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  1. I paid my rent in full, on time, for September at the beginning of the month. A few days later when I check my bank statement and see the check was cashed. Near the middle of the month, I get an email from my property manager that says there was an issue with my rent payment. I go to talk them and they say that my rent check bounced, even though the check was cashed. I go to my bank to clarify that the check was cash and have a copy of the check and bank statements proving that the check was cash and that I had sufficient funds in my checking account. Another week passes by and they claimed to have looked at the copies that were made and they're still claiming my check bounced. For my next month's rent, there is an $100 late fee plus $50 return check fee. I really don't know how to fight this legally. Also, how can a check bounce if I had enough money in my account?
  2. So when I first registered for school you know how you have to show proof of address and things like that so I've done all of that. Tell me why a few weeks later the assistant principal sees me after school because she doesn't believe where I live and tells me I can't return to school until I show proof of residency. So I bring a letter such as a bill and she says "No, I can't accept that you need to bring a parent or guardian" And then she puts me in detention for the rest of the day. Now bringing one in wouldn't be a problem if they weren't always working and they don't feel like they have the need to take off work just because some lame wannabe big shot assistant doesn't believe I live where I say I live. So she's saying until I get proof of residency don't come back to school but when i did my research the U.S Department of Education states that "School officials may request proof that you live within the boundaries of the school district. School districts typically accept a variety of documents for this purpose, such as copies of phone and water bills, lease agreements, affidavits, or other documents. A school district’s requirements to establish residency must be applied in the same way for all children." So what does she mean I need to bring a guardian when with everyone else she accepts the bill or letter etc. Anyways let me know how to deal with this situation please and thank you Yours Truly, EducatedBlackMan6
  3. So I am going through a custody battle with my ex right now. It has been an ongoing thing for well over a year. She was addicted to heroin and left the kids with her cousin, who is now also trying to get custody so now there are three of us in court. I check a website to stay updated on the case because my lawyer is hard to get a hold of. The last time I checked it, there was a new "clerk administrative event" entered and under the case summary but I don't understand what it means. It says, "Order setting a hearing dated August 3,2017, mailed to Attorney(then only lists my ex's attorney)". It doesn't list my lawyer or her cousin's lawyer's name. Does anyone know what that could mean??? Also, every time my son is sent to his mom's house< just under half the week due to our divorce decree> she refuses to let me talk to him on the phone, won't give me her phone number, address, absolutely any of the information that I am supposed to have in writing, she won't give me along with refusing me to allow me to talk to my son. I said something in court once about it but the judge didn't catch it or something because nothing was said and the same goes for the cousin, he has none of her information either. They meet in a public place. Is there anything I can do to get this information from her without having to take her back to court for that issue since we are already in court for the custody as it is?
  4. We have a house that we are under no obligation to pay the mortgage on as stated in the letters we receive from the mortgage company. The debt was included in bankruptcy and debt was removed from our credit reports according to their records.We have been making voluntary repayment on the debt since 2010 instead of them foreclosing My question is are we truly under no obligation to pay this back and what happens if we tell the mortgage company we would like to surrender the house now?
  5. First off, I KNOW I need a lawyer. I don't understand what is happening, I will attempt to be clear. My daughter has/had what is called a CHINS (Child In Need Of Services) for the last 5 months my grandson has been with me, per DCS. On August 1st DCS came to get him, to put into foster care, court was the next day. Let me be CLEAR... I AM a grandparent WILLING to adopt or have guardianship. In court they smeared me, with no warning. On July 12th was an email, no saying we are taking this child, no paperwork stating if you don't do this, this or this he will be removed. In June the DCS worker sent me/forwarded info to her supervisor so I may adopt. Now, remember I said 5 months since the case opened (the allotted time for parents, mostly, to get things right in Indiana is 15-22 months) they are have decided to adopt him to someone else. I have started the foster parent licencing classes, DCS was already suppose to get me with an agent for that purpose (I have emails), and did not. We tried for a change of venue(as far as I know), due to prejudiced in that county (I live in Marion Co). The Dcs worker had told me all these