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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for New York on

Q: Can my wife take my rights from me concerning our 3 children if they are not biologically mine?

We have 3 children age 7 and under that are not biologically mine but I am on their birth certificates and have taken parental responsibility for them from before they were born. All of them were conceived and born during our marriage. I did not have a part in their conception, that was done in a... Read more »

Lawrence Allen Weinreich answered on Jul 21, 2019

Based upon what you are saying, there is a doctrine in law called equitable estopple that will not allow your wife to do what she says as the children know you as their father and you have supported them since birth.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation and Probate for California on

Q: My name is not on title to a property I inherited with my brothers. Do I retain any ownership?

Richard Samuel Price answered on Jul 21, 2019

No, your name must be on the deed to have an ownership interest in the property. Was there a probate case when you inherited the property?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on

Q: My divorce was granted on Mar 25 by judge’s order but an amended decree was filed 2 wks later. which is my divorce date?

Doak Willis answered on Jul 21, 2019

The date of your divorce is the date the Judge granted it notwithstanding that the decree or an amended decree was filed much later. The amended decree you speak of should reflect in the opening lines the date the Judge granted the divorce even though filed weeks later.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on

Q: On a total loss vehicle, when determining the Acual Cash Value

Is it legal for an insurance company to "discount " the asking price of comparable vehicles?

Doak Willis answered on Jul 21, 2019

I’m not sure what you mean by discounting the asking price of comparable vehicles. The way it should be valued is what the value of a similar vehicle in similar condition is valued. One of the best ways to find the value of your vehicle is to use the vehicles listed on EBay Motors that are... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Michigan on

Q: It been 4-5 months now since I got arrested?

Got arrested for my 2nd DUI and haven't got an letter by mail from the court? Should I call or wait? I getting worried.

Daniel Hilf answered on Jul 21, 2019

Sometimes there are delays if a blood draw was involved in the case, because it takes quite a bit of time to have the sample tested at the laboratory. You can hire a lawyer at anytime to represent you - you do not have to wait to be charged to hire a lawyer. A lawyer can give you great advice,... Read more »

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