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  1. With my individual circumstances that lead me to postulate the ethical and legal personal injury/tort; I have utilized this web site to allocate answers, and have been running in a stationary of unresolved medical/ personal injury grievance answers to fix my problem. Here is my real life story; (any personal and legal insights to the scales of the unbalanced injustice would suffice). Numerous times, by false allegations, I have been slandered about being 'crazy' after having my first child outside marriage. The conflict came to its peak, about two years ago, when my own parents sent to the hospital to stay over night to be 'Evaluated' in the hospital for 26 hour duration. A year prior to that, around 2013 I was studying psychology, which seems a little insulting on my end to subjected to badgered about my mental health by unaccredited people who spread so much rumors and lies that I ended up with a over $680 over medical bill for the overnight 'Evaluation.' Before being discharged from the hospitalization, I was appointed to a legal counsel, who(m) suggested I file an "injunction" to prevent the malicious slandering of personal injury tort that has of course caused emotional distress of being Falsely Accused. Numerous times, I stopped at the County Health Department to contest the outstanding financial damage of the medical bill and numerous times, the County failed to process my claim with my insurance that is mandated by the County itself. And last week, I walked in without appointments and open case, as the legal counsel instructed me to, Domestic Courts i(n the same County/jurisdiction) to inquire regarding filing for the injunction to further prevent double jeopardy due to rumors that lead up to slander and personal injuries and damages. As always, every time I walk into ANY and EVERY County Human Resources in courts and health departments, they provide little to no assistance and I am unsure how to further prevent being 'slandered'? By my own family and possible County that I reside in. I am also contemplating on filing for protective/restraining order for my toddler, so both him and I will never go through the unlawful situation. I feel betrayed and I have overly exhausted all scholastic legal research to fix this dispute of civil small claims. Any honest opinions would help; I cannot find Pro Bono nor afford retainers' fee for actual arbitrary guidance; is it something worth of a arbitrary, file of injuction, or should i just ignore the immature bullying adult gossips?
  2. ref: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-reaches-60-million-settlement-sallie-mae-resolve-allegations-charging Is anyone a victim of this predatory lending tactic attack on personal finance? How do I ensure this is even a legit civil case? Numerous times, when I contacted D.C. legal Service Members hotlines, they do nothing to expunge the total overall cost of my own college loans with Navient? I am trying to ensure legit calculations, I have wasted over $8,0000 out of pockets repaying my debts to Sallie Mae and now forwarded to a separate company 'Navient' after the (link above) litigation hearing civil (white collar crime) case in May 2014. I feel a little ostracized as one of the victims of this case. Any insights?? Consumer Rights; FTC>> F.C.R.A. American Civil Liberties Union
  3. I am a domicile temporary resident near D.C., MD, VA tri-state and just need links or additional references of legal counsel with small to no retainers' fees? Does anyone know anybody accredited for this type of grievance in civilian civil courts? Economically, I cannot attain retainers fees or pre-trial billable hour charges.
  4. Hi, The court clerk informed me that it was okay for me to mail in my custody appeal via USPS. I had ten days to appeal and I mailed with a tracking # the appeal on the the 10th day. Now the other parties lawyer is trying to motion that I missed the appeal due date by 4 days. Is their a code in VA that I can sight for mailing in motions or appeals? The appeal is set and ready to go. The other lawyer is trying to get the appeal throughout.
  5. hi,my name is cindy and im goin for custody of both my grandchildren.. the other grandparents have them at the time being and they have cut off all ties with me and my grandchildren.. just like to no what chances do i have the court date coming im lil scared ..i want see and be in their lives just courios please let me no anything.. thanks
  6. Unwisely I loaned out one of my Vehicles (2002 minivan- previous value ~ $1500 [no liens]) that ended up getting towed and stored for two months without my knowledge. I received a certified letter from the towing company and the state DMV notifying me. I contacted the towing company and they want $2,800 in total fees and charges to release the vehicle. The only option they offered me was paying half of the $2,800 and surrendering the signed title to them. They have requested a lien from the DMV and have scheduled the vehicle to be sold at Auction. Assuming that the car would sell for less than half the $2800 (vehicle now has dead battery, flat tires, etc.) at auction, I am concerned about the value differential. I definitely do not want to deal with suits or residual legal maters asking for any differential, or risk any liens or credit damage for any differential amount. I realize this is my situation is my responsibility and from my readings it appears that the towing company is within their rights and that I do not have much negotiating room. However, any advice would be appreciated including any specific points I might employ to simply negotiate down the total financial impact.
