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  1. I recently received a written quotation for services to remove a tree that had partially fallen onto my shed. During the walk-through/quotation process, the representative stated: "We'll need to use a crane because of the way the tree has fallen, it isn't safe and I won't let my climbers go up there." He further advised that I speak with my neighbor regarding the use of the crane, as its position would be on her property and would likely do some minor damage to her driveway and yard. He provided me a written quote that listed three discrete components of the total cost: 1 large tree, remove haul wood – $1650; Boom Truck 33-40T needed – $1500; discount of $350, for a total quoted price of $2800. Based on this quote I subsequently called the tree service office and offered to pay $2500 if they could/would not include stump removal, but would agree to the quoted $2800 cost if they'd also remove the stump. A few days later I received a call from the tree service stating that they'd be on my property that day to remove the tree. When I asked about the cost, their representative stated that they weren't sure about the stump, but they'd accepted my previous price either way – indicating that the cost would be either $2500 or $2800 depending on their ability to remove the stump. While I was not home (my wife was), the company proceeded to remove the tree using only climbers and without using a "Boom Truck" (crane). They've asked that I still pay the total cost of $2500 citing that they'd substituted "expert climbers" for the crane and that their hourly rate is the same as the crane. Their quotation states the following: "We hereby submit specifications and estimates for landscaping as follows:" (as described above); "We propose hereby to furnish material and labor – complete in accordance with above specifications, for the sum of: $2800"; "All material is guaranteed to be as specified". I contend that this is a breach of contract, as I would not have agreed to the cost of $2800 for the service had they originally quoted "expert climbers" instead of a crane. I've previously done business with other tree removal services and know that cost to be far outside market value in my area. Further, I accepted $1500 as a reasonable cost for the crane if, as their representative stated, it was the only available means to remove the tree. Do I have legal recourse to pay only the agreed upon cost for the tree removal, $1650 minus the $350 discount for a total final cost of $1300?
  2. I got in a small fender bender. The other driver and i were on a 3 lane road and coming up on a work zone forcing traffic to move left leaving it two lanes. He was in the lane being forced to merge and i was in the center lane. There were entrances to a hotel on his side so i didnt think he was going to try and merge, i thought he was going to enter the hotel so i didnt move over. Well my front bumper was up to his driver side passenger door and i was in his blind spot and he started to merge. It wasnt a slow safe merge it was a quick merge. So he hits me we pull over call the police and get a crash report. I pay the deductible on my car and let the insurance handle it so i can get reimbursed. I mean he admitted to the cop it was his fault. So i get ahold of the insurance company 3 weeks later and they say they arent going to accept the claim right now because he says my lights werent on. He just decided to bring this up, when its not true, 3 weeks after the incident and im out $1000. My vehicle has 24/7 running lights that are on whenever the car is moving, plus my lights come on automatically at night and whenever the winshield wipers are on, which they were due to the rain, along with fender lights. Also his vehicle had blind spot indicators, proving he didnt even check his mirrors. So i guess my question is, am i at fault even if my lights werent on, should i take this to small claims court, will he have to appear, and do i have enough viable evidence to get my money back?
  3. I've been charged for a vehicle that I disposed since 11-29-2016 ,called and talked to several customers rep,send e-mail,photos,DMV letter and still can see this vehicle on my policy. Should I move to the next round and seek legal help. I'ts unbelievable that something like this I can't solve with the agents. Does anyone have a problem like this. Thanks
  4. On February 9, 2018 I was an auto accident in which a 2003 Nissan frontier fishtailed on I 95 south and end up slamming into my passenger side doors. The Virginia state troopers were called to the scene of the accident in which I left in an ambulance for torn muscles in my neck. After being released from the hospital I received information pertaining to the other individual in the accident. That information turn out to be or false. On the scene of the accident state trooper noted that the other party had a Mexican drivers license and informed me that neither one of the cars that he was hauling will registered. After speaking with the trooper to gather information to turn into my insurance upon researching I found out that the other individual had no legit car insurance. My question is was it the offices responsibility to run verification on his license and registration for the vehicle involved in accident? Sidenote; the trooper stated to me on the scene that the case would be hard to work because the individual that hit me was driving with and out of the country drivers license and neither one of the cars were registered as the motorist had admitted to the state trooper. Do I have any type of recourse other than having my car fixed to my insurance?
