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  1. I currently have pending charges I was set up for that the DA had stated they were dropping against me because they were aware I wasn't the criminal. Upon them hearing I would be an important witness concerning a totally different case, and that my statement could possibly help find that person not guilty on their charges, the DA decided to push my court date back (to drop charges against me) and they continued my court date until 4 months later after the trail date of the person I am a witness for because they claimed they wanted to see if I was going to take the stand in defending the accused on the other case and that if I were to, they weren't going to drop my pending charges and would pursue them against me as well as take my children and charge me with committing purgery. I asked my IDB and emailed (which I have proof of) numerous times concerning that I wanted a preliminary hearing on these pending charges I have then because I wanted them to prove in that evidence of me being behind the crime. My attorney failed to respond to me over a matter of 4 months and ignored me (which he responds very fast) and the only time he spoke to me in this whole timeframe, was when he saw me with a friend in court and came pull me to the side ONLY to ask if I was still going to be helping the person on the other case I was a witness for. Now, before the DA found out I would possibly be a witness on that case, I had confided in my attorney for legal advice upon being a witness to the other case through email (which I have a copy of) and in the email it states at the end that the information is not not be disclosed. I'm aware without physical proof that he told the DA after what I sought to him in secret about because shortly after, he was the one who initially threatened me if I went forward from what the DA told him and the DA was never aware I had any connection to the other case for 2 years and then when I tell my attorney, they find out and he's the one to tell me the consequences I face. He also had stated in the same conversation that if i went help the ither case as a witness, he was withdrawing from the case he was representing me on currently. Despite having 4 kids and being threatened to be charged for 43 felonys the DA knows I didn't commit, (I have no prior record,I'm 27) I showed up at the other persons trail and upon swearing in, I was asked if I needed to speak to my attorney that I was appointed on my pending charges. I stated on record "No, I've spoke to him before briefly, and this case has nothing to do with me therefore I have nothing to say to him. Besides, he ignores me all the time and doesn't get back with me so no, I don't need to talk now." Then enters my attorney I'm forced to step outside with. I basically told him that he and the DA and system was wrong for what they were doing and he asked if I wanted him to represent me on the current trail I was being a witness to. I stated I didn't trust him or none of them and that he couldn't help me and hasn't done anything on my case or even responded to any of my requests and that I would be better off representing myself. My father was present as he approached due to hearing me hollaring with my attorney. I told my attorney at the end of the day, they were going to do what they wanted anyways regardless and that the system is so illegal and unfair. He then lied to me as if he were having us recorded and needed to defend his statement and he states to me "You know, I have the privilege and right to go to the judge and tell him you are committing purgery because you came to my office and told me you did not do what you are about to witness to?" (He lied) I stated "You don't know what I did and didn't do to be able to claim I'm committing purgery! And I never said I didn't do it, I asked you off record for legal advice on what was I facing IF I went forward being a previous attorney told me in a brief consultation that I could get off with probation since I have no prior record and then I asked you if you would represent me. I also only went into your office twice and we have NEVER spoke about this situation ever, in fact I emailed you when I asked you about this and I have a copy to prove it!" He then walked away and from what I was told from the attorney in there, he went tell the judge I was committing purgery and also told the judge that I was aware of how the judge currently was not following proper law and was being unfair and over ruling attorneys demands of mistrail following Criminal Procedure Code Article 770 & 775 in the suspects trail I was a witness for. Now, as he walked away, we were both on the same page that he would not be representing me and that he probably would be removing himself off my pending charges he was signed to, but I was told he has to file a motion to withdraw then under CERTAIN guidelines he was allowed to release confidential information with/without my consent. I'm just wondering what is actual law procedure and allowings? I try not to blurt it all out on public because I'm more at risk of being treated unfair, but at this point, I have nothing to lose and I can't stand by a system that claims to protect but are the ones being just opposite. Thanks ahead if I get a response. There's much more to throw in of all this but its time consuming and not something to trust to tell anyone not aware of whos side their on.
