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Outside Looking In

A:  You need to call the probate court of the county where he lived/died. They will be able to tell you whether a will has been filed or intestate proceedings have begun. If he had a will and didn't leave you anything, you are out of luck. However, if he did not have a will, his estate will be administered under intestate succession. In most states, this would mean that you would have a share. Keep in mind that anything he owned as JTWROS or POD with his wife (or anyone else, for that matter) will pass outside of probate. Keep in mind that unpaid child support may still be a valid claim if there were any assets in his name and Mom files such a claim on a TIMELY basis. Moms claim would likley come ahead of SM's as a mere heir for anything inside his estate w or w/o a will. (But...

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going for custody

A:  I know what you are going thru. I'm in similar situation. All I can recommend is get an attorney for you and your daughter's sake. Can you get a loan? 401k money? home equity loan? There is so much more to this than what your daughter wants. Courts do not like to rock the boat if kids are doing okay. Your burden is proving to the court that she will be so much better off with you that they'll take her from the only home she's known. A change of custody is the most difficult thing to accomplish. While I completely understand what you want to do for your daughter, you would be hurting yourself by not hiring a professional to do this. I've been reading cases, articles, state statutes and this site for the last 5 years and...

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Divorce for foreigner visitors

A:  Normally, you get divorced where you live. Is there some reason why you cannot get divorced in Uraguay? Does Uraguay not allow divorce? Some Catholic countries don't permit it, but I was under the impression that most Latin American countries were pretty tolerant of divorce. To get divorced in FL, you would first have to establish legal residency there. In addition to the immigration issues, you would need to live in FL for at least six months before you could use its family law court system. Therefore, I would first explore your options for getting a divorce in Uraguay since both you and your husband are citizens of that country. Most nations recognize each other's marriages and divorces. Uraguay appears to accept that you contracted a valid mariage in...

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Mother seperating children in two different states?

A:  You screwed up by not getting a custody order. You''re going to have to file for custody. You can do that in texas, but this is going to get complicated...you''ll need a lawyer....

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long gone sell by date

A:  Dear Susan, You surely have a case!. As per food laws of most of the countries, no retail store shall stock any food material in the store which is out of date, and if they do so they would be liable not only to replace the goods but also to refund you the money and compensate you for the inconvenience as well as the hospital expenses if any you have incurred on account of consuming the food they have sold. However you will have to prove that store has sold the goods after the expiry date and if you have retained the bill for purchase of the goods from the store, that itself is sufficient evidence that the store was in default. You can even get a good amount as compensation for mental agony and the store may end up losing their license( in certain...

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mexican national divorcing an american

A:  Hello and thanks for writing. You will need an attorney to file for divorce in Mexico. If both of you agreed to file for divorce it should not be very expensive procedure. Where in Mexico do you live? Where did you get married? Are you mexican national?...

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Should I refuse the Breathalyzer?

A:  If you refuse they will get a court order and draw blood. This will take a little time so if you think you''ll sober up before they draw blood refusing to submit to the testing would be your best bet. I don''t think Florida can force a blood draw. How can you get a court order at 2 AM anyway lol You shouldn''t drink and drive. Interestingly, in Germany you don''t have a choice. You don''t wanna take it, they put you on the ground at gunpoint and then you take it. @plethora Ze Germans, zey don''t fuck around....

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Out of state Ticket, Class C misdemeanor, what are my options?

A:  I know why the officer is a former officer, he does not know the laws very well. Tickets do not drop off any record after 2 years. What will happen if you don''t pay the ticket is a warrant will be issued for your arrest. The next time you try to renew your Illinois license, the Texas ticket will show up and you will not be allowed to renew your license. Or worse, you are pulled over for a minor traffic offense and the officer discovers your Illinois license has been suspended. You get a free trip to jail, your car is towed and you get an expensive ticket. Google "States Drivers License Compact", and/or "Non Resident Violators Compact" for a lot more info....

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mother is refused court ordered visitation

A:  Then you need to go back to court for a contempt order and have the court tell him he must follow the visitation schedule as ordered. Before you go to an attorney to file for contempt, ask the county clerk's office if there's any mechanism for you to pursue this yourself. In MO we have a "Motion for Family Access" form designed for laypeople to use themselves, without the expense of an attorney, for this sort of thing. That may not apply to you, but it's worth checking....

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Paid but received nothing

A:  "Can I make a theft of money complaint, or a mail order scam, as I mailed the check and recieved nothing?" Can you? You certainly can. Just expect it to be a waste of time. The authorities are not going to get involved because it's a civil matter. "I just don't know what to do." Small claims court for the amount of the check. I suggest you get a lawyer if u pay for something within 30 days they must eitehr give u what u paid for or a refund consumer law....