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0 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Civil Litigation, Contracts and Family Law for Indiana on
Q: What can I expect to occur after filing contempt charges on my ex-boyfriend in family court for violating parenting time

The father and I share joint custody, 50/50 of a 3 yr old child. We were never married but paternity was established, he signed the birth certificate and 3 yrs after she was born we attended Mediation in family court which officially declared us joint custody. The problem is I had to file contempt... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Divorce for Minnesota on
Q: In decree there is a clause of household property. "7 days list, 14 days to resolve or immediate arbitration

but if neither participates in arbitration parties are awarded what is in their possession." Since it's now > 2 months and lawyers are also to be dismissed, what does "immediate" mean and is there a statue of limitation on arbitration? Since it's now > 2 months... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Libel & Slander for Pennsylvania on
Q: I need to press lawsuits ..mediation? Against my mother brother for slander libel defamation of character resulting

Put my life well being finances and social life in jeopardy many times. I have this document ed with police and aps reports wrongly jailed false criminal record I am a x swimsuit calendar model Pitt graduate x cyf caseworker one published book two hacked off my computer..gave false info to medical... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Car Accidents and Libel & Slander for Pennsylvania on
Q: I need to press a lawsuit ..mediation? Against my mother brother for slander libel defamation of character resulting

Put my life well being finances and social life in jeopardy many times. I have this document ed with police and aps reports wrongly jailed false criminal record I am a x swimsuit calendar model Pitt graduate x cyf caseworker one published book two hacked off my computer..gave false info to medical... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: If Judgment was entered and you file a Renewed Motion to Vacate, do you also have to file a Motion to Set Aside Judgment

In a Legal Malpractice case that went to Arbitration and then had the Award Confirmed in the trial courts, if you are then able to file a Renewal Motion on Motion to Vacate Arbitration Award for fraud, is it also necessary to file any other type of motion to set aside the Order already in place?

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

Yes, if a judgment has already been entered based on an arbitration award, then in addition to filing a renewed motion to vacate the arbitration award, you would also need to file a motion to set aside the judgment that was entered.

The reasoning is that even if you are successful in...
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Q: My landlord signed a rental agreement and backed out on move in day and won’t give my money back what should I do

Signed a rental agreement on docu sign on 2-16-2024 was to move in same day. Arrived to pick up keys and trash was piled up to the window. Bf asked what’s going on with the trash and he got upset and put us out. I’ve requested my money back and he is saying he will not return first month rent... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Texas on
Q: My daughter was falsely accused of a crime she didn't commit and the case was on going for years everything was recent

Her case was eventually dropped but in the minx of everything she lost her job her home was incarcerated for no reason and I need help suing bexar county ..

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Feb 20, 2024

You do not have a lawsuit that is likely to be successful against Bexar County. If a person other than a law enforcement officer filed a complaint that resulted in the criminal accusation being filed against your daughter, you may have a possible for malicious prosecution against that individual... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: Why would an Attorney in a legal malpractice file mediation docs from underlying case with Arbitration Exhibits?

What reason would an Attorney who is named a Defendant in a legal malpractice case expose the files from the Mediation by including them with the Arbitration exhibits - while simultaneously serving Plaintiff with a Motion in Liminie barring all mention or reference to the mediation discussions,... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 20, 2024

What is used in mediation does not necessarily have to be admissible at trial. One can use whatever one thinks may be important to consider at mediation. To the extent the relevance of those documents to mediation goes against your case, you can point that out in mediation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: If writing a renewal Motion to Vacate Arbitration and new evidence is required does that mean I can do more discovery?

If a Judgement to Confirm an Arbitration Award is entered and you acquired new information worthy of a renewal Motion to Vacate Arbitration Award can you perform further discovery to support the Motion? Considering new evidence is required as a condition of filing the renewal? Thank you for your... View More

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answered on Feb 20, 2024

In California, if you are considering filing a renewal motion to vacate an arbitration award based on new evidence, the rules governing arbitration and court procedures provide some guidance. Generally, discovery in the context of arbitration is more limited than in traditional court litigation.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Texas on
Q: I was sued for divorce in Jan 2023. I retained an attorney who failed to get a continuance granted, and I lost all righ

She attempted suicide 12/23/23. Woke up and bit my abdomen, an agg assault I have not supplemented the report with. She destroyed our 2700sf home in front of my 16yo daughter and 19 yo son, as well as our then 1.5yo.. she smashed glass all over the tiled floors and my daughter’s bathtub. She... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Feb 19, 2024

It is unclear what your question is. With the exception of a legislative continuance (which would not apply in December 2023), continuances are usually within the sound discretion of the trial judge. In my experience, most trial judges are more likely to grant a trial continuance if the case has... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Car Accidents for Colorado on
Q: Can a judge defer a charge from a felony to a misdemeanor after the successful completion of probation?

