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0 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Alaska on
Q: I need help on what steps I need to take to finally be free!

My husband and I have been separated and living separate since 01/2019. We have a 5 year old boy together and my ex husband hasn't been involved at all since late 2019- early 2020... I have tried twice to file for divorce and I'm not sure why but both times something has come up. He has... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Alaska on
Q: I am 63 and have been with my current employer for 29 years. Department is being reorganized. Told this confidentially.

I have also confidentially been told that I was not being layed off or fired or let go. I was told that they would be offering me a part time position. Have not been officially told anything by HR yet. Waiting for that process to take place. Is there anything I should be aware of with regard to... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Gaming for Alaska on
Q: Pull Tabs worker refused my 5$ in a jar he said someone put 1000$ in the jar and refused to pull any tabs from it

I said I didn't care I had 5 dollars to win and the half empty jar was the one I wanted he said I'm not giving you Any tabs from this jar with your 5 dollars someone put over 1000$ in this one. I said we'll that's what makes it a lottery anyone who plays can win but u refusing... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime for Alaska on
Q: My friend in Alaska had all his Bitcoin stolen. What are the statutes of limitations for criminal and civil prosecution?

Mark had agreed to teach a friend's son how to invest in Bitcoin. He believes that his pupil watched him type the password to his Bitcoin wallet and successfully guessed the password, then later logged in and transferred ownership of the wallet to himself before fleeing the region. The wallet... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Health Care Law for Alaska on
Q: Is there law in Alaska that allows private, non-chain in-network vision providers to decide how to apply Plan benefits?

My husband saw a private, in-network ophthalmologist for an eye exam and contact lens fitting, and the clinic did not apply the Plan allowance ($200.00) to his exam and fitting, citing that they would only apply the allowance if and when he places an order for a supply of contact lenses. He had to... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Alaska on
Q: Two owners and the other won’t sign to sell thru. The other owner won’t go thru a realtor to sell the house. She insist

She is gonna list the house and sell it herself and cut me the other owner out of my portion

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Alaska on
Q: I'm needing to know if I have a case against anyone and if so who at the hospital that did my surgery and messed up .

I had a complete Hip replacement. The Doctors knew I had a problem with Anastasia but gave it to me anyways. I had to be brought back to life 4xs . When I woke up I had nothing in me for pain bcuz the narcan they gave me took all of the pain meds out of my system, so I had to lay there in pain .... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jun 11, 2024

Yes you may have a case. Medical malpractice means that a doctor violated the standard of care. A bad outcome is not enough. Another doctor would be needed to evaluate what the doctors did. But, due to the nature of medical malpractice cases, the extent of the injuries may affect the viability... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Energy, Oil and Gas for Alaska on
Q: Have cases to rescind a Separation Agreement been won in Alaska, and how would I request public information to review?

First, I am aware that Alaska is an At Will State. Second, I would like to know if there have been any cases in Alaska where a Separation Agreement rescind was granted. If so, how would I go about requesting to review any public information of the case? My husband received a Separation Agreement... View More

Sara L Bloom
Sara L Bloom
answered on Jun 11, 2024

If you are over 40 you have 7 days to revoke the separation agreement per the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act.

You can contact me directly to set up a consultation- however, I do charge $300 for an up to an hour phone consult.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Constitutional Law for Alaska on
Q: Is this a illegal extension of a traffic stop based on false accusations.

If I was accused of being under the influence of Opioid due to having a raspy voice and my pupils were constricted, a DUI charge stemmed from this and multiple other charges followed but when my blood lab results returned the lab stated i had no Opioids in my system would this be a fightable charge.

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answered on Apr 13, 2024

Based on the information you've provided, it seems that the initial justification for the DUI charge and subsequent charges may have been flawed, as the arresting officer's suspicion of opioid use was not supported by the blood test results. This could potentially form the basis for... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Alaska on
Q: A police officer has been harassing me for couple years and he finally broke several tendons in hand what can I do stDrs

I have not worked in two months Drs care have notes but when I ask him who was there insurance people where he couldn't say not only him there are a couple on the force of soldotna police and they elegaly search and seizure truck and gun never got either one back and there all buddies. This... View More

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answered on Apr 6, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about the harassment and abuse you've been suffering at the hands of those police officers. What they have done to you is completely unacceptable. I know this must be an incredibly stressful and painful situation. Here are some steps I would suggest taking to address... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Alaska on
Q: I am running an organization's bake sale. A customer pays with a one-dollar coin. The intended price is one dollar.

