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  1. I was going to be extremely sick if I didn't locate a bathroom immediately and feeling that pain I sped up and passed an unmarked cop on a passing street but at a much faster speed then the speed limit. I was pulled off and tried to explain to officer and he saw that I was physically sick as I was throwing up out of the car...he asked if I wanted an ambulance, to which I declined. He apologized for my sickness however still wrote the ticket. I live out of state in Pennsylvania and have tried to look to see what, if anything I can do on my end, here living out of state and there isn't. I have however received enough advertisements and letters from all kinds of attorneys in the washington area. How to pick and choose when I simply would like to deal with this and not receive the points? Please help.
  2. Just to preface this, I have already tried contacting the IRS to ask the question. Even they were unable to provide me with a definite answer. If an employer fails to withhold the amount of additional withholding requested by an employee with form W4, are they liable for the amount that should have been paid? Does this change if the employer is a non-profit organization? Is there a penalty for failing to lock in withholding as directed by a W-4 form? Can this affect the non-profit status of an employer? The IRS Withholding Compliance Questions and Answers page states: Q6: I have been directed to lock in an employee’s withholding. What happens if I do not lock in the employee’s withholding as directed? A6: Those employers who do not follow the IRS lock-in instructions will be liable for paying the additional amount of tax that should have been withheld. ....which seems like an answer, but H&R Block has a conflicting answer which really muddies the water. Your employer might have just made a mistake. If your employer didn’t withhold the correct amount of federal tax, contact your employer to have the correct amount withheld for the future. When you file your return, you’ll owe the amounts your employer should have withheld during the year as unpaid taxes. I am far from a tax professional, and the answer to this is the difference between owing $1200 and owing $500, which for someone making less than $10k a year is quite a lot! I really appreciate any answers, even if they are bad news!
  3. My fiance an I have been living with a friend since September 2017, arm had a verbal agreement to move out in the spring. I was out of town for a few days and he messaged me an told me that all my stuff was there outside and I better come get it before it ruins and gets thrown away. What can I do. Him and his new girlfriend have threatened me an we still haven't gotten or belongings from there.
  4. We are renting a house from some friends (we did execute a lease to keep it legal) for the past 15 months. Issue #1: They left 2 closets full of clothes, etc., and a third closet is unusable as all the shelving/rods are destroyed. Issue #2: He used to run a body shop out of the garage and though he vacated the garage (after 3 months), he has never cleaned up behind the garage. This includes old windshields, auto body parts, and possibly old oil stored in plastic buckets. Issue #3: Several repairs have had to be done and, although have ultimately been done, they have not cleaned up the mess left over (old flooring left on back deck). Issue #4: The latest issue was a GFCI outlet in the house nearly caught fire (we smelled it and cut the breaker off to those outlets) and after verbally notified of the issue, we were told it would be taken care of within the next week we still haven't heard from them. It has now been 2 weeks. Granted we have let them slide as they were friends and have had multiple family issues (including death of a parent) but we are now in the process of looking to buy our own place and are concerned about getting our security deposit back. We are more concerned about issues 3&4.
