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  1. I'm curious if squatter's rights can apply to government housing. Can someone who is not on the lease but staying with someone claim squatter's rights in Missouri once the tenant is evicted if the 'squatter' agrees to pay what is owed?
  2. I am pregnant and me and my childs father split up and he wants visitation once the baby is born. I agreed to visitation if he wasn't around drugs. Since I said this he wants to take me to court for custody. I live in Missouri and he lives 3 hours away in Illinois. I was wondering if he could take the baby for overnight visitation. I was planning on breast feeding and I don't want my baby eating formula. I was also trying to find out the likely hood he would get custody. I am currently in college, working, and living in an apartment with my mother and sister. The father lives in a camper which has the utilities turned off regularly because he doesn't pay them, there are millions of roaches, he has no food, no job, and no car. He also lives on the property with his family that does hard drugs such as meth, and he has diagnosed mental issues. I do not want my baby there without me but we can not get along well enough and I do not trust him to keep the baby away from his parents. Will the courts agree for overnight visits to his house or would they grant him custody? Would the courts let his parents see the baby since they have grandparent rights? If they grant him rights do I have to bring the baby to him or would he have to find a way to come get the baby? If he doesn't bring the baby back on time can he get in trouble with the law? I am TERRIFIED to leave my baby with him and his family. I would be fine with visitation in my home. Is it possible to have supervised visitation?
  3. I am in need of an Attorney that can help me with some issues concerning my employment while overseas in conjunction with the US Military. I was working in Germany, Okinawa and other various locations in the Far East for approximately 12 years. I was hired as an Independent Contractor, but was actually worked as an employee for a Brokerage Firm Based in Texas, and later sold to another company based in North Carolina and can pass all qualifying questions pertaining the laws by the Labor Department and the IRS. I am wanting to file a case for back taxes unpaid by the company in order to qualify for disability. Can anyone advise me as to an attorney that may be able to assist me in this matter. Thank you.
  4. I work at a local grocery store here in missouri, I found a job working as a vendor that would be servicing the company that I currently work for. I was told that I cannot take the job because my director of operations, and director of marketing said they would not approve it. There is nothing in the handbook stating you cannot work for businesses that enter the store, it was also stated in front of me that they do need to enforce stricter policies on this matter! Is it legal for them to hold me back from entering the stores, and servicing them? This job is not a competitor instead I would be actually helping the store make money with the products I would be bringing in to the store!
  5. Mother has sole legal custody and is the primary residence for 3 kids aged 15,14 and 6. Father chose 2 of his vacation weeks which were separated by 1 week. We went to pick up the kids at the end of his first vacation week and the kids stated they did not want to come with us. Father told them to go but they said no. Father basically just said that he told them they had to go and the kids said no. The kids say they will come home if we go to family counseling. Family counseling was brought up by the Father in a group text between the 2 older kids and the Mother. Court order says the kids are not to be involved in adult matters. The order also states that, "due to the inability of both parties to co-parent that Mother has right to make all decisions regarding the children." Mother and Father have a history of not getting along and Father sends emails calling names, demeaning Mother, threatening legal action, restraining orders, mediators, guardians, etc. Since being with the Father, the kids have taken on a disrespectful approach when talking to them on the phone. Giving the ultimatum of coming home as long as Mother agrees to family counseling. Kids state that Father, Mother and all 3 kids need to go to counseling to help with the divorce. Divorce was final 3 years ago and the kids live with Mother 85% of the time. Father stated in an email that the kids have issues with Mother and that he does not want to be in the middle of those issues. Issues with the kids are we have certain rules, some are strict, but nothing out of the ordinary. Father's household has no rules. We turned off the older kids' cell phones due to not following our rules, one being not staying up all night playing games and talking on the phone. The other reason is because of the disrespect we are experiencing. Father also has caused issues by way of using the phones that we provide. Father keeps saying that he will file harassment charges on Mother if she keeps