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1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Libel & Slander for New Jersey on

Q: My ex husband lied on school record forms claiming he had sole custody of our daughter

My ex husband lied on school record forms claiming he had sole custody of our daughter he used us to enroll her in a new . The school policy is that they are supposed to share information with both parents. I had provided them with a copy of the court order stating we share custody. They didn't... Read more »

Stuart Nachbar answered on Sep 9, 2019

A. What are your damages?

B. You should probably take the concerns to the matrimonial court

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Education Law on

Q: I have gotten admission to a school in Canada. What documents do i need to present to the Canadian embassy in Ghana

Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 8, 2019

Congratulations on acceptance to your school. Until you are able to speak with a knowledgeable immigration attorney who could offer meaningful input here, one option with the fall semester getting underway might be to contact your school. Many schools today are expanding their enrollment of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Louisiana on

Q: What are the minutes for each subject in a Louisiana elementary school?

Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 30, 2019

This is something that an educational administrator would probably know better than an attorney would. One option might be to contact the Louisiana Department of Education or a superintendent in the school district. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for New Jersey on

Q: Can a Chief School Administrator receive tenure in the state of New Jersey?

I know that PL 1991, c 267 did away with contractual tenure for superintendents. Is a Superintendent tenured if he/she remains in the position for more than 7 years?

Stuart Nachbar answered on Aug 26, 2019

No, there is no tenure for a superintendent

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: Can a parent demand a certain level of math placement in a PA middle school? Can the school district say no?

My daughter was recommended for top class two years in a row by the classroom teacher. We declined but found that last year was not challenging for her. Now that we want to try the top class they are saying no. Can we force it?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 24, 2019

You can ask for an IEP but talking to the counselor would be your first step. Let you kid be challenged if she is willing to be.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Rights and Education Law for Georgia on

Q: If I have parent consent, can i move out at 17?

I am starting college in January, but will be 17. The school is 45mins to an hour away so we are looking for my own place or a roommate who is 18+. Will my parents get introuble if they consent to it?

Homer P Jordan IV answered on Aug 21, 2019

Until you are 18, you have to live where your parents say. If that's on a college campus or near the college and they are saying you can live there then there shouldn't be any issues. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce, Education Law and Family Law for Florida on

Q: Could my mom with custody refuse to provide education and sent me out of the country to my dad who doesn't? (Minor)

I am 17 years old and a citizen of The United States. When I was 8 my custody was granted to my mom when she got divorced. Later she immigrated to the United States and brought me along. She now bought me a plane ticket and are forcing me to go back to My dad who lives in China. Does she have the... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 18, 2019

You would have to consult with an expert on the laws of China to determine whether your father could "refuse to accept" you. But if your mother has custody of you she can, until you reach the age of majority, require you to take the flight.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Education Law, Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for Louisiana on

Q: Can multiple students report an incident of hazing as a group?

We reported an incident of hazing and bullying as a group at my university. The school ignored the complaints until we demanded meetings with the deans about other issues, then we were finally permitted to report the hazing

Now, the school refuses to treat the victims as a collective group.... Read more »

Gary Kollin answered on Aug 14, 2019

You can do whatever you want

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Education Law and Public Benefits for Arizona on

Q: I'm a senior in college and I've been using FAFSA ever since freshman year. Will that hinder my citizenship application?

I've never failed any classes. I'm actually an honor roll student and have been awarded scholarships.

Kevin L Dixler answered on Aug 13, 2019

If you have falsely claimed to be a U. S. citizen on the FAFSA, among other issues, you can be placed in removal proceedings for deportation.

I strongly recommend an appointment or teleconference with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there are any complications. Good...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Education Law for Illinois on

Q: Can I sue a medical school for fraud or discrimination? I was dismissed due to poor grades from a mental disability.