months there was no need for me to go to court, that children before the age of 2 are easily adopted, that she didn't have faith my daughter could be clean and I would be adopting him.... then this. In court, they said all bad things my house wasn't up to par, they knew this, they knew my kitchen floor needed work, I was still needing to paint once the weather got better!! He fell down our concrete steps out back, a little scratch ONCE on 5 months, They said my daughter brought me food cause I couldn't feed him (not true, I gave HER food), yes she gave me money (the visitation specialist suggested it would look good to buy diapers) they used it against me. They OFFERED to buy him a bed, toys and clothes, then used that in court. My boyfriend owns this whole home, a double, I live on one side, my son and 2 others rent rooms on the other side. My boyfriend lives and works in another county. They wanted background checks for my son and boyfriend all while saying all that live in the home (which is myself, daughter 11, son 10). They didn't do background because they have another address and they did NOT watch him. I was expected to work, and fix this home with a an 18month old whom no one could watch but me per DCS. I am so hurt and confused. So some questions..... Can I hold up court proceedings for adoption until I get my foster licence? Can I get all the visitation notes history without a court order? Do they have to let me see all info on the case? (The DCS worker told me I was no one... so I can't have any rights) Do I have rights? What can I do? How did this happen, I AM willing to adopt?!!!???? Please give me a first step, I made a complaint with the DCS Obundsman. I have to first work it out with the local office (another county) then re-file the complaint if nothing is done. The contact has been on vacation until today I tried the Indianapolis law help, but the case is out of county the lawyer there says, he can't take it Can they do that, can they deny me adoption or guardianship being a relative? I talked to a foster mom, she says this is very strange, and the things they are referring to are small, fixable, and does not apply to whether I can care for him, she stated I could feed a child (foster) mcdonald's everyday as long as they eat and we eat organic!! I can't think anymore or function, my 2 kids at home are crying everyday. I moved from the county my daughter was in and in 3 months she lost right. I watched him everyday from birth until I moved, I am so hurt and confused. They are right I don't have a lot of money, I have some and I have love. Oh, and they put no stipulations in writing, no emergency (something) plan I failed to mention, DCS and the courts decided I could not adopt my grandchild and he is placed in foster care to await adoption, in case that was not clear to all of you.
  6. My fiance and I moved into a downstairs apartment in January 2017. In May of 2017, our sink overflowed with sewage. We called maintenance and then came and snacked the drain causing to water to go down. A few weeks later in June of 2017 the same thing happened only this time the dishwasher flooded as well. This had continued every few weeks since then, to the point we can't use our sink or dishwasher any more. We went and talked to the landlord and was told that they wouldn't do anything about it. Then last week, I came home from work to find one of the maintencance guys in the apartment. We had received no notice or warning that he would be there. My question is what kind of legal action can we take to get out of our lease? We can not continue to live here as it is unsafe to wash our dishes or to even be near the kitchen sink.
  7. So question. My 18 yr old, will be 19 on August 13th, moved out of my house and into here real dads in Sept of 2016, right after she turned 18. She hasn't been in school since 2013 because she wanted to be a runaway. Real dad wasn't in the picture much. Behind 11k in child support. Kept getting expelled so I asked the court to send her to Madison's County. Which they did and she got her GED there. She got released to me and her dad didn't get back into the picture until she turned 18. She's not working. And enrolled at IVY Tech Part time and now he's taking me to court for college expenses. I don't work I'm a stay at home mom. Would I be ordered to pay for her college expenses? I don't work, she chose to not follow the rules and hasn't even went to school since she was in 9th grade. He's behind in support 11k and our daughter could work but chooses not to bc daddy allows her to run around and she has no responsibility, no vehicle no job.
  8. I have a LLC company and operate as an engineering consultant. Up to now I was the go between 2 companies in regards to product and sell a product. I put both together and if needed did the requiert engineering work and the after the sale of products was completed, my company would receive the predetermined commision. Now several of the producers of goods have asked me to become the direct customer to them, add my markup the the quote and then sell it to the end user. I have no experience doing this, Questions I have are 2 fold. Liability for the products sold by my company, but not produced. Tax issues regarding sales tax and federal taxes. I am a sole operator of my business. Should I agree to the change in the selling process or do I have to abandon this area of my business.
