Kevin M Rogers' answer Get rid of the car. The title now belongs to the lending company. List the original lender, the seller of the car and the company that all previous liens were consolidated with and BE FREE of this lousy car!
Brent T. Geers' answer Anyone can make a complaint to the police, but a police officer's job is to initially determine whether probable cause exists to believe that someone is subject to arrest for a crime. Under the facts you indicate, it doesn't sound like the police could do very much here. IF CPS did contact the police (unlikely given what you told them and the fact that it doesn't sound like they are doing anything), the police may come out to talk with you to verify your story; but it doesn't sound like -...
Brent T. Geers' answer You must first determine how the home was sold into someone else's name if your dad owned it (by a recorded deed) on the day he passed. Is it possible that someone else's name was also on that deed? If so, the house would pass to that person or persons regardless of what the will says.
Was there a probate court proceeding? After looking through the register of deeds information, that would be the next place to check to find out what's really going on.
Timur Akpinar's answer Yes. Although arbitrators can follow the same rules of civil procedure and evidence observed in federal or state court, they generally have more leeway, based on the size and scope of the matter. The guidelines they follow generally tend to be less formal than traditional court rules. This is as a general matter. A Wisconsin attorney familiar with the particular arbitration forum could offer more specific guidance.
Brent T. Geers' answer The 2-month old's paternity is clear: he or she was born during the marriage and so your husband is by default the father whether he acknowledges it or not. The paternity of your oldest child is less clear, and you may eventually need a court ordered DNA test if your husband challenges paternity.
If you are planning for a divorce, it would seem that you could list both children, and paternity would be determined through that proceeding.
Brent T. Geers' answer Sentenced as in a criminal case? Not unless he was caught and charged with soliciting a prostitute or something like that. The police and prosecutors do not charge people criminally for cheating.
Brent T. Geers' answer Nice try, but judges - especially district court and small claims judges and magistrates are a lot more practical and take more of a common sense approach to these issue. If it became an issue, the judge would likely look at the judgment amount, compare it to the cancelled check amount that you clearly received, and ask YOU "why are we here?".
You're free to ask around in your local community, but I do not know any judge - particularly one with a busy docket - who would be amused by...
Trent Harris' answer It sounds like your sister has been appointed personal representative of the estate. Whether your sister can sell the house depends on how the house was owned by you and your deceased mother, whether it was joint tenants with right of survivorship, or whether it was tenants in common. If it was tenants in common, then the house is an asset of your mother’s estate now. Without more information, it’s hard to help you further. You should talk to an attorney to find out more.
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer This is a perfect example why non-lawyers should never agree to do anything important when offered by a complete stranger--over the telephone? Really? There may still be time for you to extract yourself from the clutches of this uncaring insurance company--if you call a lawyer and ask for help. Do it today.
Trent Harris' answer For purposes of the Chapter 7 means test, Social Security benefits are not income. But for purposes of Chapter 13 disposable income, yes, Social Security benefits are counted as income from which your allowable expenses are subtracted to arrive at disposable income in Michigan. In some other jurisdictions (other than Michigan), the answer would be different.
As always, you get what you pay for. Be sure to talk to a qualified attorney about your specific situation before choosing to...
Trent Harris' answer Under Michigan’s Estates and Protected Individuals Code, a child is also defined as someone with whom the parent had an openly acknowledged parent-child relationship which continued until death of the parent. The 3rd wouldn’t necessarily have to have a DNA test or birth certificate to prove she has the right to inherit from the parent’s estate. You, or the 3rd child, should talk to a qualified lawyer in your area who can help in this situation.
Griffin Klema's answer Typically in federal court the case will continue to proceed towards trial. The case management conference and order entered will usually spell out the deadlines for various steps along the path to trial. The parties are always able to voluntarily settle the case (and such agreement is encouraged), but must be achieved by mutual consent. If you can't agree, then there's no settlement and the case proceeds. Good luck!
To get a patent, contact a patent attorney to get you started. (I do patents for formulations on daily basis for my clients, and I've done some in ag chem).
Make sure that you have some good data over other common fertilizers, and most importantly, over the combination of ingredients. If your ingredients are known, then the data is more important then if the ingredients are new chemical entities. What I mean is that...
Adam Alexander's answer You have a few options. Have you considered bankruptcy? If you significant unsecured (credit cards, collection accounts) debt, I suggest you consult with a bankruptcy lawyer.
Do you deny the debt or can you object to the amount of the alleged balance? If so, you can fight. Hiring a lawyer is often too expensive for consumers so if that is not an option, do the best you can.
If you have already filed bankruptcy or do not wish to do so, and you have no defense to the debt, I...
Brent T. Geers' answer The threshold for a modification is whether any change of circumstance would change the support amount by more than $50 or 10%. The state offers a free online child support calculator that you can input your numbers to see if you would meet the criteria.
Brent T. Geers' answer Direct communication is best. But first, review any engagement agreement you or your father signed with the lawyer. Depending on what exactly was to happen, your father's passing may have frustrated the process. Most lawyers want to be fair.
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