I was diagnosed with OCD my first year of medical school. I failed three classes my first semester and the school told me to take time off and come back the next year. I came back and passed two semesters but then failed another class the semester after that. Once again, they told me to take time... Read more »

James G. Ahlberg answered on Aug 9, 2019

This is a question to ask an attorney licensed to practice in Indiana, not Illinois.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Education Law and Juvenile Law for Florida on

Q: is there grounds to sue a school for seperating 2 students because of gender and to interrupt their learning?

they work better when together

Gary Kollin answered on Jul 27, 2019

Bsed on the limited information you provided, it is impossible to answer

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1 Answer | Asked in Education Law on

Q: My teacher gave me a folder full of work it has more than 50 sheets and I have to complet it thru the 2 weeks holidays

Is that illegal and she gave me NAPLAN

Test to complete

Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 27, 2019

It does not sound like it is illegal. It sounds like a substantial assignment, but teachers do assign work for students to take home. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Communications Law, Education Law and Libel & Slander for Kentucky on

Q: My college professors, record me in three weeks worth of classes without my knowledge, then put the students up to it.

The students in my class where harassing, by repeating everything I said previous classes. The professors record me and class without my knowledge and played them to my classmates, to get them to psychology miss with me, by repeating all the statements I made the classes were they Secretly video... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Jul 24, 2019

What is your question?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Education Law and Sexual Harassment for California on

Q: My school professor discriminated against me but the dean in charge of the investigation closed the case. What can I do?

During the semester, the professor denied multiple verified disability related academic accommodations.

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 15, 2019

First of all, provide sufficient details to permit a reasoned analysis of your situation. Conclusory statements are unhelpful. Facts and details are most important, but nothing is more important than a chronological statement of who did what, to whom, when, where and how.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Education Law for Georgia on

Q: Are you required to answer a teachers' question or could you refuse? Also, would they be allowed to punish for refusal?

Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 14, 2019

It could depend on the nature of the question. If the question is related to the class subject material, it is advisable to answer to the best of one's abilities.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Collections and Education Law on

Q: Am I liable for university tuition if I accepted a full scholarship but was forced to withdraw for medical reasons?

I earned and accepted a full scholarship for a graduate program. I sought this scholarship because as a new undergrad, I did not have the money to pay for tuition, fees, and books. Unfortunately, I had to withdraw due to medical illness. The university rescinded the scholarship and is now... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 1, 2019

It is very doubtful that any reputable university in America would try to sue to recover tuition that would have been paid by the university to itself had you been able to stay in school. Most reputable universities will allow students to withdraw without financial penalty for many good reasons,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Education Law for California on

Q: I am a PE teacher for 3 schools, can I sue the district for making me switch schools during maternity leave?

I was told that I would have a guaranteed spot back at the schools I taught at after my maternity leave was over. According to the district, due to "declining enrollment" they had to move some teachers around to teach at different schools for the following school year. They are giving me entirely... Read more »

Kevin Christopher Murphy answered on Jun 6, 2019

No, you do not have a viable claim. They have accommodated your maternity leave and have alternative employment available for you to work when you return. Why would you want to sue the school district, and what damages would you claim? Emotional Distress for providing suitable alternative... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Michigan on

Q: Can I be sued for talking about an incident that happened at my kids school?

Hi there. There was a sexual incident involving 2 boys at my child’s school. It is a safety concern for me and other parents as well. Other parents, including myself, have been talking about this and sharing information with parents who were not aware because the school is trying to hide it. I am... Read more »

Brent T. Geers answered on Jun 5, 2019

Tread lightly here. A lot depends on who is threatening you with a lawsuit. When you are dealing with minors in a school setting, it's going to be tough for you to prove what you are saying or discussing is factual truth unless you are a party to the action.

Ordinarily, most anyone has a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for New York on

Q: what Can I do if my son’s IEP was altered without authorization to cover up procedure violations?

The document was missing goals, and the district removed two agreed goals, resulting in inappropriate/ no reporting. Now are removing services with no progress reports to support. When realized error, they altered the document to cover up one goal was missing at reporting time.

Michael David Siegel answered on Jun 4, 2019

Request an emergency CSE in writing to address these issues.

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