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  1. I am 80 years old, still in good health, How should I do a will that will insure, should I have to go into a nursing home in a few years my home will go to my daughters and not the nursing home? I live in Kentucky.
  2. My (step)children that ive had the pleasure of raising for the last three years are now refusing to go to their birth mothers house. Shes threatening to show up at the house with a sherrif if we dont take them kicking and screaming. I cant do that to these kids. Shes already put them through so much. Broken promises of birthday parties. No phone calls. No visits except when its convenient for her. Shes a thousand dollars behind on her child support. Which is detestable because she is only ordered to pay $200 for both children combined a month. and shes only had to pay for 6 months. meaning weve only received one payment. The childrens therapists have written letters to the judge saying that visitations are a horrible idea because the mother isnt mentally stable and shes damaging the childrens emotional growth. She constantly talks about suicide and glorifies it like its an amazing way to solve problems. She brags about her drug addiction. When she still had custody of the children, she had her dauhjter who was 9 at the time, running drugs for her, and she was stealing her sons adhd ,medication and selling it. Not to mention, she tried to kill the boy when he was an infant by shaking him. and the boy suffers from a learning disability and autism due to the drugs she took during pregnancy. She has also remarried a woman and it goes against everything we believe religiously and we want to raise our kids with better values. Someone please help me. What can we do?
  3. My wife and I let her brother , a convicted felon and a sex offender put a travel trailer on a acre of our land that had electric and water. He has never paid a penny to us for anything. Never mowed the yard or picked up branches, so I could mow. Thrown his cigarette butts under one our pin oak trees so deep you can't see the ground. Throws his eating utensils down on the ground instead of washing them. Uses the restroom by one of our bushes and throws his toilet paper down right beside it. Have told him time after time to stop. Have had enough and told him to remove the trailer. Now, he says the laws says he has 60 days before he has to remove it. I'm on a short fuse and fed up with his actions. He been getting drunk and bringing other felons in to the property. One of the felons is now in jail for caring a gun. What actions do I need to take, besides the most serious one. I'm a Vietnam Veteran with PTSD and I have a short fuse.
  4. If a full custody parent doesn't tell the courts or the other parent that there was a fight between a step parent and child and the police had informed the full custody parent the child is not allowed to go back to her and live under the same roof as the step father. Then asks if there is another parent or person who can take the child, she says the great grandparent is this breaking any law? She's claiming child support for 2 kids but only has 1
  5. We have neighbors to one side that we do not interact with. It appears their property is a family compound with three trailers and they probably have around 5-7 dogs at any given time. They haven't really been an issue, except leaving their dogs tied outside in all kinds of weather (I checked, they meet the minimum requirements for providing "shelter"). Over the past month or so, and especially in the past two weeks, their dogs have been getting loose. My yard is about 1.7 acres that is not fenced except for a medium-sized dog run off of our porch when I want to let our dogs hang outside while I'm cleaning or cooking. When we go out in the main yard, my big dog is on a shocker collar to keep her in a certain distance from me and my small dog is on a leash. We enjoy walking in our yard and playing fetch and my dogs do not leave our property without a leash. The first incident resulted in three of their kids trying to break up a fight between their large aggressive German Shepherd type dog and my large dog, who was on her property. My dog followed my commands and returned to her dog run even though she was on the defense. Periodically over the past year, this has also happened, but nothing major. In the past week and a half, their dogs have been loose on a daily basis, sometimes twice per day, resulting in half of the family running and screaming through my backyard, trying to tackle their dogs. Their dogs come up to the fence of the dog run and bark very aggressively at my dogs and won't leave. They also have been leaving another dog completely untethered since this weekend, resulting in me chasing it away with my garden tools because it won't stop approaching me to bark. My husband says there is nothing we can do until we build a fence. This is going to cost thousands of dollars and will take some time. I have spoken to the people twice in the past week, stating that they need to keep their dogs secured because I am tired of the disturbance and having them in the yard. Last night, I watched their dog defecate in our yard while they chased it, and I told them that they needed to return to clean it up. They did not. I also called animal control to see what my rights are. They said they can come to do a welfare check and if any dogs are loose, they can fine them. My husband does not want to start a fight with the neighbors. I was nice the first time it happened and helped them catch their dog, but I am not nice anymore. I'm tempted to photo or video this every time it happens and time stamp the photos to build evidence. It's also annoying because we have a window that I like to leave open to enjoy the view of our backyard as it faces the woods with our garages blocking views of the neighbors, and now if I cut through that room in my underwear I've unfortunately been rudely surprised by people standing right outside that window, sometimes looking in. Prior to this, no one should have ever been able to see in due to the way our property is bounded by woods and situated. My concerns are this: that my dogs will be harmed while they are in their yard or that the people chasing them will get hurt and sue us. We have blocks and some building materials on the side of our house from where we are tearing out concrete, and I've watched these kids jump and run over it several times now. I'm getting angrier and angrier about this and need to know how we can protect ourselves until we can put in a fence.