  2. Without my knowledge my ex found a notary that allowed him to illegally sign my name in order to switch my truck out of my name into another woman's name...what can I do about it
  3. Where I reside, the beer at our sports stadium is affectionately referred to as Dome Foam. I came up with a design for a t-shirt that depicts a beer glass, a drawing of the stadium and the words Dome Foam on it. There is a business that has that name, Dome Foam, trademarked with the state. They are a business that does spray insulation. That expression is known more locally than the business, you could almost say it’s part of the vernacular down here. I don’t think the business is even running it’s just a trademark the owner got a while ago while doing some marketing stuff for his spray foam business. Can I use those words on my t-shirt design
  4. I am filing a settlement agreement with a quitclaim deed attached, in what order do I file it? After Petition for Divorce or with?
  5. I am working on the succession of a Decedent who, at the time of his death held an interest as an income and principal beneficiary in a trust previously created for the Decedent by the Decedent's parents. The trust was irrevocable when the Decedent died and was not a grantor trust as to the parents who created the Trust or to the Decedent as beneficiary. Pursuant to the terms of the trust the Decedent's interest in the trust as income and principal beneficiary, upon the Decedent's death, devolves to the legatees of the Decedent as set forth in his will. In his will the Decedent left 1/2 of his estate to his spouse and 1/2 to his child. The only asset in the trust is real property having a basis of $1,000 and a fair market value of $100,000. Do the legatees get to step up the "inside basis" that the trust has in the real property?
  6. Chris


    I live in Texas but I brought a breakfast table and chair in LA and it was delivered on July 27 I noticed a screw on the floor and after further investigation I found it came out of the stool. I tried putting it back in but later it came out again so I called the store and he told me to get someone to do it for me even suggested I get my grandson I told him no and he said he couldn't just come and do it when ever he deliver some more furniture to Orange he would come by and check on it. I feel as if he sold it he should honor his sale. This morning my grand daughter fell out of the stool. What are my rights
  7. Me and my fiance have had the two kids November the 15th will be three and a half years I have not heard from the father which is my son nor the mother and three and a half years no phone calls nothing the mother signed a provisional custody paper I got it notarized but it's outdated I was wondering is there any way that they can come in and take these kids from me before I can adopt them I'm on disability my money is limited I do get help for them my granddaughter is 9 grandson 7 and can I get them on my disability thank you
  8. What should you do if a creditor sues you in court for a debt that is under $500.00 dollars? Is that possible in Louisiana and if so, what is your recourse?
  9. I am 8 Months pregnant with a past history of mental illness. Minor psychosis. Auditory hallucinations. I am no longer on medication. Haven't been on any medications for 2 years. I never attempted suicide or tried to harm anyone else. Ob told me I needed a psychological evaluation based off my past history. I do not want one. He said if I refuse, social services could be involved at the time of birth for the "well being of the child". The child's father has been to every prenatal appointment. We live together. I am wondering what are my rights and the fathers rights as far as not participating in an evaluation and not having to worry about our child being taken away? There has been no formal complaint, as far as I'm aware, to dcfs regarding my family. However, should anyone show up at the hospital or my home after birth trying to assess my child, myself, or my home, what can I do in order to be prepared to protect my family? Thank you.
  10. My ex and I share joint custody of our 3 children. I am the domiciliary parent of two and he is the domiciliary parent of 1. Based on the recommendation of a psychiatrist, we have agreed that we will continue to share joint custody of two children one living with me and one with him while I will have sole custody of our oldest child and he will have limited visitation. In the past, I've written and filed stipulated judgments, for custody & visitation, but this time I'm not sure what I need. Do I need separate documents for sole custody & joint custody? One document stating that the previous document still stands with the following exceptions and list the change from joint to sole custody for one child as one of the changes? Would one completely new document stating which child I will have sole custody of and which two we will share joint custody of be better? I am really lost and have to bring finished documents for my ex to sign on Sunday. This has been very sudden and I want to make sure that this is signed and filed before he changes his mind.
  11. I have a 8 year old who was recently prescribed vyvanse. After a few days of taking the medicine , his hair started falling out. It's been a month and his hair is still falling out and is so thin. I'm hoping and praying that his hair doesn't all fall out and not grow back. Is there anything I can do?
  12. The internet is as evil and getting worse. This has been going on approx. 2 years with a person living in Maryland and i reside in Louisiana and he paid a company to receive information on me to harass, slander and degrade me from the information he received from this company. I play on a game site where this lowlife puts all this information on table chat - everything from spouse name, relative with their addresses and phone number - even went as far as posting my neighbors addresses and phone numbers and from some he has even contacted them and told them i was a thief. I have never been in a jail and the information he is spreading is degrading and untrue. Companies as well as the harasser should be criminally sighted and the harasser both - criminally and personal injury. Attachment is just a sample of the length that C**** K*** will go to degrade me.
