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  1. Rented a condo in Arkansas for one year. I learned the very hard Wayne arkansas tenants have zero rights. My condo was infested with rats. Not one or two but a rat infestation and they mostly lived in the walls but being Rats would come into tenants dwelling. Aside from finding rat feces everywhere and any type of food like cereal or boxes of crackers being eaten through they would eat through hard plastic to get at my dog food. I discovered the rat infestation 30 days after moving in thinking it was a minor problem, it wasn’t. Long story short not only could I not get out of my lease nobody wanted to do anything about it. Condo association refused and my landlord would come by and “seal any openings” which was impossible to seal of every opening or crevice. To help keep these rats out my boyfriend used that sealant that would expand to fill the spaces as well. The plastic stuff he used did leave a visual noticeable sight, but the rats were much worse to deal with. Eventually the rats died which I only noticed because of the smell and 100s of flies in my condo that never went away. I found a few dead rats behind the stove and dishwasher. Meanwhile I’m paying my rent and counting the days till my lease is up. I could have moved but Arkansas actually arrests you if you owe rent or something. So I was stuck. Now here is the issue. I moved out. Have the place professionally cleaned and it looked better than when I arrived. My landlord was to busy to do a final walk through and told me leave keys on counter. There was never a move in checklist to note any damages bc I didn’t think he was a slumlord. 30 days pass and finally I contact my landlord even though he had 60 days but still couldn’t be that long to send my deposit right? Well he had the audacity to charge me for damages from sealing up the crevices and also the metal thing on dishwasher was bent when I had to move it to remove the dead rat behind it bc I didn’t want to wait 2 days for landlord to come by and look at it. While technically the damage was done by me, it was all to deal with rat infestation that he refused to fix. Not once did he say that the sealant was damage to the apartment during the year I lived there. There were other issues but are irrelevant by a legal standpoint. I feel he is keeping the deposit since I’m now in Hawaii and can’t take him to small claims court. Although I’m so angry i will if I actually have a case. Advice? Or just cut my losses. Attached are a pics of some of the times I found dead rats. I jump now anytime I see something on corner of my eye or if something brushes my foot when I’m home now. So many times rats would run across my foot at night. It was that bad. Even the county would do nothing. Arkansas.
  2. I am currently a plaintiff (Arkansas) in a civil lawsuit, where I am suing my previous employer for gender discrimination, sexual harassment, & retaliation. I paid my attorney a set fee for his services, where I didn’t pay anything other than a % after I won my case. So far, my lawsuit has been on-going for almost 2 years now. At this point, we have not yet received a complete discovery from the defendant. The defendants’ answer, to the series of general questions in the discovery, are “I object”. Four months ago, the defendant scheduled a deposition hearing & when I showed up, my attorney wasn’t present, so his partner took his place. His partner didn’t know my case, so I had to quickly fill him in on the details. I then asked why we were doing a deposition before the defendant has even turned in their completed discovery. Supposedly, at the moment I brought that to his attention, he claimed that according to lack of discovery, he felt the need to cancel the deposition, so, while we were all there, he stated on record, (the lady recorder was there) that he was going to file a motion to enforce the defendant to complete their discovery. As of now, he has not yet followed through with his motion. A few days ago, I received an email, from my attorneys partner. The defendant offered me a pathetic settlement & my attorney’s partner encouraged me to settle and suggested that I call their office, to discuss details. So, I call, and of course, my attorney wasn’t there, so I spoke with his partner. His partner began to tell me that I didn’t have a case & really thought I should settle. I wasn’t happy, so I called & scheduled an appointment with my attorney. My husband and I meet up with my attorney. He tells us that he has spent over $25,000 on my case so far, and because of the President & his harassment scandals, he can’t win my case, or ANY harassment case. He said that he has cancelled/closed over 50 of his harassment lawsuit cases, because people have turned a deaf ear to harassment cases. He wanted me to settle for the pathetic offer from the defendant or suggested that I get a 2nd opinion. We asked him why he hasn’t made an effort to get a completed discovery from the defendant (it’s been almost 2 years now) or why we haven’t had depositions, and he then informed us that it would cost us another $5000.00. Now, after a little bit of research, I have learned that since our meeting a few days ago, my attorney has filed several new sexual harassment cases, for other clients. I also found out that 3 days before my meeting with my attorney, his partner has accepted & is now representing a client, who has filed a harassment lawsuit, against the husband, of one of the witnesses in my case. I see that as a conflict of interest & malpractice of my attorney. I feel that he was purposely trying to mislead me, encouraging me to settle, so that he would be relieved of any liability. At this point, I’m not sure what I need to do, who to contact about this, or what I should/shouldn’t say. Does anyone have any suggestions?
