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  1. I recently Obtained a letter from a past landlord (rental company) from 5 years ago stating that I owed them $1000 for carpet that was replaced. This was 5 years ago so from what I remember there was a rip in the carpet in one of the bedrooms which I was fine paying for. They decided that that the entire unit needed the carpet replace (800sq ft or so and $1600) even though I had shampooed the carpet and had left the unit in the same if not better shape than when we got it. I told them I would pay for the carpet in one bedroom and to take it out of our security deposit ($650). Haven't heard from them in 5 years until I received this letter saying I owed them $1000 or they are taking me to small claims court. Just curious how this will hold up in court. Thoughts?
  2. So i was wondering if i can work 2 different jobs but im only 14? I have a job at dq, i wanted a job at subway too that way i get more money saved up faster.
  3. my 1st UA was positive or faulty and after 2 weeks they put a warrant out and i never got a chance for a 2nd test is that legal ? arent u allowed one retake ?
  4. Hi, I have been engaged for 2 years, and with my "fiance" for 3 years total. I won't get into details about why I am leaving him, unless it makes a difference, but will just say it is a consequence solely of his actions and me being blind to his behaviors for too long. We never made any official plans for a wedding, so there are no issues to worry about there except what to do with the ring. In 2014, a few months before we got engaged, I sold my house that I had owned for 10 months and moved in with him as a result of him pressuring me (I had wanted to make it a rental, as a back-up if I'm being honest). Since then, the housing market has gone through the roof. A starter house similar to mine now costs substantially more than I paid, and I simply cannot afford any houses on the market right now that are in safe neighborhoods and inhabitable condition without being absolutely house-poor. I have also been looking at apartments, but those I have found in areas I would feel safe living as a single female are either priced outside what I can reasonably afford (which I consider to be <50% of my income), or won't allow my dog. I make enough to not qualify for any assistance programs, but not enough to actually be able to afford the outrageous rent prices here along with insurance, student loan payments, car payment, bills, etc. Adding to that, I still have all my lawn and garden equipment from my house, grill, tools, and 2 bed frames, but my "fiance" sold my dining room set, one of the mattress sets, and my living room furniture (against my wishes) so I will likely need to rent a storage unit as well as purchase new furniture. In the meantime, my "fiance's" house has increased in value well by over $100k. This is not including improvements, of which many have been done either by myself or with my help, all using my tools (of which he has lost, damaged, or broken most). I have been paying him "rent" since moving in, which is 33% of his mortgage, along with 33% of the home's utilities. No rental agreement was ever signed, and he never reported having a renter. Minnesota doesn't recognize domestic partnerships nor common law marriages- do I have any rights or options to not walk away so taken from this experience? I really appreciate any feedback, even if it is that I'm SOL. Lots of lessons learned here, that's for sure...
  5. Hello, I have a question in regards to my "marriage" the officiant never filed our marriage certificate from 2015, everyone keeps telling me we are still married. How is that? Sense we never recieved the marriage license I figured we never actually got married. If the license never gets filed then can we stay "single"?
  6. I was filling my taxes and notice that on most of my pay stubs there is $0 on both state and federal. On my w2 there was $.26 on federal and $.14 on state taken out. I never filled out a w4 therefore my understanding that i should be claiming 0. I pulled up a payroll check calculator and put in one of my pay stubs and it shows as if I was claiming 0. The Fica SS tax was correct and so was the Fica medicare tax, on the calculator and pay stub. The federal and state on my pay stub has $0. It shows on the calculator it should be 7.91 for federal and 4.00 for state. Im unsure of who to contact or what type of lawyer to seek for this. Anything would help to figure out what direction to with this. Can take pictures if needed.
  7. I get drug tested at Minnesota Monitoring and have an open Chips case threw wright county. I've been testing there for now about 2 1/2 to 3 months and they have sent every result to the county. 2/28/2017 they finally realized they never had an release sign by me to disclose the results to wright county. The worker there knows that they messed up, she also said that if i didn't sign the release she wasnt going to test and would mark it as a refusal. I talked to another girl who actually is in the same predicament and they made her sign the release the first day she tested. My questions is, are they able to send my results and info without a release signed by me? Will the results hold up in court without that release signed? Cant they get in trouble for doing that or can I sue them?
