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Sean Michael Patrick

Sean Patrick’s Answers

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  • Can I file a Civil Restraining Order against my girlfriend's father?

    My girlfriend and I live together in her home, under the name of her mother, which has our support against the father. Her mother and the father are currently in the process of divorce, separated, but the father continuously makes threatening clai...

    Sean’s Answer

    Yes. There are several types of restraining orders. You should review the facts with an attorney to determine which, if any, apply to your specific situation. If granted, the person can be ordered to stay away at the penalty of being arrested or other legal penalties.

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  • Lemon law for private purchase.

    can i get my money back for a bad car? no bill of sale was signed.

    Sean’s Answer

    Possibly, but it would not be under the "Lemon Law.". This would likely be a fraud or a breach of contract case. Contact an attorney to review the specifics of your situation and see if you have any legal recourse.

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  • I am thinking about becoming an attorney. Input?

    This is not exactly a legal question. At my previous employer I was subjected to some questionable actions and did a great deal of research on the law. I discovered that it was in fact a severe case of whistleblower retaliation. I put together eve...

    Sean’s Answer

    It depends on your motivation. If you're in it just to make money do something else. There are hundreds of ways to make better money than the legal field. If there is some other motivation and you are serious about making it thought the hurdles to become an attorney, then do it. Ultimately, the decision is yours alone.

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  • I need to file for divorce but my marriage is in Louisiana and I live in California? Need advice about out of state divorce?

    I've be separated for over five years and I'm not even sure if my wife/Ex has filed for divorce or even resides in Louisianan still

    Sean’s Answer

    As long as you meet the minimum criteria, you are able to file for divorce in California. Contact a local attorney to explore your options.

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  • Married belgian in california while he had u.s. Green card. We split. He lives in belgium. How to divorce?

    We married in reno, lived in ca. He has been in belgium apprx 3 yrs. We both agree to divorce. What is most expeditious and inexpensive way? Frm belgium filed by him? Or from ca. Filed by me? International laws?

    Sean’s Answer

    California is likely easier. Consult with a local Attorney to discuss the details of your case to determine the most efficient way forward.

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  • I'm wanting to amend child custody and get child support dated back to last May, do to step mom throwing all his stuff on lawn.

    Sons father was in jail for DUI, and was staying pretty intoxicated since 2012. My son have been living with me full time pretty much since then. Can I get 50/50 custody changed to 100% and get child support dating back at least from May 2014 when...

    Sean’s Answer

    You can certainly ask the court to change the custody order. Based on the facts you state, it is likely the request would be granted. Consult with an attorney to discuss obtaining a modification order.

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  • Am I receiving enough for the inconvenience I was put through?

    I was involved in an accident. A car lost control of their vehicle hit me from behind. I was in the car with my pregnant wife and brother that is 17 years of age. They called about a month and a half later and said they would cover the car and my ...

    Sean’s Answer

    If this is simply a property damage claim, you are entitled to reimbursement for loss of use, and repair or fair market value of your vehicle. Unfortunately, just being inconvenienced is not a damage for property damage claims. If you were injured in the collision, you should contact a personal injury attorney to discuss the types of damages you can recover.

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  • Evidence code?

    Hi, Ex-wife filed a RFO against me. I replied within days and have been following up every week or so. No response from her attorney. Finally got a response two nights before the hearing and she stated that the email/response/proposal cannot be...

    Sean’s Answer

    It was likely a real argument. Without more information it is impossible to assess whether it will be persuasive to the court to exclude the email/response/proposal.

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  • I got into a auto accident on May 21, 2014 hired a lawyer and it's been a year that they are working on my case. Is it too long?

    Rear ended, 8 months pregnant, fixed my car, taken to hospital via ambulance, one week stay due to accident

    Sean’s Answer

    It is pretty typical that cases take a year or two to resolve. Speak with your attorney if you have questions regarding the progress of your case.

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  • What can happen to the parents that abuse their children or any other children?

    I don't know why but I've been wondering about the consequences of child abuse and the consequences of the parents.

    Sean’s Answer

    In addition to potential criminal charges, and possibly civil liability, parents face losing their children to social services. It really depends on the circumstances and facts underlying the situation. If you know of children who are being abused, you should report it immediately.

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