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  1. Are you saying they are billing for services which were not performed or that you are just not satisfied with the quality of those services? Those are two very different things. If the latter, the bill is still owed. Claiming the estate shouldn't have to pay because you are dissatisfied with the service is a non-starter. If the former, this should have been addressed before now but whomever does legally represent the estate will need to work out the discrepancy with the nursing home.
  2. Aside from it being entirely unclear how the presence of a day care would mean you would be not seen by drivers on your way to visit your neighbors, nor is it clear why an ambulance would suddenly not be able to access your home. As you have been told before, you are most welcome to attend the hearing and bring up your concerns. No one here can guarantee you the outcome you desire. If you want to hire an attorney to attend the zoning hearing, there is a find a lawyer feature at the top of the page. Lawyers do not work for free.
  3. http://www.mva.maryland.gov/About-MVA/INFO/26100/26100-60T.htm If your license was suspended 3 years ago, you will need to reapply for a new license.
  4. The estate may very well owe the debt. It does not disappear once the person is deceased. You and the estate are not the same entity.
  5. Misnmom, are you the original poster? The time to question any bills is long before it hits collections, and especially before it is about to go to court. If the bills were paid at the 11th hour, you will have to contact the party collecting the debt and see if the suit will be dropped. If it went to collections, you probably owe more than just the original debt. If you don't know what you are doing, you need to hire an attorney who does.
  6. If you live in a densely populated area, which it looks like you do, that is one of the risks. Expecting the building to remain vacant or not be used for commercial purposes is not entirely reasonable. If you won't move, beef up the insulation or run a white noise machine.
  7. Looks like the building is on Main St., not where the owner "lives". If the building is zoned for a day care there isn't much you can do. Attend the hearing and share your concerns. Your other option is to move to a home that isn't right off Main and not near a commercially zoned building.
  8. It isn't clear if the notification rules were followed or not as you didn't share that part. Restrain is still permitted and the technique you describe is standard for a child (or adult for that matter) who is attempting to physically assault someone. Prone position restraint has fallen out of favor of late and is typically a last resort. It is more of a policy shift than anything, and is still used in many therapeutic settings. It is not just sitting on the person being restrained, though some of the holds give that appearance. I've trained in multiple restraint techniques myself. It is not illegal to restrain and para are not required to allow students to assault them. I have no idea if the person who restrained your son was trained to do so, but if this was a Special Ed Coordinator, I would be shocked if they were not trained.
  9. My school did these camping weeks in middle school. The system still does them. You are blowing this out of proportion. He has plenty of opportunities to bond with classmates and since camping seems to be your family's thing, to enjoy the great outdoors. Field trips are not rights, they are privileges. Students who are unable to conduct themselves in accordance with school rules and or would be at significant risk of harm while on a field trip, are not entitled to go. His IEP is for reading, writing, and math. His school is obligated to provide supports in those areas to allow him the same access to education in reading, writing, and math as his classmates without medical challenges. The school does not have to accommodate his recent behavior problems, nor ignore his tendency to run off. As a parent, I am shocked that YOU wouldn't be the one concerned about his safety. You think he wouldn't run off in the woods, but you don't know that. you don't know he won't act out in fear, or disrupt the experience for others. They can't keep him from running off in a school building. What makes you think this would be easier in an unfamiliar setting? Allowing you to attend and having to provide housing and meals for you, in addition to the intrusion and interruption to the experience of all of his classmates, and the embarrassment of your son, is completely unreasonable. You are of course, free to take your child camping if the outdoor experience is one you wish for him to have. Expecting the school to pick up the tab for you to join him and play babysitter, is not. I can't imagine your son would be elated at having a parent there, nor can I imagine this wouldn't ostracize him even more. His peers are unlikely to want to "bond" with the kid who has a parent hanging around them 24/7. Frankly, you should be much more concerned over WHY your kid is constantly running off and WHY his behavior is deteriorating. Those are the things that are going to be memorable in the future, not a single field trip.
  10. Please, for the love of God, use proper sentences. Who told you that you would be paid 54 cents per mile? How is 8 PM relevant? Does the restaurant close at 8? It is unclear who asked you not to "write down" whatever it is you intended to write, or how that person could prevent you from making a written note of something. Whether you can legally be fired for being unfit to work (and most likely to drive if you indeed do have vertigo) depends on a number of factors you haven't shared. In general, it is not illegal for firing an employee for being unable to work. How many employees are there within a 75 mile radius? How long have you worked there? How many hours in the past 12 months? Did you request leave and or an accommodation for a disability?
  11. For reasons unknown you and your now ex-spouse left your infant with your mother to raise and she has all the legal authority of a guardian. For 13 years you have lived elsewhere, left the state, remarried, but left the child with your mother. Now, your ex wants to parent the child the two of you gave to someone else to raise 13 years ago. As the legal parent of said child, yes, he does have the legal right to "take him back". Now if the guardianship was not so willing and the baby was placed with your mother by a court, it could get trickier for either of you to regain custody. In general, the rights of the legal parent to raise their child, even if they are never going to win parent of the year, trump that of a guardian.
  12. Your son is and was an adult so there is nothing you can do. He is free to request his own medical records and seek any medical opinions he chooses. No need for an attorney to do that. He is also free to file a complaint with the police department if he feels he was treated unfairly. Driving with a knowingly suspended license and not immediately following the officers directions in favor of finishing his phone call didn't do him any favors.
  13. Who said it is property damage the landlord is concerned about? If it is only inside the unit with the door closed, that means the neighbors are not subjected to second hand smoke. If a smoker chooses to subject their lungs to smoke, they may do so. They just no longer have the right to subject others to it. If you wish to smoke outdoors, I suggest finding a venue off the property which allows it.
  14. Typically, commuting time to and from the job is not compensible. If you are getting paid for part of that time, your employer is already going above and beyond what is necessary. The IRS indicates the maximum rate an employer may reimburse for mileage before it is considered taxable wages. It is not the mandatory rate by any stretch. If they pay a per mile rate, that is intended to cover all costs of operating that vehicle. Paying both mileage and gas would push it to taxable wages.
  15. Why would you think a landlord could not forbid smoking on the property and must provide ash trays?