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When to contest a will

A:  The normal grounds under which someone can contest a will are that the will is somehow defective under your state's law (e.g., not properly witnessed), that the deceased was incompetent when he made the will, or that the deceased was coerced to make the will under undue influence. Being left out of a will is usually not sufficient grounds. With the exception of Louisiana, no state requires a parent to leave a child anything. If the wife has filed the will for probate, then it is a matter of public record and you can obtain a copy at the county courthouse. If she has not filed the will, you can file to administer your father's affair under intestacy (as though there were no will). If the will is more favorable to her than the share...

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I am in the state of New York could you please explain what is garnished and what is not in my state?

A:  Generally speaking, government-administered benefits, such as state pensions and social security, cannot be garnished by a judgment. However, if you deposit those benefits into a bank account and then co-mingle the funds with money from other, non-exempt sources, proving the exempt status of the funds may be quite difficult. My suggestion is to open a new bank account into which you would deposit all of your exempt funds, and maintain another account for any non-exempt funds you may receive (gifts from friends, income from work, etc.). You will then need to notify your bank that the funds being deposited into the exempt account should not be levied upon, and that the bank should refuse any levy orders it receives. The bank may or may not be able to guarantee that a levy will not be placed...

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My husband loves me as a really really good friend?

A:  They are right, it is a phase. I have 2 kids of my own. 3 Things come to mind: 1) Men can go without sex if the situation requires. They adapt, and focus on other things (usually hobbies or higher priority things like work. If there had been long stretches of no sex do to having and raising kids, he has just gotten used to the fact of no sex and adapted. Basically his sex drive is in hibernation. 2) Both of you are probably stressed. STRESS IS A MAJOR SEX KILLER. For men, sex can be another form of stress (and not relaxation) if he really cares about his partner and he doesn''t have confidence due to not having sex for a while. Add stress from work and being a father figure and some guys put so much stress on themselves, it''s easier to not have sex, than trying to live up to a sexual...

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After the expiration of the Notice to Quit

A:  My view--take a reliable adult with a video cam and a cell phone--just in case of trouble. WHY are you giving 60 day notice when in fact they have not paid rent for FOUR MONTHS? Why not evict for non payment. Seems there must be a LOT more to this story. No CA LL I know would do the 60 day thing if legit rent was not paid and no LL should ever wait more than a FEW DAYS when rent is late to start eviction for non payment! I have to ask why the attorney who is representing you with the eviction doesn't want to advise you of what is actions you should/can legally take. It would seem that this is also part of his/her job in representing you. As your message notes, your attorney told you to go knock on the door .... Denise Either you are using a very uneducated attorney OR...

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Custody questions professional advice is needed?

A:  Nobody''s gonna give a student custody. She''s your kid: Quit school; get a job & get a lawyer. Or forget it. The only way to get custody is legal action. Use of drugs in the past is no sure way to get custody. You will have to show that the person is not a good mother. When you start to try to get custody, you will end up paying child support. you don''t say if you are now, but i suspect it isn''t official. so you have something to lose by this process. Most of what you say is irrelevant. Since you have no money, and are a student, how will you support your daughter? do you have an appropriate home with a bedroom? can you afford day care while you are in school? get your own plan together before you start to try to get custody. how...

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What if they don''t pay what the court ordered?

A:  "Is there a way to find out if this contractor has done this in the past and are there ways to protect myself from it happening to me?" You're free to look up other lawsuits against him and contact the plaintiffs. "Can I ask for things during the hearing to cover myself if I have to take him back to court for slow or non-payment?" You can ask for whatever you like, but I'm not sure what you mean here. Like what? Again, you can ask for whatever you like, but in this case it wouldn't be worthwhile. You're free to file property liens once you get the judgment (if you're suing a company, it will be company's property; if you're suing him as an individual, then his...

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Trying to fix my credit

A:  Q. I have several collections on my credit report and want to start working to fix these. A. You can't "fix" them. You can pay them off but it is highly unlikely you can have them deleted or changed in any way to reflect anything other than the truth. Q. Financially I can finally pay some off. How do I go about working with these creditors and obtaining a reciept to send to the credit report agency. A. You don't send anything to the credit reporting agency. Once you pay the debt, the data furnisher (original creditor or collection agency) will report the updated information to the CRA. Q. Also how do i find out just who they are as they are not listed by name on the credit report that I have. A. Who is they? You are probably trying to read an...

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attorney is the only one who will benefit

A:  Yes, as the executor of the estate, he is entitled to have the estate defend a challenge to his authority, at least where I have practiced. "I posted this on another board, but after browsing around, thought it might be better off being discussed here." No, it belongs where you had it, not here. Your problem isn't with your brother's attorney, it's with your brother. The attorney is just doing what he was hired to do. Your brother is calling the shots. "If the attorney representing me and my sisters finds out information that shows that my father signed the documents as a result of pressure by my brother, or if my brother mobilized funds or signed documents for my father using power of attorney, can my brother still use estate funds to pay for his defense...

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Giving up parental rights?

A:  "I pay my child support and spousal support on time and in full every month" You have to do that. Regardless of how your kids treat you, they still have to eat and such. YOU are responsible for them being on the planet, and you have to support them. "I have been told by a few friends currently going through divorce that I can choose to give up my parental rights and I will no longer have to pay and deal with the problems with my ex-wife and the mental anguish of abuse I receive from my daughters and their family weekly" Nope. Why should the taxpayers have to support your kids? "I would like to know if I can give up my parental rights to my youngest daughter?" You can choose not to exercise your rights, but your OBLIGATIONS continue. If someone is willing to...

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From salary to hourly without notice

A:  If you feel this was done because of the pregnancy and it is an attempt to only pay out 60% instead of 100% for the leave than it would be discrimination.  You can call your EEOC office of your Department of Labor and talk to them about it. They wil be able to make a determination on whether or not you have been discriminated against. Shirley...