  13. I have a very unique situation. My mother has never known where her father was or anything about that side of the family until recently. I was doing some research and found his brother on Facebook, we have since then met the brother and his sons. We have still never met her father/my grandfather. Here are the facts. Her father never paid child support and I don't believe my grandmother ever went after him in the courts to try and obtain any support. Her father is listed on her birth certificate. My mother tried to contact him several times but his wife kept him away. We found out that 9 months after my mom was born - her father who named my mom Lisa and his wife had a little girl and named her the same name (Lisa) to cover up my mom. Apparently her father was a two timing scumbag who knocked up my grandmother and then knocked up his then girl friend but what is now his wife. Here's the kicker. The other child (Lisa) isn't even his. We found this out recently that she is adopted. So basically the wife and my grandfather were both cheating on each other. He had my mom and 9 months later the wife had her daughter and he adopted her but basically blew off my mother. We have recently found out through his brother that he is not in good health, has about 6 months to live. I have tried to reach out through the wife because he is not capable of comprehending much at this point or using a phone or facebook. She just ignores me. We found out from the brother that he is LOADED. Has a huge estate, money, etc. He's apparently put all of his kids and grandkids through college. We also found out that his mother was half choctaw indian so we could have been getting financial assistance for college or housing for years and never knew it!!!! I watched my mom struggle as a single mother and I myself have struggled. We are so infuriated that all these years not only did we miss out on family vaca's, some pretty awesome cousins but also all those years struggling could have been avoided. Our question is, what are our rights as child and grandchild as far as the estate and his will after he passes? His brother believes that the wife has shunned us in order to keep the estate and money all to herself but also to hide from the other Lisa that she is really adopted by my grandfather. So not only has she kept us from our father/grandfather but now this too? Can they really get away with this??? Can we sue them?
  14. I was fired while cleaning crew truck there was drug paraphernalia found in truck.I was denied for unemployment because I was the driver of the truck? Can I win the appeal decision because it was not mine? I offered to take drug test but was declined.
  15. CajunXChange

    15th Jdc

    What happens when a court district can't provide adequate council for indignant offenders? There are currently only 20 public defenders for 3 counties. Would this be a violation of my constitutional rights if not properly represented on my court date set may 2? I don't have a public defender
  16. My boyfriend and I have lived together in Louisiana since 2004. Both of us are 55. His mom died in Texas in March of 2015 at the age of 86. She originally lived here. She had family money and he gets one half of the estate. His sister who is executrix lives in Texas and gets the other half. His mom put small amounts of money (under $100) in an IRA in his name for him throughout his life. His sister says that the money in the IRA is family money and that he cannot leave the IRA money to me after he dies by naming me as beneficiary. Is this true? If the amounts of the deposits into the IRA were small enough that she could have paid it from her Social Security how can it be "family money" ? Can he name me as beneficiary with his niece and nephew as contingent beneficiary? His sister says if he does not leave the money to the niece and nephew, she will sue me. Can she do that? Also, we wrote up a trust for Keith (boyfriend) after his mom died. We have found out that there was an older will for Keith. Keith nor I knew about the will. His sister says that my will is null and void because the older will comes first. Is that true? Keith's new will was written by a notary at the notary shoppe and said that any other wills were null and void. Which will is good (the old one or the new one) Thank you for your time
  17. I was arrested in 2012 for Owi 4. There is no chemical test involved, no erratic driving pattern, with skeptical field tests. The video and report have numerous contradictions. The same officer is now being sued for unlawful arrest in a DUI case. He is no longer employed with the city police. Can the prosecution still call on him now to testify against me in a jury trial?
