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Nicholas Basil Spirtos

Montclair Construction / Development Lawyer.

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  1. If a person is convicted of a federal offense and cannot vote, does this person have to pay taxes?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Phillip Monroe Smith
    2. Stephen F Wallace
    3. Robert J Adams Jr.
    4. Nicholas Basil Spirtos
    5. Richard Gordon Stack
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Yes, if you earn an income, you have to pay taxes. You lost your right to vote because you violated the law. That does not give you a free pass to violate a different law. Yes it is legal for the government to collect taxes in that situation. You do have political representation, you just lost your right to vote for your choice of representation. It is not taxation without representation.

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  2. Litigation Privilege

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Nicholas Basil Spirtos
    2. Stacey Ann Miller
    3. Chris J Feasel
    4. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    5. Michael Charles Doland
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    6 lawyer answers

    There is something called the "litigation privilege" but it does not apply to the facts you set forth. If a person denies a fact in responding to a request for admission, then that is their response. If you have evidence to prove the denial is false, then you will be able to use that evidence to impeach the person at trial, or to establish the elements of your claims.

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  3. My item was removed from Ebay yet others are still selling the same/similar items. Is this discrimination or litigation?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. George Ellis Corson IV
    2. Nicholas Basil Spirtos
    3. George K. Mazmanian
    3 lawyer answers

    The answer is probably not. Ebay is not required to allow you to sell anything. It is possible there are other circumstances involving the other sellers that are different from yours.

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  4. Identity thieves cashed in my tax deferred annuity, is the Insurance Company Liable?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Nicholas Basil Spirtos
    2. Athina Karamanlis Powers
    3. Scott Richard Kaufman
    4. Jason Mitchell Little
    5. John Arthur Daniels
    5 lawyer answers

    If they were negligent in allowing the money to be withdrawn, then yes, the insurance company could be held liable. You need to speak with an attorney that handles insurance cases. You also need to contact the police about the identity theft.

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  5. In a family court hagues, i am representing my self

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman
    2. Nicholas Basil Spirtos
    3. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    4. Atousa Saei
    4 lawyer answers

    If you are talking about giving testimony in trial or at deposition, the attorney is allowed to ask you questions. You cannot cross-examine the attorney. You can ask him questions, but he does not have to answer. If you are a party, you can ask the petitioner questions. As for finding an attorney that might be willing to represent you on a limited basis, use the AVVO find a lawyer feature and look for family law attorneys.

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  6. I had someone serve my husband divorce papers, they went to wrong house but he got the papers is it a legal serve,? he says no.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Nicholas Basil Spirtos
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    3 lawyer answers

    Service at the wrong address, even though the right party eventually got the papers, will not be considered proper service. Contact the process server, let them know they got it wrong and try to get them to go out again. They should be willing to do it again until they get it right.

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  7. What happens if I do not attend a hearing that includes attorney's fees request?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Nicholas Basil Spirtos
    2. Christine James
    3. Josh P Tolin
    4. Stephanie Erin Story
    4 lawyer answers

    If you don't show up, the court can treat the request as if it is unopposed and grant her everything she is asking. Try and get some help. There is legal aid available, and organizations that help with family law cases. Even if you don't get help, you still should show up and explain why your visits should not be shortened, and why you should not be responsible for her fees. If you don't show up you could end up owing even more.

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  8. WHERE IS HAM CLASS IN SANTA MARIA AREA? HAVE TO COMPLETE NOW

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Nicholas Basil Spirtos
    2. William Carlos Makler
    3. Anthony David Scott
    4. Anthony Michael Solis
    4 lawyer answers

    Check with your attorney or the public defender that handled your case. Or call the court where your case was pending. I will edit this so criminal defense attorneys see it.

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  9. What kind of "pro bono, contingency basis attorney" and where we can look for. Sms is a case of "elderly abuse", "discrimination

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Nicholas Basil Spirtos
    2. Herb Fox
    3. George Anthony Munoz
    4. Lawrence A Friedman
    5. James Charles Shields
    5 lawyer answers

    Use the AVVO find a lawyer link and look for an Elder Law or Elder Abuse attorney in your area. Many attorneys will take cases on a contingency basis when there is the likelihood of some money being recovered. Finding a pro-bono attorney - or one that is willing to represent your father for no fee at all - is a bit more challenging.

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  10. Why AVVO closed the legal marketplace for DUI, divorce...?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Robert Lee Marshall
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. Nicholas Basil Spirtos
    4. Peter John Marek
    5. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    5 lawyer answers

    Check with AVVO directly for questions relating to its conduct. But, I disagree that AVVO did any such thing. The DUI and Family law categories are still available on the AVVO site.

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