  7. Unwisely I loaned out one of my Vehicles (2002 minivan- previous value ~ $1500 [no liens]) that ended up getting towed and stored for two months without my knowledge. I received a certified letter from the towing company and the state DMV notifying me. I contacted the towing company and they want $2,800 in total fees and charges to release the vehicle. The only option they offered me was paying half of the $2,800 and surrendering the signed title to them. They have requested a lien from the DMV and have scheduled the vehicle to be sold at Auction. Assuming that the car would sell for less than half the $2800 (vehicle now has dead battery, flat tires, etc.) at auction, I am concerned about the value differential. I definitely do not want to deal with suits or residual legal maters asking for any differential, or risk any liens or credit damage for any differential amount. I realize this is my situation is my responsibility and from my readings it appears that the towing company is within their rights and that I do not have much negotiating room. However, any advice would be appreciated including any specific points I might employ to simply negotiate down the total impact. Unwisely I loaned out one of my Vehicles (2002 minivan- previous value ~ $1500 [no liens]) that ended up getting towed and stored for two months without my knowledge. I received a certified letter from the towing company and the state DMV notifying me. I contacted the towing company and they want $2,800 in total fees and charges to release the vehicle. The only option they offered me was paying half of the $2,800 and surrendering the signed title to them. They have requested a lien from the DMV and have scheduled the vehicle to be sold at Auction. Assuming that the car would sell for less than half the $2800 (vehicle now has dead battery, flat tires, etc.) at auction, I am concerned about the value differential. I definitely do not want to deal with suits or residual legal maters asking for any differential, or risk any liens or credit damage for any differential amount. I realize this is my situation is my responsibility and from my readings it appears that the towing company is within their rights and that I do not have much negotiating room. However, any advice would be appreciated including any specific points I might employ to simply negotiate down the total financial impact.
  8. My previous landlord owns 3 single family houses and rent each rooms out in VA. I rent a room and lived with the landlord.(month to month lease contract) The lease contract does not state about lease termination, so I asked the landlord about 30 day notice. She said that I did not need to provide the 30 day notice, and the rent would be prorated and send it to me with my security deposit within 45 days after I move out. It was oral agreement, but she broke it 40 days later after I moved out. She refused to give the prorated rent back to me because I did not provide the 30 day notice. She also found a replacement tenant and he moved in the same day I moved out. The lease contract also stated that the rent is prorated if I stay less than 30 days & It does not state about lease termination and 30 day notice. Can I take this case to VA court to get my prorated rent back which she promised?
  9. Good morning, I live in Virginia and my sister works for a franchise 711. One night while she was at work, she received a phone call that resulted in the store being scammed out of $2,300 and now the store manager is making her pay the money back by taking $50 out of her check ever pay period. I want to know if this is legal to do. Also, my sister never signed a document agreeing that she would pay this money back after or prior to being scammed.
  10. I bought a townhouse that was built in 1818, that had not been renovated since 1959. I want to renovate and expand the back of the house out 7ft. Because it is in a historical area the city will grant me approval for the addition only if I give an architectural easement for walls and beams inside my property. Although I had no plans to change these items, the easement agreement seems to intrude upon my privacy with yearly inspections and allowing "researchers" permission to view the architecture with notice. I can't get a building permit without signing the easement however, I feel my property rights are being violated.
  11. How can DSS take a child from her biological mother and give to non biological father who has never had any type of custody and allow him to take her out of state. they did no investigation and gave no paperwork.Falsified information on forms. Non biological father also had abuse charges where he was on probation for 2 years and anger management for strike the child. Intimidated mother. and crossed county lines with out notifying county and allowed father's girlfriend to take children. Looking for lawyer to help with case.
