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  1. Hi Zippylo19, Welcome to the forum! Sorry to hear about the situation with your children. As noted by the other members, since you have a court order for child custody and visitation, you must abide by it and bring your children to the drop off location so that they can be picked up by their biological father. If you fail to do so, you may potentially be held in contempt if their father decides to file a motion against you. Additionally, a number of factors are taken into consideration by the court in determining child custody and visitation. One consideration is the wishes of the child. Generally, the wishes of an older child may be given more weight since they may have a better understanding of their feelings. With that being said, the court will nonetheless grant child custody and/or visitation rights absent evidence of abuse or issues with safety as it is their intent to help the parent(s) reestablish or maintain a connection. If you have any further questions on this issue, you may want to consult with a local family law attorney. A family law attorney in your area can be found in the FindLaw directory. Additionally, the following FindLaw articles might be of assistance: Custody Problems Focusing on the Best Interests of a Child Custody Help Good luck on your issue, The FindLaw.com Team
  2. Hi topgunf2, Welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear about your situation. As noted by the other members, it may be a bit difficult to enforce the contract for sale of the home since you note that the contract was not in writing. Additionally, a home sale is generally required to be in writing in order to be enforceable. With that being said, you may want to consult with a real estate attorney. A local real estate attorney can be found in the FindLaw directory. Additionally, the following FindLaw articles and resources might provide some assistance for future home purchase: Home Buying Process Home Sale Contracts Home Buying Checklist Good luck, The FindLaw.com Team
  3. Hi Emmi, Welcome to the forum! As noted by ElleMD, additional information would be helpful. If you care to elaborate on your issue, FindLaw and its wonderful members can provide more resources for your assistance. In the meantime, you may want to consult with an immigration attorney regarding your issue. A local immigration attorney can be found in the FindLaw directory. Additionally, the following resources may be of help: Adjustment of Status to Stay in the U.S. U.S. Visa Overview Good luck, The FindLaw.com Team
  4. Hi, Welcome to the forum. As noted by the other members, a charge of petty larceny can have serious consequences, particularly if you are not a U.S. citizen. You may wish to speak with a criminal defense attorney if you have not opted for a public defender. A local criminal defense attorney can be found in the FindLaw directory. On the immigration issue, you might also want to consult with an immigration attorney to see how it might affect your status. Additionally, the following FindLaw articles may provide more insight on the potential penalties involved in a conviction: Theft Penalties and Sentencing State Larceny and Theft Laws Take care, The FindLaw.com Team
  5. Hi howdidthishappen, Welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear about your situation. If your employer is appealing the decision regarding the unemployment benefits, you are free to go about it alone or you can speak with an experienced employment attorney, many of which can be located in the FindLaw directory. It is not uncommon for employers to appeal a decision if a termination was contentious. Therefore, you are not alone. The following FindLaw articles may also be of assistance: Unemployment Insurance: Overview Unemployment Insurance Hearing Good luck, The FindLaw.com Team
  6. Hi jbird94, Welcome to the forum! Sorry to hear about your brother's situation. As noted by Fallen and pg1067, in many states it is presumed that a child born during a marriage is the child of the married couple. However, he may want to discuss his situation with a family law attorney since as noted by Fallen, he might have a few defenses. A local family law attorney can be found in the FindLaw directory. The following FindLaw articles might also be of help: Paternity Law Challenging Paternity Paternity Suit FAQs Good luck to your brother, The FindLaw.com Team
  7. Hi WonderingFiance, Welcome the forum! It looks like you have already received some wonderful responses from the Answers community! As noted by the other members, if you keep those funds separate from any community property funds and are able to trace monies back to a separate account in the event of the purchase of some real estate, you may have a better chance at recouping those monies in the event of a divorce. If you wish to consult with a new divorce/family law attorney on this issue, you can find a number of local divorce attorneys in the FindLaw directory. Additionally the following FindLaw articles might be of help: What is Separate Property? Who Owns What in Marital Property? Legal How to: Keep Separate Property Separate Thanks for stopping by, The FindLaw.com Team
  8. Hi findlawusa, Welcome to the forum! Sorry to hear about your situation. If you require the assistance of new attorney, you may want to refer to the FindLaw directory where you can locate an experienced attorney in your area. Additionally, if you would like help with a specific issue, you may want to provide additional details regarding your situation. Hope to hear from you again. Thanks for stopping by, The FindLaw.com Team