  5. In 2008, my now former wife began having medical issues with what is called a Cerebral Spinal Fluid (or CSF) Leak. Her condition was the result of a deteriorating bone that separates the sphenoid sinus cavity from the brain itself (see diagram below). The collapse of this bone allowed spinal fluid to seep into her sinuses and then out of her nose. Eventually, she would have to undergo multiple brain surgeries in an attempt to correct this problem. She spent almost one month in the hospital---ten of those days in the neurological ICU. She would eventually recover enough from her medical ordeal to lead a fairly normal life. Unfortunately, the toll it took on our marriage turned out to be too much. My ex-wife is a nurse, and at the time, she was also the Regional Director for Human Resources at a major hospital. The way she chose to deal with the aftermath of her illness created some ugly trust issues that would end up being one of the many reasons why our marriage failed. Several months after our split, I was kicked a second time by an organization that you would least expect. In January 2011, a letter with no return address was left under the welcome mat at my apartment. The letter was from the church I was a member of at the time, although I had not attended for several months. I was being ordered to appear before a Judicial Commission to answer to charges of immoral behavior, abandoning my wife, and pursuing unlawful divorce. I was very hurt and outraged. Not only did I not meet with the Commission, but I also withdrew my membership and warned that any further letters of disciplinary action to me would be regarded as an act of harassment. I added that I was nothing short of appalled at all of them. Had I not withdrawn my membership, then I would have been excommunicated for what they called contumacy (refusal to cooperate with the judicial body). I wasn’t about to give them the pleasure. By the way, the denomination that did this to me was the Presbyterian Church of America (or PCA). I learned the hard way that they have their own judicial system. They are the more conservative of the two branches of the Presbyterian Church, the other being the PCUSA. My ex-wife was not aware of any of this until a few years later after I had left North Carolina and mentioned it to her in an email. She was mortified. It’s obvious as I look back on the ordeal that I was targeted in some way. Ironically, this entire process was intended to bring healing and reconciliation, but it did nothing of the sort. It felt much more like an act of revenge. I never stopped wondering who specifically instigated this ridiculous process against me by the PCA. Of all the people I suspected, everything seemed to point to my ex-wife’s colleagues in the Human Resources Department at the hospital where she is still employed, but today in a different job. I submitted a detailed report to the Employee Relations Department of the hospital because I wanted some answers as to who was possibly involved. During one of the first follow-ups on my case, I was told that some senior officials were looking into it. My next inquiry was met with a much different response. When I called the hospital, I gave the person I was initially speaking with the case number. I wanted to learn why I was all of sudden not allowed to follow up on my own case. I was put on hold for what felt like an eternity. Finally, the VP of Human Resources for the hospital answered and claimed that she had nothing more to say. All of a sudden, my case no longer existed. “There is no case,” to quote her. She then abruptly ended the call. I’ve now been officially prohibited from calling or emailing anybody else associated with the hospital. Needless to say, my suspicions were raised even further. A number of things will prevent me from being able to learn what really happened. Today, I’m flat broke, so I have no money for an attorney’s help or anything else for that matter. I’m also guessing the statute of limitations has expired for a case like this. Too much time has passed. I’m now living with my Dad and being his caregiver, and I recently filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. I currently have no job outside of the house or a vehicle that I actually own. I drive one of my Dad’s trucks. I think it’s fair to say that if I’m not at rock bottom right now, then I’m damn close. I just wanted to share this and see what kind of feedback and thoughts any of you want to share. If not, then just move on to the next story. Thank you.
  6. Good morning, I intend to leave our marriage. Our mortgage is in my father's name. The mortgage payment comes out of my paycheck as a direct pay to my father. I intend on remaining in the home when we separate and intend on continuing to pay my father the mortgage payment. If after we separate, my father sales the home and wants to give me the money made off the sale, is my husband entitled to any of that profit?
  7. A family friend helped rent a home for my 2 children and myself. He resides at the beach not in the home with us.. The property owner was aware the home was rented for us to reside in.. The friend has recently made advances which I ignored and eventually and repeatedley turned down.. After riding by my home a close friends vehicle was seen by the family friend who decided to stop and cause problems. I ended up calling the police dept to have him leave the property. In return he called the property owner who the next day called me telling me I needed to pack because I was getting g the /@""@*$ out of her house making references to my "boyfriend" being behind in rent this month etc. Threatened to call DSS on me and hung up the phone.. I have a paper the family friend signed and had notarized when we moved in stating the home was rented for us. I have multiple text messages stating the home was rented for us and the property owner was aware of this. She is now stating we haven't allowed her to do her walk-through that I have texts 2 days before papers were taken out stating she left here smiling etc.. Everything on the paperwork she filed stating the reasons for eviction I have text messages contradicting. I have abided by everything I was to abide by.. They also failed to wait the allowed 10 days between her verbally eviction notice and the court papers taken out that were served on us.. My name is not on the actual lease tho I have all evidence stating she was aware of the living arrangements.. I have court on the 23rd of this month today being the 19th.. What if any are my rights to being able to stay in my home.. It's not right we're losing our home due to a personal vendetta.
