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  1. my half sister bought a new house and abandoned my dads house where she left it free to all her not so good friends had free run of the place and pretty much stole all of my dad and her moms belongings . And completely trashed the place . So I came out to see if this was true and it was so I moved in the house and started cleaning it had the electric turned back on and moved my stuff in . Well then she was sentenced to two years in prison of course she's not gonna do all 2 years I'm told she's getting out any day I've only been here a little over a month but I've put alot of time into this place . Can she come in and kick me out
  2. Good afternoon, Can I be sued or held liable if I post email/text communications between myself and my husband on the internet? We are currently going through a divorce and a lot of the communications pertain to him lying to a judge on the stand proving that he lied and about his assets and threats towards me?
  3. My mom just passed away, Iam the representative of the will. The trailer house isn't worth more than $40,000. Contract for deed is filed with the clerk's office. Are the monthly payments to be sent to the executor to distribute, or does the buyer sent a check or money order to the three beneficiarys?
  4. I was recently involved in a car accident. No one was hurt and both vehicles involved sustained minor damage. I and the other party were civil about the matter. The problem does not lie between us. The problem is with the Police Officer that responded to the scene. The first problem that arose was, the officer was reluctant to hear my side of the story. He made sure things were kept short and sweet with me, but decided to speak longer to the other party involved. At one point, the officer even admitted to me that the other party was responsible, and of course this was a huge relief. The real issues came along when I picked up a copy of the official police report... 1. The diagram (drawing) of the accident and point of collision was completely wrong. it had me (vehicle 1) out in the middle of the road and in the wrong lane, and the other party (vehicle 2) in a completely different lane as well. THE TRUTH: I was at a stop sign and was preparing to go because the road was clear. I was uphill and could be considered at a stop (That's how slow I was going). Vehicle 2 was traveling in my direction and had to have ran the red light at the stoplight just down the road. Vehicle 2 was traveling in the lane I was about to pull out on and cross to get in the correct lane I was needing to go. That is when vehicle 2 struck me; right where I was just slightly past the stop sign. 2. My official statement on the report was completely wrong, saying that I admitted to being distracted by the flashing cop lights just up the hill from a previous wreck they were working. THE TRUTH: I never said what was on my statement. I did state that I had seen the lights and said to the officer that is how he had responded so quickly to the scene, because he was already there. I NEVER stated that I was distracted, and the truth is, I wasn't. the flashing lights were in a completely different direction that I was attempting to travel, so how would the lights be a distraction to me? 3. The number of occupants in both mine and the other party's vehicles were not correctly accounted for on the report and stated that only 1 person was in each vehicle. THE TRUTH: I had a friend of mine with me in my car and the other party had at least 3 other individuals with them. I of course got in contact with the Officer and voiced my concerns to him. He was very stern and to the point about not changing anything on the report. He claimed he witnessed the wreck occur and that he was 100% correct on where we collided. Now, I am stuck with a false police report that classifies me as a distracted/inattentive driver and the blame is all on me, even though I was told at the scene it was not my fault. Also I will now be stuck paying a higher insurance deductible due to someone else's negligence. I have nowhere to turn and need some kind of closure on this. Is there anything that can be done?
  5. My boyfriend and I were driving around the back of a Wal-Mart to access the main road via a signalized intersection. A local officer came around the corner of the building and stopped in front of us, blocking us. He said they had a call about an alarm going off in one of the businesses next to Wal-Mart. He asked what we were doing and we told him. Three to four other officers showed up with one of them being the K9 Unit. He asked for my boyfriend’s ID which was driving and asked for my ID as well. My boyfriend’s came back that it had been suspended. He arrested my boyfriend for driving while suspended. He then asked me to step out of the car and then instructed the K9 unit to proceed. I never gave him permission to search my vehicle. We couldn’t figure out why the K9 unit was there when it was supposedly an alarm going off. The German Shepard pup kept trying to go to the trash dumpster at least three times. The officer finally got him to walk around the car and then went to the side where I could not see them. He stood there for a minute and then took the dog back to the car and gave a thumbs up saying it was a positive hit. Two of the officers proceeded to search my vehicle and my personal belongings. They said they found a vial with a controlled substance. Neither one of us had ever seen the vial before and didn’t know where it came from. The officer told me he was charging both of us with constructive possession because it was within reach of either of us. They took us both to the police station, finger printed us, took photo and then released us. Nothing was mentioned again about my boyfriend’s suspended license and we didn’t receive any papers or didn’t have to post bond. A couple days later, we found out they are charging us with felony possession of a controlled substance. Isn’t it against my 4th Amendment right to search my vehicle without a warrant? I don’t understand why they would call a K9 unit for an alarm going off for possible burglary.
