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Robert Werner von Dohlen

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  • Can I contact the at-fault driver if he is not responding to his carrier?

    Last week I was in an accident where the driver at-fault ran a stop sign and I t-boned his vehicle. After the police were called and I took pictures of the accident he received a citation for not yielding to incoming traffic. Since then I have fil...

    Robert’s Answer

    Hire an attorney to sue the other driver.

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  • If my neighbors tree roots have grown into my yard and have damaged my plumbing who's responsible

    My neighbor has a tree mulberry tree and the roots have grown on to my property and have damaged and collapse my plumbing pipes. The neighbors recently put up a new fence wooden fence and the fence people didn't notch out the fence for the trunk a...

    Robert’s Answer

    You would have to sue your neighbor and prove that there was a duty owed to you and that the duty was breached. You go after neighbor, not insurance company but if you sue, then the insurance company will likely defend the lawsuit. The neighbor's insurance company has no duty to you under these facts.
    You would likely have to pay an attorney to take this type of case.

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  • Is a 401k brought into the marriage, but with no contributions made during the marriage, considered community property?

    I have 2 401k accounts that I brought into my marriage. One I have not made any contributions to as I'm not longer employed with that company. Only change in value has come through market gain/loss. The other account I have paid into for about ...

    Robert’s Answer

    The amount you brought in at time of marriage is separate. Income within the account is community unless you made a pre/ post nuptial agreement otherwise.

    Beware that the default mode is for everything to be assumed as community and it is the duty of the party claiming 'separate' to prove separate.

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  • Can I move out as 17 with parental consent?

    I m want to move with my boyfriend

    Robert’s Answer

    If your parents agree then you should be ok.
    At 17 you have no legal capacity to enter into certain contracts.

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  • If you are 15 and pregnant can your parents make you give up your child for adoption when its born?

    I'm 15 pregnant live with my parents my mom said if she ever found out that I was pregnant she would make me give the baby up for adoption

    Robert’s Answer

    Good answers already. As Maria indicated, the father of the baby has to be included in the conversation.

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  • Can I file for abandonment?

    My husband and I separated when our daughter was a month old. We agreed that he'd see her every other weekend, and pay 400$ a month. He left about 4 1/2 hrs away from where I am and has sent only 50$ ONE time, and has made no effort to see her. I ...

    Robert’s Answer

    Hire an attorney to file a lawsuit to settle issues of custody, visitation, financial and medical support, etc.

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  • What can I do about my ex's gf neglecting our son?

    I have a 5yr old who visits his dad every other weekend. In March of 2014 it was brought to my attention by my ex, his mom and my son that his new gf, who he has two other children with and lives with, doesn't get along with my son. She doesn't fe...

    Robert’s Answer

    Just answered this at your earlier post.
    Learn more about CPS before you call.

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  • What can I do about my ex's girlfriend neglecting my son?

    I have a 5yr old who visits his dad every other weekend. In March of 2014 it was brought to my attention by my ex, his mom and my son that his new gf, who he has two other children with and lives with, doesn't get along with my son. She doesn't f...

    Robert’s Answer

    Looking to the GF is not the right question to be asking.
    This is the ex's responsibility.
    Talk to a Family Law attorney about whether a modification should be filed.
    CPS is probably not the best call to make.

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  • Can I remove all parental rights from the biological father of my two children if he has been absent parent for 7years.

    I moved away from him for domestic violence he has made no effort to contact the kids on myself for the last 7 years I filed for child support right away when I left. he doesn't have citizenship here nor a green card. all attempts to serve him ha...

    Robert’s Answer

    Hire an attorney to help you.
    It's a two-step process: termination of parental rights for bio-dad then adoption by step-dad.
    Bio-dad has to receive notice. If step-dad is not willing to adopt then the court might not go along with this.

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  • What can I do at 17 in Texas?

    I have already finished high school just want to know if I can move out without any legal problems at 17.

    Robert’s Answer

    Depends what your parents say. If they want you to return they can force you to return.
    At 17 you do not have legal capacity to contract - you might have trouble getting a lease, etc.

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