  3. Im the H4 visa holder (expiring Jun2018). However I’m a Class A misdemeanor, to offense theft of property on12/3/2015. And it was dismissed and seal in dec2016. Im in USA from April 2011. I have no other offence on my record. Can you please tell me what are my chances to get approved green card. My husband has approved I-140. Can I apply along with him as dependent? Cloud you please guide me to the process of application to avoid denial of GC.
  4. Here's my situation: I've been paying child support on 2 children since my divorce. I currently pay $600 a month. My oldest son is now 20 and will be 21 in June. However, my paycheck withholding never changed and according to every Arkansas state law I've been able to find, child support stops when the child turns 18 or is out of high school, whichever comes later (but he graduated at 17). I've been in touch with the clearinghouse here and they informed me I'd have to get a lawyer to change the order. Well, I decided to let it go for a few months to help out while my son had started college. He actually lived with me for nearly a year after he turned 18 and I still paid on him. We had a falling out over his unwillingness to get a summer job while out of school and he decided to move back in with his mom. His mom and I had a confrontation over the child support thing and she disagreed saying I was obligated to pay until he's 19. To shorten the story, she started giving me nearly half of the child support back after he turned 19, so I haven't made a big fuss over the $600 still being taken out. Well, now she hasn't been paying it back since November and it's causing some problems with my current wife and I. I confront her and I get a text about how she has an appointment with a case worker in February and this case worker has told her that since the oldest still lives at home, is going to college on a scholarship/Pell grants etc., that I may be obligated to pay until he's 21, so they're going to look into that and in the meantime she's not paying anything back. What kind of crap is this? There's nothing in our decree about paying through his college years, there's no Arkansas guideline I've been able to find on the state's child support webpage...where is this "case worker" getting this idea? The kid is even working part time while he's going to school, I'm still giving him medical coverage and somehow I'm still responsible to pay child support on him? This sounds like a load of crap to me.
  5. First of all, thank you for taking the time to read this and offer advice or give a personal opinion. I was involved in an MVA with impact at approx 40mph where someone pulled out right in front of me and I hit the drivers' side passenger/wheel space. The impact was severe enough to completely spin my car 180degrees. The other driver was at fault and given a citation for failure to yield. My driver airbag deployed and distinctly remember black and white smoke coming from where it deployed. The vehicle is one that is part of the Takata airbag recall and replacement had not been performed yet so the airbag was still a Takata defective airbag. Did not get cut by any metal. My husband says he hadn't heard of black smoke from airbag deployment, only white. Minimal abrasions on hands from it blowing my hands off steering wheel (I guess?). Buttons from steering wheel, like cruise control were found on passenger seat. Most of my injuries are at the sites of seatbelt contact. (Contusions/hematomas,/ecchymosis). Refused medical treatment at time of accident (I am a nurse and my adrenaline was so high that I was more worried about my dog who had been in front seat and hit dashboard). Went to urgent care 2 days after. Then developed shortness of breath with minimal extertion, and coarse productive cough with severe pleuritic pain. Nonsmoker. Thought it may be from breathing the irritants or worst case scenario- pulmonary embolism because my sputum was frothy. Urgent care did rapid flu test which was positive for Influenza A. No xray. Now I've coughed up a quarter-sized gray GLOB of sputum. Before that, only one instance of gray phlegm/sputum/glob less than dime sized. MY husband is a smoker, so I asked if he ever coughs up that junk. He said yes, when sick. I've only ever seen this kind of sputum from cystic fibrosis patients! Of course, I'm neurotic and so I wonder if it could be pneumonitis from Takata airbag and that propellant they used. I have no clue of what I should do, should I contact a lawyer, does it even sound like it would be worth the hassle, am I completely off base with my thinking? Do I need a lawyer for the injuries from the wreck that are unrelated to airbag? I am at a loss. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.
