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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Environmental for Texas on
Q: my daughter is 13 and has 20 hours of community service she only did 10 because she ran out of space on the sheet whats
Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Jan 22, 2020

Please complete your question. Your daughter can make copies or ask for another sheet.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: Who was Mr Joseph Beans attorney in this case?
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jan 17, 2020

1. Figure out which county the case was filed in.

2. Figure out which Clerk's office has the record.

3. Contact the Clerk's office and ask to examine the physical file.

4. Find a motion or other document filed by Mr. Joseph or his attorney.

5. Find the signature...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Texas on
Q: If someone else gives my car to another and it's lost because it's impounded who owes me for the car?

The person driving was arrested ,is why the tow, the person that gave it out told me it was gone and did the wrecker owner have any responsibility

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Jan 14, 2020

Your issue is with whomever you gave your car to and whether they could give it to someone else. I would not suggest you lend your vehicle out in the future.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Can a minors information be mad public by the police station, in Texas?

Does a police station have to release Information on a minor to a legal guardian?

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Jan 10, 2020

It depends on the information. Is the minor charged with delinquent conduct? Is an investigation pending?

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Collections for Texas on
Q: Hi, I am 17 years old. Debt collectors contacted me today saying I needed to pay off a debt. Is charging a minor legal?

I bumped into an ATT company vehicle 6 months back. My grandfather’s name was on the vehicle and he cancelled the insurance without telling me, so I thought I was driving an insured vehicle. I received a bill in my name for nearly $2,500 a month after the accident and contacted ATT but never got... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 9, 2020

They may not be able to collect now but can later. Did you or your parents have insurance? That may cover this.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: Can a judge ban you from Facebook

I had someone harass me on Facebook and the blame was on me for their harassment the judge ordered me to stay off Facebook for 2 years how can this be ? Isn't this violating my rights?

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jan 2, 2020

Consider this hypothetical situation:

Joe had a right to walk around free until he got in a bar fight, was convicted of Assault, and sentenced to jail. A judge decided NOT to lock Joe up and instead put him on community supervision probation with a condition that Joe stays out of all bars...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for Texas on
Q: Can a previous owner legally stop me from moving my house off of their property if its paid for in full?

I have a mobile home I bought from them and part of the contract states I have to have it moved before the end of feb 2020. They are now messaging family members stating they are trying now to do everything they can to keep me from relocating my house.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Dec 30, 2019

If the contract requires you to move your mobile home before the end of February 2020 why are you here today, some 62 days early? Rather than get upset about "your family members" receiving messages from the landlord that appear onerous to them, why not view these messages as being POSITIVE... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Texas on
Q: I was robbed round sept 2017 I still haven’t heard a single clue...how long do cases stay open till I get justice
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Dec 22, 2019

If the suspect hasn't been charged with a crime yet, it is probably not going to happen. Contact the law enforcement agency that investigated the incident for an update.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for Texas on
Q: Significant others live together 6months call it quits one wants to evict the other immediately though both pay bills

Bills are currently paid for the month. What options do the parties have.

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Dec 18, 2019

If both are on the lease then neither can evict. If only one on the lease then they have to evict the correct way.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation for Texas on
Q: How long does a lawsuit take in district court?

Specifically, getting an answer on an IFP form...

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Dec 16, 2019

Lawsuits can take a longtime in District Court; however, each phase has specific timelines. You would do well to look at the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Texas on
Q: How much will a lawyer charge to file a writ of garnishment in Tx?
Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Dec 14, 2019

Call different lawyers and explain your case facts then they will quote you an approximate fee.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Texas on
Q: If I offer the TSA airport guys $50 before they get started, can I sue them for being prostitutes?
Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Dec 4, 2019

Your question doesn't make sense; however, I suggest you don't try to bribe anyone regardless of the situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Copyright and Collections for Texas on
Q: Question regarding small claims court

Let me just put it out like this I’m using fake names, just a example. Alex got a loan out for Ryan under Alexs name. Well they break up Ryan stops paying the loan which is in Alexs name. Now Alex is mad because the loan was for Ryan and he should be paying it even though it’s in Alexs name.... Read more »

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Nov 26, 2019

Alex is responsible to the creditor to pay the loan; however, if there is another agreement between Alex and Ryan for a loan then perhaps he can recover in small claims court.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Texas on
Q: Can I sued by a company in Federal court for debt. The debt is for less than 75,000 dollars.

found the answer

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Nov 26, 2019

Does "found the answer" mean you no longer have a question? If so, maybe you could remove your question.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: I want to raise money for a charity organization I volunteer for. Am I allowed to go out on campus (I attend UT Austin)

And play my guitar and sing to try and raise money? Is that illegal? Is it illegal to do so in any public area in Austin?

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Nov 15, 2019

If you attend UT, then ask the office of the dean of students or whichever office is in charge of all those activists on the West Mall.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Real Estate Law, Consumer Law and Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: I moved in with someone who already had a lease. I gave them my portion of rent and they used it for personal not rent
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Nov 15, 2019

With regard to Criminal Law, you being there is not Criminal Trespass, regardless of your status on the lease, as long as you have lived there long enough to be considered a "resident." Is your toothbrush there? Is your mail delivered to that address?

Any other issue between you and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Texas on
Q: Can a lawyer be held responsible for filing a fraudulent lawsuit even at the request of their client (Plaintiff).

If the client (plaintiff) is found guilty of discrimination can the lawyer be included in counter suit if the lawyer knew of the defendant's disability prior to filing the lawsuit against the person with the disability

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 9, 2019

This is something a Texas attorney would need to advise you on, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, a lawyer can be held responsible for filing a fraudulent lawsuit. Lawyers are expected to use judgment in assessing the validity of lawsuits brought before them by... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Estate Planning for Texas on
Q: can i remove my brother as executor of my moms estate
Terry Lynn Garrett
Terry Lynn Garrett answered on Oct 30, 2019

If your mother named your brother and the court appointed him, only the court can remove him. You can petition the court to remove him if he has not produced an accounting within 60 days following your demand after 15 months or if he has not distributed the estate after two years or if you have... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Civil Litigation for Texas on
Q: Case dropped by opposing attorney

I drove just over 2hrs to court this morning only to have the opposing attorney tell me she has to drop the case due to another bigger case. Do I have any recourse in this situation? She said that eventhough it was dropped I would have to return to court around mid December time frame. Is this... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Oct 30, 2019

The case just may just be reset. Call the court coordinator to confirm the court date and what it is set for. Good luck 888-343-4529.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: CAN I TAKE THE EXECUTER OF ESTATE AWAY FROM HIM? HOW DO I DO IT. CAN THEY SELL HOUSE WITHOUT MY PERMISSION?

IN FEB. OF 2016 MY MOTHER ASKED ME TO COME STAY WITH HER TO HELP CARE FOR MY STEPDAD WHO WAS ON HOSPICE AND HAD ONLY A FEW WEEKS LEFT TO LIVE .MY 4 BROTHERS ALSO AGREED..SHORTLY AFTER MY STEPDAD DIED MY MOTHER WAS ALSO DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER SO SHE ASKED ME TO MOVE IN INDEFINETLY. SO I PACKED UP... Read more »

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Oct 30, 2019

One can't just make themselves Executor of an estate without actually going to Court and asking the Court's permission to do so. If there has been no petition to the Court then that is where everything starts.

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