  5. My husband's ex wife pestered him to refinance his vehicle out of her name. After bankruptcy and rebuilding we were able to refinance a year ago. Since then both the finance company and my husband have repeatedly contacted her to try to get her to sign a limited POA so she could be removed. The latest contact was 2 days ago where she told my husband "what's in it for her?" And that he should take her to court for it. She has paid no money towards this vehicle and the vehicle is not listed out in the divorce decree only that all property was split. She lives in Oregon now but the divorce was done in Virginia, the vehicle was purchased in Virginia and the vehicle is titled/plated in Virginia. How do we go about filing to have her taken off the vehicle title?
  6. I have an 11 and 13 years old son and daughter. They're father recently told me he would be moving out of the state due to his wife's change of employment. He will be leaving his job (150k+ salary) without another employer lined up. This change will significantly impact my children's visitation with their father as well with his financial support. What will be my options to secure financial stability with my children since this is a matter he is voluntarily discontinuing?
  7. My HOA owes me $139.00 for a wooden window blind that was damaged by water coming through a window. They are proposing to pay me 25% of the money. They have in the past paid me and others 100% of damages caused by leaking windows or doors. (Both are the responsibility of the HOA) We have a new board with a new president and they say that they can do this. My question is.....Can I get a debt warrant against the HOA? Also, can I add my costs to the warrant?
  8. My child support was first ordered in Maryland then I moved to Virginia. So my case is enforced by Virginia. I fell on a hard time for awhile so I owe back child support. My child is 19 years old now and has graduated high school and I have received notice that my child is emancipated in the child support system. So now all I owe is arrears. Maryland child support says that my current support due each month is far less than my original support before my child became emancipated. But Virginia the state that enforces my Maryland child support order still takes the old child support amount from me even though Maryland court now says I only owe back child support and a far less amount is due each month according to Maryland's DHR website that tracks my case in Maryland. My question is would Virginia have to honor the change in payment that Maryland the original court order state has posted my current amount due?
  9. My mother lives in a private +55 apartment complex. At dinner time, although the complex does not provide meals, tenants will bring their meals to a large room in order to eat with their friends. At one dinner, a minister got up and asked the tenants to bow their heads in prayer. One person walked out and returned when the prayer had concluded. This one person complained to the Apartment Manager. The group was told they could not say prayers at dinner due to a complaint. Several months later, the apartment building held a themed type dinner and two women asked the manager if they could purchase themed items for the dinner. The manager agreed that the women could spend up to $200 and she would reimburse them when they provided her with the receipts. Prior to a group beginning to eat, they said a prayer at the table. The women who had purchased the items for the dinner were told by the apartment manager that they would not be reimbursed as a prayer was said before the meal. This manager said no one would ever be reimbursed money when prayers were said at an event. The same group is allowed to have a bible study as long as they refer to it as a book club. Is the refusal to allow prayer at a violation of the Constitution, and if so, where can I find case law supporting the prayer group.
  10. Hello. So my best friend's wife has a niece that lives in VA. She's 17 and will be 18 in January and is a senior in High School. Her parents (Father and Stepmother) have informed her that they want her out of the house when she turns 18. Her relationship with them in troubling to say the least. She wants to graduate from her current school but she has no one else to stay with in that state. My question is, what is the statute regarding parental obligation to an adult child? I've read 2 different statements so far that keep appearing online as well as a statement from a cop that she knows. The ones I've read are 1. When you're 18, you're an adult, and they can boot you out, that's it. 2. If you're still in high school the parents are responsible for you until you graduate when 18 years of age. If you drop out then they can kick you out. The cop that she knows told her that once you turn 18 they have to give her 6 months to move out. so you can see why I'm here to ask the question because I can't seem to find a definitive answer to this question. Thanks for reading!