  12. I had a 1 year lease for $825 that they said we would have to give notice of 90 days to leave the lease and if not it would automatically start again as a month to month. My contract was from June 14 2016 to June 13 2017 at midnight and we were informed we had to renew in May or we would be forced into the new month to month. We were given options of 1 year at $858, 6 months at $878 and month to month at $898. The promotion I had with the company said that I would also get a $20 concession for where I worked, but this was never added. On June 14 my company informed me that we were going to be let go effective June 30 and I immediately went to my Property Manager and told that since the new lease term July 1 hadn't started and my last monthly bill covered me for all of June, that I would have to vacate the premises on June 30 with the standard cleaning fees. I received a call yesterday that the owner of the property was going to not let me out of the new contract (which I signed for 6 months at 878) and was instead making it month to month for next 3 months at $898. I was told that if I didn't do it this way I would be held responsible for the entire 6 months. They also told me that I needed to turn back on all of the utilities for this time as well (as they told me I needed to have them cut off for June 30). The new lease is using the original terms and conditions clause 14. states that "If you donpt pat the first month's rent when or before the Lease Contract begins such noncompliance will constitute a default by you under this lease" Clause 15. states that "after this initial contract the new lease contract will automatically continue month to month with the increased rent or lease changes". As this is a new lease period would clause 14 take effect to where if I don't pay the lease is null and void (and they just eat the security deposit), with it being a 6 month contract now, wouldn't this be a change of contract terms which are not covered by these two clauses which would require a new contract anyways? and finally do they have the right to just arbitrarly change my signed contract at 6 months $878 to 90 days of $898. I understand Va. Code Ann. § § 55-248.33, 55-248.35 say that I would only have to pay the rent between when I leave and the new tenant moves in, but they told me that if I did not do it their way they would sue me for the entirety of the 6 months and while the property manager said that she has people ready to move in in two weeks, her boss said that she had better not let anyone move into the apartment until September because "how else are we supposed to make money?" I offered to give the security deposit and the 2 weeks rent from when I move out to the new tenant at the 898 and was refused. I didn't want to have to take the gloves off on this, but they are leaving me little choice. I am also a disabled American veteran, and my broker suggested I ask if there were any additional actions I could use with fair housing and the Americans with Disabilities Act. He is shocked that they would change my contract terms and keep me in an extended lease. My property manager has also asked me to find anything I can to get me out of this because she disagrees with the actions of the owner and has tried multiple times to get him to change his mind. I was told the best course would be to just leave the property on June 30th as agreed upon with property manager and that they are not allowed to ask for the full 90 days of rent. I am also posing the question that since they have changed my contract from 6 months to month to month, wouln't the full amount simply be 30 days and anything past that is out of the contract breadth?
  13. Hi, I am my mom's POA, her mental and physical health are not good right now. My dad passed away 3 years ago. My parents had a property back home and they authorized my oldest sister who lives there to manage and take care of the property ( they had paperwork designated my sister as the owner and it was certified by the authority at the embassy). However, my parents had a will that if the property is sold, they would want to divide the shares to all the children. Even though the property back home is under my sister's name as the owner but she did sign a paper with my parents with the witness of a lawyer back home that my parents are still the owner and have all the rights of the property. I need advise how to make my sister to discuss the status of the property back home ( she has not talked about it and tries to avoid) . Based on the paper works I listed above, can we still get the shares if the property is sold ( according to the will) even though the house is under her name now? By the way the only paper works that were legally notarized or certified in the US are the will and the POA. The other ones were certified/notarized by the embassy and lawyers back home. Please advise. Thanks.
  14. I am in the process of purchasing a town home, however another came on the market in the same area that fits my needs better. I have signed the contract and we are in the inspection phase. Am I able to back out of the contract and go for the other property? If so will I loose my earnest monies put down?
  15. Is there any legal recourse to take against a builder (general contractor) who doesn't finish a house in the contracted amount of time and what is finished is poor quality workmanship and material? Documentation.pdf
  16. A bit complicated situation I have, please bear with me. My husband past away recently with a will. I'm the surviving spouse and a sole beneficiary and executor. He owns 2 houses, one in MD, and another house in VA where I live with our two children, and where my husband passed. The house in MD has only his name on the deed and loan, and it is slightly underwater (the house's value is lower than the remaining of the loan). This house is a rental through a management company. The house I live in VA has both my name and husband's name on the deed, but only his name on the loan. This house has some equity. My husband also has one bank account where he kept his TSP retirement fund (90k) and our children's college funds (60k), which is on the probate process in VA. I started the probate process as I was told by the bank that I must have a letter of testamentary in order to change the name of my husband's accounts to mine. Other bank accounts are jointly owned. Since I can not afford the two mortgages, I want to walk away from the house in MD and keep the house in VA. Here are my questions: Q1: Can the mortgage lender for MD house come after our house in VA ? Q2: Can the mortgage lender for MD house come after my husband retirement and kid's college funds that are on probate in VA? Q3: If I am going to walk away from the MD house, what are my responsibilities for the mortgage lender, management company, home owner's association and home insurance company? So far I wrote a letter to the lender to inform his passing. Q4: After his death I got 'intent to foreclose" letter from the lender and found out the last mortgage payment was made in January 2017. After I found this out in March I am keeping the rent checks from the mortgage company so I can return to the bank if necessary. But am I responsible to pay back the Feb - March rent checks? They were already cashed. I am currently unemployed as I was caring for my husband battling cancer for the past few years. I talked to an estate attorney in MD but he said he is not sure about question #2. Any advice will be appreciated!
