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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Tax Law and Legal Malpractice for Alabama on

Q: I have received a letter from the State of Alabama Dept of Revenuel Notice of Preliminary Assessment for the year 2010.

Received a letter when I filed these taxes that I had filed to late to receive a return. Filed through Liberty tax service who did not file 2013 taxes till 2017. Don't understand what is going on or what to do, Can you help

D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Aug 13, 2019

You only have a certain period of time to file a return claiming a refund or else you forfeit the refund. It sounds like you filed a return too late to claim the refund and the state tax department is notifying you of that. There's nothing you can do about the refund. You may have recourse against... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death and Legal Malpractice for Alabama on

Q: As far as finding a lawyer to file criminal charges against the reasonable party, because my little brother hard lawyer

He didn't file criminal charges as I instructed him. And because of that he had no weight to win at trial. Now I see I have to seek counsel for my father's wrongful death.

Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 22, 2018

Only the DA can bring criminal charges. You cannot. So maybe your brother's lawyer is OK.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Legal Malpractice for Alabama on

Q: Can your child's counselor be allowed to be in contact with one of the parents lawyers.

My daughter has been seeing a counselor for emotional stability during her fathers and I's separation. I've found out on social media that he's been in contact with our child's counselor and that counselor has been talking to his lawyer and making comments such as "Dont worry, I've been in contact... Read more »

Mr. James Parrish Coleman answered on Dec 10, 2017

An attorney can be in contact with any person who is a potential witness. You are not correct in thinking that the lawyer may not contact the counselor. There are limits to what the counselor can disclose, both in and out of the Courtroom, but there is no prohibition against an attorney contacting... Read more »

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Q: Can a lawyer file a motion to withdraw from my case without notice, then pretend they are still representing me?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 3, 2016

Until allowed to withdraw by the Court they are your attorney. So the answer depends on specific circumstances. However you may wish to focus on getting replacement counsel.

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Alabama on

Q: I am attempting to obtain open records from a fire department. Their attorney refuses to release them. Can I file a

Complaint to the state bar? What rules has he violated?

Adam Studnicki answered on Nov 16, 2015

More information is needed to answer. It is not necessarily the case that any rules were violated. Their attorney doesn't represent you.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal...
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Q: My lawyers office is locked, number is disconnect, cell phone goes to voicemail. He is not returning my email

I hired a lawyer on a contingency basis, we filed a lawsuit, did discovery, depositions, mediation. The last time I heard from him was about 9 months ago when Traveler's Insurance lawyers and engineer wanted to take pictures of the mold in my house. Since I haven't heard from him I decided to call... Read more »

Adam Studnicki answered on Nov 16, 2015

Talk to another lawyer and/or the State Bar ASAP.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal...
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