asking him to have kids call. He bought the kids a pay by use phone for us to call or them to call us. A lot of times they do not answer. He knows the kids' cell phones are shut off for the time being. Mother has filed a Family Access Motion and a Writ of Habeus Corpus. Kids are relentless on family counseling. Our belief is that they are being brainwashed by Father. Of course that is just an accusation, but given his history and how his girlfriend has talked to Mother, we are led to believe that they are feeding the kids info. Yes, we have heard stories, especially from the 6 year old, talking about adult matters. Some concerning the girlfriend's ex. The 6 year old also told Mother, "We don't like how we are treated over there." Response from Mother, "Well how are you treated over here?" 6 year old, "I can't really explain it." Things like this lead me to believe that she is repeating what she has heard or is being told what to say. At one point, Father and Mother verbally agreed on 50/50 visitation for 15 months but Mother decided against it due to 6 year old starting kindergarten. The kids' Father lives 35-45 minutes away and Mother thought it was not best for the 6 year old to have to travel that far just starting school. The oldest started school at 7:15 so they would have to be up at 5:30 to drive to school. 6 year old didn't start until 8:30. Mother offered overnight stays on Wednesdays, he has visitation Wednesdays 5-9, and every other Sunday on his weekend visitation. He denied saying that he would just drop the oldest off at school then bring the other 2 to our house for us to get them to school. We said no since we have jobs and he does not. He said no to Sundays because it wouldn't be any extra time with the kids since we pick up at 8 and they would have to go to bed soon thereafter if they stayed with him. He has no stated income, owes over 20K in child support arrearages, always fights on why he shouldn't have to pay 50% of out of pocket medical expenses, moved from 10 minutes away from his kids to 35 minutes away from his kids. I guess my question is, what are some scenarios that can play out or where do we stand in all of this? Anything I tried to research all involves a custodial parent not following a court order regarding custody.
  6. Ex was a deadbeat. I was awarded two judgments for past due child support. Judgments were awarded in Illinois when he lived there. I have records from the court of all payments that were made and the judgments themselves. How do I collect my money now?
  7. I went into business with this guy to open a distillery/tasting room/bar and restaurant. I've been distilling for a while, in Texas, Virginia and up until a week ago back home in Missouri. He sat me down and gave me a tired old excuse about "unsatisfactory job performance" and asked me all of these questions about what I knew that differed me from the 1600 other distillers in this business and made it sound like he already hired someone that knew way more than me and keeping me on would be a financial burden. In a nutshell he lied to me. I wrote all the procedures for this place ordered all the equipment and grains, barrels, enzymes and set the thing up so a monkey could do the job. Later I found out, his other son just recently lost his job, and that's who was hired to take my place at the distillery, a person that knows nothing about distilling. I designed countless logos for this place, he had his sons redo them, bottle labels, he had his sons redo them, pushed me completely out of the picture over time. Do I have any ground to stand on for a lawsuit?
  8. I have a 10 yr old case,missing evidence and only 1 witness with 3 stories. can someone help me find law for motion to surpress due to missing evidence and ineffective assistant council. inbox me thank you
  9. i received a letter saying i owe 5600 from 2003 it is more that 10yrs now. To my understanding that after 6 years they cannot collect or file liens or garnishments. anybody know different please let me know.
  10. G0od Morning and thanks for reviewing this post. I hope this is the right forum for my question. We have a non profit organization in the greater Kansas City area that was organized to help and support the citizens from an specific country. For the past few 5 years or so, the organization has been inactive and beginning 01/2017 it was dissolved administratively for failure to file a registration report by the State. The young adults in our community are looking at reinstating the nonprofit/community organization and see this dissolution as an opportunity to make some changes. We have had difficulties getting cooperation from the current board members, the organization does not have any leadership in place and we do not have a copy of their constitution. According to the IRS, their 501c3 status was revoke and we are not sure if it has been reinstated either. My question is, if we do submit a reinstatement form and register with the state - can we use this opportunity to change the board members, registered agent and registered address of the non profit without the consent or approval of the current board member?
