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  1. I was sued for a credit card debt. I did not attend the hearing because I had to work. They were awarded a default judgment just under $2000. Today, I received a magistrate summons to appear for a bench trial on April 9th. I'm concerned about wage or bank garnishment or them taking my vehicle and need advice on what I should do, if anything. I own an older car (that isn't running right now but should be in the next week.) The value of it is listed as about $1500. It is my only way to get to work. (There is no public transportation where I live and car services would take almost half my earnings.) I own no other property. Is there anything I can/should do? What should I expect to happen at the trial and after? I know this debt is valid and wanted to pay them. I was out of work on FMLA for 6 months last year and could not pay my debts. Once I got back to work, I just couldn't catch up fast enough and pushed this debt aside while paying rent and other living expenses. I know I'm wrong for not paying it and am hoping I won't lose my vehicle or get my bank account frozen. I would appreciate any advice or information anyone can share with me. Thank you
  2. I did not give a 60 day notice that I would not renew my lease. The landlord says that I am responsible for rent and utilities (which must be turned on) for the entire 60 day notice. He also is unwilling to advertise the house as available until that dat, even though it would mean that it has to sit empty for well over a month. Is there any validity to his claim that a house cannot be advertised sooner if the tenant has vacated and gives permission to do so?
  3. HOW do you appeal your case if a NEW LAW/STATUE affects your verdict and your rights. my nephew has been sentenced & now incarcerated , we are trying to find help on how we can go forward to apply/present the new law to his case. I believe it is civil. he is indigent & also, looking for a group that can help someone indigent and incarcerated (once incarcerated no one wants to Help)
  4. In 2017 a friend of my brothers had some financial problems, and asked my brother if he would give him $2,000.00 for his truck. My brother paid his friend cash for the truck and the friend signed the title over. My brother decided NOT to sign the Title, nor to get it registered, incase his friend resolved his issues and wanted to buy the truck back later. After a few months, when my brother saw that his friend wasn't going to want it back, he told our mom that she could have the truck, and he would sign it over to her and get it registered and tagged for her when he got around to it. Sadly, my brother had a heart attack and died last June, and he had never gotten around to taking care of the paperwork on the truck. He didn't have a Will, so all of his possessions went to his only child, his daughter. She knew he intended to give the truck to our mom, her grandmother, so she respected those wishes. Apparently, the man who sold my brother the truck has also passed away in the intervening time. So, now my mom has the truck, and the title, that has been signed by the previous owner over to my brother, but who never signed the title himself, and never paid the taxes or registered the vehicle. How does my mom get this vehicle registered in her name so she can get tags and use this truck legally?
  5. Last Summer, a "friend" of mine invited me to move into his house in Greenville, SC. He wanted someone around because he was going through some difficult personal issues. Since he offered to let move-in for free, I agreed and took him up on the offer. I moved in September, 2017. At first, things were awesome. After a while, he started talking about how he misses having the place to himself and asking me to leave the house for several hours so he could have his alone time. Then, he started locking me out of the front "computer room" where my desktop computer is setup. I am currently unemployed and looking for a job that pays $10+/hour and doesn't require me to stand for long hours, since I have Plantar Fasciitis. In December, 2017, he told me he wanted me to move out in March or April at the latest. Yesterday, he told me he wanted me to start moving my stuff out by the beginning of February. Today, he said he wants me to get my stuff out amd leave now. He is very whiny and insults me and acts as if he is offended by my presence. I cannot prepare a meal without this kind of treatment. I am constantly denied access to my computer. I tried to find work online, but for a couple of reasons, including being denied access to my computer, I am unable to work online. I tolerated this abuse for the last couple of months as long as I wasn't being insulted, but now, he is attacking me verbally every time we are in the same room. Because I'm not given a reasonable time to move and because I'm being treated with hostility, I am forced to move into my parents' house temporarily. There is no Internet access there, so I my ability to communicate or work online will be complicated and more costly. Because of the extremely inconvenient, remote location of my parents' house, I will have to deal with much higher fuel expences and commute times. It will make finding a job or commuting to a job much more difficult and costly. It will severely impact church attendance. In every way, being forced to move now will negatively impact my life. There is no written agreement between us. He just invited me to move-in and I did. Can I bring suit against him and what can I expect to recover in damages?