  19. Rewriting my will and would like to know what is the legal amount I have to leave between my wife and daughter. Is it 50% to wife and 50% to daughter or any variation as long as my wife is given a minimum of 50%. Thanks
  20. Per our divorce agreement, my ex-husband has to give me $150,000 over the next few years. It's not alimony - he is buying me out of the properties we bought while we were married. In about a month, I will be getting married for the second time. I'm wondering if I need a prenup to protect my $150,000 in case this second marriage ends in divorce too. Here are some questions running through my head: Is the $150,000 still considered mine alone if I physically receive it after I get married? If I take the $150,000 and buy a house that we both live in, is that house half his if we get divorced, or am I entitled to get back my $150,000 investment before we have to spilt it 50/50? I live in Louisiana, which is a community property state. I was googling it and I read this: "Property one spouse owned alone before the marriage, or acquired by gift or inheritance during the marriage, is that spouse’s separate property, as long as the spouse can prove the claim with financial records or other documents." Does "property" include cash? Are divorce settlements protected? This is the only thing we would need covered by a prenup - our income is about the same, and neither of us has any other assets. I'm just wondering if this money is already protected since it was technically acquired before the new marriage. If it is, it would save me the trouble of having to get a prenup - which is not something I really want to do. Thanks in advance for your help!
  21. My fiance has a three-year-old son with his ex-girlfriend. They've been broken up since the child was six months old. They never went to court but mutually came to an agreement, which they notarized, that he would pay her $500 a month for child support, and they will split all the schooling expenses and extra medical bills. They have since verbally modified the agreement - he had to put his son on his insurance, so they lowered the amount to $400 a month. The reason I am questioning their arrangement is because they share custody 50-50. I was under the impression that you don't pay child support if you have joint custody. I asked him about it and he said he knows a few guys at work (he's a firefighter) in similar situations, and they all have to pay much more than $400 a month. He says it's based on the mother's income and the courts always side with the mother. It just doesn't seem fair to me that he works full-time, pays her $400 a month, AND has his son half the time, while she just has her son half the time and works an odd job here and there - under the table because she is trying to avoid having to pay back her massive student loan debt and therefore can't/won't get an on-the-books job. However, since my fiance is a firefighter, his work schedule is such that it could be difficult for her to get a regular job - he works for a 24-hour shift and then is off for 48 hours, and his workdays are always rotating. It could be hard to get a regular job if the days you are able to work are always changing. I get that. But once the child is in school (preschool in September), there is no reason why she can't get a job, at least part time. So I guess my questions are: 1 - Should he really be paying child support when he has the child half the time (sometimes even more)? 2 - Does the fact that there is a notarized agreement mean that he is "stuck" in this arrangement? Does it mean that she is stuck as well? 3 - Does her working under the table mean that if we went to court it would look like she has ZERO income? Any insight into this situation would be greatly appreciated. We live in Louisiana. Thanks!
  22. I need some help...if possible in finding out what separates the Independent Contractor status from an employee status when it comes to newspaper carriers. Over the years...we have dealt with the newspaper company setting a time for us to be finished with our routes....charging us for complaints....telling us how to perform our jobs and threatening us if it's not done. Charging us for not inserting store papers when it states no where in the contracts that this has to be done. Using their workman's comp to pay for injuries that happen to carriers at the company itself. Adding more work onto the carriers back but not compensating them for that extra work. Is there anyone that can advise me on this issue? It would be very much appreciated.
  23. I called to put an ad on _.com for a start up business. I spoke to there sales agent . He told me all these things he could provide for a 252 per month charge . It sounded good so I did an over the phone contract , most of my answers to the questions asked were yes . This is to be charged to my card every month. In about 5 days after I realized I was not getting what I was offered by the agent. I called there public relations office and was told that I could not get what was offered to me because it could not be provided , they told me to get out of the deal and sent me to claims dept. This dept. said they would not end the contract and I must pay even thou they knew I was not receiving what was offered to me . I asked; So your agent can lie to me and I still have to pay ? They said yes or they would send me to collections and hurt my credit. The first draw against my card is in a couple of days can I just block it ? or Can they really but me in collections?
  24. What is the statute of limitations for filing a claim in Louisiana against a Municipal bus company? Do you have to file a claim initially as one would with a federal agency?
  25. I have been negotiating transfer of my 30% ownership of a property to my partner who initiated this and who owns the other 60% (in Louisiana). The property has been under construction and I am the general contractor. We have been negotiating the price via e-mail for over 3 months. In December, we agreed on the price for the building in its current condition. However, my partner kept bringing in different conditions. I began working on the building and now I realize that I would be better off to complete the construction and then decide what to do. Am I legally bound to sell my share if my partner goes to a lawyer? Can I just let my partner know that I do not want to sell my share to him at the moment?
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