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CPS and absent father

A:  The grandparents need to see an attorney and file for custody ASAP. I am surprised that if the father is sending child support, he does not "want" the child especailly since the mother is unfit. So where is the child now? still with the mother or in foster care? Also where are the maternal g-parents here? They probably have a better shot at custody if they have a relationship with the child as well. Both Father and Paternal grandparents should contact CPS directly about their interest in the child ( PGPs interest and Father's agreement). They probably still won't have standing to intervene in court but CPS has a duty to look at placing children with relatives....

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PATENT ATTY''S

A:  One must be a "registered practitioner" to represent an applicant before the USPTO...and yes, that means a Patent attorney or Patent Agent who is designated a registered practitioner by the USPTO.  Your only other  alternatives are "non-traditional" sources for your "PRO SE" application and prosecution.  I suggest to save cash outlay, you might seek out a savvy law school student training to be a registered practitioner, OR, an individual with a lot of training and experience winning patents and prosecuting the progress of their application themselves...i.e., other PRO SE applicants with an entrepreneurial bent, who can serve as your technical writer, i.e., "ghost writer" for your...

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Is bankruptcy an option?

A:  The Bankruptcy code permits people to obtain bankruptcy protection where they cannot pay their debts when they become due.  The court generally looks at your month expenses and assets on hand to determine whether or not you are a good candidate to file for BK protection.  Based on the situation that you describe, you should be able to qualify being that you have no real income and your debts are increasing, most due to late fees and interest.  The fact that you owe significant taxes is also a strongreason (I suggest contacting a Tax Debt Relief Company to negotiate with the IRS).  Even if you can''t afford an attorney to take your case, I suggest talking to a BK lawyer to help you get organized to file BK. You can then...

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Is there help for me?

A:  It seems doubtful that you would prevail in any appeal on these grounds. The military has vast prosecutorial discretion, and "making an example" of someone is allowed as long as it is done in accordance with the law. The military justice system is designed to promote "order and discipline" and if the military felt that giving you a heavy sentence aided that goal, then so be it. You could look at related avenues, but the chances there may be slim as well. Was the military discriminating on the basis of membership in a constitutionally protected class? (i.e. were the sentences being handed down by race, religion, etc.) Was there undue command influence in your case? Did you have some prior adverse relationship with the judge? I am assuming that...

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DOES ANYONE BELIEVE I WAS DISCRIMINATED AGAINST?

A:  Yes, it sounds like prohibited discrimination could be taking place.  Fired because you ran into another employee outside of the workplace?  Um, what is company policy on this - are you supposed to turn and run the other way if you happen to see a co-worker when at the grocery store or wherever?  Being courteous and chatting with an employee for a few minutes at the video store violates company policy?? You might find it beneficial to speak with an employment law attorney to review everything that's occurred before deciding what action to take.  Good luck. Keep in mind that a charge must be filed with EEOC within 180 days from the date of the alleged violation. The deadline is extended to 300 days if the charge...

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Pennsylvania Tax Sales

A:  Some tax sales come with all other debts still attached--others are absolute--all debts are detached--I think you need to sort out with counsel which you may have. If you are "positive" there are no other liens on hte property th epoint may be moot--but I'd pay a pro to run a real sound title search-an actual search--not just a compute review unless its a relatively new property -they can find some very odd stuff that you and I might miss. You get a clear title when all the debts are paid or wiped off and any disputes as to lines are clear etc. You may not need 100% squeaky clean title for most practical purposes...unless your lender is a stick in the mud for same... You are aware that the prior owner may have some redemption rights in some PA counties? Me, I think you would...

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validity of will

A:  Laymans observations: Undue influence is hard to prove and I doubt it is your strongest card. I see several problems/opportunities and I do hope you are working with darn good counsel--otherwise you'll blow it. The details may be very state specific. 1. Generally there is a solid requirement that a witness be a witness to the actual signing and on the face of the docuements that simly did not happen. Some courts, if the point is properly presented, won't admit much after the fact testimony trying to patch up history. Lack of proper witness may render the will VOID. 1.1 For a witness signature to be on a separate page and there to be various pages some not relevant at all is beyond suspicious it may be a mechanical error enough to render will void. (One court got serious about a...

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Untimely Withdrawal Tips the Scales. Pro vs. Pro Se

A:  There's only one thing anybody here can tell you. Hire a new attorney and file an appeal if it's still within the time limit. You should break up posts that long into paragraphs so that they're more easily readable. Not sure what's up with all the random characters. "What can we do?" Since you already have concluded that it's "impossible" to find a new lawyer (a specious conclusion, but...), you'll need to spend a lot of time at the local law library. "What happened to the right for a fair trial." To the extent that there is a "right [to] a fair trial" in civil cases (which I doubt because the concept of "fair" is WAY too ambiguous to be...

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custody--Q

A:  Is it possible for him to take your daughter? Yes. Is it legal? No, you could call the police and report an abduction. The man is a "legal stranger" at this point with no more rights to your daughter than I have. His complaint about your same sex relationship is unlikely to gain much traction. If the woman lives with you, the judge could possibly not permit custody until she moved out, it depends on the judge and the trends in your state. I would limit contact with him at this point. Be polite and very very brief, if you interact at all. If he files for custody, you can deal with it at that point. He''d have to establish paternity first and you''d have time to consult with an attorney about whether...

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My kids grandparents is doing me wrong

A:  Well you should have never signed paperwork you did not understand. I would hire an attorney and file for custody. I think you have a good chance of getting it back unless there is something you are not telling us. Why would the g-parents be so adament about custody and terminating your rights? That is an extreme step. Unless the courts find you and dad are unfit you probably have a hood chance of getting it back. i would hire an attorney asap. Laymans take: You need to have your head examined for signing stuff you didn't read or understand or w/o counsel. Generally the rights of the natural parents trump any requests of GP's--unless the parents are unfit. But right now they...