  8. I am on the Board of Directors of an Association that is comprised of franchisees. The Association was granted standing to sue the Franchisor on behalf of the franchisees. The case has been ordered to mediation. In granting standing, the Judge ruled that no individual franchisee and/or Association member could participate in the litigation since the Association had been granted standing on their behalf. The case has been ordered to mediation. The Board has voted to send the Board President, the Board Vice President and one other Board member to the mediation. Although they are all franchisees and Association members, they would be going in their role as Directors since mediation requires decision makers. Would this jeopardize the Judges' ruling granting standing to the Association?
  9. I need direction ASAP PLEASE. A lady I knew 15 years ago had came to me homeless with her son and no job nowhere to go. I allowed them to stay in my home with my son and I for 3 weeks for free I helped her to get a job and a car but later found out she was on drugs I kicked her out, during this time I was notified by my landlord I had breached my lease and I accepted. Landlord had eviction notice served. Knowing my situation the landlord gave me more time than that noted in eviction to be completely out& neighbor was put in charge of securing the house &unlocking door for me to move things couple times a week.during this time the lady entered the house & stole thousands of dollars of our property & the neighbor confesses to helping her load my property onto His truck,unload at her home,as well as driving my property to her home. Upon discovery of this i called police & was informed of the felony charges they faced However a few days later tge detective calls to say i have NO CASE because of eviction & my property is just FREE PROPERTY...Landlord said in WRITING that more time for our things to remain there past eviction date & that she gave no permission for anyone to enter or remove our property. The faith works with me and I have to see her wearing my clothes everyday and my dead mother's jewelry, I do not see how any of this is legal to go from facing three felonies to going back and loading up more of my things. I am stuck as to what to do at this point I am in desperate need of Direction and what charges should I pursue against these people! It is very hard for me to come to work every day to see her smiling in my face, all of our Christmas presents were included in this. We barely have anything left and they trashed the house which now I am having to clean. everything from my dead mother sister and brother are being sold at local flea markets and traded drugs! I desperately need help please!! Even a girl I work with was given some of my possessions by the Thief and now refuses to give them back to me although she knows they are stolen. Please please help me I am in North Carolina!
  10. I need direction ASAP PLEASE. A lady I knew 15 years ago had came to me homeless with her son and no job nowhere to go. I allowed them to stay in my home with my son and I for 3 weeks for free I helped her to get a job and a car but later found out she was on drugs I kicked her out, during this time I was notified by my landlord I had breached my lease and I accepted. Landlord had eviction notice served. Knowing my situation the landlord gave me more time than that noted in eviction to be completely out& neighbor was put in charge of securing the house &unlocking door for me to move things couple times a week.during this time the lady entered the house & stole thousands of dollars of our property & the neighbor confesses to helping her load my property onto His truck,unload at her home,as well as driving my property to her home. Upon discovery of this i called police & was informed of the felony charges they faced However a few days later tge detective calls to say i have NO CASE because of eviction & my property is just FREE PROPERTY...Landlord said in WRITING that more time for our things to remain there past eviction date & that she gave no permission for anyone to enter or remove our property. The faith works with me and I have to see her wearing my clothes everyday and my dead mother's jewelry, I do not see how any of this is legal to go from facing three felonies to going back and loading up more of my things. I am stuck as to what to do at this point I am in desperate need of Direction and what charges should I pursue against these people! It is very hard for me to come to work every day to see her smiling in my face, all of our Christmas presents were included in this. We barely have anything left and they trashed the house which now I am having to clean. everything from my dead mother sister and brother are being sold at local flea markets and traded drugs! I desperately need help please!! Even a girl I work with was given some of my possessions by the Thief and now refuses to give them back to me although she knows they are stolen. Please please help me I am in North Carolina! 0 Quote Edit Candle49 0 Members 3 posts Posted 13 minutes ago · A paralegal informed me that it is not legal that my property is my property no matter where it is and that in no way should this be a closed case, Nor is Any of it Legal. 0 Quote Edit Candle49 0 Members 3 posts Posted 10 minutes ago · Not sure if I should go to the district attorney I mean this is so much of our property we have barely have anything left and the house is trashed but I go try to clean and sort through things daily. But they also brought their personal garbage and have empty bags all over the house and yard please help me all I do is cry and cry and apologize to my parents and siblings in heaven for ever trying to to help someone that I thought was in need. Thank you all so much for rea
  11. I was pulled over and given a ticket for expired inspection sticker which turned out to be true. Expired by 6 days. My bad totally forgot. The policeman told me I was getting a ticket as the car had not been inspected for 2 years and that is what he wrote on the ticket. My plate had a sticker 11/17. Ticket given on Dec. 6, 2017. Reg, card said car was inspected Nov. 30, 2016, which tells me the car would need to be inspected no later than Nov 30 2017. The ticket is for $213.00, the cost goes up each month the inspection is expired. I was given the ticket 6 hours from where I live so to appear in court would cost me $80.00 in gas plus a room. Not much savings if they reduced the fine. Any way to report this on line or by phone or I am stuck with crazy ticket. NC use to have a 15 day grace period. Any idea where the cop came up with 2 years or why he would have written no inspection since Dec. 2016.
