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  1. If insurance company is taking too long to pay claim can insured pay to put their house back together and not jeopardize their claim?
  2. 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?
  3. 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?
  4. Does the homestead exemption apply to purchase of contiguous lots automatically or does the property owner need to requested additional exemptions?
  5. 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
  6. 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?
  7. 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.  
  8. I just received a letter from Tom Green County Justice of Peace for a trailer with no tail lights back in 2000 and I do not pull trailers of any kind, the letter has No Seal or ledgable signature and I have not lived in Texas in 12 years. This is the first time I have heard of this in sixteen years. I have had numerous background checks and even been checked by OSBI and nothing ever came up before. My question is : How far back can local jurisdictions go back thru files and look for people to pay old traffic tickets??????????
  9. I currently have a month old baby. The father of my child keeps threatening to take me to court for the past 5 months. He has a girlfriend who I don't one bit. I told him I do not have a problem with him seeing his child just not living under her roof which is actually her parents roof. He thinks its perfectly fine, but he doesn't approve of me moving to Louisiana with my parents. They have been wanting to move there for 3 years now since my dad can retire. The father of my son has not paid for any of medical bills for my pregnancy or the hospital bill. I was told I don't have to ask for him to pay he should be willing to pay. My parents finically support me and they are paying for my babies medical bills. Could I move to Louisiana with my parents since i am supported by them or would I get restricted to the area that I am in? Also could I restrict him for him not to have a significant others/ family members in his home? Which would cause him to move out of his girlfriend house and get his own place.
  10. The Independent Executor of my mother's estate has asked the heirs to sign self prepared documents for The Full and Final Distribution of her estate. I have a copy of a deed from the county land records for land and a farmhouse from my great grandparents estate that was conveyed to one of their children and she had to deed it back to the estate in order to receive Medicaid benefits. My maternal grandmother and some of the other owners have since passed. The deed has never been updated. The Independent Executor (my great uncle) who is my maternal grandmother's brother that cares for the property, said that I, my brother, my sister and a lot of grandchildren and great grandchildren will be involved in a separate distribution of future proceeds from my great grandparents estate and that it will not have anything to do with my mother's estate. Is this true, or by signing off on my mother's estate am I signing away all interest I have in this property?
  11. I currently have a 12-month lease which is up in May 2017 that I would like to get out of within approximately the next 4 to 6 weeks. After reading my lease, it does not specify any penalties for breaking the lease. I went to the leasing office to ask what was the easiest way to get out of my lease, and the manager said don't, since it would be very expensive. I asked where it said that in my lease, and I was given a copy of the community policies, which does indeed prescribe a penalty for breaking the lease and is described on its face as a lease addendum. After reading the community policies, I realized that I had never seen this paperwork before. I went back to the office to see if they in fact had a signed copy from me of the community policies, and they do not. I have attached the pertinent portion of my lease. Two questions: Can I be legally bound by a lease addendum I have not signed? If I decide to break my lease and give them 30 days notice, can I they say I am in default? lease.docx
  12. I'm not sure if I should hire a new lawyer for my brother or keep the one he has. My brother was arrested on 2 possession charges in Texas, Heroin and Meth both under 1 gram. He was booked in our city jail then 2 days later transported to our county jail and booked in. He got a $5k and $15k bond and I bonded him out after 7 days but as he was to get out on Saturday the city jail came and got him to sit out his traffic warrants. He was scheduled for county court on Monday but missed it because he was still in city jail. So we called his bail bonds as soon as he got out on Monday and he was to meet him at the courthouse on Tuesday. So Tuesday he goes to court and is arrested immediately for missing court the previous day, but he was still in jail. Here's the kicker, they took his wallet and belongings except his phone and searched his wallet and found Heroin between 2 business cards so they booked him in again with no bond. So now the bond has been forfeited due to failure to appear.....again he was still in jail at another location. The state has now forfeited the bond and we are responsible for paying it. I have hired a lawyer. Why wouldn't my lawyer go back to the judge and have those bonds reinstated since they were forfeited on the sole reason of failure to appear... he couldn't appear because he was still in jail.
