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  1. My son is in 5th grade. I had noticed some anxiety issues in him and reached out to his teacher to see if he (teacher) had noticed anything or if anything may be going on. Although I did mention to his teacher that I have told my son to lean on his faith, I dd NOT give his teacher permission to discuss religion with my kid as I have no idea what this teacher believes, practices, etc and this teacher has no idea what our beliefs are, either. His teacher, Bob, told me he would sit my son down to see if he could get a feel for what may be going on. When my son came home, he told me this teacher, who is very religious, spoke to him about God, etc. I was taken back. Can a teacher even do this without parental consent? I am not looking for a lawsuit, of course, but am wondering if I should let the superintendent, school board, etc know has happened. Bob, the teacher, also decided one day to give his political opinions to his class of ten year olds. What tipped it off was a news segment the class watched. The opinions were very derogatory in nature and not factual at all...just opinions. The problem I had was that these are 10yos. 10yos can't fight back with opinions. They see that Bob doesn't like X person so X person must be bad....and I won't like X person, either. When I asked for my son to be excused during these discussions, the teacher said he would "consider it". I told him it's not up for consideration. Since then, Bob hasn't been very kind to my kid. He is making examples out of him in a negative manner and has used some of his interests (my sons) against him and make it look like it is bad. Bob has also told me that X, Y, and Z kids who have been known to bully kids have been "a problem since they have walked into this school". Can a teacher say things like that about a kid? Is that a FERPA issue? I wouldn't want a teacher to tell another parent if my kid has been a problem since day one. Thanks for any insight! I am just wondering what limitations teachers are bound by.
  2. i was tracked somehow to my employer by a mediatore service and my employer called me with the phone number of this service, upon contacting them they said they were attemptingto collect a debt for an over drafted bank account from 8 plus years ago i hadnt even realized i had. They this person said i was being charged with a felonie and if i didnt set up a payment i would be called into court criminally.... is this in fact legal can they do this???????
  3. i was tracked somehow to my employer by a mediatore service and my employer called me with the phone number of this service, upon contacting them they said they were attemptingto collect a debt for an over drafted bank account from 8 plus years ago i hadnt even realized i had. They this person said i was being charged with a felonie and if i didnt set up a payment i would be called into court criminally.... is this in fact legal can they do this???????
  4. I have been fired believe it was wrongfully done. I worked for a company called chemlink.the hand book stated that they will give an employee a 3 day suspension before they let u go.well in my case the hr was fired as soon as the new one came in she fired me.no 3 days off. And that was june 6th 2017. I just want to know my rights.other employees got suspended twice. Please help i was there almost 2 full years hired in.
  5. My son had his car repossessed last night, and in order for the repo guy to recover the car he would have had to move my car which was parked behind my son's car. I looked up the law and saw that if the car is in a closed, locked, garage, they cannot "break in" to retrieve the vehicle. I'm not really finding anything that talks about moving a vehicle in order to retrieve the other vehicle. Is their anything on the books in Michigan regarding this? What if the repossession service had damaged my car when doing this? Would there be any recourse for me?
  6. October 1st, 2017 I was arrested for Possession of Marijuana. The prosecuter reduced the charge to Usage of Marijuana. On December 28, 2017, I was sentenced and recieved 1 year of probation (which is not a problem) and also a 60 day drivers license suspension and 305 day drivers license restriction following. In the state of Michigan, drug crimes are required to have 30/152 or 60/305 day license suspension/restriction. I would like to appeal this restriction due to some personal reasons which I would be happy to share if relevant. What are my options? A little bit about myself is in 2015 I was convicted of Possesion of Marijuana and recieved the HYTA which resulted in it being cleared off my record when I completed probation. The judge was aware of this previous charge and I feel he took it into consideration when sentencing me, but technically it was still treated as a first offense crime. I am 21 years old and own/operate a service business in my city which requires much driving. Any other questions, feel free to ask and I will provide answers to the best of my ability. Thanks so much for any information in advanced. This is very important to me!
  7. What are the legal implications or risks for a man (living in Michigan) who agrees to establish paternity for a person who is already an adult (35 years old, living in Texas)? For example, can he be sued for any type of back support even though he was unaware of the child?
  8. I was in the car accident and I asked someone to move in their house and to be my caregiver it's been 3 months now she disrespecting me twice I've never disrespected her and since she disrespected me I spoke up now she has a problem and an attitude and asked me do it what should I do when I have nowhere else to go
  9. I want to know if i have a case. I was fired for gross misconduct I was reported to recipient rights by a co-worker and was substantiated so i was fired. This is a small agency with about 11 or 12 employees. I WAS at fault but there was an incident that happened with another co-worker where a clients son broke his back for doing work for a co-worker which was also a recipient rights violation. She still has her job though. I had my boyfriend help a woman move to an apt. Because she was being evicted and had no one else to move her and she paid him. The women that son was injured is on a co-workers caseload that she has known personally for years before she worked there and the supervisor is aware of it and did not take her off her caseload due to conflict of interest. I am African-American my co-workers and my supervisor are Caucasian. My supervisor disclose to me that she did not hire an African American female because one of her references was a NAACP rep. is this a discrimination case?
