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  1. Smith co texas I was arrested with a warrantless arrest. I was given a bond of 10,000.00 for a misdemenor offense. The Texas code of criminal procedure limits that amount to 5,000.00. My question is how do I recuperate the money that I had to pay extra to the bail bond co.
  2. Background: My brother left home many years ago to escape an abusive stepfather, and we never heard from him again. Fast Forward: Stepfather passes away, mother is now elderly, and sister (myself) has spent 25 years searching for her long-lost brother. Miracle: Two months ago, we found my brother alive and well and also living in Texas. We had a joyful reunion when he joined us for my mother's 80th birthday. When asked why he didn't stay in touch, he explained that he didn't want to deal with our stepfather and just assumed that mom and I would eventually forget all about him. He was thrilled to learn that we had been searching for him and surprised that our mother was even still alive. Tragedy: Two weeks after our reunion, my brother died from a brain aneurysm. After our initial shock and grief began to subside, mom and I began the process of wrapping up his affairs and so forth. We've got an attorney assisting us with gaining access to his bank accounts so that we can pay off his debts. Question: We learned from his employer that he had life insurance and a sizable 401K account, each worth approximately $40,000. Upon meeting with the benefits people, we learned that he had designated a national charity as beneficiary for both accounts, which he was required to reaffirm annually. We are certain that he would have changed his beneficiary designations to our mother's name. There was just no time to do so before he died. The only evidence we have is hearsay from his former coworkers that he was thrilled to be reunited with his family. We feel that we should make a claim as his rightful heirs and should receive those funds. We'd appreciate some opinions from you in this matter. Thank you so much.
  3. I was recently on fmla due to a domestic violence related incident. When I returned to work I learned my manager told everyone what happened when a co-worker mentioned the situation to me. Was it legal for her to reveal this information?
  4. Is there statue of limitations on a capias warrant
  5. I moved in a apt complex about 3 month ago near Houston .The Apt are is gated and secured by cameras. The apartment Manager lives on site. Last Saturday there was a shooting at 6 pm , the Apt managers boyfriend had a altercation with another resident ran in his apt and came back out with a gun and started shooting at the other man , he shot the car and some bullets bounced of to another car and a apt window. A total of 8 shots was fired . We called the police while the shooter and Manager ran of with they cars . I can not sleep since this happened and saw the Managers Boyfriend back on the complex a day later. I fear for my safety as we been the once who called the police and she knows that . We want to brake the lease asap as we fear for our safety. What right do I have ?
  6. My mother in law recently passed away. My father in law passed away 3 years early. We had been told many times by my father in law that the will shares everything equally among the 4 children. There is not good will between my wife and her brother who is the executor. Is he legally required to read the will and inform all the children when he does so?
  7. I recently heard that you were legally allowed to leave or sign out of school (Not drop out, specifically sign out and come back the next day) I am the age of 17. I have left at other highschools and have never had a problem, however now that I am here they refuse to allow me to leave without parent permission. My question is atthe age of 17, are you legally allowed to sign yourself out of school? I also have side questions, is school legally allowed to keep you after class? At 18 can I legally eave class without parent reference/permission? Please reply, Id like a direct answer to the question but Id'd also appreciate going into depth as well. A little bit of both would help me understand and grasp this topic easily, and just for some extra information, the location is Plano Texas.
  8. I own a town home with assigned parking spaces in a carport. The homes were converted from an apt complex many years earlier. I have two vehicles parked in my assigned spaces. Due to title issues I was unable to obtain registration stickers. However, I had the cars inspected (required annually in Texas prior to registration) and both passed. However, due to the title issues, could not go down and get the registration stickers. I have been working on the title issues to get resolved. The HOA had both towed after warning me about registration. I told them the reason for no stickers but they didn't care. Nobody else that I know of here has had vehicles towed for lack of stickers. The Manager of the HOA is targeting me because I have 3 vehicles all parked in assigned spaces (I only have one space but contracted with other owners to use their spaces).. There is a shortage of parking here and they want my spaces for other owners. While sympathetic, I have the right to use those other spaces. I think my cars where towed illegally. The rules and regulations are in conflict with the Associanion CC&Rs and Bylaws over the parking rules. I am suing the HOA. for costs of towing, damage to vehicles, and cost of bringing the lawsuit. Hope someone will comment or offer advice, either way. Thanks Background Information.docx
  9. My fiance is in jail first offense agg.robbery first degree felony.theres 3 other dudes on the case being charged but they are coming together blaiming it all on my fiance what can i do.?!?
