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How do I stop the estate administer from giving away property?

A:  bump nobody has any help to offer? What are the items of personal property belonging to the children? It''s going to be your word against hers in court, and you have no way to prove who the items belong to. well my understanding is that when a couple dies intestate, that all of the belongings will go to the children. I not personal property of the kids, like toys, games, pictures, etc. I mean just in general, can she give away whatever she wants to whoever? She has allowed some items of the deceaseds to leave with people and on the other hand she has told others that they must buy back any items that they wish. I just want the parents personal items to go to the kids, so when they are older they can use them or save them if they wish....

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Can I call the cops on a 5 year old delequent kid?

A:  A 5 year old cannot be arrested period. Law states that criminal intent cannot be formed until the age of 7 years old. Even then you''d be hard pressed to have a cop arrest anyone under the age of 11. He is the product of bad parenting. The most you can do is put a call into Social Services and say the child is a problem and you have reason to believe there is something wrong in the home. They will investigate. Other than that, deal with it. He is a kid, when he grows older I am sure he will get smacked around a few times when he starts to mouth off to the cops and he can''t use the "I''m a juvenile" excuse anymore. Or you could talk to the parents in force, as in not by yourself. Strength in numbers. The only thing the police will do is knock on thier...

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Can you amend an affidavit of incompetency of trustee (and acceptance of office by successor trustee)?

A:  The answers to your questions are probably "yes." However, you need to see a corporate lawyer in your area. Generally, recording a document does not make the document legally correct; it only puts the public on notice the document exists. The laws vary by state, and what you described constitutes fraud, which is very difficult to prove. You can use the link below to find an attorney in your area....

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Do you agree capital punishment is one of the most hypocritical punishments in america?

A:  It is not so much hypocritical as it is much as it is a flawed system and an ineffective way to prevent or reduce crime and it risks executing innocent people. Many people still support the death penalty because they are not yet aware of the serious flaws in the system. Here are answers to questions often asked about the practical aspects, with sources listed below. What about the risk of executing innocent people? 124 people on death rows have been released with evidence of their innocence. Doesn''t DNA keep new cases like these from happening? DNA is available in less than 10% of all homicides. It is not a guarantee against the execution of innocent people. Doesn''t the death penalty prevent others from committing murder? No reputable...

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Son Assaulted by a students father on School Premises

A:  Laymans take: I think this is essentially a police matter and both you and son need to contact  police--since you didn't directly observe the assault your input alone is not going to be enough . You and son need to get there quickly--otherwise police may treat it as "stale." And the DA may decide not to prosecute unless you come forward with a compelling issue that is winnable .  Son needs to be able to make the point that he was  threatened with harm--not merely afraid of adult. How old is your son? Where it happened is not critical --the point is the assault was by an adult . Be sure you read the definition of assault first --to blow off some steam may not be assault---but odds are if kid needed to run away it was over said line.  I can understand why...

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New York Overtime Law Exists for Exempt Employees?

A:  I think this is referring more to a base salary for exempt status, rather than requiring pay over and above the salary. Patty? My reference says re N Y - employees who work in excess of 40 hrs. in a week must be compensated at an OT rate unless they are engaged in farm or domestic service (or covered by other specific provisions of N Y law) or are "exempt" from OT under the fed. FLSA. state regulations require employers to pay OT at a rate of 1 1/2 times the employee''s regular rate. Patty? (verify) My husband is exempt by federal standards. He makes well in excess of the minimum amount and is employed in the computer field. Double whammy. I am searching for some loophole so he doens''t have to work a 90 hour week every 5 weeks with no compensation. He is...

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Smoking in the work place?

A:  Does the company have a no smoking on company property policy? I assume they don''t or you would have mentioned it. Do you have a case? Well I''ll tell you what...go tell your managers that are out there smoking, that you don''t like it and I''d say you will find yourself with a case of the unemployed blues real fast. What does the city/county where the business is located say about this? I''m pretty sure the law is that smoking is not permitted in buildings, but is permitted outside. Some jurisdictions set a minimum distance from entrances where smoking is also not permitted, but that''s either a state or local law, not a wage and hour one. I''m not where I can look up the state law on this but I believe that smoking in the workplace is...

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Error by Attorney? Mediator?

A:  Bud, Thanks for your question! As you know mediators are trained to assist parties in working out a settlement and do not "rule" on the merits of a matter.  I am not a lawyer and cannot give you legal advice.  Also, as you may know, the procedures in arbitration proceedings vary widely and it is hard to assess the fairness of any particular matter outside of the venue context.   Nevertheless, I can offer my opinion from my own experience.   IMO you have likely agreed to an arbitrated settlement and the arbiter has "ruled".  In arbitration you can suggest positions to the arbiter but he has the authority to render a ruling.  In many cases these rulings are binding.  In my experience arbitration is often a "split the baby" experience with no one...

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laws about first aid, CPR, & AED?

A:  laws vary by state, as do protocols for dealing with this type of situation. With regard to first responders, their departments will most likely have specific policies on this sort of thing, tailored to conform to their state''s law. As to radio codes, each locality has its own variation. Check with your department. If you''ve forgotten something from training, tell your chief - he''ll be glad you were honest enough to seek a refresher. And there''s nothing awkward about the questions - they''re quite sensible. There are Good Samaritan laws, but they are being narrowly construed to only protect activities required in a verified medical emergency... But laws vary...

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Agency Errors - Are we obligated?

A:  YOu should likely take all of your paperwork and speak with a local attorney - someone needs to look at it all with an understanding of the specific laws for your state. Did you get a detailed statement from the agency as to where the money went? I went through a failed adoption as well - sent in almost $30,000.00...we got all but $500.00 back I know what you re feeling and what you are going through. I think it is terrible that your agency is being so unkind. Good Luck D...