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  • Custody/Visitation order was appealed...what's next?

    Original order entered; NCP appealed. Due to many circumstances regarding our sons health and development since original order, I foresee that the current order will be changed significantly. I foresee that NCP will not be pleased w changes as NC...

    Tasha’s Answer

    First, I do want to note that I do not practice law in Virginia, so I do not know exactly what the procedure is in that state for filing appeals. However, some general rules concerning appeals are applicable here.

    When a trial court enters an order, there is a process for appealing that trial court's ruling. When you file an appeal, you are challenging a decision made by the trial court, and the losing party can typically appeal from a decision a trial court makes. Each state has specific procedures for determining not only how to appeal, but also which types of orders are appealable.

    It sounds like an appeal has been filed in your case by the other party. Once that appeal is decided, the decision of the appeals court will determine what happens next in your case.

    If the appeals court affirms the decision of the trial court, then the case will most likely be over unless and until something else is filed at the trial court level. In custody cases, it is not uncommon for a variety of pleadings to be filed throughout the years. As is the case in a lot of other civil matters, custody cases are never really "over." If new pleadings are filed and the trial court enters orders concerning those pleadings, then there could be future appeals filed by either party (depending on who prevails with respect to future decisions).

    If the appeals court reverses and/or remands your case to the trial court for some reason, then the trial court could be responsible for making a new determination depending on the orders it receives from the appellate court. If a new order is entered, there is a possibility that another appeal could follow. A simple reversal by the appeals court could also mean that the case is over (for now).

    If you do not currently have an attorney in Virginia, I would recommend that you consider retaining one to help you navigate through the appeals process. Appeals can be very tricky, both procedurally and substantively, so having an attorney to work with who is familiar with the process is very important.

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  • Do I have grounds to sue my landlord because he rented me an illegal apartment and now I am forced to move?

    I have rented an apartment from a licensed real estate company for 5 yrs now. I recently learned it was illegally constructed by the real estate company and I turned them into the city after they begged me not to. It was a single family home conve...

    Tasha’s Answer

    The answer to this question is going to depend on your contract with your landlord as well as the landlord/tenant laws existing in your state. I would recommend finding an attorney in FL who practices in the area of landlord/tenant law so he or she can help you determine whether you might have a claim against your landlord.

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  • Can you apeal a ruling from a magistrate judge?

    I feel a ruling I received today was unjust and biast. Can I apel to a higher court>

    Tasha’s Answer

    I practice law in Arkansas and not in South Carolina, so I do not know exactly what the procedure is in your state for filing appeals from the court that entered the decision in your case. As with most appeals, there are very strict deadlines regarding when certain documents must be filed in order to retain your right to appeal. If you are interested in appealing from the court's decision, I would recommend that you quickly find an appellate lawyer in South Carolina to discuss this matter with so you can determine whether you have a right to an appeal and, if so, whether you would like to exercise that right in this matter.

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  • I am about to file a Notice of Appeal and I wanted to know what the Federal Civil Procedures are.

    I have not found a good enough attorney to take my appeal case yet and I am running out of time, so I will be filing the Notice of Appeal and paying the fee on Tues in the Middle district of Florida, Tampa. I have 6 arguments that need to be prepa...

    Tasha’s Answer

    I practice law in Arkansas and not in Florida. Thus, I do not intend to represent what the law is in your state.

    I just want to point out that the Notice of Appeal is a very important document in the appellate process. I have seen multiple instances where an appellate court might refuse to consider the merits of an appeal due to defects with the Notice of Appeal itself. With that in mind, I suggest that you retain an appellate attorney as soon as possible (before the deadline to file your Notice of Appeal has passed) who can help you in preparing and filing the Notice of Appeal in your case.

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  • Signed agreement with car salesman that he sell my car and within 7 days of selling car i receive payment

    He sold the car and it has been 3 weeks now and i have gotten no money.i now believe he has used the sale of my car towards his own personal purpses.since he broke the agreement,can i get back ,my car?I never signed over my rights of the vehicle t...

