Communications Law Questions & Answers by State

Communications Law Questions & Answers

Q: I'm being harassed by phone from a south carolina resident and I live in P.a..what are my options for filing suit?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Communications Law for South Carolina on
Answered on Dec 18, 2018
John W. Molony's answer
As a South Carolina attorney I cannot speak to the law in Pennsylvania. In South Carolina in situations where one feels threatened or in need of protection, one can seek either a Family Court Order Of Protection or a Restraining Order from a Magistrates’ Court. One would seek an Order of Protection through the Family Court in Order to restrain a family member, an ex-spouse, or a boyfriend or girlfriend they live with or even used to live with. One would seek a Restraining Order from a...

Q: Hello I am a student at William Paterson University I have a project where I have to interview a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Tax Law and Communications Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 5, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
This is not the purpose of this forum. Call an attorney during their business hours.

Q: What can I do when a company based in another country ignores my customer’s help message?

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, International Law and Internet Law on
Answered on Dec 5, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
Your customer could contact an officer of the company to verify if the request is reaching the right department. If the company will not respond, and there is a basis for a valid and meaningful claim, your customer could consult with an attorney.

Tim Akpinar

Q: What are the guidelines for terminating parental rights? What will I need to prove?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Litigation and Communications Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 1, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
This is far too complex a question to be answered by anything other than a personal consultation with an experienced matrimonial attorney. Do not let geographic restrictions get in the way of retaining the best attorney. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one rule: a good attorney is generally never cheap, and a cheap attorney is generally never good so don't choose based on price. You also need to ask the attorney about their experience with this type of case.

Q: with regard to the recording of phone conversations, does the calling party state consent law apply to the call?

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Kansas on
Answered on Nov 28, 2018
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
Each state has statutes controlling the issue of whether their citizens can or cannot record conversations of other people without informing the other parties; the federal rule is that recordings are legal if only one party consents. You should consult a Kansas lawyer.

Q: Is it legal to install spyware on another persons phone without their consent or knowledge?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Banking, Civil Rights and Communications Law for California on
Answered on Nov 17, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer


Q: How do get my money back (online course)?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Communications Law and Education Law on
Answered on Nov 1, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
Based on these facts alone, it's difficult to say what the chances of recovery are. You could consult with an attorney to learn if you might have a cost-effective recourse through a lawsuit, arbitration, attorney’s letter, or other avenue. The attorney would likely want to see the agreement into which you entered to review its terms and conditions.

Tim Akpinar

Q: How do I go about getting accepted back to the state I live in when I’m getting the run around.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Constitutional Law for Nevada on
Answered on Oct 22, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
You may be able to cancel your lease under force majeure.

You also may be able to travel to Nevada for a short period to get all your stuff, but you may have to reguister with the Sheriff when there

Q: If my husband babymother (child he had iutside our marriage) is always talking bad about me and our kids what do we do?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Answered on Oct 15, 2018
David Edward Boyle's answer
You have the power to end the situation. You can change your email and create a new facebook profile that is not public. If she is a pain in the ass just ignore her and cut her off from communication. If there is an active custody case between your husband and her there is usually a clause in the court order that prohibits harassing communication. Your husband may have the ability to take her to court for contempt.

Q: If my husband babymother (child he had iutside our marriage) is always talking bad about me /our kids what do we do?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Virginia on
Answered on Oct 15, 2018
Daniel P Leavitt's answer
I don't actually see a question here just a statement. I would recommend you document everything and keep your cool but document everything the best way you can and if they break the law or threaten you, you can contact law enforcement. If you have a question regarding custody rights, etc, then you can ask a question under family law and get a family law attorney to answer your questions.

Q: If an attorney makes an appearance as additional counsel for a plaintiff, is it required that both are on the filings?

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Civil Litigation, Communications Law and Legal Malpractice for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Oct 8, 2018
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
That is not usually how it goes. The judge will want all attorneys to enter their appearances.

Q: Opposing party's lawyer calling, emailing, texting nonstop... what qualifies as harassment? What can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Communications Law and Legal Malpractice for California on
Answered on Oct 4, 2018
William John Light's answer
It appears that you are in Texas, but are asking questions of California lawyers. We are not qualified to answer questions about Texas law. If you are in California, and are representing yourself, it is quite normal for the opposing attorney to contact you, especially if you have documents pertaining to the proceedings. If you don't want repeated phone calls, give them the documents, or insist that they serve discovery for production of the documents, if appropriate.

Q: I was working for a company for over a year And they fired me for something on my background that was over 5 years ago

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Employment Law and Communications Law for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 3, 2018
Ethan White's answer
Sorry to hear about your situation. Keep in mind Illinois is an "at will" employment jurisdiction, meaning your employer can fire you for any reason or no reason at all. Thus even if your employer was wrong or unfair about background check, the firing is likely still legal. I hope that helps.

Q: is it my US legal right to be allowed to choose how communications (printed hardcopies vs online)are sent to me by NYCHA

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Constitutional Law for New York on
Answered on Oct 1, 2018
Elaine Shay's answer
Are you referring to NYCHA's NextGen Online Certification Program? If so, you can inform your property manager that you are opting out of taking advantage of the new option for online recertification and requesst a traditional paper packet

Q: Privacy of communication between children and non-custodial parent

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Communications Law for Arizona on
Answered on Sep 25, 2018
Randi Sirlin's answer
In terms of what is legal in the State of Arizona, this depends, in part, on what your parenting plan states.

Most parenting plans do contain clauses regarding communications between the parent who is not with the children and the children and a good parenting plan will include orders that the parents allow privacy for the child and communicating parent, so long as there are no concerns regarding inappropriate communications.

If your parenting plan does not have the appropriate...

Q: What is the law in Ohio for HOAs regarding monthly board meetings pertaining to open communication of agenda?

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Real Estate Law and Land Use & Zoning for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 24, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer
Ohio law for condominium operation can be found at this link: See Sections 5311.09 and 091.

There can be additional rules in the condominium declaration and bylaws.

See also this link:

It provides rules for operation of non-profit corporations. A condominium association is usually formed as a non-profit corporation.

Q: I was given a ticket for harassment on Fort Campbell, KY. It’s my first offense ever. What should I expect?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law and Military Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Sep 23, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Hire a lawyer and with your evidence, you should be fine.

Q: I have a tpo against my baby's dad I'm trying to lift it. Can I have a video visit with him without him being in trouble

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Communications Law for Georgia on
Answered on Sep 9, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
He would be violating the TPO and committing another felony. Stop trying to contact him. If you want the TPO dismissed, file a motion, but do not contact him while the order is in place.

Q: Ok I didn't violate my probation and my probation officer won't answer phone or her twice

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Communications Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Sep 4, 2018
Thomas C Gallagher's answer
Not much to go on here, but apparently a Probation Officer (P.O.) has concerns about a violation of a condition of probation? It is a good idea to communicate with the P.O. It's a good idea to try to take the lead in communicating. If a person is unable to answer the phone, be sure to leave an appropriate voice mail requesting a call back. You can also go to the Probation Officer, with or without an appointment to try to talk to your P.O., or if unavailable perhaps the "Officer of the...

Q: Why can't I receive any information regarding my sons suicide investigation autopsy

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Wrongful Death for California on
Answered on Aug 28, 2018
William John Light's answer
Your question is posted in CA. Doubtful anyone here knows anything about Alabama law. I am sorry for your loss.

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