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  1. If there is an attorney in the area who specializes in insurance interpleader cases, you may want to find out if you have any options here (having the attorney contact the life insurance company to see if there is any way to delay them making a payout until the attorney has reviewed the policy and any beneficiary changes and state law). You need to find out if a person who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia has the legal/mental capacity in Illinois to be considered sane enough to sign a power of attorney or not.
  2. You will also want to talk to a family law attorney or civil law attorney who has experience with abuse of power of attorney cases, to ask "What constitutes abuse of power of attorney in Illinois?"
  3. Are you saying that the domineering sister was appointed as administrator of the decedent's estate in a nearby county? Have you looked at the probate court file to see exactly what information may be in there about what some of the estate assets were? If domineering sister got control of most of the significant assets while terminal sister was still living, then there is going to be no mention of those assets since they passed outside of the estate if there were designated beneficiaries. What was the mental state of the terminal sister and how old was she--did a doctor diagnose her as incapacitated or not? A person with a POA can sign a beneficiary designation form on behalf of someone else. They need to submit a copy of the POA papers to the company that has the asset and the person with POA has the right to name and/or change beneficiaries for someone else, I'm sorry to report. (With the reported high incidence of elder abuse in Illinois, why the legislature would approve something like this is hard for me to understand.) You need to ask an attorney if there is any way that anyone (other than the administrator of the estate) can get access to the beneficiary designation forms AND the Power of Attorney that was submitted to each of the relevant companies (401K, insurance, etc.).
  4. Who pays your paycheck? Do you work for a temporary agency that has a contract with the trucking for your company to provide security? If you can't make a written complaint about this with the company who employs you, consider filing a complaint with the police and mail a copy to the company where the man works. So that his employer will be aware of this man's "problem".
  5. Does your company have a handbook that mentions their company policy against sexual harassment? It's not clear from your complaint exactly where this happened--was it in a normal office building or elsewhere (a remote facility where there are not many other people or employees around?). As far as you know, are there other employees who have been harassed in this same manner? If you have a way to submit a written complaint by paper or by email to a company official who is your supervisor, then please do so. If you feel your company is not going to do much about this to resolve this in your favor (or will they take HIS side), then you need to decide whether you wish to continue working there or whether you would be better off looking for other employment.
  6. I wish to cancel my request, as I have found a local attorney to assist me with this. Also, PACER was kind enough to notify me that even though my credit card was rejected, they will still allow individual users to have an account that is set up for billing at 10 cents per page, as a previous poster stated.
  7. Thank you for your replies. I was aware that an individual can rejister with PACER--I did that but was rejected--they say they can not accept prepaid credit cards (the only kind I use since my credit report will not qualify me for the normal credit card). Let me revise the search term: for Pacer it is Case No. 15-80298 re Cameron (lookin for Item #25, 7-13-2016 Notice of Chanje of Address; for the search term is 8:15-BK-80298 2/27/2015 Bankruptcy D. Neb. (My apolojies--the "jee" key (the seventh letter of the alphabet) does not work on my computer. Thank you.
  8. Is there an attorney or paralegal out there who has access to PACER or a subscription to DOCKETALARM.COM? I would like for you to order a page (the notice of change of address dated 7/13/2016) from a 2015 bankruptcy case (8:15-BK-80298, Cameron) in Nebraska, and perhaps will need to order a few additional documents from this case file in the future. Thank you. You can contact me via private message.
  9. On what date were you fired? Did you receive written notice of your firing? Have you signed any paperwork that acknowledges you are no longer associated with the company and have you received any severance pay? What reason was given for your firing?
  10. Is Alliance Estate Research located in the United States or in a foreign country? If your money was located in the California State Treasury Unclaimed Property Office, it is against California law for them to claim a fee from you for property that has already been reported. Anyhow, California law limits a finder's fee to 10 percent. If Alliance is a foreign company, you will want the assistance of an attorney to contact the company on your behalf to try to get more information from them and to inform them that they are not allowed to collect a fee on your case, but that you might consider giving them a few thousand dollars if your attorney approves. If you did a search for your name on the website for the California State Treasury's Unclaimed Property website and if you found your name there, you can file a claim through the website or call them and ask them to send you a claim form. You should try to find a business law attorney who practices in the same city where you live or one in Sacramento, California where the unclaimed property office is located. Do a GOOGLE search using the phrases (in quotation marks): "business law attorney" and "your city, state", or "business law attorney" and "Sacramento, CA" and you will see some links come up in the search results page. Tell the attorney you need their assistance in advising you through the process of when and where to claim your funds. Good luck to you!
  11. What state did this husband die in?
  12. What state did the death occur in? Are you saying that someone has filed paperwork at the county courthouse probate court to open up an estate for her? Do you know whether she also had a last will and testament? While you represented her with a power of attorney, did you write any checks to pay any of her bills? If you know the bank where the account is, you can contact the bank to see whether or not she named anyone as a beneficiary on the account. I'm sorry that your claim for compensation was rejected, but you did not know beforehand that you would have had to have a signed agreement with your friend in order to be compensated for your work. You do NOT need to pay an attorney an upfront $500.00 fee to discuss this matter with him, but you DO need the services of an attorney who has experience in filing a Heggstad petition. You need to start contacting the attorneys yourself (by telephone or by email) explaining that you can not afford to pay an attorney right now, but that you expect to be receiving $87,000.00 from this estate. As soon as the attorney hears that, one of them should be willing to go ahead and represent you and answer your questions, and will most likely agree to delay receiving the fee until after you have gotten your check from the estate. Do NOT offer to pay 1/3 to the private investigator, although it's great that he informed you about this matter. You and your attorney can probably figure out on your own, with a little bit of investigation, where the $87,000.00 is. If you and your attorney can not find out where it is, then ask your attorney if you should make an offer of $2,000.00 to the investigator for the information he has. Do NOT go to the court about this since they will tell you to retain the services of an attorney. Best of luck to you and I'm willing to bet that you will eventually get this money after a few months time.
  13. If there were other people in the same company you worked for, who also faced the same type of discrimination that you did, please let your attorney know about them.
  14. Does your father have a last will and testament that is being probated in a county courthouse? You didn't know it at the time, but you were not obligated to pay the funeral bill yourself. If your father had an estate that is being probated through the courthouse, then the funeral home could have submitted a claim with the estate to get paid. If he has an estate that is being probated, you should consult an attorney to find out how you can submit a claim to be reimbursed from the estate.
  15. If you know the city and county where they got their divorce, you may want to go to the county courthouse to look at the divorce file paperwork--there may have been a requirement in the divorce decree that he was responsible for paying for and maintaining a life insurance policy on her behalf or on behalf of any children they had.