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How can I obtain my copies of performance reviews after being fired?--Q

A:  http://www.twc.state.tx.us/customers...jsempsub7.html In Texas, your personnel file and all the contents, including annual reviews, are company property. Texas law does not require that you be provided with copies. Originally Posted by cbg In Texas, your personnel file and all the contents, including annual reviews, are company property. Texas law does not require that you be provided with copies. ...unless you are a public, government, employee http://www.canmybossdothat.com/categ...d=281&state=TX...

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In NY how can I avoid my son''s father from gaining Joint Legal Custody?Any way to avoid him being recognized legally as the dad?

A:  Assuming he is the father, once paternity is established, your son''s father is going to have legal rights and duties to your son (such as the right of possession and the duty of support) - regardless of his lack of citizenship. Under Texas law, most parents are granted joint custody. In your case, with the father being involved in the son''s life, then there is a good chance that the two of you will be awared joint custody. In order to preclude someone for obtaining custody rights, the court must find that the parent is "unfit" (such as a drug addict, abusive, etc). Since I am not licensed in NY, I advise you to speak with an attorney in your area. Best of luck....

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Can I make my own living trust without my husband?

A:  Yours is a similar situation to another on which I just posted. Your hunch is right about getting professional help to plan for community property separately from your spouse. You seem to have done enough homework to explain your situation logically, and this will allow you to speak clearly about what you have in mind to an attorney. Fortunately, there are many California specific books and web articles to read if you want to learn more. Google "California estate planning" or "California probate" for lots of hits. Go to one of the chain bookstores in your area, or look on Amazon for books to read. Then, interview a few attorneys in your area. If possible, ask your friends for discreet referrals. Make sure the attorney spends most of his or her time working in this area....

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how can i get my stunguns back from police?

A:  Apparently, private individuals may own and possess ''stun guns'' in the State of California, subject to a few exceptions (§ 12650 et seq.): 1) persons convicted of a felony or assault; 2) persons addicted to narcotic drugs; 3) minors under 16. The ''stun gun'' must have the name of the manufacturer stamped on it, as well as the manufacturer''s serial number. Now, the police have custody of your stun gun and you want it back. From your post, it does not appear to me that the stun gun is evidence relating to any crime, and I cannot interpret the intent of the officers in seizing it. My first advice to you would be to retain a local attorney to represent you in this matter. If that is not an option for you, the following practical (not legal advice) steps might be useful. If I were...

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How can I delay my son''s inheritance of my property until he is more financial stable?

A:  Certainly, your inclination to utilize a trust as a method of insuring that following your death your son''s inheritance will be properly managed on his behalf and protected from the claims of his creditors and his own lack of financial sophistication is a good one. Your choice of trustee for the trust is a major concern. This is the person or institution, such as a bank trust department that will make the determinations of both how to invest the trust assets and when and in what amounts to give funds to your son. Your thought about having the final distribution from the trust be based upon the timing of the death of the initial trustee may not be helpful because the initial trustee may die while your son is still in need of a trust. You may be better off considering having a successor...

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How can I be sure?

A:  Make sure your will is reviewed by an attorney to make sure it meets with your state law, and also discuss your intentions with the Humane Society so they can consult with you about what you want to achieve. DANDY DON IN OKLAHOMA (tiekh...yahoo.com) Thank you so much for your reply. You can''t really tell people what to do with things or money in a will. You can only give it to them and hope they do as you request. To accomplish your goal, you will need to set up a trust. You then put your instructions on how to handle things in the trust and then the trustee follows the trust. That''s not foolproof, but it would be harder for the beneficiary to change plans. There would be some problems in a trust as well, so you need to see an attorney to set things up. Or leave the land to the Humane...

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How can I have my brother-in-law removed who refused to pay rent on time?

A:  Tenants who do not have leases and pay rent on a monthly basis are called ''month-to-month'' tenants. In localities without rent regulations, tenants who stay past the end of a lease are treated as month-to-month tenants if the landlord accepts their rent. (Real Property Law § 232-c) A month-to-month tenancy outside New York City may be terminated by either party by giving at least one month''s notice before the expiration of the term. For example, if the rent is due on the first of each month, the landlord must inform the tenant by September 30th before the October rent is due that he wants the tenant to move out by November 1st. The termination notice need not specify why the landlord seeks possession of the apartment. Such notice does not automatically allow the landlord to evict...

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How can I find my 5 year old whom resides with his dad who is also M.I.A.?

A:  Trace him by his social security number! He must have a job there! Call directory assistance in that area and find out if he has a phone number you can call. Call the schools in that area to see if your son is registered. Last resort, charge him with kidnapping, and if you have legal custody of your son, the police will track him down at no charge to you!...

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How can I get my floor pay back

A:  Didn't you have insurance? Yes, small claims court is the place to take this. But you will still have to pay for your own repairs if you want the condo to be rentable. There's no way to predict how long it will take to get a judgment and collect (if ever). First thing you will have to do is pay to fix floor from your own pocket if you want to rent it out again. Second it is your obligation as a LL to mitigate damages by re-renting the unit as soon as you can. This means you cannot sit on your property vacant without trying to re-rent until June of 08 and expect the tenant to pay for it. Third; small claims is where you need to go if want any chance to get your money back. It is usually pretty easy to get a judgment but not so easy actually collecting. Suggestions from a...

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How can I change my J1 visa?

A:  If you want to be able to work in the U.S., and no longer qualify for J1 status, I believe you would have to qualify for an H1b employment visa - and I don''t think a nanny would qualify. I suggest you consult an immigration lawyer to see if there is any work visa for which you might qualify. so B1 will be the right visa? I don''t see how a B1 visa would apply to your working as a nanny - you would be excluded from "gainful employment" under a B1 visa....