  11. I need advice on what to do about my vehicle. On Oct. 31st I had my car towed to a local repair shop. It cut off on me when I was driving. It is a older vehicle but has 160K miles. At this point I still do not have a vehicle. I left them a message yesterday but no response. They have already replaced a sensor, main computer, and ignition switch. At this point I just want to pick up the vehicle but don't want to pay for repairs that didn't fix the problem. They have not contacted me in 2 weeks and I am getting frustrated.
  12. Have issue with pass lawyer that wanting to take me to court over a settlement offer that's not sign or agreement too. Am paying my fees back monthly on dues. Do they really have a right to take me to court to something that's not in action and make me pay court fees as well?? Then they have a lien on my case that is not for all five years but have it just months this year? Left them in may,and lien started in March 2017? Help please
  13. So I have a friend who's husband has cheated and gotten another girl pregnant. She called the dr one day and gave the girls name and birth date and asked what time her apt was. The office gave the info but she didn't ask for anything other than the appointment time. But now she is being told she broke a law and he is threatening to have her arrested. Did she really break a law or is he just trying to bully her into not going after alimony for the cheating? Could she really do a year in jail and lose custody of her child because of this? I'm really worried for her
  14. After signing a residential lease agreement, and getting keys to property, the property was inhabitable due to holes in floor, rodent and roach infestation. Immediately contacted the rental company and notified them of the condition, they had no plans to fix the property, I returned the keys and refused to take possession of the property and requested a refund of my rent and deposit, they offered me $394.00 out of $1706.00. I declined to accept it, what legal recourse do I have?
  15. hey all! I am trying to help out my sister. My sis got married and eventually got divorced from the husband. She moved to texas to be near family. The problem isthat she lost her divorce papers and her VA drivers license expired. she cant drive because she has no identification explaining how she went from one name to the next. her birth certificate is under her maiden name, she went by husband number 1's name and didnt change it. she married guy number 2 and took his name. She has no current legal document to explain her current name (she got married and divorced... duh! govt! :sigh:) hubby posted an announcement in the local newspaper. he is not answering the phone. does she need an id to get a copy of the papers from the courthouse by mail? if not, how can she get a copy of the divorce papers? her SS card is under hubby 1's last name. can she use an expired drivers license to obtain papers from the court?
  16. If I sign a lease and the property owner gives you keys that don't work and you tell them they don't work & they tell you that you can't get keys until 3 days later. I brought the issues up & ask how are we going to resolve this issue & I was told, "I'll fix it". And not to mentioned we were being overcharged $100 per month for a furnished apartment that was unfurnished. Is it ok to withhold rent until it's resolved? And is the lease void without having adequate means to secure the apartment?
  17. OK.. Here it goes went to court on august 21st non custodial parent was giving a reduction of arrears for being sick in hospital they made a new ordered amount for him to finally start paying judge told him he had 45 days to pay like 1100 on his arrears. They went through his employer to start taking wages from him. finally on the 3rd I got a $330 payment from his employer but today marks I think his 46th day of not paying his arrears off. Now what do I do
  18. Hello, My husband work as Assistant Manager at a Retail store in the state of Virginia. My husband company has provided our children Health Insurance for almost 3 years now. Recently the company has asked us to provide a Govt issued Birth certificate for both children or a paternity test . They have threaten to take them off the health insurance and have to wait for the annual sign up. Our son was born in California and his father wasn't there to signed the original birth certificate. But for our daughter she was born in the state of VA. They pretty much told us we do not have any other options. At this moment we truly can't afford to pay over 100 for another birth certificate and paternity test. I want to know if this was legal as well as is this against our civil rights!! Please help us!!! Our son is 3 and daughter is 18 months. Health insurance company doesn't need it the information to cover our children. the company just want the information.
