My husband repaired someones vehicle. He charged them considerably less then he has charged others for the same repair. Approximately 2 months after the return of the vehicle it started acting up again. When my husband found out he tried to make contact with the owner to check the vehicle out. The... Read more »
I would say that the best thing to do is that if you get sued by the car owner to counterclaim for defamation, and any other tings you might be able to think of. Defamation is a complicated area of the law, so I'd recommend talking to a local lawyer to whom you can tell all of the facts within the...Read more »
I am doctor with a reputation of expertise in my field. I received disciplinary action as a result of untrue statements made by another doctor in a position of unofficial authority over me. This person provided a false formal written statement to be placed in my personnel file in support of a... Read more »
Based solely on the facts presented, yes, with a caveat. That caveat being that there may be some privilege within the profession or recognized in the law that may absolve her of such liability. It is best to speak with a local lawyer with whom you can divulge all of the facts. There are 5 basic...Read more »
This is more related to my wife. She was in Las Vegas celebrating a friends 30th birthday. A very close male friend of ours that is also married was there for business at the same time and they met up for drinks. He made sexual advances towards her that were rejected. He is now claiming that he... Read more »
In Indiana truth is an absolute defense to libel or slander, which I will call defamation. Because of the absolute defense other torts that are recognized in other jurisdictions are not in Indiana. A defamation case requires 4-5 elements; 1. a false statement, 2. about the plaintiff, 3. published...Read more »
You need to hire a lawyer right away. If you didn't know about the divorce then there was probably a problem with service, or some other notice problem. Then whatever happened there, he was able to go about getting a divorce by whatever terms he chose. You probably should get a lawyer to get back...Read more »
I am in contempt by not putting utilities and such in my name but I haven't been able to afford it due to paying $1,200 a month in child care by myself. He's trying to appeal the part of the final order where the judge gives me equity so I don't know if his money is tied up in legal fees or what.
A cross petition to the contempt motion would have been the best thing to do. But failing to abide by a court order by any party can bring contempt sanctions. If you don't bring it up to the court, the court won't know about it. A motion for a Rule to Show Casue (i.e. contempt) is the means to...Read more »
He has custody and is paying her because the kids were staying with her during the school week. This is no longer the case. The kids are staying exclusively with him now and have been for a month. She basically does nothing for the kids. Can the order to pay child support to her be reversed or... Read more »
Yes. The child support obligation can be modified whenever there is a "significant change in circumstances." Generally a significant change in circumstances is when the income, or the parenting time obligation changes by 20% or greater. It sounds, from the limited facts presented, that this would...Read more »
My boyfriend got into it with his aunt. And decided to expos her on his TV show. He showed a conversation he had with her through private messaging. As well as it showed her profile picture. And he also mentioned names in his show. His show airs on a library channel.
From what you said it doesn't sound like there is anything untrue about what was said. Indiana might not recognize the tort of publication of private facts, so I don't see a case of it here. If Indiana still recognizes a private facts claim, the elements are: (1) a public disclosure of private...Read more »
An unknown person or persons has published libelous information about me on some website that's supposed to be used for consumer reviews and complaints. They said I'm a hacker, identity thief, stalker, etc. One of them used a name I've never heard of and claimed she had a relationship with me where... Read more »
Yes, you can file a case for defamation and name John or Jane Does as defendants, as well as the company, until you find out who they are by serving the company with subpoenas to produce the IP addresses of the posters. It will take a little work, but if these statements are damaging your...Read more »
My ex husband's girlfriend is threatening slander charges because I posted on facebook he used my credit card after our divorce was filed and I filed charges. He sent me text messages an admitted to it.
Truth is an absolute defense to libel (which is what it would be since it was in print). In fact a related claim that Indiana doesn't recognize, called publication of private fact, would also be unavailable to her because truth is seen as such an absolute defense. If such a case does get filed...Read more »
With libel, it matters a great deal what was said and how it was received by the reader. There is also a consideration of who you are in the community, and the subject matter of the conversation. These cases are very fact heavy, so you need to speak with a lawyer who can know all of the facts....Read more »
He can, but that doesn't mean he necessarily will. If he is to be responsible for the mortgage, you will have to move out and sign a quit claim deed to him. He will then need to refinance the house solely in his name.
More information is needed to answer your question accurately. Every divorce, just like every marriage, is unique to the people and circumstances. It would be best to talk to a local attorney who can know all of the facts to answer your specific questions.
Probably. There are way too many factors to consider in this question without more facts to give an accurate answer. The best thing to do is either give all the facts, which I wouldn't recommend in an open forum like this, or talk to a local lawyer who can know all of the facts.
No, that would be seen as trying to hide assets from the court and can get you in a lot of trouble. If you got the vehicle during the marriage it is considered marital property and thus subject to division if the parties cannot agree to some kind of equitable arrangement.
So long as all of the rules that Greece has for a divorce were followed then Canada Should recognize the divorce. But, I don't practice law in either country, so take what I say with a grain of salt. Any state in the U.S. would recognize a Greek divorce, so that's what I'm basing that answer on....Read more »
Typically only the portion of the pension that was earned while married is subject to a split of marital property. But these issues get very technical and sometimes complicated to do a Qualified Domestic Relations Order QDRO. I would definitely recommend talking to an attorney.
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