  10. My brother is on parole in Texas. He is living in a halfway house. His parole officer has requested "a plan" from him to move back to the county of his conviction. Is this something that happens a lot? He would like to avoid this situation if at all possible.
  11. we have been renting this home in grayson county texas for many years and more recently renting on a month to month basis. we have been negotiating over last few months to purchase this home from landlord. after paying 500.00 for appraisal which came under the sellers expectations and requesting some fixes in advance of purchase with included some potential safety concerns, owner decided to end negotiations rather than address fixes and gave 30 day notice to vacate. being we expected to live in this home we don't have the time, money or resources to comply in this short period of time with both adults working and 2 children in school who will now have to be uprooted from home and school. any recourse to save our sanity?
  12. This is in regards to a real estate contract in Texas, paragraph 23. The buyer is allowed to terminate contact up to 5:00pm and receive their earnest money back. My question is: Is the fact that the seller or seller's agent didn't receive this notification (but was signed thru Docusign at 4:59pm) a legal reason to NOT return the earnest money to the buyer?
  13. When an American Citzen marries a student foreigner with a student visa in the us, it takes six months to receive a Green card after application and interview. How can one stop this from happening if family members believe this was done on a sham marriage?
  14. I am a non custodial parent with 2 children. I pay all of my child support every month, I have shared custody, I am very involved in my children's lives, and I live in poverty because of the amount I have to pay every month.. I was just needing to know if I had the right to know what my ex makes per year because she make a lot more than she did when we were divorced. Also does her getting remarried change anything as far as child support payments. Thank you for your help.
  15. Hi, I am seeking professional advice on whether or not I have a legal case against a hospital in Longview Tx. The story in a short version is, I was sent to the hospital for follow up testing by a Imaging office that my doctor sent me to for my final pregnancy scan. The office sent me to the hospital due to my sons decreasing heart rate. I was there for a fetal non stress test at 33ws 1 day. My son wasn't move much on the sonogram as well as he heart rate kept fluctuating from 180 at times to 40bpm. I was told they would be doing further tests at the hospital and that I would be taken straight up to labor and deliver. Arrived at hospital, checked in, told the receptionist what was going on. Was told someone would be right now, time kept passing, I went back to the desk and ask if I could just take myself, was told no, that she would call again, waited another 20 mins, finally a nurse came and got me apologizing for the wait. Now I have waited for approximately 45 or more mins, upon entering the room , changing into a gown, giving urine sample. The nurse start looking for fetal tones, could not find any called in others, long story short, I had to have a emergency csection but my son Caden had passed away. I eventually went back to the patient relations coordinator and asked her at what point does a pregnant woman go straight to the back without any wait. I asked for the policy and procedures. She told me at 20 weeks you do not wait, you will check in and go straight back. So I asked why did I have to wait almost an hour to be able to go back even when I asked to walk myself up? I said my son is gone now I feel because I had to wait so long even though waiting isn't a part of your policy. She proceeded to write some things down and told me there would be an investigation. 2 weeks later I receive a call stating the CEO of the hospital would like to hold a meeting with me, advice I was given told me not to go to the meeting at all due to the fact that the CEO of a hospital never wants to meet with you. I have went back and gotten all my health records, for myself and my son. I was told that I had one other set of records to get but when I went to get them Friday Sept 16th, I was told that she couldn't give me anything else and she had nothing else to give, even though the same girl showed me documents previously that needed to still be signed and told me to come back the following week. Also one of the nurses told my husband, my cousin and a friend that was in the hospital that night that, "they dropped the ball again, somebody messed up and they are going to have to pay for this" She started this after my husband asked her what in the world happened? I didn't learn of this comment until weeks later. If anything can be done possibly in the case please let me know. Also after looking at my medical files, it stated that I had a thin umbilical cord and something wrong with the placenta, due to me being a high risk, I received sonograms every Friday, but this was never mentioned.
  16. I replied to all on an email that I told the original sender Fu$& You on. Some of the recipients from the email were minors. I have been contacted by angry parents telling me I broke the law and they are seeking legal action.. I am having trouble finding case law and statutes on this. Did I commit a crime?