  10. Arresting officer was himself arrested on several felony charges just days after I took plea deal. Back in February of 2017 I pled guilty to ‘disturbing the peace’ which was reduced from a Domestic Violence charge that occurred November of 2016 in Michigan (and is/was complete BS to begin with!! I have the entire incident audio recorded to show that.) Just a couple of days after taking the plea deal the officer that arrested me was himself arrested on several felony drug charges (See link below). I wasn’t too worried about a disturbing the peace charge at first however this is really the only thing on my record and it seems to be causing issues with my employment search. The only reason I took the deal in the first place was because the court dates and everything surrounding the incident was having an impact on the job that I had at that time (and strongly feel was the underlying cause of losing that job). Giving the circumstances is there any chance of anything being done with having the disturbing the peace charge public record? Wanted to do a little research before contacting an attorney. I sincerely appreciate any input anyone can give regarding this. http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2017/02/police_officer_accused_of_stea.html Charges Advance: http://www.heraldpalladium.com/news/local/charges-advance-against-former-coloma-twp-cop/article_449eef3c-2dcd-5b0e-aac8-2d4498c7aad9.html
  11. My step mother passed away 7 years ago. My father was unaware that he should have transferred the mobile home into his name upon her death. I am not sure if it is a federal or state law, but in Michigan, if you are in the direct line of lineage, there is no tax on inheritance.. my father wants to put the mobile home directly into my name, instead of his own, because he thinks it will be one less thing for me to deal with upon his passing. so my question is, if he puts it in my name, will there be a gift tax, vs if he puts it into his own name, and wills it to me, thus avoiding the taxes due to the fact that I am his daughter, and therefore in the direct line of lineage. Please advise...
  12. I had my phone seized and I recieved a copy if the search warrant after. I thought I also should have recieved a copy of the affidavit and a taulation. Should I have?
  13. Is a medical martial law 3 year continuum court order issued to a community college student a legal allowance without psychological intervention prior to a psychiatric faculty court order without a police issued court order pick up at a private residence 3 miles from a district township county line considered a legal allowance? Logistically? And acceptable by a catholic service issued denied therapeutic interception by a mental health and catholic human services retired therapist?
  14. Ever heard the 'story of The Evil Canary and Martial Law breaches? There was an issue addressed in a Northern Michigan court. It was believed that a family lost their homes due to an accelerant enhanced fire and two men, father and son lost their lives due to an issue of a proposed fire. There was also a family member by lineage, legal and biologically cousins by fifth cousins who was believed to have been placed in a mental facility due to a breach of Martial Law. He was called because of a spiritual issue that a proposed judge of sorts was dealing with. He was issued no therapeutic intervention and was considered a mentally healthy person by the medical practitioner's in the facility. Due to three- year-by year court orders the student was unable to continue and was denied therapy, but ignored by mental health authority employees, and denied access to A Catholic Human Services office recommended former employee was never allowed therapy, and has been living under the care of his own decision. He has been given very dangerous interface just for an issue of his legal interest of civil rights. Wonder if it really happened. Strange things to care about. Psychological therapy is a good thing.
  15. I was driving down the road when was suddenly stopped by police officer the police officer claim that I hit a mailbox I had not hit a mailbox. The officer look at my car until there was no damage then came to my window and said he smelled pot then he took me out of my car and heading to the field Sebright he test at that point he was asking me for operating under the influence of drugs. I’ve been charged with an OU ID then the next day when I asked about the mailbox he told me that the person that reported I hit the mailbox said that I didn’t hit it that I came close to hitting it. and my blood was drawn because of this and I am facing and 0W ID because If this. isn’t the whole situation null and void because it started out with false pretenses? I only had my prescriptions I am on. I need advise and answers .
  16. I just recently finishes a FOC investigation which started on 9/29/17. The investigation required a full financial discovery and a new support order. My daughters 12 birthday was on 9/13/17. Should the new support order allow my ex wife to receive childcare for the 12 year old since the investigation was past her 12th birthday? (Understanding the rule of 8/31/17 cutoff).
  17. I received the FOC investigation results back and the support ordered used my tax return which included a one time capital gain of $60k for the sale of a property which was used to pay my ex wife as part of our divorce settlement. This resulted in the FOC adding $5000/month to my income. How do I get this addresses before the order goes to the judge? Will the FOC assist?
  18. Any merit in filing a small claims lawsuit against my exwife for not helping to pay for our children's college expenses. I have paid huge sums for child-support, and now that is over all children are enrolled in universities. The costs of post secondary education is very high and (2) children are at times stuck financially to proceed to get 4yr degrees, I (father) continue to help 100% in most cases when I can. The childrens mother (biological) simply refuses knowing well that it is another method to financial constrain me, and create a further financial strain even though decree states nothing after high school graduation. Is there a precedent to sue a biological parent for the 50% difference for loans etc. to educate their children after High School. With both parents employed, yet divorced living apart, can a suit of this nature succeed based on one parent assuming 100% costs vs. the other parent 0%, for post secondary education. Both parents are 100% behind education, so that our children get degrees to successfully enter a career that will pay well and become independent on their own. Thank you for any replies.
