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  • I need an attorney to represent me at arbitration in Port Clinton Ohio. Claim is against a home builder(Wayne Homes)

    New home basement leaks

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  • Would I qualify for bankruptcy?

    I am married, but I would like to file on my own. The bills/debt I have are Credit Cards, which I pay by myself. Other monthly expenses are car upkeep, gas, groceries. I have a permanent job, 30-35 hours a week

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    Yes, the Bankruptcy Code allows an individual filing by a married person. Whether it is a good idea is quite another issue. There are community property issues in a California bankruptcy, and substantial (possibly unacceptable) disclosures of the income and assets of the spouse are required. Your interests will be best served by starting with a full case review by experienced bankruptcy counsel, and full disclosure to your spouse who will definitely be involved, even if not joining in the petition.

    Best wishes for an outcome you can accept, and please remember to designate a best answer.

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  • Vaccination

    I live in Idaho. What happens when the parents don't believe in vaccines? The father is the one that Will provide insurance on the baby but he works out of state where he is gone 2 weeks home 1 week at a time so the mother will primarily have the ...

    Paula’s Answer

    Overwhelming data shows this father's beliefs to be absolutely unfounded. No caring parent would choose to put a child a risk for such terrible diseases as polio or tetanus. Vaccinations can be completed through the local health department, and his insurance need not be involved. If you and he share joint legal custody, then ideally medical care decisions are made by concurrence, so he could possibly involve the court in objecting to the care, but it is highly unlikely for any court to endorse or support his incorrect beliefs.

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  • Can I get a promo family lawyer

    this is the ongoing battle he's in prison for the second time and every time he has them he put the kids in danger I need this time to be the last time in for me to keep the kids full custody

    Paula’s Answer

    Most respectfully, your expectations may be unreasonable. The Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program of the Idaho State Bar is occasionally able to do place a custody case, but frankly they are the very hardest to obtain volunteer attorneys. Why? Because under our court rules an attorney who appears formally on behalf of a party must have court permission to withdraw or terminate representation (and inability to pay is not a sufficient reason). This dramatically increases the chances that a custody case will become the one "from Hell" that never ends as the parties use the legal system to launch a war against each other although always ostensibly "for the benefit of the children." Few attorneys in private practice are financially able or emotionally willing to volunteer for such a commitment.

    A more feasible strategy will be to contact the Court Assistance Office (possibly the nearest is in Twin Falls) for forms and instructions. A modification motion requires specific pleading and service, and will be a difficult DIY project. Studying the Rules of Family Law Procedure, and proceeding in strict compliance with them, will be essential.

    Best wishes for an outcome you can accept, and please remember to designate a best answer.

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  • What are my options when a retailer is still advertising a sale and doesn't give the product as advertised?

    I bought a new chromebook from Walmart. The price tag says it comes with 1000gb of cloud storage. While registering the computer online Google gave me only 100g, 10 times less than what I paid for according to the price tag. I did a little resear...

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    One strategy would be to gather your evidence and file a complaint with the consumer protection division of the state Office of Attorney General.

    Best wishes for an outcome you can accept, and please remember to designate a best answer.

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  • Can I get a restaining order?

    Im a divorce mom of 3 children an they go to visitian with their father every weekend. We divorced because he was abusive physical mentally an emotional now that we are seprated he gets the children an they are starting to show that maybe they are...

    Paula’s Answer

    While these circumstances are far from ideal, it is highly unlikely that an Idaho judge will restrain contact between a child and father. That would be like taking a sledge hammer to an ant. The court that entered your Decree of Divorce, however, is available to enter modification orders that more specifically address the issues you have raised. An order restraining contact with you, or imposed terms and conditions on that contact amending your Decree is a more reasonable expectation. This is not a DIY project, and your interests will be best served by retaining local experienced family counsel.

    Best wishes for an outcome you can accept, and please remember to designate a best answer.

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  • How do i find my Probate?

    My parents have passed, and my brother has milliously labeled me " mentally unstable" so he can obtain all the moneys and property's. I dont know where to ostart, can you folks help me get started in the right direction? you can reach me at brahd...

    Paula’s Answer

    First of all, posting personal identifying information on a public forum like this is unwise. Contact AVvo customer service to edit your post.

    The assistance you need will be found by retaining local experienced probate counsel. Feel free to use the Avvo "Find a Lawyer" function to locate such an attorney. Attorneys who volunteer on this site cannot respond directly to your email.

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  • Employment attorney with integrity wanted!!!

    I'm searching an employment attorney with integrity for a business relation here in los angeles. You may be from another state, but i don't know whether you can work in case there will be court involved. Only those with integrity, non-racists, in...

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