  6. Can, on a federal or state level, one be arrested for a crime they committed as a juvenile on the day of or after the day you turn 18? I am from Missouri and I heard a rumor that this could happen. Can it? If so, is it limited to specific crimes? Please let me know as soon as possible. Thanks.
  7. OK so my license is suspended and I don't see how. Story: In 2015 a cop pulled me over and said the next time I get pulled over my license will be suspended. I got pulled over in the month of January 2016 for a broken headlight and the cop told me that my license had been suspended for a while. How does that even happen? My court date was march 23 2016 and I got it continued until April 12th 2016 I need major help
  8. on January 6th 2016 I was stopped for driving on a suspended license now the issues that I'm having with being stopped is I was parked and I was not even in the vehicle. I was knocking on a friend of mine's apartment door whenever the officer had driven down the street he stopped at the stop sign and I went to get back in my car the officer then got out of his vehicle and said that I had a suspended license did I know that I said no sir I did not know that he asked me for my ID I looked and I did not have an ID on me I gave him my name my birthday and he ran it another officer pulled up and then another officer pulled up he asked me to get out of my vehicle and that I was not under arrest I was just being detained in back of the police car. Another officer came to scene and they searched my car for it seemed twenty minutes. I never consented to search and if I wasn't under arrest why was I in handcuffs. They found a pipe and he questioned me about it which I never responded. At this time I was taken to jail and booked in hours later. I was never told my Miranda rights and never even told me I was under arrest, is this search even legal?
  9. my neice lives in kansas city, missouri, works in overland park, kansas. On her way home she was pulled over by the overland park, police because of her tail light being out. While she explained to the officer that she didn't know her taillight was out all of a sudden he told her that he smelled and that he would have to search her car. She got out and he proceeded to search and found a grinder and enough weed in the to amount to a small roach and he arrested her. He was going to take her to jail, but called his boss instead and his boss told the officer to just give a ticket and let her go. My neice didnot know that the grinder was in her car nor the weed because it was down in her console. Since she had stopped smoking weed during that time she didn't think to clear any evidence out of her car. What could possibly happen to her because she has no prior record. Also, will she get into more trouble because she live in missouri and this happened in kansas?
  10. i am trying to get guardianship of my granddaughter she is in foster care and i have my foster care license but i spend alittle time in jail for a bad check and they are refusing to give me the guardianship because of it can they really use that against me when it isnt for drugs or abuse?????
  11. I have been in the Foster system for about four years now. I am 18 years of age, graduated high school, i have my drivers license and a stable income. i am recently engaged and i was wondering if that will help my chances of me getting out of the system. this is not the only reason i am engaged but we both want me to be out of here. I live on my own in the Transitional LIving program. I hate being in the system and really need help getting out
  12. My grandfather passed away recently and in his will left me the remainder of his estate after his bills were covered. What I would be inheriting is a life insurance policy ($15,000 minus approx. $11,000 for his funeral) and a back payment from his long-term care insurance of around $20,000. He gave me his house before he died, so it's no longer apart of his estate. I'm getting a lot of mixed information from my lawyer and the life insurance company. I've understood from the life insurance company that in the state of MO, if the estate is worth less than $40,000, we don't need to go through the probate process. My lawyer says that we still have to go through probate. My lawyer also claims that it would be illegal for the life insurance company to designate part of the money to the funeral home as we requested. The insurance policy beneficiary was originally to go into a trust, but the trust was dissolved when my grandmother died. My grandfather never updated the information with the life insurance company. I'm not sure if that's why my lawyer said it has to go through probate or not, because my lawyer didn't tell me. The earliest my lawyer is willing to meet with me is late next month, so I'm trying to make sure my family and I go about this the correct way.
  13. We purchased a house a little less than a year ago, and are slowly finding problems that we know the previous owner knew about and either did not disclose at all, partially disclosed, or concealed to get past a home inspection. Since we've found these problems, we’re watching the house with added scrutiny. What is the statute of limitations in the state of Missouri for finding problems with a home? Also, since this is an obvious breach of contract, could we ultimately force them to buy the house back? This has become an awful situation for us because the previous owners are still friends with all the neighbors around us. So, we see them in our neighborhood every weekend during the summer.
