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Athina Karamanlis Powers

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  • How do I avoid being in contempt when I can't afford to pay 50% of the mentally unstable mothers monitored visits this weekend?

    Court orders say I have to pay 50% of monitor fees for mothers visits of 7 hrs/wk @ $50/hr = $730/mo. Child supp case is open, she only pays $100 of the $930 she is required to pay each month. Arrears $8000. She tells child supp svcs she is not w...

    Athina’s Answer

    you need to file an RFO asking to modify the child support ASAP and subpoena records that can prove her lifestyle and the fact that has income

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  • I am trying to help my elderly neighbor out with a concern about the house he inherited and is living in.

    My neighbor is in his 70's and disabled with nothing but Social Security to live off of. When his mother passed away she left the house in her trust to him and his sister, 50/50. Now his sister just passed away and she left her half split betwee...

    Athina’s Answer

    Depending from the details you may have issues of elder abuse ...Everybody needs money..that is not a reason to harass an elder person to take advantage of the older uncle..
    the general answer is no but again depends from the details of the case

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  • A company is asking me to turn their in-house proof of concept into a separate running venture. What type of agreement to do?

    An established company incubated a business concept in-house using internal personnel time and seed money. They built a proof of concept to show a potential market and got some commercial interest from it. They have an interest in my joining to l...

    Athina’s Answer

    You describe a very serious project that will affect not only the value of your property but also your future ventures. You need a very detailed contract that spells out everything and also imposes the appropriate penalties in case that the venture is not successful. or you have issues of rescission

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  • Can I win a suit with a friend who has a loan in my name?

    Friend lied and has a loan in my name. I have all calls and texts recorded even between the lender and my friend making arrangements to pay. Will I be able to take this to court and win?

    Athina’s Answer

    DEPENDS from the details of your case.. A lawyer must review and evaluate the evidence you have ...Additionally timing is important..How long ago the loan was taken and did your "friend" use you identity with your permission..all the above and many more questions must be answered by a responsible attorney...

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  • Bad Credit history

    I need to clean my credit

    Athina’s Answer

    Try to negotiate your debts and make arrangements for low monthly payments.
    By PAYING every month a small amount you can fix your credit

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  • Will my daughter father get 50/50

    My daughter is 15mo me and her father got into a argument and he didn't come get her for almost 2montha so I filed for custody (the same schedule we had since she been born sat 5pm until tue 7am....I also filed for child support and now he wants 5...

    Athina’s Answer

    Depends from the details of the relationship of the father with the child.
    The decision of the court is based to the "best interest" for the child.
    Can the father provide the appropriate environment your child ? does he have past issues with domestic violence??and much more

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  • My exes girlfriend posts photos of our child publicly online. Can I legally make her stop?

    I found out that my exes girlfriend has been publicly posting images of my child online for over a year. I was never asked for permission as the primary custodian of my son. Background/My concerns: My ex and I have been separated for over 10 years...

    Athina’s Answer

    Definitely your have issues with your right of privacy and additionally you possibly have issues related to theChildren's Online Privacy Protection Rule ("COPPA")
    In order to have the right answer a lawyer must review all the details of your issues with the individual that posted pictures of your child

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  • What type of attorney do I need to help with medical insurance claim denial after it was approved before surgery?

    I fell and had knee surgery then 1 & 1/2 year later fell at work. Another surgery. Several months later went to a doctor of my choice but out of network of workers comp got approval before knee replacement and now they are denying claim what do I...

    Athina’s Answer

    You must address the issue with your worker's comp attorney and a personal injury attorney.

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  • As the instigator/other parent in a child support case, do I need to provide a response to the notice of hearing?

    I have requested two mods to my child support case because the father of my daughter refuses to help with her care even though he has worked at places like LAX, Honda, etc. He got the county to stop the clock on the initial determination because h...

    Athina’s Answer

    yes you must respond EACH county and court has a family law center that help litigants with family law issues
    I advise you to address the issue with them. They will point you what forms to use

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  • My father passed away leaving everything to my mom. His 2 adult daughters want to see the will.

    do i have to give them a copy? They also want to know what his life insurance was worth of which my mom was the sole beneficiary.

    Athina’s Answer

    you need to go through the probate process
    Probate is a legal process that takes place after someone dies. It includes:
    proving in court that a deceased person's will is valid (usually a routine matter)
    identifying and inventorying the deceased person's property
    having the property appraised
    paying debts and taxes, and
    distributing the remaining property as the will (or state law, if there's no will) directs.

    THAT THE best way to answer the questions of the relatives

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