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  • Will the police track my ip?

    Okay well me and this guy was in a argument he was threatening me so I said to him at least I ain't got my life screwed up and he told me he filed a report seeming I wanted to talk about children but all I said was you got your life messed up cuz...

    Athina’s Answer

    yes your IP address can be traced not only by the police but also by experts in Fraud.

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  • What can I do about my upstairs neighbor moving in a running toddler? Building management blew me off.

    I live in a beautiful building with an outstanding view of the ocean. Traditionally, everyone puts their couch in the same spot to enjoy the view. My neighbor recently acquired a new girlfriend with a toddler and the baby constantly runs back ...

    Athina’s Answer

    if you want to spend money just hire a lawyer to resolve the issue but the logical answer is to buy the rug and finish it .....but to protect yourself, send a certified letter return receipt requested to management and notify them in a way that creates a record that you can use for the future because you will have future with that tenant...

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  • Opposing party served an ex parte to my lawyer. I fired my lawyer. What will happen if I don't show?

    I am single father who has sole custody of my 2 years old dauh ghter. The grandparents want to try an take custody away from me.

    Athina’s Answer

    SINCE you fire your lawyer after the ex parte notice, under the law YOU KNOW and you must appear..
    IF you find yourself in this position I suggest to you to appear to the court and ask continuance..DO NOT IGNORE THE EX PARTE....NEVER IGNORE THE COURT..if you do not appear you will loose the case..
    You can hire a new lawyer to appear on your behalf and ask continuance to prepare

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  • I need help with a divorce.

    My ex moved out 2 years ago and left myself and our 2 children to find himself said he didn't want to be married anymore after 13 years of marriage and being together for almost 20 years.

    Athina’s Answer

    Well if he/she did not find himself/herself by now, is time to move out of that marriage ..start by filing in the courts the paperwork...if you don't want to take the time and the effort you can hire a lawyer to assist you with all your paperwork . SInce you have long term marriage you can ask not only for child support but also for alimony .

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  • DAPA schedule?

    Is DAPA set to happen on May 19th already? I have not heard or read otherwise so I was wondering if anyone has any insights. Your answers are greatly appreciated.

    Athina’s Answer

    I know what people think for lawyers but if you are going for DAPA, PLEASE consider to hire one of my collegues to guide you.. it is a serious matter to take chances

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  • Can a workers comp lawyer change fees from 12% to 15% later?

    When the W/C lawyer took my work injury case in 2001,we agreed on 12%. Then later in 2013 he changed his fees to 15%. Can he do that?

    Athina’s Answer

    check your paperwork and the agreement you signed with the lawyer..
    The legal fees are up to 15%

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  • What may happen if work comp attorney fail/forgets to file/reopen for another claim for injury within 5 yrs from date of injury?

    is there a way an attorney can possibly reopen "after 5 years" from date of injury?What may happen if a W/C attorney fails/forgets to file/reopen for another claim for injury within 5 yrs from date of injury?

    Athina’s Answer

    depends is there a continuous trauma??and do you mean forgot???
    Are you sure the person is a lawyer??

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  • How can I follow up the pending Administrative Processing of my spouse?

    My case is F4 and my family & I have been interviewed in August 2014. We, my daughter & I, have got immigrant visa in November 2014. We traveled to US leaving my spouse back. His case is still under Administrative Processing. Please let me kn...

    Athina’s Answer

    Dear Sir/Madam you need an immigration lawyer to assist you with those matters.
    You can not leave them waiting for things to happen without having legal representation in your matter that is a serious one

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  • How do I proceed when the post office only left a delivery notice and didn't honor the redelivery that I scheduled twice?

    I am expecting to be served with divorce papers. The post office left a notice of certified mail at my door with instructions on how to schedule redelivery. I did this twice and have confirmation numbers for each. The mail man never came back with...

    Athina’s Answer

    Certified mail, return receipt requested service: Serving divorce papers this way requires that you sign a paper that is attached to the envelope when you receive the petition in the mail. This “return receipt” is then mailed back to you after it is signed, and will serve as proof of service.
    YOU need to go to the post office and take your mail...yes you have specific time to respond 30 days.
    But read the following

    If you have been served with a summons and a petition, you are the respondent in a court case for divorce or legal separation.

    When you are served, read the papers you have received carefully. The Petition (Form FL-100) tells you what the petitioner (your spouse or domestic partner) is asking for. The Summons (Family Law) (Form FL-110) gives you important information about your rights and the divorce or separation process. It contains some standard restraining orders limiting what you can do with your property, money, and other assets or debts. It also prohibits you or your spouse or partner from moving out of state with your children from your marriage or partnership, and from applying for a new or replacement passport for any of your children together, without the prior written consent of the other or a court order. READ this form carefully!!

    Once you are served, you have several options:

    You can do nothing — which means that whatever your spouse or domestic partner is asking for in the Petition will probably be granted. The judge will base his or her decision about property, support, and custody and visitation (if you have children together) only on what your spouse or domestic partner has requested in the Petition.
    This situation is called a “true default” because you are “defaulting” by not responding and are not involved at all.
    In a “true default” you are giving up your right to participate in the case.
    Click to learn more about default or uncontested cases.
    You can do nothing because you have a written notarized agreement with your spouse or domestic partner where you both agree to end your marriage or domestic partnership. And you agree about other things like the division of your property and your debt, spousal or partner support, and, if you have children together, child support and custody and visitation orders.
    In this case, you also “default” because you are not filing a response.
    BUT you are having a say in the final outcome because you are reaching a written agreement with your spouse or domestic partner. So this is a “default with agreement” case.
    Click to learn more about default or uncontested cases
    You file a response with the court but also reach an agreement with your spouse or domestic partner about all the issues.
    If you choose this option, it is considered an “uncontested” case because you and your spouse or domestic partner are not fighting over the issues. You are agreeing to the terms of your divorce or legal separation.
    Click to learn more about default or uncontested cases
    You file a response with the court in which you disagree with what your spouse or domestic partner is asking for.
    This situation is considered a “contested” case since you and your spouse or domestic partner do not have an agreement and will need the court to make decisions in your case.
    Click to find out what to do in a "contested" case.
    If you decide to file a response, you have 30 days from the date you were served with the Summons and Petition to respond.

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  • Is it legal for a landlord to charge tenants commercial rates for pg&e for a residence?

    Our landlord has a lumber mill at one end of the property where our residence is located. Our landlord doesnt want to have pg&e come out to put our own panel for us to pay our own electric bill which means we are being charges commercial rates fo...

    Athina’s Answer

    Address the issue with the electric company...
    Make in inquiry with the housing department if the Landlord has the right to legally rent to tenants that property (certificate of occupancy etc).
    I think there is a problem with that property and your landlord conveniently ignores it in order to collect money..

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