  6. Is 2nd degree distribution of crack Cocaine violent or non violent?
  7. HOA

    I want to file a complaint about unenforced Covenants that favor certain residents at the expense of others. Eleveen of the 47 homeowners are not required to pay assessments. Is there a department in South Carolina government that handles this? Consumer Affairs? Attorney General? Other?
  8. The defendants legal address is documented. However, he is hiding and refuses to accept certified mail service. He cannot be required to appear in Court without service. I was told service by publication is not acceptable for child support in South Carolina. Is that true?
  9. Hi am the Commercial Tenant, what are the SC laws on Landlord providing working hot water?. I had an Electrical Engineer check it and he said that there is not enough power supplying the Water Heater. I don't have access to the Control Panel, because it is located in the suite next to me that is being rented by another tenant.
  10. HOA was not part of my closing when I bought into the neighborhood. It is not a condo or townhouse neighborhood. All lots and housesare deeded to the owners.I was billed later and subsequent years. I have paid so as not to be criticized by my neighbors. Covenants are disregarded and there is an undesirable environment. Am I allowed to get out of this HOA?
  11. I live in a townhome just outside Greenville, SC. My connected neighbor constantly sits on his back screened in porch and smokes. This is constant all day and a lot of the night. It is so bad I cannot open my windows or enjoy my own backyard because of the smell and secondhand smoke. even with the windows closed, the smell occasionally wafts in. Do I have any rights - why do I have to be affected and possibly endangered (not meaning to be melodramatic) by his second hand smoke and obnoxious habit. Thanks.
  12. I was wrongfully terminated after a month and a half on the job. A few weeks ago my boss told me I was learning slower than most people that she has hired. Well, i have a mental illness, mostly PTSD. Well, that evening I decided to text her and let her know the reason why I was slower, was because of the mental illness. Her reply to the text was, "Oh ok". Not once did she ask if I needed any type of accomodations. Also, written on my termination paperwork is another reason: taking 3 smoke breaks without clocking out. The doctor I work for did not have to clock out to take his smoke breaks, so why should I? I believe that the smoking matter should have been a write-up, not cause for termination. And I also believe that my speed learning the software should not have been grounds for firing. Things totally changed after I told her about my disability. What should I do? Seek help from a lawyer?
  13. I'm at nuclear security officer at a nuclear plant. I was told not to return to return to work yet, this was last week after my supervisors met with me three times in a few hours regarding equipment not working and two other incidents that occurred that night. The night vision batteries are what supposedly started the meetings with me. No way whatsoever is there any proof the night vision's batteries fell out while in my possession. Policy states to check the proper operation at beginning of shift, which I did. The missing batteries were reported by the next shift 3 and a half hours after I had left work. During the meeting they also complained that I responded to the wrong door when sent to an alarm , i misheard the door number so created about a one minute delay in my responce if that, and was told I shouldn't have left my rifle in the office beside my supervisor when I ran down the hall to use the restroom. That supervisor and I were in a completely empty building in the middle of the night. My Capt. advised me that my punishment was that I was going to be posted in the search lobby full time until further notice. The search lobby is the post that everyone hates. We have numerous posts and we always rotate to different posts every 3 hours. In the meeting my capt stated he needed a female in the lobby anyway, which is nowhere in policy and no other shift does that. I'm one of 3 females out of 40 officers on my shift. These "3" incidents my capt used as reasons to keep me in the lobby full time, all occurred after I was yelled at by my capt once again. He said I didn't do my security round fast enough which technically I have 12 hrs to complete but I did it as fast as possible but still doing it correctly. It's not safe or advised by the company to rush through a nuclear plant. What he wanted me to do would have violated our ALARA policy. After he was through fussing at me i again am crying my eyes out in front of everyone bc it seems I can never do anything right and I'm always so freaked out about losing my job because I'm well aware I have a target on my back, and I'm far from the only one who knows that. In a matter of a few hrs