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Nigel John Burns

Los Angeles Family Law Attorney.

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  1. The plaintiff filed a motion for protection from discovery and didn't want to answer interrogatories, how to drop the case?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Paul Y. Lee
    2. Nicholas Basil Spirtos
    3. Nigel John Burns
    4. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
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    I understand how the process may not seem to make any sense but while the plaintiff in any lawsuit has the obligation to prove their case, that does not mean that the plaintiff has to answer all discovery, the discovery must be relevant to the case in some way. If they are seeking a protective order, it will likely need to be opposed, if there is a basis for opposing it. You would be best served contacting an attorney to assist you with all of this.

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  2. What kind of attorney do I need if I must sue my HOA for extensive damages to my home due to their poor maintenance of it in CA?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Henry Harmeling IV
    2. Herb Fox
    3. Nigel John Burns
    4. Paul Y. Lee
    5. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    5 lawyer answers

    You will need to have an attorney review your insurance policy and the CC&Rs with your HOA but presumably you will need to take action against your HOA if the damage is outside. It is also a good idea to determine if there are other units with similar or related problems.

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  3. Timing for Notice to Appeal (California Family Law)

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Herb Fox
    2. James Louis Miller
    3. Edna Carroll Straus
    4. Nigel John Burns
    4 lawyer answers

    Typically 60 days is the right time frame and a motion to set aside the judgment or request for a new trial can extend the time frame but without more information it is difficult to give you more precise answers. You need to consult an attorney asap to have these issues resolved to ensure that you are protected.

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  4. If I am giving up the right to spousal support, do I need to fill out form FL-343?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Roman Edward Ybarra
    2. Jon Martin Pettis
    3. Nigel John Burns
    3 lawyer answers

    Some of the forms can be very confusing in family law but the box you identified is the one you need to check and that should resolve that issue with the default, etc. Unfortunately, some courts will reject a document because of one mistake and then once you correct that and resubmit, they will find another mistake and send it back again. Therefore, it is best to have an attorney assist you if you are unsure what to do.

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  5. In a DUI misdemeanor first offense, are the consequences worse if you blow higher than a .20 bal?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    2. Michael Rutledge Norton
    3. Elliot Rahmim Zarabi
    4. Ann Anat Gottesman
    5. Jon Martin Pettis
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    Yes, if you BAC is higher than .2 than your penalty in terms of your classes, etc., can be greater but if it is a first time DUI and there was no collision then you will still be able to avoid nany jail time.

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  6. If my DUI arraignment was postponed by the DA, is my license still suspended??

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Manny Daskal
    2. Jennifer Diem-Trang Le
    3. Slavik Steve Leydiker
    4. Timothy Steven Brown
    5. Jon Martin Pettis
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    If your license was suspended by the DMV, either because you did not request a DMV hearing within 10 days of being arrested, or because you had your hearing and lost it (which happens a lot with the DMV hearings, especially when the hearing officer is the same person as the prosecutor for the DMV) then you will need to contact the DMV and arrange to get a restricted license. Your court hearing and criminal case is related to the DMV handling of your license but because the DMV is a separate...

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