  9. I am the victim of Identity theft. My wallet was stolen 2 weeks ago and the offenders made a couple purchases on my debit card before I had called and reported it stolen. After all of my credit cards and bank cards were shut down the offenders made a pay by phone payment to my Walmart credit card in a attempt to continue purchasing. Walmart processed this payment with the banking information they had on file. Walmart does not require identity verification when making a payment so this was processed through my bank (Teachers Credit Union) as a electronic check. I called my bank and was told I needed to come in and sign a paper stating that I did not make this payment so that funds could be returned. When I got to the bank the woman who waited on me was very skeptical about my complaint and did not allow me to sign this document She did however make me call Walmart so that she could speak with them and told me that I had to wait 60 days until Walmart finished their investigation and returned payment. Though I pay extra for account protection services I was not accommodated but treated like a scammer. All of my money was gone and my account stood in the negative, while I struggled that whole week trying to get gas to get to work and food to feed my kids. My husband had still had me on his account so yesterday when I got paid I took my check and deposited into his account. Today I go to get a debit card for the account and come to find out the joint account was withdrawn $1200 dollars and they told me that the checks I had cashed were returned by the other bank. The only check I took to the bank was my payroll check yesterday and that was a good check from a real company. They began to further explain to me 3 days prior that I had went to 3 different branches and cashed 3 different payroll checks from a person that I do not work for while I was at work. I told them that these were not my transactions and they told me they were and that I provided ID. I told them again and again that my wallet was stolen and that my ID's debit and credit cards where all in it. I then asked them how is it that someone who is not me can go to 3 different branches and provide my ID and nobody even look at the person to verify identity. I explained to them that this was a mistake allowed by their lack of attention and that they were responsible for giving away that money. They called corporate and they refused to process the 3 documents I signed stating these were not my transactions and return my money. I was told They have to investigate and again my family is going to go with out and even more so because now my husband is unable to pay the bills and rent from his account and I am unable to get our family's necessities. I called the police and filed another in person report from the supervisors office at the bank. I cried my eyes out for 3 hrs in that bank begging them to make this right and I didn't expect they would but I hoped someone would believe me and help me. I don't know what to do anymore. I need some serious legal advice.
  10. My mother died last year and my father needed help with taking care of the house, paying bills, and general loneliness. My niece and her boyfriend had recently been evicted from their apartment, and they promised to pay $100 a week to help him out. I think they moved in 4 or 5 months ago. My dad called me today and told me they have only paid $120 so far total, and he is getting rid of his pets because he can't afford to feed them. He has been late on bills for 3 months in a row and he doesn't know what to do. Now, I know my dad and he is so sweet that he has trouble saying no to anything. My mother had been the disciplinarian in our family. I live out of state and my brother, who lives near my father, is very concerned about everything going on. He told me that they have "destroyed" the house, as in they won't clean at all and it is trashed. They also take his truck a lot of the time. They took it out of state recently, despite my brother's protests. The fact that my father contacted me is a cry for help. I am very much like my mother. I told my brother to sit down with my niece and talk to her. I am going home for a visit at the end of July and I am giving them the ultimatum that they either clean the house and pay him what they owe him, or I will have them kicked out of the house. What I am concerned about are my actual rights in this situation. I know they aren't considered squatters, but do they have tenant rights after only a few months of living there? If they bully my father into saying they can stay, do I lose my right to have them removed? Is this considered elderly abuse? He's 66 years old. As his daughter do I have any right to take control over his situation if I feel it is elderly abuse? If I need to start an eviction process now, how long will it take to evict them?
  11. My wife at the time , hasn't lived in the house with me for 10 months. We were separated and going through a bitter divorce. This is my main question( she legally changed her place of residence in 07/18/2016, she left my or our residence in 03/08/2016. The possession charge occured in 05/07/2017. I was not home at the time this occurred, the police let her break into my house ( divorce still ongoing at this time) through a window to get said items she needed. She magically comes up with an exact location of a controlled substance in my dresser drawer. I come home , sign a search warrant like a fool , narcotics were found in my dresser. My question is : did she have a legal right to enter my residence period , if not , the whole case could be dropped. I'm hoping. I will answer any questions you have . Thank you
  12. Can a school claim they have a mandate against students patronizing outside extra-curricular activities that compete with the schools program? Can they say that because they have an equivalent program for a certain activity, no students may participate in the outside program? Both programs have been in place and are established. The private program does not advertise or solicite students from the school. The school has utilized the outside program directors assistance for several years until they felt it was now competition.
  13. My lease expired with my landlord on July 31, 2016. He did not present me with a new lease although we verbally agreed to continue the lease for another year. I have been paying monthly rent on time, and he still has never presented me with a new lease. Are either one of us bound by any terms whether under the old lease or anything we verbally committed to? Can I move out whenever I want? Do I have to give him any notice? Can I recover my full deposit if I never had a move-in inspection? He is refusing to repair the washing machine, can I file a complaint without a written lease? Thanks!