  17. I am in serious discussions concerning a possible adult adoption of a long time close family friend that we've known since she was 6 yrs old. I live in Texas and she currently lives 2 hrs away in Oklahoma. Her parents died when she was 14, soon followed by all of her natural grandparents. She is somewhat estranged from the rest of her family. She now has children of her own and I am filling the role of grandmother to her children. The purpose of the adoption would be to legally establish our relationship for purposes of identification as next of kin and inheritance. Currently she has sole legal custody of her young children and the bio father has no visitation rights. His paternal rights, though, have not yet been terminated. His family name in the town where she currently lives has a negative stigma. If we follow through with the adult adoption, can the Judge also approve a name change for the grandchildren, or would we have to seek termination of the father's parental rights first? As I said, the mother currently has an order granting her sole legal custody of all of the children.Also, would I file the petition for adoption in Texas or Oklahoma?
  18. I need to know how long the Attorney General's office in Texas can hold child support payments they have collected from the NCP. I was told they had 48 hours to forward payment after receiving it from the NCP. They receive the NCP payments via direct deposit, there are no arrears, other payments being withheld or any other extenuating circumstances which would cause them to keep payments longer than necessary. Is there a law in place that states how long they can hold on to these payments?
  19. If insurance company is taking too long to pay claim can insured pay to put their house back together and not jeopardize their claim?
  20. I run a car service. Because of the nature of the business, most services generally pay chauffeurs 'by the trip' with no compensation between trips. This could be construed in some instances to be compensable time, depending on the amount of time between, waiting to engage, engaged to wait scenarios, etc. I understand that. The way to avoid this is to pay chauffeurs min wage during the entire day and take the "tip credit" off of their overtime calculation. The problem is, this USUALLY results in LESS pay for the chauffeurs for each day resulting in unhappy chauffeurs! I am wondering, can I pay the chauffeur the GREATER of the 2 amounts calculated weekly, without affecting their rate of pay for any other calculations or an overtime dispute, etc?
  21. I have written before but was wondering about the narrow field of rules governing my forced amenities. According to the Paper I can only set out trash from 6-8 and trash cans being left out earlier forfeit you right to pick up you are in fact paying for. 2 hour window. I let them know I work from 3 - 10 and they said put it out prior to leaving. I reminded her of the rules and was told that they were not enforcing that rule. Given her nasty demeanor, I asked for that in writing and was told no. Also now my mail is lost. What should I do? I fear retaliation due to complaining. Ideas?
  22. Does the homestead exemption apply to purchase of contiguous lots automatically or does the property owner need to requested additional exemptions?
  23. Seeking advice for adult adoption in the state of Texas. If anyone could help that would be great. Below i have a list of a few questions that need to be answered 1. Can multiple Children be filed for at the same time under the ($250) filling fee. Or does each child need its own case or "form?" 2. My parents are now divorced and i am seeking adoption from my step Father. (mother is aware and OK with it and willing to be present) Thanks for the help. Also i have attached a form i copied and edited for my situation for review it is not done but it is my understanding that i can show up with this pay my $250 and file it. I will receive a court a date and we all have to show up for it. Currently my father (US resident not citizen) is working overseas and not able to file himself Is it possible for me to file? adoption paperwork.docx
  24. My apartment decided we should have a trash pick up service. It costs an extra 25.00 a month. I did it for free up till now I pay for trash already and now I am forced to pay for this service or move out. Seems fascist to me. Is it legal to not allow an opt out on amenities?
  25. I have a question about disclosure of information. My daughter is a distributee in the estate of her father. My daughter is a minor child. Back in 2015 when the estate proceedings began, I signed a consent to application for independent administration and waiver of notice. Since that time, I have heard nothing from the independent administrator directly. I have been able to determine on-line via public records in the county that 1. There has been a judgment declaring heirship. (My daughter listed as a distributee) 2. Independent Administrator has been has been granted. 3. Order granting letters of administration has been granted to the Independent administrator. The last thing that I see on-line is an Affidavit in lieu of inventory, appraisement, and list of claims. It says that "All beneficiaries have received a verified, full and detailed inventory of the estate."  I have received nothing on my daughters behalf from the Independent Administrator or her attorney or anyone else. The inventory is not listed on line under the public records for the estate. My question is this. Does the waiver of notice that I signed in the beginning, permit the administrator to not send this information to the beneficiary/distributee? Can I request that this information be sent to me even if I signed the waiver? If I can, do I request this from the Independent Administrator directly or their attorney?   Thank you in advance for any guidance you can provide.  
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