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Is it okay for a seller to increase the listing price after they''ve seen your offer? The price was posted on several real estate sites (mls,

A:  We are all human and make mistake but on the price...? That''s a big one! I always print out the listing report (once input into the MLS) and have my clients’ review for errors. There are easily 500 entries per house that we input and so while we pay attention to detail, as humans there’s always a small margin for error. If this is a standard business practice, shame on them. If the listing agreement and the way it''s entered on the mls says one price and the listing agent is saying that it''s actually higher I would think that that wouldn''t be ethical nor per mls rules. I would be thinking there is a violation there. Additionally, if it''s by chance a short sale then request the offer be submitted to the lien holder just as you offered and let the bank decide if they...

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What Kind Of real estate Qualifies For A 1031 Exchange?

A:  Almost every kind of real estate is considered ''like kind'' and can be exchanged for any other real estate, including vacant land for apartments, a rental house for a shopping center, an office building for a leasehold interest with 30 years or more remaining, as long as you hold them for investment or business use....

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Does a Dad Have to Pay Child Support for a Teen Who Dropped Out and is Studying for the GED in Pennsylvania

A:  “I live in PA my question is my boyfriends 18 year old daughter decided to quit school in her senior year after a few months domestic relations quit the current child support and he is just paying on the arrears. Now the mother threatened to start child support because daughter decided to take GED classes. Is he going to have start paying child support again.” The general rule for Pennsylvania would be that support would continue until a child reaches 18 or graduates from high school, whichever comes later. You’ll need to check it out with a local attorney, but it appears the relevant Code Section concerning support termination is Pennsylvania Code 1910.19. That section also speaks about whether or not the child is emancipated. Interestingly, had...

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Should or can I sue the lawyer of my mothers estate if he doesn't get final paper work to me in a timely fashion?

A:  Need a few more facts here. Did you hire an attorney to investigate a potential wrongful death action? Or did you leave money in the estate? In any event, there are statute of limitations that control the amount of time you would have to sue an attorney for their negligence. I am not sure what the appropriate statute is for where you live or where you would bring suit. That being said, it sounds like you need assistance getting an accounting from the lawyer and your fees back. You could contact the state bar, but also look for the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility for your state. Essentially, this is like internal affairs for lawyers. There is often a complaint process and assistance in getting responses from lawyers....

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Can I Enforce Child Support for a Child Who is 18 But Enrolled in College?

A:  “My divorce decree from the state of Rhode Island clearly states that child support shall continue past the age of 18 if the child goes to a full time accredited college. Both myself and my ex husband signed off on this agreement 17 1/2 years ago. My daughter is going to be 18 in December of 2006 but will be enrolled as a full time student at an accredited college. My ex husband has since moved to another state and faithfully pays his child support. My question is, can he stop paying the ordered child support at the age of 18 even though our agreement states he must continue the support payments while the child is in college or reaches the age of 21? What do I need to do to be sure I get continued support while my daughter attends college?” The short...

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Is this normal for a foster child? I''m really in need some help from foster parents?

A:  Although it is comman for behaviors to be out of bounds following a visit; In your particular case it seems MORE EXTREME. I would advise you to contact the workers supervisor---go up the chain of command. The supervisor needs to check this matter out as this child is being affected on ALL fronts. I''m not sure what the special guardianship is that you talk about. We do not have that sort of guardianship here in my area and for a child as young as that guardianship would NOT be an option for permanency for such a child---only adoption would be considered. If a family here does not seek adoption of a young child then that child is moved to an adoptive home. If you adopt him visitation WILL be stopped!! When you work with a child''s worker and nothing seems to be happening after you make...

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I think my 9 year focus on having a sexual relationship with my wife is being misunderstood by my wife. Help?

A:  I totally agree with THE ONE and JACOB''s answers. You are obsessed and it is creepy. If I had a husband that was sitting at home without a care in the world that our family was ''poor'', typing tons of questions about sex and hounding me for sex all the time, I would be nauseated.....AND divorced. Get yourself into counseling so you can start focusing on things in life such as earning a paycheck to help raise your kids. Men who sit at home on their asses and act like obsessed horny teenagers are repulsive. Being an X-married guy of 18 years ( married at 19), I can say that I have felt your pain. I once told my x-wife that I felt like I had a Ferrari in the garage I could only drive twice a week-very frustrating. Seems like each woman is...

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Is it a legal form of discrimination to require a credit report on personal finances for job employment?

A:  Depends on the person. Nope, its just plain intelligence on behalf of the employer. They have to have some way to gauge ones past. I don''t think so. A credit report can be an indication of a person''s dilligence, responsibility, and reliability. (and some times an oposite representation… which would be bad, right?) Personally, I don''t know. But if you are applying for a job in the financial district or are looking to work for the securities and exchange commission I can see the relevance. To any other types of employment, I say its uncalled for. Certain jobs may require this, to make sure the person is trustworthy. It goes along with being bondable....

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Is there a time period for attempted theft charges?

A:  Sorry, but the time for Lizzy to worry about these charges was BEFORE she agreed to steal from her employer. If it''s a felony theft, they have three years to file charges, for a misdemeanor theft, they have one year. Unfortunately for Lizzy, theft of that amount is a Class B felony in MO, (over $500. and under $25,000.) and she could be in BIG trouble. Good luck finding another job Lizzy!! Just because Austin didn''t walk out of the store with the merchandise doesn''t mean they can''t charge her with theft, she DID steal, she just didn''t get away with it. There is something called the ''statute of limitations'', which basically means that yes, there is a time limit from the time of the alleged crime to prosecuting. I don''t know what that limitations are in MO for retail theft - you''d...

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Does anyone know what the form is called to apply for a visa to come to America to continue an education ?

A:  Does he want to come to the US as a student or to marry you? He cannot apply for both at the same time. To get a student visa, he will need to be accepted at a US university and then he has to apply for a visa, at which time he will need to show that he can pay for his tuition and living expenses without having to work in the US. If you want to get married, that makes it a lot easier. You can either get married outside of the US and apply for a spouse visa (form I-130) or you can apply for a fiance visa (form I-129F) and then get married withing 90 days of his admission to the US. The visas are termed K1 and K3. You would need to demonstrate that you can support him in the US. It''s called an F-1 Visa. You can read more about the F-1 Visa here:...