that night I had 3 meetings with these supervisors the first meeting was with capt and 3 Lts. The other 2 were attended by capt and one Lt. One meetings also included threats of termination only after I disagreed with them. I was so upset and crying that capt and Lt. Told me I could go home that day if I needed to. I stayed for a little while but couldnt stop crying bc this incident was just one of many and only added to constant issues I have had with mainly my capt. for almost 2 yrs now. I was so stressed out, freaked out, and upset that I just couldn't keep it together and didn't want everyone coming through the search lobby and my coworkers to see me crying. The next day,after all that, before shift, i was advised not to show up for work. For 5 days now i haven't been allowed to work. No one can tell me why I'm out of work, when I can come back, if I'm fired , suspended , if I'm getting paid or not, nothing. They have yet to contact to me unless I make contact. They always say they dont know anything. It's no secret on my shift among the 40 other teammates that I'm constanly picked on by my capt and Lts. It's no secret that alot of it is bc I'm a female and some say it's bc I don't stand up to them or stand up for myself, and bc I allow them to do it. I've been threatened several times with termination over little things that no one has ever gotten fired for. They know I'm a single parent and how important my career is. For almost 2 yrs Ive been terrified of making any mistake and stressed out beyond belief. There are a whole lot more incidents over these 2 yrs, like making me be a cleaning lady a several times, crude and sexual comments from supervisors, being called dumb in front of coworkers, etc. Plenty of witnesses to every complaint I have, documentation, and audio recordings of the 3 meetings I had with them that night.
  14. If you are accused of a crime and the victim and only witness dies before trial, what happens?
  15. My domestic pot belly pig was brutally attacked by 2 dogs that came onto my fenced in 6 acres while "Gilbert" was spending time outside, tethered with his halter on. The owner of the dogs was found later that night when we got back from the vet. She apologized and agreed to help in any way. Over the next 2 months, via text, she agreed to pay for his vet bills. I finally had to file a claim in Magistrates Court, I asked for a jury trial. I am planning on serving as Pro Se. She has gotten an attorney. He still has some pooping problems and as a result has become an outside pig. My jury selection is next Thursday the 27th. Can you give me any free legal advice or help with my case?civil case.pages Thank you, civil case.pages
  16. I am primary custodian of my 16 yr old granddaughter. My ex daughter in law is the other custodian in this matter. GD lives with me. XDIL and father were ordered to pay child support and split between the 2 of them all costs of health/ dental. Neither of them have paid anything. We went to court in another County. My question is this: Can I go to the County we reside in to do a "Rule to Show Cause?". I should add that payment of Child support was to be directly to me in the custody agreement. I want payments to go through the court. Thank you for any advice you can give me.
  17. We rented a commercial property for automotive repair, it has debris and needs to be painted. We agreed to take the property "as is" and agreed to do the cosmetic work (ie: paint, remove debris, etc.). We had an electrician come in and check the property and it is not up to code. My question is the landlord responsible for doing the electrical repairs before we move in?
  18. I'm from Ohio and rented a condo in Myrtle Beach through VRBO website. I paid cash to the owner of the condo. After 1 night at this condo, my sister and I noticed tiny jumping insects. We took pictures. My sister was also bit. I took a picture of the bite. After doing some research we realized these were fleas. I notified the owner immediately after realizing the condo was infested. You could not sit anywhere in the condo without a flea landing on you. I told the owner we were leaving and wanted a full refund. She did notify the Real Estate Management company and an exterminator was there about 5 hours after I notified her of the fleas. We were told we had to vacate the premises for at least 5 hours. We did return to collect our belongings which I had to launder everything and disposed of my suitcase and purchased another. The owner refused to give me a full refund. She was very defensive and even suggested we brought the fleas in. She offered only to reimburse for the remainder of the stay. I was very upset about the fleas. I did not expect this stress when I paid for a supposedly nice place at the beach to relax. I was forced to spend time finding other accommodations in a resort town. These accommodations cost me a good deal more than what I paid the owner.