  6. Hello! I've just recently learned that my siblings have not been getting treated properly under the care of my mother. I've learned that they have been abused physically and verbally. I've gone through such abuse myself and I know how traumatizing it can be. Their fathers are either incarcerated or not financially able to care for them. I am 18 years old, but unfortunately I'm not on my own. I now live with my mother and her boyfriend along with my siblings. My fiancee is currently in school and looking for work as a welder. We decided it would be best to take in my siblings in order to give them the best life. As soon as my fiancee and I are stable, we want to invite them to live with us. But I don't know how to go about doing that. I'd love to adopt them or just acquire legal guardianship of them. Either way I want them in my care and not with my mother. Please help me find the correct path.Thank you.
  7. Two pieces of equipment in trailer court I live in. One is on my property without my permission and I was never notified in any way. One piece of equipment cut my internet cable. Manager of trailer court knows nothing about why they are there. Can I get the piece of equipment removed from my property, if so how? Police are saying they will do nothing. Is this against the law? Help?
  8. A year ago I was arrested and charged with felony theft by the city I live in. The charges came after a local, privately run program that I was in charge of year earlier, but had recently turned it over to another person because my Mother's illness made it impossible for me to do. After finding someone to take it, and they wanted me to transfer the money left in the account to them, $.57, they immediately decided that I had stolen all the money from the year before. The police chief, husband of the new lady in charge, went to the prosecuting attorney told the story and he went to the bank and acquired copies of my bank statements. Since I was in jail, with a $5000 cash bond, and stunned by what had happened, I had to bond out before I could begin to clear this up. My question is did they violate my rights by obtaining my bank information when this protect wasn't non profit, didn't have a board that anyone answered to, it was a small town Christmas project that was done to supply gifts for families that couldn't afford them. It had always been privately run, and still is to my knowledge. Needless to say, it has ruined my reputation, and now I'm still unable to find anyone here that will hire me for a job.
  9. I received 36 months probation an 48 months SIS on a drug charge . I just finished the probation an have a year left of SIS. I got a new charge a year ago . My probation officer did not revoke me on the new charge. When my probation ran out 3 months ago the County that gave me the probation,sis sentence , issued a bench warrant for my arrest. I was arrested and had to bond out. I would like to know if there is a time limit from the arrest for the new charge to the time they can revoke you. Which is 11 months from the time of the new charge till arrest for bench warrant. I looked up Arkansas Codes an procedures an it said they have 60 days to revoke your sentence from time of arrest . Is this true or am I not understanding it right ?
  10. Original child support order obtained in Texas over 20 years ago at $300/mo. Child support enforcement was always a battle, even for Texas Office of Attorney General (TOAG). Non-custodial parent moved to Arkansas. Custodial parent and child moved to Louisiana. A judgment for $50K+ for past due child support was obtained in the state of Texas before child was emancipated. Enforcement of child support refused by LA Attorney General's office because child now emancipated. Texas TOAG contacted Arkansas OCSE and began collection through them. Another child support case with the same father caused my past-due support payments to be dropped to $30. Arkansas OCSE will not accept the case unless I drop it with TOAG. My research of Texas laws indicates that the Texas judgment will be null and void in Arkansas without Texas enforcement. However TOAG cannot practice in Arkansas to take it to Court and Arkansas can't take it to court unless I drop it in Texas. This horrible excuse of a man whom never willingly supported his daughter is getting away with making a mockery of the legal system! What can be done???
