Questions Answered by Ali Shahrestani, Esq.

Q: I'm 15 and pregnant and the baby father is 24 what could happen ? Can he sign the birth certificate?

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law and Criminal Law for District of Columbia on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Sex with a minor is a crime. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This...

Q: What do i need to do to file for joint custody

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Child Custody for Massachusetts on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
You'd have to file in court a motion requesting that. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody,...

Q: Is there more than one way two companies can decide to merge? What are they?

1 Answer | Asked in Mergers & Acquisitions for New York on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Are they public or private companies? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law....

Q: who decides how much % of husbands businness does wife get? it is equitable distribution?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for New York on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
When was the company started, before or after the marriage? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child...

Q: I let a friend borrow money from me without contract or payment plan. What action can I take to get money back?

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for New York on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
You can file a small claims action and bring any evidence you have to prove your case. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal...

Q: I live in Staten Island,NY . Is it legal for my dog to go pee in grass between the sidewalk and the street?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for New York on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
I see no problem with that assuming that area is public property. You can check the local records at the clerk's office to determine the ownership of the area in question. But why not just avoid that neighbor's general area? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my...

Q: What legal rights do I have if my estranged husband shows up at my children's school, or my home?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for New York on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
What are the court orders re: custody and visitation? Is there a restraining order or a factual basis for one? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business &...

Q: can I take the father of my child off child support ? Or is it a process

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for New York on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
You can file a motion to terminate child support. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and...

Q: Can i sue my kids father for not paying rent and college fees if he lives in my apartment and won't leave?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Support and Domestic Violence for New York on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
You can file for a restraining order, child custody, and child support. You can also file eviction proceedings against him. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of...

Q: My child's father keeps threatening to take full custody of our child because he has money to pay a lawyer off.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for New York on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
You can access self-help resources at your local law library. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child...

Q: is there any way to get a quickie divorce for a 15 year marriage in california? no children, no property.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for California on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
You may consider filing a collaborative divorce if you and your spouse have an amicable relationship. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business &...

Q: Can my friend and her husband get visitation with Grandchildren

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for California on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Grandparents can file in court a motion for visitation. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody,...

Q: Hi, I was wondering if I can use an alias, or something that isn't my real name to sign an NDA.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Business Law for California on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
That sounds like fraud. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer...

Q: i need to find out how to file termination of rights for my childs father based on abandonment in the state of californi

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for California on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
You may want to file a modification of custody rights first rather than a motion to terminate parental rights. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business &...

Q: Is it legal to pull a child out of class once a week without documentation or assessment

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Education Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Is there an IEP that recommends that? What is the basis for it? What's the opposition's argument? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts,...

Q: Can termination of rental agreement be served by email?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
What does your lease say about that? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law....

Q: I informed HR that I am transgender and plan to transition from male to female. While I didn't get fired, no one at my

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for California on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
You may have a case for hostile work environment and gender/ sexual orientation discrimination. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts,...

Q: Friend's mom got behind in rent and currently in hospital. Landlord opened the house on July 31st @ 10:35 am.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
See prior reply. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not...

Q: Friend's mom got behind in rent and currently in hospital. Landlord opened the house on July 31st @ 10:35 am.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Does your mom have a Power of Attorney ("POA"), a Medical Directive, and a Will or Trust? Those are key in times such as this. The POA is useful to appoint somebody to represent her re: her landlord and others. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice...

Q: Can my nabor close off a road to make speed bumps and other road obstacles to impair our ability to drive on said road?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for California on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Has he built this road on his private property? Is the road your only form of accessing your property? Is he in compliance with city laws re: construction of the road? You can access copies of construction permits at the County clerk's office. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/...

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