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Athina Karamanlis Powers

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  • Emergency Hearing or Regular Hearing and what to do if you can't find the person who needs to be served?

    I filed papers for an emergency custody hearing and my ex didn't show up for the court date even though i contacted him via text and he has my children. The judge gave me another court date for a hearing coming soon. 1 Is this case still consi...

    Athina’s Answer

    you need to ask a process server to try to serve him and make an affidavit of due diligence and that will give you the opportunity to prove to the judge the fact that he avoids service or ignores the court .
    YOU CAN NOT SERVE HIM..only another person over 18 year old .....

    if the judge gave you a short time for the new hearing probably is an emergency hearing trying to help you and give you the chance to serve him or try to serve him by using another person over 18y old..

    Courts do not involve themselves with service of document..

    Good luck

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  • Self represented but opposing counsel never responds to enails

    What is her obligation to get back to me on matters? How soon days, weeks? Also our children were assigned minors counsel and she isn't responding either, even though I have contacted her that father is blocking children's therapy and in conte...

    Athina’s Answer

    I will address the lawyer only with certified mail in order to prove the lack of cooperation

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  • Can I sue for defamation?

    A family member of mine just informed me that my sons mother has been posting false things about me as a father on her Facebook account. These posts are in reference to advising that she was sorry she had to teach him how to be a man and that I wa...

    Athina’s Answer

    need more details....but in this point seems you have a case against your sons making statement that are false and affect your reputation you can have the basis of defamation.
    Additionally tort that is called invasion of privacy occurs when there is an intrusion upon your reasonable expectation to be left alone -
    You need to discuss the details with a lawyer

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  • E.g., "Do I need a real estate attorney?"my friend borrowed my car he parked on the street when I drove the car again there was

    Include background information that will enable lawyers to answer your question. note saying my car hit the car parked behind it. am I libel or my friend and my friend sais he never touched the car behind me .

    Athina’s Answer

    when you give your car to somebody else to drive it you remain responsible for everything related to the car...
    if there was or was not a problem the person that put the note must prove it was your car that damage his/hers

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  • Can DCSS suspend my license if I have sole custody of my kids?

    I have child support arrears from when I did not have sole custody. I now have had sole custody of my kids for 2 1/2 years. I have my worker RECORDED as saying that as long as I have sole custody they cannot suspend my license. I was pulled over t...

    Athina’s Answer

    need more details but .....when and where your worker was recorded???in a court procedure??if not you have a problem there...You need to have a lawyer to assist you with this ...

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  • How does a Sua Sponte Motion Happen? I believe it is when the Court makes its own motion. But what is the catalyst?

    Does a defendant in a civil case initially fill out some type of paperwork in order for the judge to make the court'sown motion to dismiss a case? If so, what? What steps are needed for the court to make its own motion, I believe the phrase is ...

    Athina’s Answer

    In order To ask the court to dismiss the case without prejudice

    At least 5 days before your hearing date:

    Step 1. Get and fill in your court forms.

    To dismiss a case without prejudice, use:

    Request for Dismissal (Form CIV-110)
    At the same time, get a copy of the:

    Notice of Entry of Dismissal and Proof of Service (CIV-120)

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