  11. Is it necessary to go before the sentencing judge in order for probation to be reinstated following the reversal of a probation revocation by the Appellate court If anyone has case law around this issue would appreciate
  12. Is it legal in Arkansas for one person to record a phone call without the other person knowing about it?
  13. My husband and I have been together going on 7 years, married for 5 of them. His daughter just turned 6 (resulted from a one night stand a few weeks prior to us meeting) so needless to say, we have been doing the co-parenting thing for awhile. It was difficult for the first 2 years or so but, eventually, we all worked together; which is what's best for the child. The mother got married a year ago. Things went from being very cordial to a nightmare. We also began to notice changes in my stepdaughter's behavior. I had mentioned the change in circumstances to a friend, and once they asked who the mother married and I replied, they informed me the mother's spouse had previously had a messy divorce and a few charges that we may want to look into to. So I went to the court house and looked for any information. To my surprise there was in fact documentation showing B&E, harassment charges, forceful entry, terroristic threatening, domestic battery/assault, contempt of a restraining order; etc (his child was present for some of them). His ex was awarded a year long restraining order and he had restricted and supervised visitation for 2 years. Although the supervised part of the visitation has been expired, he still has restricted visitation. Also subject to random drug testing due to whatever circumstances that occurred prior to the divorce (2014). This doesn't sit well with my husband or myself. What are the chances of getting a change of custody?
  14. Can an incapacitated adult with a guardian get married without guardians permission and if they do get married will it terminate the guardianship, I am his Fiance and we are both 25 years old and I am pregnant with his child.. I just need to know the laws on the guardianship and marriage and if it ends the guardianship or are we allowed to marry?
  15. This is a lie, my mother in law lied me and my wife lived together for 6 yrs [deleted] what can I do.
  16. If you owne a home your girlfriend lives with you her adult child does too they have been steeling your stuff and selling it you file charges cops say not enough evadence. how can you get at least the son out of your home
  17. I'm going through a divorce and custody battle and this is a first and hopefully last thing for me. One of the main reasons I'm writing this is because I'm the father and my soon to be ex- wife is behind 30k dollars from a previous relationship and she wants custody of our kids. She also refuses to work a job, since we have been separated I have continued to pay the utilities on the home and our car insurance. Is this the right thing to do ? What are the chances of her getting custody ? Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks
  18. Can the estate be sued when the max liability insurance limit is not enough to cover loss and the driver responsible for the accident lost his life? If so what steps are required?
  19. I have been my mother's guardian for the past several years. She died recently from complications arising from Alzheimer's. When I was awarded guardianship, the court ordered that I obtain a surety bond to cover the approximate value of her estate. I did this through the company that I have all my insurance through. After my mother passed, I went to my insurance agent and informed them of my mother's passing. They said they could not cancel the surety bond until the court has closed my guardianship. I have to pay a $900 annual premium for the surety bond. I was told that a guardianship is terminated upon the passing of the ward. I guess I'm wondering what my rights are in this matter. My brother and I are her only heirs and he would be willing to sign any forms necessary to bring this to a close. Thank you in advance
  20. Recently, I had a neighbor put his property up for sale with his fence located on my property. I had the fence line surveyed and the line marked. He was told to move the fence and he actually built a new fence inside the old one before tearing the old one down so I could not see that it was improperly located. The new fence is still on my property and the nails and screws attaching the boards protrude into my yard making it unsafe for me and my pets to get near the fence. His real estate agent knew that the fence encroached onto my land but did nothing, including not telling the new owner that the fence was located improperly. Now the previous owner has sold and moved. The real estate company is now trying to get the property resurveyed and hopefully will get the fence located correctly this time. Meanwhile, I have a safely issue with the fence. Can I take the Real Estate company to court and have them pay my survey costs. What are my options?
