Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer Contacting "local authorities" will probably do no good because this is clearly a family business matter. And unless you can show some actual damages the courts will also be hesitant to get involved. Finally, unless the actual amount of money involved is very substantial it is likely that the cost of litigation would make it not worthwhile to sue. However, since only you can answer these fundamental questions, you should contact an experienced business lawyer to help you decide what you want to...
Kathryn Hilbush's answer The primary consideration by the court as to whether custody should be modified is whether it would be in the best interests of the child. The court decides this by reviewing 16 factors. I've given you the link below. If you decide you want to consider seeking a modification, I suggest that you first meet with an experienced family law attorney in your area to determine whether it's a good idea for you and your child.
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer As they say at the opera, "It ain't over until it is over." They also say "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't."
So, rather than worry about whether or not to "declare with the IRS" right now, and rather than worry about whether you will have to "pay inheritance tax" you would do well to employ a competent lawyer RIGHT NOW, before giving anyone on planet earth your social security number, banking account number and related personal information.
Timothy Belt's answer A workers' compensation judge cannot force you to get a lawyer. He can strongly suggest this is in your best interest, and if you attempt to settle your case without a lawyer, he can find that you do not understand the full legal significance of the agreement and refuse to approve it.
I see that you have spoken to a few workers' compensation lawyers and they have not been willing to represent you. I would suggest you talk to a few more. The simple truth is your odds of success in...
W. J. Winterstein Jr.'s answer Unless you took a security interest in the debtor's real or personal property at the time you advanced the money, and "perfected" your lien by filing in the designated places (Registrar of deeds in county where real property is located, or Sec. of State of PA and/or county for UCC-1 filings), then your loan is most probably subject to discharge in the bankruptcy.
There are exceptions to discharge, listed in Section 523 of the bankruptcy code, e.g., if the debtor procured the loan by...
Cary B. Hall's answer Contact your local police, and tell them you want to file charges under Title 18, § 6321 ("Transmission of sexually explicit images by minor") and § 3131 ("Unlawful dissemination of intimate image").
Under section 6321, the cops could also take his phone or computer (whichever was used to disseminate the video) and he'd never get it back.
Best of luck to you. Hard lesson learned here too -- don't forget it.
Cary B. Hall's answer Yes -- but you'll have to file a petition to involuntarily terminate birth mother's parental rights at the same time. If birth mother hasn't had any contact at all with the child within the past 6 months, your fiance will have grounds to terminate birth mother's parental rights.
Contact your county's Orphans' Court section -- they may have sample forms for filing both a petition to terminate and for adoption. Best of luck to you.
Cary B. Hall's answer Probably not. Pets are considered property under Pennsylvania law, just like a table, lamp, etc. If you've paid for the upkeep of the pet for the past year, a court will likely let you keep the pet. If she comes for the pet, you can politely decline her request. At that point, she'll have to sue you in court for the return of the pet -- and if she's already established another life in SC, it's fairly unlikely that she'll go to such lengths at this point.
Cary B. Hall's answer Yes. And you'll need to do some investigation to find the father's location so that he can get a copy of everything you file. Last known address may be sufficient, but you'll need to convince the court that you've done your best to locate him. So get started, and best of luck to you.
Cary B. Hall's answer Likely not - no requirement that you be issued a ticket at the traffic stop. A summons can be sent to you by mail, and that's permissible as long as it's filed with the court within 30 days of the offense.
Cary B. Hall's answer Probably, depending on your prior criminal record. Have your attorney (and get a public defender if you can't afford a private attorney) talk things over with the cops, and maybe that charge can get tossed at the initial magisterial district court level. Get something on the letterhead of your current treatment facility which details what happened to you that night ASAP, and give it to your attorney.
Best of luck to you. And stick around: life is worth living. :)
Glenn Neiman's answer Assuming you had an attorney represent you in the settlement (and this is yet another reason everyone should seriously consider doing so), call your attorney. If you did not have an attorney, yes, you may need to litigate this issue. Either way, you may need to consult with an attorney, whether your previous one or another, to see what options you have.
Mark Scoblionko's answer If the trust is revocable, you can do a letter to the trustee revoking the trust. If you are the trustee, it would be a letter to yourself, as trustee. The fact that you were the settlor is irrelevant.
You would then change the bank accounts and have to have deeds prepared for the properties and recorded. There may be transfer taxes on the real estate conveyances.
A lawyer would have to review the trust instrument to determine what happens to all the assets if the trust is...
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