The Judge cannot reduce a charge however the prosecuting authority can. If you go to trial and the prosecutor does not prove the charge beyond a reasonable doubt, but proves a lesser charge beyond a reasonable doubt then the Judge can find you guilty of the lesser charge. I recommend that you...Read more »
Employer is not honoring hand book policy on leave time give. In the handbook it is stated in terms of days . Our facility is running permanent 10 and 12 hr schedule but vacation is accured based on 8 hour usage therefore does not equal the hours needed to cover stated days given. For instance 5... Read more »
Unfortunately, there is no law that requires paid time off, so employers have a lot of discretion to make the rules regarding when (and how much) they offer. However, this may be worth bringing a complaint to the attention of your HR department and explaining the discrepancy if you have not already...Read more »
Both my sister and I are over 18 oh, and my father passed away. We both have been living in the house helping take care of him. He told us that both my sister and I would be getting 50% of the house. We have not been able to locate a Will anywhere, and I know we are supposed to pay inheritance tax... Read more »
There are too many unanswered questions right now to give you a specific answer in this type of forum, but you are fortunate that there are no mortgages or liens on the house. You should meet with an experienced estates attorney to assist you in opening an estate administration (since there is no...Read more »
Until a court order is entered, the home belongs to both of you. If you lock him out, he is within his legal right to gain access. If you lock him out it may only elevate the mental abuse. If you can stay with a friend or family for a night that may be less confrontational. If he does anything to...Read more »
I married my spouse in New York. She is originally from Sweden. She stayed in NY for less than a year and then went back to her country. Haven't heard from her since. There was no drama between us and no malice (as far as I am concerned). I live in Pennsylvania now and ready to move on with my... Read more »
"Uncontested" is not a type of divorce in PA. There are fault and no-fault divorces. One can become uncontested if the other person doesn't object after having been served the appropriate paperwork. I wonder if you're using online forms provided by an online company for a fee?...Read more »
Hi, We are senior grandparents to a drug dependent daughter and a father of our three grandchildren ages 5, 8, and 11. Youth service will not allow the children to be with their parents unsupervised. The children live with us and are cared for by us. Being both seniors we are on a fixed income... Read more »
You can file a child support complaint against both parents. It might be helpful to you to first discuss the matter with an experienced family law attorney in your county, who can explain the process to you but, in the end, this is a case you can pursue on your own if need be.
The great aunt has a will and the executor is her niece. Does she need to include this in her will? should we do a deed transfer now so we avoid the most taxes? what is the best route to avoid the 15% inheritance tax?
I was involved in a car accident in February. I didn't know any better and filed the claim under my insurance. My car has been waiting for repairs since then. I have exhausted the car rental coverage under my insurance. Since then I've had to pay out of pocket for transportation costs and... Read more »
A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. I'm glad you were not injured. If you're not suing for bodily injury, then it looks like you're contemplating damages associated with not having a working car, employment-related, etc. Without...Read more »
was hospitalized( was admitted), and given an emergency blood transfusion. Was this not an accident? Is needing a stat blood transfusion critical? And I was admitted to the hospital but because I wasn't there 24 hours they denied that claim as well?
A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. And it's possible that time could be of the essence in responding to the denial. I am very sorry for your ordeal.
The short answer is that an attorney consult could be valuable here, unless you are...Read more »
The short answer is, 365 days from the date of the filing of a criminal complaint. However, this does not include what the law describes as "excludable time" which could be time in a diversionary treatment program or continuance requests by defense counsel for investigation and trial...Read more »
Union vote for a segment of employees was counted 4/8. Since then a 4% raise was approved for everyone but the segment of employees who took part in the union vote and a 2.5% bonus was announced today again for everyone but those who will have union representation. Is this legal?
I'd like to hear more about this, but based on your representation, it appears to be unlawful discrimination under the National Labor Relations Act. For example, Section 8(a)(3) of the Act makes it an unfair labor practice for an
employer to discriminate against employees “in regard...Read more »
A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. However, it's difficult for an attorney to offer guidance based on a brief post. You could reach out to Pennsylvania attorneys to discuss, but they may want to see the agreement and learn more details...Read more »
Although all joint accounts pass to the surviving wife by law, and avoid probate, and therefore are not included in the probate estate which would be available for husband's creditors, the question as to whether the surviving wife could be liable to pay deceased husband's creditors...Read more »
The automatic stay ends when a bankruptcy case is dismissed. It does not continue during an appeal. Therefore, creditors may proceed with collections, including foreclosures and repossessions, at least until the dismissal is reversed.
Although the automatic stay is typically reimposed upon...Read more »
A car hit my car at the front passenger side as I was making a left turn at Route 663 at 3:40am. The road was blind on my right and a car was speeding down. Instead of him having a collision towards me, he swerved to the right and fell on a ditch and hit a tree. His car was wrecked but he was fine... Read more »
You should absolutely plead not guilty. At the very least, it may be possible to have the citation amended to a section that will not add points to your license. Consult a traffic attorney in your area for more information.
I have a pet policy with lemonade insurance company. I filed a claim for emergency services after my dog needed treatment. The company is only covering part of the cost. They are supposed to cover 90% of the cost minus the annual deductible. They are only covering about 50% of the costs and acting... Read more »
Given the facts you presented, you may have bad faith, breach of contract, and other claims. Damages for insurance bad faith can include actual damages, interest on the damages, punitive damages, attorney's fees, etc. Therefore, you should undoubtedly ask an attorney to review the policy,...Read more »
No, and if you do not file a motion for stay pending appeal, addressed first to the bankruptcy court, and if denied, then to the US District Court (the appellate court in bankruptcy cases), your appeal may be dismissed as moot if the creditor obtains foreclosure sale or other irreversible steps...Read more »
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