  21. What affect does it have on someone being behind on child support from a previous relationship if they're going for custody in another relationship ?
  22. was arrested for residential burglary by the trooper. 2 days prior to this was pulled over for speeding by the same trooper in different county. after making bail was driving and saw trroper was behind me again. he pulled me over WAS NOT SPEEDING ALL LIGHTS WORKING TAGS LEGAL Do not know why I am being pulled over. when I stop I open my door and turn to look at the trooper, I take off my pendalton and put on the seat of my truck, the trooper jumps out of his SUV and pulls his weapon and pulls the hammer back ready to fire at me. I tell him I am unarmed and put my hands in the air, I am wearing jeans and a t-shirtI lift my shirt and turn so he can see I am unarmed. At thjis time a Sheriff in his truck about 75 ft from us over his intercom tells the Trooper to quit harassing me and for me to get back in my vehicle and leave. this sheriff knows who i am his nephew is my best friend. is there anything i can do about this ???????
  23. Hello, I need help. As most here do. Please I have been in divorce and finalized. Aug. Served. Sept. temp property settlement. Finalized Dec. Before served the plaintiff Took from the house 3 cell phones 1 ipad 1 laptop and tower. 2 of the cell phones were mine personally from before marriage. The others was her and her mothers before marriage. The reason for her taking items was she has took pictures "non nude" as far as i know for use in sexual fantasies of students she teaches. She teaches middle school "5th grade"as far as i know for use in sexual fantasies. There was the pictures and videos of her talking about having sex with students on these computers. She says to have destroyed them. She also got 3 other computers and hard drive after i had the house the first 30 days. She says to havve destroyed hard drive but the computers she said the house got broke into and they must have took. I called and no report of house broken into has occurred. She has admitted to all thison recordings. I have also contacted police the investigated but in this state if no nude no crime. I have also contacted school but as expected they wont talk to me about it due to a restraining order for me not to contact employer and i cannot release any recording of her that i have from recovery after she took computers. Restraining order states i have threatened to release "sex tape" to ruin her.. They know its not sex tape that is issue its her talking about having sex and saying their names "boys and girls" during sex acts. This "mutual" restraining order that they would not agree to lift during negotiations is all based upon lies. To not be too long in messages my questions are: 1. I would like to dissolve the restraining order for the reason of it being based upon lies. Nothing on this order is true or able to be backed up. One of the statements on the restraining order is she is fearful for life. The reason this is used against me is my father murdered his wife and self. I have always been expected to be suicidal because of him and my 2nd wife committed suicide as well. I have never been in trouble. I have never been violent. I have to be very careful due to my father on how i handle things for the cloud it hangs over me in my area. No one has ever used this kind of accusation on me mainly due to there is nothing i have done to be able too. She took this road. There is no time she can prove or say to back this claim. We never had a yelling fight in our marriage. It affects me mentally to have such a lie put on me. She was first to break the order not an hour after signing paperwork at house.. She came out to boast about divorce and throw obscenities at me while i didnt say anything.. But recorded it. 10 days later she came over for a week to talk about getting back together. Every night for 6 days talking on phone every night. Contacting me. I contacted as well i wanted her back. I recorded all convos on phone and in person just incase she was to continue the lies. She admits to lying about it all on tape. 2. I would like to go after her for Computer trespass,Disclosure of personal information,Unlawful act regarding a computer,Unlawful act involving email. when she took computers she deleted my whats app account. emails from her and about her. text messages and changed my paypal, apple, and yahoo account. She tried to get another paypal account email address and facebook. I recovered those with the lose of text and emails she deleted. I have proof and transcripts of all this. And her saying it on recordings. 