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Common Law in Texas?

A:  SOmeone else will chime in with whether or not Texas recognizes Common Law marriages, but the usual time is 7 years. thanks, wasn''t sure since they have lived together and have kids. Typically in common law cases, each would have to hold the other out publicly as husband and wife, file taxes jointly as husband and wife and one other thing I cannot think of right now. So, if none of this has happend, they are no more than boyfriend and girlfriend. There are only 11 states that still recognize common law marriages. Texas is one such state but just co-habitation is not sufficient to establish a common law marriage in the state of Texas....

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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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Could I get denied?..

A:  Hello everyone! I was browsing on informations regarding K1 visa denial and saw this message forum. I am from the Philippines and my fiance'' is from the US. We are waiting for our NOA 2 and expecting it early next year. I''ve read on another message board that a Filipina got denied for a K1 visa for the reason of "likely to become a public charge". Her fiance'' didn''t have a job but has more than enough the required income in assets, and also they got a co-sponsor that has a job and earns far more than the required income level. She was asked to submit an I-134 Affidavit of support. I''ve read online that the I-134 has "less legal teeth" compared to the I-864. Does it has something to do with the denial? I am worried because my fiance''s income does not reach the...

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Living abroad what to do ?

A:  If your brother is supposed to be taking care of everything, why hasn''t he done something on this estate? He can be contacting the mortgage company to find out how much money your mother has paid in on mortgage payments to figure out if she has any equity in the home and find out how much remains to be paid on the mortgage. The mortgage company may want to sell the home and heirs may be entitled to a partial profit if there is equity in the home. What city in Texas did she die in? Your brother needs to be checking at the county courthouse probate court (many Texas counties have online case records now where you can search by the decedent''s name to see if anyone has filed to open up probate on your mother''s estate--I''ll bet anything that live-in companion has already done so, but if not...

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Got it! Sort of.. But some questions regarding validity date of PR Visa?

A:  Hi Art "Art" <REMOVE...shawREMOVE.REMOVE> wrote in message news:ACxZb.581009$ts4.426792...pd7tw3no... Got it....sort of. The sponsorship side of it was approved anyways. The time line for the sponsorship side for the spousal sponsored PR visa (from abroad) application was approved very fast on my side... surprisingly. I had sent mailed off the entire package on Jan. 26, and I believe it was recieved around Jan. 31 or so at the post office. The approval for sponsorship letter was received by me today Feb. 20 (postmarked Feb. 17). So that was a very quick turn around time for this side as I was anticipating at least around 5-6 weeks to process. For those who were unsure of their status as a sponsor. I had recently finished school thus my annual pay was below the figure quoted...

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Texas Probate - what is the next step? Thanks

A:  On 25 Sep 2004 10:47:17 -0700, Susan Young wrote: I have received letters testamentary as executrix of my fiance''s estate. He willed his four vehicles (non-working) and home and personal property to me. The only other items were $1.00 to five relatives. When would I need to open a checking account for the "Estate of ..."? When you have money to deposit or bills to pay. Can I sell any items before the Inventory & Appraisement is complete and approved? Yes. [Disclaimer: I am not familiar with Texas law.] Could you tell me what the purpose is of the Inventory and Appraisement? To inform the heirs, creditors, taxing authorities, and court. My attorney waived the appraiser (no, I don''t know why), and I don''t know how to appraise...

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MO probate + corrupt judge + code of black = no justice

A:  Unfortunately, your post is bereft of facts and long on rant. "It began as a probate hearing, in which my elderly mother was abused" How and by whom? "& documents w/her forged signature," What documents were forged? Was the forgery reported to police? "one of which was used to end her life," How does a forged probate document end somebody's life? Probate doesn't occur till after somebody's dead. "were used to obtain her assets (estimated at $14 million). After the matter went to trial, I found out that the perpetrator & the trial judge were close friends & that the perp routinely is invited into the judge's chambers, ex parte. Needless to say, the perp won every challenge. The perp scared off one of my attorneys. The Western...

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K1 name change: SSN AFTER AOS?

A:  Originally posted by John Schneider My wife and I married and tried to change her name with SSA, but were told to come back after AOS. I read all the threads here on name changes, but just want to make sure I get it right. My understanding is that we: 1) File AOS with the new married names and list the previous maiden names on the applications and supporting documents. 2) Include the marriage certificate showing the marriage which should validate the name change. 3) Request from the Thai (in our case) consulate in Los Angeles to change the name on my wife''s passport? I also believe that we cannot apply for a US passport until she has the SSA change her name so we can update her state ID card as a result of the AOS (which means we can''t do this for quite a while). Is this correct? Thanks,...

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I Just Don't Understand?

A:  Hi! From Missouri........well Here It Is.......i Objected....said It Was Irrelevent To The Case......but Still I Had To Give My Husband''s Ex Wife And Her Lawyer All My Private Information.....ss# ....dob....my Job Info......what I Owned......maiden Name Everything....it Was Against My Better Judgement......but His Lawyer Said I Had Too.......why? I Do Not Know......she Said The Judge Would Be Pissed If I Did''nt.....well personally I Did''nt Want To Pay A Big Fine Or Go To Jail...for Contempt.....like I Told Her...that I Haven''t Been Married To This Man A Year Yet!......why?......this Is''nt My Divorce Or My Alimony......they Been Divorce 5 Yrs......why Include Me! I''m Not Responsible For Thier Divorce....does This Mean They Are Gonna Figure In What I Have And...

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annuity to named beneficiaries

A:  Get your own attorney and ask him these questions. If the annuity was to named beneficiaries, it has nothing to do with the estate. It passes outside of it. Now NJ does have an inheritance tax and an estate tax, but whether they apply to this situation, I don't know. Get thee to a NJ estate/probate lawyer. NJ has both an inheritance tax and an estate tax, so it matters which one you are talking about. Since you said it was the estate tax in your original post, I'll address that here. Under NJ law, the estate tax is based on what the federal estate tax law was in 2001 prior to the adoption of the Bush estate tax changes. Under these rules, the taxable estate for estate tax is therefore the same as it would have been for the federal estate tax. Under the federal estate tax, the...