  12. My fiance, our 2 children, and I live in the duplex apartment beside my parents. We all made a verbal agreement that we would pay rent every month. Being family, my fiance and I trusted we wouldn't need a lease or rental agreement written. My fiance recently lost his job, but he is actively searching for a new one. I also have a job, and I can afford to pay the rent every month, until my fiance gets a new job and picks up the payments again. While I was at work Saturday night (12/9) my parents got into an argument with my fiance over him not finding a job as quickly as possible. They told him to pack his things and leave. Can they legally do that, when we are still able to pay the rent every month with my pay checks? I have very little knowledge of the landlord/renter's laws. But I'm PRETTY sure they can't kick him out at the drop of a dime... Adding, before anyone asks. My fiance has had a couple interviews, but hasn't gotten anything yet. He has another interview later this week, for an amazing job. Praying he gets this one!
  13. I have a friend living in North Carolina. Tensions are high within his family and they have threatened to kick him out since he is now 18. He is a senior in high school and I have heard mixed answers on the topic of whether or not they are legally allowed to do so. Can parents legally kick out their 18yo kids before they graduate high school? I believe the answer varies from state to state, so what is the answer for North Carolina? Are they still responsible for his care until he graduates? Or do they at least have to let him live with them until that date? Any info would be helpful, Thank you.
  14. I was hire March of 2002, with the help of The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. I have been a Door Greeter for those 14 years, back in July of 2016 I was inform that the requirements for my job were changing and there were no other positions that i qualify for so i was forced to resign. one year later i was asked to come back with my same disability. and hire as a host , which was the same job with just a new name. two months after being hire i was told again that the job requirements, had just changed again and it would require me to have my Doctor fill out given forms.. After receiving the return of these doc's from my, doctor i am told that i have 30 days to get a transfer to another store or i will be let go.
  15. My community has a 501c3 status Club. We raise money for our community and the needy. We have worked very hard and our membership is growing. We would like to have a celebration for our members (which no one gets paid). We raise about $24,000.00 each year. How much is an acceptable amount to spend. Currently we have 40 members and those members also pay 15.00 dues. We would like to have an end of the year celebration and a Summer Celebration. Is $2000.00 to much? I can not find any rules on this at all. Thank you
  16. Sooo, the situation is my ex and I got a apartment together back in 2013. My ex decideds that he didn’t want to pay the rent anymore after 6 or 7 months of living there although he still wanted to stay in the apartment. At the time I was a full time student and worker and didn’t have the income to cover everything. Both names were on the lease, I decided when he went back on the road (he was a trucker) that I would go sign the voluntary Lease Termination.. which he later signed when he came home to an empty apartment (all of my things.. which was everything). I have all of the paperwork (lease and termination papers). He is NOT cooperating at all with the repayment which is why it has been turned over to a collections agency. I have proof of my attempts to collect ... can someone give me some advice on what my options are to rid this off of my credit and how to get him to pay his portion?