  19. As stated above I have an email from the V.P of my group outlining future changes and the email states "Dons replacement" i also have verbal confirmation from my direct Manager that he was told to write my review with negative statements that he would have never have made. My boss also stated, he was told to prepare a PIP that he also would have never filed with H.R. My work performance per my direct Manager has been excellent. I have contacted H.R. and discussions have taken placed but none with my direct Mgr who can support my claim against the V.P of two complaints. 1. Defamation of Charter 2. Harassment The negative yearly review cost me big time. I not receive the company bonus, nor a possible raise which I was expecting based on my direct Managers comments through out the year. Also, I was told by the VP of HR conversations have taken place with my mgmt. So, i ask my direct Mgr if anyone from HR discuss my situation? He answered immediately "NO Don, I would have told you" as you can tell I have a great working relationship with my boss. My boss was also highlighted in the same email that stated he was being demoted. He is, as I am confused... Last thing, I have copies of every email and my boss is willing to testify on my behalf if i decide to file a law suite. I am older, 57 and it took me 16 months to find another job after being laid off by Sprint. I spent 17 years there, and I lost everything. I cannot do that again, finding another job being three years older since the layoff will be worst then before. Where do I go next? Who do I talk too? Can I file a law suite even though I am still employed? Anyone? NEXT STEPS, IDEAS are appreciated. Thank you in advance for your thoughts.
  20. Well yesterday I wake up to find a bunch of messages on Facebook only to realize there's been a warrant issued for my arrest. Immediately I'm like "great I'm on probation so here confess the PB-15. Will I find out that in August my friend and I go to Ace Hardware do i can apply for job. While I'm doing so (without my knowledge) my god old pal I'd going around the store stealing things etc and he's caught on camera. I finish my application ( that has all my personal info on it bff the way) and we proceed to leave. Will fast forward to yesterday. I don't understand how I can be charged when he was clearly the one on camera. They had footage and everything. Now they have my face all over social media too accusing me of theft. How is this even possible? They have me labeled as the genius who "provided all my info as I was stealing" It's very humiliating and poses a hour risk on my future. I've spoken with a lawyer and he said that I most likely won't be violated by my po since it'd only a misdemeanor and I haven't messed up probation in a year. As of now he told me to refrain from turning myself in until he talks to the prosecutor. How can I be charged with him if I didn't know? My criminal history is total crap and I doubt I could make bond. I can't afford to lose my job.. I have a three year old daughter not to mention I lost nearly everything I owned in a house fire. Someone please help me with advice.
  21. After over 2+ years of being passive-aggressive I am having issues with my own biological parents regarding my first and only biological son. As a single mother, our temporary housing options limit us much (economical) freedom and independence. Four years ago, when I was giving birth to my son, my parents didn't even want to get us discharged from the hospital, outside this jurisdiction, another state hospital. My son was confined to NICU as a preemature delivery and small interferences (four years later) create gaps of disloyalty, belittling, and indifferences of Child Care and Cutodial legal/ethical concerns; when I buy toddler groceries (for example), they mock me by purchasing similar products and unnecessary (verbally) denote me in front of my son over their manipulative domestic violent like economical tactic of "blaming me" for them unnecessarily buying the SAME things when in the first degree was their involuntary choice of spending bad habits. They have never completed personal finance college courses; I have and passed. When they feed him, they turn their backs and feed my son high intakes of sodium and fructose ingredient based consumptikns, knowing him (my son and I) four years ago shared umbilical cord and diabetes (pregnancy). They manipulate the situation by harassing me verbally by threats stating "we'll call the cops on you" when all I want is ALONE time just my son and I to have calmness to be able to sleep or get him ready for unecessary Autism preschooling and medical appointment screenings that they contribute/underlying cause. Two years ago, (I took a referral part time job by my own mother) transport her friends' children, leaving my son alone with them and as a result my son has the audiological issues and worst Farsightedness a four year age toddler does not need; complicating while hindering his development delays. They humiliate my son by perversive body language and non-verbal cues when I observe how they treat him when I am around. They whisper to a four year old things that I have absolutely nothing to do with regarding their insecurities with their acquaintances and family whom I DO NOT know nor spend time with on a regular personal downtime basis. They have in the past screamed, attempt to assault and batter me in front of my son who witnesses and is emotionally traumatized of the sporadic events. I have read psychological medical college reviews of pathological liar, and medical ailments of elderly age sicknesses like forgetfulness and outbursts of uncontrollable tempers similar idiosyncrasies; mood disorder/bi--polar?? They isolate me from family and laugh with childhood neighbors who are acquaintances and strangers (I don't hang out or know them). last month when I threw a family party for my sons birthday my mother invited former coworkers of her who insulted me in front of my son and with derelictions cause emotional distress subliminally make