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  • What are the legal ramifacations to the parents of a 15 year kid that may be smoking pot in the house?? Thanks

    What are the legal ramifacations to the parents of a 15 year kid that may be smoking pot in the house?? Thanks

    Pahoua’s Answer

    There really is not enough information to answer this question. If you suspect, but don't know for sure, then there are little to no ramifications. However, if you are aware of the illegal pot smoking (depends on whether the state legalizes) and don't take measures to prevent it or you encourage the illegal activity and your child ends up hurting others because of his/her impaired abilities, you could be held responsible. Based on what you posed though, there is just not enough information.

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  • How can my mom prove she was in the us legally 45 years ago for her green card application?

    She had her interview for her green card a few days ago. The visa officer said she wanted my mom to prove that she was in the US legally when she attended college, but that was 45 years ago, and she doesn't have that passport anymore. She was ther...

    Pahoua’s Answer

    You have not provided very much information which is why it is difficult to fully advise. I agree with all of the other attorneys in that you should seek the help of an attorney right away and start with a FOIA request. With the FOIA, your mother will be able to obtain her complete file from immigration, which will be a start.

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  • Do I need an attorney

    My Landlord refuses to pay for electrician to come out to fix my sockets that no longer work also we now have bed bugs that she says came from our neighbor and she want pay for extermination to come out on top of that the manager said the carpet h...

    Pahoua’s Answer

    Seek the expertise of an experienced Tenant defense attorney right away. DO NOT undertake any repairs on your own because the Landlord can turn around and sue you for any damages you made to the premise. There are a number of remedies available to you including the repair and deduct remedy, but they require you to speak to an attorney about your specific situation.

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  • Can my landlord enter and perform construction?

    My neighbors apartment has flooded the unit below mine three times now. He has recently attempted to enter my apartment and open up the wall without notice. Doing so would require emptying my bedroom and leaving me no place to reasonably sleep a...

    Pahoua’s Answer

    If he is not giving you proper notice before he enters, you do not have to allow him to enter the premise. Be sure to write a letter documenting your concerns about not providing you with notice, and the other habitable concerns. You can also file a complaint with your local code enforcement who will follow up and fine the owner if necessary. Everything needs to be in writing, writing, writing. This is important because if he attempts to retaliate against you through eviction, you can assert retaliation as a defense.

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  • Can a landlord charge us for missing vertical blinds?

    we lived in this apartment for 5 years and half and the landlord keeps our 2000$ deposit for vertical blinds and paint.is he allowed to do this? pain was same color that we moved in this apartment.I want to sue him because plus this 2000$ he asks...

    Pahoua’s Answer

    If you damaged the vertical blinds while living on the property, then you are responsible for the replacement value of the blinds. If the blinds were damaged and hopefully documented before you moved in, then you would not be responsible. I agree with $3500 sounds excessive. As far as the paint is concerned, the landlord can charge you for paint, but needs to deduct a reasonable amount for wear and tear. I am assuming that you received an itemized deduction of security deposit and that's how you know that he wants the $3500. You must now send a dispute letter to him telling him that you do not agree with the charges and outline your reasoning. Make sure that along with the itemized deduction, he attaches receipts for all services or things that he is claiming you owe. Good luck!

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  • CHILD CUSTODY SHARE WITH Child's FATHER can court grant that ?

    Can i request share custody with father from court. I am due on march 4th and i want father to share the custody with me i am single mom already have one child to support my child i have to work full time have no one to take care but i am wonderin...

    Pahoua’s Answer

    If the father agrees to joint custody, the judge will have no issue ordering that. However, if the father doesn't agree (hard to agree because of the distance), the judge will have to determine custodial care for the child. If the child resides with you primarily, you are entitled to child support and/or 1/2 of day care expenses which may help your situation. You have not stated the age of the child which will also affect whether a 50-50 custodial arrangement will work. Basically, if the child is attending school but the father lives 3 hours away, your 50-50 arrangement will not work nor will it be beneficial to the best interest of the child.

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  • The non custodial parent lied during the child support hearing to manipulate the judge from deviating from the guideline amount.

    The non custodial parent lied during the child support hearing to manipulate the judge from deviating from the guideline amount. She told the Judge she was single, locked in a lease and looking for a roomate. The judge went along with this, set ...

    Pahoua’s Answer

    Do you have proof that the non-custodial parent is married and living with her husband? As a family law practitioner, I have clients that tell me the other person is a complete liar, but nothing to support their theory. You should gather evidence, hire an attorney and proceed back to court.

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  • How do I protect my daughters from a dad who is violent & abusive but has family thats says otherwise

    We have a developmentally disabled daughter, 14, another daughter 12 who spoke w/the Judge last year saying she's afraid of her dad & doesn't like him; the father hit the 12 yo in Jan '14 & since then won't go to see him; He took our 14 from my ar...

    Pahoua’s Answer

    You should consider hiring an attorney. Based on the circumstances that you listed, I would modify the existing child custody and visitation order. Hopefully you have proper evidence and witnesses to support your position. Like all cases, especially family law cases, there is always two sides to a story. Unless the father is willing to admit that he did those things to his daughters, it will most likely proceed as a contested hearing.

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  • I'm the tenant in a Unlawful Detainer. Landlord filed trial setting documents. Is this allowed when no answer has been filed?

    I filed demurrer approximately 10 days ago with a hearing set in next month. Landlord counsel is attempting to case for trial. I have not answered based on pending demurrer as complaint does not have the proper three day notice attached and includ...

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    Even though the landlord set the hearing for trial, it doesn't necessarily mean it will be calendared. Wait to see what comes back from the court regarding the trial setting. If you lose at the demurrer hearing, the judge may set a timeline for you to file an answer and then set trial at that hearing. I had a case in Merced, California where the judge attempted to hear the demurrer, rule on the demurrer and have trial on the same day. Seek the advice of an attorney or consider hiring an attorney.

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  • Iam the custodial parent we dont have any custody orders am i allowed to move 55 min. away to another county.

    I am still legally married to there father we have not lived together since he was arrested for domestic violence in 2011. We both currently live in san diego county I would like to move to riverside county for medical treatment for our daughter d...

    Pahoua’s Answer

    No, you do not need to seek permission absent a custody order by the court. However, since you stated that there was domestic violence back in 2011, and depending on whether you sought a civil restraining order or not, there may be custody orders tied to the restraining order. If there are orders, you will not be able to move out of the county without permission of the court or from your ex.

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