  13. Good Evening, I am writing to see if here you can help me to solve this problem .I will explain shortly. My dad works in the oil industry for 27 years in a company called Halliburton. He was working in Venezuela and then they send him to Mexico through a Halliburton agencie called PRL as expatriate located in The bermudas,2 years ago they send him again for two months to venezuela to solve a problem in the company and he had a stroke there,so he started a condition in his contract called Short term disability of 6 months where they pay him 6 months of his full salary,then he start other condition called long term disability and he receive 18 months of his 40% based salary and his insurance. In all his disabilty process they threatned,broke clauses in the contract like he need to take a medical check before every assignment they send him to other country,they forced my father 6 months after his stroke to travel to mexico in his condition because if they didnt travel they threat with fired him,they said things like my father doesnt work more and he should go back to his country,etc. Since my father had the stroke has passed 2 years and he still in therapy for the speach and physical.H ecant speack yet,he cant walk yet.Because they made him go back to mexico and then he came here to united states. In this case are involved 4 countries.Venezuela,Mexico,The Bermudas and United States. I want to know if my father have any way to sue the company here in united states through the ADA or other organization because the agencie located in The Bermudas it is an subsidiary of Halliburton and the main office is here in United States,The clearly broke some clauses and didnt help in the recovery of my father in his disability condition.What i can do,which organization can help me?He have 27 years working with this company and i dont know what to do. Thanks for the help. I am his son and i was borned here in the united states,he is living here now and i dont know if i need to apply to him as citizen and find a way to fightfor his rights here. Celso Villarroel
  14. A fake website called BailBondCity.com posts old records on Google saying I am currently in jail!! They will not contact me, and I finally realized why all the jobs have been denying me. I have not been able to take care of my 3 daughters (4yrs, 9months, & 2months to be born) because I can not get a job because they're falsely accusing me of being in jail and it was two years ago now. they also posted my number and my address and my full name and picture all on there fake page. I looked up some of my friends and I mean none of their old information is on there, and some of them have convictions way newer then my conviction. I did time served and have back time. I even contacted the jail and they said my information is completely out of their system. so why are they posting false information and how do I go about this? what type of criminal matter is this I found their Real Facebook information along with their fake number and fake address. I need an attorney desperately. I do not have $200 to give to them to take off this false information.
  15. Hello, My husband was fired last Monday. On Friday, he tried to pick up his final paycheck and was told that it was $9. Their reason is that the employer had to pay for the whole month of his health insurance and deducted it from his final check. ($600+ before taxes). Employer also refuses to pay commission that was earned based on a chart that was given. This comes from an employer that has a history of refusing to pay commission. Commission was based on how much was sold as a total with other employees per week and also based on how much he sold to customers per week. My husband has had to email his employer several times in the past to collect commission; sometimes he received the commission but not always. He has copies of emails that were sent to his employer if it helps.
  16. My neighbors house was recently foreclosed upon and he has since left and it has been placed up for sale by the loan company. There was a fairly large oak tree that has been on his property since we moved in. There have always been big branches that have hung over our property but we never had an issue with it and kept it trimmed as best we could. About a month after he was evicted, we noticed the branches suddenly hanging pretty low one day. We looked and saw that the tree seemed to be uprooting. We immediately called the broker company that was on the listing sign and told the broker (who is also the owner of the real estate company) what was happening. I also emailed him through his website. He said that he would have someone take a look at it and that was it. Within 2 days the tree branches were touching the ground on our side of the fence. We called him again and were adamant that someone come out because it was fixing to uproot and land on our fence. He again said ok, but did not seem to really care. The next day, the tree almost completely uprooted, with part of it being held up by another tree on his property and part of it on our fence. We AGAIN called him and told him that now the tree was on our fence and had done some damage and to please get out there and have it taken care of before more damage was done. We called him repeatedly over the next few days. We told him and told him that it was not done falling and it would cause more damage. Finally, it did. It ripped our fence off the posts and bent it to the ground. We told him what the situation was and about a week later after having the majority of a huge oak tree in our yard, he had a company come out and remove the tree up to and off of the fence- leaving the rest of the tree still leaning on the other tree. We asked him why he didn't just remove the whole tree, as when it finally fell the rest of the way, it would land back on our fence- he said because the "asset management company" did not approve the whole tree removal. We couldn't do anything about that so we asked about having our fence repaired. **I had this fence installed 8 years ago, paid for it fully myself, and had it installed just over the property line on my side, actually giving my neighbor several inches of property** The broker told me in text, verbal, and email, that he would have it fixed, but he had to have several bids to send to the "asset management company". We waited for over a month with an email here and there asking for updates and always got brushed off with some excuse. I asked him for the name and number of the "asset management company" and he refused. Then one day I got an email that he was no longer involved in the property and to contact the new broker. I did so and she had no idea about the situation. I was so frustrated. I demanded to know who this asset management company was. She gave me the name and said I could google it myself to get the number, as she only communicates with them by email. Apparently the asset management company is a company that has multiple properties for sale and they assign brokers- idk!! Anyways, I got ahold of them and was told that they were waiting for bid approval. I finally got an email that said a bid was approved and they would let me know when the work would start. I told them that I need to be at minimum contacted by the company that is to do the work, as I am the fence owner, I paid for it, and I would like to know who the company is, and what they are going to be doing to repair the fence!! The asset management company doesn't seem to think this is the case. Am I not entitled to know who these people are they are sending out and what they are going to do to my fence????? This has been a long journey just trying to get this done and I am grateful that at least they are trying to fix it, but shouldn't I be included in this?
