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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation for Missouri on
Q: If this is someone's first offense what are the chances of jail time
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Mar 6, 2021

Murder—pretty high.

Driving without insurance—pretty low.

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Missouri on
Q: Do you have to claim federal stimulus checks when filing bankruptcy?

Planning on filing chapter 7. I’m on social security disability and so is my husband.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 5, 2021

Not if you haven’t received them and even then, it should not affect your filing status.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Missouri on
Q: Guardianship of disabled adult

My younger sister is blind and autistic. She lives with our mother right now, but our mother's health is failing. What can we do for me to get guardianship of my sister? Is it a long and expensive process? I live in Nebraska, and my mother and sister live in Mansfield Mo.

Steve D. Hardin
Steve D. Hardin answered on Mar 3, 2021

How long and expensive it is depends on the case. A contested guardianship case certainly takes more time and money than an uncontested case. Ultimately you will need to consult with attorneys who do guardianships where your sister resides.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Rights, Landlord - Tenant and Libel & Slander for Missouri on
Q: What steps do I need to take to get deposit back

I can't relocate at this moment

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Feb 28, 2021

You've not provided any facts so there's no way to determine whether you are entitled to a return of your security deposit. If you are looking to terminate your lease before the agreed-up term expires, then it is unrealistic to believe that your landlord will simple agree to a mutual... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law and Contracts for Missouri on
Q: Can I go under contract on more than one house?

This is not a construction loan. We are buying the home from the builder once complete. We went under contract on a custom built home 7/4/2020 with completion 12/25/2020. We signed an amendment extension 01/04/2021 for it to be completed 4/30/2021. The house is just framed. So there’s no way it... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Feb 28, 2021

You need to have an attorney read your contract to see if it provides an out. In general, a party to a valid contract may not simply change his or her mind. A house purchase is way too large a contract to guess as to your rights and remedies. It will cost you something to confer with a local... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Missouri on
Q: After bankruptcy is discharged how long before u can buy land with cash

chapter 7

Lloyd M. Nolan
Lloyd M. Nolan answered on Feb 26, 2021

If you're buying with cash, you can buy right away. Is that answer easy enough for you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Missouri on
Q: I filed paternity in Missouri where child was born. Will mother of child be served in Louisiana, where she lives?
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 25, 2021

She can be, yes, so long as you specify her address

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Missouri on
Q: I am on B2 visa,diagnosed with breast cancer.My visa expires.I want to stay here for medical purposes what should do?

Came to USA on 2019 October. Because of COVID and my health conditions I cannot go back to my country . My visa expires in 3 months. Since I am diagnosed with cancer recently (after coming here) and we don’t have treatment for my situation in our country , I want to stay here until I get... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Feb 25, 2021

You should be able to apply for an extension of your current status. Consult with an immigration attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Missouri on
Q: Do I have to file another paternity petition in the state girlfriend moved to? I Filed in Missouri where child was born.
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 25, 2021

No, you file it in one state. Was the child born/conceived in Missouri? If so, that would be the appropriate state for a paternity action.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Missouri on
Q: I'm in the process of filing for paternity. What happens if girlfriend leaves state before she can be served? Missouri.

We live in Branson, Missouri

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 25, 2021

You can get her served in another state.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Missouri on
Q: Can you still be served a warrent after being released from jail?

Husband spent 24 hours in jail amd was released with a warrent given. Two weeks later he has a warrent, is this legal??

Steve D. Hardin
Steve D. Hardin answered on Feb 25, 2021

Yes. They can release you from jail and serve a new warrant or even one they forgot to serve previously. In fact people are often released from jail after 24 hours pending application for a warrant. Your husband needs a criminal defense attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for Missouri on
Q: My 70yr old mother went in for open heart surgery scheduled 8hr turned into 16hr surgery 2hrs later they went back in

To change out aortic valve they just put in for a smaller one and then there was blockages? She had catheraztion on both sides before surgery? I truely feel they messed up from beginning?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 24, 2021

To answer requires a review of the medical records. Contact a member of the Missouri Assn for Justice who handles medical carelessness cases. However at her age with a cardiac situation it may be difficult to prove that it was carelessness as opposed to her body not reacting well to surgery, as... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Missouri on
Q: I was charged with something but that's not what it is it something else but they charged me sayn it's something and it
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Feb 23, 2021

Please rewrite your post. It’s hard to follow.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Lemon Law for Missouri on
Q: Who so I contact in my area?

I was in a serious car accident. I have been sold two lemons from two different car lots. I feel that I have been mislead and taken advantage of by both of them. I am seeking the justice I deserve.

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Feb 23, 2021

Contact an attorney to discuss your options. The lemon law only applies to new vehicles but there may be other avenues for you if the vehicles were used.

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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Missouri on
Q: In missouri is it legal to carry a Chief sheath sword in public?

I want to purchase a sword from a shop a few block from my home, but I can't drive so I'd have to carry it home.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 23, 2021

If it is wrapped up and not easy to use, it should be OK. You can always get a long wide mailing tube or a carboard footer tube cut to length and put it in that.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Missouri on
Q: so i left my truck to be worked on at a Chevy Dealership In sedalia Missouri. and all my tools got stole while there

i made a report before moving my truck. i got it in. started it ater they jump started it and called the police. made the report and then i drove off. about 2 hours later i started to deliver salt to an area an my transmission blew out to.

i called and talked to the manager today and he... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 23, 2021

They are responsible for the truck, so you will want to ask them for the name of their insurance company. You will need to figure out what tools you had, brand name, model number, and pull the costs from online or if you have receipts make copies of them.

Was a complaint filed with the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Municipal Law for Missouri on
Q: What do i do if the prosecutor of my case has lost my firearm and it's legal and in my name and has no charges
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 22, 2021

The prosecutor does not retain custody of people's belongings, but regardless I would speak to a criminal attorney to better help you with your question.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: I had a SIS over 7 years ago for Child Support. How do I get this removed from my background check.

It shows up as "pleading guilty of a felony" it's preventing me from getting back my CCW which I had before after the SIS. I am trying to start a P.I. business and need this resolved. I served my country and still working for federal govt for totaling 32 years and hold a Top Secret... Read more »

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 22, 2021

You can seek expungement, depending on the greater specifics of your history.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Missouri on
Q: What steps could my mother take if I left home permanently?

I am 17 years old and I was just curious about what I could expect if I choose to leave home permanently. Is this something I could do?

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 22, 2021

There are specifics to becoming emancipated, one of which includes not living with your parents. Feel free to contact me if you have further specific questions.

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