offensive and immature commenys every time I would casually pass by as the party planner for my child. after that, I called local police authority since they threatened to kill me by stating that out loud outside the house (they're neighbors are witnesses and overheard) harassing to evict me, by telling the cop I called, while my son had nervous breakdown as a witness to their inability to compartamentalize their behaviors and no emotions, adding more rift between having a healthy and safe relationship with my son and I. they ostracize me from sharing meals with them economically. They invade our privacy and violate Tort (personal) laws and falsely make me seem like I am inadequate to provide custody for my son through emotional and physical abuse; theologically and economically alienate, and without consent go places without me with my son (almost feels like kidnap since they do not share nor ask for consent and disclosure). I am the biological mother and often not told about activities they isolate me from as they use my son to get invited to gatherings leaving me out when I am not working or in college. the crossing of boundaries becomes more taxing when they get medical ailments, refuse to quarantine themselves, from my son, and passes the disease and viral infections to me twice now the entire summer season (time frame). I have been ignored and neglected as the biological single mother and they manipulate the situation of custodial rights by stripping away my dignity as a mother, former Veteran, and holistic student in medicine whenever he gets infections/bacterias from them. They seem discontent and zealous of my happiness with relationships, they ruined all my relationships with Community, mediate family, and now even with my biological son. I have been quiet for four years of the disregard and somewhat seem abuse of power. They even make excuses and lies to prevent me from taking my son to sunday masses where I had him baptized three years ago. I have caught their family and friends stalking (following me in public without disclosure) at local malls, restaurants, and even day care centers and when I finally mustered to confront them verbally they insult me and roll their eyes. For over 22 years of age adults, I expected reciprocity of mutual and civil respect not to be followed and bothered in public and even private spaces and when me and my son are in disposed and they ruin personal safety and security to have a peace of mind and allotted time to alone for solitude, rest, and healing. I have discussed this with a social worker who also works for the same county as my mother and I caught them talking behind my back several times committing conspiracy. I even caught them in the act kicking and dressing the same and body language cue each other. I have multiple times caught them abusing their rights and priveledges as they manipulate to make my son dislike me. They do not feed him healthy dietary planned meal and snacks (they overly feed him normal amount intake based on AGE), and do not attend parenting seminars, workshops and read college level books. They sit for hours in front of the television pretend to watch him while they snore as my son gets ADD/ ADHD and I am so upset of how they ruin his intellectual learning ability and add more development delays from age of 2 to now 4 years of age. I have observed them their friends family and neighbors and Community behaviors and subliminal illicit tactics and degrading communication abuse of power through manipulation of truths by documentations, security breech, and non parental consent activities. They often disregard my biological custody rights and downplay emotional unavailability negligence. They have abandoned me since I started working at the age of 15 years of age and over 15+ years later continue to be there for others and not me as their child. They plan ruining my relationships and talk (unnecessary slander/libel) behind my back with neighbors, their friends, and family whom think that acting immature over the age of 21 years old is equality and or normalcy. They raise my son in front of me as if I am not existent and every other day or so when they are in the mood to create drama harass me by using my son and care-taking issues which I did NOT ask nor give 'consent' for them voluntarily to do. They limit my biological mother and reproductive rights by abuse-like tactics and never consider how I might be feeling. As a biproduct my son and I go to medical (unnecessary) appointments due to their incapacity to provide preventive medicine lifestyle and moral/ethically justifiable base welfare, living conditions. I dont feel feel like anyone is on my side as they insult me subliminally and tell me to either commit suicide by unnecessary medications when I am studying alternative homeopathic medicine that does not rely on prescribed medications. They even isolate me alone after they throw ropes and harmful contrabands in the house, outdoors, and when they want to seem cool with their adult peers; probably since their bullying friends betray they're children. I never and am not jealous of their jobs and make them look bad while they are at work, and when I was working their weird friends literally made me look bad with my coworkers who they throw parties and go to restaurants with them behind my back; continuing the conspiracy to ruin relationships. I have thought of seeking guidance with an employment lawyer about the personal attack while at work or in when in college, but cannot sufficiently afford retainers' fee nor want to justify their immature improper behaviors and downtime activities. if you were in my disposition, how would you cope with these indifferences? as a former communications undergrad I am aware of the generation gaps and parenting upbringings that their generations did to my generation, but often times I feel marginalized and misconceptionally misinterpreted. Thats an exhibit evidence photo of a dispute I am sharing as personal testimonial to the events I listed above; legally/ethically and morally.
