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  1. Me and my eldest brother were abandoned when I was still in my mothers womb and my brother was years of age. My Father left us and went to America without any support. Now that I am 37 years old and would like to seek for an advice on how am I going after my dads liabilities
  2. My business has a pending lawsuit in New York Supreme Court against one of our former business partners for violating his noncompete clause. I got a lawyer in New York who was willing to take the case on contingency, but now he's telling me I need $15,000 for depositions and costs. It looks like there are companies online that can pay for these things, but has anyone ever used them? Are they reliable? Here's the litigation finance company I was looking at called came up as an ad on Google. Does anybody know if they're reliable?
  3. Hi I have my LLC who sign contract with american company. They want my expertise and some artists enroll by my LLC. But some of those artists are European. Consequently they can't do self-employment. And I don't want add an artist as a member of the LLC each time I have a project I created this kind of company to be sure I could work with artists from overseas, and this is the added value of my LLC. Right now, a cosmetic company in new york ask me to endorse an European artist. I have to sign papers, receive the salary on my professional bank account, make a deal with the artist to avoid tax or double tax after on this amount... And most of artists in the world are not self-employed. ... I m looking for the best contractual solution
  4. my 15 year old child was arrested and has to appear for probation hearing. i have joint legal custody with mother having primary physical custody. what are my responsibilities as far as decisions and notifications about and involving the events. am i financially responsible, or does that fall on the mother, and do i have a say in the outcome of all of this
  5. How can I take my uncle (he has no other living relative, I am his next of kin, surrogate decision maker and Power of Attorney) out of a nursing home, WHERE I PLACED HIM, to transfer him to another nursing home? I know about the PRI. They don't refuse to do it, but they lie through their teeth on the PRI, and put illnesses he doesn't have (I know from experience) to keep him AND THE INCOME HE BRINGS IN, WHICH AMOUNTS TO CLOSE TO $15,000 A MONTH. He's being mistreated, over-medicated, neglected, malnourished. I am being mistreated, abused, ignored! They screamed and yielded at me and hang up the phone on me. Because they know they have all the power! An attorney told me once that those places are controlled by the mafia, and they buy everybody off: the ombudsmen, the investigators from the NYS Dept. of Health, Adult Protective Services and EVEN the police! Or at lest, some cops. I tried to take him out of one place once, and the Director of Social Work called the cops and one of them pushed me out of the building and yielded at me: "and don't come back, because you will be ARRESTED"! I have many other horror stories of nursing homes, but I think this will give an idea. This time I tried to get an attorney, but none of them want this case. They only want dead bodies or serious injuries to be able to sue for millions or hundreds of thousands, but I ONLY WANT MY UNCLE. PERIOD. Does anybody know what I can do? Please?
  6. Before I ask my question and describe the situation, I want to tell you the history. I was living in NY and was never married to my daughter's father. I was granted sole custody and allowed to move to NH; this was in 2006. I also had support court ordered and garnished because I knew that he would never willingly pay. He attempted to terminate his rights while we were in court, and I was OK with it. The magistrate ruled against him stating he MUST support her. This angered him, so he tried to get shared custody. After lots of going back and forth, the end ruling was what I wrote above (the NH move and the garnishment) Between her birth and the time she was 3 1/2, he visited her 10, MAYBE 12 times. He never really showed interest. He got back together with his ex-wife once he found out I was pregnant. After his visit in Feb 2009, he was supposed to come again to visit, but canceled that morning. When he was there in Feb, he hugged her and said "I won't see you for a long time" Well, he wasn't kidding! He stopped calling and she only received a Christmas present when she was 1. I had severe back issues and the cold was bothering me, as was the snow. My Dr and I discussed reality and he told me that with my condition, I will need a warm climate. so I moved. I am guilty of not knowing the laws, so I called the NY child support hotline and asked and they just updated my address. I didn't know I had to go to court. This was in 2011, 2 years after he stopped calling and visiting. We are currently living in Arizona. OK, fast forward to April of this year. He stopped making child support payments; this was after almost 11 years on non-stop payments. I called the payroll dept where he worked and was told he went on workers comp. I reported this to child support and nothing happened. FF to July; because of the time frame, the state decided to file a petition on my behalf (they even signed it, not me) He apparently got very mad because he cross filed two weeks after, completely ignoring the violation of court order (he didn't even write it in on the forms he filed) asking to have the arrears removed