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FLA: live in girlfriend ran off with car, can it be recovered?

A:  File an insurance claim. The company may think that there must be a police report, and they may be right, but that doesn''t stop you from filing the claim. The claim, whether they like it or not, sets up the possibility of collection. Might not happen, but it''s possible, and it won''t happen for sure if you don''t file the claim. Try to get a police report. Tell them you know they won''t look for the car, but you need the police report for insurance purposes. Sue in small claims court. You might win. You might never collect any money, but you will have the judgment as evidence, if you ever need it, that you didn''t have possession at the time the car was illegally parked, or when it ran over the dog, or whatever. Not yet, but later, when you have decided that the car is gone for good,...

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I can file for support while being separated right?

A:  Okay, I have had it with my husband for 23 years. We have four children and this past year, he took a voluntary layoff from his job of 20 years - on unemployment for 6 months. Got a new job only to quit after 3 months. He has been drinking constantly through this time period also. After he quit his last job, he figured he was just gonna sit around the house and not look for a job. I got tired of looking for jobs for him and essentially babysitting him..while I worked and took care of the house. Anyway, he has been on this permanent vacation now for a while and I asked him to leave. He did, went to his mother''s house, same city. You would think she''d have the decency to make him work to support her grandchildren, but obviously she doesn''t care either. He is 46 and not a baby. Just a...

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Can visitation be set up in court without attorneys involved?--Q

A:  He can do it himself, also some courts offer mediation. Mediation is great if the courts offer it. RUN, not walk to the nearest courthouse! Our family went through the same thing and the minute she gets mad you and your son you will not see his child for anywhere from 2 wks to 3 months. Till she cools off or needs a babysitter. It should be set visitation I said the same thing shooter. She''s already moody as it is and I think its only a matter of time. Is this something that goes through probate, or municipal court? I know very little about childrens visitation. Originally Posted by Gina1960 I said the same thing shooter. She''s already moody as it is and I think its only a matter of time. Is this something that goes through probate, or municipal court? I know very little...

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How many times can a court case be continued in pennsylvania?

A:  It depends on whether or not it is a criminal or civil case. If it is a civil case, it can be continued for as long as the judge will allow it to be continued. (I have a case that was filed in October 2007 that MIGHT be going to trial in October 2010 . . . unless it gets continued again.) If it is a criminal case, the matter can only be continued for as long as the defendant is willing to waive his/her right to a speedy trial. If the defendant doesn't agree, then the prosecutor is required to dismiss or bring the matter to trial fairly quickly....

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Can the seller keep the contingency?

A:  If you did not sign a paper called your contingency removal-then they should be giving back your deposit. Your contingencies were not removed. You may have to file in small claims. Remember the contract should say that your contingency removal needs to be signed before contingencies are removed. I am curious to know what your agent has told you. If you were within the time frames of your contigency period, you should be entitled to your deposit back. If the contingencies were removed, you will be out of luck. Looking at the purchase agreement and the addendum that you signed should verify the time frames. Feel free to email me and I would be happy to discuss with you. Jeremy Lehman Century 21 Beachside Jeremy@LehmanHomes.net Confer with buyers agent, attorney, title...

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After being 3 months being on my HOA payments, in CA can HOA restrict access to my home or ammenities without first legally foreclosing?

A:  Space in my area that would be called a self help eviction and is frowned on by the legal system. They can forclose, go to court get a judgenment and lien your pay, even get your your property sold at trustee sale. They can not just lock you out. If they did my first call would be to an attorney. My second call would be to the local police. How did you "just" find out that the HOA can take legal action? Didn''t you go over your CC&R''s? As Terry mentioned, go through your HOA docs and see what rights you have. I have never heard of an HOA keeping an owner from their unitl. You might also need to contact a real estate attorney to help you. IF you need a referral, please let me know. Good luck, Tap http://www.DavidTapper.com http://www.TeamTapper.com You are...

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Can a Ward of the State Change States?

A:  Quoting tfspghMy question involves guardianship in the State of: Minnesota In short my father is a ward of the state of Minnesota. I will not go into the reasons, but he does suffer from a form of dementia and has been a ward of the state of MN for five years. The trouble is, I live in Pennsylvania. I have been told I am not qualified to be his guardian which is fine, but I would like him transferred to a home nearer to me. #1 Can I do this? #2 If I can, I imagine I am going to have to hire an attorney and how much will that cost? I really want to be a part of my father''s life, but with him being so far away it is most difficult....

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How long can a passport be held by consulate?

A:  hello- my husband surrendered his passport for visa processing 10/18/04. is there a legal limit of time in which the passport can be held by the embassy? he is immigrating to US and is waiting for security clearance. there have been instances in the past 2 weeks when he needed it for proof of nationality (he is egyptian, but born in libya). i cannot seem to get an answer from the consulate. they just tell me that his visa will be sent via courrier as soon as the clearance is completed....... thanks- Souriya They can''t hold the passport, if you want it back they have to give it back as it is not theirs to hold, but if you want the visa, there isn''t much you can do about it as far as I know. hello- my husband surrendered his passport for visa

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Can job offer be rescinded due to an arrest record?

A:  Under normal circumstances, no, not unless you were asked a question to which a truthful answer would have revealed the arrest and you lied about it. However, I believe that certain industries have reguations regarding arrests and convictions that limit who can be hired, and banks are among them. Check with the NY DOL. OK. Rule 1 - Never rely on articles that summarize statutes. Always go directly to the statutes. There's often a lot more to it than the summary. 296.14 deals with the hearing and visually impaired. 296.15 and 296.16 are the applicable provisions and they can be found at: http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/menugetf.cgi?COMMONQUERY=lawS Click on Executive, then Human Rights law, then Article...

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I looked at a house last week with the agent that listed it. After that I looked at a different house with

A:  Tom, an offer alone is not binding. In all honesty if it is your intent to make offers on multiple properties at the same time, disclose this to all parties. Be prepared that neither seller may take you seriously. (especially if they are low offers) If you like the second agent so much sign a buyer broker agreement with this agent and stick with them. If the first agent failed to explain the agency relationships speak with her broker and ask the broker if they plan to interfere with your agency agreement. While procurring cause has merit, disclosure seems likely to trump. Just be certain to get something from broker indicating they will not challenge your agents'' right to compensation. Remember they are representing sellers and have a higher duty to their...