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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Civil Litigation for Virginia on
Q: Can I sue my children's mother for never giving me and them financial support and putting them through emotional damage?

Mother having them and me have to go through unnecessary struggle financially and emotionally.

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Sep 17, 2019

I do not handle domestic relations cases. Sorry.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Litigation and Employment Discrimination for Virginia on
Q: Need to sue today.Who can help? How to do it? It's a federal matter with employment.My right to sue letter expires

My right to sue letter expires today. I want to file a sue against my employer. I'm in Sterling VA. In what court should I present the case? Where do I get the papers to fill the case? Is there someone that can help me to do so,?

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Aug 29, 2019

I regret that I do not handle employment law matters. Sorry.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Virginia on
Q: what are my rights if someone is deliberately attempting to threaten, harm, and harass me by means of emergency services
F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Aug 25, 2019

You should call the police and make a complaint.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Virginia on
Q: Can a company change the rules to a giveaway the day before the drawing?

I am having a difficult time finding a lawyer for this issue. I began playing at the new Rosie's locations since they opened in May, I started playing there when they launched a Giveaway for cash prizes and a car with a cash option if I did not want the car. I played their locations and accumulated... Read more »

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Aug 22, 2019

I regret that I do not handle this type of matter. You may want to contact the Office of the Attorney General for Virginia and ask them your questions.

4 Answers | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Litigation and Workers' Compensation for Virginia on
Q: Are pro se Appellants held to the same standard a licensed attorney in the state of Virginia? I am searching for cases
F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Aug 22, 2019

Pro Se Appellants are help to the same rules of the Court as a licensed attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Virginia on
Q: How do I get the papers a previous suit when my name is tied in it.
F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Aug 20, 2019

I do not handle criminal law matters. Sorry.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Virginia on
Q: My daughters car is in her boyfriends name. She is the only driver & pays all payments & insurance. Her legal rights?

He has never denied this is her car & her financial responsibility. He does not drive the car. She has made all payments and it’s on her insurance. If they split, what are, if any, her legal rights to this car?

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Aug 17, 2019

I do not handle motor vehicle law cases. Sorry.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Virginia on
Q: Is there a law against eavesdropping by means of spying apps, (none spouse) in Virginia?
F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Aug 15, 2019

I do not handle that type of case. sorry.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Virginia on
Q: Family land since 1800’s in Surry Va. Want to stop unlawful sale.

What can we do to stop sell of land. Heirs do not want to sell our land but the court is trying to force. All taxes are paid every year and we have roughly 45 acres. Heirs never had a dispute but courts seems to think so. How can we stop a sale we never asked for

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Aug 11, 2019

Appeal the court's decision and ask for a stay of the order to sell.

2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes and Civil Litigation for Virginia on
Q: Why can I not get any attorney to help a friend who as been sexually abused in federal prison by a member of staff ???

No attorney will take the case they won’t even look into it! All remedies filed up to DC. Bivens filled now waiting defendants to be served. We have substantial evidence the member of staff was dismissed due to misconduct. My friend desperately needs help to bring this lawsuit to court. None of... Read more »

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Aug 8, 2019

I regret that I do not handle criminal law or sexual abuse cases. Sorry.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Civil Litigation for Virginia on
Q: On July 29th I had a vehicle towed from in front of a service station and placed in storage.

On August 1, I went to recover my vehicle and was charged 475.00. There was an issue later that day in recovering my vehicle, the individual picking it up was late arriving to the garage, even though the operator was still there, he refused pickup on my vehicle. On August 6 I again made... Read more »

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Aug 6, 2019

I do not handle vehicle towing cases. Sorry.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Civil Litigation for Virginia on
Q: My vehicle was towed prior to 5:00pm from a service station parking lot on Monday. I went to pay recovery fee on Thurs.

August 1 and was charged $475.00 . Is this excessive for the commonwealth of Virginia. Upon questioning the company owner about the charges his reply was “Because I can!!!”

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Aug 6, 2019

I do not handle car towing cases. Sorry.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Virginia on
Q: I had a civil judgement against me that I paid, how do i get the court to reflect this if the debtor is out of business?

I made monthly payments for 2 years that I can prove, but then I was offered a payoff price and used a money order and no longer have the receipt

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Aug 3, 2019

If the judgment was entered by the General District Court, there is a standard form on that court's webpage that you can fill in, print off and file with the court to request the judgment be marked "paid and satisfied." If you cannot find the form, call the clerk's office of that court for the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Virginia on
Q: My ex and i signed a one year lease to rent a house. I have two kids and things got extremely hostile. I told him he ha

To leave. My landlord refused to release either of us from the lease in case the house was abandoned. I worked 2 jobs and paid by myself. I filed a civil case with the signed lease and bank records to prove payment of rent. Should i provide anything else to fight for half of what i paid?

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Jul 16, 2019

Under the laws in Virgjnia, the landlord is not obligated to release either co-tenant based on a domestic relations dispute. Both tenant are jointly and severally liable for the rent.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Virginia on
Q: How do I remove a house guest within 24 hours. We had a 30 day verbal agreement that has since passed.

They pay no rent or help with the bills, and have been here three months. We mad a verbal agreement that they would be out by the end of June.

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Jul 6, 2019

Generally under the laws in Virginia, you have a periodic oral tenancy. You must give a 30 day written notice to terminate the tenancy and if the tenant does not move out, you must sue them in court.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Virginia on
Q: How difficult is it to toll a statute of limitations based on mental illness?
F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Jun 28, 2019

Get a certified letter from a licensed physician or psychiatrist regarding the mental illness.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on
Q: Where to file a complaint against property management company as a owner of the property in VA?

Hi, my lousy tenant vacated at the end of the lease term and I switched my property management company due to the bad experience with the previous one. The previous property management company has colluded with the tenant and wants to favor the tenant. My property repair work hasn't been done... Read more »

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Jun 18, 2019

The only way to bring a complaint against the property management company is to file a lawsuit in Court. I am unaware of anything that is done in your situation by HUD or NARPM. If you file a lawsuit in Virginia, you are subject to appearing in court to prosecute your case. There are no remote... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Virginia on
Q: If an employer garnished employees pay based on a frivolous instrument, is that employer liable?
F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Jun 10, 2019

An employer may only withhold and garnish wages based on a Court's order that is stated in a Garnishment Summons. Not sure what you mean by frivolous instrument.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Civil Litigation and Medical Malpractice for Virginia on
Q: Looking for VA lawyer to represent individually or class action against Mentor for Breast Implant Illness.

FDA acknowledged in May 2019, breast Implant Illness does exist. Breast implant maker Mentor and other brands have been making women extremely I'll. Google it.

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Jun 6, 2019

I regret that I do not handle breast implant litigation claims. Sorry.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Admiralty / Maritime and Civil Litigation for Virginia on
Q: If a marina allows larger boats to overhang their slips and a smaller boat hits the larger boat while the larger boat

is still in its slip not moving, can the marina be sued? So the question is about liability issues a marina might encounter

by allowing boat overhang in the slips.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 5, 2019

The degree of overhang could be a factor. If the smaller boat was moving, it's likely that it would be confronted by the argument that the other vessel was not moving. Maritime law applies a presumption that serves in favor of a non-moving vessel in encounters with moving vessels. The degree of... Read more »

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