  19. An alleged felony occurred on my property. Persons involved in the situation are not residents of the property. Am I liable?
  20. I work as a waitress for a large restaurant group - as a waitress I get the minimum plus tips. The wait staff is responsible for washing all dishes - at minimum tip wage. I know and understand that sidework is part of the job - but to make your wait staff your only dishwashers at a $3.38 per hour seems illegal - any info would be appreciated.
  21. I was hired as a full time employee. The first year I was layed off during winter months. The second year I was not layed off. The third year I was moved to part time during winter months. This last year I was moved to part time for almost an entire year then moved back to full time for 3 weeks and again part time. All the while they are hiring new employees for full time positions. They have never paid for holidays until about a month ago because they could not keep people. Now that I am part time I still won't get a paid holiday. They also cheated me out of my vacation pay last year. The continue to hire full time workers but won't give me full time.
  22. Put a $1000 deposit down on a used 4-wheeler at a dealer on Saturday right before closing. Never signed a purchase agreement. The only thing I signed was the credit card slip. He never said it was non-refundable. Called today because I decided to buy new and he refused to issue a refund for the deposit. They were closed Sunday. My fiance signed a hand written receipt that he hand wrote non refundable on after the fact. It was only going to be in my name. To top it off, the hand written receipt was dated Sept. 31st lol I plan on making a dispute with my CC to get a chargeback but I also want to know my legal rights in this situation.
  23. My 17 year old recently decided to stand up to his dad and roommate about a few issues that had been occurring during visitation times. He then contacted me during his father’s parenting time and asked me to please come get him. I did. Since then he missed a few parenting times with his father. Not once did the Dad contact me, nor did I deny him visitation or contact. He chose to only contact our 17 year old. He told his dad no, he wasn’t going on parenting time, not I. Now his dad has me going to court because he wants me to be found in contempt of court for denied parenting time. However, I have never denied him. Our 17 year old has. Can I be held in contempt of court? I know from past experience with my husband’s brother that in the state of Michigan, a 17 year old can leave home and there is nothing the parent can do about it. Is it the same concerning parenting time? It’s his senior year. And before anyone gets the wrong idea, my son is an honor student, outstanding leader in our community. He is a member of NHS and volunteers a lot of time fo causes. His father has made it hard for him to play sports the last few years. He hasn’t been able to play football since his freshman year of high school. His father has not been flexible to allow him an after school job and used his dependency as a way to control what he does. Back in May he chose to start a sport that his father detests and has since made his visitation time horrible. Now his father wants me to be held in contempt of court against child visitation papers and to spend up to 30 days in jail and fine of up to $1750. He specifically put that in his letter to the friend of the court. If I’m found guilty of this, I will not only lose my job, but also will have no one to watch my other four children.
  24. Hi, So little of a backstory. I will be 20 years old in less than 2 months. Growing up my grandparents raised me, until my mom took me away from them when I was in high school. So, all through high school I lived with my mom, while taking care of my sister and basically raising her (She is 8 now, still lives with my mom, but I pick her up regularly and just assure she has everything she needs and is ok. I will be putting her in weekly Gymnastics classes next week to keep her active, cause my mom isn't doing anything to assure that). Life with my mom was unbearable and I couldn't take her emotional abuse and laziness any longer. (She didn't have a job the whole time I was in high school, she's a really good saver and doesn't spend money on barely ANYTHING. I'm not whining that she never gave me anything. Just letting you know that sometimes she chose to save money over basic necessities). Anyways, I moved out 2 months after I turned 18, and she hasn't talked to me since. I've tried to text her but she just calls me an **** and a bitch, etc. I'm in an apartment, paying ALL of my own bills, working and going to college with no help from anyone, and I don't really mind that. But, I've been talking to my dad (who hasn't ever been around, I just have been calling him to remind him of that). We talk a bit, and I find out that over $400 a month is coming out of his paychecks as child support to my mom. He tells me he still owes her $20,000. Now, if anything I'm the one that should be getting that money. My mom isn't doing anything for me in anyway, she won't even have a nice conversation with me, and after all I've had to endure of her torture, I deserve it. But, obviously I know the court isn't gonna just make my dad give me money. So what I'm trying to ask is why is he seriously still paying my mom child support, and how can I go about making it stop? She does not deserve it whatsoever.
  25. Me and one other person signed a lease to a house that we are renting together. His name is the primary person on the lease and I'm the secondary person on the lease. He said he is going to kick me out and I have 30 days to move out. He said since he is the primary person on our lease that he can kick me out even though I pay half on everything and my name is on the lease as well.