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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Adoption for South Carolina on
Q: Am I a US citizen?

Hello,

My adoptive father was a US armed forces serviceman (honorable discharge in early 90s) stationed in UK when he met and married my UK born mother in 1984. I was 3 years old at that time. I have no relationship with my biological father. I immigrated to the US on an IR2 visa and green... Read more »

Amanda B Cook
Amanda B Cook
answered on Feb 2, 2023

Shooting from the hip here, but my answer is that yes, you probably are. Apply for a passport using that BC and see if you get one. You might want to pay for a consutlation with a US immigration attorney first, though - one that deals in adoptions, specifically. It's probably worth it.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Should I submit toxicology rpt to detective? 911 arrived my home b/c injury due to using drugs, found them, not charged.

I self inflicted serious injuries after consuming "shrooms", was transported and received medical treatment. A portion of unconsumed drug was volunteered by my friend at the incident. The detective interviewed my friend. Detective was ambiguous about any charges. I got a text asking for... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Feb 2, 2023

First, law enforcement officials are allowed to lie during their investigation.

Second, a detective does not have the authority to decide whether to file charges or not. That authority rests with the district attorney.

Third, the golden rule when you may be accused of a crime is do...
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1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law for California on
Q: After how many consecutive days of no work, can you determine a contractor has abandoned the job?

California contractor walked out of job claiming he needed payment, and has not returned for 60 days. Job approximately 90% complete and payment of 80% made. However, many errors on project (ie. contractor painted schluter as wrong color installed, 4" vs 6" backsplashed installed,... Read more »

Adam Stoddard
Adam Stoddard
answered on Feb 2, 2023

You may want to get an attorney involved. Often times I have found that simply having an attorney send a demand letter to the contractor, that motivates the contractor to complete the project in a timely manner. I am representing two homeowners right now with a similar set of facts. As soon as I... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Q: I have a custody order out of Travis county. I got into a physical fight with my Husband and state took the charge

In November. I have no criminal charges as of currently awaiting to hearing however 60day emergency took place that uplifted and CPs involved with both parties and my daughter on forth worth in which I’m trying to get her back from her dad grandmother which holds no grounds. At this point it’s... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Feb 2, 2023

The emergency removal of a child due to domestic violence is a fact-intensive matter. DFPS clearly has the statutory authority to take such an action and the court clearly has jurisdiction to adjudicate the matter.

You need a family lawyer experienced with CPS cases to advise and assist...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Michigan on
Q: Can I sue my attorney for not doing anything on my behalf in my child custody case which resulted in lost of custody?

My sons father took me back to court over child custody. We were never married I had full custody. Him and his lawyer knowingly and deliberately lied in court. My attorney never called a witness that I suggested to him or presented evidence that I had given him or told him he could obtain that... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Feb 2, 2023

Best advice would be to contact another family law attorney to review everything. You could certainly talk with a malpractice attorney, but some of what you write concerns trial strategy, which is difficult to show malpractice.

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