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Jon Daniel Long

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  • I am 65 years old and my wife is 53. We have been married for 19 years. How about alimony?

    I make 20,000 for s/s and a retirement of 650.00 per month. My wife makes 150,000.00 per year. We agreed in 1996 that I would retire and maintain our 2 houses so we could travel. Now she wants to divorce and pay no alimony. I will have to sell th...

    Jon’s Answer

    From the limited info you provide, you MIGHT be a candidate to receive some form of alimony. If you have not already done so, get an attorney to discuss terms of the divorce.

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  • What can i do about getting fired from a job because an employee said i stole drugs out of her car and went to managment?

    the girl went to management and told them she had an ounce of marijuana in her car and told them she thought i stole it. without asking any questions i was fired when i went into work the next day and learned what had happened. they had no proof w...

    Jon’s Answer

    TN is what is called an at will employment state. This means an employer may fire an employee for good reason, bad reason, or no reason at all. So long as the employer did not fire you because of your race, national origin, age, or other protected class, there is nothing you can do against the employer. You will just need to find another job.

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  • My husband lives in MI and I live in TN. He has filed for divorce. Do I need a lawyer in MI or TN?

    We lived in TN up until 3 years ago when he moved to MI for his job. Our home is in TN and paid off, so he was going to live in MI for 2 years until he retired and then return here. I have chronic depression and agoraphobia and have not been abl...

    Jon’s Answer

    If he filed in MI, you would need a MI attorney to defend there, if you choose to defend. If you have not lived in MI and do not visit, the courts in MI could grant a divorce but could not divide property or award alimony so you might choose not to defend. You could file your own divorce action in TN and have the property divided and ask for alimony. For this you would need a TN attorney. The question of alimony is very fact specific and you would need to discuss your facts with an attorney.

    At a minimum I suggest you meeting with a TN divorce attorney and discussing your options.

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  • I am a salaried employee but my boss takes money out of my check for any missed days or for being late is this acceptable?

    they also deduct money from me if there are any broken dishes, including ones that are clearly not my fault and she screams at me in front of other employees creating a hostile work environment and public embarrassment. she kept me after work 20 m...

    Jon’s Answer

    It depends on if you are an exempt or non exempt employee under the fair labor standards act guidelines. If you are exempt, you receive no additional pay for hours over 40. The employer can't deduct for partial days missed but may deduct for entire days missed.

    For non-exempt employees the employer must pay 1-1/2 times normal hourly rate for all time over 40 hours in a week, even if employee is paid a salary. For non-exempt employees deductions can be made for part days missed.

    Hope this helps. If you believe you are an exempt employee and your employer is making deductions, seek a consult with an employment lawyer in your area.

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  • Can I get any of my money back? I recently checked my checking account on line and discovered that it was overdrawn.

    I saw that there was a debit from my account in excess of $9000.00 when I called the bank to inquire they told me it was a legal judgement and gave me a phone number. This was on a Saturday. I called the number and of course got no one. What shoul...

    Jon’s Answer

    Have you been sued and the other party got a judgment? This sounds like someone got a judgment against you and seized those funds from your bank account. If that is the case, it is likely gone. You should call Monday and get the story behind the judgment

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  • My husband was laid off without notice from a job he held for over 17 years.

    he has 84 hours of unused vacation time left. they don't want to pay it out to him. he is not entitled to this time and pay? also they bumped him from his job with someone with less senority than him. Is that fair? He worked in Georgia in a Carpe...

    Jon’s Answer

    Since your husbands employment was in Georgia, Georgia law will control the issue. I am a TN attorney and will discuss TN law as it may be similar to GA law but you might want to repost this question and list GA as your location so you will be more likely to get a GA attorney to answer.

    In TN an employee is NOT entitled to unpaid vacation time upon termination unless the company has a policy otherwise. TN is also a right to work state and a company would generally be able to lay your husband off in favor of a less experienced employee if they chose.

    Again GA law may be different and hopefully you can get a GA attorney to answer by reporting with GA as your location.

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  • Can my mom help me mortgage a house without my dads consent since they are married?

    my mom wants to help me move to a better place and help me mortgage a house. Can she do it without my step-dad having to sign on the papers also? She wants to take out the mortgage solely in her name minus him (she does have a mortgage currently o...

    Jon’s Answer

    Yes she can. Assuming her credit and income are adequate without him he would not need to be involved.

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  • Can my ex get in trouble for posting our son online for free? Could I get Custody?

    My ex and I have not been together since Dec 08. I was ramdonley looking through face book and Notice she posted " Does anyone want a 5 year old for free she will pack all his clothes" I need to know if I have a case or would I be wasting time and...

    Jon’s Answer

    If you believe this might NOT be a joke, you should report this to DHS or the local police. Let them investigate. If it is true it would obviously impact her custody.

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  • Do I have a case?

    My mom helped me pay for my first car. She paid half and I paid for the other half. She told me that if I paid her back in full then the car would be mine. I have paid her back but she refuses to acknowledge our verbal agreement. How do I get the ...

    Jon’s Answer

    Possibly. If you can prove that you paid her back for all she paid you could sue and ask the court to order her to sign the title over to you. I'm assuming the title is in her name and you are at least 18 years old.

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  • Ethics issue

    If I show a lawyer that is representing a client that their client is currently in gauge in committing crimes against the public can the lawyer still represent them

    Jon’s Answer

    Yes. Lawyers represent criminals every day. Depending on the crime you show to the attorney and depending on if it has already happened or is going to happen, it might create a duty for the attorney to report the activity. It might also persuade the attorney to withdraw but it will not force the attorney to quit representing his client.

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