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2 children out of wedlock, their father keeps trying to take them away--Q

A:  Originally Posted by nickicrocker My sister in law has 2 boys and she never married their father. Now that they have split up, he is trying to take them. For instance, this past weekend, they were supposed to come home on Sunday night, and the Father told the boys to go into the house and get anything they would miss, they were never going back home. Luckily, one of the boys spoke up and said something, and she didn''t let them leave. He had the youngest one in the truck with him, and he took off with him. Apparently, she has enough rights to file for food stamps,(she has 3 boys all together, and she isn''t seeing anyone, so she is doing all of it on her own), as well as file for child support, but she doesn''t have custody of them. No...

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My car was totaled and I was not at fault. We both have the same insurance company what should I do?

A:  A lawyer is going to take 40% of whatever the insurance pays you, so it''s kind of silly to give away 40% before you even have any kind of OFFER. Since there was no physical contact between your two cars, in MOST states, this is NOT going to go down as their fault - it would be YOURS. So, your collision coverage would pay, subject to your deductible . . . Your option, is to NOT file a claim with your insurance, and sue these guys in court, for not hitting you, and making you drive off the road hitting a beam. You''re probably not going to win that case, in most states. I don''t think it matters, that you have the same insurance company. And, you can always get a free consultation from an attorney, without committing...

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About to SNAP, Please Help Me!

A:  definitly sounds like the wrong lawyer...wants easy way out. This same scenerio seems to be happening to many women in bigger counties like cook and will, also smaller ones like ogle and lee.  i wish you the best and hope you can at least consult another atty. Another atty at best will be able to say if your current one is committing negligence in representing you. " I keep asking my lawyer how they can go on ignoring our requests and proposal and not have to provide anything in regards to getting this settled." He doesn't have to settle.  If you don't want to wait around, then you force it to trial. "1) Can something be filed to make them at least produce a proposal," Likely, no. "2)How...

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PROBLEM WITH lawYER

A:  You need to talk with a different W/C attorney. "Can I settle,then file a lawsuit for legal malpractice." Can you? Sure. Would your case get tossed out because you knew you weren't settling for the proper amount and then want to turn around and pretend as though you were forced to settle? Probably. "Im pretty disgusted with him and how he treats me." And you've written to him, at least discussed your disgust with him. What does he have to say? DEMAND answers, in writing (your demand, just to be clear). Have you filed a complaint with the state bar if he refuses to answer? Perhaps a detailed letter summarizing prior attempts to get answers and demanding same...

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I need help, I was ''LAID OFF'', I feel wrongfully

A:  Goodness, It does sound like you were blind sided, however nothing illegal happened, your recourse would be to file for unemployment and by the sounds of your message I don't think you would have a problem getting it. In the mean time look for other employment, you may find something that pays more and that you like better, so keep the faith, I know it's tough trying to raise children, especially with the economy the way it is today, but stay strong, things have a way of working themselves out and I truly feel you will be ok, I been where you are, with three children, my past experiences are just memories now, it turned out that when one door closed another opened. So try not to stress to much, Believe me I know it's easier said than done, focus on being proactive and getting...

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What should I do?

A:  "I posted another question on here a few weeks ago but I didnt recieve any answer to my problem." I believe you did, if you're talking about Post 12332 on the custody-visitation board. "What are my chances on getting supervised visitations for her at least while she is living with them." We can't know from here. You may want to enlist the aid of the local children-family services social agency. If your attorney isn't communicating with you, you need a different attorney (and file a complaint with the state bar). I agree with fxston. You need an attorney you can work with here. I went to the message that fx mentioned and read through that. Yikes. I would...

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Need advice for friend

A:  Kidnapping charges would be hard to make stick in this situation. I can't see a local District attorney being too enthusiastic about persuing such charges, given the joint custody situation. Perusing criminal charges would be at the discretion of the DA. Going for contempt of courrt charges against her might be a little easier. If your friend and her husband have located the woman and child, he might want to contact Child Protective Services (CPS) or whatever that agency is called in your community. If the case worker substantiates the charges of neglect, I would think that his chances of getting full custody would improve. Please note that these agencies do get a certain number of allegatiions of this nature...

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Having issues with my WC Insurance & employer!!! Need help!

A:  The only one who can release you to return to work is your doctor, not the IC, not WC and not your employer, get a statement from your doctor saying he DID NOT release you to work, send it to the IC immediatly, via registered mail. If your doctor states he feels it is in your best interest to find another occupation, you should'nt lose comp or have to pay anything back because you did not go back to your job waitressing. I would highly suggest you get a WC attorney ASAP. Dont worry about your Employer and the IC not being thrilled, you need to look out for yourself, no one else will. Workers' Comp is not like health insurance. The employer is protected from your injury claim whether you are still their employee or not. It's the injury thats covered...

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Restocking Fee / Class Action?....

A:  The Circuit City return policy, posted on their website says: "There is no restocking fee for defective products returned in exchange for the exact same product, or for open box purchases." http://www.circuitcity.com/rpsm/cat/-13414/edOid/105452/rpem/ccd/lookLearn.do Calif. Yes, However, I didn''t exchange the item. I returned it for refund. I didn''t like how I was treated when I went back to the store to get the accessories that were missing from the box. They actually accused me of trying to steal the accessories! What the hell would I want with a power cord, mouse & cables? My time is worth much more than the crappy accessories package I had to fight to get. When I went to Circuit City to get the package of missing accessories they actually started pulling used demo crap...

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Unemployment and employer benefits

A:  Your employee benefits can be cancelled when your regular work schedule drops below the required number of hours necessary to be a participant. When your wages (through no fault of your own) are reduced below a certain level, you have a guaranteed right to file for and collect unemployment benefits. The problem I have is your employer linking the two. They can't cancel your employee benefits in retaliation for filing for UC however it's likely that once your regular work hours fall below a certain level you aren't eligible to participate per the terms of their Plan Document/insurance contract. You really have a lose-lose situation on your hands. Perhaps you should look for a new job where the work isn't seasonal. Good luck....