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Susan M. Hankins

Susan Hankins’s Answers

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  • How do I get my medical Bill's paid for from a felony assault that resulted in me getting stabbed in the leg?

    Susan’s Answer

    Two choices, go the route my colleagues recommend and second, sue him depending on the amount in small claims court AND whether he or she has any money to pay the judgment. The route my colleagues recommended is the best route to make sure you get your money.

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  • Civil suit?

    Susan’s Answer

    This is a question of law that must be challenged properly in your response to the lawsuit. You should proceed very carefully and I would NOT recommend doing this without an Attorney. If filed in October 2019, the law requires service of process within a certain period and an attorney can tell you how to proceed.

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  • Can I move?

    Susan’s Answer

    Uncontested means all issues are agreed upon. You don't sound like you fit this category. If YOU served your ex at his new address and listed YOUR current address as the place where he is legally required to send a copy of his answer- you moving, although not illegal, could impede the process. Contact the Court to see how to update the address of record since I assume you are representing yourself..... and you will need to also file and send a certificate of service and change of address to your ex husband. If you are unrepresented-- your address must be on the record.

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  • Can i file any sanctions against my attorney for withholding my settlement check?

    Susan’s Answer

    Everyone's practice has been disrupted right now and even the mail delivery to buildings is not being processed like before. After a check has been received it still has to be deposited into the Trust account, get final resolution of any liens on it before you will receive your distribution. If you are desperate, you can ask for a partial distribution once it clears the bank. There is no evidence he is purposefully withholding your check.... There could be delays for other reasons.

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  • Can I get a full refund for my Beach wedding due to the beach area being shut down from to COVID-19?

    Susan’s Answer

    Good question. Good contracts are drafted with a Force Majeure clause which covers all sorts of things such as acts of god, terrorists, epidemics and pandemics, governmental acts... to name a few. It is arguable that the purpose of your contract was thwarted and it is not possible to have a wedding because of the government acts, etc. They should have insurance to cover these situations. It all depends on your contract. Good luck. Bad timing sorry!

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  • What can I legally do with about my 18yr old who is pregnant and letting her boyfriend’s parents threaten me ?

    Susan’s Answer

    Not sure I understand this but telecommunications is not the right area.
    Your daughter is an adult. If you think she is mentally unstable you can petition for guardianship of her. You will then be able to protect her. As far as threatening texts messages, you can contact law enforcement but they are coming from your daughter's phone..... so she technically is the sender.

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  • If I file for an uncontested divorce in Denali county, ga on March 10, will the divorce be finalized by the end of April ?

    Susan’s Answer

    Yes with the cooperation of your soon to be ex. You both need to sign and have notarized the documents. Visit the superior court clerk's office to pick up a packet of forms or look online.

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  • I have been separated for 31 years how can I obtain a quick divorce ?

    Susan’s Answer

    Get started now because you will need to serve him by publication. That takes time. Consult an attorney who can assist.

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  • If I was a passenger in a car that was involved in an accident with a deer and I was injured can I sue?

    Susan’s Answer

    I agree with my colleague who said that you should have an attorney examine all of the policies you own, the driver had or the owner of the vehicle had. Hopefully one of them will have medical coverage.

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  • Can I coerce a cruise line to refund my tickets?

    Susan’s Answer

    You can "try" to "coerce" but whether you will be successful depends on your agreement when you purchased it. I would certainly see if they will give you a credit but doubt you will get money back. It will depend on whether there is a real risk at this point to all cruises. Certainly if your cruise is in near asia, I would increase the odds.

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