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  1. A local hotel has security cameras in play in common areas, and they recorded footage of a friend of mine examining a single jacket in a coat rack at the hotel. He believed the jacket to be one he had left at the hotel weeks earlier (by accident) and never recovered. In approximately 5 seconds he was able to tell that the jacket looked similar to his, but was not his. The general manager of the hotel copied this footage using his smartphone by filming the monitor as it played back on the CCTV system, and then sent a copy of the footage to my friend's ex. She is now using it against him to create the idea that he is a stalker. There were no complaints from anyone at the hotel, nothing was taken, and the jacket wasn't even removed from the hanger. No law enforcement were contacted at any time. This is small town Maine, and footage like this is very embarrassing and paints my friend in a false light. Did the hotel violate privacy laws by releasing footage to a third party that had nothing to do with the incident?
  2. Hi all, this is my first forum post! I reside in Maine and my ex-husband has filed a motion to modify our child current custody court order. He currently has my son every Wednesday night and every other Friday and Saturday night, and we communicate to establish a schedule for holidays. He has been living with his current girlfriend for approximately one year, and this past summer she wanted all communication to go through her. She wants me to have zero contact with my ex-husband. She also wanted me to go out for coffee with them on occasion to establish a friendly co-parenting situation. I had an excellent co-parenting situation with my husband before this woman entered her life, and worked well with previous girlfriends of his, and respectfully declined her wishes. She has been very controlling and I often feel as though I am talking to her via text and not the father of my son. My son will be 7 in August and is a very bright boy who excels in school and karate. He is very well behaved and mature beyond his years. If my son wanted to spend more time with his father and his girlfriend, then it wouldn’t take a court order for me to allow that. I have always wanted the best for him, and always will. When I was served with the motion to modify by the police (I have a lawyer but apparently his lawyer made a filing mistake, unfortunately at the cost of seriously startling my child) I had a talk with my son. I told him that I love him and want him to be happy and that if he wanted to spend more nights with his father then I truly want that for him. My son is very decisive for his age and expressed adamantly that he loves his life and wishes for no changes to his schedule. That is the reason that I had my lawyer decline my ex-husband’s request. I truly feel that there is no significant change that warrants this motion to modify and that his girlfriend is truly trying to gain power over me. I feel defeated because of the inevitable thousands of dollars that will be spent on attorney fees that could have gone towards my child’s first car. I have many questions, but my first is whether or not this is even warranted? The significant changes since the last court order (which was ~5 years ago) that he listed on the motion to modify were that: One: the child is now in school. But I’m not sure how that pertains to my son thriving under the motion to modify guidelines. He is already a gifted and talented student and I have worked with him extensively with reading and math. During the one school night a week he is with his father he doesn’t always review his spelling words. Two: his employment situation has changed. My ex-husband has been self-employed since the last court order and claims to earn very little money when filing for his taxes. I realize that this lowers his child support and is unfair to me, but what I am focused on is my child’s quality of life. How does a change in the employment status of my ex-husband improve my child’s life? I am a director of nursing and have a lot of schedule flexibility and have managed all of my son’s medical appointments, his father has attended one or possibly two. I provide health care insurance for my son because his father is self-employed. I am worried about my son’s quality of life if he spends the 50% of nights with his father that is being requested. Three: that our communication has broken down. This is true, his girlfriend doesn’t allow me to pick up my son at his father’s house anymore. We have to meet at a central location and she is always there. The one time his father attended one of his karate practices was when I was on vacation and his girlfriend knew I wouldn’t be there. His father and I had an excellent co-parenting situation before she influenced his life, but I’m not sure how awarding him more time with my child brings about any benefit to my son. I am actually less comfortable with my child being in his care, especially when my son tells me that neither his father nor girlfriend supervised him while being at a stranger’s house (who ended up being a friend of his girlfriend). I am being left out in the dark on numerous parenting decisions, and it seems like a way for my ex-husband to prove his loyalty to his girlfriend (that he is willing to hurt me). I am no longer to communicate with my ex-husband over the phone unless there is an emergency (and if there was, he still wouldn’t answer because he wouldn’t think it was emergent, I have tried before). Do any of these “significant changes” warrant me having to spend thousands of dollars on attorney fees and go to trial to fight for the status quo? My son’s life is not broken and I am not sure what we are trying to fix here. I feel as though I am going to trial for my son, and his father is going to trial for his girlfriend. He is fighting for 50/50 and is not even allowed to take phone calls from me per his girlfriend. I don’t want to be left out in the dark about half of my child’s life. This has been a nightmare for me as a mother and I really need advice regarding how to proceed. I am requesting a guardian ad litem so my son’s wishes can at least be heard as he is very clear about what he wants, and he is very open and honest with me. He told me that his father asked him if he wanted to spend more time with them, and my son said that he wanted everything to stay the same. Unfortunately, his father invalidates his feelings and says that he is too young to understand and know what he wants. I am at a loss and feel helpless Practical advice?
  3. Where do I stand over our assets after we were married. Does the will stop upon her name change?
  4. Buery lies about income credit score in a land purchase agreement
  5. Hello, My father owns the house that i payed for and says he can not sign the deed over to me while owing property taxes, so my question is, is he telling the truth or lying? Please let me know ant Thank You
  6. Hello, My father owns the house that i payed for and says he can not sign the deed over to me while owing property taxes, so my question is, is he telling the truth or lying? Please let me know ant Thank You
  7. Looking for some advice,a friend of ours let my fiancé use his Kay's credit to get an engagement ring six months ago on monthly payments. My fiancé is a month behind on his payment. Our friend made the late payment and just asked for the ring back and said if not returned he's gonna call the police and report it stolen immediately. This ring was not stolen,so what will happen?