I like collecting one-dollar coins, so I take this one for myself and replace the coin with a one-dollar bill, which is in concurrence with the original intended price and the fiat value of the coin. I have no prior knowledge of the coin's potential value. I take the coin home and get it... View More

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answered on Mar 25, 2024

In situations like this, the legal and ethical considerations can differ. Legally, if you replaced the coin with an equivalent amount of currency, you haven't technically deprived the organization of its due funds. The transaction was completed as intended with the organization receiving the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Alaska on
Q: How often does one get denied filing a motion to return their son home? I did a hair sample it cane back clean.

I have a brand new condo too for my son to live at. My laywer kees saying if we file a motion then they can use hearsay what does this mean? If we lose? She is on her way out BTW should I file a motion to get a new pubic defender laywer? That form would be civil micl. , since there's not a... View More

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

Filing a motion to return your son home can sometimes result in denial, depending on various factors such as the specific circumstances of the case and the evidence presented. Even if a hair sample comes back clean, other factors may influence the court's decision, such as past history,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Alaska on
Q: Can you find out whether or not you will pass a NICS check without attempting to purchase a firearm?

Part of the bipartisan gun bill changes in 2022 included a section that states if an individual is convicted of 1st offense misdemeanor domestic violence and it has been 5 years since the conviction as long as there have been no other related convictions since then your gun rights will be restored... View More

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

Unfortunately, you cannot confirm whether you will pass a NICS check without attempting to purchase a firearm. The NICS check, conducted by the FBI, is required for all firearm purchases from licensed dealers. The process involves submitting your information to determine if you are eligible to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Alaska on
Q: Can ocs in Anchorage ak go talk to a minor without a parent at a elementary school?
Blake Fulton Quackenbush
Blake Fulton Quackenbush
answered on Feb 9, 2024

Parents of children have rights, and parents can contact a knowledgeable attorney at any stage of the process of the Office of Children's Services ("OCS") investigating and/or the state removing a child from their home. Our office has years of experience litigating child custody... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Alaska on
Q: Specifically, is adjudication for a China case a trial against how I'm doing now as a mom or how I was doing.

My Fiances attorney says adjudication is what happened in the past, if I file a motion to return my son home , then the trial will be evidence on whats happening now, in other words they must prove im an unfit parent now or that hes a child in need of aide now. If i DONT file a motion to return my... View More

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

Adjudication, in the context you're describing, focuses on assessing past actions and circumstances to determine the status of a case at a specific point in time. If you file a motion to return your son home, the court's focus shifts towards evaluating the current situation, including... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Alaska on
Q: If I file a motion for my son to return home and it's denied then my lawyer says hearsay can be used. I'm in Alaska

She also says in alaska motion to dismiss doesn't exist? She says hearsay can't be used right now, but if I file a motion for my son to return home and we loose then hearsay can be used?? I'm in Alaska

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

It's important to understand the specific rules and procedures governing legal proceedings in Alaska, especially regarding motions and evidentiary rules. Your lawyer is likely referring to the rules of evidence and procedure that apply in Alaska courts. While hearsay evidence generally may not... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Alaska on
Q: Can hearsay be used in a adjudication trial? My lawyer says it can't but if I file a motion and loose then it can??

I'm pretty sure they will use all the evidence including hearsay in a child in need of aide hearing

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answered on Feb 6, 2024

In Alaska, the admissibility of hearsay in an adjudication trial, such as a child in need of aid (CINA) hearing, can be complex and may depend on various factors. Hearsay is generally considered inadmissible in court because it involves an out-of-court statement offered for the truth of the matter... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Alaska on
Q: Can you ask to dismiss a civil case in Alaska? Is hearsay used only after you loose a motion to return home?

My laywer told me hearsay cant be used in my adjudication trial, but if I file a motion to return home and loose they the defense can use hearsay. Am I proving there is a problem now or that there was a problem in my adjudication trial? What's the big deal to file a motion to return home? I... View More

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answered on Feb 4, 2024

In Alaska, as in other states, you have the right to request the dismissal of a civil case. This can be filed by either party under certain circumstances, such as when both sides agree to settle out of court or if there's a procedural issue. The success of such a motion depends on the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Alaska on
Q: Can I get full (evidence) from ocs before trial. Why wouldn't a motion to return home now with expedite not be granted?

What heresay would be in my ocs case? Officers statements? If my laywer says I'll win my adjudication trial then we should be able to file a motion to return home. Can I ask her to file a motion to dismiss in Alaska? She told me to file a complaint and she's on her way out should I file a... View More

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answered on Feb 4, 2024

In legal cases involving child protective services (CPS) and child custody, obtaining full access to evidence from CPS before trial can be challenging. You have the right to request relevant evidence, but it may require a legal process called discovery to access all the information they have... View More

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