  6. ai have a friend who is worried about this. Her only child passed away. When she and her husband passes she wants to leave everything to her grand children. She is worried that her sons 3rd wife, who he was married to when he died, will try to claim rights to what they may leave behind. In truth it isn't much, but it is everything to them. Their son passes from complications from drug use, and his wife is in jail for who knows what. they were married for less than a year when he passed, and she didn't even show up to his funeral. But they are worried. So am wondering what are the rights of surviving in-laws.
  7. on 1/1/2017, I received my daughter's sorority invoice. It was due 1/10. I immediately mailed it, as the invoice stated "if mailing, allow 5-7 business days for receiving and processing". As 1/2/2017 was a national holiday, and with weekend days, there were not 5-7 business days available before the due date noted on the invoice. My check cleared on 1/11, and I was assessed a late fee. The sorority will not budge, saying it's my fault it was late. As the invoice itself provided a mailing option, and the recommended time for receiving the check and processing it was not possible, do I have a legitimate issue/case?
  8. I live in Kentucky and I have some child support questions. My ex-husband and I divorced about 11 years ago. He was required to pay $1000 a month for 5 children. He refused to sign the divorce papers because of the amount he had to pay. I settled for $500 a month for 5 children. It was order by a judge that he pay the $500 until my youngest child turned 18. I kept my word and never tried to make him pay more. He waited until my second to last child turned 18 and he filed a motion to have his payment lowered. They lowered it to $306 a month. Can I sue for back child support and make him pay the actual amount he was suppose to in the beginning?
  9. I was with a guy and very unexpectedly got pregnant. While I was pregnant we split up for about a month and he got another woman pregnant as well. When I found out about this the guy and I split up which was about a month after my daughter was born in early summer 2011. My daughter was staying with me full-time and he would come visit her or I would take her to him for them to visit. These visitations originally were a few times a week. By mid-fall of 2011 these visitations had decreased to about once a month until the last time he ever saw her, which was right after Christmas of 2011. His name was never put on her birth certificate, however, she does have his last name and for health insurance purposes he signed over his guardianship rights(not his parental rights though). My goal is to terminate his parental rights so that my husband of almost 4 years can adopt her. My husband, a wonderful man, has been in her life since she was 3 months old and she very much considers him her father. My main concern about taking the biological father to court would be the court granting him visitations or rights. The biological father in addition to having other children with different women has also spent time in jail (as recently as 2013 that I am aware of). I want to do what is best for my daughter and I would love to make it official for her and my husband but I am terrified that the biological father will get some sort of rights. So I guess my question is: what are the possible outcomes from me taking the biological father to get his remaining parental rights terminated? Side note: I do not receive any child support from him and he has not been financially involved in anything. Thank you for any feedback!
  10. My son initially was charged with burglary. bonded out then arrested carrying a concealed deadly weapon into the courthouse ( it was a utility knife with compass in a credit card size). Of which he showed the police then bonded out for that arrest. He went to court without a lawyer to plead not guilty and was told if he didnt come back at 1:30 the same day with a lawyer the commonwealth said he would revoke his bond. It was an arainment and I didnt know you had to have a lawyer. Couldn't get his lawyer to return call and my son didn't return. the next day he was late for his court appearance on burglary charges and lawyer wouldn't meet him and go in to talk to judge. He then was picked up by police 5 days later.. he now has a 1st degree bail jumping charge. Would the judge consider a failure to appear charge from bail jumping.?..