  8. I have worked in the medical field for some 40 years and for the last 10 the flu vaccine is being pushed and pushed heavily. I do not wish to have the vaccine, which is my choice; however, this particular year, the facility has required that if I do not have the vaccine, I must wear a mask from November 1 until April 30. In the past, when the flu began showing up in the area, staff were required to wear masks. Once the "threat" was over, the masks could come off. There was only a month or two that I had to wear my mask. I did not find this unreasonable. This new policy, I feel, is the facility's way of "shaming" those of us who do not get vaccinated. Do I have any legal recourse on this at all? What about my civil liberties? Is there any way to challenge this? Again, I have no objection to wearing a mask. I do so now when I'm ill as a courtesy to the others I work with. For the record, I have no patient contact whatsoever. This is becoming a huge issue for those of us who work in hospitals, physician's offices, laboratories, etc. I feel very discriminated against due to my objection to the vaccine. Thank you, in advance, for any light you can shed on this subject.
  9. A piece of property was purchased in 1985. Contrary to the property lines drawn in 1985, in 2001 an abutting neighbor had a survey done that purports that a 2 foot wide portion of a shed and part of a driveway is now on his land. He issues an easement for the property owner only. Said easement requires that in the event of death of the grantee or transfer of the property the encroaching part of the shed must be removed. Does the new survey supercede the old deed with it's property line understanding? Can an easement be granted unilaterally?
  10. I worked for a company that has over 15 employees in Maine. I recently am not employed with them 2 weeks ago. I worked for 4 years and then got promoted to lead staff at another facility of theirs. I worked over and above while they were renovating to go to community support programs. I increased consumers and hours to the program. Everyone consumer loved me and their is proof in the consumer surveys for who I was and my work ethics. The CEO thanked me for doing a great job, and I received a thank you note from the assistant CEO. I also received a Consumer Quality Award. Never had a bad evaluation. A new manager was hired in February and things went down hill. We had an open house for the new program and they had another team lead come and be present and had me in another room away form the case managers. They took pictures of the consumers doing the activities and with the other lead staff and none with me working with them to put up on the website. He then told me I was being demoted because I was not lead material he was looking for. He said that the center was the showcase for the other centers and what people saw when they entered was what would make the program and I was not it. I am over 50 and overweight. He then went to another facility and demoted another staff member who was 50 and overwieght who had her position for 13 years. Another worker said it was because I was not young and a size 2 so to speak. I brushed it off, but then was told at the other facility the manager and asst manager was talking about me to the workers not knowing one was my son' fiance. He told them that he was doing what was best for the program and I was not it. The two of them then told them all the changes taking place, new pay raises starting, gave them the new dress codes to read, and so on. None of this was given to me. So the next day I gave my 2 week notice as I felt embarrassed as they talked bad about me and lied about me to the other workers. I gave the manager a list of care plans that needed to be done by a team lead (as I had signed the new job policy as an aide and no longer team lead), and asked to have my half hour lunch break that I had been denied so many times. I worked 7:30-4:00. The day I asked for the break, they came in and told me I no longer worked for them. 2 days later they was at the program and a young volunteer was there and the manager looked at the worker and said I want her. She is what I want working here. 3 days later they fired that worker who like I said was 50 and overweight like myself. They did not ask me to stay with them and posted my position the same day I gave my notice. My son,s fiancee was begged to stay with them, and another worker who is thin and attractive was begged to stay and asked what they could do to keep her. I feel I was discriminated on for my looks. Am I right.
  11. I was in a abusive relationship when I got pregnant. I left him when I was four months along and had to get a protection order. Because of the protection order, he was not at the hospital, so my baby has my last name and he is not listed on the birth certificate. She will be one next week. He has made no attempt to see her, or to contact me to state that he wants to see her since the protection order was no longer in affect. DHHS had me file absent parent paperwork, and I requested that they not contact him for child support, which they have not done. My question is, since there has been no DNA test, and he is not listed as the father, do I need to let him see her, if and when he wants to see her? Or should I wait until after a DNA test ?
  12. I got divorced and requested the car loan that I co-signed be the ex's full responsibility where I never used the car and such and he totaled it. The judge granted it. The car loan is still on my credit score and trying to have it removed, the debt collector said they don't recognize divorce decrees and kept trying to give me a payment plan. They told me to pay the bill then take the ex to court. Instead, I tried to contact my divorce attorney, and for over 3 months I've received no call back even for them to tell me they can't help me. I can't afford any kind of payment plan and due to safety reasons I am not in contact with the ex. I have no clue what to do now.
  13. I was planning on filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy because my income has been greatly reduced as I cannot work because of an illness. I currently receive only permanent Social Security disability income, which is much lower than my former wages. I found out that my former husband may be planning on cashing in his state employee's retirement-defined benefits plan as a lump-sum. I will be getting half of it due to a DRO court-ordered decree through the divorce court. This has been previously finallized more than 10 years ago. I have have enough debt to make it worthwhile to file. I want to get a clean slate through chapter 7 as I want to move to be closer to my son in a different state and I want to be sure to protect my new home if I have a higher equity than I do in the home I currently live in. I currently have a home that has less than the home equity amount for both the state I live in and the state I want to move to. I would like to use lump-sum payment to help purchase a home so I have little to no mortgage payment. Will I still qualify to file for the chapter 7 with a lump-sum pension payment? If I divide my total payment over 6 mos. it will exceed the minimum average income requirement for my state. Does anyone have any suggestions how to best structure and time this filing and home sale? Thank you for your help!