  14. The neighbor has a fence that goes on the other side of my big tree.He claims that the tree also belongs to him because a smidgen of the stump on the bottom of the tree grew on his part of the land.I want to take the tree down because it blocks part of my lakehouse view,he threatened to sue me if I have it cut down.He even hired a local company to mark his property line proving to me and himself that his fence is actually encroaching on my side of the property.I am going to use all the legal rights I have if he pursue his threat.I just want to make sure that I am within my rights to actually have my tree cut down if I want to. So how much of the tree has to be on my neighbors property line before it can be considered a boundary tree?
  15. In the state of Indiana both parents are required to give a 90 day notice of a move even if it's across the street or across town. My sons father has not done so, and my son informed me. They have had there home on the market ( this was told to me by my son for a year) so this is not a sudden move. He also told me that they are going to be living in a hotel for the next 6 months, so while my son is with them for the summer (6 weeks) and when he goes once a month for his weekend visit. He at 13, is going to be forced to sleep with his 6 year old sister (I feel this is inappropriate and do not trust that the step mother will not try and say my son did something to her daughter, a she has falsely accused another male child). With all of this at play, do I have to make my son visit? A weekend I could see, but 6 weeks in a hotel? I don't even know where it's at.
  16. I had my first son with an ex boyfriend ( dated for 9 years ), he is currently 13 yrs old. His father left and joined the military shortly after he was born and was never really apart of his life. He only came around when he felt like it ( which wasn't very often.) He married and had another child, which they are currently divorced now. He had also served 4 tours and was gone for over a year on each deployment. Has just recently started wanting to be around and involved more now that he isn't in the service anymore and we live in another state ( from Ohio. ) We just recently finished a court hearing from late December of 2016- to which the judge granted me with full custody and him visitations ( dates and times provided ) with the options of more time being allowed from the mother. He just recently spent all of spring break with him including both weekends and he will have him all summer ( which was only suppose to be 50/50 per judge's ruling, but court papers were filed incorrectly from his attorney. ) It has only been a month and now he is requesting him this week ( which isn't his scheduled time/ nor will he have his brother ) and my son is refusing to go. He has cried everyday straight for a week telling me he doesn't want to go and making up excuses/ lies not to go. Has cried to his dad whom then states, " in life we have to do things we don't want to. " " you better change your attitude. " " when you come over your going to be spanked and disciplined for being disrespectful." As a mother I can't send him not knowing what will happen when he is there 3 hrs away. HIs father is harassing me and threating contempt of court on me for not giving him what he wants. he doesn't think my child should have an opinion or be able to make his own decisions. As a child that grew up without a dad I know what he is feeling. He is 13 not 2 he knows that he hasn't been around and he is a teenager and wants to do his own thing with friends. He goes to school and knows that we live in the land of the free and have a right to freedom of speech and opinion without me saying a word. Wants to tell the judge that he doesn't want to go over there because my house is home. And that by court order he will be over there all summer with no time for our family/ friends. I feel stuck in the middle and don't know what to do, I'm torn and need advise. Would appreciate any feedback!
  17. My sister in law gets out of jail tomorrow and will be coming home on house arrest for a year. Since she is going to be placed on home detention are they legally allowed to drug test every adult living in the house.. I don't think they should be able to drug test me if im not the one on home detention
  18. Me and my husband have been together for 5 years. I have 2 daughters (ages 8 and 11)from a previous marriage. My daughters father has not been involved in there lives since my youngest was about 1 years old. From what i can find out from others he has moved to Europe with his wife. My husband is daddy to my daughters, and when me and my husband finally made the move to get married my daughters thought that their last name would change as well. I'm lost and not sure what to do. My husband is an illegal alien from mexico. Is he able to adopt my girls even though he is an illegal alien? I wasn't sure if i should do the adoption part first and than file is paperwork for his residency. thank you soo much for your input.