and the support lowered. I am trying to get representation, but am disabled on SSDI and can't get legal aid in AZ. There was a temporary order put in place reducing the support more than half. I inquired about my petition and the magistrate rudely said "Not my county, so it's not my problem" It is on its way up to his county now. The original was thrown out because support didn't have his current address. He also filed for modified custody order, stating I moved without his knowledge. Well MAYBE if he showed interest in our child, he would have known and something could have been worked out. He has not seen her since Feb 2009, HIS choice, not mine. He always had my parents' address (he even listed it as my address on his court forms) as did the courts and the state and all he had to do was CALL. While we were in our relationship, I felt like he wasn't committing to me, so many excuses; so I was dating others. This drove him WILD and he used to call me at all hours of the night checking up on me and telling me I needed to go home. I was HIS and HIS alone. I was also a volunteer FF and while I was dating him, he didn't even want me hanging out down there. We had mandatory Sunday clean-up, but lots skipped, and he convinced me to skip to. It was like he wanted me all to himself, but he wouldn't commit to me. I later found out in court that HE NEVER GOT DIVORCED! I was 13 years younger than him, and clearly naive. Whenever things didn't go as HE WANTED, he would threaten to take my daughter away from him (I say MY because he was never present in her life and never helped with anything above the garnishment. I recently found out that this is considered domestic violence. He has connections to illegal organizations, so I live in fear that now he knows where we live, something bad could happen. I am also worried that he has paid the court off or somehow has them in his back pocket; they are mean and dismissive to me and made it sound like I will not get a continuance for me to find a lawyer, which I will likely need to get money for through a fundraising. I asked for 6 weeks because I have to travel to CA for a week to get medical treatment in mid Sept. Can they make a ruling with allowing or appointing me legal representation? My intention now is to register everything here in AZ since we have been here several years. A lawyer told me that the judge could refuse and keep jurisdiction? First appearance is this week and I was given about 2 week notice and 1 week for the support. Can anyone please offer me advice? Worst case scenario too; I already had a friend paint that picture for me and I am scared to death! My parish is setting us up with counseling for all of this. Thank you!
  7. Hi, My neighbor on LI NY has this massive tree that overhang nearly 2/3's of my backyard. This tree branches have now started sweeping off the shingles off the top of my garage. The squirrels have now started eating through the roof and destroying my personal belongings in there. Those nasty little things have eaten through my christmas display cords, and all of my decorations. When I tell you there's all types of expensive outside and inside decorations in there. The roots are now starting to uplift my fence and the backside of my garage. I thought my neighbors would do the right thing and remove the branches, but I see that they just had the branches trimmed/removed off their property. I now have to seek assistance in getting my garage fixed, not to mention purchasing hundreds of dollars of christmas/ holiday and event planning items thats in there. What formal documents can I send them, since little notes are not helping? Please, please, please advise what my next steps should be? I'm even trying not to be harsh and make them reimburse me for all the damage their tree is causing me. I just want this massive thing from hanging over my property reeking havoc. it's such a nuisance to have to go through this and my neighbor clearly see the damage in which it's causing.
  8. Complained to hr, managers, supervisors and Dept of Civil Service about an Equal Pay Act situation. The next 6 months I dealt with constant harrasment by my direct supervisor and her manager. They had constant supervision over every aspect of my work and treated me different than a woman with the same title I had. I was given tasks to complete I didn't do even in my first week of training and tasks no one has ever been assigned. From the treatment it appears they were looking for me to quit. The same woman was given a choice to work temporarily on the shift I was forced to work. That particular shift was a better shift than I was originally hired at. There was another woman who was the same title that was put on that shift after directly after training. That was what was suppose to occur with me. After months of not doing anything wrong and after constant oversight I began to realize what was happening. I began getting baseless, fabricated and completely false write ups. I progressed the way the agency policy states I have to but they continued to say I was still not "where" I should be.I have over 40 recordings of the supervisors harassing me, being inconsistent, and giving me unachievable goals There was another employee who is a male/ white that this supervisor treated the same way. . I have another witness who saw how I was treated by the supervisor. Additionally, civil service is a different animal but I may have something to talk about with what occurred with them. Any advice would be appreciated!!
