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Constantine D. Buzunis

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  • I have a repeat violence injunction against me

    I have an injunction against me, from my husbands ex wife. I didn't show for the hearing, so it was granted to her. She has tried to get two contempts on me in the last 6 years but not enough evidence. I filed to have this injunction dismissed, an...

    Constantine’s Answer

    I think most judges are fair and impartial, your failure to appear will not impress the judge unless you have a very good reason! You need to look at the evidence she is putting forth and be able to rebut that conviningly. If you can prove some of it is false or without any foundation, it would be helpful. If you can show an alterior motive for the injunction, that would help as well. Does she have any felonies or something that would reflect poorly on her credibility? Do you have any favorable witnesses, phone records that show you are not calling her, were you out of town on a day she claims you harassed her, etc.

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  • Procedurally, can I oppose plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment then later put in my own Motion for Summary Judgment ?

    Can I Take this first step to oppose the plaintiff's Motion for SJ and then if their motion is denied, can I then Motion for SJ on my counterclaim? I will not be able to meet the lawyer until next week and I need to get my response in ASAP. I w...

    Constantine’s Answer

    I would ask the opposing side to stipulate subject to court approval to a continuance on the date for your opposition and the MSJ hearing and get the lawyer involved. If they will not, then go into court ex parte and explain to the judge you tried to get an extension as you have a lawyer coming in but they would not agree and you need the lawyer to oppose the MSJ. The judge would rather have a lawyer doing the opposition than you.
    You can file your MSJ or Motion to Dismiss anytime as long as there is enough time left before the motion cut-off or trial to schedule the hearing and give adequate notice to the other side.

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  • How long does a probate judge have to rule on a case?

    We have been in a court battle with another couple over adopting a child. Court has been completed for 5 wks and still no ruling!!

    Constantine’s Answer

    This is not unusal, particularily given the length of the case, the judge also has many other cases and matter to preside over, so it may take some more time.

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  • Motion for Order hearing. Can the party asking for the order bring in whitnesses?

    I have been served with a motion for order by my ex in family law division. He is requesting 9 orders be made against me including ending my spousal support. He states in two of his motions he is going to call witnesses. He did not provide their n...

    Constantine’s Answer

    yes they can it is up to the judge whether to allow the witness, you can object and try to show prejuduce, if the judge allows, then ask for time to prepare for the cross-exam of the new witnesses.

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  • I have not been served but I have found out through other means that an Osc hearing has been set . I have not been served.

    Not served either papers . Complaint or Osc. Do I just show up for the Osc of do I file an answer.

    Constantine’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Schwimmer, check out the court file and see what the OSC is about, if it is a default or something like that, you need to know. Get yourself a lawyer ASAP.

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  • Motion to dismiss injunction against repeat violence

    Greetings, I have an injunction against repeat violence on my ex husbands current wife. I have had this order for 8 years. She has recently filed an outlandish motion to vacate the injunction ( Outlandish, meaning personal/slander attacks against ...

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    I think the strongest argument other than any improper contact or violations since the injunction was issued is why would she spend the time and money to vacate the injunction if she has moved on with her life and never harrassed you? If you have any evidence that she has violated the injunction let the judge know, does the injunction provide she cannot possess a gun, if so the picture is important, also whether she has committed any crimes since the injunction, anything that would indicate she is still a threat. I agree with the other lawyer it is hard to predict what the judge will do.

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  • Wht does it mean when the judge says hearings and trial

    What hearings are held before trial. How long after hearings does trial start

    Constantine’s Answer

    It depends on the type and size of your case and many other factors, including the availability of a judge and courtroom? There are many types of hearings, including demurrers, motions, status conferences, trial settings, etc. I suggest you get a lawyer ASAP!

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  • HOA atty's process server blew it! How to use his mistake to my advantage in a pro se kinda way? Do I dare call HOA atty?

    I just found out from my bank that I have a lawsuit started against me by my HOA. They say I owe them a lot! That's not the only thing we don't agree on. It seems a process server swears that he served my wife. Suffice to say that is impossible. ...

    Constantine’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Hawkins, you need to get a lawyer to either prepare, file and serve a Motion to Quash the alleged service, a Demurrer or Answer to the complaint? If you lose, you may likely owe the other side and their lawyer more than you will spend on a lawyer! you can always negotiate a settlement, the question is whether the other side will negotiate or agree? if they get a judgment it will be hard and costly to undo via an appeal?

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  • How long does it take to transcribe a family court trial?

    After you file a request to transcribe a trial, how long does it take before you recieve that back?

    Constantine’s Answer

    You need to contact the court reporter(s) for your case and inquire as it depends on many factors, the length of your trial, the other committments of the reporter, their vacation schedule, etc.

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  • How do I fill out a Claim Of Exemption and Request For Hearing Form?

    The form reads that I am claiming exemption under the following categories....and lists several areas. Do I check the areas I want to be exempt, as in future....ex: I don't have a retirement fund yet but it will be offered to me after my probation...

    Constantine’s Answer

    I would not check the exemptions until you are entitled, once you are entitled, then amend to reflect the actual entitlement to the exemptions.

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