  9. Hi bhnoexcuses, Welcome to the forum! As noted by the other members, additionally details regarding your situation would be helpful. Therefore, if you wish to elaborate on your issue and provide your state, we may be able to point you to some specific resources. Additionally, if you have an employment issue, you may want to consult with a local employment attorney. An employment attorney in your area can be found in the FindLaw directory. Take care, The FindLaw.com Team
  10. Hi CuriousinTn, Welcome to the forum! Generally speaking, if stolen property was reported, that property would be held by the police to minimize the risk of disappearance. However, you may want to contact the police department wherein the report was filed to inquire. Additionally, if you need the assistance of an attorney, a number of experienced attorneys in your area can be found in the FindLaw directory. FindLaw's article titled Can You Get Arrested for Buying Stolen Goods? also provides some insight on specific laws for second hand sellers. Thanks for stopping by, The FindLaw.com Team
  11. Hi innocentusa, Welcome to the forum. If you no longer have legal status, then you are not allowed to work and are generally required to depart from the country. If you overstay, potential penalties including being denied future visas or barred from reentry into the country for a certain period of time. If you want to work in the United States, you may want to see if you could potentially apply for a different visa. A number of work visas are available. However, many such visas require that there be a job offer. You may want to consult with an immigration attorney regarding your situation. A local immigration attorney can be found in the FindLaw directory. The following FindLaw articles may also provide more information: Working in the U.S. Employment Based Visas How to Apply for Immigrant Status Based on Employment Good luck, The FindLaw.com Team
  12. Hi pati, Welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear about your situation. You may have a potential nuisance issue on your hands. However, if the gun range was already in existence prior to your purchase and you knew or should have known about it, then a judge may not provide any recourse since you essentially placed yourself into the situation. With that being said, you may want to consult with a property attorney regarding this issue. A local property attorney can be found in the FindLaw directory. Additionally, FindLaw's article on Property Rights: My Neighbor is a Nuisance may provide more information on this issue. Good luck, The FindLaw.com Team
  13. Hi SIHomeOwner, Welcome to the forum! It looks like you have already received a number of wonderful responses from the Answers community! As noted by the other members, you may want to consult with a real estate attorney. A local real estate attorney can be found in the FindLaw directory. The following FindLaw articles may also provide more information on this topic: What Are Property Deeds? Transferring Property Take care, The FindLaw.com Team
  14. Hi BadX2014, It looks like you have already received some helpful responses from the Answers community! If you require further assistance, you may want to consult with a local attorney. A family law attorney in your area can be found in the FindLaw directory. Additionally, the following FindLaw article on Post-Judgment Remedies: Execution may be of help. Take care, The FindLaw.com Team
  15. Hi legal1984, Welcome to the forum! As pg1067 has noted, additional information is necessary. If you care to elaborate on your situation and list your issues, we may be able to provide some helpful answers. Take care, The FindLaw.com Team
  16. Hi LadyJ543, Welcome to the forum. You cannot use deadly force to protect property. Therefore, as noted by LegalwriterOne, you cannot shoot trespassers or someone who is breaking into your garage. The only exception is if, during a series of events, you acted in self defense and feared great bodily harm or death. The following FindLaw articles titled May I Shoot an Intruder? and Is It Ever Legal to Shoot Trespassers? may provide more information on this topic. Take care, The FindLaw.com Team
  17. Hi svee, Welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear about your situation. Upon finalization of the divorce you may lose your status. If you wish to remain in the United States and work, you may want to apply for a work visa such as an H1B if that is an option for you. You can also see if you meet the qualifications for other types of visas. For instance, visas are available for those who qualify for asylum and also for battered spouses who have information on that abuse and are willing to work with law enforcement. With regards to the issue of legal fees, if you retain an attorney, since you are currently a dependent, your spouse will likely need to pay for those expenses. You may want to consult with a local divorce attorney. A divorce attorney in your area can be found in the FindLaw directory. With regards to the immigration issue, you should also speak with a local immigration attorney. However, those expenses may not be covered by your spouse. Good luck, The FindLaw.com Team
