and would consider it trespassing, because we are still the owners. I know this probably sounds crazy, but our tenants just informed us that they are becoming "friendly" ...

    R.’s Answer

    The renters have a right to have guests on what is during the term of their leasehold, their property.

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