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  1. pg1067

    My parked car hit, should be open and shut case.

    In any future posts, you should proofread before hitting the post button. If "they" refers to the insurance company, yes, the insurer gets to decide how to determine the claim based on the evidence presented to it. If you don't like that determination, you are free to file a complaint with the California Department of Insurance (although your post does not suggest that the insurer did anything inappropriate) and/or sue the vehicle owner for your injuries and damage to your property. If you sue, the the vehicle owner's insurer will be obligated to defend and indemnify the owner against any judgment you might obtain. The insurer owes various duties to its insured; it owes none to you. Ummm...no. As long as you don't take action to protect your interests.
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    What happens if the lessee......

    So....is the business a general partnership? A corporation? An LLC? Something else? Sounds like your wife might, but if you answer the questions that I and some of the others asked, we might be able to provide some useful information. Note that the questions we asked are the same questions that any decent lawyer will ask your wife as part of a consultation.
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    Single Mother

    My, what a charming person you are. My condolences to your child.
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    What happens if the lessee......

    Presumably, the lessor will repossess the car. You told us that the lessee is a company. What sort of company? And, if the company is the lessee, who is the co-lessee? Please also explain what you think the distinction is between a "lessee" and a "co-lessee"? Was the person who told you this an employee of the company that is the lessor of the car in question? If not, what this person told you is meaningless.
  5. A nanny is almost always an independent contractor who wouldn't be covered by workers comp (at least not in any state I'm familiar with, but I don't have any knowledge about PA), and a family hiring a nanny isn't going to have workers comp insurance. As far as insurance coverage, personal medical insurance will not exclude on the job accidents (whether for employees or independent contractors). However, personal auto policies almost always exclude coverage when the covered vehicle is being used for a commercial purpose. This is a big issue for Uber and Lyft drivers. Many assume that their personal auto policies will provide coverage, but that's not the case. Therefore, even if the family "formally added" your son to its policy, there would be a real question about whether the liability component of the policy would provide coverage for your son (same as with his/your policy).
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    Elder Law-Texas

    Why would a married couple who is selling their house "split" the proceeds? No way to know without reading the POA to see what authority it confers. Assuming your mother isn't mentally incompetent, she can revoke the existing POA and create all the new POAs she wants. If you want to be in a position to second-guess or oversee what your stepfather is doing, you should immediately consult with a local attorney about obtaining a conservatorship (adult guardianship) over your mother.
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    zoning

    I'm not sure who "they" are, but your post is virtually devoid of facts, so we have no reason to believe that "they" lack this ability. No way for anyone to know without reading the applicable zoning regulations and (possibly) doing some deeper legal research. Obviously, the purchaser should consult with an attorney if this is a concern.
  8. This is a very good point that I didn't think about. You would not be subject to suit simply because he is covered under your auto policy. There are no risks, and you didn't answer my inquiry about what you think would be achieved by having him "added."
  9. There are a lot of things here, and it's not clear which you're asking about. Your son's personal medical insurance will provide coverage for any injuries he sustains. Likewise, the car owner's insurance should provide liability coverage if your son causes an accident. Your son's own auto insurance should also provide coverage. If the car owner's policy includes PIP coverage, then it would provide some coverage in addition to your song's personal medical insurance. There's no "we" here. Your son is an adult. And we obviously don't know what you do and don't know. If your son wants to insist on being "added" to the employer's insurance and the employer refuses, then he gets to make a decision not to take the job or to take it without being added. I'm curious what exactly you mean when you speak of your son being "added" to the employer's auto policy and what benefit you think would be achieved over and above the already existing coverage. I have a guess, but I'll defer comment until you explain this (if you choose to do so).
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    Speeding ticket

    Were you in any car involved in the collision or did you witness the collision? Or did you arrive at the scene after the fact? Nothing in your post suggests any defense against a speeding charge. You can go to court and tell your story and see if the court will be sympathetic, but your desire to get to the hospital quickly is not a legal excuse for speeding. Seems like an awfully random comment.... Am I missing something?
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    Single Mother