  17. The Health Insurance Companies that pay our providers require that we have direct deposit. If we set up direct deposit with these Health Insurance Companies (Aetna, BCBS, UHC, etc...) can they at any time pull money from that account that they have on file for any refunds owed to them? Does the refund request have to be in writing? And how far back can a Health Insurance Company request a refund for? Can you direct me to some Law or Regulation that governs these items? Thank You,
  18. Just watched a 20/20 episode where Dr. Thomas Michael Dixon was convicted on two counts of Capital Murder. He got someone to murder a rival so I'm confused as to why he was convicted on two counts instead of just one.
  19. What is the maximum amount of time an individual can sit in jail awaiting charges when initially charged with a misdemeanor? How long does the prosecution have to file a charge for a misdemeanor/felony before a case must be dismissed if the individual is in jail. This is in Texas.
  20. There was a shooting In my building in the apartment directly in front of mine. Bloody foot prints and blood stains were on the concrete the next morning. The police were called several hours later and a total of 7 squad cars showed up (10 or more cops). The occupant of the unit was arrested-I think (I was too scare to look out). The complex did not wash up the blood until one whole day later (nothing to do with tempering with evidence). I am terminating my lease for safety and believe the management company will take me to court. Do I stand a chance or should I get a lawyer? My lease expires January 2017. Thanks
  21. I am a ConcernedNanny my son and his wife have a open custody and divorce in Texas, but she lives with their child in Florida and he recently moved to Tennessee , in March he was in jail so she got a hearing to modify their custody orders knowing he could not be available in court, so the judge gave her temporary custody with his visitation suspended until it goes back to court, now that he is trying to get his visitation back , she is avoiding being served to return to court in Texas. What can he do to get orders changed if she isn't served?
  22. 17 years he filed for divorce. Not to represent us both... Only himself. Said if I play nice I will get more. Kicked me out of the house with fist full of cash for "living exp" and claims his dad gifted everything over the years and the money he/we made was just for basic bills. Now house paid for in full valued over $220K, self employed with our two small home based businesses, I stay home wife, mother at his request for last 16 yrs. same week son gets license and car he filed. I worked beside him when available. Worked outside of house for several years always working around our sons scedule with school, sports, doctors apt, orthodontist and much more. Started both businesses while married. Tax records show profit/loss barely making a living most years then occasional "good year" yet he has always had big boy toys, very expensive ones. His wealthy family did pay for a lot but it was never said out loud "this blessing or gift is for my son only" not wife. Inheritance was reason we didn't start retirement or nest egg of any kind. Verbally discussed this and it wasn't nessecary because of inheritance. Now he gets caught cheating two years ago by me convinces me to stay he made mistake and lived me wanted to grow old with me. Now I'm out, no access to money, our home, our son, financial records, income from company or deciding the settlement amount. I finally got legal advise that he could get away with this because taxes show no gain, only loss, dad claiming gifted, most were short term cash loans till he could get paper work done at bank and borrow himself, and he never actually said when handing us a blessing to pay off balance on 2 year old car loan "This is not for your family, you & your wife & child, to bless your financial situation or take pressure off the entire family... it's only for you son, sorry daughter-in-law... up yours"! Besides the moral issue here this is just wrong. If I hire attorney he is assuring me #1 drag out for months & months #2 half of nothing is nothing, but he would get as much together as he could for cash settlement. #3 his wealthy family, no longer paying his way so they aren't helping with cash settlement #4 give me more later down the road when he can Should I sit quietly pray for the best or sale kidney in black market hire attorney??
