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Anamaria B Bercik

Anamaria Bercik’s Answers

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  • I'm addicted to drugs and want to know what my rights as a parent are?

    I'm in the National Guard and signed over residential custody of my daughter to her father when I left for deployment. It came out that I was addicted to pain killers and was sent home. When I tried to reestablish visitation, my ex told the court ...

    Anamaria’s Answer

    In order to regain custody of your child or to reestablish visitation, you need to file a motion with the court in the county where you live, asking for residency of visits.
    In view of your addiction, the court will not be inclined to give you custody of your child. However, you have every right to visits,either supervised or unsupervised. It all depends on your circumstance.
    YOu should also try to go to reha. Eventually, if you want custody of you child, you will have to show the court you are fit to parent,

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  • Is there anything I can do to help my little cousin with an abusive father

    Hi, My little cousin is being abused by her father in Palm Beach, Florida. She threatened suicide and attempted with pills. We warned her school when we found out, but the school ignored it and the hospital returned her to his care. He was told b...

    Anamaria’s Answer

    Firs, how do you know your cousin is abused? Does she have a mother? Any relatives you can talk to ?
    If not, your cousin should call Child Protective Service in the County where she resides to report the abuse.

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  • Can I file a police report on my older sibling

    My older sister has been entering my closet and taking my property (clothes) and has been doing this without my consent. She has been warned more than once.

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    How old are you and how old is your sibling? Assuming you are both minors, living at home, I suggest you speak with your parents regarding this matter. Calling the police is rarely a good idea.

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  • What do I do if my medical information was released without my permission?

    Medical records of mine were released without my permission. Last July I was in a psychiatric hospital for depression and anxiety. I also have a 5 year old son that I do not have custody of for reasons that I will also be looking for answers. At ...

    Anamaria’s Answer

    If you did not sign an authorization to have your medical records released, and if they were in fact released without your permission you can start by calling the Medical/Hospital Ethics Board and report what happened,

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  • My elderly neighbor needs a local lawyer to advice her on 51 yr old son squatter. what type of lawyer deals with this.

    her 51 yr old son divorced move back in. takes her money. before he moved back she was independent 70 yr old widow. she owns property. he takes all the rent money plus dips into her social security check. she is left penniless. now he want to rem...

    Anamaria’s Answer

    it seems you are speaking for a friend. How are you privy to all this information?

    You should not be speaking with an attorney regarding your friend's legal issues. Instead, you should tell her to call an attorney if she feels she needs one.
    On the other hand, you if you feel there is elderly abuse, call your local police or Social Services for the elderly in your area. They will investigate if the elderly person is safe.

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  • Can I sue a dealership for not refunding my money?

    I went to a dealership with my husband gave them my card to swipe for $500.00. We didn't sign any paper work just the recipt. We agreed to finish up that following Monday (we went there on a Saturday). When we asked for our money back they gave us...

    Anamaria’s Answer

    More information is needed for a more accurate answer. However, it seems that If you did not sign any paper work, you should receive your deposit immediately. Even if you signed, a document , it is morel likely than not you should still get your money back..

    Call them again. if you don't receive your money, file in small claims court.

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  • I was falsely accused of child abuse by a company manager and detectives cleared me. What kind of lawyer do I need to sue?

    A manager at dollar general falsely accused me of child abuse saying I hit my child after he hit his head on their shelf above the ice cream. They provided a video that clearly shows I didn't touch my child. Detectives fully cleared me of any and ...

    Anamaria’s Answer

    Before you can sue anyone , you must show that there were damages. Reporting an alleged child abuse to the authorities does not give rise to an action against that person.
    However, if your son hit his head on a shelf, you may want to contact an attorney in your area to find out if your son has a a cause of action against the store. Consult with a personal injury attorney .

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  • Will my child get taken away if i failed one dyfs drug test?

    ive had my case open for a year with no red flags and no issues and i made a stupid choice and failed a drug test id be devastated if my child got taken away please please help me

    Anamaria’s Answer

    New Jersey case law states that drug use in itself is not child l abuse. Now, if the child was in imminent risk of danger after you used an illegal substance, the child may be removed. It all depends on the facts.

    For example: if you used a drug , and the child did not see you and you did not act in an erratic manner before the child, then no harm to the child. However, DCPP will be on the look out .

    So be careful. If you cannot control an habit seek some help DCPP will find you a place. Although I wold recommend that you try to have the case closed and have them stay away from your life.

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  • Which route to take post conviction? appeal / PCR/ file an emergent appeal/ file motion for new trial?

    my friend was convicted in august 2014. he has 2.5 years of sentence left to serve. post his sentencing he filed a motion of appeal but appeal brief has not yet been submitted. Last month we have found strong exculpatory evidence that was not used...

    Anamaria’s Answer

    If ICE has an hold on him he may be deported as soon as he serves his time
    He could file a Post Conviction Relief. Did he plea? If so, he may file a PCR if he feels he was not properly represented by his attorney.
    As the other attorneys have stated this is fact sensitive. More information is needed. COnsult an attorney in your area . Be careful, however. You dont want to spend money if there is no case.

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  • I am the executor on a relative's will (relative is alive). I would like to make a minor change to the will.

    Will owner agrees to the change. Do I/we need an attorney? If not what if any legal requirements are needed?

    Anamaria’s Answer

    The only person who can change the will, is the person who made the will not the executor. If he agrees then he should make the change.

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