  8. I wondering wondering if anyone has dealt with contingency sales and earnest money situations before...below is a narrative detailing this..... The home (the rental) was initially a contingency sale....a purchase price was agreed to and earnest money was put down ($1,000). The contingency was the sale of the buyers home, and eventually their home sold, and they should have moved toward applying for a loan for the purchase of the house. However, they did not inform us of the sale of their home (I did my period search to their listing agent to be sure, and discovered it sold in June 2016.) I did not discover the sale of their home until mid July 2016, so I call them and they said they would not be able to continue with the purchase due to financial difficulties. According the the state of Mn. earnest is returned to buyers only if they are declined for a loan, or the sale of their home does not occur. The buyers did not show proof of being declined for a loan, only stating they could not afford it, therefore the earnest money should go the the sellers. In addition, by not informing us to the sale of their home they broke the contingency agreement and held the home hostage during a period of time we could have tried to sell it. This breach should also been a reason why the earnest money come back to the sellers. We lost earnest money and the potential to sell.
  9. I am a first time landlord and learning some lessons quickly. We are in a transition period between 2 groups of renter's, with one lease coming to a full conclusion and a new one beginning. Before the new party was able to move in I conducted a final inspection....upon entering the house I was immediately overwhelmed with pet odor. The lease clearly states that no pets will be allowed unless there is written permission from the landlord. In the 2 years this group rented the house, they did not communicate with me about any pets. I found cat puke in multiple spots on rugs, heavy pets odors throughout the house. 4 days after the official move out date and the new family was moving in I contacted the previous renter's and explained to them why I would not be returning their security deposit. They shot back that if we did not return the security deposit that they would be asking us to pay the water bill, as the lease states. This detail of the lease had never been brought to my attention during the 2 years they lived in the house, and I failed to see this detail in the lease myself. The utilities are in their name, and they paid all of them fully for 2 years, but now they are asking to be reimbursed for all the water they used for 2 years after they moved out and the lease is complete. In total, the renter's had 4 cats and 2 dogs in a house that asked for no pets unless receiving permission. Also, they made adjustments to the house, changing fencing to accommodate 2 large dogs, removing vintage shelving from basement pantry, removing landlord furniture from the house after moving out, and adding an additional tenant to the household without mentioning it. You may wonder how as a landlord all this could happen without my knowledge? Well. the house is 200 miles from my home, each time I made attempts to do a walk-through (3 total) they were conveniently out of town. My question? If these renters's were planning to ask for the water bill to be reimbursed shouldn't they have done this while they were still renter's and not only as a result of hearing they would not be receiving their security deposit.? Do any of the breaches of contract they committed trump the entire agreement and place the lease in default and their rights to claim any part of it? Anyone have some light to shed on this one.?
  10. I am 50 days out from closing on a new construction home and just noticed a structural oversight. Upon further investigation (comparing my house with the model and two other homes that are my exact same model) I discovered that the bump out I was supposed to have in my master bedroom (a bump out that is standard and NOT an upgrade) was excluded from the floor plan. All other homes that are my model have the bump out. Ultimately this reduces the amount of square footage for that room. Builder will claim it's not their fault because I had to sign off on plans. However floorplan for the model was not available at time of review to compare against. I assumed I was getting what I paid for and was represented in the model. I was not informed of any changes to the floorplan. Is there any recourse?
  11. I received a probation violation in September 2014, which I got 30 days jail time for. I have been on the jails waiting list for over a year. My probation expired in March 2015. Dour I still have to serve this time?
  12. Hello, Approximately three months ago I was pulled over for driving poorly. I crossed the white line several times. The situation was that on my way home from a counseling/therapy appointment I took two of my medications (Lyrica and Noratryptaline) I do not normally take together. I took them just before I drove home. It was late. I didn't want to forget to take my meds and I had just picked them up from the pharmacy so I took them. Alone I've never had any kind of severe side effects so I didn't suspect that I have would have any this time either. I became very sleepy and confused and unfortunately I kept telling myself that I was just fine to drive home, which I wasn't. Everything was a big blur. I ended up getting pulled over and arrested for driving intoxicated( although I didn't know this until just the other day as I just got the official charges) What complicates this whole thing is 2 1/2 years ago I had a DWI for being addicted to OxyContin. I went to treatment ..I've committed my life for 2 1/2 years to stay clean and sober and so the fact that this is happening has actually been quite devastating to me. I'm a teacher looking for a job. if I get anything else on my record it's going to be next to impossible for me to find a job. I have a chronic pain issue and Lyrica has been the only thing I've been able to take. This whole thing was just a big mistake. An interaction of my medications that I had no idea that was going to happen. For years now I've been going to an NA, doing therapy twice a week, and trying to pick my life up and put it back together. I went to treatment, I still see my Dr. who deals with my recovery. I am just devastated. I have no clue what to do. I can't afford to hire a lawyer to help me and I feel that relying on a public defender is risky as I do have a record. It would be very easy for them to not believe that my life has been committed to my recovery. If any of you have any advice on what I can do I'm in the Minnesota area. I just hope and pray that there's somebody out there willing to help me with my case. I need someone willing to do a pro bono case for me. I will do all the leg work myself but I just really need someone to help me.