  9. I'll lay out a chronology of events, it is probably easier to do so in a bullet list: House was originally bought in New York City in 1960 for a modest amount by my grandfather My grandfather died in the 1980s without a will so my grandmother inherited the house My grandmother signed over the house to my mother in the early 2000s to protect her estate from nursing home look back period and establish primary residency The house was assessed for taxes under the STAR program, and my mother continued using this benefit My grandmother had a will to split the house among her three children equally My grandmother entered a nursing home in 2011 at which point my mother was awarded durable power of attorney My mother died in 2013, who was the legal owner of the house My uncle and father lived in the house after my mother's death My father moved out in 2016 to get his own apartment My grandmother died in 2016 Per county records, the house still belongs to my mother to this day The STAR benefit was just revoked in 2017 My uncle continues to live in said house (has been alone in it for over a year) and is filing in probate court to claim sole inheritance of the property Questions I have, also in bullet list format: Was there a step up in basis in the 1980s to my grandmother and again to my mother in the 2000s? Or does it go back to the 1950s? What kind of case does my uncle have? Would it be a quick decision for a judge to rule in favor of my father and I? Will the state attempt to levy the difference in taxes between STAR and normal assessments between the 2000s and 2017, given my grandmother was not the property owner? Even if the ruling is in my favor, my uncle has squatters rights (established in 30 days per my understanding of NYC property law), in which case I would have to evict him before selling, correct? I have the deed in my possession (which names my mother and grandmother with a transfer of ownership), are there any other documents I would need? What is a rough budgetary estimate for going through probate and eviction courts? I never thought I would find myself in this situation. Guess you can't trust anybody. At this point I'm trying to determine if it's worth the stress to pursue this and if I would even be able to cover my legal expenses when it's all said and done. Any and all advice would be much appreciated.
  10. I did not pay cosmetics at Walmart, they discovered me, I had to pay and they let me go, they now sent an email to my old job and they contacted me at my new job. what should I do? I'm going to have problems In walmart they said they would not accuse me, but now I do not understand why this? What should i do i need help
  11. my husband's father died 6 1/2 years ago and as the eldest son of native American descent has the right by tribal bylaws to have this land and home that is on it. The Chief, a cousin is blocking us from obtaining this land and has the Land Trustees in his pocket to vote against us or abstain from voting to not obtain a favorable vote.
  12. First time poster. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated. I apologize for the length, but I wanted to make sure I got everything in.We have had boundary issues with our neighbors for years, to the point that we felt it best to not have any contact with them permanently (if they continued their confrontational behavior). To put it briefly, we would much rather avoid confrontation and ignore them but they seem to be ones who like to "push buttons" and annoy whenever possible. We have been ignoring them but recent events have made it necessary for law enforcement intervention...Basically about 3 years ago, I installed a home security system in our house with 6 cameras..3 pointed inside the house and 3 outside. There have been isolated cases of theft and vandalism over the years and we usually put out holiday decorations, so it was a matter of security for us. Borrowing the idea from ADT, I also erected a sign in my front yard advertising that our property was being monitored, thinking that would be a deterrent for potential vandals. Well, within a week after putting the sign out, the neighbors next door embarked on a horn honking, loud music, dog barking campaign designed to (i guess) harass and annoy us every time we are outside or have our windows open. The horn honking is excessive and goes beyond just a single beep..usually it is multiple beeps when locking the car door, or setting off their car alarm at random times during the day, or once we are known to be outside, sending the dogs out to bark at us with no intervention to quiet the dogs down (mind you, we have witnessed visitors to their house arrive..the dogs start to bark and they are immediately hushed). Since the cameras installed were designed to be security cameras, they were not sound equipped. Once the harassment began, I purchased 2 DVR cameras with sound capabilities and positioned them so that they would record the horn honking and other transgressions against us. After 2 months of the horn honking, we called the State Police and told them what was going on and the evidence recorded to support our claim. They sent a trooper to their house and asked if the accusation could be verified. They denied it, claiming they were only locking their car doors (despite numerous bits of evidence to the contrary). The trooper informed both sides to avoid contact with each other and told them to keep the noise down (Note: at that time, the trooper did not review the recorded evidence only a written log of the activities that transpired up to that point). The next morning and continuing for the next 6 or so months, the horn honking was replaced by dog barking..usually once we were known to be outside or during periods where our windows nearest the property line were open. In the occurrences where we were inside, there was nothing around that would trigger a dog barking in our direction (no animal person outside, etc.) and in the case where we were outside, it was usually after we made a noise or when there was evidence we were outside, the door would open and the dogs would immediately make a beeline in our direction, as