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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Education Law and Public Benefits for Arizona on

Q: I'm a senior in college and I've been using FAFSA ever since freshman year. Will that hinder my citizenship application?

I've never failed any classes. I'm actually an honor roll student and have been awarded scholarships.

Kevin L Dixler answered on Aug 13, 2019

If you have falsely claimed to be a U. S. citizen on the FAFSA, among other issues, you can be placed in removal proceedings for deportation.

I strongly recommend an appointment or teleconference with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there are any complications. Good...
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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Education Law for Arizona on

Q: I have no collection accounts on any of my credit reports but I'm considering filing for bankruptcy, is it right for me?

In just one year of attending I have a $33,249.70 Student Account balance past due at Arizona State University. This is the amount owed to ASU after all Financial Aid payments ($23,000 of student loans) were applied and is growing with a $100 per month late fee. I am going to SCC for this spring... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Jan 25, 2019

You need to consult a local bankruptcy attorney. Many student accounts are federally insured and your debt may be non-dischargeable as most student loans are. You need a lawyer to delve into this deeper and determine whether your debt is dischargeable!

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Education Law for Arizona on

Q: was arrested and spent the night in jail, i saw the judge and she OR me. on my next court date when i showed up they co

I was arrested and spent the night in jail, I saw the judge and she OR me. On my next court date when i showed up they couldnt find my name in the computer. I asked what that meant and they told me the officer has a certain amount of time to turn in his paperwork and he didnt. That was a... Read more »

Zachary Divelbiss answered on Jun 12, 2018

Felonies have a seven year statute of limitation and misdemeanors have a one year statute of limitation. If you were charged with a misdemeanor and everything else you say is true, then you should strongly consider hiring an attorney to figure out all the details and fight to have your case... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Education Law and Intellectual Property for Arizona on

Q: Father kicked me out of the house and has important stuff, I'm 16. What can I do?

I'm 16 and living with my mother now 30 miles away from my school. I still have to go to school and im wondering if I could legally stay with a friend until school is out. My father also has a case my mother opened against him and his girlfriend for refusing to let me and my sister see her but it's... Read more »

Peter H. Westby answered on May 1, 2018

You should speak with your mother and the two of you should consult with her lawyer. Her family law lawyer can assist you in recovering your belongings.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Arizona on

Q: what can be done if a school did not comply with IEP requirements. from prior school current and was out of compliance

EIP expired 10/17 incident occurred they did not comply withhold IEP from prior year and now child is facing legal isdue this is failure to provide correct accommodation

Lori E. Arons answered on Feb 15, 2018

There is not enough information provided to answer the question. What can be done will depend on the full set of facts, and it is unclear what any of the facts are. As to "what can be done if a school did not comply with IEP requirements," the answer depends on what requirements the school failed... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Education Law and Public Benefits for Arizona on

Q: Is the school district part of the local Government?

Lori E. Arons answered on Jan 29, 2018

The school district is considered a part of the local government. Public schools are funded by local taxes and are run by elected officials.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Immigration Law for Arizona on

Q: Could my son and I stay until his high school graduation in May 2018?

My son and I are on an L2 visa. My wife is the L1 visa holder. Her L1 visa will expire on November 12, 2018. All our I-94 are still valid until November 12, 2018. However, her job assignment here in the US would end in December 2017 and will return back to the Philippines by January 2018. Just a... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga answered on Oct 21, 2017

Your son can request of change of status from L2 to F-1. The school or the district should have information that could help with that. There is no provision for you to stay as a student, though you might be able change your status from L2 to B1/B2 (tourist).

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Employment Law for Arizona on

Q: How can I get out of my school psychologist's contract with a school district in the middle of the school year?

I am under contract with a school district in Phoenix, AZ as a school psychologist. My employment has become very stressful this year and I am becoming ill too frequently. I'd like to leave my position because we do not have any short-term disability benefits, so if I went on a leave of absence... Read more »

Adam Studnicki answered on Jan 13, 2016

Hard to advise on a contract without reading the agreement. Check with an employment lawyer.

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Communications Law, Education Law, Family Law and Public Benefits for Arizona on

Q: My dog was dognapped three years ago and she is missing again the people that took her put up new flyers. Can I sue?

I have her daughter her for DNA testing I have the old flyers pictures and Facebook posts. When she first went missing we kept putting flyers up and someone kept taking them down. Now her face is on all of these flyers three years later and she still looks exactly the same. Is that legally still... Read more »

Adam Studnicki answered on Dec 19, 2015

If your dog was stolen, the passage of time doesn't change the fact it's your dog. There are deadlines for filing lawsuits, but sometimes exceptions apply.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information....
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1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Arizona on

Q: We live in AZ. My daughter attends Desert Star Jr high school. Her art teacher is video taping their class. Sounds like

She is placing the iPad directly in their faces to antagonize them. Is the acceptable?

Adam Studnicki answered on Dec 19, 2015

More specifics are needed to answer. Talk to an education or school lawyer.

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Arizona on

Q: Is there a law in Arizona requiring school to reimburse families that have to drive their kids to school?

We live 23 miles from the school in Grand Canyon National Park. There is no bus that comes our way because we have the only two kids that need to be transported.

Adam Studnicki answered on Nov 8, 2015

There aren’t many lawyers answering education law questions in Arizona. You can use the Find a Lawyer tool on this site to search for and contact a lawyer.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information....
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1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Arizona on

Q: what can i do if i feel that my high school lied to me about my high school credits?

law had passed stating no student would have to wait to pass aims and then would get high school diploma, when that law passed my school changed the info they had on my school credits

Adam Studnicki answered on Aug 9, 2015

More info is needed to answer. Talk to a local education lawyer about your rights and options.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not legal advice, and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Arizona on

Q: Can colleges fake school rankings?

Is it illegal for a higher education institution to buy generic domain names and post fake school rankings without affiliating the site with themselves?

Adam Studnicki answered on Jul 18, 2015

It probably depends on how they do it, whether it would constitute false advertising.

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