Vincent J. Bernabei
Vincent J. Bernabei LLC
Directory Practice Areas
- Personal Injury
- Estate Planning
- Family Law
- Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
- Medical Malpractice
- Elder Law
Additional Practice Areas
- Car Accidents
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Contingent Fees
- Contingent fees in all injury and accident cases.
- Free Consultation
- Free 15 minute initial telephone consultation
- Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
- Competitive rates for high quality legal services. Often, fees may be shifted to opposing party.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|Attorney, Vincent J. Bernabei LLC|
|Attorney, Kennedy King & Zimmer|
|Attorney, Boettcher, LaLonde|
|Lewis and Clark Law School - Lewis and Clark College||J.D.|
|University of Nevada-Reno||B.A.|
|Outstanding Volunteer, Multnomah Bar Association|
|Member, Washington State Bar|
|Member, Oregon State Bar|
- Overall: 61st
- This Year: 15th
- Overall: 29 Answers
- This Year: 2 Answers
Q: My wife has locked me out and refuses to let me get my belongings. What can I do?
A: You have the legal right to enter the home if it was your residence before she locked you out. You could hire a locksmith to unlock the home for you if there is no court order prohibiting you from entering the residence. The police will sometimes stand by while you get your belongings from the residence, but that depends on their availability. If all you want are your personal belongings, try having a trusted friend or family member serve as an intermediary to get your belongings.
Q: What can I do to protect my rights if a woman says she is taking me to court for a paternity test in another state
A: If she is receiving public assistance, the state she resides in will probably contact you and require that you submit to DNA analysis (DNA swab) to determine the likelihood that you are the father of the child. If you do not provide a DNA sample, then you could be in default and a judgment for past due and on-going child support could be entered against you. I therefore recommend that you contact an attorney soon to discuss your specific legal rights and remedies.
Q: My mother died with a will notorized by the bank manager is that legal?
A: If two witnesses observed your mother sign her will, and before your mother died the witnesses signed an affidavit which was notarized by a notary public, the will is valid. It doesn't matter whether the notary public is the bank manager.
Q: What forms do mom and I need to obtain for POA which includes Medical,financial and after death authorizations?
A: A power of attorney expires upon the death of the person who gives it. Before death, for medical decisions, you will need an Advance Directive, and for personal and financial decisions, you will need a durable power of attorney. For authorization to act on behalf of a person who has died, you need to be appointed as Successor trustee if the person had a trust, or if the person did not have a trust, you need to be appointed by the court as the Personal Representative of the Estate of the deceased person.
Q: How to get guardianship of my siblings?
A: The least expensive way: Have the father sign a delegation of parental authority. It is good for up to six months, and could be renewed every six months if the father is willing. You could also file a petition for custody or guardianship if the Father is not cooperative. If there is already a custody case involving the children, you could file a motion to intervene in that action, and seek guardianship or custody.
Q: My question is about paternal rights.
A: Your friend cannot establish paternity under OR law unless either the mother or her spouse consents.
Q: In the state of Oregon, how do I amend a tort claim even after I have filed a suit in court?
A: You may amend your claim after the lawsuit is filed by filing an amended complaint. If the defendant objects, you will need to obtain court permission before filing an amended complaint.
Q: My dog was killed by 2 off leash dogs while she being walked on a leash in Oregon? can we recover emotional damages?
A: This is an evolving area of the law but I believe the answer is yes, especially if you were present and in harm's way when the attack occurred.
Q: Can i divorce my husband who lives in north dakota with me living in oregon for over 6 months
A: You can obtain a divorce in Oregon. However, if your husband has no connection to Oregon, the court may may not be able to order your husband to pay support or debts, or divide property that is not located in Oregon.