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  1. At my school, we have a dress code which bans anything with a hood on it. There are other dress code regulations, but I'm focused on just this one. I was wondering if there is any way I can loo poll around this. I do not see a problem with wearing hoodies considering it's cold out this time of the year AND it covers up more than half the clothing that people actually wear to school. Girl's can get away with sleeveless dresses, but a hoodie isn't allowed??? If you can help me either find a state law or other loo poll so I can wear hoodies to school please let me know! Some kids already made a petition last year for them to be allowed and got over 200 student signatures, but that didn't change anything. please help ))):
  2. I'm a disabled war veteran and had my service dog stolen from me, what kind of lawyer do I need to be able to get her back? I tried the local police but they told me that they couldn't do anything and that I'd have to take her to court to get my dog back even though I know who has her. I tried contacting the York Co PA BAR Assoc but they've been unable to suggest a lawyer that would be able to help me and refused to tell me what kind of lawyer I would need. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  3. My fiance and I are looking to obtain a marriage license, howvere she is "supposedly" going through divorce, we have searched high and low for this marriage certificate and cannot find it on record anywhere, she has been married for 3 years and nothing from the SSA, IRS anything saying she needed to change her last name after she took the last name of her significant other. i also learned the marriage licenses were bought online and it was for a same sex marriage. they were married in new york but still cannot find anything on any site of any record of this marriage. we currently live in PA. is she actiually married??? she was married in new york before it was legal in pa, 3 years and she took the last name of her significant other yet no legal documents or government anything has contacted or said anything about name change, and it was a marriage certificate obtained online and paid for. can someone help me with this matter please?? we really want to file for a marriage license in PA, if we filed at the courthouse would it get denied??? i need to know some information on this, any websites or places i can search for this license, places to call?? something?? please someone tell me this marriage is null and void or something thank you
  4. I Can't Find Anywhere To Do My House Arrest? I Was Sentenced To 1 Year House Arrest And 5 Years Probation . My P.o Wants To Violate Me ? How Long Will I Go To Jail For ?
  5. My wife's long time family friend is a Attorney In PA. (We live in Fl. also have a home in Pa. She gave me her phone when she got new phone, in her msg between this Attorney were 2 years of sex txt, pictures which lead to sex with details graphic details . He has advised us different in matters and represented my son . I'll try to get to the point quickly. I have Pa. Drive license since 2001, I am disabled and have mail forward here Fl. She is being treated at Pitt Hosp. for RSD. going back and forth then she stayed in Pa for 9 months for treatment. But what her Attorney friend told her it will establish her as a Pa resident. I have phone msg recorded saying he made phone call to divorce attorney and he's glad he did. (He did this after I called July 4 Police in concern (not being malicious) to check on my wife because of the medications she takes and she was not answering phone and told me she was not feeling well. Early in the day she always answers or gets back quickly. When police arrive they were together discovered caught more like it We talked about working things out and not get a divorce and If it did go that route. together we would have papers draw up. I said we can do it our selves uncontested have papers review but a attorney told her and my son get it all just pay utilizes. (We are losing house here in Fl.) She came home and from Pa July 14 and left said we need to sign these together and get notarized I said let me read them. She said you can read them in the Bank. She was told we will get divorced in Pa and I am a Fl resident. I did not get to see papers I checked Pa. county records they are not showing divorce papers filed. I do know the name of her divorce attyI did not get to read them. She said if you want to play hard ball. He'll just serve you. My question? her Attorney friend is manipulating and pressuring her. Has a key to the our Pa. house Can he be reprimanded by Pa Bar Association. On ethics, morals or something he's done against the Oath He to as a Law abiding pillar of the community. I'm stretching for words / example. What recourse do I have. 33 years marriage. She doesn't have money but she was able to get divorce attorney pay for by him. I am fixed income and broke can't get attorney disabled and USMC vet. Help need some answers and options. Thank You.