  19. In 2004 my ex wife and I married. She has a daughter that was 3 at the time. Fastforward 12 years and we separated and divorced this year. Her daughter (my step-daughter) has never had a biological father in her life. In fact she has always called me daddy and has always looked to me as her dad and would love to have me adopt her, however, her mother has decided that since we are no longer together hat she now refuses to allow it unless I agree to a voluntary increase in child support (we had another child together), or basically pay her to allow me to adopt her. At 17 in SC a minor child can leave the house without parental consent, but I'm trying to find out if me and her (my daughter) go to the courts after she turns 17 if we can petition the courts to overrule her mother's decision and allow me to adopt her.
  20. I am currently employed by a firm undergoing acquisition by another firm, this process has been ongoing for 3 months. In January I received notification that I had lost my insurance benefits for the third time, none of my medical bills dating from October 1 to January 1 would be paid by my employer provided insurance. When I questioned the employer I was told it was an error and I had insurance. I was shortly after served with a mail that my Doctor had turned me over to collections for nonpayment of my medical debt, company ownership apologized again and said if I paid my expenses out of pocket I would be reimbursed and I needed to send them the information for what I had paid. It has been three months and I have not seen or heard from the owner, I was told by our operations manager that the insurance was cancelled in mid December but BC/BS had back dated the cancelation to October 1. I was told I would get my money returned to me for expenses shortly. The money for my insurance premiums had been taken from my payroll checks for those three months, I was further informed that since they were willing to reimburse me for the money I spent out of pocket for medical bills I gained a benefit from those premiums and they did not have to return the premium money. Since this time I also discovered a payroll error and they have acknowledged that I am indeed missing a payroll check, they are waiting for the conclusion of the sale and I was told my money would be to me shortly. I still have no answer as to when I will receive my money. Can I sue or have ownership found criminally liable for this case? Thank you for your help.
  21. I was convicted (pleaded guilty) in South Carolina of 3424-BREACH OF TRUST W/FRAUD INTENT (embezzlement amount >$10,000) I was sentenced to 5 years probation and ordered to pay restitution. I wasn't aware that the monthly payment I was given would only amount to 80% of the total owed the victim so I had a balance left once I completed my probation. (It was shortened by 4 months due to compliance credits I was given.) I am now on Administrative monitoring until the balance is paid in full. I don't do drugs, have never done drugs, no intention of ever doing them and my conviction had nothing to do with them but I am thinking of renting a room from someone who smokes marijuana. It would be done in his room exclusively, not the room that I will be renting, but I wonder if this would affect me in any way legally if something were to happen that causes the police to come to the house and find it there. No probation agents will come to the house from my end as I have completed my 5 years and am not technically on probation anymore but I don't want to get into a situation where this persons drugs would cause me to go to jail or something. I know I was very fortunate to avoid jail for my crime and did everything I had to do the past 5 years to comply with the conditions of my probation. Is this something that could affect me and the administrative monitoring? Thank you for any assistance.
  22. A car was sold to a guy after the buyers drove,inspected and took the vin number to check it out. The next day they came and bought the car. A week later he gets oil change and says the bottom of car is rusted and wants his money back. Nothing was hid,no games just straight up sold the car. The vin number clearly says it was a New Hampshire car on car fax. 16 years old to boot. Question..what recourse do you think he has...if any. Is there such a thing as a used car lemon law..???
  23. Is it possible to name two executors with the understanding they are to work amicably together in carrying out our wishes?
  24. I am a licensed clinical social worker looking to private work. As of yet, I have not established an office and am hoping to share an office with an established therapist. I would like to go ahead and form a LLC, so I can begin recording expenses related to my licensure (for tax purposes). Forming a LLC requires a physical address. Can I used my home address even though I have no intention of seeing client in my home?
  25. I'm trying to find out what's the legality of increasing prices for a service offered. In most instances, the consumer is on a monthly auto drafted payment plan. Is there a requirement for notification of price increases? If so, what are the specifics?