    Why are you afraid of this? He was good enough for you to commit adultery with and create a child. Why isn't he good enough to actually act like a father? Don't you think your child would be better off with both parents actively involved with her life? That's an irrational fear. Grandparents have little/no ability to obtain custody unless the child is removed from her parents' custody and placed with a foster parent. There is nothing you can do to prevent your child's biological father from seeking to establish paternity and obtain custody. Nor can you prevent your husband (or maybe he's now your ex-husband; I can't tell for sure) from seeking custody in connection with a divorce. Currently, none, but the biological father can seek to establish paternity and obtain legal rights. There is no such thing as "sign[ing] away his rights." For starters, the person that the OP has described as the biological father current has no legal rights regarding the child, so there is nothing to be signed away. Second, even if this man signed something that purported to waive all rights regarding the child, such a document would not be legally enforceable. Wrong and wrong. The man described by the OP as the biological father has no more rights regarding the OP's child than you or I have; nor does he have any obligation to pay child support (and child support is an obligation owed to the custodial parent, not to the child).
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    kin fostering

    Might not or do not? Please elaborate. Why are you seeking placement of your niece? What's the deal with her parents?
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    No will and probate

    Well...I suspect your friends are not lawyers and have no working knowledge of the laws of Iowa or any other state. I'd be awfully curious to know why they think this might happen. Anyway... There are basically three ways that a piece of real property might "go to the state" after the owner of the property dies (maybe someone else will think of another that I'm not thinking of). The first involves failure to pay property taxes, but that's not limited to situations involving dead people, and the property doesn't really "go to the state." Rather, the property is auctioned off (typically by the county, not the state). The second involves situations in which a person dies and has no close relatives, in which case the property will escheat to the state. This happens only very rarely. The third involves a situation in which a person owes money to the state and the state sues, gets a judgment and enforces the judgment against the property. Again, this isn't limited to dead people and would involve an auction, so the property doesn't really "go to the state." This is also extremely uncommon.
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    No will and probate

    That's silly. What people told you this? You can always do something, but it's been nine years. About the only realistic thing you can do is consult with a local attorney about the house that (presumably) still stands in your mother's name. The problem is that, under Iowa's intestate law (i.e., the law that says who gets what when someone dies without a will), your stepfather did inherit or should have inherited a one-half interest in the house and the greater of one half of the rest of your mother's estate or $50,000. You and your siblings should have split the balance of the estate (if anything). Therefore, at this point, the best you can hope for is that you and your siblings will co-own the home with your stepfather. No reason to believe that. Currently? Of course not. When he dies, his property will be divided in accordance with the terms of his will or Iowa intestate law. After so much time, it will be presumed that all of the contents of the house belong to him and, as mentioned above, he inherited or should inherit a one-half interest in the house. In the abstract, virtually anything is possible. See above, but it's probably now too late to do anything about anything other than the house. Even if he did this, and even if you could prove it so far after the fact, the statute of limitations likely has expired after so much time. You're free to inquire with the bank about its existence and status. I believe there's some sort of searchable database that you probably can find by googling, but after so much time, its entirely possible that any unclaimed proceeds have escheated to the state. Almost certainly not. No. You will have to seek to probate her estate or otherwise seek to have title put into your and your siblings' and your stepfather's names. If that happens, then each of you will have the right to possess the premises. No way to know unless you want to provide some relevant facts. You're right, and nothing's going to happen now unless you consult with a lawyer in the area where the house is located.
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    Theft from grocery store

    I assume -- although you didn't expressly say so -- that you didn't pay for these groceries and were apprehended by store security. As for your question, presumably, "they" will contact the police. The police may or may not investigate. If they do investigate, they may or may not choose to turn the matter over to the district attorney for prosecution. If the matter is referred for prosecution, then the DA may or may not choose to file charges. At any point in this process you might or might not be arrested. Posting about one's criminal exploits on a public message board is a bad idea. You should consult with a criminal defense attorney.
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