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0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for South Dakota on
Q: My son was born in 2011. The man that signed his birth certificate was not his father and has not been able to be

Located in over 5 years. I live in South Dakota child support dropped the child support case cuz they have not been able to locate him. Is there anyway I can get him off the birth certificate and go after the real father for paternity.

0 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for South Dakota on
Q: Department head hiring in South Dakota State University

Recently our department (Agriculture and Biosystem Engineering) selected three final-list candidates for the department head position and completed all on-site interviews. However, I found that all three candidates graduated from the same colleges (BS or MS degree institutes) as the senior faculty... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Copyright for South Dakota on
Q: how to register copyright of textile prints available for sale?

Hello,

I am an Intellectual property associate working for manufacturing industry. Recently we have started to file copyrights of our Textile patterns(Designs) and successfully registered 19 unpublished patterns . Some of the designs are publicly available on Amazon and for that we can not... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Child Custody for South Dakota on
Q: Is there anyway I can obtain information on an ongoing case regarding my son's mother and weather or not my son is invol

Domestic dispute resulting in a no contact order regarding my son's mother and her signicant other and weather or not my son was listed on no contact order as well

0 Answers | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for South Dakota on
Q: How can I check the volt of magnet coil controller 4RC60?

I have problem for magnet coil controller 4RC60

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Appeals / Appellate Law for South Dakota on
Q: I was convicted of 3rd DUI in SD and sentenced to 18 months back in 1988. In short, I have no idea if I'm able to own a

firearm or not. I was discharged from the SD Pen. and was hereby restored to the full rights of citizenship subject to the provisions of SDCL 22-14-15. Now it's been 34 years later and I still don't know. I've heard all sorts of different opinions that sway one way or the other. If... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for South Dakota on
Q: I have joint custody of my two boys, I had to do a drug test ordered by the judge I did it.. It’s been over a month

It’s been over a month and she has not contacted me neither her lawyer I just called them and it’s gonna be another month and a half before I see my kids I can’t bear this is this right? Is there something I can do to get them sooner?

0 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for South Dakota on
Q: Can a towing company keep your personal property in your vehicle in South Dakota

Vehicle was towed from private property , dealer plates were expired

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Education Law for South Dakota on
Q: Do educational due process complaints that go to federal court become news?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 25, 2022

A South Dakota attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It all depends on how important the matter is. They could become news in terms of the case being available online through PACER or other indexing system. Federal agencies also maintain press releases on their... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Defense and Traffic Tickets for South Dakota on
Q: If I got into a car accident that wasn’t my fault and got a no insurance ticket, but now have my own car with insurance

I only got a no insurance ticket for my parents car, but now have my own car with insurance. No other tickets were given to me. What should I do?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 26, 2022

A South Dakota attorney could advise best, but your question remains for two weeks. In terms of your question on what you should do, there are a number of issues to sort out here. I hope no one was injured here, but if you were, reach out to attorneys to discuss your options there. Without... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law for South Dakota on
Q: Am I still bound by an arbitration clause if the author of the contract is the one in breech of said contract?

Service contract includes an arbitration clause, and states I must seek arbitration in South Dakota. The author is the one in breech of said contract and I live in California.

David H. Relkin
David H. Relkin
answered on Jul 25, 2022

You are asking a very common question. The question ordinarily comes up in the context of fraud, and not breach of contract. For instance, if the contract was fraudulent, is one bound by the terms of the contract, including the arbitration provision? While many believe that a contract induced by... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for South Dakota on
Q: Does South Dakota have any hours in which operation of a PWC (Jet-Ski) is prohibited / requires additional requirements?

Are there any hours or times in SD in which operation of a Jet-Ski is prohibited, or certain things are required (ex. headlights, additional licensing, etc...)?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 29, 2022

A South Dakota attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Only a local attorney familiar with your state's regulations could advise here, but nationwide, there are safety courses, programs, and other online resources with information on the operation of personal... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for South Dakota on
Q: How would I go about a lawsuit ? and How would we use a lawyer

My wife was parked in Colorado at a gas station and a driver backed hard into her then drove off. There were cameras and cops were called, but she lives in South Dakota since we are military and We are confused on how this process works.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 14, 2022

A Colorado attorney could probably advise best, but your question remains open for a week. I'm sorry about your wife's accident; I hope she is okay. If she was injured, she could reach out to Colorado attorneys to discuss. Free initial consults are the norm in the industry. You could... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for South Dakota on
Q: How do you find out where to send a bill( they owe us money) to when someone filed bankruptcy chapter 12
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 4, 2022

You’ll need to contact the Court and find out who the trustee is administering the case.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking for South Dakota on
Q: I am in the middle of a dispute attorney in Switzerland said I was a relative of her late client

I already got a hold of bank and another lawyer about this I have till may5th to figure out what I was doing this was her idea but she cant come up with the fees for the lawyer over there they dont know about her so to say what should I do or what can it do

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 27, 2022

A South Dakota attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It isn't fully clear from the description what is going on here, but please be careful if you are being asked for legal fees or banking information. No one can say whether this involves a genuine matter or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for South Dakota on
Q: If a hospital didn't bill my insurence and sold that bill to a debt collector what do I do

I've been contacted by debt collectors twice now. The first time I believed it was taken care of. I had Medicare and was 17 at the time

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 31, 2022

A South Dakota attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I can't speak for state-specific law, but in general, hospitals can do that. Creditors sometimes buy these accounts in bulk. It's difficult to advise meaningfully without seeing your file. An attorney... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for South Dakota on
Q: how do I look up a civil case. The case number is 08 civ 05000011
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 3, 2022

A South Dakota attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Your state has a website called - South Dakota Legal Self-Help -

This is how they describe their resources...

South Dakota has a statewide record search program. CRIMINAL cases are available,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Probate for South Dakota on
Q: I lived with my boyfriend for 10 years. He died in July. Can his father take all his belongings from me?
Nina Whitehurst
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Nina Whitehurst
answered on Nov 9, 2021

Unless your boyfriend had a will leaving his estate to you, it goes to his next of kin. This is why it is SO important for a single person to have an estate plan.

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