  17. I have twice borrowed from the same bank, once in 2006 and again in 2010. Neither time was a lien against my house mentioned. I went back to refinance and now they tell me there is a lien from 1979 that matured in 2009 that is against my house. The holder of that deed of trust issued a letter of satisfaction in 2005 but listed the wrong page number The Letter of assumption page 600 and not the Deed of trust page 602 and also listed the wrong trustees and the deed of assumption amount and not the deed of trust amount. these were recorded in the county clerks office. The son of the original deed of trust holder (now the business owner) will not issue a letter of satisfaction even though we presented him the letter of satisfaction from his mother and claims her has no records of it being paid or could not produce any balance due or record of the note. . The deed of assumption was paid off by me on the first loan but never any mention of the other lien. Hasn't the bank put me at an increased risk for foreclosure and credit issues? Again twice they have lent to me on this house ..... not even listing that other lien as a note against the property and charged me for title searches.
  18. This deed of trust secures a promissory note. The statue of limitations in Virginia to force payment for a promissory note expires 6 years from the due date of the note. Since the due date was listed as March 1, 2009 and there is no known movement, judgement or action taken on this note since on or before September 2005 has it has now exceeded the statue of limitations of the Promissory Note.See Virginia Code 8.3A-118 Virginia Code § 8.3A-118. Statute of limitations. (a) Except as provided in subsection (e), an action to enforce the obligation of a party to pay a note payable at a definite time must be commenced within six years after the due date or dates stated in the note or, if a due date is accelerated, within six years after the accelerated due date. (b) Except as provided in subsection (d) or (e), if demand for payment is made to the maker of a note payable on demand, an action to enforce the obligation of a party to pay the note must be commenced within six years after the demand. If no demand for payment is made to the maker, an action to enforce the note is barred if neither principal nor interest on the note has been paid for a continuous period of ten years.
  19. Suppose there's a company X that run a sweepstakes that give a chance to win $50 gift card, when a user texts the number they will receive a link to check if they win. Suppose the link is www.abc.com/12345, if I change the number in the link I could be given another chance to win the gift card. Would that be a computer crime because I tamper with their system (changing the link)? Furthermore, suppose that www.abc.com/99999_1 is the winning vouncher, if I change it to www.abc.com/12345_99999_2 I could win another one (legit coupon). Also, the maximum number of winners is 10 per day and I win them all. Are there any felony/crime committed?
  20. 1 year ago I was With my friend in a Car he was Driving but things got out of Control and he lost it, he crash the car, minutes later the police came and my friend said I was the one driving, I had been living with him in his house for 2 month without paying rent, because I was still looking for a job this sounds dumb because I decided to take the chargers, then at court I was found guilty, but now things are even worse a company it's suing me because when that happened my friend crash by a pole, which belongs to the company that is currently suing me, now I can't and don't want to pay for those damages, is there a way I can go back to court and testified it wasn't me I have all the proof necessary to put the blame on him, what can I do will it affect me somehow if I do go to court again to do what I wrote in the previous line I need help!!!
  21. I'm a plumber who performed work for a lady who agreed to pay my fee after work was done. She gave me a check for the amount due, and several hours later called to dispute the amount. I agreed to allow her to send me a slightly reduced check (which is the price she came up with). Now, I've received a certified letter with a check for only half the amount. She is insisting I pay for the certified letter and the fee she had to pay to stop the first check. Can she do that? How can she enforce that? We did not have a written contract.
  22. 2 years ago I had an accident and unfortunately hit a Verizon pole, i went to court and the Judge found m guilty, but nothing else happened except for paying traffic tickets, yesterday 4/19/2017 a lawyer call me telling me i have to pay Verizon 22,000 dollars on damages, i cant pay that even if they cut the payments into 3 parts i make around 15,000 a year, if i fail to pay can i go to jail and how many years approximately? any answers?
