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  1. Once again a big Thank you to all that help me here with legal problems. I have had 3 appointments with a mental health counselor and was scheduled for an appointment with the Doctor. My daughter had a terrible situation and I never gave a thought to the Dr. My daughters well being is way more important than an appointment. I received a letter telling me that I missed the appointment and will not be permitted to schedule any further appointments. While I agree with their policy, I find it difficult that with them knowing I live about 2 minutes from them. Since I have not seen this Dr, does the same law of 30 day notice still apply
  2. Recently I was in a relationship and me and her went in together and baught 2 used atv's and a trailer. Neather atv has a title and the trailer is registered to me. Not long ago she decides to up and leave. Now is threatening to take me to court to get the atv's and trailer. Can she legally take me to court over this? Since neather atv has a title what would happen with them? Since the trailer is registered to me wouldn't I be able to keep it? Could she sue me for refusing to give them back? I have tried to reason with her and it gets me no where.she won't negotiate eather. Any help is appreciated
  3. I am asking for my mother, Karen. My parents are not divorced, but they separated about 8 years ago. Neither wanted a divorce. They are no longer living together. Each have their own place, with their own checking accounts. Here's the problem. My father was in a car accident. My mother can explain this better than me, but she's asked me to do this while she's visiting him. He's not doing very well, we suspect that he won't be able to return home. My mom doesn't know what to do, and we don't know where to start looking for help about finances. Her name is not on his accounts, she doesn't know what to do about his bills. She can't afford to pay his and her bills from her account. Someone said she needed an overseer, or power of attorney. But we don't know how to go about that. The bank manager told us that she shouldn't write any checks because her name is not on the account, actually she went there thinking they could tell her how to get power of attorney or an overseer or something, but they told her they didn't know. I don't know anything about this, about how to do this. She's on a fixed income, get's less than $800.00. Any advice you can give us, on what to do, I would appreciate. Thanks.
  4. I am the mother - i have custody of our two children. we live in Michigan. he moved out of state to ohio. he is currently paying some support. however, his employer doesn't offer insurance and he refuses to go on the ACA. His wife has insurance though her employer. I know she cannot be compelled to carry insurance on the children and would have to do so willingly. My ex called today and said that his wife cannot carry them because Ohio requires child be residence of the state in order to be covered in the state and his address specially. Is this a real 'thing'? I've never heard of such a thing, but that doesn't matter much. Anyway... any information would be appreciated.
  5. I was curious to know.. I worked for a medical office for 6 months and had a evaluation from my manager last Thursday and was great! Friday after working the full 8 hour shift I was called into the office and was told that they wanted me to sign a resignation letter beacuse they felt I was not happy at my job.. I was never given a verbal or written warning and refused to sign the resignation letter due to not being able to receive unemployment. So therefore I was let go... Can you really get fired cause they assume you are unhappy at your job??
  6. I was injured in one state and moved a year or so later to a new state. The workers comp rules and regulation variances between the two states has made it very difficult to receive medical treatment. My physician of record in the new state refused to follow the guidelines of the state where i was injured and subsequently dropped me as a patient. It took me three years to find a new doctor that would accept the out of state workers comp insurance and follow the guidelines! During that period, i had to go outside of the w/c system for medical treatments hoping that i would be reimbursed after a new doctor was found and a new treatment plan was accepted. This is not the case. My lawyer has informed me that it is NOT likely that i will be reimbursed for these medical expenses because i did not follow the protocols of the state where i was injured. I would think that in the year 2017 in the USA, workers comp benefits would transfer easily to all 50 states! Are there any laws that would help me in this regard? I was injured in Hawaii and moved to Ohio. Hawaii has an open insurance w/c system wherein insurance is purchased from various insurance companies . Ohio has a statewide workers comp system; the insurance is purchased from the state. The statewide system is very streamlined and rigid and the medical professionals have declined to treat out of state injured workers. Please let me know your thoughts on this issue and if there are any laws or directives concerning insurance portability. Thanks in advance. Mark (NoAloha)
  7. will a background check from fbi and bci&i show a dui conviction from 1972? I want to apply for a school bus driver job and they said no prior dui or omvi. didn't know if it would show
  8. I was recently terminated via a voicemail message with no specific reason for the termination. State is Ohio. Is this legal?