  22. Need advice about a student loan that I have, I'm getting garnished and the collection agency says I cannot set up a payment plan. Also on my credit they say I have 4 loans out on 2 student loans which I didn't do 3 months of online classes with each. I'm stuck and don't know what's going on with University of Phoenix. They send my loans out to all these collection agency and know I'm not for sure what to do. Help
  23. Situation: First: I received a parking violation($250) for parking in a firelane/no parking zone and several other parents received tickets for parking in front of my daughter's school. A police officer in an unmarked police car pulled in front of parents during senior early dismissal. He ticketed the car in front of me and told me "Since I am giving her a ticket I'll have to give you a ticket too." I told the officer " Sir, my engine is running and I have not left my car." "We do this (wait in front of the school, caravan style ) everyday." I was going to tell him how we drop off in the mornings (over 20 cars) in the same lane. But I could not because he didn't want to listen. This officer proceeded to the next car and gave the parent waiting for their child a parking ticket for $250. This officer is not a resource officer assigned to the school by the city and he could have asked us parents to move our cars as a verbal reprimand instead of writing us tickets for $250. This was handled poorly. The school were my daughter attends has a lot of parental involvment and its a blue ribbon school. Parents use the same no parking zone/fire lane when dropping their children off in front of the school in the morning. The morning line is long 5 -10 minutes to drop off your child. It is a school designated drop off for parents in the morning and evening. However, in the afternoon parents pick up seniors for early release in the same no parking/Fire lane. I pickup my daughter for early realease. Seniors are not allowed to remain in the school without permission or remain on the school grounds. Also, buses for the evening technical program drop off students in front of the school's fire lane/no parking zone. I have and other parents have parked (caravan formation) and waited in our cars for years and we were never told we could not pick up and wait for our children in front of the school, even though it a No Parking Zone/Fire Lane. Secondly, the school has a resource officer and the principle of the school told me he has never had a problem with parents receiving tickets when picking up their children. The principal has stopped parents from dropping off their children in the teacher parking lot and to use the fire lane/no parking zone. Thirdly, My husband who is retired law enforcement talked to the officer who wrote the ticket violations supervisor. She was unforgiving and did not understand why the officer involved could use his lights and verbal reprimand first to resolve the matter. This really should have been the best thing to do instead giving me and other parents a tickets.
  24. So my employer has overpaid me by $3106.00. The way that it was presented on my pay stub I didn't question it because it was under the tips section. Which is entirely possible where I work. Anyway so I was called the day after I deposited the check to fix the problem. And I had no issue with it. And I asked them for the routing number to send the money back to and I did.( I have the confirmation numbers for everything). The extra money is no longer in my bank account, and my company is claiming that they haven't received the payment. And saying further that I have to now give up my paycheck until they are paid back in full. I can't afford to do that. If that happens I'll be homeless. What can I do.
  25. Recently two roommates and I have moved into a house through a realty and property management company. I applied with my dog on my application but my other roommates didn't. So the dog had been verbally mentioned to the property manager and it was listed on my application. We were never given an addendum to agree to and we were never required to pay a deposit. Everything was fine until move-in day when they remembered we had a dog and immediately told us we had to get rid of it. Through a long thread of emails they have come to the conclusion that we must sign an addendum and pay a $1000 fee. We have come to the conclusion that, based on the lease terms, the dog has already been permitted to live on the premises. The reason we have come to this conclusion is because the lease explicitly states that "written consent is hereby granted only for the pet(s) listed on the Application." Is there such a thing as an unreasonable fee and if so can it be argued to be lowered or waived? Are we wrong by having her on the property?