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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Lemon Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I be sued over a verbal agreement that the sued has altered to benefit herself?

I recently bought a car from a private seller we negotiated a verbal agreement that I will pay her $2,000 upfront cash and then pair a thousand following week to close the deal after the week of test driving it she is recently has changed the verbal agreement upon the fact that the car motor had... Read more »

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

It is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss the specifics of 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 Criminal Law, Divorce, Civil Litigation and Communications Law for Georgia on
Q: Do I have an eavesdropping video recording case?

Hi, I was reading your article on video recording laws in Georgia. I transported my brother's children to his house from school all last year, because his wife needed me to. What I did not know was that his wife, whom he was divorcing, had placed a hidden camera in the living room to eavesdrop... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jun 29, 2020

It appears that your question was intended for one specific person, but we are not sure who. You may want to send it directly to that person, or consult with an attorney who can review your case in detail and present you with the options. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: My daughter and I are under extreme emotional and psychological distress . We are being harassed and coerced daily .

We have made an incoherent decision and we need to report it . We are seeking legal counsel because we are under such extreme emotional distress due to being stressed by outside sources . People we don't even know . We are being harassed and coerced so we feel we have a duress plea . We are... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jun 22, 2020

More information is needed before an answer can be provided. It is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible.

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 Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: My granddaughter had lost coustdy of her two kids, she is indigent, needs help badthey are running over her bad

They took. Her 4 year son, and sent him to arzonia, she is a great mother

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jun 16, 2020

Try contacting legal aid to see if she can get assistance. Additionally, you can try calling the state bar to see if there are any pro bono attorneys in your area. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Real Estate Law for Georgia on
Q: How do I find the name of my landlord in my state to file in small claims court? They are registered as a "foreign LLC."

I checked the Georgia Corporations division for the name on my lease "Holcomb Bridge GA Partners, LLC"

https://ecorp.sos.ga.gov/BusinessSearch/BusinessInformation?businessId=2073864&businessType=Foreign%20Limited%20Liability%20Company&fromSearch=True

The parent... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jun 15, 2020

You file against the legal corporate name, listing their principal office address. You serve it through the Registered Agent. But keep in mind that when you sue, the Defendant will probably evict you. And hopefully you have some idea of where to execute a prospective Judgment.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: Can my father's girlfriend, sue me for her paying for things in their relationship?

My mentally ill father has been with his current girlfriend for several years, and she has been harassing me about the money in my Dad's account. She charges my Dad for everything including his co-pays for doctor visits. And she is only doing that because of money that she thinks my dad may... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jun 8, 2020

I’m not sure we understand all that is going on. It sounds as though their finances are kept separate. If he doesn’t pay for his doctor co-pays, then who would? Her? If she is charging just for his expenses, I’m not sure I understand the problem. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Georgia on
Q: I completed my first offender probation and was terminated early can I buy a firearm? I have a copy of termination
David Edward Boyle
David Edward Boyle answered on Jun 5, 2020

Yes you can. If first offender sentence was successfully completed and terminated there should be no impediment to buying a firearm. If you get rejected based upon the background check you need to check your criminal history to see if the Sate followed up and terminated the case in GCIC to close... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Sexual Harassment and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: Sexual assault occurred a year ago; should I seek criminal or civil charges?

I was a victim of sexual assault about a year ago. I have struggled with this for a while, and now want to pursue legal action against the assailant. Should I pursue civil or criminal charges? And how involved would I personally have to be in either process (appearing in court, deposition,... Read more »

Sean McIlhinney
Sean McIlhinney answered on May 29, 2020

I am very sorry for your situation. This is an excellent question.

Many more details would need to be known in order to give you a complete evaluation and advise you in this situation.

I would advise that you contact an experienced attorney for a 1 hour consultation to address your...
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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Civil Litigation and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My ex wife won joint custody despite the many reports against her. How do get them to release such info and not hide it.