  9. I purchased a used mobile home in May 2016 for a total cost of $16,500, with $1650 down, and is financed. We were told that everything in the mobile home was in good working order, etc. However, as soon as we moved in we found that the furnace did not work. We told the property manager ASAP, as we were told they would fix any problems within the first 30 days. The eventually came and removed a bird's nest out of the chimney, but never checked to see if the furnace was operable. Many more issued arose, which management kept putting off until the 30 days were expired. We have $250-$400 a month electric bills, yet we do not have a washer/dryer, computers. Our electric service is very poor, as we have continuous partial outages, small appliances have been fried when plugging them in, the breaker box keeps flipping breakers off, etc. We also have 4 large sink holes in the master bedroom floor, which exposed rotting wood, and I realized that wood doesn't rot that quickly so problem as been there before we purchased. These are only a few problems with the mobile home, and my question is if there is any legal recourse I have? Thank you
  10. Are there any court cases which support a change in visitation. There are other issues that would allow a change in visitation than the ones listed on this site. (ie) emotional disorder of custodial parent
  11. I recently was terminated from my job because my vehicle broke down and I did not have any alternate transportation to the job site. In my opinion, this is beyond my control? Can I claim Unemployment benefits because of this? \State is Ohio
  12. I have never been treated with more disrespect from a business owner in my life and had I thought about it before he began cussing and yelling at me I would have recorded the whole thing because I literally can't put into words the unprofessionalism that has been portrayed tonight. Last Monday, February 6th, my boyfriend and I purchased a car from them. By the end of the loan process we signed papers with conditions of the loan that we agreed upon. We were told that evening that the car was new to the lot and hadn't had the standard maintenance that's typically done before a car goes on the lot so we scheduled a time to take it in Friday to be serviced. Friday afternoon I got a call from them saying that the Jeep was ready to be picked up and asked if both my boyfriend and I could come in to sign some papers when we picked it up... we assumed that it was a statement of the repairs that had been made to the vehicle.. I had a break that afternoon but assumed that it should be a quick transaction so we stopped in on my way back to work. We waited about half an hour before the manager finally came in to talk to us only to tell us that our loan didn't go through- lack of credit history bc we have never had a car loan but that's another rant in itself- I digress, we were told that we would either need to put another $1300 down on top of the $1500 we initially put down or we would need to find a cosigner.. well obviously we needed time to think about this, we didn't sign any new contracts, and they agreed that we would come back the following day. As my boyfriend went to drive it off a lot he noticed that the brakes were grinding and they hadn't been before it was 'serviced'. He pulled back in and let them know about that issue to which our sales person replied "oh, did you hear that too?". Before he made it home four other lights came on on the dash. Saturday I text them saying that I had a potential cosigner but wouldn't be able to make it in until Monday to look over the new terms of the loan. Monday our salesperson was sick and we hadn't completely made up our mind on what we were doing so we agreed that we would be in the next day. On Tuesday I let them know that we were going to go another route due to the issues with the loan and the constant problems we've had with the car since we took it off the lot and that we would clean out the car and return it Wednesday. Despite being told that we no longer wanted to purchase the car they continued to run numbers after we were originally told that we needed more money down or a cosigner and to our knowledge those were our only options. Last night we took the car back in expecting to drop it off and get the $1500 that we put down back considering all of the maintenance issues and the fact that the loan wasn't approved with the terms that we signed on. After being told that we wouldn't get our down payment back and several attempts to convince us to put that money towards another car (we had already secured another loan though my bank) I demand to talk to the owner. This was a joke. He spent an hour telling us how he was fair and how he always wanted customers to walk away and be able to tell others about the good experience that they had but that we needed to be fair too. At the end of our meeting he asked what I thought would be fair for him to take out of our down payment now claiming that he may have missed potential buyers while the vehicle was in our possession. I told him that he could take $50 out for the 50 miles I may have put on the car in the week but that I wasn't going to give him money for a vehicle that I felt unsafe driving. I left with him telling me that he was going to put the loan through without our consent even though we had clearly stated that we did not want the car, screaming at me to "take my ****ing car and get the **** out of his office" and even running outside to flip me off as we left the parking lot. We left the car and the keys there. I have never seen a business owner act more childish in my life. I am in shock and utterly appalled at the way I was treated by this man. All of this because I expected to get my $1500 down payment returned on a car that I drove for a week and had nothing but problems with and he didn't think that was fair to him because "this isn't Walmart and you can't just drive my car for a week and then return it and get your money back." I should add that I have since contacted the bank that our loan was through and explained the situation.. I told them that he was threatening to put the loan through without our consent just to spite us and was told that my loan was denied and that he would not be able to put it through. We went in to speak with him again this evening in hopes that he had changed him mind and that we wouldn't have to go the legal route but and was once again told that he will put our loan through, even stating "call my bluff, I dare you" when I told him that it was illegal for him to do so. I have this evenings meeting with him recorded. This man is a psychopath. What kind of lawyer do I need and can I sue for pain and suffering as well?
