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John Noah Kitta

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  • Is my only option to accept and sign this new 'clause' or 'addendum'? Can I be fired If I object? What are my options?

    I have been working in a small firm for 4 months now. When I was hired I signed a contract wherein it stated that I had 5 days of PTO after 90 days. I requested 4 days off. Boss said I could not take that many days off at one time. He handed me a ...

    John’s Answer

    If you have a written Contract that specifically states you have 5 days of PTO after 90 days, then it should be enforceable. They are obligated to provide you with the PTO.

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  • What is the impact of doing freelance work on unemployment benefits?

    I am currently collecting unemployment from the California EDD. My bi-weekly benefit is $400.00. I have received an offer for some free lance work, approximately 4 hours of work at $20 per hour. I want the work, but I am unsure what impact doing t...

    John’s Answer

    I agree with Neil Pedersen. Good luck.

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  • My case was dismissed a year agp terminating all protective orders. A year later police harrass me and serve me with papers?

    My case was dismissed my ex wrote the DA saying she lied and i didnt do anything and was not going. To cooperate or show up. I was given paperwork terminating any and all protective orders that has to do with this case it superceeds all of them . ...

    John’s Answer

    I agree with Joseph Dane. Good luck.

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  • When a judge holds a petitioner in contempt of court, what can I do if the judge does nothing.

    We had a hearing on March 11 and the judge ordered the parties to have a family meeting and try to resolve the issues. The other side refused so we went back to court on June 11 and the court again ordered a family meeting and once again the othe...

    John’s Answer

    From what you stated, it seems like the judge has an attitude as against your ex. This should help you at a favorable ruling. When your ex receives a fine or a few days in jail is really not going to radically change your situation. If you are fighting for primary and physical custody then this should probably help your situation.

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  • Child custody case. Going out of country...

    So I'm currently in a child custody case with the father of a 3 year old. We have to go to court on the 6th to talk about the temporary custody order...and then the 26th for the actual custody order. That's less then 3 weeks. However, I am going o...

    John’s Answer

    I agree with Robert Kane. I agree with David Yomtov.

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  • How many times can a defendant request a COE, on the same bank levy withdrawal, when they dont show up to the opposition court?

    Defendant didnt show up to the Opposition of COE court date. Defendant filed a COE stating a generic, "I have medical issues" and need my money back. I filed an Opposition saying it's BS......I mean, untrue. The foreign def...

    John’s Answer

    I agree with Nicholas Spirtos. Good luck.

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  • Can a father who is not on the birth certificate get rights to a child after being absent since pregnancy?

    Father left when I was 3 months pregnant. The child is asking about him and I'm not opposed to them meeting. I just want to have rights to all parenting choices, before I reach out. Our verbal agreements when he left was that I would not go after...

    John’s Answer

    Dad not being on the birth certificate is not fatal to his claim for parentage. He can file a petition to establish paternity and the Court will develop a parenting plan and make decisions about joint and legal custody.

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  • We hired a Chef and advanced him over $7,000 to relocate. Once hired, asked to be 1099'd. When we refused, he quit.

    We advanced him $7068 relocation expenses, (which was to be repaid from his bonus- now disqualified) however, our written agreement was never executed. The advanced checks do say "payroll advance" in the memo. Once he started with us, he asked tha...

    John’s Answer

    File an action in Small Claims Court. You can sue for up to $10,000.

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  • I have a copy of a deed of trust that says 152K. The loan is only 117K. Can this be done.

    The loan was a hard money loan. My partner is trying to convince me that he only received 117k and that the money brokers record this at a default amount. I do not believe this to be true.

    John’s Answer

    The only way this can be done is if you sign the $152,000 to the Trust.

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  • How can i make my ex commit not dropping from paying private school fee in the mid of the year.

    My ex and me interested in sending our child to private school since we are not in good school district. We have a stipulation that says that we share total fee equally. If he fails to pay in school any of the month, then i cannot afford and child...

    John’s Answer

    Tell your ex that you are going to go back to Court based upon his position that he is not going to follow the Court order perhaps, you could suggest to him that the Court may have his share of the school cost directly deducted from his wages sent directly to the school. You also can tell him if he does not pay, you will hold him in contempt of Court and he might even go to jail.

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