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  1. Before I met my husband he had 4 children who he and his former wife lost rights to. Complete termination of parental rights. We have considered ting to have his rights reinstated, but they were adopted withing weeks of being removed. Also, there is the legal cost, and it has 5 years, 5 years were his children have been with new parents, attempting to rip them away from that could be more harm than good. When we moved in together my children were 1, 6 and 7 years old we were both going threw divorces. We are married now and my kids are now 5, 10 and 11 and he is the only dad they know. My question is, is there anyway to make is possible for him to legally adopt my children, so if something happens to me they can stay with the patent they know and love? My childens biological father, my ex husband, died in 2015 (heroin), and neither set of bio grandparents are capable of taking 3 children if something happens to me. On anouther note, my husband mother passed this year leaving to young children, 11 and 9, we tried to get them but we're he has the termination against him we couldn't. That's when I found out he couldn't adopt our children. I know the circumstances surrounding his case, not only from him, but from his family, aquantances and teachers. It was a s*** show from start to finish, no abuse, no drugs, hoop after hoop and the rights were cut in less than a year. The children were "adoptable". I had doubts about the "adoptable" part until his siblings were removed from their mom, I was asked by 3 separate workers if those two children were "adoptable" But I'm off on a tangent, I appologize. My main and only question is there a way to make it possible for my husband to legally gain rights to my children? Also with being married and him as the step-dad can CPS remove my children from my custody? If being with him means I could loose my kids I would have to leave. I would never risk loosing my children, no matter how much I love him.
  2. Question: I am currently an officer on the Executive Board of one of our local non-profit organizations. Recently we have had to discipline one of our members who we feel has broke our Constitution/By-Laws. We have granted him a right to appeal the decision as it is allowed before our Executive Board. My question is that since we follow the Roberts Rule of Order when something is specifically not spelled out in our By-Laws, do we have to allow him to bring his attorney and court recorder to the meeting since they are not members. Reading Roberts Rules, it is my understanding that we do not. Can someone help me on this.
  3. Recently signed up back in march for planet fitness. My annual dues were due Sunday may 1st. So last week i tried to make a payment with a credit card and it never seemed to process as i kept checking back to make sure they got their money. On Sunday i checked in to see if they had received that $41.34. It had not processed and their was this disclaimer that this club only allows eft payments. So i once again made a payment thus trying to make sure they were paid on time so i didn't have any extra fees. This week they have kept both the credit card payment of $41.34 and the eft payment of $41.34. When i contacted them about the over payment the rep (rick) was not only rude but blamed the whole thing on me and told me to contact my bank. First off i was trying to make sure my account was in good standing right away. Secondly nowhere in my contract does it state they are allowed to keep over payments and the due date explicitly states they are billing $41.34 on may 1st as well as $21.19 the 17'th of each month. A lot of us live paycheck to paycheck and a extra $41.34 dollar hit is not something i can afford. My question is how do i proceed to rip them a new one. Customer service when a client is trying to pay a head of time should be their top priority. Not one call back from the company and i believe the rep i talked to when i called them blew smoke just to get me off the phone. I keep checking my account and taking screenshots to maintain a chain of evidence. Not only do i want to cancel the contract as they broke the contract by taking funds they were not entitled to under the contract. I want a refund plus interest! Maybe even some stress money as now i have no clue how to pay other bills and the late fees associated with them! Plus i have a child to support here at home. When he asks for a dollar or two and i tell him no because it was stolen. Theft is defined by keeping something you are not entitled to. My other fees were not due as of this week!!!
  4. Do dentists have a right to deny you service in an emergency or urgent care situation? My gums started to swell and my regular dentist was not open on that day. I called around and got an emergency number. I informed them of my situation and then they ask me what insurance I have. I told them I have two dental plans and one of the plans they told they did not accept and when I tried to explain I have another dental plan where there are no networks and I can go to any dentist that I want she told me they still could not see me. I finally found a dentist on that day but because of the extreme stress they put me thru, this dentist was unable to pull my tooth because now my blood pressure is too high and now I have to be on medications to lower that down before I can get my tooth pulled. When you are in an emergency situation, all dental insurance is billed in network and so to even ask what insurance I have to me makes no sense and to deny someone access in an emergency situation should not be legal to do.
  5. I was recently terminated from a job. The reason stated was "It's just not working out." I asked the employer for a written statement as to why I am being dismissed. He said, "It's just not working out. That's all it would say." I explained that I needed the letter to get assistance while looking for a job. He said, "I don't have to write a letter." I spoke with the foodstamp office who informed me that I needed a letter from my former employer stating the last day I worked. I called the employer and asked again, stating what I had found. Again he said, "I don't have to write a letter." So, my question is does he have to write a letter and how do I compel him to do so?
