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  1. It's your uncle's fault that this has turned into somewhat of a mess because of his failure to sign his will. Really: how long does it take to sign a will? And a husband who is truly looking out for his wife's security would not neglect to put the home in his wife's name "just because she wasn't there to sign the papers". Please stop being vindictive towards the daughter--her ability to inherit is determined by state law, not on how good or how poor the relationship was at the time of his death. The bottom line is that the surviving spouse is entitled to a certain portion of this estate and the daughter is also entitled to a certain portion of the estate, and the only way to find out what each person gets is to consult with a local probate attorney. Are you implying that you are having trouble trying to find an attorney who will do the probate because it appears that this is a smaller value estate? What is the value of the home in Turkey if it were to be sold? Do not listen to or fully believe what anyone at a courthouse (who is NOT an attorney) is telling you--that person should be telling you that they are not allowed to give legal advice and that you should be consulting with an attorney. Since the daughter apparently is not interested in getting anything from this estate since she said she doesn't want to be contacted, the probate attorney will probably ask her to sign a form to disclaim and reject her share of this estate.
  2. She probably meant to say "set aside" or "repaid" instead of excluded.
  3. And what do you intend to do with the information if you do actually find out that a trust existed? What is your reason for wanting to know this information?
  4. The problem is that in order to sue, it helps if the bad reference was written (such as on a reference request form) as opposed to being just verbal, which most employers are savvy enough to know not to put anything in writing that would be actionable. It's a difficult hurdle to overcome, but your friend should attempt to find at least 2 other co-workers at the company where he previously worked, to ask them to furnish him with a positive written letter of reference to be submitted when he turns in the job application. If he has any inkling or suspicion about what the bad reference information is, he should attempt to be proactive in addressing it head on in the initial interview, or at least be courageous enough to say "Please allow me the privilege of being able to defend myself or respond if you receive a negative reference about me, as I have always received positive performance reviews. That is only fair, I'm sure you will agree." Reference checking services are somewhat iffy, and can be helpful only in very rare instances. The ones I have experience with collect your fee and you are left only with a response such as "The employer would not give any specific detailed information", so do not use such a service if you can not afford to lose that money at this time.
  5. I'm wondering if the replies given were based on Delaware law. pooka, are you an exempt employee or a non-exempt employee? Did anyone decline to come in and inform the employer in advance that he/she was unable to come in, and what was the employer's response or did anything subsequently happen to the employee who declined?
  6. What state did the death occur in?
  7. Do you have a contract or agreement that is signed by both parties? You will need to discuss your situation with a business law attorney who practices in the same city or the same county as to where the design studio is located.
  8. You should actually be consulting with accountants about this if you have additional questions.
  9. Were you given Miranda rights before the interrogation or before you were ruled out? Did you use the opportunity to make a phone call to your attorney or to anyone else to tell them you were being arrested? Ask a friend or a relative to do a search engine search to see who the best/most famous criminal law attorney is in your town and have the friend or relative send the information about your arrest to that attorney to see if he/she would be interested in defending the case.
  10. Start contacting various Los Angeles probate attorneys by phone or by email and plead poverty and explain your situation and one of the might be willing to assist you with this. Explain that you have no way of knowing whether the safety deposit box has anything of value or not, but that if it does, hopefully there will be enough in it to reimburse for the filing fees and something towards attorney fees.
  11. Set the money aside or do not spend it until you find out what is going on here. Ask them when you can expect to receive your redundancy paycheck, and if they check the payments they have already sent you, they will probably determinef whether or not they have made a mistake with the payments they have already sent.
  12. At the appropriate time, provide the agency with a list of the information/evidence you suggest that they obtain and find out what their reaction is to doing that.
  13. What type of job is this? What state is it in? Did this company have a policy stated in an employee handbook about pregnancy? You haven't mentioned whether you are still working with this company or not--did you accept their offer for slightly lower pay or reject their offer? Your best bet is to contact employment/labor law attorney to let them evaluate the validity/strength of your case (they will obviously do their own research) or you could contact a local paralegal in your area or visit a university law library to ask for their assistance.
  14. Will you be eligible to file for unemployment with only 4 months work experience? Your case is defensible but you need to send them a certified letter asking what is the current status of your employment there.
  15. Was your request for an accounting made in writing or just a verbal request? What is the approximate total value of this estate? The PR's deduction of $20,000.00 is improper since there was no signed agreement for this sibling to pay rent to the estate and that needs to be questioned. Despite what the will says, the PR is legally entitled to claim a fee for his services, so questioning that is going to be iffy. You need an attorney to object to the accounting and to make a specific request on your behalf for the receipts, etc., as this is not a do-it-yourself project.