Right now we have joint custody but I have a list of parenting issues with him, such as him not taking my son to school sports etc, talking badly about myself, and other small violations. If he goes to jail for not paying child support, could I g...
While support payments and status may be somewhat relevant to legal custody (lack of responsibility), generally custody issues are not tied to support determinations.
If your argument here is that the other parent is lacking in his ability to oversee important parental decisions concerning school, health, extracurricular issues and so forth, and the father is lacking in responsibility and caring, it can be possible for you to modify the custody order to give you sole legal custody as far as decisionmakling, often with a requirement to simply inform the other parent of decisions. You would have to demonstrate this irresponsibility in discharging parental oversight obligations is changed since the last order granting joint legal custody (IOW, only things that have happened SINCE the current order was issued are relevant and admissible.See question
I had communication with a attorney from this site and was told after the holidays will be contacted and start my case. The attorney never communicated ever after that last contact and want to know why? My case was a probate fraud case and was rel...
I've read your chaotic questions(s) three times and can't understand what you're asking. An attorney can agree to contact you later to discuss a matter, but unless that happens and you and the attorney decide to enter into a representation agreement (usually involving payment or promise to pay fees), there is no agreement and you can't blame this attorney for whatever "fraud" you are complaining about here.
Why don't/didn't you contact the attorney to follow up?
p.s. The attorneys are generally not "from this site" unless you are talking about those who offer fixed fees for small discrete tasks, like writing a will or parenting plan for child custody. The contracts you usually form do not go through this site, much like you use Yelp for restaurant reviews and not to order take out orders through their site.See question
The Township I live in outsourced tax assessments to an outside company. Everyone was notified in advance via mail what day the tax assessment would be performed. On the scheduled day a neighbor told the person performing the assessments to not kn...
Lots of people ask questions on Avvo about "bad neighbor issues". Unfortunately, many poor personal relationships and conflicts don't rise to the level of anything the legal system or lawyers can address (although they may).
Look at this article and note that personal diplomacy efforts are the first "go to" recommendation and seeing an attorney or calling law enforcement are last resorts:
Topic changed from land use and zoning which involves municipal land use restrictions and permits to real estate.See question
I have found a few lawyers who have but they are not listed as such!?
No, of a state bar has publicly disciplined an attorney through a formal admonishment, suspension or disbarment, it wAill be automatically included in a lawyer's profile and may cost him rating points. You can't Pau Avvo to hide it. If, however, the bar discipline was a private warning for a lesser infraction, as it sometimes is in various states, it will not be reported by the bar and picked up on the Avvo siteSee question
I moved into my house 15 years ago and had a fence put up around the back yard for my kids/dogs at the time.. I come home today to find the back portion of my fence removed and him claiming that he had a survey done and it was on his property.. Af...
Well, I'm not a Michigan attorney so I can only give you a generic New York State answer, but in New York, the fence would probably meet the test for adverse possession (the most important being that the fence was in place for more than 10 years, the adverse possession period, the neighbor or former neighbor didn't complain and both neighbors believed the fence was on your property). That being so, I'd see an attorney about bringing an action for a declaration of the property line being where you thought it was, and related relief: repairing/restoring the fence, trespass, etc. In other words, sue,
Topic changed from land use and zoning which relates to municipal land use controls and permits to real estate.See question
If the Respondent already admitted to wrongdoing presently at issue while he was testifying under oath in a different proceeding, can a motion for summary judgment be made in New York's Family Court, or are summary judgment motions not permitted i...
It depends. Generally speaking, the provisions of the Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR) augment those in the Family Court Act unless they are directly in conflict. However, the CPLR also distinguishes "special proceedings" with streamlined, accelerated and barebones procedural rules from "civil actions" with more robust and complex rules, of which motions for "summary judgment" would be one.