  18. Hi IAMBLESSED702, Welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear about your situation. You note that you are innocent. However, you did not indicate whether the district attorney has any evidence against you. If in fact he does, then that might be the reason he is not simply dropping the charges against you and is attempting instead to negotiate a plea bargain with your attorney. If you are represented, you may want to discuss your concerns with your attorney. Otherwise, a number of criminal defense attorneys can be found in the FindLaw directory. FindLaw's article titled Defending Yourself Against a Criminal Charge and its section on Plea Bargains may also be of assistance. Good luck, The FindLaw.com Team
  19. Hi SamishGuy, Welcome to the forum! Based upon your facts, it appears that assessment of the pet fee may have been inappropriate. You may want to discuss the issue with management and see if they would be willing to return the fee. Otherwise, as noted by adjusterjack, you may need to file a small claims lawsuit. For assistance with filing, you may want to visit FindLaw's section on Small Claims Court and read FindLaw's article titled How Do I File a Small Claims Court Lawsuit? Good luck on your issue, The FindLaw.com Team
  20. Hi rugrats20, Welcome to the forum. As noted by LegalwriterOne, unless the decision is appealed within in a timely manner, the decision stands. If your brother-in-law requires assistance, he may want to consult with a criminal defense attorney. A local criminal defense attorney can be found in the FindLaw directory. Additionally, the following FindLaw articles may be of assistance: Appealing a Court Decision or Judgment Lawsuit Help and Resources Good luck to your brother-in-law, The FindLaw.com Team
  21. Hi Worthit, Welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear about your mother's health. As noted by the other members, without any information regarding what was written in your parents' wills, it is difficult to say what effect, if any your mother's will would have on your father's will. Additionally, if you need copies of the wills, you may request copies from the probate court file. If you need assistance on probate matters, you may want to consult with a probate attorney. A local probate attorney can be found in the FindLaw directory. Additionally, the following FindLaw articles might be of assistance: The Probate Basics Wills: An Overview Estate Administration Basics Take care, The FindLaw.com Team
  22. Hi FloridaMH, Welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear about your bankruptcy. As noted by RetiredinVA, you may want to consult with a bankruptcy attorney regarding your issue. A local bankruptcy attorney can be found in the FindLaw directory. Additionally, the following FindLaw articles might be of assistance: Chapter 13 Debt Discharge What are a Debtor's Obligations Under Chapter 13? Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Rules FAQs Good luck, The FindLaw.com Team
  23. Hi Dooder, Welcome to the forum. You may want to read the terms of the irrevocable life insurance trust to see what options you might have since generally speaking, irrevocable trusts have very various restrictions. Additionally, you may want to consult with an insurance attorney if you need help. A local insurance attorney can be found in the FindLaw directory. Lastly, FindLaw's articles title The Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust and Is a Living Trust Right for You? can also provide further information on this topic. Take care, The FindLaw.com Team
  24. Hi BadX2014, Sorry to hear about your situation. As noted by doucar, although the court ordered payment of attorney's fees, it is up to you to ensure follow-up. Your attorney will need to request payment from your ex-husband through per the court order in order to collect the attorney fees but since the services rendered were for your benefit and you signed the retainer with your attorney, you will ultimately be held responsible for any fees if something goes wrong. With that being said, you would have a solid defense if your attorney knows where he or she is to collect those fees and fails to do so. If for some reason your ex-husband refuses payment, then you can file a petition to hold him in contempt and also request reimbursement for any corresponding fees. If you want to consult with another family law attorney, a number of local family law attorneys can be found in the FindLaw directory. Good luck, The FindLaw.com Team
  25. Hi SMEEZZER1957, Welcome to the forum. If the restraining order was obtained improperly then any legal actions taken based upon that restraining order would potentially also be invalid. If there is another basis for the eviction, then you may still be evicted. You may want to talk to a landlord tenant attorney regarding your eviction. A local landlord tenant attorney can be found in the FindLaw directory. FindLaw's articles on Eviction and Unlawful Detainer and Defenses to Eviction may also be of help. With regards to the restraining order issue, you will ultimately have an opportunity to provide your version of events. You may want to consult with a domestic violence attorney if you need help. Otherwise, you can review FindLaw's how-to articles titled Legal How-To: Responding to a Temporary Restraining Order and Legal How-To: Fighting a Restraining Order. Good luck on your issues, The FindLaw.com Team
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