How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dimitry K., Esq. Your Own Question

Dimitry K., Esq.
Dimitry K., Esq., Attorney
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 37882
Experience:  I provide family and divorce law advice to my clients in my firm.
18572087
Type Your Family Law Question Here...
Dimitry K., Esq. is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

long story short im 18. I was on my way out with my parents

Resolved Question:

long story short im 18. I was on my way out with my parents car when i was tapped from behind and hit a curb (theres a report) and the wheel got messed up

I made an agreement where there are witnesses that i would pay them some money every other check sincei still have to pay for my living. I paid 340 last check. THey expected some money this check but i said i would pay them every other one (and their are texts to prove it) I am in the national guard and my phone is the only way for my unit and my job at the jail to contact me. it was put in my moms husbands name when i was 17 and in boot camp but i paid every bill and for the phone. He turned it off because i didnt give them money this check but he turned it off when i got the month paid for and this is the only contact line i have with anything.
The car is in my grandmas name though and i was wondering would i continue to pay hin or my grandma since he wants to be a jerk and can i get anything for paying HIS phone bill for 8 mo
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Dimitry K., Esq. replied 4 years ago.
Thank you for your post.

Your comment was cut off. What is your question?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

since he always said its HIS phone and i pay the bill and he shut it off before due could i recieve my money back?

and since the car is in my grandmas name, and he went back on the agreement could i stop dealing with him and start with my grandma

Expert:  Dimitry K., Esq. replied 4 years ago.
I am a bit confused.

Who did you promise to pay money to, your parents?

Who turned off you phone?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
i promised them every other check to pay the money. I paid last check so this check was to be mine for living expenses, my moms husband (who isnt my real dad) turned off the phone because i didnt pay him for the car this check. the phone was put in his name because i was 17 at the time but i have paid for the phoen and every bill. But he says its HIS phone
Expert:  Dimitry K., Esq. replied 4 years ago.
Thank you for your question.

If the phone is in his name, he does have the right and ability to turn it off or on. While unfair, that is HIS phone and not yours, and he therefore can do what he wishes with it. Since the phone was not part of the agreement between you too, he can choose to turn it off until you full pay him off, or until you get your phone that is not under his name.

Hope that helps.

Edited by Dimitry Alexander Kaplun on 2/1/2010 at 2:49 AM EST
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
what about the car?
Expert:  Dimitry K., Esq. replied 4 years ago.
My apologies on not answering that question.

Since the car is in your grandmother's name, you can negotiate a fee structure with her over your step-father. That is completely within your rights, but it may end up upsetting your step-father to the point where he may choose to not reactive that phone. That, however, is your call.

Good luck.

Edited by Dimitry Alexander Kaplun on 2/1/2010 at 2:53 AM EST
Dimitry K., Esq., Attorney
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 37882
Experience: I provide family and divorce law advice to my clients in my firm.
Dimitry K., Esq. and 3 other Family Law Specialists are ready to help you

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it. Lee Michigan
< Last | Next >
  • Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it. Lee Michigan
  • Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises! Gary B. Edmond, OK
  • My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer. Eric Redwood City, CA
  • I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight. Michael Wichita, KS
  • PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent. Three H. Houston, TX
  • Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!! Elaine Atlanta, GA
  • It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem. Tony Apopka, FL
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Ely

    Counselor at Law

    Satisfied Customers:

    8085
    Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RA/ratioscripta/2012-6-13_2955_foto3.64x64.jpg Ely's Avatar

    Ely

    Counselor at Law

    Satisfied Customers:

    8085
    Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/LA/LawTalk/2012-6-6_17379_LawTalk.64x64.JPG LawTalk's Avatar

    LawTalk

    Attorney and Counselor at Law

    Satisfied Customers:

    6424
    27+ years legal experience. I remain current in Family Law through regular continuing education.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FL/FLAandNYLawyer/2012-1-27_14349_3Fotolia25855429M.64x64.jpg FiveStarLaw's Avatar

    FiveStarLaw

    Lawyer

    Satisfied Customers:

    6336
    25 years of experience helping people like you.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/dkaplun/2009-05-17_173121_headshot_1_2.jpg Dimitry K., Esq.'s Avatar

    Dimitry K., Esq.

    Attorney

    Satisfied Customers:

    5987
    I provide family and divorce law advice to my clients in my firm.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MU/multistatelaw/2011-11-27_173951_Tinaglamourshotworkglow102011.64x64.jpg Tina's Avatar

    Tina

    Lawyer

    Satisfied Customers:

    5773
    JD, 15 years legal experience including family law
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BrianTMayer/2010-01-06_200119_BM.jpg Brandon M.'s Avatar

    Brandon M.

    Family Law Attorney

    Satisfied Customers:

    3810
    Attorney experienced in all aspects of family law
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TU/TUSA/2012-6-6_55219_test.64x64.png Thoreau (T-USA)'s Avatar

    Thoreau (T-USA)

    Lawyer

    Satisfied Customers:

    2634
    Attorney