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  • Need to stop ex-spouse from posting defamatory statements on Facebook/social media

    Spouse and I are going through a bad divorce. She has a Restraining Order against me, but mutual acquaintances have complained to me about her "nasty posts." I would like to simply write her a letter to cease and desist, but a friend suggested I...

    Paul’s Answer

    As the previous attorneys wrote, complain to facebook and ignore her comments. Most likely, the majority of people who see the post with think she is nuts. Let her act that way if she wants. It'll make you seem like the good spouse, assuming you haven't posted any negative remarks about her. Take the high road and you should be fine.

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  • I need a lawyer to sue walmart what kind of lawyer do i need?

    THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED IN FEDERAL WAY WA IN THE BIKE DEPT. THE BIKE FROM THE TOP RACK FELL ON MY HEAD. I CANT GET THEM TO PAY ANYTHING AND ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO WORK WITH. I JUST WANT MY BILLS PAID AND SOME COMPENSATION.

    Paul’s Answer

    You'll need to speak to a personal injury lawyer. Then, the attorney will assess your case for you and give you your options in resolving your dispute with Walmart.

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  • Can I change lawyers after getting a docket number. Not happy with being left in the dark.

    I have a civil case in ct with a docket number against a former employee. After going to my lawyer with the termination letter and the 3 month severance package. He felt we had a case. Because my old boss made me forge audit documents against my...

    Paul’s Answer

    You can fire your attorney at anytime. However, I would suggest you find a replacement first. You need to be represented by an attorney you feel comfortable with and who you are confident is watching out for your best interests.

    Additionally, you are not alone in complaining your attorney does not return your calls. I have been told by malpractice attorneys the number one reason attorneys are reported to the state bar by their clients is due to not returning telephone calls.

    Good luck.

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  • Are there any attorney's in Wisconsin that practice intentional tort litigation?

    Having a difficult time.

    Paul’s Answer

    International law is a very specialized area. International tort law is even more specialized and is usually reserved for large scale atrocities.

    Where did the tort take place? If you can you should try to file in the US. Generally speaking US tort law is going to be more favorable to plaintiffs than other countries laws or general international law. If the injury took place overseas does the potential defendant have any offices in the US or, more preferably, in your state?

    I would speak to a few tort attorneys in your area once you're able to provide more answers for the potential attorney. But, do not wait to long. Waiting me result in the loss of your rights to pursue your potential claims.

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  • Is a "meet and confer" required prior to filing a motion to quash subpeona pursuant to 1987.1?

    My former employer was served with subpoena pursuant to CCP 1985.6. CCP 1987.1 doesn't say that "meet and confer" required, but I want to make sure.

    Paul’s Answer

    I do not believe there is a mandatory meet and confer requirement with a motion to quash a non-party witness. However, you should attempt a meet and confer letter if you have time. Then, your or your employer should move forward with the quash the subpoena with the meet and confer attached as an exhibit to the motion.

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  • I am not able to pay rent next month and need to move in with family. What is the best way to break the lease? (California)

    I know I cannot pay rent in time. I spoke to my landlord who said that on the 6th day of the month, they will issue me a 3-day eviction notice. (my lease states that I have until the 5th of each month to pay). I know I'm going to need to find a p...

    Paul’s Answer

    You can break your lease. And, if you are short on cash they are not going to be able to get any money from you. I would call your landlord and let them know right away. Problem is without the 30 days notice you'll likely loose your security deposit.

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  • Live alone with my 26 yo, 350+ lb, unemployed son who has anger issues. I'm 67, 108 lb, with no other family. Need him gone

    I can no longer help or afford him. He plays violent video games all day and ignores me even though I have to pay all expenses and do all housework including laundry and cooking. He cannot/willnot hold a job due to his anger and eating disorders. ...

    Paul’s Answer

    Call the police and have your son removed from your house the next time you are scared you. Then, move forward with a restraining order.

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  • Family Law Service Question

    If I filed my dissolution papers, I personally served my ex, he did not respond, I then submitted my judgment package after requesting the court to enter defaul, I now want to file an RFO for temporary orders regarding child support etc., do I hav...

    Paul’s Answer

    You did not perform proper service. The Court is likely to reject your request for default judgment based on your defective proof of service. Have your husband served by someone 18 years or older and file a proof of service from that person.

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  • Will the plaintiff in a civil suit have to except what i say i can afford to pay . to pay off a debt ?

    my ex. in a verbable agreement told me he would pay some of the bills we had and one of the them was a computer ..( that was in my name ) well needless to say he never paid for it and now im being sued for 1600.00 . i only make 880.00 a month and ...

    Paul’s Answer

    First, make sure you speak to a collections defense attorney if you have been sued and served with papers. Here in California some of the law schools represent low income defendants in debt collection cases for free.

    Second, all you can do is ask the debt collector if they'll accept your offer. The worst the debt collector is say no. There is no rule that debt collectors must accept your payment plan. But, ask and they may accept your offer. Remember, the debt collector's job is to get paid. There is a good chance the debt collector will take your offer seriously if they believe they can receive payments from you for $25 a month versus never being paid.

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  • Lawyer's fees

    I was evicted for something I had already paid. I have a judge order that granted my request to have the motion dismissed. In the order, it also says I have a right to attorney fees. The landlord isn't paying. I don't want to pay my next month's r...

    Paul’s Answer

    You probably should pay your rent so the landlord does not try to evict you again. Then, your attorney should request the court to issue a judgment for the amount of the fees. You can take that judgment to a collection agency who will try and collect. But, I would be careful about assuming the attorney's fees will be viewed by the Court as related to your current rent payments.

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