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0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Family Law for North Carolina on
Q: my grandmother passed away and left my family a house. my mother changed anything out of my grandmas name and recently

got locked up and is still in jail. She also owes taxes on the house. How can i take ownership of my grandmas house?

She hadn’t changed anything out my grandmas name. And i want to pay the taxes or whatever i have to do to get this house and fix it.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Contracts and Real Estate Law for Texas on
Q: Will we need legal help?

The owner of the house we just signed a lease/paid deposit for was working with a property management company but has fired them for his own reasons. They still have the property listed for rent, the lockbox hasn't been removed, and we want to make sure we're covered. We have a lease... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: Am I still under Investigation from C.P.S.? Its been months since contacted but never received closed case paperwork?

Someone called C.P.S on my family .I was told It was a pending investigation into general neglect . I went threw hell for a month .On the 29th day The worker last minute "under pressure "to close or open case told me she urgently needed Proof of various documents . I turned in what was... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Estate Planning for Georgia on
Q: My question is: My father was diagnosed with dementia in 2016. He appointed me as his POA his sons had him to change it

in 2020 he passed away on 9-2-2021,

I have since been in the dark what can I do?


LaTasha Rucker Wiggins


0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Tennessee on
Q: My x wife had a son born to her which had her at the time current husband's name automatically put on birth certificate

Due to TN state law insisting child was mine. I got her a divorce and married her and provided her with paperwork to change child's name to mine. She did not do this till years later after we divorced and I had even remarried. Then she took my rights from me and had her 4th husband adopt child... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for New Mexico on
Q: If I still had an open criminal case with a judge. Can that judge be my judge in another Court. Would it be consider

I never even been in front of him for children court. Even though he order on my custody hearing, adjudication hearing, ex parte custody ,one of them no date. Vacated my adjudication. Would that be considered judicial misconduct? In criminal court it was a conflict of interest but I chose to keep... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Family Law on
Q: Is it legal for a grandmother (paternal) threaten the life of her grandkids by burning the house down with them in it.

Along with attacking there mom in front of them and threatening to kill her several times over a period of 4 days and getting a gun, when she only stopped her from threatening to knock her other granddaughters teeth out of her mouth and trying to physically attack her? Plz help me

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: Can I change the name the child support case is in from my mother to me as I'm now over 18 and not living with her?

My mother has been getting child support for me for years. My father still has quite a bit of back pay remaining. I no longer live with my mother, am over 18. She still has the card that the child support money is deposited on and is using it for her own needs. Even when I was living with her she... Read more »

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Sep 17, 2021

I cannot tell you that it is impossible to do what you are asking; however, I can tell you that I have not seen it happen in the 20+ years that I have been practicing. MDHS is going to assume that your mother used her funds to support you during your minority; therefore, the arrearage amount is... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law, Family Law and Civil Rights for Indiana on
Q: How can I have my brother committed, and keep him from leaving AMA? He is currently in a mental health facility now.

He is abusing Adderall prescription and doctor shops, he is combative and had the police called on him to take him to the hospital

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Washington on
Q: I want to pack up and leave because my marriage is emotionally draining me. But I have a son what should I do?

My husband belittle me and told me that if I leave he will take our only child. He told me that I will not win against him. I don’t want to stay with him but I don’t want to loose my son. My husband does not care for my safety or our son safety if he gets what he want. Once I told him I did not... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Massachusetts on
Q: My ex husband owes over $150k in back child support. I got a judgement from the court.

My ex husband moved to another state with his new wife. He applied for a mortgage and never mentioned the child support judgement to the lender. They just closed on the house. What can be done? He’s been avoiding paying his obligations

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Q: I live in Texas. I am paying medical child support. My child is on medicaid. I want to put her on my insurance plan.

the mother of the child is on medicaid also. Would this effect the mothers medicaid status ?

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