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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for California on

Q: Can I get in trouble for fixing my neighbors pit bulls without them knowing?

My neighbors live several cities away and never come to visit their dogs. They have a relative that lives locally and he feeds them maybe once a week if that. We feed them, water them and make sure they have shelter. They breed and they are all related. I have been wanting to get them fixed. I am... Read more »

William John Light answered on May 26, 2019

Just call Animal Control. Otherwise, you are guilty of vandalism to personal property.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Arkansas on

Q: Would it be possible to get a ban reversed on an interactive website for infringing on my 1st Amendment rights?

I have been banned from a website for "hate speech". Given that the SCOTUS has ruled that "hate speech" was protected under the 1st Amendment, as well as Judge Naomi Buchwald ruling that the President's Twitter is a "public forum" so he cannot ban people, as well as Marsh v Alabama, stating that a... Read more »

W. Whitfield Hyman answered on May 26, 2019

Private entities can't violate your rights to free speech. Exceptions would include things like the government is using a Facebook page and then blocks you from that Facebook page. Unless you're more specific, what you have described does not sound like a free speech violation.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for California on

Q: My boyfriend committed suicide. The boss at our old work told current employees. I live in California. Is this legal.

Both my boyfriend and I no longer worked at a place. He hadn’t worked there for two years. My best friend still works there. The regional director told all of the current employees (some who didn’t even know him) that he committed suicide less than a week after it happened. I do not know how he... Read more »

Neil Pedersen answered on May 26, 2019

I am very sorry for your loss. Because this information was not disclosed by the employee to the employer and because your boyfriend was no longer an employee there, the employer would have the same rights to talk about him as anyone else would. There are no special legal duties that would... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Pennsylvania on

Q: I have a question. My soon to be ex filed for support for our 1 son and spousal support for her. She doesn’t work..

Will she be told to find a job. I have been giving money to her without a court order since we split in 2017. I am finally moving on and have my own expenses and finally found a new place to live after spending time with my parents. I also pay support for a child who is the states custody... Read more »

Kathryn Hilbush answered on May 26, 2019

It's really not possible to provide you with detailed answers because every case is different. I expect that she will likely receive both spousal and child support based solely on what you've said here. You really should sit down for a consultation with an experienced family law attorney to discuss... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Pennsylvania on

Q: My sons biological mom has not been in his life since he was 3 months old.

Can I petition the court to terminate her rights so my current wife can adopt him.

Kathryn Hilbush answered on May 26, 2019

In PA you can. Consult with an expereinced family law attorney in the county where you reside.

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