  14. QUESTION: Can my Landlord withhold my Security Deposit, if he was the one that terminated the lease? BACKGROUND: My landlord gave me a 30 day notice to terminate tenancy because he was convinced that I was hiding a pet. He refused to discuss the situation any further. I complied fully, packed up, cleaned (took pictures) and was moved out prior to the 30th day. On that 30th day I provided the landlord a forwarding address (to send me my deposit), I returned the keys and opener as well. Since that date: I waited the maximum time allowed in my state for a deposit to be returned. I sent a demand letter to the landlord (by certified mail return receipt) that explained the laws regarding returned deposits. He responded (by certified mail return receipt) by basically saying that because of the "unauthorized pet" that I supposedly had, I was at fault and was not going to be getting any of the money back. He said that because I didn't stay for the entire term of the lease, I was at fault. He even quoted a clause that is nowhere in my lease..."Tenant agrees to forfeit entire security deposit if all terms of the lease are not met." I will be glad to provide copies of the lease, letters, etc. Please do not waste time doubting my version of events. As hard as it may be to believe...it happened,
  15. I was wondering if there is a statute of limitations on bringing charges agains a fellow employee for indecent exposure. I am just finding out that this has happened to a co-worker, who is still on edge when she sees this employee, but is afraid of turning him in. It happened last year, 2014.
  16. I'm a residential renter in Missouri looking to terminate my tenancy. My original lease has been up for quite a while, at which point I chose to pay month to month at a higher cost rather than sign another lease term. My original lease stated that I must provide 60 days notice prior to termination, however since I am a month to month renter now, is that applicable? The Mo. Rev. Stat. § 441.060 seems to state that only 30 days is needed if you are a month to month renter. Additionally, I do not pay late fees on my rent until 3 days after the end of the month. As a result, I have not yet paid the rent this month. I am getting ready to make payment right now. Is this going to hurt my chances to terminate since it is the 1st? Please advise if I can terminate my tenance effective July 31, or August 1, without having to pay August rent. Thanks in advance for your help!
  17. Please respond. I am a 16 year old with parents going through a divorce. My mother is supposed to get me for visitation this Friday - Monday and every other weekend. My question is do I have to go? I really really don't want to and I'm really worried about it. I have not spoken to her since last May. She now lives with her new boyfriend and his son and I do not like them either. I don't want to see her, talk to her, or be with her. What do I do? What can I do?
  18. What does it mean when a person is subpoena? Is it illegal in the state of Missouri for co conspirators to hangout or be together?
  19. Today on my way home through a long & curvy dark road in Richland mo. I was blue lighted by a police officer driving a marked charger. As I was being pulled over I noticed my speed was 40-43M/H in a 45M/H speed zone so I was a bit confused as to why I was being pulled over. So as I was approached by the two officers one on each side of the vehicle I gave my information to the one at my window. I asked the officer what was I being pulled over for he said speeding and i then asked him what did he clock me at to, this question he told me that he would let me know when he comes back. A whole 18 minutes later the other officer returned with a ticket and my information and informed me that not in this speed zone of 45 miles an hour but about a mile back i was doing 38 in a 25 speed zone and the reason I am just being pulled over a mile away is because it took him a while to catch up to my Full size Suv doing 38M/H with his Charger?? and supposedly the device used to track my speed was a stationary radar. So my question remains can i beat this ticket?
  20. My lease is up for renewal and I received a letter from the apartment complex stating that they chose not to renew my lease. I went to the office ot inquire and get some additional information and they very rudely told me that it was due to "my situation." I have a current pending criminal charge against me. I kept asking for more information and they refused to come out and say that was the reason, but obviously it is. I understand they have a right to screen applicants, but I haven't been found guilty of anything. Do I have any recourse? According to the letter I'm to be out April 30th, but I've been reading up on holdover tenants. Do I wait for them to file an official eviction with the county? Any advice? I'm in Missouri. I've always paid my rent on time, have an excellent credit history and have never even voiced a complaint. I didn't even have a maintenance request until I'd been here 9 months. Also, the day after talking with management I had a specialty light bulb burn out and called the office to ask to have it replaced. They could have very easily done it while I was out of the apartment, but chose to do so while I was here and sent 6 people to fix the light bulb. I'm not kidding, 6. Basically the apartment manager has tried and convicted me. I also suspect they are having maintenance drive by my apartment to check up on me. Do I have any recourse over harassment? Mainly sending the 6 people here for the light bulb.
