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Sean Michael Patrick

Sean Patrick’s Answers

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  • Can i claim both of my children for taxes?

    i have been the custodial parent for our children for the entire year of 2014. their dad and i only speak in terms of children. unfortunately, we are unable to come to any kind of understanding or agreement for anything else. its always unhealth...

    Sean’s Answer

    This is probably better addressed by a tax law attorney. Generally, a child is usually treated as "belonging" to the parent who has custody for the greater part of the year. That parent is called the custodial parent. The other parent is called the noncustodial parent.

    The general rule says that only the custodial parent can claim the dependent-exemption deduction for the child. However, an exception allows the custodial parent to give the noncustodial parent the right to claim the designated child as a dependent.

    ENLARGE

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    Under the noncustodial-parent rule, the designated child is treated as a qualifying child of the noncustodial parent if all the following requirements are met:

    Over half the child's support for the year must be provided by one or both parents.

    Parents must be divorced or separated under a written agreement at the end of the year or have lived apart during the last six months of the year.

    The child must be in the custody of one or both parents for over half the year.

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  • How would I get custody of my child and how could I low my child support payments

    She filed the first time then drop the case an now she reopen the case again

    Sean’s Answer

    It will depend on the order from the court. Typically custody and support obligations are determined upon order of divorce/separation or occasionally handled separately. Consult with an attorney to discuss the relevant details and see what the appropriate strategy is to modify or establish custody and support orders.

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  • How can i take my husband off my son birth certificate and put his bio father on it

    i had my son in 2008 and at the time i wasn't married and me and my mate thought my son was his so he signed the birth certificate and after a couple of months we realized that my mate wasn't the father and now since my son is old enough to realiz...

    Sean’s Answer

    Each jurisdiction has a different process to amend vital records. You should consider consulting with an attorney to discuss the specifics of your particular circumstances.

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  • Our pharmacy gave our daughter a wrong prescription medicine.

    She was given a heart medicine (digitek) instead of the normal medicine that she had been taking (niacin) and assumed that it was a generic substitute for the niacin. She took the medicine as she normally did for six days before realizing it was t...

    Sean’s Answer

    I have handled similar cases. Fortunately there was no long term harm done. Your daughter has legal recourse up to the damages she suffered. Consult with an attorney to review all your options.

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  • I am getting sued for 10,000. due to an accident I had 2 years ago. For personal injury, Negligence, property damage.

    Citrus Heights, Sacramento CA

    Sean’s Answer

    Either turn it over to your insurance , or consult with an attorney. There are a number of attorneys here on AVVO from Sacramento that will provide you with a free consultation. Best of luck.

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  • Unlicensed driver

    If I let someone with a suspended license drive my car, could I get in trouble?

    Sean’s Answer

    Yes, if they cause a collision you can be exposed to some liability.

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  • Do I need a personal injury lawyer

    I was rear ended in a car accident. They person who hit me admitted fault. I suffered whiplash and I am still having neck, head, and shoulders pain that affects my wotk as a hairdresser. They totalled my car and the insurance company took it. Now ...

    Sean’s Answer

    Yes you need to find an attorney. There are several here locally that will offer you a free consultation.

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  • At the final stages of divorce. Now spouse has stopped all communications. What do I do?

    We did financial disclosures. Mine were accurate and truthful, hers weren't. Requested her cooperating with me to do the coming to agreement for final settlements. Once again no response or cooperation. I need to know what my options are at this s...

    Sean’s Answer

    Best to get a consultation with an attorney. Typically these situations have many details that can change the approach and outcome of the case.

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  • I have someone who sued me for a hit and run and when in trial i was found not guilty of the crime, what do i do now?

    I had someone who sued me in small claims court for hitting their uninsured car, i lied to the police and told them i was the one driving to cover someone else but i took the case to trail and got found not guilty of the crime. While in small clai...

    Sean’s Answer

    If you now have a judgement against you that you can't afford to pay, you can speak to an attorney about options to avoid paying it. There are several attorneys here in Sacramento that will provide a free consultation.

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  • I was rear ended in a company vehicle a day ago not sure what to do other party wants to settle outside of insurance ?

    Didn't call police out because damage to vehicle wasn't as bad as how hard I was hit. Driver of other vehicle wants to pay for damages to vehicle but I don't know what they are willing to do about the pain it caused me. I was driving while on the ...

    Sean’s Answer

    You should retain a personal injury lawyer. There are many here on Avvo that will provide a free consultation.

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