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Patrick Lee Jarrett

Patrick Jarrett’s Answers

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  • If a husband signs a notarized document is it legal enough to hold up in court?

    When married and going through a divorce but not yet divorced; if a husband signs a notarized document giving the wife ownership of a residence if she pays the past due balances. Will it hold up in court? While also having the receipt for the firs...

    Patrick’s Answer

    You should hire an attorney to help you deal with this property and make sure that all issues of the marriage are adequately dealt with. If the property transfer is not handled properly you could have a major headache in the future.

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  • I-130, I-485 and other materials

    I am a graduate student in Savannah GA, and I am going to marry my girlfriend on Monday which is 7/18 in New York city.(where she lives) She is in her OPT right now and its going to end on 7/20. If I apply all documents by on step method, she w...

    Patrick’s Answer

    First, congratulations on your marriage. I agree with my colleagues below. You should speak with an immigration attorney to make sure that your wife is not otherwise inadmissible and can remain in the country. It would be worth making sure that she can remain in the country before you begin a long process of adjusting status. Best wishes.

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  • Accident happen on 05/08/2016

    My husband and kids were involved in an auto accident on 05/08. There were hit in the back by a hit and run driver and my husband ran in the wall on the highway to avoid hitting other vehicles. My kids age 18, 22 & 24 did not want to go the doctor...

    Patrick’s Answer

    First, you need to seek the assistance of an attorney. Insurance companies will fight paying the full value of a claim. Since you do not regularly deal with them, you are at a disadvantage in your dealings with them. Just because your family members waited to get treatment does not mean that the injuries are unrelated. It just means that an argument must be made showing that they are. If the injuries are related, your family members can still recover.

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  • I don't have a green card and my husband wants a divorce

    I am a foreigner,he is US citizen,we married 11 months ago,we were date online for 2 months,he asked me to come to the US for marriage,we get married when I came in the US for 40 days on my B2 visa,then I found a lawyer tried to apply green card,b...

    Patrick’s Answer

    I agree with attorney Kasturi. You may have options, but you need to speak with an immigration attorney. Before you depart the US you need to know whether there will be any consequences of your overstay and whether you have any options available to you. A lot of the information needed may be inappropriate to share on a public message board, so I recommend calling an immigration attorney to discuss your situation with you.

    Sorry you are going through this.

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  • What are my legal options?

    I was riding my bicycle in a crosswalk when I was struck by a car failing to yield. There was one cyclist right in front of me that should have given the driver time to see anyone if they were looking. The driver paused just enough to make sure th...

    Patrick’s Answer

    As stated in my colleagues answers, the most important thing you can do is to seek immediate medical treatment. Hopefully you have already done so. If the police were called, you need to obtain an incident report. If you have not done so already, call an attorney. Most personal injury attorneys will meet with you for a free initial consultation. If the driver was at fault, you very well could have a valid injury claim. Best wishes.

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  • Citizenship question

    when applying for citizenship...I was charged with fraud and misrepresentation to obtain my green card. with no evidence found, the court terminated the case without prejudice because DHS failed to sustain 237 charge. I still have my green card. w...

    Patrick’s Answer

    I agree with the other answers. Your question involves questions that require an examination of the specific facts in your circumstances. You can file for naturalization, but it may not be approved. That is an answer no one can give you based on your question. Best wishes.

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  • At fault driver lied on police report!

    I was awaiting a left turn out of a gas station when suddenly i was struck on the rear right side of my vehicle by a single unit truck.. After the initial impact i then noticed the truck started ramming me into moving traffic. I then turned my veh...

    Patrick’s Answer

    I agree the first thing you need to do is speak with an attorney. The at-fault driver's insurance will likely try to contact you for a recorded statement. It would be unwise to discuss this case with the them before you speak with an attorney. You are dealing with an issue of fact. Most accident attorneys meet with clients for a free consultation and will be able to review the facts of your case to determine the viability of your claim. If you were injured or feel you may have been injured, you need to get checked out to determine the extent of your injuries. If the doctor recommends treatment, it is important for you to focus on getting better and following the doctor's advice.

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  • How would I go about getting full custody of my eight year old daughter?

    My ex husband and I have joint custody, but he has taken our daughter out of state without my permission and refuses to let me have any contact with her. What is my next step to get her back into GA? Is his act considered kidnapping?

    Patrick’s Answer

    Ms. Colwell is correct. The language of the prior order will govern what remedy you may have currently. If there is a visitation schedule that provides specific dates and times each parent is to have custody, that language should be enforceable. If the current custody arrangement will no longer work, which appears to be the case, you need to probably file a modification. Contact a local attorney to guide you through this process and to help you resolve this issue. Best wishes.

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  • Should I take the offer from the insurance company of the land and horse owners were I was injured.please read the details.

    The insurance company of the land and horse owners were I was injured is offering me two to three thousand dollars towards my medical bills, the problem is, the surgery I need is going to be over seven thousand, not including the hospital stay and...

    Patrick’s Answer

    You should talk to a lawyer before doing anything. Most personal injury attorneys offer free consultations and take cases on a contingency fee, which means it does not cost you anything unless there is a recovery. Giving a statement to the insurance agent is definitely not advisable. Get an attorney and he or she will be able to advise you about your case.

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