  21. My ex and I have been separated for almost 3 years now. She lives in Missouri in my house and I live in Colorado because of work. We have no children and she hasn't worked for at least 7 years. I sent her money to keep up the mortgage for a while, only to find out she never made 1 house payment and is now delinquent of almost 3 years. She has purchased a new vehicle using my name and credit( just discovered from TU. last year she intercepted my w2s and filed my taxes and had the money direct deposited in her personal account and I never received half or even knew she had done it for quite a while. I let it go because she gave me the boohoo story that was $4800.00. But since that time her boyfriend has taken up residency in my house and now neither of them are making the payments( or she has forged my name off the house somehow). She has intercepted my w2s-again this year and filed them and had the money deposited in her account again and will not answer my calls. I was informed of this after calling every tax office in poplar bluff. Finally got someone at HR block who said that yes she did file them both years and had the money deposited in her account. I got a copy of the tax papers for both years totaling almost $9000.00. What recourse do I have and how do I go about it. I can't access my IRS account on line for some reason, I can't access my mortgage information on line for some reason. My house has been for sale for 2 years which she has removed the sign out front and canceled the real estate office. I'm out of my mind mad about now but want to handle this the right way but don't know the right steps to take..I would appreciate some direction. Thanks.
  23. I've been having an ongoing argument with my leasing company regarding their online payments. Their policy is that rent must be in by the 5th of the month, which is fine. Previously, online payments could be made up to the 5th, per the leasing office, as they told me that they received notification of payment by email that the payment was made. Recently, however, their policy has changed, and they now state that the online payment must be processed before it is counted as paid. This is an issue as their "PayLease" system takes "3-5 business days" to process a payment. Last month, I paid on the 3rd, and had a confirmation email that it was paid that day. The money was taken out of my bank account on that day. However, since it was not in their bank account that day it was counted as late and I was hit with a late fee. The fallacies in this policy are astounding. One could pay online on the 1st and still have the payment be late if the 1st fell on say, a Thursday, and perhaps Monday was a bank holiday... you see where I'm going with this. What's even more astounding is that I paid half the rent with a check and half online (roommate's payment) and they only counted the online portion "late"... even though the check hadn't come out of my bank account yet. This makes no sense at all. All that is said on PayLease's site is "We recommend that payments be made 3-5 days in advance." The apartment complex is more than able to see when payments are made, as they told me that they get an email notification. Do I have any legal recourse for this or do I have to bite the bullet and pay my rent days in advance? (It wouldn't be a problem except I get paid on the last day of the month...)
  24. State: MO So I reported a blog on Tumblr that I thought looked like CP to Tumblr's abuse support. They shut down the account within hours of when I filed the report. My question is do I have anything to be worried about on my end? I'm happy to help terminate such an awful account, but is there a chance I could get arrested for seeing it in the first place? It's been roughly 2 weeks since this happened. I still have the e-mail that I sent to Tumblr's abuse support to prove I reported it.
  25. Hello, I have a very confusing problem with many parts to it. I will try to keep it organized as best I can. I apologize for the long post, but I felt I should give as much information as I could. 5 years ago I divorced my husband. We have a son together, and the divorce was amicable. However we filed "No Children" (he believed it would be cheaper and quicker this way.) There are no court orders giving him custody time, however I did draw up a parenting agreement which allowed him time with his son during summers and every other holiday year, etc. and allowed me $400 a month in child support. It was very detailed. We both signed it and life was fine for 2 years. He moved out of state to North Dakota (more than 1,000 miles away - 16 hours by car) right after the divorce. He did not take our son at all for the first two years, nor have much contact except to send sporadic support checks (he missed 9 payments over the course of those few years). During these two years both he and I became involved with other people, life went on. I remarried and so did he. Three years ago he decided he wanted to have our son over the summer. I was fine with this; I thought it great he was getting back into his life. Although my current husband has been a great step parent, I always believed in bio parents being important as I came from a divorced household. We packed him up and sent him to visit for two months. During this time I called every day to check in. Our son was 7, and still unsure of the situation, as he had no contact the summer before. I began to worry when our son became very closed off halfway through the summer. His step mother would "watch him on the phone" (according to him) and he told me a few times she hit him. She admitted to me once over the phone that she slapped him in the face because "he was smarting off" in a store and she told me his attitude was out of control. During the summer he was left in her care full time, as my ex worked a job with a lot of overtime involved. I had met her when they came