After the successful completion of probation can a judge defer the case for a few more years of probation to amend a felony to a misdemeanor?

Q: Is it financial retaliation if my boss waited until he was informed I made reports of policy violation cover ups to ask

Accept lower paying position then he stated could step into effective immediately. The position we agreed is a $16-17 hr position at my store I know that for sure. There isn't a reason to ask me to accept this when I've been dealing with acts of favoritism, verbal sabotage of delegations,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Divorce and Family Law for Texas on
Q: If my ex husband is doing what is required from the divorce, what can I do and who do I go to?

He’s NOT doing what he’s supposed to. Is there anything as far as penalties?

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Feb 13, 2024

Yes. You should contact your divorce lawyer to file a motion to enforce, motion to clarify, motion for contempt, or suit for indemnity depending on what it is your ex-husband is not doing that he was ordered to do. Possible outcomes depend on the specific facts and circumstances of your case and... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law, Car Accidents and Health Care Law on
Q: Que pasa si el patrón de mi esposo lo tiene dado de alta ante el seguro con un monto menor al salario real?

Mi esposo sufrió un accidente se trabajo. Y apenas hace unos días cayó el primer pago de su incapacidad. Al ser determinado RT, nos habían comentado qe percibirá el 100% del salario. Y nos dimos cuenta que de su patrón lo tiene dado de alta con menos del salario mínimo, y que porsupuesto no... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Business Formation, Business Law and Contracts for Texas on
Q: What legal weight do I have should a business ownership dispute require legal mediation?

My partner and I share 50/50 of a business we just started. We are mere weeks away from our first sale and now his wife wants 4% ownership of the company, which they both expect me to give up 2% to her because she came up with the idea. In the beginning she said she didn't want to be an owner,... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 19, 2024

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. But this may be a difficult question for any attorney to answer in the brief format of this Q & A forum. If you reached out to attorneys, it's likely that instead of a quick yes or no answer, law firms would... View More

Q: Do I have to sign an arbitration agreement as a condition of continued employment if I don’t understand the terms? CA
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 14, 2024

A California employment should answer your question, but it remains open for two weeks. Until then, arbitration clauses are commonly used. They can be a take-it-or-leave issue - it may not be relevant that the prospective employee does not fully understand the terms. I have seen this on injury... View More

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4 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Arbitration / Mediation Law for California on
Q: I NEED HELP WITH THIS

what are my legal obligations regarding insurance coverage, and what are the consequences if I fail to meet these requirements?

To what extent can the lienholder dictate the specific terms or cost of my insurance coverage? Are there any legal limits to this?

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Feb 6, 2024

Unclear what "legal obligations" to which you refer. By statute, you are required to have automobile insurance. Any other insurance requirements would likely be something to which you agreed by contract. Generally, you have an obligation to comply with your contractual promises,... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Arbitration / Mediation Law, Business Law and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: Late fee and unpaid sales commissions

Hi. As a freelancer in TX, client in AZ was chronically late needing numerous reminders for every invoice(12mo consecutively - except for the first)

For one invoice I added a 10%/mo late fee. Client eventually paid the invoice late, yet now months later he is ignoring the late fee. By... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Feb 6, 2024

The act of paying the principle amount of an invoice, but not the late fee, when you unilaterally added a late fee to the invoice without the client's agreement does not create a contract pursuant to which the client agreed to pay a 10% late fee. Under the Texas Finance Code, an unpaid amount... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Child Custody and Divorce for Illinois on
Q: good morning i am trying to divorce my wife of 20 years she has serve with discovery paperwork to complete

my lawyer want over 7 k to fill and serve her with the same request

my wife will not come to a settlement, even when i have offer her to keep everything

what can i do ?

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