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0 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Criminal Law for Alaska on
Q: Is this double jeopardy? Punished twice in the same jurisdiction, two charges with legal effect and enforceability.

11/13/2003 assistant district attorney Wolfe created a record: written plea agreement is AS11.41.110(a)(2), held in abeyance.

5/31/2005 Judgment is AS11.41.110(a)(1), currently enforced.

The Dillingham Court did not grant assistant district attorney Hofmeister a legal authority... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Alaska on
Q: warranty and bankruptcy

In 2004 I bought a folding trailer made by Fleetwood that came with a lifetime warranty on the roof and crank. They went bankrupt and were bought by Rev rv. I contacted Rev rv regarding my warranty after it was discovered this summer that the roof was leaking. They said they don't have to... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Personal Injury, Consumer Law and Contracts for Alaska on
Q: How can I start/file a claim against a car dealership for not refunding my down payment?

I had put a down payment of $3500, and drove off the lot with the vehicle.4 days later, the car dealership called me demanding I return the vehicle back, so I had asked why,they said that the bank denied me. So I was asking more questions on why did I get denied , and asking for proof, and I also... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Alaska on
Q: Unavailable Judge delays relocation custodymod trial til after I already will move. How to ask for temp alternate judge?

At the beginning of 2022. I filed a modification request for my child and me to relocate out of state for “legitimate purposes”, requesting school year/summer schedule, vs current 50/50 week on/off. The judge delayed my hearing for another 2 months due to other “trials taking longer than... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Alaska on
Q: Is there an exception to Article 3. for example if you did not discover you were not paid you were entitled to in 2021
Brad S Kane
Brad S Kane
answered on Jun 15, 2022

Claims for unpaid overtime or minimum wage must be filed within two years from the date the work was actually performed. Claims for straight-time wages or other promised benefits should be filed within three years from the date the work was actually performed. You should file a claim as soon as you... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Alaska on
Q: I falsely accused my ex boyfriend of crimes he didn’t commit and I wanted to know more information about the consequenc

I fave if I make the false report I’m currently with child and have 1 year old to take care of by myself I also have mental disabilities I’m reaching out to treatment services tomorrow morning I need help this man doesn’t deserve this to happen to him

0 Answers | Asked in Constitutional Law for Alaska on
Q: How do I become a state national?
1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Alaska on
Q: Where can i get ejectment package forms to file with the superior court in nome alaska
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Jun 1, 2022

This is not a Florida law question, but since I am an inactive Alaska attorney, I might as well give you this link:

http://www.courts.alaska.gov/forms/index.htm#force

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Alaska on
Q: Do I have to submit dna sample 12 years after felony drug conviction I live in alaska

I did time while I was not convicted I think about 6 months then did 6 months drug treatment where I successfully completed. I was able to get off felony probation after 9 months of a 3 year probation period. And have been successful ever since. I was assaulted yesterday and The officer said I... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Alaska on
Q: I am filing bankruptcy. I have a partially finished house that is unlivable so I rent. Can I keep my house if I file?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Mar 24, 2022

Depends on what exemptions you have available to you under federal or state law. Consult your bankruptcy attorney before you do anything.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Civil Rights for Alaska on
Q: Homeless disabled ward of state abused as free labor and sexual physical abuse often to trade for shelter a

I was evicted without opa or lawyer present . I was told I abandoned my apt and locked out n things thrown in dump . Opa aware I'm dying and trafficked but no help. How can I better advocate or get my funds to live . I'm disabled with speech impediment

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 12, 2022

An Alaska attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks and your situation is a difficult and heartbreaking one. Under the posted categories, personal injury, real estate attorneys aren't going to know about this - the eviction issue is something for a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Alaska on
Q: What are my options in the following scenario. Landlord claims I have abandoned my rental unit and threw out my stuff.

No judgements were entered. No eviction filed. Only threats of " its in corporates hands" completely blocked me from entering my home and threw away all of our family's belongings, meanwhile slandering our name to all of the other tenants .