  11. Hello, I need help in mo. With a Promissory note question? From an attorney. I seen that the Statute is 3 yrs . On a promissory note to be sued from. Well it's been 6yrs now and I'm just now being sued. Long story short it's a legal promissory note filed with court. I was gonna file bankruptcy on back then . But the attorney I spoke with back then told me not to file because I'm on disability. Well its 6yrs later now. And I'm married and have things now and even a small part time job.Is the limitations out on this claim?thanks
  12. My son is not being protected by his guardian the public administrator of Washington County, Mo. In April of 2015 my mother passed away and left my children something in a trust for them. In May of 2015 I was called back from evangelising in Hot Springs Arkansas to find out that my son's inheritance was stolen from his bank account. Not the bank account that the public administrator had control of. But a completely separate account, at the same bank. I immediately notified the guardian and nothing was done. Then to compound things, I found out that the executor of the trust issued a check directly to my son. Which under RSMO 475.130 the guardian should have been issued the check. My ex-wife and my daughter worked together to hide the money and then stole it. What makes matters worse is that my ex-wife is an admitted pedophile in a confession taken by the FBI back in 2006 while investigating a multiple pedophile that we had turned in and helped to bring back from Afghanistan. Because my son could not remember anything they didn't prosecute. I have paid an attorney to get my son out from under the gaurdian and then was talked into more money because I believed that he should be his own guardian. When I showed up with my son for the first meeting I was told I was no longer the client. What is the best possible course of action when I can't even get anyone to investigate that I was threatened to drop a criminal charge against someone for stealing my car. The Sheriff stated directly to me that it is not against the law to pay someone to drop a criminal charge. But it is RSMO 575.270 witness tampering. I need help please. I fear for my life and no one will help me. I have documentation of everything including civil rights violations.
  13. I have worked 5 yrs. for a large home improvement retail. When I started I told them I was type 1 diabetic. I am a merchandiser & climb ladders a lot and I am the only one on my team of 10 to drive handling equipment. I do anything to get the job done correctly. Most of my team don't climb ladders to get down stock and just scan into bay then leaves for 20-30 min.. I had a low morning & called in to be late. Went to work & they said I looked bad. I told them I would be OK, but could not drive that day. I even asked not to use ladder for a little while but could in a little while to get down boxes. Since the 10 of us share ladder that is a normal thing. The sup called paramedics & made them take me to hospital. My sugar had went up, but they still requested I go to hospital. Next week they gave me form for my Dr. to fill out. He said if sugar off give me 15-30 min. & then I can do normal duties. I have not taken an afternoon break for 4.5 years for this very reason ( usually no problems for 4 or 5 months & then I'm back in 10 minutes - problems usually caused when working with 40-50 lb. material). The company said dr. restricted me off ladders & took me off the merchandising team. The letter was dated March 20 & they let me go the end of May. Those 2 months I climbed ladders several times a day & drove forklift, reach truck and order picker (sup asked me to get down stock 3 days before I was removed from team) They said the only job I could do was be a cashier or quit. They then took me off work and said I had to apply for job & then get interviewed. No guarantee I will get the job. They did this 1 week before my 3 week vacation dropped. It has been 9 days since I've worked and they say they haven't made up their minds. As a cashier I will lose 4 paid holidays, my hours will be all over the place and may not get 2 days in a row off. Some cashiers have even worked 8 or 9 days before they got time off. I have worked warehouses for 40 years and am better handling material than dealing with people.
  14. My ex husband and I signed guardianship papers of our son over to my mother 13 years ago, And it was included in our divorce papers. Since then he's been arrested several times, charged and convicted of felony drug possession, misdemeanor child endangerment, and various other drug related problems. He initiated a termination of guardianship hearing, and since then has failed the drug test the GAL insisted on, bailed on my son for numerous things, and is a jerk (not legally relevant, I just don't like him). Our son is 13 and by the time this actually gets to court, will be 14, having lived with my mother since he was 6 months old. I'm wondering if there is something I can do to halt this. I live in another state due to my husband being an active duty military member, but I am moving back to Missouri to handle this, as my son is already traumatized by this (night terrors, emotional breakdowns, etc). It's gone as far as my ex telling my son that my mother has "one foot in the grave"(not true.) And my ex's mother verbally threatening my son because he doesn't want to live with my ex. Since he filed he does text my son probably once a week, but until he filed in August 2016, he would go months without speaking to or seeing my son. I'm currently seeking advice from a family law attorney in Missouri, I just wanted to know if there is more I should be doing besides waiting.
