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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Nevada on
Q: If my children have direct covid exposure and dr advised quarantine am I wrong to keep our kids during dads week of vist

I am mom and kids got covid exposure from step dad. kids are negative covid with heavy symptoms, and taking medicine.

Janice Jacovino
Janice Jacovino
answered on Feb 7, 2023

Your should discuss the information with dad and see if you can reach an agreement and give him the information on the children's health. As long as the travel time or being with dad does not harm the children, Dad can decide if he should to have his visitation time when the children are ill.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Texas on
Q: Can you get stopped for a exp registration when the Gov claimed aCovid state of emergency and didn’t have to get renewed

I was stopped by an unmarked truck by a detective who wanted nothing more than to search my vehicle. He said he pulled me over because of an expired registration but, Governor Abbott said we did not have to renew registration until Covid state of emergency was no longer in effect. Is this a legal... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 27, 2023

The emergency excusing vehicle registration renewal in Texas ended April 14, 2021. If the stop occurred prior to that date, it was illegal and you should be able to get the offense dismissed.

It may help if you bring your current post-April 14 registration to demonstrate that you complied...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: Can a drug/alcohol rehab facility in nj have hand sanitizer with alcohol in every place and blame covid
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 26, 2023

I'm not aware of any legislation that addresses the matter at this time. The issue has been recognized, and non-alcohol sanitizers have been implemented in some places. But it may be up to public health agencies or lawmakers to institute industry-wide measures. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Does CDC check for proof of vaccination at Immigration at a US airport?

If the airline doesn't require a proof of vaccination to enter the US, would a non-citizen have any issues upon arrival? Is there a CDC check at the airport? There wasn't one a few months back.

Monica E Rottermann
Monica E Rottermann
answered on Jan 18, 2023

Yes, see CDC wesbiste: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/international-travel-during-covid19.html#:~:text=Air%20Travel%3A%20All%20non%2DU.S.,this%20requirement%20and%20accepted%20vaccines.

Non-U.S. Citizen, Non-U.S. Immigrants

Proof of Vaccination

REQUIRED...
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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Alabama on
Q: Are attorneys hands tied as far as filing lawsuits for incidents that happened during the pandemic if it was negligence?

I was in a medically induced coma because of Covid 19 and I came out of the coma. I fell from the bed on the floor and my heart stopped and they brought me back several times & I sustained a hypoxic brain injury. & was reintubated. I have my official medical records and I signed a contract... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 14, 2023

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Don't lose further time awaiting a reply here. This isn't an attorney referral service, so there's no point awaiting a reply regarding possible representation. With a looming statute of limitations,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Massachusetts on
Q: I have sole custody of my 7 year old. During a visit with his dad, his dad got him vaccinated without my permission

I was never married to my sons father, and then he moved to a different country. He visits twice a year for a few weeks. He was here over Christmas this year, and I had the flu, so he offered to take my son to his annual physical. While he was there he got him vaccinated for covid, against my... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 10, 2023

Either parent may consent to the vaccination of a minor.

Theoretically, you can petition the court with jurisdiction over your custody case for the sole right to make decisions for the non-emergency medical treatment of your child. However, your refusal to allow routine vaccinations like...
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1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice and Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: I had an work injury on 2020 And for negligence i don't know my accident not have a cure .

Negligence of attorney or insurance to let pass a lot time my accident don't have cure ..

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Jan 2, 2023

You may qualify for the Covid extension to the statute of limitations which granted an extension from from April 6, 2020, until October 1, 2020. Speak to an personal injury attorney whether the extension applies or whether you might have a claim for malpractice based on your attorney allowing the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: What are the laws on a Speedy Trial in Kentucky?

I have had my trial continued 2 times and it's been drawn out for 2 years. I feel like my right to a speedy trial is being ignored.

Leland Hulbert
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Leland Hulbert
answered on Jan 1, 2023

The right to speedy trial is within 180 days if you’re being held on another case. If you only have one case and you agree to continuances then you’re right to speedy trial is not invoked. You need to talk to your attorney. On circuit court trials they typically take 1 to 3 years. Covid has not... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Q: I got covid, my employer gave my job away and never paid me. Today they want me to settle for $8000,Do I accept?

The Labor Commission employee, myself, HR lady, their lawyer had 2 hour meeting 12/22. For 8 months they haven't paid my vacation pay,sick pay, overtime,miles on my car,meal periods made to work,etc. Pay&penalties are $13,000 per Labor Com.office. They want me to settle today for $8000... Read more »

Maya L. Serkova
Maya L. Serkova
answered on Dec 26, 2022

Attorneys here will not call you just because you listed your number. You need to initiate contact.

I suggest you consult an employment law attorney who will further examine your situation and explain your options. Most employment law attorneys in California offer free-of-charge initial...
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1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law for California on
Q: Hi I'm looking for someone to read some legal paper work my mom nursing home wants me to sign

My mom is able to sign paper work due to a stroke from COVID-19 in February 2022 her nursing home wants me to sign paper work I don't understand

Adam Stoddard
Adam Stoddard
answered on Dec 19, 2022

I would imagine the paperwork is standard admission documents, financial documents, and likely advanced care directive documents. If your mom is going into a nursing home and had a stroke, you should likely setup a trust or will if you have not already for her, and you should probably work on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Minnesota on
Q: Can Minnesota residents be fined today, for not wearing a face mask back in the 'Peacetime Emergency' times?