Robert King Reges Jr.
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Robert King Reges Jr.
answered on Jan 31, 2022

Was this a residential unit or a commercial unit? Residential rentals are controlled by the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (URLTA). You can find that online with the search words "Alaska URLTA." It tells you in plain terms your rights and obligations. If the unit was... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Native American Law for Alaska on
Q: How do I find My Land Left to me by my father I'm a Alaska native
Nina Whitehurst
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Nina Whitehurst
answered on Jan 27, 2022

Most real estate attorneys and all title companies can do a search for land in your father's name or in your name (if already transferred). If the land is still in your father's name, you need a probate attorney to help you get it retitled.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Alaska on
Q: How to file a court hearing against a HOA for being arbitrary and not enforcing all rules consistently and fairly to all

In short we have a newly formed HOA of 3 years in an area that had a lease that was never enforced and now those same rules are the HOA rules and are only heavily enforced on a very small few. Refuse to address it and discuss it. Allow different rules and exceptions for certain members. Enforce a... Read more »

Robert King Reges Jr.
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Robert King Reges Jr.
answered on Jan 31, 2022

Many homeowner associations are incorporated. Look to their Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws to determine available procedures for voicing complaints. If you follow the proper "administrative" procedures and obtain no substantive review or response then you have a procedural cause... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Alaska on
Q: I entered the US on VWP and have been overstated for 2 years. Is it possible to apply Green Card?

Also my sponsor(husband) is in military and we have a child.

Adan Vega
Adan Vega
answered on Jan 3, 2022

Your husband can file the FORM I-130/I-130A ( Relative Petition) with USCIS.

If he is a U.S. citizen then you can also file for adjustment of status by submitting the FORM I-485 in that you have lawfully entered the U.S. through the ESTA program.

An experienced immigration attorney...
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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Alaska on
Q: As a grandchild of my grandfather, who is now deceased , can I try to sell his patent with permission from his wife ?

My grandpa and his friend invented something and have had a patent. Is it possible for me , his grandchild , with permission from his wife , take over his half of the patent to try to sell it ?

Kevin E. Flynn
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Kevin E. Flynn
answered on Dec 15, 2021

This is not really a patent question. This is a question under state law of whether your grandfather assigned the invention to another party. If he assigned his rights, you have nothing to license to anyone. If there was a contract, then maybe there is room to regain the rights.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Alaska on
Q: If my grandkids in Michigan are removed from their mother's care, her wish is to have them sent to me in Alaska.

Her wish is to have the kids placed with me and her step-father! What steps would we need to do to make this happen?

Stefan Otterson
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Stefan Otterson
answered on Dec 3, 2021

It sounds like the kids are already in the custody of the state in Michigan. That means you will have to work with their Child Protective Services office (CPS). Ask your daughter for the contact information for the assigned social worker and contact that person to let them know you are requesting... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Alaska on
Q: Employment law question: if I work at will, 29.5 a week, low long in advance I need to submit my resignation letter?
Brad S Kane
Brad S Kane
answered on Oct 23, 2021

At will employment means both you and your employer can terminate your employment relationship at anytime.

While employers often request two weeks notice, it is not legally required, unless you signed a contract for a definite term. Even if there is a contract for a definite term, the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Alaska on
Q: I'm in a divorce with no underage children. I have a question about emotional abuse and mediation:

1. I'm told that the court is only interested in dividing assets. Would the emotional abuse that prompted my filing for divorce likely have any bearing on the outcome?

2. My husband has made it clear that he wants to part with as little of our assets and funds as he can. He has no... Read more »

Stefan Otterson
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Stefan Otterson
answered on Sep 8, 2021

1. The reason for the divorce is generally not relevant to property division.

2&3. In Alaska, mediation is always voluntary. The court will order mediation if the parties both agree it would be useful, but would probably not do so if one party tells the court that emotional abuse...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Alaska on
Q: Can I take my child back from a guardian before court date. I’m trying to move
Stefan Otterson
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Stefan Otterson
answered on Aug 24, 2021

The short answer is no. You are not allowed to take back custody without court permission. However, depending on the facts and the terms of the guardianship order, there may be a way to take the child with you, as long as the court hearing is coming up in the near future. You should have an... Read more »

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