  15. My Gf and i split up and she has not stayed at the apartment for 2 months but only signed an addendum stating that she is no longer a tenant as of 18 days ago. We have a lot of items that were purchased when we were together and co-own and have a lot of items that were gifted to us. She says she wants all the items but they were gifts to us as a couple so how would that be split up? The gifted items include washer/dryer, dinning room table, TV, and dresser. All these items were gifted by her parents while my parents spent a significant amount of money to take her on family vacations and paying for plane tickets. Since it is a battle of physically gifted items over monetary gifts, i'm not sure what rights i have in this situation and what i'm entitled to. I should also add i am willing to give her back all of her personal property but i am not going to just let her take everything that was gifted to us.
  16. QDRO filed and accepted by plan administrator. However, I have yet to receive anything. I have received voicemail and text saying it will be on this date then this date. Question is how long can the Fund hold my half? I need to roll it over into the Annuity I set up. This is so frustrating. It has been 8 months
  17. Question: Can a Missouri, municipal police officer that is parked on private property outside his jurisdiction, witnesses a possible traffic violatio just inside his jurisdiction make a traffic stop outside his jurisdiction and issue a municipal summons to the driver. The officers only powers of arrest are those granted to him by the municipality where he is employed.
  18. My ex husband and I have owned a 4 plex one BR apartment built in the 1960's that has required a lot of work to renovate and keep up with repairs. We replaced all the vinyl tile with carpet in LR and BR. We have owned since 2001 and have excluded all pets due to the cost of having to replace carpets, except a cat with a deposit. Now I have had two people applying for one of my apartments who state they have small service dogs. One says the dog is for her "depression" and mentioned no licensing for this animal, the other stated her daughter had a mental illness and does have paperwork for this small dog and that "there is a law that says you can't discriminate against her because of that." I am not discriminating against the mental illness as we have rented to tenants with similar disabilities and also have a son with schizophrenia, it is the dog I don't want in the apartment. We operate on a shoestring budget, the complex is next to a busy highway, and there is very little grassy area to accommodate what could be 4 apartments (if they all got paperwork) to have dogs. We are HUD approved, we have kept up all repairs and try to keep affordable clean housing for people. I have pets, but it has been my experience that very few renters keep their space clean and I would anticipate having to get new carpeting frequently or change back to vinyl. Your thoughts?
  19. my husband co signed for a 4 wheeler for our son,my husband is also co owner of said 4 wheeler his name is on title with our sons and our son isn't maken the payments we have been maken the payments so it don't hurt our credit, our son moved and we havwe no idea where bike is and he wont give it to us. the loan for bike was 10,189,00 and it was bought on 09/02/2017 , so we cant file small claims case ,so what can we do to sue him for passion of bike and the payment he missed
  20. I'm trying to handle a diminished value claim without hiring an attorney. New Prime, Inc (self-insured trucking company) hit my vehicle (my vehicle being insured by Progressive). My insurance company handled the claim and repairs, and then recovered what they paid from New Prime. After acquiring a JD Power Vehicle Valuation of my vehicles pre-accident value ($13,093.50), the repair estimation reports (~$9,300), and a written offer from a dealer to buy the car back (only $6500), I made a claim for $6,593.50. After 6 minutes, I received a response for only $1200. I stood firm and asked them to reconsider. Their response has me concerned and confused. See below... "I have reviewed your claim and based on the value of your vehicle that you are submitting and the repairs your vehicle should have been a total loss. Your insurance company shouldn’t have repaired it they should have totaled it and there would have been no diminishment of value claim on a total loss. I can extend an offer of $3000.00 to you for the diminishment of value but nothing more than that. We have paid a total of $10,727.64 for the repairs and your rental car. If you add the amount of diminishment of value that you are wanting $6593.50 that would make the total amount of the claim $17,321.14 and your vehicle is only worth $13,093.50." Is saying my car should have been totaled and only offering the total amount the at-fault party has paid for repairs minus the pre-accident value a legitimate way to establish diminished value claims? Should my insurance company have totaled my vehicle, or is this person full of crap? If they should have, who should I go after for recovery? Does this person have a leg to stand on against my case? Thanks for your consideration and recommendations!