  13. I was pulled over by a sheriff and was told that that I was receiving a ticket for driving under suspicion.the car was towed and I was released but was never given the not from that county so I now do not know where to go for court or the actual content of the ticket.can this be dismissed?
  14. So my question has a couple of parts. 1. Are late fees treated differently depending on what they are attached to? (Rent, Credit Payments, HOA Fees, etc) 2. Are there limitations to how much you can be charged in late fees? Here is the context. My HOA is charging me $30 per month on a $330 yearly fee. The attorney is assessing $75 every time they send me a letter and any applicable court costs. They are refusing to answer or return my phone calls, wanting to only communicate via mail or email. (Presumably to continue charging me $75 per letter.) At present, they are claiming I owe $1,433.00. Before anyone posts, I'm aware that I would have zero late fees if I had paid on time. I'm also not contesting the attorney or legal fees.
  15. Hi, I have a tenant that has avoided paying rent for a year now by filing repeat BK 13. Finally got an order to lift stay and the trustee got the last one dismissed and also had a motion to barr him from filing anymore BKs. Well the judge ordered he was barred and case dismissed and I could go on and get a writ of possession finally, He is barred from filing further petitions of BK the judge ordered in those words. But he had always filed a chapter 13. Is there anyway he could go back and file a different chapter, like a 7 just to get more time in my unit? Or since the Judges exact words are barred from filing further petitions for a year he is finally done and cannot use the BK law to avoid staying rent free anymore. I know it seems pretty straight forward what she ordered, I am just paranoid he will find a way around it to file somehow again. Thank you for any replies!
  16. My husband and I separated in 2000. We have been married 32 yrs. No legal papers yet. He works for Ralston Purina (Benco), had a stroke and will be quitting or retiring. I don't know if there is a retirement, etc for him. Hes been there 34 yrs. How do I find out if there is retirement or some other kind? He is saying we are no longer married, which is not true (?).
  17. 2 part question. (1) If someone gets a restraining order against you can you get one against them. (2) If one court has jurisdiction where an alleged offense took place but the restraining order came from another court, would it still be legal and binding.
  18. A friend of mine is pregnant, and she informed me that as soon as she found a family, that she was going to adopt her unborn child. She lives in Virginia, and my husband and I live in Ohio. She and her husband have decided to adopt the child out to give it a better life. Would they be able to just sign their rights over to us (I'm sure it's not that easy...) as a direct placement or would we still have to go through a formal adoption process?
