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0 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Real Estate Law and Child Custody for District of Columbia on
Q: Wife changed locks/security code to keep me out and limit kid time without any official court filing. Any recourse?

My wife and I have been informally separated for 5 weeks (after 4+ years married and living together) and have been sharing child-care duties throughout the separation period. Her name is on the deed, both of our names are on the mortgage. We mutually agreed divorce is the right choice for us, and... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for District of Columbia on
Q: My car was in an accident and the auto body shop caused several issues. It’s been 2 months and it’s still not done

Upon completion the body shop assured us that the damage to the vehicle was a recall and they confirmed with Toyota. We took the car there and there wasn’t a recall. Initially it was a pinched circuit that was repaired, but incomplete . Then they found that a rat ate the cable (after the body... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for District of Columbia on
Q: Is it legal for my dad to kick me out at age 13?

I DO NOT NEED HELP. This is purely hypothetical.

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for District of Columbia on
Q: My husband hit me and sexually assault me, I have no witness and I didn’t call the cops at that time cause I was afraid

I filled charges after few days later but I don’t think anyone will believe me and they will drop the charges, not sure how to prove my case?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Business Law, Family Law and Tax Law for District of Columbia on
Q: My spouse refuse to show his business, tax return and a discovery process of a divorce , how can I get a copy of his tax

My spouse claimed the business is not in his name, and refused to show business tax return

Laurence L. Socci
Laurence L. Socci
answered on Feb 14, 2024

You would have to file a Motion to Compel with the court. You need to show that you asked for the records and he refused to provide them. You need to show that you are entitled to the records as well. The court will review your motion and rule on it.

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce for District of Columbia on
Q: In divorce and my spouse claim the business not in his name and refused to show business tax return, is he allowed

Can my spouse not show his business tax return, and discovery request for a divorce case

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Libel & Slander for District of Columbia on
Q: IS MENTALLY BULLYING AND TORTURING SOMEONE FOR WEEKS AND MONTHS BY CALLING THEM NAMES A CRIME

I HAVE BEEN TORTURED FOR QUITE SOME TIME NOW BY THE STAFF AND SECURITY AS WELL AS THE PATRONS AND GUESTS AT THE KALAMAZOO GOSPEL MISSION, MINISTRY WITH COMMUNITY, AND THE KALAMAZOO PUBLIC LIBRARY ROSE STREET. I KNOW MOST PEOPLE ON HERE THINK I AM A DELUSIONAL, PARANOID, METH ADDICT, AND I AM AN... View More

Q: Can a Federal GS employee that has worked there for over 20 years be removed medically by standards just put in place.

It’s a 0085 position which is a Security Guard and when we were hired the only medical requirement was lifting 50 lbs. They decided to put new medical standards in place and have just under half the work force on light duty pending removal if they cannot correct their issue. They are using an... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for District of Columbia on
Q: hi, I wanted to know if landlords can have a 60 day notice requirement for tenants who want to move out?

My house recently had a flood, as a result my tenant had to move out for about 3 weeks until repairs were done. During that time, she said she wants to move out immediately. The lease is for a year, however I included a 60 day notice in case they wanted to move out early. The tenant indicated that... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for District of Columbia on
Q: what should we do if our land lord is renting us a house with lead pipes and did not disclose this information to us DC

The house might have lead pipes and we want to know what our options are

0 Answers | Asked in Child Support for District of Columbia on
Q: I have a child support order through the court to get $1400 a month since 2009. he only pays $1000. Can i get back CP

I have a child support order through the court to get $1400 a month since 2009. he only pays $1000. Can i get back CP. He is not paying what he was ordered to pay

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for District of Columbia on
Q: As an asylee, I am not sure about Receipt Number of Underlying Petition for the principal applicant in i-485 form

As an asylee granted by EOIR, I need to answer Question 3 in I-485 form under the Information About Your Immigration Category which asks information on Receipt Number of Underlying Petition and stipulates if I am the principal applicant. I am not sure if I have or know any receipt number of... View More

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answered on Feb 1, 2024

When completing the I-485 form as an asylee, you typically do not need to provide a Receipt Number of Underlying Petition unless you have a specific petition or application that led to your grant of asylum. In most cases, asylum is granted based on the asylum application itself, and there may not... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for District of Columbia on
Q: Can I get married to my boyfriend on a visitor visa from Canada?

I arrived here on August 29 but went back for Christmas to see my mom. Came back and he proposed. If I were to marry him now, would I be able to apply for I-130 and stay? Also would like to know if leaving the USA made the 180 days start over or if it continued where it left off from when I left... View More

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answered on Jan 31, 2024

Yes, you can get married in the United States while on a visitor visa from Canada. After getting married, you can apply for an Adjustment of Status through the I-130 form to become a permanent resident based on your marriage to a U.S. citizen. However, it's important to note that you must have... View More

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0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for District of Columbia on
Q: My tenants gave 1 month notice ,but I always required 2 months

The year lease is expired, so they are month to month ,but when they sign the lease I always required 2 months notice

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for District of Columbia on
Q: My friends are refusing to give me back my dog after agreeing to temporarily take care of him. What can I do?

My friends agreed to watch my dog while I was finding housing in a new area and it turned into a longer stay than originally intended due to a cat 5 hurricane that decimated the area. I was paying them $100 a week to watch my 8 lb dog for the first 3 months. They offered to take full responsibility... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for District of Columbia on
Q: Can I remove a Civil Lawsuit record that I initiated as the plaintiff?

The assault libel suit was filled and one mediation session took place. I (the plaintiff) voluntarily dismissed the suit. It shows up in google searches, and I’d like to have the record removed from the docket.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Business Formation and Business Law for District of Columbia on
Q: My single-member LLC is registered in Washington, DC. How do I continue my LLC when moving out of DC and to New York?

My business (marketing/website design) is registered as an LLC in Washington, DC. We’re looking to move full time to New York. I’m planning on keeping my existing client base.

Is it possible to keep the LLC registered in Washington, DC, even without a Washington, DC address? If not,... View More

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answered on Jan 23, 2024

Yes, it is possible for your DC-registered single member LLC to continue operating even once you move out of the state. Here are a few key things to keep in mind:

- You can maintain your DC LLC registration even without a DC physical address. Using a DC PO Box as your registered agent...
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0 Answers | Asked in Collections for District of Columbia on
Q: I moved in a residential home last owner died and left a electric bill of over 2000.00 dollars electric company

Stated I had to pay his bill because I now have a I’d with the resident address in it there now threatening to disconnect my electricity what can I do they have been given the death certificate and my lease thus isn’t banking since to me to pay a dead’s man bill

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for District of Columbia on
Q: I am a defendant. I have challenges finding a lawyer as I am not from the USA nor do I reside.

I sent a settlement myself, however, I am unsure of the next steps. How to file an answer, if I have to, and how does the process work after this? Any help would be appreciated.

Kenesha A Raeford
Kenesha A Raeford
answered on Jan 22, 2024

Your issues here, appear to be multi-faceted. Unfortunately, without further information, the assistance that I can provide is limited. It seems that you are in the early stages of defending yourself in a civil action, in a lawsuit that was initiated in Washington, D.C. Given the information you... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure, Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Tax Law for District of Columbia on
Q: what is the formal petition for a writ of distrangas; contempt, here in washington dc?
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answered on Jan 22, 2024

A writ of distringas, also known as a writ of distress, is a legal order used to seize a debtor's property to satisfy a debt. In Washington, D.C., the process to file a petition for such a writ involves presenting your case to the court, demonstrating the existence of a valid debt and the need... View More

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