  11. I was recently ordered to wear an ankle monitor following DUI conviction. On my court orders, it states I am able to work Monday through Friday 8-4, go to the doctor at two locations (recent broken back), to the lawyers office, and to get the calibration on the intoxilock device on my car. All the addresses are listed on this court order. The company who installed the monitor has been a nightmare. Their rules are to text my next days activities with the time, address, etc. by 5 pm the day prior. I am to text when I leave home, arrive to the first place (my office), then to the next place, when I leave and when I arrive home. I have no problem with this as I only want to abide by my court order and go the places listed on this order. The problem I am having is with the calibration of the intoxilizer, you have a very limited amount of time to get the car to the automotive dealer to get the unit placed or your car will be locked out and will have to be towed to the automotive repair shop to have it installed. I am to call the auto repair company at 1 pm to see if the unit was received by UPS. If it was received, I am to go straight to the auto company to have it installed. There is no time to waste as I have a very minimal amount of time to make it there or the car will be locked out and need towed. I called the lady and explained that I had no idea if the auto company received the unit until that day and if they did I would have to go, if not, I would have to check again the next day. She was extremely rude and stated I still needed to text her the address of the auto company by 5 pm. I immediately got on the phone with intoxilizer to see if the shipment was made and if there was anyway to track it. Of course, I was on the phone on hold past 5 pm. I texted her the address soon after and she told me I couldn't go that I had to sit home. This woman is a nightmare. So, after that on Thanksgiving day, I texted her again stating I was going to the auto place. I still had no idea if they received the shipment or even was open but had no choice to tell her I was going due to fear of missing the calibration and having my car locked out. Of course, they were closed the next day. I texted her I was not going that they were closed. She got upset stating again I needed to make an appointment. I texted back again trying to explain there was no way to do this. I would make an appointment if at all possible but could not. It is obvious the intoxilizer and this ankle bracelet monitoring deal is not working. I cant afford to have my car locked out and towed to the company. She is treating me like I am trying to get away with something. I am still complying with my court orders but it is extremely difficult to work with this woman. What are my rights? Would she be in contempt of court for not allowing me to comply with orders????
  12. Short marriage (2 years). We rented out spouses house for one year during marriage and spent most of the rental money on travel and hired help to build a pool at our joint home. Now with divorce agreement pending, she wants the total spent from the rental property returned to her. Am I being unfair offering only half of it back? Of course she wants a lump sum that I'm unable to do and is refusing to sigh the agreement without a lump sum. Please advise.
  13. When my Daughter and her ex divorced the judge divided up their assets and debts. She was to was given the more expensive vehicle because she was able to keep paying on it while he couldn't. He took the less expensive vehicle. Their credit cards and other bill that were owed were also divided between the two. She has a full time job and he has no job or works on his family's farm and works odd jobs for cash. Anyway, he stopped paying on the bills that he was supposed to take care of and she is now being saddled with those also, because those credit card companies are garnishing her wages. She has also been told that she now owes on a loan that she can't remember even signing for. What kind of recourse does she have for this? She has been told that she cannot file for bankruptcy unless he also he agrees to it also, which he said he won't do. She is getting so far in debt now that we are trying to help as much as we can. This is in Kentucky. Please help!!
  14. I recently began a new job with a company that contracts services to various sites throughout the region. At the time of my hire I was told the site where I would be assigned initially would be closing in the near future, at which tine my coworkers and I would be transferred to other locations. We have since learned that we will likely remain at our present site for longer than expected, however we would be responsible for less duties therefore our hourly wages would decrease. In other words, we will be working the same amount of hours but doing less for a lower rate of pay. The employment agreement I entered into at the time of my hire states that there is no guarantee of shift, days off and/or job location, however there is no mention of anything to imply my rate of pay could or would change. I'm wondering if this is legal...
  15. I was in an accident which caused me to have a penile fracture. I was rushed into surgery and afterwards I had several complications including bleeding and infection. Now two months after surgery my ----- is severely crooked and --- is painful do I have a case?
  16. Went to Dr. for a cold .Had Mass in Chest ,was sent for a Biopsy and told it was Small Cell Lung Cancer and had to move very quickly to be able to have a chance at life.(up to 5 yrs if it worked).Went through 30 radiation and 7 chemo treatments ,and 7 surgerys and 16 different scans was told that it had not changed at all and that a new biopsy needed to be done .This time instead of doing it and having their pathologist read it they sent it out and come to find out I did NOT have Cancer .I have a paraganglioma and am right now waiting to be transferred for surgery .After going though almost 7 months of being treated for something I did not have and now being told because I did have the chemo radiation and all the scans I could get cancer in the future ..Not counting all the costs to the Insurance (worried I will meet my cap on insurance when I need it most ) I just wonder do you think I have a case ..Or should I just count it as a blessing to still be alive .When nothing was working the surgeon told me if I didn't do more Chemo that I would not be here in 6mths to a year .Even though the oncologist had stopped the chemo.
  17. I live in the state of Kentucky..Can my husband and I do our own will's? We own our home and have stock everything be divided equal between our 2 kids .to do as they see fit ,they divided equal between our 6 grand kids
  18. So, we're in the process of moving to a new place and our move-out date, noted on an intent to move-out notice, was July 31 (same as last day of lease). On Friday, our computers's maintenance came in and removed remaining belongings, trashing some and the rest nowhere to be found. They admit this much, and that it was wrong. but I'm unsure of how wrong they are here. Are they responsible only for straight replacement of the items? Because there's been destruction of items with irreplaceable sentimental value, there's been stress over trying to figure out what happened and having to dig some of it out of a dumpster, and there's the violation of their doing all of this without any notice, illegally, while we still occupy the apartment. It seems wrong on a higher level than just erroneously tossing out stuff (I would think they'd need to hold or do something other than immediately trash it regardless, actually).