Almost all (AFAIK) petitions in Family Court concerning custody, support, termination of parental rights, abuse, etc. are "special proceedings" with petitioners and respondents, not plaintiffs and defendants as in civil actions. If the wrongdoing admitted in another court under oath relates to a custody, support or similar Family Court matter, it would usually be admissible in Family Court to prove legal issues that would come up there ("best interests of the child", "change in circumstances", parental incomes for support, etc. I would say if you think a sworn admission would be a key or dispositive factor in a Family Court matter, I'd file the proper petition and ask for an Order to Show Cause rather than a summons to bring the matter on as quickly as possible, and to submit a certified copy of the civil Court proceedings or affidavit about what the respondent admitted to that you think has a bearing on some proceeding under the jurisdiction of the Family Court. Making a motion and calling it "summary judgment" will just confound and complicate the issues.See question
For years code compliance has been visiting my house trying to fine us for very little. They went as far as saying storage sheds were too close to the fence line. They finally ticketed me and I'm taking it to court since I keep getting told it's g...
It depends on your state and local "Freedom of Information" type laws in Texas, but generally speaking, records of complaints and investigations done for law enforcement purposes are not discoverable and are exempt. That is, the person who is subject to an investigation cannot find out who complained or the notes, records and evidence resulting from the complaints. Of course, if this does result in criminal or even administrative board hearings where there are charges and a hearing, those records may come into evidence and at that point your attorney might have access to them.
The laws however, should be easy to get. There is probably a local zoning code that says what yard setbacks are. If your shed is properly characterized as a building or structure subject to yard setbacks, you can determine where your boundary lines are from a survey and flagged stake markers and measure the distance of the structure to the boundary line to see whether you are committing a code violation. Get a copy of the zoning law and see whether the shed falls into the definition of a building or structure that is subject to the setbacks and then measure the distance to the boundary.See question
It's a only neighbor next to my house. I see the poison like a few weeks and now I see new poison
Call the police. You may want to take soil samples and have them inspected by an environmental lab for herbicides or other poisons (call them first for sampling instructions and containers), as well as take photographs to preserve evidence. Surveillance cameras might not be a bad idea.
Before you speak with the police, try to think about why your neighbor might have a motive to do something like that, or whether you or your family might have any other enemies.
Depending on the police investigation and its results, you may want to speak with an attorney about private rights of action for lawsuits involving property damage and trespass. The success of such actions might depend on whether the police and courts establish criminal liability on whoever did the damage.
If you rely on well water, and depending on the location of your well, you may also want to have the water tested and not use tap water if it is contaminated by herbicides (this could possibly factor into the criminal or civil actions).
Topic changed from land use which involves zoning/planing restrictions, permits and hearings to litigation.
My situation is that no one replied to my original question and now Avvo wants me to pay for advice. This is called bait-and -switch, the classic con.
I'm afraid you don't understand how this site works. Attorneys answer simple, typical questions in this case Q&A section as an informational service with no pay but perhaps a bit of "exposure" to the public (like other "Q&A" sites like Quora or Reddit). No attorney gets paid for answering questions (I've answered over 2,100). No attorneys who answer questions in this forum work for Avvo, get fees from Avvo or are "Avvo attorneys". We do get some free online advertising through participation which can prove useful to us in our marketing efforts, as a lot of people today look online to hire attorneys rather than word of mouth or antiquated tools like the phone book "Yellow Pages".
Sometimes questions aren't answered because they are either too complex, individualized, lacking in details, r simply incoherent or are a rant, not a question. Or because askers are seeking to hire an attorney in this forum to advise or represent them (not the purpose of this forum).
Another part of the site allows you to find and read attorney profiles in your geographic area, who you then contact yourself. Still another part of the site allows you to pay a small fixed fee for a one-shot brief, simple telephone consultation on a common problem or issue where you get advice without forming a permanent attorney-client relationship.
You may want to ask your question again, and try to put it in the correct subject matter area so people will see it. Attorneys subscribe to various subject areas they are competent in answering questions in them. You have tagged your question in the area of state bar sanctions (like disbarment or suspension) for attorneys who have violated disciplinary rules. Was that what your original question was about?See question
I hired an attorney for a child supoort dispute that ended last year. She had issues with her billing manager, and I stopped receiving invoices and payments credits, so I stooped makibg payments. A new admin hs taken over the position and contacte...
It depends on your retainer agreement and the detail of bills you were contractually obligated to receive. I would ask them to sit down with you and go over the $7800 in dispute and explain what was done and how much you were charged for it, if those were variable hourly charges.
Your state bar association may have mechanisms for bill disputes with mediation or arbitration of disputed amounts.See question