  21. WHAT RIGHTS DO I HAVE.....MY EMPLOYER IS DEDUCTING 8.00 A DAY THAT I WORK FOR THE COMPANY PROVIDING A RIDE TO & FROM WORK....I NEVER SIGNED ANY CONTRACT AND IT SAYS ON MY CHECK "VOLUNTARY DEDUCTIONS"....ALSO INSTEAD OF GOING TO OFFICE TO PICK UP MY CHECK...THEY MAKE US GO ALL THE WAY OYT OF THE WAY TO A WALMART PARKING LOT TO PICK UP OUR CHECK. AND SAYS WE CAN ONLY CASH THEM THERE(ALTHOUGH I DIDNT)...IS THIS EVEN LEGAL?....ALSO I GET PAID ON MONDAYS SO O WAS TOLD UPON HIRE, ITS BEEN TUESDAYS A COUPLE TIMES, NOW ON MONDAY THAT JUST PASSED I WAS TOLD I WOULDNT GET PAID TILL THURSDAY W (NO NOTICE)...AND ON ALL MY PAYCHECKS IT SAYS PAYDATE: AND THEY ALL FALL ON A FRIDAY....IM PAID EVERY WEEK BUT THEY FELL A CHECK BEHIND & I MISSING MY CHECK STILL FROM 2ND WEEK OF APRIL....SO NEED SOME LEGAL ADVICE....ITS ALSO A TEMPORARY SERVICE..PLEASE ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED..AND ONE MORE THING THERE WAS A WEEK THEY DIDNT TAKE OUT FEDERAL TAXES...IS THAT LEGAL?
  22. Are there any limits to deed restrictions for a house or condo? Typically deed restrictions are for protection of use of the land. My question. Our declarations have a restrictions that states, if an owner is going to rent for less than 30 days, it must be rented thru a 3rd party company that is not associated with the condos. That company happens to be owned by the developer of the condos. There are nothing about terms, conditions, etc, so you just have to accept whatever they charge if you do short term rentals. Besides things that are illegal, are there any limitations to what is a valid deed restriction?
  23. I have a somewhat unique situation and wanted clarification. My daughter and I currently reside in Missouri and this is where litigation has started. Her father lives in California. I'm wanting to move with my daughter to Washington state, but her father thinks it will mean all our court stuff will be changed and end up taking longer. Our move will actually bring us closer to her father. Our court date is set for September and we're first on the list to be seen. It's my understanding that even if I were to move today Missouri would still be my daughter's state of residence, since it's where she has resided for the last six months. Is that correct? I've tried to explain to the father that nothing will change with the court process. We aren't going to have to start over. Maybe if he hears it from an actual attorney or someone who knows more about this he will listen. Thanks for any and all help!
  24. Went through a modification my ex wife was not happy. Now my kids are not talking to me. My son will be 20 this year and I think in college but I have not seen classes or grades. On top of this he had a baby and was ordered to paid child support to the mother. Should I still be paying child support? My daughter has been changing her last name of school events like track and marching band. Can her name be changed without my permission?
  25. Hello. I divorced my husband in 2011 and gave sole custody of our three children as we lived too far apart to make any kind of scheduled visitation work. He disappeared, and lost contact after the divorce was finalized. Contact prior to that was sketchy at best, and never gave me a working address or phone number to keep contact with the kids. In December of 2013, he apparently landed in some trouble and the kids were taken into foster care. I was not notified until August of 2016, which was my teenage daughter through facebook. I have been reading that through foster care laws for the state of Missouri where they are located that due diligence must be made in contacting relatives. The only contact I received was sent from an unofficial Facebook page for the Jasper County DFS a year after they'd been in foster care, and it was sent to a filtered folder that does not notify you of incoming messages. I was living in the same city and state during this entire process and my married name was kept on my Facebook page, with the children's names and birthdates listed as public. None of my family was contacted at all. In a separate matter, I pursued to get them placed with me and while I have things on my background that prevented me from placement, they gave access to a detailed background to the children on both my husband and I. I need to know if this is legal. Also, if I had been contacted properly when they were taken into foster care, the charges that denied me from getting my children back would have never occurred. So I guess I have two questions, do I have a case regarding their lack of effort in informing me my children were in foster care, and should they have been allowed access to a detailed background check that I provided to the agency for the sole purpose of placement?