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0 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Virginia on
Q: Could I be held liable for paying back my ex if he has failed to stop child support for one who is now 18?

Money is automatically withdrawn from his paycheck. My son turned 18 in April. I emailed my ex to say he was no longer responsible to pay me child support for our son. The money continues to be paid to me.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on
Q: How do I protect myself from a tenant that wants to break a lease early?

My tenant wants to break a year long lease early. I told her that she is legally obligated to pay the rent until we find someone to take over her lease, or pay a fee. She was unhappy about this and has not talked to me since. How do I protect myself if she refuses to pay and just leaves? I have one... Read more »

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Sep 17, 2021

If the tenant fails to pay the rent, you will need to give the tenant a written notice to pay or quit. If then the tenant does not pay the rent, you will be required to file an Unlawful Detainer in the General Distract Court where the premises is located and seek damages and the return of... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Virginia on
Q: Do I need permission to go to work

I have a restricted license. I put on the paper I am looking for a job. If I do get a job do i need permission still to go to work. Please send answers

Ann Thayer
Ann Thayer answered on Sep 17, 2021

sorry --misread your question

Yes, if judge has authorized you to go to interviews etc you are good to do that

But if you get a job --you have to go file a motion to amend restricted license to add that to your restricted license...if you just start driving to new job without...
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0 Answers | Asked in Probate for Virginia on
Q: How long until a rule finalized in Florida? If there was no evidence to prove a conviction, but now that there is newly

Found evidence then there is cause to show. Even if gps coordinates were found to be there then they are wrongfully accused correct?

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Virginia on
Q: Hello, I have a question regarding custody of a minor under 12 in Va. My mother and I have been talking and need help.

In our family we are taught to hope for the best but plan for the worst. My mother lives in Delaware and is concerned if my wife and I are unable to take care of our toddler. In the event of death or other extreme circumstance.

If in the future something happens and we are unable to... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Virginia on
Q: Can I adopt a child I've been raising for 11yrs without an attorney by going to the courthouse.

Both biological parents are willing to sign

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Virginia on
Q: Probation violation for failure to pay court fines during pandemic in Virginia

Under 19.2-305 c, it states courts can’t keep you on probation due to court fines

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on
Q: regards to a tenant/landlord case and landlord won't give security deposit back and gave us 72 hours to leave

Okay so my landlord said if we moved he would give us security deposit we did so and they blocked my phone number and sent a cease and desase for harrassment the home was robbed as well because they tried to say we abandoned the home when we did not I’m in need of a lawyer cause at this point I... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Virginia on
Q: If I can prove my wife filed false ppos and is now denying visits with me daughter can she be arrested

She filed false ppos then later admits they are false and now denys visits with my infant daughter , after I agreed to allow her to stay n our non marital home until divorce is final and sold her vehicle and now asked the court for my truck which is used for my work . can she be arrested for... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Virginia on
Q: My father was pushed from his home by wife and daughter Lisa so he came to live with me(daughter) in Virginia. He was

completely mobile and of sound mind. He filed his taxes in January and included my mother as always. In March he received divorce papers. Now Lisa and I had legal promissory note agreement for her to buy my share of their home from me. She just paid the last payment but deducted $2400 because she... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and Tax Law for Virginia on
Q: Amending previous returns status from single to married to Non Resident Alien, no SSN or ITIN back then.

I am a US resident and have been mistakenly filing taxes under Single, I know now that I should have been using the Married status eventhough my then husband lived abroad and had NEVER been to the US and had no income tied to the US. He never got an ITIN and I saw that I could have used the mention... Read more »

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Sep 15, 2021

You coulda mend prit tax returns with your CPA or accountant. In terms of discussing your foreign national spouse ssn and other issues a comprehensive legal review is necessary with an attorney of your selection.

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1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law and Contracts for Virginia on
Q: Pool install-can we withhold final pymt until PROJECT completion without penalty? Contract says on concrete completion.

Contract states Final due on concrete Completion but we are getting paver coping instead of concrete. Still a huge piece of the project to be finished. Don’t feel it’s fair to give full payment with a large piece unfinished and unscheduled.

Steven Krieger
Steven Krieger answered on Sep 15, 2021

Contractually, you're likely obligated to make the payment. However, you may be able to renegotiate on your own or with the help of an attorney for different milestones and payments. I'm sure anyone who responds would be happy to help if you decide to hire a lawyer. Good luck.

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Virginia on
Q: Should my wife seek counsel or just testify based on her recollection?

Hello, my wife was subpoenaed to testify in a criminal case she witnessed. A long dispute between some neighbors escalated and resulted in 1 death by the use of a hand gun. My wife saw the events unfold while she was at home. Over the next several days detectives took statements from all the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on
Q: regards to a tenant/landlord case and landlord won't give security deposit back and gave us 72 hours to leave

Okay so my landlord said if we moved he would give us security deposit we did so and they blocked my phone number and sent a cease and desase for harrassment the home was robbed as well because they tried to say we abandoned the home when we did not I’m in need of a lawyer cause at this point I... Read more »

Steven Krieger
Steven Krieger answered on Sep 14, 2021

You're not required to leave in 72 hours. The landlord has to go through the court system to get an eviction. Of course, if you want to leave and you're able to reach an agreement with the landlord then that's your choice, but it's not a requirement. If you decide to hire a... Read more »

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0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights for Virginia on
Q: I need help with speedy trial rights during covid
0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Virginia on
Q: I have a friend incarcerated who was abused by and charged with assault on the guard who abused him. Help

Leon did not comply with jail dress code, as was typical for most inmates in gym, most did not comply,  (surveillance proof available) Leon believes he was targeted as 2 guards, Officer Lewis and Blevin cuffed and escorted him from gym, confiscated his property (shirt that he paid for at... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Virginia on
Q: I own the trailer out Surry county in a trailer park the trailer park was sold but the owner never gave me notification

My trailer was tore down I have a recording of him saying we can work something out but tore my trailer down

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