if they knew we were there. Once there, the dogs were allowed to bark for an excessive period of time. Animal control was contacted and they paid the neighbors a visit, and again, they denied creating the racket. Ironically, though, after the visit, the dog barking greatly subsided. However, after that, they moved onto the horn honking again and incorporating setting off their car alarm more frequently than usual. once, our DVR cameras actually caught the adult female walking out to her car..past it...then the car alarm going off for 30 seconds with no attempts to silence it (I should mention here that these DVR cameras do not point at their house or do not interfere with their privacy. They are directed towards their property angled to their front yard and to the street, away from their house). After it was set off one morning at 6:00am, I contacted the police again who called the adult male resident who denied any sort of intentional noise. Again, he was told to keep the noise down. After a brief break (trying to lay low?), they began using their car keyfobs to excessively lock and unlock their car. In some cases, the "chirp" or "horn" would be repeated 4 or 5 times beyond the normal single sound. They would also repeatedly lock the car once inside for a while if it was known we were outside. I spoke to my attorney who said we should report each incident to the police beyond a single horn honk or single chirp. I wanted to, but also felt that I would be inconveniencing them by calling daily for this behavior and I also didn't want it to appear as if I was the neighborhood complainer every time somebody sneezed. However, after an excessive horn episode, I went back to the police and filed a complaint for 2nd degree harassment under NYS Penal Code 240.26 (example 3). I believe intent has been shown since the police have it documented on the report that they twice denied making any unnecessary noise beyond locking their car doors and that the noise continued after they were told to keep it down. I also submitted 11 DVD's worth of evidence and a notebook log documenting each incident and time and date stamping it to the camera reference. This was back in September. As of December 29th, we've heard nothing back. After talking to a couple people in law enforcement channels with some knowledge of the criminal proceedings in cases like this, I need to come to the realization that these types of complaints may not demand the full attention of law enforcement due to the nature of the case and staffing limitations/time invested in investigating. It may be more of a civil issue, I am told. They still have the evidence I submitted, but they may or may not be investigating it. So here are my questions...1) based on what is documented here and the evidence obtained over the years, would this be a case of harassment that could be brought into a civil court? 2) Should there be anything I should have done differently? I have the cameras..the video, the sound, and the documentation. We also have copies of both police reports and the report from animal control where their answers of denial contradict the actions heard on the camera recordings. Like I mentioned, I believe that shows intent to harass. 3) Historically, would documented evidence in the form of written timelines of occurrences, police reports, an unanswered cease and desist letter and video and audio evidence of the transgressions be enough to substantiate my argument, or will I need more? Moving, while a solution, is out of the question..I don't feel that 2 law abiding people should have to be chased from their house by a family bent on creating an annoyance through harassing behavior. I would like it handled through the courts, if possible.Thanks so much again for taking the time to read this.
  13. If I'm not the custodial parent and go for summer vacation w the children. Do I need to assign them at the same school my ex does? If he has final decision making on education? Thanks in advance for ur reply.
  14. I need the proper citation for personal injury in New York . Also on negligence and foreseeability
  15. A minor was charge in the first degree to another minor. minor charged had no previous crimes and is a good student victim is minors sister and not forced.
  16. My employer had a meeting with me and gave me an option to resign. He really did not give me a choice because he told me that he was not going to assign me to any projects. I was paid by the hour, so not getting assigned to projects meant that I would not be getting paid. He told me that if I resigned, he would pay me $30,000. At the meeting, he did not mention any severance agreement. After I resigned, he told me he would send me a severance agreement. After I received the severance agreement, I refused to sign it. He has refused to pay me the $30,000 unless I signed the agreement. Our projects are quite long-term lasting a couple of years or more. My guess is he had been avoiding assigning me to projects for a while so he would not be left with projects assigned to me.
  17. I was diagnosed with hiv/aids in September of April of 2017 my kids mother was at the Oneida Indian nation family services talking to a psychiatrist/psychologist whom I never talked to or even told that I was hiv/aids idk how he even knew.while she was there talking to him he told her that the reason why I have been so sick and out of the hospital every week was because I had hiv/aids.i never gave him permission to disclose my personal information to her and I don't even know how he found out.well pretty much everyone knows now cause of it and it's not something to be proud of having hiv/aids nor do I think it's right that he did that and told her my information.when my ex/kids mother was done with the session she had called my sister and asked her about it and told my sister that the dr had told her why I was so there anything I can do so it doesn't happen again or to someone else?just because I am an Oneida Indian nation member (she's not) that shouldn't give him the right to tell whomever any of my personal information especially when I've never even talked to the dr myself.