  6. Hey guys, so basically client says he wants money back and i've "misled" him and haven't acted in "good faith" we're doing a tight squeeze in making 2 apps and a web panel in 1 month, so little no time to mess around and client i guess expected to see daily updates or a milestone, in which no milestones were made it was straight development. I've told client i would refund money within 45 days; if payments had been allowed in a recession agreement, i hadn't the money to pay said client back. Additional information I am seeking advice as to what todo; client seems to want to chargeback or maybe already has which would have breached the contract i presume. What steps should i take?
  7. Apartment is in Philadelphia, PA. 3 male college students have been renting for 2 years. Repectful, have taken care of the apartment, no damages done to it. The landlord provided a washer / dryer unit. The washer stopped working. Landlord was notified and he had someone come out to look at it. The repair person said it was broken probably because it was overloaded. At first the landlord was going to request for the 3 tenants to pay for the repair charges but he changed his mind and decided to charge tenants for a new washer / dryer unit. There were no instructions to go along with the washer dryer unit when we moved in. Is he allowed to charge for a brand new unit? It was not brand new when we moved in. We have been using this for 2 years. Is there not such a thing as normal wear and tear? We feel the landlord is just trying to be able to keep our security deposits because we are graduating and will be moving out in June. Any Advice?
  8. I filed an appeal of a Chester County, PA magisterial decision. I was defendent I complied with rule 1004( , including required praecipe for appellee It's past 20 days. Appellee has not filed complaint. Have I won? Need I do anything more? Does 1037(a) kick in? It looks like I still need to notify plaintiff and give them 10 more days Lastly, if I need to file praecipe, is there a standard template or format available? A notice to plaintiff is provided-but not to court Rule 1004 Rule 1037 Rule 237.1
  9. I had to refinance my home about 7 years ago. I foolishly added my son-in-law to the mortgage because he was going to buy me out :-(. Now he moved out 2 years ago and has given $0 toward the mortgage or anything related to the house. He is now trying to force me to sell or refinance w/in 2.5 years to get his name off the mortgage; however the house is upside down! 1. Can he legally force me to sell w/in 2 years with the house upside down? If he can force me,.... (And my daughter is not on the mortgage; but for whatever reason, she signed the deed) 2. Who is responsible for the difference between the value of the house and what is owed..... a) Is it split three ways? or Is it just splilt 2 ways - between my son-in-law and I?
  10. I know someone whose father passed away in 2005. When the man died, he owed a lot of debtors, so I think there was basically nothing left to distribute in his will. After all these years, there are some unclaimed assets. Do those assets go back to his Debtor's first, or to his family? Is there a statute of limitations on the debt owed by a dead person?
  11. I got married 28 years ago in Philadelphia and stayed with him approximately 2 years. After we separated I found out that he was married when we got married. He did get divorced approximately 2 months after we were already married. My question is "Is my marriage legitimate and if not what do I have to do to divorce him or annull the marriage?"
  12. Back in 2000 I was arrested three times in a year's time. One case was dismissed, plead guilty to the other two and was sentenced to run concurrent. I chose to do all of my time instead of getting out early on probation. While I was incarcerated, I had another court date that I wasn't taken to so they put out a warrant on me and I was charged with escape. I didn't find out about all of this until 2009. When I finished my time in 2004 I was told that it was done and over with, that there wasn't anything to worry about or take care of, even though I told them about the other charge I had elsewhere, the court, my pd everyone said I was free and clear. Five years later I found out about the warrant and went to the court and took care of it. After all that you would think that if I owed over two grand why am I just finding out now In 2015? How do I find information about those old cases and is there any way around having to pay?