  23. Thanks in advance for reading this. So I broke my lease recently and moved out and had to write a check for the early lease termination fee (two months rent). I mailed it to the property manager's office and didn't hear from them or see that the check was cashed for weeks. Last week, we had this exchange via email: Me: Hi, I mailed you my check a few weeks ago and haven't seen it cashed yet. I just wanted to make sure that you received it? Property Manager: Yes, we received your check, however, for move-out payments we require certified funds. Can you please provide a certified check or money order and I will return your personal check to you? Me: I corresponded with you about this final payment quite a bit and no one ever mentioned certified funds nor was that request put on the final bill. Can you please just cash the check? Property Manager: Okay, we will cash it. A few days ago I got a call from a debt collector that the property manager had hired to collect my move-out fee. I told them that I had sent a check in and pulled up my bank account online while I was on the phone with them and saw that they had cashed the check the previous day. I gave the debt collector the check # and they said they would verify it with the property manager. The next day I get a message from the property manager saying that the check wasn't cashed. I send them screenshots from my bank account showing that it was cashed. They asked for the image of the back of the check, so I sent it. The check had been signed with the property management company's name. Then this morning I get an email from them saying "We have been made aware that our company did not cash the check, therefore you will want to alert your bank that the check was fraudulently cashed in our name. Please feel free to provide the bank with our information as we are investigating the matter as well." I don't see how it can be fraud if they confirmed that they received the check, had it in their possession, and were going to cash it? I've dealt with a few cases of fraud in the past where I've seen a charge on my card that I didn't make, I called Bank of America (which is the bank in this case) and they refunded me. Not sure if I should do anything different in this case? Should I just call Bank of America and describe my situation, or is this their burden to resolve because they were in possession of the check? Thanks in advance for your advice and suggestions!
  24. Hello, had a general question about fences and maintenance... and where I stand. My neighbor erected a chain fence in the rear of our confining properties. He previously had built a garden type fence on the property line. During the fall, I would blow my leaves against this fence and clean them up in the spring. He maintains this damaged his fence. I disagree but this issue is irrelevant now. He replaced the fence with stronger materials using steel chain link with thicker iron posts.. He wrote to me via email and underscored the fact that he built this new fence two inches within his property line, that the fence was NOT a property line fence and that I should not blow leaves against it. He also said he left the old posts up to "remind" me of this fact. I would say this 2 inch border is valid though at times it is hard to say because the new fence ends up being very close to where it used to be and even touches the old post that are there to "remind" me it is not a property fence. Now, I will do my best to respect his wishes just for the sake of maintaining good relations, though my personal thoughts is I am dealing with a fastidious neighbor. My legal questions of sort are: Does he have a legal right to ask what he did ? .. I guess so. Even if it is only 2 inches, it is his land and it is his property so he can ask that, correct ? .. or is 2 inches an unreasonable boundary to force me to do what he says. I guess if I did blow leaves against his fence anyway, and damaged it, if he proved I did so he could claim damages. So, if i can't blow leaves against his fence, what happens if I plant a shrub and eventually some branches touch his fence ? Technically speaking.. he could cut any branch that touches his fence, correct ? I am not saying it would get to this point, but I am just curious. But there is another side to this coin as well. Just like I can't blow leaves on his fence, he cannot just ignore maintenance on those 2 inches he left beyond his fence, correct ? Now I don't want his grass or weeds on that two inch strip to invade my land. I know, this sound ridiculous, but technically ( or legally ) speaking this is a claim I can make, correct ? And I can make it with the same validity and emphasis that he makes his, no? And finally, what about the notion of Prescriptive Easement, does it apply ? My neighbor will not be maintaining those two inches; I am pretty sure about it. In the past, he has not maintained the original fence or property behind it. In fact, my leaves blown against the fence prevented growth from spreading. But now I cannot blow leaves against the fence and to maintain my property, I feel I will end up have to care for those two inches of land as well. So not only will I have to find another place to blow leaves, or make certain that if I blow them in the rear they do not touch his fence, ( more time spent for me), but I will also have to care for his 2 inches. This does not sit too well for me. Any general feedback is appreciated, thank you
  25. TPS

    My parents have lived under Temporary Protected Status or TPS, since 2001. They are both from El Salvador. Is there a law that would allow them to apply for a green card or adjust their status here in the U.S.? They both have been give permission in the past to travel back to El Salvador to visit my sick grandparents.