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  • A local lawyer said I have grounds got a law suit. Do I really?

    A dog at a business cause me to fall at the place of businesses I fell backwards busted my head open had to get 7 staples

    Marcus’s Answer

    Yes, you most likely have a claim against the dog owner and possibly others. You may be able to recover for medical bills, loss of wages, pain and suffering, etc. Call a Santa Barbara County lawyer ASAP for a free consultation. Best of luck to you.

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  • How do I relinquish my ex-husbands custody and or parental rights?

    I was awarded 100% custody. When I tried to modify his visitations we went to mediation. Judgement was overturned and she gave him 50/50 and a custody order. He has not followed the order. He has seen the children 4x in a year from December 2015...

    Marcus’s Answer

    Most likely not a case whereby parental rights can be terminated. But, if the biological Father agrees, your husband can adopt the children and that would severe any rights of the biological Father. Warning, if you proceed with the adoption, the biological Father would no longer be required to pay child support.

    Probably the best way to proceed is to hire a lawyer and file a RFO (Request For Order) to modify the custody agreement due to the fact that he hardly ever sees the children. You can also request an increase in child support due to the increased timeshare.

    Best of luck to you. Any questions, just ask.

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  • I want to do this lowest cost possible, is any of this possible?

    I am a 70 year old woman, been married 42 years and I do not work. My husband is 66 yrs old and still working. I do get Social Security. I want him to keep paying for the mobile home, utilities and keep me on his health insurance,

    Marcus’s Answer

    If you are looking to do this at the lowest possible cost, try mediation. Mediation is where each party meets with a neutral third party and attempt to reach an agreement. This can keep attorney fees down.

    Any other questions, just ask. Best of luck to you.

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  • What can I do in this situation? doing almost everything like other employees yet employer says I wasn't working just ride along

    applied 12/28/15 at a towing company contracted by AAA in California as a service driver(testing charge/installing batteries, spare tires, lockouts). Interviewed same day and again 1/5/16 this time with one of the owners. Went in as requested by...

    Marcus’s Answer

    You are entitled to your hours worked, in addition to penalties. Call a lawyer for a free consultation and find a lawyer who will take the case on contigency, a percentage of your award. Best of luck to you.

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  • Need to know if I have a case

    Was rear ended yesterday on the 710 freeway around 7:00 am. Traffic had slowed to a complete stop and the driver in back of me was far enough in back of me going fast had crashed right into me. Had to take day off from work because of the accident...

    Marcus’s Answer

    Yes, you have a case. The driver behind you was negligent in driving his vehicle by following too close given the traffic conditions. You are entitled to all damages resulting from the accident, including medical expenses, loss of wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, etc. Call a personal injury attorney for a free consultation and do not speak to the insurance company prior to consulting a lawyer. Good luck to you.

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  • Is there any way to get rid of these charges or at the very least, get them back down to speeding?

    My brother was pulled over for speeding in a school zone in California. Weeks later we got a note saying there is a court hearing and the charges are now 23252(a)(2), which appear to be a DUI charge. He wasn't breathalyzed or given any roadside te...

    Marcus’s Answer

    Your brother should call a lawyer ASAP. If there's no proof of intoxication, a lawyer should be able to get the charges reduced, based on the limited information provided.

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  • Do I have any recourse?

    I live in a large apartment complex. They are replacing the roof and a belt of nails for a nail gun was left behind and my child fell on it. I told the office to let the roofers know to be more careful. The next day the roofers knocked on my door...

    Marcus’s Answer

    If your child was injured, your child has a claim through you as her potential guardian ad litem. If your friend was injured, your has a claim against the complex and the roofing company. You may not have a claim personally based on the limited facts presented. Best course of action is to contact a lawyer to over the facts in detail. Best of luck to you.

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  • Who do I call

    car accident with injuries

    Marcus’s Answer

    Ghostbusters! Sorry, I couldn't help myself. Call a personal injury attorney immediately and do not speak to the insurance company. Use the Avvo find a lawyer tool. Best of luck to you.

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  • On the hook fro defendant's court costs?

    Now I realize my case might be hopeless. I filed a medical malpractice claim when I was sexually harassed by my doctor, and s/he spoiled my medical record so badly that it cannot be used. (I actually have a seriously medical condition.) I didn't k...

    Marcus’s Answer

    Contact the defense attorney and offer an dismissal in exchange for a cost waiver. Under CCP § 1032 (a)(4), the prevailing party includes a defendant whose favor a dismissal is entered. CCP § 1033.5 details a lists of costs which the defendants would be entitled to. If you fail to get a cost waiver signed by the other side prior to filing a dismissal, they will get a judgment against for costs. When speaking to defense counsel, tell them your on a fee waiver and have limited income so they can see a costs judgment would most likely be uncollectible. Good luck to you.

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  • Will the Motion for b Reconsideration stop the Notice to Vacate until the judge makes a decision on the Reconsideration?

    My mother n law is evicting my husband, her son, and me. She served us with 30 Day NOTICE TO TERMINATE TENACY. The judge told me to file a Notice for Reconsideration, we paid rent monthly. She said we were "Tenants At Will" and never paid rent...

    Marcus’s Answer

    Probably not. You will most likely have to file and have a court order an ex parte motion to stay execution of the writ of possession.

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