I was meant have full custody, the CPS employees were to send the documents and come to court two which they didn't. So by default it was settled that there be joint custody. I findnit unjustified that they actually helped her even though evidence showed signs of abuse and neglect. Now they... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 27, 2020

You need to get an attorney to assist you.

--Regina Edwards | www.EdwardsFamilyLaw.com | 770.854.0777

Fair, Flat Fees Only - No Hourly Billing

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: What type of case do I have?

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 4, 2020

It looks like part of your question inadvertently got left off in uploading. You could try posting again. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: My job fired me because the mask broke that they provided me and they didn't have anymore in the building.
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on May 1, 2020

Your circumstances are unfortunate, however more information is needed before an accurate answer can be provided. It is best to contact an attorney who can discuss and assess the details of your case.

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

I will you well....
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: I have a $13,000 debt to a credit union Over 2 years their law firm has served papers on me I phoned them to resolve

They were advised I have suffered PTSD, complications from brittle Type 1 diabetes Disabled Social Security is only income I own a 1999 car They never return my call after I ask them to relay circumstances to credit union and have debt set aside The IRS has set aside tax debt due to my... Read more »

Anitra Walker
Anitra Walker answered on Apr 10, 2020

Unfortunately, contacting the law firm and requesting they set aside the debt, may not be enough to prevent a judgment against you. You will need to file an answer within 30 days of being served and the answer should include sufficient defenses. If an answer is not filed within the required... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: If I never took the oath am I still considered the administrator on an estate?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 31, 2020

You could repost your question in the Probate and Estate Planning sections. There's no guarantee that all questions are picked up, but it would have better chances in those categories. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: When a couple breaks up, if one has a vehicle insured and registered in their name but the other paid for it Who keeps i

This situation involves a personal vehicle and a service vehicle used for business. During the course of the relationship, vehicles were purchased and are currently in the name of one of the individuals. However, the other individual paid for the personal vehicle and is currently making payments on... Read more »

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

More information is needed before an accurate answer can provided. It is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your circumstances.

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

I wish you well.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: If I never took oath to be administrator do I have to reply to summons from creditor

No will, offered to help son after his wife’s death

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Mar 14, 2020

Most likely no, however it depends. It may be best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your circumstances.

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

I wish you well.

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

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Is there case law that states a parent has to let the child(ren) participate in extracurricular activities during visiti

My ex never lived in state and never made decisions. Now he’s refusing to take our children to their activities during his time and it’s showing then they don’t have to honor commitments or follow through with responsibilities.

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Mar 9, 2020

That will depend on the language of the parenting plan. You should have your final order reviewed by an attorney to discuss your options.

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: So I’m Milledgeville the have a club called the capital and some nights they only let GCSU students in, is that right?

I’m in the military and they don’t let me in bc I’m not in the college but I’m of age, do they have the right to turn me away?

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Mar 8, 2020

Yes, they can turn you away under these circumstances.

I wish you well.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: I had a live-in boyfriend who also shared a storage unit with me he ended our relationship and abandoned everything

We were evicted and he lost some of his things now he his threatening too say I stole all his things if I do not give them to him what should I do in this situation. I tried to arrange for him to meet with someone to get his things but he refused I think he's attempting to sit me up to say... Read more »

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

If you believe a lawsuit is imminent, it may be best to contact an attorney as soon as possible who can assist you with the specifics of circumstances.

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

I wish you well.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: Can a business that rents storage units refuse to let you get your belongings? I’m in Georgia
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Feb 25, 2020

Yes, they can for nonpayment. Otherwise, it may be best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your circumstances.

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

I wish you well.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Real Estate Law for Georgia on
Q: I broke with my ex and we still rent a house together is he allowed to not let me back in the house even if im on lease

He currently pays all the rent and I pay utilities I plan to move the first week of March majority of my items and the rest by the end of March he is saying it is Georgia law that once I move my items out I’m not allowed in

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Feb 23, 2020

If you are still on the lease, you have a right to remain in the home.

I wish you well.

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

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