  23. Hi, Some where around 5 months ago I bought a vehicle from a used dealership we're I had previously bought a van. It was an all day process and we'll into the night. It was like they had planned it that way so that I would be to tired to read the stack of papers with small print. Before I signed I asked the finance lady: "with the car sellsmen standing off to the side", if everything was the same as the last time I had bought from them, and in a manner that said I had no choice; she said to me: "I'll go over everything with u as soon asi can get a signiture". Then she proceds to tell me that I have to carry collision and repair $89 extra every payment and I had to pay it to them in till I could go get my own, plus I still had to carry liability, and I would have to pay deductible of $250. The warranty had also changed but that's not relevant to this matter."Well just for the reason she gave me for the new policy; my mom had a wreck. It was the other drivers fault and after a month their adjuster claimed it a total loss. "Well" now the finance co gets the check, the other drivers ins co gets the SUV and I'm left out of $2,000 and the finance co still wants me to pay the $250 deductible.I had no full coverage because but feel the collision and repair should take care of that, and I feel I shouldn't have to pay a deductible when it wasn't my mom's fault. Is there anything I can do so that I'm not screwed? P.S. neither have showed me , nor told me the amount of damage, or how much the check is for, or how much I owed.
  24. I am, as ususal when I seek help here, pretty confused about some things and hope someone can help me out with an explanation so I can understand. Background: Me (bio mom) and ex (bio dad) got divorced in 2013, while I was still out of country. Due to that, ex was given sole conservatorship and possesion of the child who at that time had already returned here to the USA. Ex married a new wife. Due to her termnal illness, all three of them did apply for Medicaid, meaning ex (who already was on SSD and covered under MediCare), and then she for herself and the child. Ex was denied, as he was already having the Medicare, and she was approved and had our son under her case. Now, I am confused how a third person, who is not related to the child, and who didn't had any legal guardianship or adoption for the child, would be considered as 'the legal parent', and therewith was entitled to get him under her name onto Medicaid. The entire issue now just came up in a discussion (plus a very nasty argument with my ex), because his new wife had passed away in 2014, and he wasn't allowed to continue the medicaid case as authorized person for the original case applicant (his new wife), because of her being deceased and therefore his authorization to act upon her behalf has seized. So I went ahead and applied for my child for Medicaid. However, due to the fact that we are legally divorced, and he is still the sole conservator, even the child is living in my household (however, as well on the same property as my ex lives NOW), medicaid asked me to sign an affidavit of possession with the Attorney Generals office. Ex is now claiming that I am committing fraud by having provided the necessary medical coverage (as i had as well been ordered to be responsible for through court order), meaning that I shouldn't have had the legal right to apply for the child's medicaid. So, in the end, i guess my question is if the stepmother had any legal claim or right to apply for Medicaid, and how that would have made her a legal parent to my son? And how can it be said that I should not have the duty to do so, if I can't afford other health care for him, when I was ordered in the divorce to be responsible for his healthcare? Is there any fraudulent action on any side??? Thank you and hope someone is able to understand what I am trying to figure out.
  25. When a mother asks her minor child to sign a life insurance policy on her X husband without his consent? Policy is 150K. Due to the amount is this a felony? The minor's forgery, what is that called when the child in question was asked to do it by the parent? 1. I am thinking this is felony insurance fraud by the parent. 2. Contributing to the delinquency of a minor, or? 3. Forgery 4. What else could be added to all this if anything? Since this is a transaction that might involve payments, and/or documents sent to the insurance company across state lines, does this make it more of a crime? FBI or local PD jurisdiction? Also, how does this involve the insurance agent's office/peronnel if one or more persons were aware of this? Thank you so much for any input.
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