  13. I currently applied for a job as a bartender at a club, was more then qualitified for the job. Was told I had the job if they could get my criminal history. I told them the truth about my record the charges are about 7 to ten years old. They called to see if they could hire me due to my charges was felonies. Two days later I was called and told that there hands was tied due to the small gaming license laws, they was unable to hire me. I'm currently going to school for business management, writing a paper on workplace discrimination against ex felons. I came cross a site stating, that as long as my felons was over five years I could get a small gaming license. My felonies do not have anything to do with gambling. Therefore I'm confused on why I was unable to get the job. My previous job I had was at a store that sold lottery, more money dealt with then any small game deals with. But I was turned done because of federal regulations, I was told! Due to my criminal background history!
  14. I just received a letter from a collection agency saying that I owe money to bucks county clerk of courts in PA for cases back in 2000 that I was not aware of. What can I do to resolve this without having to pay $2220.00?
  15. Can my landlord at my business location increase my rent but not tell me the increase amount? I was told I would find out in my next invoice. And can they continue to increase it every month but still not say what the increase will be each month?
  16. Hey, I'm seeking some guidance here. My father drives for a car service in Pennsylvania. He is elderly, and has trouble seeing at night. The verbal terms of his employment with his employer was that he would only work during daylight hours. For the last few years, it has been as such, with him working from 5/6/7am on, depending on the season and sunrise. Recently, his employer has been trying to work later. My father reiterated his concern about not being able to drive at night, and the employer responded with threatening to cut his days down by 2 hours a day, effectively docking him $100 a week. The employer does not pay well...anyone decent at math realizes with the above issue, that he is only paid $10 an hour. The above is an issue that bothers me, however, I'm not sure there is much legal recourse there, I'm sure there is some Pennsylvania law where if the employee cannot perform the basic functions of the job, the employer has the right to act. The more troubling issue, and the one that I feel is definitely actionable, is that the employer requires him to hand in, and keeps all of his tips. Most of the jobs are paid by credit card, and he has to turn in any cash he receives at the end of the day. It's been this way for years. I've urged him to find a new job, but he does not have a degree, is a first generation immigrant, and is not really marketable, so he's stayed all this time. The cutting of hours seems to be the last straw for him, and is definitely so for me. I'm a newly practicing attorney in New York. Unfortunately, I'm not licensed to practice in PA. I'm sure I could get a court to admit me pro hac vice, however, I'm not sure I have the time or experience to help him with this. I've defended the employer in similar cases here in NY (I do insurance defense), and these sort of cases seem to be "slam dunks" so to speak for the plaintiff...at least in NY, if the plaintiff is awarded any judgement at all, they are awarded legal fees as well, so cases where it's clear the employer did not pay the employee appropriately, the defendant generally settles quickly and for decent amounts, as litigating would be far more expensive. Can anyone confirm my suspicions that this practice is illegal as well, and also weigh in on my recommendation that he get a lawyer? Does anyone have any experience with these sort of cases and can get me started in the right direction? Thanks so much. -ET
  17. I had an injury at work (State of PA) and missed 6 1/2 days of pay because of the injury (Dr.'s demand). My employer said that I had to miss 7 days in order for loss pay to be compensated. Is this correct?
  18. I pay bills through my online bank account. Some are paid electronically directly to the vendor & are subtracted from my balance immediately, but some are paid by a check written & mailed by the bank as paper. I just changed banks & this bank takes the funds from my account on the day that the check is supposed to arrive at the payee's address, i.e. the due date that I set for the payment. I need to know if this is legal? I have no guarantee that the check that was mailed actually arrived at it's destination, or that the payee even plans to cash the check, yet my account has already been debited for the amount of the check. The check has NOT been presented for payment! Is the bank allowed to remove the funds from my account BEFORE the check has been presented for payment, please? Thanks.
  19. In PA, I'm a grandparent that was awarded legal guardianship of my grandchild. Three years later, during a custody trial a judge ordered legal custody to the parent and shared physical custody between the parent and me. Does that mean the guardianship has been dismissed, modified or cancelled? If not, does that mean I maintain the same rights the original order granted?