  19. I live in an apartment complex and am currently 3/4 of the way through with my lease. A few months back, when I was only 1/4 the way into my current lease, the apartment complex ran a fun promotion where we came in and re-signed for the next year and as a result, we would spin a wheel-of-fortune with prizes and win whatever it landed on. So I marched into the office, signed the lease for the next year, and spun that wheel. I won a Visa Gift Card and a Free Apartment Cleaning by a professional cleaning company. I was under the assumption I would be walking out of there that day with those prizes, especially the gift card, since I followed through on my end of the bargain and re-signed the lease. Instead, they advised me they would provide me these prizes once the "lease renewal goes into effect next year". That new lease goes into effect in August 2017, which is still almost 4 months from now and I did all of this 4 months prior to today (so yes, I signed almost 8 months in advance). I have literally NOTHING to show for this lease re-signing at this time other than a copy of the lease I signed itself. Just 24 pages of paper. So, in the past few months I have changed my mind and want to move elsewhere in the city. I am a bit disgruntled that I didn't receive anything for re-signing - that was the whole point. I fully intend to complete my current lease obligation. However, I do not want to stay after this lease is over anymore. I am fine with them keeping their gift card and cleaning service credit too. I briefly stopped by the office and told them I do not want to follow through on the renewal after this current lease is up. They told me that I signed a contract and I am legally bound to fulfill it and they are not willing to budge on their position. Game on now...? What, if any, legal options do I have to get out of that lease before it actually goes into effect... or did I royally screw up here? And what about the fact that they never gave me the gift card and cleaning service as I had originally expected..?
  20. My grandson was standing in the hallway waiting to go in the classroom, when his friend asked him for a pencil.After giving him the pencil his friend wrote KKK on a school poster. My grandson had no idea that his friend was going to do that. After investigating the school has given him a 10 day out of school suspension plus a recommendation for expulsion. The reason they gave was "any involvement in or reference to gangs. And for participating in defacing a public poster with racially motivated gang references".. My grandson is 12 yrs old,a AB student,,can they do that? He didn't know what the kid was going to do, he was an innocent bystander.I am his legal gaurdian
  21. My ex and I divorced a few months ago. Initially was in paperwork that we are to sell property immediately and split profits. She since changed her mind and is staying on the property. Can I force the sale without her signature if the divorce papers say we are both in agreement to sell? The home does have a mortgage.
  22. Not sure what to do... When my son was a minor he was in trouble with the law and was on probation. He is now 18 and one of his best friends has gotten into trouble and was placed on probation. He has gotten the same Probation Officer. Last night my son sent him a text message and his friend replied that he was no longer allowed to talk to him, do not text, call or ever contact him again. I then sent a message to the boy to find out what was going on because he is like one of my own and the PO told him he was to have no contact with my son because he had been on probation and had been in trouble with the law. Is this not illegal? Is this man allowed to discuss my sons' record with someone else? He was a minor is this not suppose to be sealed? Should I get a lawyer?
  23. About 5 months ago I agreed to puppy sit for a friend. The original agreement was that I would take care of the dog for the remainder of my lease at the time (2 months) and by then she would have her own place and be able to take the puppy. Since then I've grown attached to this puppy, I've fed him, loved him, cared for him, over the past 5 months. This woman has rarely come to visit the dog and would hardly take him to his vet visits, so finally I decided to start taking him myself. The puppy is now under my information at the vets office and microchipped in my name. Now that this "friend of mine" has her own place she wants to take the puppy, but I really would like to keep him. I'm wondering what I have to do to insure that I get to keep this puppy. I'm not sure if she has actual papers on the pup. Can someone help me?
  24. why would a persons charge date be different than the file/arrest date? she was arrested 1/21/2017 for conspiracy to COMMIT F2: DEALING IN METHAMPHETAMINE MANUFACTURE/DELIVER/FINANCE-10 OR MORE GRAMS but then on the court records it shows her charge date as 12/1/2016
  25. Hello! I'm a step mom in Indiana, whose husband has 50/50 custody of our kids, boy 6, girl 8. We have the kids every weekend, and then holidays per the Indiana guidelines. Recently their bio mom has let us know she's moving, but did not file with the court, and has only given us 30 days notice. Can she do this? I thought it was 90 days, with 60 for objection. In the past, she has let us know, but this is the first time we may be objecting. Can we object without a lawyer? She is moving in with her boyfriend and his 3 kids. (one is in college/only home on breaks). The home is listed as a two bedroom apartment (but is duplex style) Our daughter(8)is sharing a room with his teenage daughter, and our son (6) is sharing a space in the basement with his teenage son. From what I have read, for siblings - it's fine for them to share a room no matter of age. Is there anything pertaining to non-relations? These are not legally their siblings. Also, if it is a basement (no escape besides the stairs/no egress) is it legal for that to be where our son sleeps? He also doesn't have an actual bed, just a blow up mattress. We are concerned for their safety, as well as quality of life. 6 people in a 2 bedroom duplex is a lot. The boyfriend has his kids the same schedule our kids biomom has theirs - Aka mon-fri, so it's all 6 all the time.