  17. Ok so ive been with my GF about 2 and a half years now when we 1st got together she had a Son who was almost 1 at the time.Said child is now 3.Since the Child was born the dad took off to georgia knowing she was pregnant with his child.The guys dad is litteraly our next door neighbor so he can't act like he didn't know he had a son..So No contact from him for 3 years at all he don't even know this kids Middle Name..Ive been the Sole Provider for all 4 of us for 2 years now never once heard from Said Father.So 0 Contact in 3 years he knows our number he could of tryed at anytime never cared too.So about 3 or 4 months ago My kids and her are on Medicaid so the state picked up the case and basically forced us to take out child support on him.Keep in mind he not on the birth certificate either.So he gets the letter in the mail saying they takeing him to court for child support he decides to give us a call after 3 Years! Mad about child support and scared of going to jail.So he starts threats saying if he has to pay child support he will fight us in court and fight for custody of a kid he never seen or cared for...Then about 2 weeks ago they finnaly go to court over it and he agrees to pay child support they offer him a hearing he deny it..Calls us after court says aslong as we send all his money back to him assoon as we get it he won't fight us in court as long as he gets his childsupport back every month..How should we go about this? Should we give him his money back every month to not have to deal with it? Or are we just feeding him more money to fight us in court?? i need advise bad cause this 3 year old boy has no idea who this guy is and he extremely shy.He won't react good to being with this guy who has made it clear as day he don't care about nothing but money..We tryed to terminate his rights he agreed to it they wouldnt let us do it! Need advise please!
  18. *DISCLAIMER* Before you read my topic and thank you so kindly for taking the time to read it. There needs to be some clarifcation of understanding what this woman is capable. Please refrain from the stereotypes of the poor woman, helpless because she is n fact absolutely not. She has abused government assistance since the age of 14 , at her first pregnancy. She has 2 children, with her mothers. sisters. son. She lies, and unfortunately proclaims the name of Jesus and being a God fearing woman. I have never met a scarier sociopathic narcissist. *END DISCLAIMER* Try to make make this brief as much as I can.... My estranged wife and I have been separated since 6/04/15 and she filed a protective order for domestic violence back then. She didn't show up to court and it was dismissed, (While waiting for that to happen I wasn't allowed to see my boys and I was forced to be allotted a mere 1 hr visit on Sundays at a visitation station that is supervised. I filed for custody and fast forward to February of 2017 the case went to trial and was finally over and a custody agreement was set into place. It has always been high conflict and communication has been kept to a minimum as much as possible because she is so toxic and I don't want that in my life. Beisdes the fact that she has violated the custody agreement on a plethora of occasions. Examples: Doesn't provide me with medical info on injuries, appointments, surgeries until after the fact or if she needs me to take them to the appointment for whatever reason she refuses to disclose her side. Refused to let me have them for my 8 hours on fathers day and refused to acknowledge my texts the night before informing her that I would be there to pick my sons up. Her immediate family was there, along with other children but her and my sons were just gone and no one would tell me where (They recently testified in court that they told me she was at church and I was nearly 2 hours late to picking them up. Then 1 month ago, on the day I am to pick them up, exactly 67 minutes prior to me seeing them, she leaves me a voicemail and says, I can't come to pick them up and she will notify me when I can, and she filed an ex parte restraining order and lied about nearly everything on it, or referenced things from 5 years ago, but didn't put the dates on those sections. I figured this out, turned my self in, nearly lost my job because of it. So we get to court we are both represented pro se for this hearing. She gets held in contempt (finally, she had been warned 7 times, and in our custody trial she was almost held in contempt as well for violation of the visitation order. So she goes to jail for that, I get my kids on their 3rd birthday and first one with me. When I got home I did research and found that she had been arrested on a weekend that she had the boys, that was never told to me, I don't know who was watching my kids, but shouldn't it have been me???? She also accrued a charge for NC school attendance from one of her other children never going to school. So I feel like I have very strong case to become the primary for physical custody. When do I give her the boys back? I honestly don't want to, until after the show cause is heard because one of my boys is being abused i'm afraid, I am still working on gathering evidence before allegations but her family keeps close ties on anything getting out and its all hush hush. S I am also fearful that her mental health is now a bigger concern, since shes in all of this legal trouble and with no job, that's too much instability for someone who has undergone Electro Shock Therapy There is more to tell, but feel like my situation is so unique and I can't afford a legal consul or retainer for this and I need an answer or any advice ASAP. Thank you again
  19. So, we purchased property in the mountains with a tree topped view. Trees are on our side of neighbors fence which was already existing. Not certain on the exact property boundaries however, the neighbor claims that there fence is 10 ft or more away from the boundary, inside of their property. Now, the aforementioned pine trees that had been topped at the time of purchase, which are 8 to 12ft from neighboring fence on my side, these trees have now grown their tops back & obstructed our beautiful Blue Ridge mountain views. I've spoken with the neighbor lady who basically said the trees weree on their property and the fence did not represent the boundary line, although there is no updated survey to say definitively, and their trees were not to be trimmed. In two weeks I'm walking down there with two other fellow Iraq war veterans, chainsaw blades sharpened, and everything to my side of the fence will be clipped. My question is this: Short of a survey, what "legal" recourses are inherent to each parties interests after this occurs?
