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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Litigation, Family Law and Legal Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Are GA deputy sheriffs authorized to administer legal advice to the public?

And if so... to what extent?

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Nov 1, 2020

Only licensed attorneys are authorized to give legal advice to the public.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: If a current ex-fiance has given me gifts am I required to return them in GA?

We dated a year he's harassing me he wants everything back that he gave me ever. Even the FM radio/CD player that I enjoy so he can punish me he definitely ain't in need of it. My weight is in the 300 range and he has said hurtful things about my weight and he is obese also. He is a wolf... Read more »

Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson answered on Oct 7, 2020

No, you are not required to return gifts. You own the property as of the moment he parted with possession.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Q: A guest at a hotel has my property & refused to pay the hotel. The hotel won't return my property to me. What to do?

He had a musical instrument in the room. He has now left without paying. The hotel owner has taken it home and will not return it to me until the guest pays his bill. What do I do?

Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson answered on Oct 7, 2020

You may sue for replevin -- the return of the property.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: Georga law , Attempted battry on senior, is this still on the books ???
Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson answered on Oct 7, 2020

Yes, attempted battery on a senior is a more serious crime that on a non-senior.

GA Code § 16-5-20(e) (2019): "Any person who commits the offense of simple assault against a person who is 65 years of age or older shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished for a misdemeanor of a high...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Products Liability for Georgia on
Q: can a used car dealership sign an e contract on my behalf and without my knowledge and without my consent?

Shouldn’t I have been able to agree to my e-signatures by wet ink agreement or email correspondence prior to e- contract upload?

In addition, is it possible to e-sign a contract without an signature pad or access to the dealership’s computer?

Thank you

Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson answered on Sep 28, 2020

If this is true and you can convince a judge, then the contract would be unenforceable.

E signatures are good signatures so long as valid.

What is Possible is an excessively big space.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: If the company sends a letter requesting restitution, is paying that amount my best option?

I was charged with theft by taking, I bonded out. I received a letter from the attorney for the company, requesting I pay restitution.

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Sep 28, 2020

If the case is still pending, you may still face legal consequences in criminal court. The attorney for the company could sue you civilly for the restitution.

We wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, LLC.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Georgia on
Q: I was jumped by 2 Customers and Employee. Can I sue the company?
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Sep 17, 2020

The answer to your question depends on the details surrounding the incident, and without more information, it is difficult to provide you with a definitive answer. For this reason, it is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your circumstances.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Can I sue for significant loss of bowel and bladder functions if I was never told about a bowel obstruction that rupture

During multiple attempts to get help for abdominal pain at an emergency room I underwent several emergency surgeries because of an infection in my abdomen at one point the same doctor said he reviewed all of my previous visits and told me I had a gynecological problems that would result in me... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 14, 2020

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. I'm not clear as to whether you have been trying to have local doctors look at your records for diagnostic and treatment purposes, or for evaluation of a potential med mal... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: Ok about two years ago i purchased a car now the car had not yet been registered but did have liablity insurance. Well

Long story short lost the key and the car was hit while parked and some one had canceled insurance policwbreport was filled havebit hward a thing what to do?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 31, 2020

A Georgia attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for five weeks. Since your own policy was cancelled, you would need to look to the policy of the other vehicle for coverage of property damage. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My stepson mom opened up a false dfcs case on me what are my options to make her being held accountable?

She’s also been making false police reports as well.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Aug 18, 2020

You could consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and provide you with the options you have. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: My wife is involved in a case where there were several lies told . We are looking for a good litigation Attorney to

Help us with making sure we have the correct evidence and present it to the DA. It was done to bring about the suit . she has a Rambo lawyer so you have to be good . we have a PI that we used to gain some of the evidence .

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Aug 17, 2020

Without out more information, it is difficult to provide you with an accurate answer. Therefore, it is best to contact an attorney who can assess the specifics of your case and provide you with a tailored response and rigorous defense.

We wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, LLC....
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: What law is paternal right never dismissed

If workin and sober right never are taken head of household

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Aug 12, 2020

It is unclear what your question is. Generally speaking, parental rights can be terminated under certain circumstances and conditions. It is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your circumstances.

We wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, LLC. (770) 240-0922.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: Under the state of Ga. Constitutional laws, Is it constitutionally legal to force the wearing of a mask?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 1, 2020

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. As a general matter nationwide, the safety measures are being upheld in the interest of public safety. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: What options do I have for breach of contract due to work not completed in a timely manner for bathroom remodel project

Project has been paid in full in advance as required

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jul 30, 2020

You can file a lawsuit against the individual(s) for breaching the contract. It is best to contact an attorney who can assess the specifics of your circumstances and provide you with a detailed answer.

We are glad to assist you. Contact us whenever you are ready.

We wish you well....
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: Should I asked in my answer to provide a signed contract or wait till the court date to ask all questions?

I am being sued by LVNV Funding. I am required to answer the summon and not sure if I need to ask all my questions in the answer or do I wait until court to ask all the questions?

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jul 29, 2020

For these matters, it is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with your case.

We are glad to assist you. Contact us whenever you are ready.

We wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: I was wrongly treated at a restaurant and treated badly and need to know what my options is on this mattrr

What type of lawyer do I need to speak with

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jul 27, 2020

More information is needed before an accurate answer can be provided. It is best to contact an attorney who can assess your circumstances and provide you with a more detailed response.

We are glad to assist you. Contact us whenever you are ready.

We wish you well.

-The...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: I was served with an ex Parte TPO and due to the COVID 19 I am unable to defend my self and show proof that

The petitioner lied and she’s been the one in contact with me by FaceTime and incoming calls. Can I file a TPO against her until the case goes to court or file a motion to dismiss.

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jul 25, 2020

It is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible. There are a number of options that are available.

We are glad to assist you. Contact us whenever you are ready.

We wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: A neighbor constantly stalks me while I work in my yard &then takes unflattering pictures of me and post them on FB!?

Is this illegal or a form of harassment?! He bashes my kids for not doing the yard work. I’m so over it. 5yrs now!

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jul 20, 2020

While it is unfortunate, it is not illegal to take pictures of you. It is unclear what you mean by posting them on the FBI’s website and for what purpose. If your neighbor is accusing you of committing a crime, that is a different matter. Additionally, you may have recourse if this neighbor is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Georgia on
Q: I purchased a dog in Georgia. I paid 3000 I realized I’m to busy for a pet so I wanted to rehome him I was advised that

I couldn’t because I was only partial owner and I would have to give him back. I request only 2500 of my money back they agreed to give it back after I give them the dog back. Now I can’t get in touch. I had the dog for 5 day 3 of which I stayed in Georgia with him

Kristina M. Bergsten
Kristina M. Bergsten answered on Jul 18, 2020

I’m not sure I understand the question. If you have to give the dog back to the breeders, then you should do it so that way he can be rehomed safely to someone who can actually care for and about him.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: A moving company has taken my items hostage demanding double the amount stated in the text confirming the dropoff amount

Brooklyn Moving company has stated they quoted the wrong amount Vis text message and demands double the amount stated in text message.

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jul 16, 2020

It is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible who can assist you with the specifics of your circumstances.

We are glad to assist you. Contact us whenever you are ready.

We wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

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