    Tasha’s Answer

    It sounds like you would probably have a claim (or claims) against the car salesman. You should take a copy of your signed agreement to a New York attorney for him or her to review for you. A New York attorney will be able to help you determine the potential claims you might have against the car dealer. If you don't know an attorney in NY, you can start your search for an attorney here, on www.Avvo.com.

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  • Am I required to refund a 6 mo old prepaid riding lesson if I am still willing to give it?

    6 months ago a student of mine prepaid for a riding lesson. I offered several times to give it but now she wants a refund. I am still willing to give the lesson but am I required to refund the lesson fee just because she changed her mind?

    Tasha’s Answer

    Do you have anything in writing with respect to the lesson? Did you explain (either in writing or orally) to the student up front that you did not offer refunds?

    If you have a written agreement that explains that you do not offer refunds, that might answer your question. If you didn't have anything in writing, your oral communication concerning the riding lesson would be relevant to whether or not the student is entitled to a refund.

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  • We entered into a lease w/option to buy a home in TX,but was never given a written contract.Are we entitled to any $$ back??

    My husband & I entered into a lease with option to buy a home for $79,900.The requested down payment was $6800, which we paid in 6 installments to "R". The 2 partners,I'll call "R" & "S," never gave us the contracts to sign, & we'd been there 2.5 ...

    Tasha’s Answer

    First, let me start by saying that I do not practice law in TX. Therefore, I am not intending to represent what the law is in your state.

    Your problem raises some additional questions. Was the $6,800.00 down payment paid in addition to the lease payment? Or, did the 6 installments you paid go toward your lease of the home for the first 6 months?

    I believe that you should consider finding an attorney in Texas to help you determine whether you have any claims against "R" and "S." You could start your search here, on www.Avvo.com.

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  • To what agency do I send addtional information - Appeal

    The briefs have been filed with the Appellate Court. BUT --- I have determined that I have additional information I could not have known would be vital and relevant to the Appellate Court's decision on my appeal. However, without this inform...

    Tasha’s Answer

    My first question for you is whether or not you have an attorney who filed your brief on your behalf? If so, you should consult with your attorney regarding your concerns.

    Second, is the evidence to which you are referring new evidence or evidence that was a part of the record in your case?

    I do not practice law in NV, but in Arkansas. Therefore, I am not intending to represent what the law is in your state. In Arkansas, it is typically not appropriate to present any evidence to the appellant courts that was not included in the record of that case. In order to ascertain what the law in NV is on this topic, you should consult with your appellate attorney, if you have one. If you do not have an appellate attorney, you should consider finding one to help you with the appellate process. You could start your search here, on www.Avvo.com.

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  • Car Dealership refuses to give title for trade.

    I traded a 2008 Mercedes for a 2010 BMW. Left my Benz at the dealershop and gave them a check for the difference. They now refuse to honor the trade, stating they did not make enough money on the BMW. This trouble began when they found that the...

    Tasha’s Answer

    I would consider discussing this matter with an attorney in KY to review your contract with the car dealership and discuss any potential claims you might have as a result of this deal. To find an attorney, you can start by searching for one here, on www.Avvo.com. Other helpful resources for finding an attorney include your state's bar association and www.Lawyers.com.

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  • Can I appeal a Judge's decision? I went to small claim court about trees dispute and the decision was not based on laws but word

    My neighbor wanted to put up a 6ft fences and the village wanted me to sign a permit. I don't sign. He stated that a fence co told him the trees was his. So he started to cut them. I called the police and he was instructed not to cut them until we...

    Tasha’s Answer

    I do not practice law in Illinois, so I do not know exactly what the procedure is in that state for filing appeals from a decision made by a small claims court. In Arkansas, where I practice law, there is a process for appealing from a decision made in a small claims court. As with most appellate proceedings, there are strict deadlines regarding when certain documents must be filed in order to retain your right to appeal. If you are interested in appealing from the small claims court decision, I would recommend that you discuss this matter with an attorney in your state immediately in order to determine whether you might have a right to appeal. It would be helpful to present a copy of the order that was entered in your case to the attorney with whom you discuss this matter.

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