  20. Does a person need an attorney to petition for a commission in North Carolina? Where can I find the paperwork to complete this process?
  21. I am wondering if anyone could help me down the right path. My situation is the following: I have primary legal and physical custody of my daughter, who has been a NC resident since Dec 2013. My mother has visitation of her. Quite extensive visitations. My mother resides in Perry County, Pennsylvania. I am the spouse of an Active Duty Service Member on OVERSEAS orders. Nowhere in the custody documentation is relocation mentioned. However, I was going to do the right thing and inform her as this would affect her visitation schedule. Custody and visitation orders were written in Perry County, Pennsylvania. My daughter, 13 y/o, has asked me not to inform her grandmother until the absolute last minute because she fears repercussions on a situation she has no control over. My daughter is beyond excited to finally see the world and experience the whole "military brat" aspect of her life. (We've been more than accommodating in trying to stateside and close by.) My questions are as follows: If my mother objects to this relocation, does she have to go through PA or NC? Will a judge force me to stay behind in the states while my husband moves overseas? Is a simple notarized letter sufficient for notification? Any help or guidance would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you and God bless!
  22. I don't know what option I should choose? My first cousin had a baby who was placed with me at 3 days old (she is now 11 months) and court is scheduled for Monday September 11,2017. DSS plans on giving me guardianship that day because I told them that is what I wanted being the mother is a relative I don't plan on keeping the fact I'm not her biological mother from her to prevent any heartbreak if it were to come out and I had kept it from her. My problem is I am concerned if guardianship is the right thing or if adoption would be better I have never been through this process and would like the input of anyone who has or knows more about it before Monday comes and goes. I know some responses may be ask your social worker but I don't have 100% faith in them and believe they may try to push me towards an option that is best for their job and not the baby and I. Please Help!!!
  23. I live in NC and have a tenant that is very particular about a lot of things records every detail of everything that happens and keeps very detailed records. The tenant tends to run off other good tenants, and maintenance people because the tenant is hard to deal with and complains about a lot of things often. It is very frustrating as a landlord. The tenant does everything by the book and I feel like I am being played. She has asked repeatedly to renew the lease under the same conditions. I am very good to my tenants, respectful, make quick repairs, and maintain the property as best as I can even though it is an older property. Question is: The lease expired last month after a year and I need to make repairs on the unit. Can I just give a 30 day notice to terminate the lease even though the lease expired a month ago or can I terminate the lease at anytime as long as it's before the 1st of the month and a full 30 days; what are my options?
  24. I recently had plumbing work done and when I received the bill for service, in my opinion I feel that I was overcharged for hours it took to complete the job. The workers came at 8:30, left for lunch at 12. Came back at 1 and finished at 4. I called the plumber to discuss the supposed error in hours(7.5) and I felt it should have been 6.5. He said that I was being charged for the 30 minutes prior to getting to my home so workers could load the truck and the hour they took for lunch. Is it legal to charge someone for services not provided before they actually work at your home and can one be charged for the lunch hour taken by workers? Thanks