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District of Columbia Questions & Answers

Q: How do I get assistance with upstairs neighbor that is dropping heavy items, slamming doors and walking back and forth?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for District of Columbia on
Answered on Oct 8, 2017

1. Walk upstairs, introduce yourself, and then politely discuss the problem assuming they don’t know they are disturbing you;

2. Get a lawyer to review all your condo docs to find all possible violations, and lay out a game plan to get rid of him:

3. Get a sound meter and determine whether the sound violates DC law.
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Q: I was fired in DC on 8/28/17 I had 98 hrs of vacation time. How can I receive compensation my accrued vacation time?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Employment Law for District of Columbia on
Answered on Sep 22, 2017

You can file a claim with the Washington DC Office of Wage and Hour Compliance. The website is https://does.dc.gov/service/office-wage-hour-compliance.
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Q: how much does it cost to trademark a name

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark for District of Columbia on
Answered on Sep 8, 2017

To obtain a trademark you will incur filing fees of $225 to $400 per class, attorneys fees, and search costs. The attorneys fees and search costs can very significantly depending on the attorney and the extent of the search. Many lawyers will provide trademark registration services for a flat fee upfront.
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Q: I'm 15 and pregnant and the baby father is 24 what could happen ? Can he sign the birth certificate?

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law and Criminal Law for District of Columbia on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017

Sex with a minor is a crime. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This...
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Q: Is it a copyright infringement having a puppet sing a line from Whitney Houston song in a video for a nat'l contest?

1 Answer | Asked in Entertainment / Sports, Internet Law and Intellectual Property for District of Columbia on
Answered on Aug 31, 2017

It probably is. You should get clearance first. Best of luck!
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Q: To re-open probate what is bond or waiver of bond? What is certificate showing service on interested persons?

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for District of Columbia on
Answered on Aug 28, 2017

The certificate is a form that you prepare. Whether you are eligible to waive bond, and whether you qualify for bond are complex questions depending on whether or not there is a Will, whether the Will waives bond, and/or whether the Interested Persons each signs a proper waiver of bond or you conduct the probate with limited authority subject to later bonding. You can try to meet with the Deputies in the DC Superior Court to resolve these questions, but there is a good chance that you will have...
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Q: If there is no custody agreement, can grandparents refuse to allow father to see child? Mom is out of town.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for District of Columbia on
Answered on Aug 22, 2017

Is there a custody order from a court? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education...
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Q: Can i withdraw my child from school?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for District of Columbia on
Answered on Aug 22, 2017

What do the court orders say about that? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education...
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Q: I'm over 21 can I still get child support from my dad

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for District of Columbia on
Answered on Aug 13, 2017

What are the court orders re: support? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education...
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Q: What can i do if someone threatens to expose my private convos with a partner? Sexual convos

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for District of Columbia on
Answered on Aug 13, 2017

You may need to file for an injunction and an action for invasion of privacy and potentially other torts. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business &...
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Q: I was dating a woman 20 years ago that is in and from DC. Now a student from howard is contacting me saying im her dad.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for District of Columbia on
Answered on Aug 13, 2017

Child support payments are not ordered retroactively but rather from the time they're ordered. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts,...
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Q: In conspiracy if ther is no verbal agreement between 2or more persons how can they be charged with conspiracy

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for District of Columbia on
Answered on Aug 13, 2017

This is too vague. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does...
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Q: Me and my fiance what to file for full custody of our children how can we do this in DC

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for District of Columbia on
Answered on Aug 2, 2017

You file for custody in court. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This...
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Q: In a minor car accident 6/14/17 in D.C. Other person is filing a lawsuit, letter from lawyer dated 7/24/17. Can she?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for District of Columbia on
Answered on Jul 27, 2017

Assuming that D.C. has the same statute of limitations as Washington (3 years) it would appear that it is outside the SOL. But most jurisdictions have rules that allow someone to file suit within the statute and have a grace period to find and serve the other party. From what you've provided, I can't say for sure, but that would be my suspicion.

In either event, let your insurance company know. They will have a duty to defend you in the lawsuit, and they will explore whether the...
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Q: What can I do if my son who's is 9 wants to come home and his dad won't let him neither of us have court order custody

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for District of Columbia on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017

You can file for custody rights in court. If the dad abducted your child, you can report that to the police. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business &...
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Q: My baby daddy just left me. We are not marry. Can I go to court to get any help from him?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for District of Columbia on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017

You can file for custody and child support in court. The mom can file for grandparent visitation rights. Why do you oppose that? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas...
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Q: My aunt on behalf of my grandfather filed for cpo in order to evict during the hearing it was established that she had

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for District of Columbia on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017

Have a lawyer review these complex facts and allegations with a fine-toothed comb to determine your rights and obligations. You might have a basis for suit if you were illegally defamed or maliciously prosecuted. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice...
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Q: how soon after i file a complain in DC superior court can i begin serving discovery?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for District of Columbia on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017

Check the court order re: discovery dates and the rules of court for all civil procedure questions. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts,...
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Q: If my mother wants to sell an apartment that we jointly own, does she need my permission to do so?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for District of Columbia on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017

She may need your permission, depending on the type of ownership rights you share. The same goes for the profits. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law:...
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Q: how do I become a US citizen after being declined for a green card or permanent resident status?

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for District of Columbia on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

You question is too vague. More information is necessary to answer your question.
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