  19. I purchased a flat fee mls listing through on a website. They advertise that if you do not sell through buyer agent you can sell free of this charge. Local agent they referred me to that will post listing says you cannot advertise on another similar site. Does Kentucky MLS law restrict me from advertising fsbo outside of MLS?
  20. My wife's uncle gave her a trailer back about 12 years ago she never had to pay rent it was said that he gave it to her so me her and are two kids have lived here for the whole 12 years and now he says we have to move in a month cause water is running off the mountain behind us and going in his yard only thing I want to know is does my wife have any right at all with him never giving her a deed
  21. My mother died in 2003 WITHOUT a will. My stepfather stated in a court document, at the time of her death, that she had only two living heirs; my stepfather and their son, my half brother. I wrote a letter to his attorney disputing this document, with no reply. (She had remarried back in the late 1970's and had one child with my stepfather.) At this point, my stepfather is in bad health. He just stated to me that all contents and his and my mother's home, according to his will, will be left to my half-brother ONLY. The property is still listed at the PVA office as (exp:) DOE, John and Jane EST. Can he leave my mother's half solely to my half-brother and leave me out of my mother's half of the property and/or real estate?
  22. I live in KY. My grandmother owns the property where her house sits on the right and my uncles house on the left. She said I could put a double wide next to her house but won't sign a deed for that bit of land over to me. She's 85 years old. When she passes the land on her side is supposed to go to my son, the land where my uncle lives is supposed to go to his son. My double wide would be located where my son inherits. No one has seen the will so I'm not sure who gets what. My grandmother says she will sign a paper saying I can live there till I die. I know the double wide will be mine legally but what about the land it sits on? Can anyone make me move or pay rent? My grandmother has 5 kids and 10 other grandkids. She wants the land to stay in the family and not be sold. Is there something I can write up, without going to a lawyer, that gives me rights but I can't sell it? If my son does get the land, that's great, but what if it goes to someone else? I was also told if she had to be put into a nursing home they would take her land anyway. How could I keep my part from my aunts, uncles, cousins, or anyone? I just want to make sure once I put all the work into that no one can swoop in and take it from me after she passes. I plan on giving everything to my son either way. Is there anyway I can see what's in her will? Can the nursing home really take someone's land? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
  23. If property was purchased during a marriage and both spouses are on Deed but no on Loan....if the divorce decree doesn't state a split of property, do they both still own house in Kentucky? If they asked their former spouse to pay them half, is that legal? thanks
  24. Two weeks ago my youngest broke her arm and dislocated it. We want to hospital and we were transfered to the children's hospital becauzs they said she needed surgery to fix the break. They didn't do surgery they did a closed reduction put her in a half cast dent us home. So as told I called scheduled appointment for following week as directed. We go to this appointment Dr says she's OK but concerned. Come back next week see yethe another Dr. This Dr comes in (still no change in break) tells me her break is very extrwme and needs urgent surgery. Well she had surgery yesterday nails screws. The dr told me her nerves been damaged and her hands been contracted she's going to need months to regain use of hand and arm... my question... is this normal protocol because multiple people have told me to talk to a lawyer NOW... you can see in x-rays by the way the radical head is not right at all... please help
  25. I was recently terminated from my place of employment a few days short of completing my 8 month probationary period. Because it was a probationary dismissal my former employee was not required to provide me with an explanation/reason for the dismissal, however since my attendance, job performance, attitude, etc. met or exceeded expectations I firmly believe it was in retaliation for my reporting an incidence of harassment that occurred approximately a month earlier. The incident involved harassment toward myself by two of my immediate supervisors. Following my report I was interviewed by my agencies internal affairs office and immediately reassigned to a different shift. (Perhaps I should mention that at the start of my employment I was asked to list my shift preferences and the shift I was moved was my last and least desired choice.) During this interview I provided the names of several coworkers with whom I'd known to have had experiences to my own with the supervisors in question however the only people present at the time of my harassment were the two supervisors and myself. I was instructed by the internal affairs office not to discuss this situation with anyone and I did not, nor am I privy to any of the details regarding the investigation that ensued, if one if fact did take place. I do know however that neither of the supervisors in question received any disciplinary action as a result of my report. Following my sudden and unexpected dismissal I contacted the coworkers I mentioned as potential collaborating witnesses and learned that they were never contacted about the matter. I feel that my report of harassment and the ensuring investigation were improperly handled and that my dismissal was in retaliation however I am seeking advice regarding how to prove this or which steps I should take from here that may help improve my chances of winning an appeal to the personnel board. Thank you.