  20. During a custody court case the Plaintiffs representation was terribly deficient and failed to present rebuttles on behalf of the client. Is it possible to have some of those same issues revisited and rebutted during a hearing on a different date after filing a newer petition?
  21. A client (2004) 10 years ago signed a surety agreement for a bank loan, secured by her now ex husband, and pledged her inheritance account totaling $83,000. to cover the debt. The husband defaulted within a year and in 2005 the bank took 73, 490. of her $'s as a set-off but put the remaining %'s into a savings account, but will not let her access the funds, claiming they are still theirs but it's been 10 years since the original loan date and 9 years since they took the set-off amount. Do either of the Pa. SOL's for Contracts 4 years, or for Negotiable Instruments 6 years now prevent the bank from now taking the balance of her $'s?? Is there any case law that is on point??
  22. If a Philadelphia resident was to get their Driver License suspended in new jersey would it be suspended in Philadelphia as well?
  23. I have 3 boys and I am on SSD and SSI (Social SecurityDisability and Supplemental Income). I am 95% deaf. My boys get $297 each from SS. My X took me to court to get more support. She said I worked undr the table. I do not work under the table, but the judge believed her. I have at times helped my friend snow plow and he gave me $75 to $100 on those 5 to 6 days I helped him. My Dad is a mechanic and I might help him maybe 5 days year or so if he needs someone to help lift thing or has a big job. He gives me $50. I get $1600 a month SSD and the judge assessed me for $22.50 as a heavy equipment operator for 20 hours a week. I do not make any where near that on the few days i help out. I only help out a few days a year not a month. I can not make that kind of money on SSD or I would not be on SSD. I need some advice on what to do. I know I can appeal but is the judge right in what she did. There was no proof anyone could find to making income except for my X saying I worked. Desperate because I have to pay $455 out of my SSD and do not have enough money now to live!
  24. My sister has been taking care of her ex-husbands dog for the last 2.5 years, because he can't afford a place of his own (lives with his mother). My sister has paid all vet bills (except for half of one bill), bought food, medications, etc. The problem is the dog has severe anxiety and is not okay to be left alone. When the dog is alone, the dog scratches himself, the walls, the cub-bards, etc. There is extensive damage to my sister's house (I can't seem to be able to attach the photo's), and her ex refuses to pay for any of the damages. He has not contributed to the dog in the last 2.5 years (with the exception of half of the one bill), and refuses to take the dog. The main problem is, when my sister had said (due to the damages) she can no longer keep him, he threatens to keep his son from her (the son is from a previous relationship, not her child but they do have a little girl together, and sadly he does not do anything for her either). I know she does not have any legalities over the son, but at what point is the dog considered abandoned by the original owner? What options does she have as she has been put into a very tough situation. I know I may sound biased because she is my sister, but I honestly thought she would be the one to push a problematic divorce and it is the polar opposite. He degrades her in front of both children, refuses to spend time with his daughter or pay child support, and anytime she tries to defend herself, he threatens her. This is the worst that I have seen, and I'm more concerned of the child's well being. If anyone can explain how to attach pictures, I can gladly do so. I'm not exaggerating when I say it's very bad.
  25. I am Pennsylvania licensed driver who recently received a DWI in New Jersey, which was a second NJ DWI I have received. The first occurred over 18 years ago in early 1996. The first NJ offense occurred before my home state joined the Drivers License compact in late 1996, so there is no record of it on my Pa. driver history (I checked). I have no other driver offenses in Pennsylvania. Because the first is well over 10 years old, I expect I will be sentenced in NJ for my current NJ citation as a first offense. My question is exactly what will be reported to Pennsylvania about this incident and whether Pa will receive information from NJ about the old 1996 offense, or whether only the current citation is reported. The reason is that Pennsylvania apparently does not suspend a license for an "out of state DUI" that is a first offense, but suspends for one year on an out of state DUI if it is determined to be a second offense. Any input from someone knowledgeable on what is shared under the Compact is much appreciated.
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