to pick him up and she seemed very nice then, so I had no concerns... however my son told me later that this was her "nice face" that she has with other people and she was not like that at her house. We picked him up at the end of the summer and drove back home. During the drive he told us how horrible his summer was and how "not nice" they were. He said his father hit him with a belt multiple times when "Miss L*** tattled on me." When I asked what he had done to get in so much trouble that she felt he needed a spanking he told me that one time he accidently slammed a door, another time he had told her he didn't want to play outside and the other times he didn't think he had done anything wrong. I am sure he may have been in trouble for something, but enough to be hit with a belt? I told him I would talk to his father about this when we got home and I did. His father told me he was unruly, out of control, had an attitude and a "smart mouth" and that I needed to raise him better to get him under control. Now, I had never had him exhibit any of these behaviors - except the hyper bit - and was flabbergasted. Maybe their tolerance for his behavior were lower than mine, I don't know, but I told him that she (the step mother) was not allowed according to the parenting agreement to lay a hand on our son, or physically punish him in any way. He told me that he gave her permission to discipline him. During the next school year B***** exhibited behavior that was troubling. He would get in trouble at school on weeks following a call from his father. His father called about once a month to check in with him and talk to him. After these calls he would withdraw some. It would take almost a week to get him back to being the happy kid I knew him to be. He was very clingy, which I at first chalked up to him just missing me. We took him to the doctor for a yearly checkup and addressed the hyperactivity problem. He was diagnosed with ADHD and we now have him on medicine for it. We thought maybe the behavior was caused by the hyperactivity and expected the meds to help, but it did not. A pattern emerged with his behavior and contact with his father. Other signs that were troubling me popped up as well... (He wet the bed twice in the first semester of school. After his father told him he was expecting him to come the next summer as well he began pooping his pants now and then.) As these were pretty serious I asked the doctor to refer us to a therapist. We have gotten him in and he sees Mr. C once a week. We also had him seen by a psychologist. The psychologist confirmed the ADHD, and also said he thought that there had been abuse. We hoped B would tell the therapist eventually. As the next summer rolled closer the pants pooping and B's stress level increased. Mr. C said B had told him about the hitting, slapping and spankings, but was still closed off. He recommended we keep him home for the summer so he could continue therapy. He talked to my ex and though it was a bit of a battle he relented and allowed B to stay with us. As soon as B found out he would not have to return to his father's for the summer the pants pooping, bed wetting and anger issues faded away. He didn't get in trouble at all the last two months of school (though his father did not call during that time either.) Things were fine over the summer, my ex called a few times, but B said he didn't want to talk to him. He was 8 now, and I wasn't going to force him to do so. My ex told me I was being unreasonable and keeping him from contacting his son. I had B talk to him one time and B told him he didn't want to talk. However my ex was sure I had forced him to say that. He stopped calling or emailing/texting me. Rarely checked the messages I sent him about B's progress in school or updates on how he was doing. During this past school year B became a bit more withdrawn again. Mr. C said they were making headway in therapy and I attributed his mood to the emotions surrounding that. His grades have dropped to D's and F's (though they are steadily rising now.) B turned 9 over the winter and this month (March) it all came pouring out. The truth. Miss L had molested him over the summer he visited! She had touched him places adults shouldn't touch. He admitted this to the therapist and we had a family meeting to discuss the aftermath. At this point I am unsure as to how to proceed. Mr. C told me to put off my ex as long as I could regarding this coming summer - as he again would like B to come stay. He began contacting more regularly in January (and I feel this may have been what triggered B to finally tell someone what happened.) I cannot let him return to North Dakota for two months knowing I would be sending him to stay with his abuser. Should I file for an order of protection against her? My ex will not believe me if I tell him there has been sexual abuse. He will say I made it up and am just trying to keep B all to myself (as this is what happened last summer with the therapy.) Mr. C has offered to field that call when the time comes and mediate the possible anger backlash. However I fear my ex may come and take B anyway. I don't know if it would be kidnapping? Since the agreement says he can have him summers. The agreement was never in place in the court, or ordered by a judge. I don't think any of us ever thought that there would be a situation like this. My husband said he would like to petition the court to adopt B, especially in light of this recent event, but I don't know if I can get his parental rights terminated. Would the preference of the child be enough? B says he wants nothing to do with his father, that he was mean and hurt him repeatedly. Not to mention he refuses to even think about Miss L and that situation. It will take years of therapy to manage the emotional trauma. Any advice or help you can give would be welcomed.
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