  19. My mortgage company messed my escrow acct up by paying my house insurance with my escrow money when only the property taxes are paid from it. After my insurance co. Reimbersed the money they did a escrow analysis and said my payments increased due to escrow shortage. I have paid the same payment and have bank records to show we are not behind never missed payment. Since their mistake caused it to go up they are saying we are behind in payments
  20. I leased a car form a major manufacturer's in house credit corporation through 2012. I paid all payments and amounts called for in the contract and returned the car when it was due. Prior to returning the vehicle, I received their lease return brochure which I used to evaluate excessive wear and tear per their definition. A month or two after the vehicle was returned, the leasing company sent me a letter requesting $818.98 for excessive wear and tear, including a report which reported to detail the wear and tear but the photographs did not show the minor scratches and stains that they called-out, and which I had believed fell within the criteria of their own return guidelines. I wrote to them and disputed their wear and tear charges. We exchanged several letters and they turned me over to a collection agency that repeatedly sent threatening letters, called and threatened me and my wife, were rude and obnoxious. Every time I received a call or letter I wrote to the leasing company and disputed the charges, advised that as the charges are disputed they cannot pursue this as a debt collection matter. This went on for 6 months or more, they never wanted to go to court to resolve the normal wear and tear dispute, so they eventually lost interest. Later, they filed a 1099-C showing that they had forgiven an actual debt of $767.20 (Original amount less sales tax), but I had never agreed to this charge, was fully solvent and capable of paying, but I disputed the validity of the charge. The IRS is now demanding that I pay an adjustment on my 2012 Federal Tax return for this 1099-C; I wrote to them and explained the situation, to which they said I needed to get the leasing company to send a revised 1099-C or a letter clarifying the issue. Two Questions: 1) I am not expecting cooperation from the leasing company (I have since bought or leased several more cars, never even considering one of theirs). Do I have firm ground to back-up my claim that they improperly filed a 1099-C on this disputed charges issue? 2) The IRS had another issue they corrected on my return, and I did not dispute that issue and remitted payment immediately. However, they are not recognizing my payment on the undisputed tax items unless I pay all the taxes they demand including this 1099-C issue, which I have been disputing with them as well. We are not talking about a lot of money here, but it was a matter of principle, and I felt this was a case of big corporations putting the screws to consumers with trumped-up excess wear and tear charges as we were in an economic recession. By the way, the transaction took place in the State of Ohio, but now I live in the State of Florida.
  21. Several family members invested in what now appears to be a ponzi scheme. The schemer was forced into bankruptcy and a trustee was assigned 2 weeks after the order of relief. The person forced into bankruptcy has been charged over the ponzi but not gone to court yet and won't till next year. The feds have all the financial paperwork from the scheme and won't release that to the trustee till after the trial. The trustee has filed extension to object to any exemptions the person might file, since he hasn't filled out a schedule C, the US Trustee has also filed a objection to discharge. Extension for the exemptions and the ability to object to discharge have been granted. However this has been going on for 2 years. Does the statute of limitations of 2 years after the order of relief stop the trustee from filing claw backs. Some family members got back more then they invested and others didn't. Those that got more want to help out family members who didn't but feel they can't with the threat of claw backs over their heads. Does the 2 year anniversary of the order of the relief statute of limitations get extended because the criminal case?
  22. I was divorced in 1999. He was given a 3 year financial reprieve from paying support. I was under the impression that at the end of 3 years, my attorney...the courts...child support would send notification that it was time to being support. Never happened. He didn't pay day care expenses, he didn't pay insurance, and he never paid child support. Now, my daughter is over 18 and I'm told there is nothing I can do to collect that support. One attorney said I can't do attorney told me to contact the city Prosecutor since the amount is well over $60,000 and could be considered a felony case. I find it hard to believe that he will actually get away with never paying a dime - and there is nothing that can be done!!!! Any insight would be appreciated.
  23. What should I do if I believe a defendant was unfairly sentenced? The Judge stated he was making an example of the defendant at his sentencing hearing, gave a first time offender with no record the max sentence when the prosecutor wasn't even asking for jail time and wouldn't allow any letters written o/b/o the defendant read in court nor any of the 20+ people present to speak.. He also made inflammatory statements about the defendant that indicated premeditation! The paid defense lawyer charging $750 an hour made no objections and no attempt to stop the proceedings at any point. The defendant is now serving ten years when jail time wasn't even an option - or so he thought. I know appeals are always an option, but I want something to be done NOW - not when the ten year sentence is almost served out and the family having to pay thousands more in legal representation!
  24. Judge stated during hearing he was making an example of the defendant and also made some pretty wild and inflammatory accusations about the defendant having "worked for 15 years to get himself into this position" to commit the crime of which he was charged. The Judge wouldn't allow any of the 37 letters written on behalf of the defendant to be admitted or any of the 25 people present at the hearing to speak on his behalf, but allowed a letter allegedly written by the victim to take 25 mins of the hearing to be read aloud. The victim wouldn't testify against the defendant, defendant has no record in Ohio or elsewhere yet now sits in prison on a first offense for ten years when no time was even on the table or a possibility when he walked into court the day of his hearing.. Is this normal? Is there any action that can be taken against the Judge for vindictiveness or something similar? What about the paid defense lawyer who raised no objection to any of these matters during the sentencing hearing?