  13. Withholding partial deposit fee for not following the lease agreement in terms of painting. Our tenants painted two walls a dark/navy blue and one room with the chair rail a teal and yellow..chair rail was bought to be espresso and they painted it white. Within the signed lease, we stated that painting was acceptable but that it must be painted white or tan when the lease has been terminated. We were advised to charge a crazy fee for painting but decided to only charge a portion for it instead. The tenants are arguing that the walls were not white or tan to begin with but this is because verbally they said they prefer to paint anyway..which is why we decided to put within the contract that they were welcome to paint as long as it was tan or white when the lease is up. No previous tenants even touched the walls in our unit so this is a new battle for us and we want to make sure we do the right thing for both parties. Are we, as MN landlords, legally allowed to put in the lease that the tenant can paint as long as it's painted a certain color when vacating? And if the tenant does not comply, are we legally able to withhold part of the deposit? Since this is such a headache, we feel going forward, we will not allow future tenants to paint due to the frustration of having try a paint over the choice of colors. Any guidance or advice is much appreciated. Thank you.
  14. Nolo language refers to notarizing testator's signature to his self created Last Will and verifying witness signatures. Notarizing I get, what does verifying mean?
  15. I work for a large company and within our department there are 12 supervisors in the same pay grade with the same duties and we all receive a "standard" raise once per year. I am the only female. Over the course of five years I've been given additional responsibilities, led projects, and asked to be on several project teams but my peers have not had to carry the additional workload. When a project team is pulled together, my peers don't show up for the meetings and I end up with their action items and they are allowed to drop out to the point that they do not get asked to participate anymore. When I've spoken to my manager about balancing the workload he has given several answers: He has said that I am the "senior" supervisor although this is not a job title nor have I been there the longest. He has said that others are not as experienced, resourceful, or won't follow through, etc. I've offered to help other supervisors run projects but he still wouldn't assign anyone else additional work. Each time I've spoken to him about the issue, he assigns me more work so I don't bring it up anymore. I am now the only supervisor qualified to do supplemental trainings for the entire department (including other supervisor's direct reports) and I am the only supervisor required to attend management meetings so I do a lot of work alongside people in a higher pay grade. I've brought these issues to our HR generalist three separate times and his only advice has been to speak to my manager again. I'd like to bring this to the head of HR but at this point I'm not sure that will help and there has never been any indication that my treatment is related to my gender. Is this discrimination or do I just have a bad boss?
  16. I am making a new will and want to leave my home when I die to a city's Historical society. They're a Non profit. They can sell it or do what they want with it.. It's a modern home, not historical. My home is paid for and everything up to date. Value is about $230,000 today. Do I need any special forms/paperwork from the state or the Historical society to attach to my will to transfer it? Advice appreciated. Thanks
  17. I have a Joint Tenancy With Right Of Survivorship Agreement(JTWROS) on a house. One of the signors filed a Will leaving the property to his children. At the probate hearing I told the judge that I had the Agreement, and that the JTWROS went into effect immediately upon his death. The judge allowed the children to continue living in the home, and postponed the next hearing until November. The courts accepted the will and gave the home to the children immediately without a hearing. What are my rights and how do I approach at the next hearing?
  18. I have a friend that just went through a very dirty divorce and child custody battle. She later found out that the marriage ceremony wasn't legal. The witnesses who signed the license were not at said ceremony or witnessed signing said document. Instead former acclaimed husband went to each individual alone and had them sign document after the so called wedding. In which she was not aware of these actions taking place until recently. So would divorce even be legal if marriage wasn't at all. Stating the marriage was fraudulent.
