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  • My girlfriend is being suid in state court but they also put my name on the suit to what do i do if i had no envolvment

    the suit involves the parents of children who damaged property some how my name got drugged into it I have no children and no children involved i have to file an answer and have no money for an lawyer how can i file my own answer and can i counter...

    Robert’s Answer

    Please go see a lawyer. Thy are not always as expensive as you think.

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  • Are parents allowed to view disciplinary actions against thier child's teachers that are not criminal or ethic violations?

    Criminal records and actions taken by the Ethics Committee are, of course, public records. I am referring to notes written by the principal to teachers to be put in a personnel file (such as for missing lesson plans, etc).

    Robert’s Answer

    Provided the teacher is employed by a public school district, you can always file an open records request to see the employee's file. They will redact the personal information that you are not entitled to see.

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  • How to get a Civil Case Sealed in GA

    In a civil case today, I was denied reversal of overpayment and fraud penalties with the GA Dept of Labor by a judge during a judicial review. I'm concerned about future employment background checks. How can I get this case sealed? When I called t...

    Robert’s Answer

    The simple answer to your question is that you will not be able to seal the records. You would have to file a motion to limit public inspection. However, you would have to show that the harm that would result to you greatly outweighs the publics' right to inspect the file. In light of the fact that judges have been getting in trouble for sealing files, you will not find a very sympathetic ear. Besides most employers don't do a civil records check, just the criminal back ground check.

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  • How do I answer a Motion for contempt in Gwinnett county GA?

    I have been served a Motion for contempt by my ex in regards to our divorce agreement on the sale of our home. The accusastions are false and I need to respond to the court and his attorney ( no discoveries or documentations wa requested on the s...

    Robert’s Answer

    Forms are the worst thing you could do. Get a lawyer and serve the opposing ex with discovery. If you have complied then you should be ok.

    DISCLAIMER: This answer is provided for educational purposes only. By using or participating in this site you agree and understand that there is no attorney client privilege between you and the attorney responding. This site cannot be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed attorney that practices law in the State where the case is pending; and, who has experience in the area of law you are asking questions about and with whom you would have an attorney client relationship. The law changes frequently and varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. The information and materials provided are general in nature, and may not apply to a specific factual or legal circumstance described in the question, or in the State where this case is pending.

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  • How do I go about terminating biological father's legal rights?

    Im in GA. Biological dad was a stalker and also tried to kill me in 2001. In attempts to continue to harass me and remain tied to me, he went down and signed himself up for child support and gained his legal rights. Was awarded supervised visit...

    Robert’s Answer

    You have several routes for terminating bio dad's rights. The easiest would be the step-parent adoption. You could kill two birds with one stone. However, there is also a deprivation action in Juvenile Court.

    Please call an attorney to help you.

    DISCLAIMER: This answer is provided for educational purposes only. By using or participating in this site you agree and understand that there is no attorney client privilege between you and the attorney responding. This site cannot be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed attorney that practices law in the State where the case is pending; and, who has experience in the area of law you are asking questions about and with whom you would have an attorney client relationship. The law changes frequently and varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. The information and materials provided are general in nature, and may not apply to a specific factual or legal circumstance described in the question, or in the State where this case is pending.

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  • I had a case dead docketed in 1995 and I would like to know what does this mean?

    the case was from georgia Macon police department in Bibb county. state offense code 1141 statute 16-6-5 (B); ga. Can I have this expunged off my record and procedure? disposition was dead docketed, deffered.

    Robert’s Answer

    Dead Docket means that the State can reopen the case and proceed. No it cannot be expunged. You could always file a Motion for Speedy Trial. You should really consult with an attorney about the specific facts of your case.

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  • My husband and i were married in co but we reside in ga. how long do we need to be separated before we can file for divorc

    I just need to know as much info as i can get

    Robert’s Answer

    I agree with the previous post, just realize that all marital relations must stop. If you have a few too many drinks and party for old time sake, then the divorce action is automatically dismissed as you would have reconciled.

    DISCLAIMER: This answer is provided for educational purposes only. By using or participating in this site you agree and understand that there is no attorney client privilege between you and the attorney responding. This site cannot be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed attorney that practices law in the State where the case is pending; and, who has experience in the area of law you are asking questions about and with whom you would have an attorney client relationship. The law changes frequently and varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. The information and materials provided are general in nature, and may not apply to a specific factual or legal circumstance described in the question, or in the State where this case is pending.

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  • My ex spouse filed a citation for contempt against me. I had a very valid reason for not performing the action as laid out in

    the divorce decree at the time, but I have since done what was required. It is not relating to children, but property. I would like to know if there is a specific form that I need to complete to respond to my citation.

    Robert’s Answer

    Hire a lawyer and don't use one of the awful internet forms. Would you use a form to conduct open heart surgery?

    As for the contempt, if you have performed the item then you are no longer in contempt and a Motion to Dismiss should be filed.

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  • I was sent divorce papers from wife in NY. I signed them. Where do I send the papers now? Its uncontested. Getting married soon.

    I would lke to get this finalized as quickly as possible. The wife is bitter. But I just want to hurry up and get it done. I see that a "note of issue" was filed in August 2010. Whats next? I cant afford to travel to New York. I want to make sur...

    Robert’s Answer

    Just remember that New York as a mandatory one year or two year seperation period before a divorce can be finalized. Georgia's is only 31 days. Hope the wedding is not any time soon.

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  • Is what they done legal?

    My brother and his girlfriend had twin boys and my sister got legal guardianship of them for 2 years. The day before Thanksgiving she told them (DFCS) that she couldn't handle them any more. DFCS then put them in foster care, and called us Thanksg...

    Robert’s Answer

    Yes, until a relative steps forward then DFACS can place the children in foster care. Make sure that you attend the Monday hearing so that you can seek guardianship. Speak with an attorney to help you through the Juvenile Courts. Act quickly as time is of the essence.

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