  6. The reason for my question is that my oldest brother and my youngest brother got into a fight and my oldest brother had charges put against my youngest brother even though my oldest brother started and my youngest brother did ever thing he could to not fight him. My youngest brother is on probation so that is y he didn't want to fight him and plus it was his brother. Well my youngest brother is in jail they have not revoked his probation yet but he can not get out on bond . we have had two preliminary hearing and they have been continued . My oldest brother has already meet with the state and told them what he wanted but now he wants to drop everything cause of the grief he has brought to the family and pulse he has realized that he was the problem . Can the charges be dropped even if he has already made a statement and all. Thank you Rose Barron
  7. I am a WV resident and had a local HVAC company come to my residence and perform a service call on my furnace which had stopped working. The HVAC technician told my spouse that that a gas valve needed to be replaced and it would cost between $700-$800. My spouse told the technician that we were not going to spend that amount of money on a furnace that was 13 plus years old and we had spent around $350 the previous year for a separate repair and would instead pursue buying a new furnace. The technician rechecked the manufacture date on the defective part and told us that it was manufactured in 2013and that the part was still under a manufacture warranty (part was warranted for 5 years) and we would only have to pay for the service call plus installation which would total around $200-$300. We agreed to have the repair done under this provision. One week later, a different technician came to our residence and performed the repair. He handed my spouse a bill for $607.38. She immediately disputed the charge and told the technician the part was supposed to be under warranty and we only supposed to be paying for a service charge plus installation. He annotated this on the bill and stated a manager would be in contact with us. We were never asked if we wanted the repair done if the part was not under warranty or told that the part was not under warranty prior to the installation. The next day manager called and told the part was not under warranty and the bill stood. My wife told the manager what she was told by the technician and the response we got was that she (the manager) would ask the technician about it. A couple hours later the manager called back and said the technician denied stating the part was under warranty which was a total lie. The manager offered to have the part removed but if I purchased a new furnace thru their company they would return the part and I would receive full credit for the bill ($0 balance). I had their company give me a quote for a new furnace which was $800-$1000 more than the quote I received from a competitor. Approximately three weeks later, I made the decision to go with the competitor. I called the HVAC company and left a message for the manager. She returned my call and I informed her of my decision and that the decision was based upon this whole ordeal that I didn’t feel comfortable with their honesty in making a major purchase. I offered to return the part and pay for two service calls; she refused and stated she could not accept a return of the part unless I purchased a new furnace thru her company. I asked her why buying a furnace was a condition of returning the part and never got a straight answer. The call ended with no resolution to this bill and I feel like this was misleading tactic to force me into a position to buy an overpriced furnace. What legal recourse if any do I have?
  8. My husband was arrested a few months back on an assault case, the only thing is there where two other people involved, the other two where never arrested, even after going in and making their statements. My husband does not have a criminal record where one of the people involved in a multiple time felon and the other was the only real witness. The arresting officer was a State Trooper that informed my husband the main reason why he was arrested and the others weren't was because he heard from someone that my husband had called him a pig, which my husband had never said at all. The Felon had violated his parole many times, after this assault and his parole officer knew of this but did nothing such as getting into fights aside from this case and the witness at the first pretrial admitted to lying to the cops. The State Trooper only has these two witnesses other than the victim who has stated that the other guy, the felon, was also there and had been the one to actually hit him multiple times, not my husband, then has changed his story to say my husband was the only one there a few weeks later. I am wondering was there any right to solely arrest my husband when they knew two others where involved and had statements from the victim of the other presents at the crime scene, especially when one is a felon who violated parole? Also since this trooper admitted to my husband that he only arrested him due to the fact he heard from a different person that my husband had called him a pig, is this not prejudicial considering all three would have committed the crime and should have been arrested?
  9. I have been separated from my wife 18 months. We have not filed any separation papers or divorce papers just living apart. Can we file separately and I still itemize on my taxes while she takes the standard deduction? If not who will the IRS penalize? The one who itemizes or the one who takes standard deduction? We live in west Virginia.
  10. If you are a Technologist employed in a hospital, and work 16 hour shifts - is there a required break time or dinner time? I work both 8 hr and 16 hr shifts.
  11. I'm looking for a place to start researching the search and seizure laws for West Virginia high school students. What are the rights of the student? Who can order the search? Who can conduct the search? And when and where can the search be conducted? What is the expectation of privacy of the student's person and belongings? Under what circumstances is a search considered unreasonable? Harassment? What recourse do parents have in the school system? In the courts?
  12. Is there a law in wv that a car lot that does temporary tags and title work has to be open at least 6 hours a day during the week?