  25. My son wanted his case to go to trial so he could prove his innocence, but the prosecutor offered him a deal at first which was 3 years in prison, my husband and I knew he was innocent so we advised him not to take that deal!! We all spoke with his attorney and we told him the only way we would allow are son to take a plea deal is if it had no jail time PERIOD!! So his attorney came back with a deal from the prosecutor stating they would give him no jail time but his charges would have to be amended to aggravated assault and 3-5 years probation. So my husband told him to take the deal and when he went to court for his final sentencing deal, which was supposed to let him know about the exact time of probation and the terms of probation, the judge hit him with 1 Year in PRISON!! The person's family who brought him up on these charges worked for the public defenders office and the step father was a LT. at the Sheriffs Office in the county jail. We tried to get him a private attorney and we gave him $500.00 as a retainer but he literally did nothing but give us advise. He did not pick up the phone for anything to help my son. There was a warrant issued for him, from the county where the alleged victim stated this happened, and he lived with us in another county. We received a phone call from his girlfriend stating their was a warrant for his arrest, because they came to her house with police surrounding her house telling them they needed to send my son out or they were going to come in by force. Her family all came to the door and said search our house he doesn't reside here. Minutes later she called us and he had his keys in hand to head back to that county to turn himself in, when the police from our county came to our door picked him up and took him to jail until they transferred him back to the original county. But they let us bond him out until his court date in the other county took place. We bonded him out on a Thursday or Friday. The bail bondsman told us to have him report to court in the other court no later than Tuesday. So we did, my son in law went with him since he lived in that county and they found out he had another warrant for failing to show up for court on Tuesday while he was in another county on the same charge. So they gave him a number to call and asked him to bring the paperwork showing he was in jail on the same charges regarding the same case and asked him to bring all the paperwork on Friday that week so they could have the warrant lifted. He reports to court (his lawyer did not show up) with his father and all the paperwork gave it to the person I spoke with on the phone.(The Bailiff) and while what they thought they were waiting on was release of the warrant was a lie!! They brought 2 Sheriffs in and arrested him on the spot. So once again we had to bail him out with another Bail Bondsman. So then I called the prosecutor and explained the situation, we would of been able to use the $3.000 dollars for the attorney but that's what we had to use to bail him out with the bonds man twice. Now he needs a public defender but this whole case needed to be transferred out of county due to conflict of interest. She stated they could find him an attorney out of county and a new judge who was not affiliated with knowing the alleged victim's family. So when they assigned his attorney to him I felt good about him. I asked him about transferring the case out of county and he said everything seemed pretty good on his end. He stated he believed in my son's innocence and he also stated he could feel just how the family was literally out to make my son sere time. So what we thought was going to be probation turned into a TRUE CIRCUS RING!! I believe my son was set up twice now. First when they arrested him when they said they were going to drop the warrant now the final sentencing which both as everyone knows if you have ever been to court ALL PARTIES have to agree to the deal before it is ever brought to the other party including the judge. They got there and the mom showed up with about 30 people including the step dad (IN UNIFORM) and as the judge started to talk he stated my son's deal was revoked and he would have to serve 1 year in jail but the one month he already served would count on his 1 year sentence as if that would soften the blow? His attorney stated in 40 years of practice he has only seen a judge change the sentence and that was on a misdemeanor. That still does nothing for my son in this case!! He said he was going to file for Shock Probation, but my son found out before his attorney did they do not do Shock probation in Ohio, he also said he was going to file for judicial release but that does not take effect until he goes to his primary prison which could take up to 6 months to a year. The only good thing that is coming out of this is that since he is serving less time then most of the other offenders and he will be offered things to do to better himself before the other people their serving longer sentences, for instant church, education, and becoming a trusty to work in prison. Has anyone ever heard of this happening to someone they know? If so, is there anything I can do to help my son at all when it comes to getting him out?