Hello

Even though as of today those various COVID mask requirements and executive orders in Minnesota have expired, can someone be still fined, if for example this person was recorded and identified on video visiting a bar or restaurant without a mask back in 2020, during 'Peacetime... Read more »

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
answered on Dec 16, 2022

Because Minnesota Statutes §609.735 CONCEALING IDENTITY, appears to make wearing a mask "to prevent spread of disease" (as opposed to "medical treatment"), in public, a crime; I would challenge any attempt to enforce an "executive order" to the contrary. I've... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Arizona on
Q: Can something still be done if my injury was a few months ago (maybe 5 months ago)?

I fell off some stairs at my second job back in June 2022 and I never got paid for the days I worked and was told by employer that since my injury was my fault they were not going to pay for my medical bills nor my missed wages. I kept getting the run around and wasn’t able to get treatment until... Read more »

Weston Montrose
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Weston Montrose
answered on Nov 28, 2022

The Arizona workers' compensation system is a "no fault" system. That means that an injured worker is entitled to claim benefits even if the accident was their "fault" (or part their fault). You have one year from the date of injury to file a claim for benefits with the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Health Care Law for New York on
Q: I do not want the vaccine but it's mandatory for in-person classes. Is my right to education & health protected?

Hey, I am from NYC, CUNY colleges are mandating vaccines to return to in-person classes. Online learning hinders my ability to perform well and isolation from a student environment is affecting my social skills and mentally challenging me. I am emotionally out of touch with the rest of the world... Read more »

Jonathan R. Ratchik
Jonathan R. Ratchik
answered on Nov 23, 2022

You're fighting a losing battle. The Supreme Court of the United States has, on multiple occasions, rejected challenges to NYC's vaccine mandate for municipal employees. A challenge to a mandate requiring CUNY students to be vaccinated for in-person learning would likely meet the same... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Texas on
Q: I recently got demoted due to not able to fulfill all my duties at work due to long covid aftermath, so i resigned. is

I have been medically signpost with depression and many other health issues due to covid aftermath.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Nov 9, 2022

In the absence of a written employment agreement to the contrary, employment in Texas (and in most US states) is at-will. That means you can resign for almost any reason. It is almost certain that your former employer will not pursue any claims against you under the circumstances.

4 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for New York on
Q: I'm trying to find out how to get legal advice on bankruptcy or filing chapter 11 or the best rid of credit card debt

I'm disable with the pandemic that's going on can't afford to pay

Daniel Michael Luisi
Daniel Michael Luisi
answered on Nov 8, 2022

If you have no assets or taxable income (for example you are on SSI), or very low income, Chapter 7 may be a good option. Alternatively settling the credit card debts individually may be a good option especially by doing so you may be able to damage your credit less, as a bankruptcy will remain on... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Ohio on
Q: Is my daughter’s mother allowed to withhold my visitation for COVID scares and positive tests even though I was exposed?

My 4 year old was exposed (supposedly) on Friday, but had surgery on her arm on Saturday, with no precautions taken by the hospital. I spent all day with her and her mother in the hospital on Saturday. Now, the mother states my daughter has tested positive and refused to appear at our exchange... Read more »

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss
answered on Oct 26, 2022

No. The covid emergency orders explicitly stated that you could NOT do this. If she is doing this in violation of a parenting order then you can file a motion to show cause.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: I filed an I-130 for my husband, but I missed two interviews. The first one because the notice came late.

The second one due to having covid. It took ages to reschedule that second interview. Now they want evidence for why I missed the second one, but I never went to the doctor and don't have evidence. I think it might be faster to withdraw my I-130 and re-apply. Can I do that.?

Al Parsad
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answered on Oct 22, 2022

Was there a concurrent adjustment of status application filed by your husband? If so, withdrawing could be costly both in terms of money and time. If this was a stand-alone I-130 petition, they don’t usually call for interview unless there is an issue with your personal background as the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for California on
Q: My employer is trying to force me to resign because I am not boosted when it wasn't a job requirement. Can I sue?

I recently got off the phone with someone from HR at my company and they told me that I need to get the booster or present a negative covid test every 72 hours if not I am will need to submit my resignation. The HR person told me that it is part of working at the company and not just at the... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Oct 21, 2022

No one can force you to resign. Resignation is a voluntary act by you. However your employer can terminate you if you refuse to do what is required of you, including getting boosted. You would not have a meritorious legal claim if you are fired because you refused to follow the company's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Louisiana on
Q: My mother went to a hospital Nov 13 2021. She had COVID-19. She died Dec 7 2021. I believe she starved to death.

I visited every day and not once ever saw a plate in her room. My sister in law was visiting one day, lunch was being delivered to my mom's room, the nurse stopped the delivery lady and stated "don't bring that in there. She don't eat." Radiology was supposed to do a... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 13, 2022

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. I'm very sorry for the loss of your mother. One option is to reach out to attorneys to try to arrange a free initial consult, which is a standard courtesy with these types of cases. If a law firm felt that you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: can i find a lawyer for litigating a wrongful eviction pandemic on contingency

Greetings, I am seeking representation as a tenant in a wrongful eviction during the pandemic claim. In addition I have numerous claims concerning LTA as well as violations committed by the owner that arise from not visiting the property in decades. The landlord, primary tenant, never gave rent... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 11, 2022

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. You are seeking an attorney - it's going to be difficult for law firms here to reach out to you. This is only a Q & A forum, not an attorney referral service. In addition to your own independent searches... Read more »

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