  18. Hello, our child's school was a very expensive private boarding school. When he applied and when we signed the enrolment contract for grade 10 they offered the IB diploma. In October - in month 2 at the school - they decided to change the curriculum to the US HS diploma and the recent 10th grader should be affected by this change after their summer holidays, when they would start with grade 11. Additionally, school decided not to hold any formal lessons from school year 17/18 but to offer only project based learning instead. BUT in fact they stopped almost all classes already in their fourth term. From April 6 to June 23 they had only 1 weekly Spanish lesson and 1 weekly double lesson Math. The main time they spent with a tech project including a seminar, career class, PE, teamwork class. They had NO Sciences, NO humanities, NO literature. This is really dramatically if the students have to prepare for their last two school years. Our child is going to make the IB in the next two years and has lost more or less one school year in this institution (there also were major problems with replacing a sick math teacher and a sick science teacher). That's not what we had paid for. * Additionally they de-activated my son's google account (files, emails, email address is linked with an amazon account - from school demanded and containing from us paid ebooks) one day before he left school and refused to reactivate it. They offered to allow him access to his files by linking them with his private google account, but not to his emails. *In March they decided to withdraw their (in January) already made offer of a place in grade 11. There was much more like a very bad health care, but I think those are topics to talk about first. The school's legal location is in NYC. There is much money behind this school, many important people, much power. We would like to find a lawyer who would fight for us on contingency base. Can anyone help or has anyone ideas about the topics? Thank you!
  19. What is the statue of limitations for mortgage forgery in NYS? My ex-husband signed my name on a mortgage loan document and a 401K plan document. Any insights appreciated.
  20. Hello, I am inquiring as whether an Attorney and/or broker can receive payment(s) from someone (seller) in a new agreement who chose-for whatever reason-to go with another Atty. and/or broker for a lesser amt. Are there any case laws that would help me? Many thanks,
  21. I have a question regarding the rights of US citizens in regards to withholding funds (tax) due to it being used to fund illegal wars or anything that violates US laws, 4th Geneva Convention and International law.It is a fact that the invasions into sovereign countries by the US are violating International law. Also aid to Israel is in violation of US laws. If a citizen has a moral opposition to know that hisi/her money is being used in a sense criminally. Do they have a Constitutional right to withdraw taxes until the actions which violate Human Rights laws, 4th Gen Con, International law and US law itself be stopped? I am a peace activist not just trying to not pay my share. But this illegal wars are causing way to much suffering and I want to know what rights do citizens have to not fund them hence stopping them. What other peaceful,legal recourse do citizens have to take a constitutional legal action to stop the illegal invasions?
  22. I have been pressured by management to tell lies to customers related to false consequences for late payments. There have been other frustrating cases with management, but I want to focus only on this one. For example, I focus on giving accurate corporate policy information to our customers. I want to do some proactive planning in case that management confronts me about sharing accurate information. For instance, if I face discipline for sharing accurate corporate policy, what are my legal options?
  23. I am a landlord and rented on a month to month rental agreement to a tenant who about 2 months ago allowed his brother to move in with him without my permission. The rental agreement requires that he have written permission from the landlord if he wishes to allow more than himself to reside in unit. He has now given me 30 days notice plus 10 days but states he is uncertain what his brother wants and insinuates that he wants to stay on. I do not wish to have him stay on, what are my rights or the procedure I need to follow?
  24. I have a question to ask, I appreciate your help. One company deposit $700 dollars in my bank account by mistake at January 21 2017. This company I registered as a part time interpreter in June 2016. But I never work for them ever. At January 21st 2017 my bank account has $700 deposit from this company. At that time I don't know what to do and I am not sure who send to me. I asked me sister about this, She said waiting and see. So I ignore about this until in March 15th I received a phone call from my bank said a company deposit $700 dollars in my bank account by mistake. Do I agree the bank take back? I said no because I totally don't know what happened there. I want the company contact me and explain what happened. Around April 20th I received a phone call from the company required me give back the money, He ask me bring the check to his office. I feeling like what!!!!!!!!. You should apology for your own mistake but he didn't and even required me bring a $700 dollar check to his office. I was angry and asked him send me a email to explain why this happened (actually I want him use a good attitude to talk to me, not seems like I steal his money). He didn't reply till yesterday by email. His first email again required me return the money but same attitude, blame me I didn't notify them about the money when I received. I said OK I will return through the bank. Let the bank contact me, I will agree the bank take the money back. The second email he send to me give me warning and a due date to return otherwise take legal action, if I don't return by two ways, either by check or ACH. I was really angry to this. because between our conversation his attitude make me feel it's my mistake. I already agree return through the bank but they don't agree. If I return through my personal bank check I will feel I stolen his money and it's my mistake. Do I have the right to insist return through the bank? What should I do?Appreciate if you can give some suggestion.
  25. Mr:

    My tenant is refuse to clean the yard after his big dog (Pit-bull) Running unattended freely. Make his business wright at my door is disgusting! digging holes on my property! Unable to take care off my property. Anther tenant is to complain nowhere to step. The tenant is without a lease (contract expired ) continuously late rent payment! What can I do? For Eviction have no money! Is there any Authority to make him clean up the yard? It s his duty! Thank you.