3. "maybe" Defamation of character. from what i have read and heard this is very hard to prove even with her admitting. But is it possible? I have been hesitant to go after her for these things due to i wanted chance to get back with her. She knows i have this proof or she has been told by me. I think she thinks im lying and she got rid of it all. Up untill recently i was going to let her go with lies untill she got rid of all personal items of mine. EVERYTHING. All the while contacting me telling me she misses me and talks about the possibility of getting back together. I believe it was to put me off or wait me out on the idea i would pursue charges on her. I am against divorce especially for reasons she claims. She also admits to have pretended for the bulk of our marriage and never spoke about anything close to what she has claimed after divorce in marriage. She has beat me up caused me severe emotial issues and has added herself to the the list of extreme life disasters that were non-created. I mentioned Dad, step mom, wife. Hurricane Katrina was another. Lost everything to regain what i had and now she got rid of all that and it was not a small amount. Took car as well. I know there are many that need assistance and guidance. I normally would put myself at last of line for help or guideance. "normally i am a problem solving expert"! This here i am not and in taking what all she did i am struggling to stay on top of all due to no family. I sound like a pitiful case and i guess i am but i dont like it and only way to move forward is to handle this in my mind. But direction and or assitance with option to pay out or some agreement i need in the worst way. Please guide me to not look a fool in doing this byself. She has good attorney. I guess they all are good but they dont know all of truth. I can prove anything i have mentioned. By her admitting on recording "90%" or by papertrail or transcripts. If this is required for intrest in guidance i will consider providing if in some kinda of proof of my privacy protected. Thank you for reading and again any advise will be highly appreciated and considered.
  24. I need help!!! I have a client that is in the beginning stages of a divorce that she doesn't want. She has only been married for 4 months. The couple were together for 2 years prior to that. My client helped put him threw school and as soon as he was finished he left only to return after a week to break in while my client and her two kids slept. He took everything of value out of the home. He even took the suv he has purchased for her for a wedding gift. Now the kicker He was incharge of all the finances and never put her name on any of the accounts. He had many and would demand her pay checks to deposit. She was the bread winner for most of the marriage. He took all her money and savings leaving her with nothing. My client also was diagnosed with cancer two days before her husband left her. He is claiming General Indignities as the reason for divorce. I am trying to get my client back some of her money that was lost along with the medical bills she thought would be covered with insurance only to find out that he never put her on the insurance. I am answering with Abandonment, since he took all the money leaving the Defendant with only 6 dollars to feed two kids and get back and forward to work, My client was fired due to missing work because of his actions. Also I am thinking because my client is telling me this isn't her husband doing all this it is his family and I seem to believe her since I have his letting and journals and he was very inlove with her. Any way I am going to argue Effect of collusion, consent, or equal guilt of parties. I can prove very easily he is guilty of General Indignities. There for under Arkansas code 9-12-308 the judge can not grant the divorce. I need to know if there are any other ideas. I want to help her get him into counseling and if that still doesn't work maybe get some money for her and the kids for the hell this man has put them threw.
  25. I don't know if this is the right place to put this, but it was the closest to what I'm dealing with, so please forgive me. I live in Arkansas and am forced to deal with one specific Broker for Medicaid Transportation for the area that I live in. I am required to set an 'appointment' for my ride to my doctors appointments 48 work-day hours in advance. However, the Broker, can Cancel my ride 24 work-day hours in advance. Starting out, I had no problems. I wasn't asked extra questions, just where I was going, if I had an escort, and if I can walk to the car. My Dr is 29 miles away, on the other side of the Little Rock Metro area. After the 3rd or 4th regular appointment, I started having problems. My rides were scheduled for the wrong time 2 times in a row, causing me to reschedule appointments. They started asking if I had another ride that they could reimburse the cost of gas for, asking me why I needed a medical escort, then putting me on hold - as if making sure that that was a good enough reason. My therapist called to inquire why they keep canceling and they have lied to her twice. So my question is, now that they have sent me into a panic attack once, and almost sent me into a panic attack today. and are actively keeping me from my medical appointments and my medication, is there anything that I can do? There is a limit on who takes Medicaid for Psychiatry in Adults in the area. Being on disability, and medicaid, this is a service that I'm entitled to. Please advise.