  19. My husband and I have been married for 23 years, have 2 children ages 16 and 19 and he has two children and grandchildren from a previous married ages 34 and 38. He has owned his own real estate business for 30 years and together we have joint ownership in some of of his properties but most of his property is sole ownership. He has had several medical issues and currently we do not have a Will. If something were to happen to him and we do not have a Will, what would happen to our assets. Also, if he decides to put a Will together, I have requested to be involved but he has made it clear that all decisions will be made by him. Does he have that right? I want to make sure that my children and I are provided for if something were to happen to him and that the step children are not entitled to claiming some of our assets. I have been employed for 38 years and have contributed financially to the marriage from medical bills, house payments and purchasing assets. By Minnesota State Law, what am I entitled to if he were to pass with no Will. Since my husband seems to want to be in charge of his Will, should I meet with an attorney to ensure my 401k, pension and retirement accounts go to my children?
  20. Hi, when I was in a relationship with my boyfriend he needed a car so we put it in my name because of his bad credit. He sold his old car to use as a down payment, but we both made monthly payments towards it throughout the relationship and I was the primary owner of the car. We broke up in December and I let him keep the car because he said he would make the payments. I asked him many times to be taken off of the title but he refused to sign it. I just found out that he has not made the last three payments because a repo man showed up at my door looking for the car I did not have possession of. I told the repo man where he could find the car, and when received at the lot I made the payments and got the car out. He told me numerous times he intentionally tried messing up my credit and I have witnesses to prove that. My question is if I can sue him for the past due amounts he refused to pay when it was in his possession and he refused to take me off the title. Would he be entitled to any of the down payment back since he showed absolutely no intent to make a payment for three months which then led to him losing possession of the car. I fixed the issue and got the car to fix my credit, am I entitled to the money I am out, and will he be entitled to receive any of the down payment back? I am in the process of getting a harassment restraining order, he has threatened me and to damage my vehicles. Any advice would be very helpful! Thanks.
  21. My boyfriend was driving my car and was arrested for a DWI in Clay County, MN. The police searched the car and found a large amount of pot in the trunk. I wasn't with him, and didn't give consent for a search. They seized my car and are serving me with papers about it tomorrow. I didn't know he would be an idiot with my vehicle or I wouldn't have let him borrow it. I got the vehicle a month ago, haven't even made a payment on it yet and it has a loan and lien on it. What are the chances that I will be able to get my car back? What will happen if I don't get it back?
  22. I am in Minnesota, I am single and because of my income level I was told I qualify for a Medical Assistance program. No cost to me except some deductibles, Been on it a few years. I am healthy, rarely need medical help.. I just found out that because I'm on Medical Assistance, the state can file a lien on my property to get their money back for my use/cost of the Medical Assistance program. I own my house, and have a Life estate with my brother on my Mothers house, also paid for. When does the state put the lien on my house? When I go to sell my house? How is the lien amount determined? Will this effect me if I want to move to another state? I was never told about this when I got Medical insurance. I don't understand how it works. How do I find out if they placed a lien on my house already? Thank You
  23. Is a person who is otherwise 'qualified' for FMLA still eligible for FMLA if they have already been given position elimination paperwork? For example: I was told Jan 26th that my position was being eliminated and my last day would be Feb 26. In order to get the severance package I would have to work to my best ability until Feb 26. On Feb 19 I find out I have to have surgery the following Friday, my last day of work. Am I covered under FMLA? If I apply for a FMLA does the company have to approve under FMLA and for salary continuation (Short Term Disability) if applicable? Treating me the same as an employee who has not been position eliminated? Thank you!
  24. Several lockers and cars were searched at work,they did get a warrant. They claim to have found several pills, I don't doubt it,I have aleve, allgery pills,muscle relaxers, I also take adderal and oxycodone daily,but I have legal script for this. I don't know what exactly they took because they didn't provide me with inventory receipt. I was not arrested or charged with anything, my question is regarding must they provide me copy of taken items? I'm missing strange things,ear rings,watch,my daughters 9th grade school photos,I asked to get this back they say they never took those things. Isn't it my right to know what is being taken?
  25. Does a person need my SS# to include me in their will? The reason I ask, is someone is telling me I am in their will and holding it over my head to get me to do things for them. They don't have my SS#. I want to know if I'm being used.