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Q: What is the Statute of Limitation in New York?

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Answered on Mar 22, 2017

See: http://www.ncsl.org/research/human-services/state-civil-statutes-of-limitations-in-child-sexua.aspx

Also: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/victims-childhood-sexual-abuse-limited-n-y-law-article-1.2580545

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Q: This 16 year old girls keeps tempting me on fighting me I don't want to fight her cause I'm 6 years older then her and i

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Answered on Mar 22, 2017

Hitting someone is a crime. Hitting a person under 18 is an aggravated assault and battery - a felony. Hopefully that will tempt you to avoid that person. You can file a restraining order against her if she pursues you, and you can contact the police if she's criminally harassing you. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors,...
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Q: If a 21 year old guy gets his sixteen-year-old girl pregnant can there be charges

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Answered on Mar 22, 2017

Statutory rape in CA is the applicable criminal charge. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. 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...
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Q: I gave custody to my mother of my two kids. I still want a say so in their upbringing. What can I do?

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Answered on Mar 22, 2017

You're trying to retain legal custody of the kids while giving your mom physical custody of them via a guardianship, it seems. See: http://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-guardianship.htm

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Q: If you surrender a car that you were making payments on can they force you to keep making payments on the car?

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Answered on Mar 22, 2017

They can't force you to do anything. But they can sell the car at a "reasonable" sale, and if the car sells for less than what you owe on it, they can sue you for the deficiency. If they do so, and get a judgment, they can take several measures to collect it; generally seize your non-exempt assets to satisfy the judgment.
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Q: My birth certificate doesn't have my father's signature or name on it, since he was in the vietnam war. How do I change?

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Answered on Mar 20, 2017

I assume that LA is where you were born. If so, you will need to file for paternity in LA. This will require a DNA sample. If your father is deceased, this means that you need to find close living relatives. There are other potential way to prove paternity, but these are specific to each state. This is posted in the Colorado section of Justia; for specific advice about Louisiana, try posting the Louisiana section. You may need to contact an attorney in LA.
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Q: I need representation in a church matter.

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Answered on Mar 20, 2017

Consider searching the web for church lawyers or nonprofit lawyers. They really do exist! You could also seek out a general practice lawyer in your area.
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Q: My nephew paid $65,000 to pay off a mortgage. Now owner will not sign it over. Where do we turn for help?

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Answered on Mar 19, 2017

Contact a lawyer. The value and nature of the claim is likely outside the scope of small claims court. That said, your nephew should be entitled to either a return of the money or pursue legal action to force the seller to sign over the deed.
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Q: Hello... If I put a review on yelp & now the owner keeps harassing me can I sue them or what?

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Answered on Mar 18, 2017

Did you publish anything untrue about the owner? If so, you may be sued for defamation. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child...
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Q: Is it illegal for my mother in law to open my husband's mail from the courts in regards to divorce without consent

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Answered on Mar 16, 2017

There is no requirement that official mailing from the court only be opened by the person listed. If the mail is not referred to the relevant parties, it can be an issue (but not for a violation of a law in Colorado). Moving more remotely, there are federal mail tampering laws, but there are broad exceptions that would apply based on the facts you listed.
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Q: What federal legislation dictates process of rule making What if an agency fails to rule making process

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Answered on Feb 4, 2017

Typically administrative codes or related federal department guidelines apply, but it depends on which department of the federal government you're referring to. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody,...

Q: Do I need a lawyer to provide notice for assigning (just my, not my roommates) obligations under a lease provision?

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Answered on Feb 4, 2017

Review the terms of your current lease to see if that's permitted. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. 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 not constitute legal advice; make any predictions,...

Q: What is the ceiling amount for earnest money in NY State?

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Answered on Feb 4, 2017

Make sure you review any earnest money agreements or "binders" with a lawyer. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. 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 not constitute legal advice; make any...

Q: I got a TVB n I must answer withen the 15 days but they don't have it in their system is requesting a email good enough?

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Answered on Feb 4, 2017

Your question is vague. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. 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 not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any...

Q: Is it legal to be threatened w/harm to a person/family if she does not pay to get out of an arranged marriage?

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Answered on Feb 4, 2017

I see no legal basis to support the demand for payment. She can file for divorce. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. 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 not constitute legal advice; make any...

Q: I need to know my rights regarding a car that was reposessed even though I paid every month for two and a half years

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Answered on Feb 4, 2017

You may be able to sue them. Have a lawyer review all related communications and agreements. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. 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 not constitute legal advice; make...

Q: A friend of mine who no longer lives in NY got caught with tear gas (a boyfriend gave it her for protection; she thought

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Answered on Feb 4, 2017

Perhaps a Public Defender can help her. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. 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 not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create...

Q: do you have answers about non compete clauses and advice on what to do?

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Answered on Feb 4, 2017

Non-compete clauses are scrutinized in NY and are often interpreted to favor the employee. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. 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 not constitute legal advice; make...

Q: How soon after I finish my requirements from ACS can I get unsupervised visits or more visit days with my son

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Answered on Feb 4, 2017

Have a lawyer review the facts. The court decides custody/ visitation based on the "best interests of the child." The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. 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 not...

Q: legal advice for senior citizens whose lived in building for 20 yr & pay $550 rent. Buildiing is going Co-Op. In Bklyn

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Answered on Feb 4, 2017

It depends on whether her building is controlled by rent-control. If she's in the middle of a lease term, the new owner would have to honor that lease until its termination, generally. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense,...

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