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Why is Probate case taking so long to end?

A:  MAY 10, 2001 DEAR CEECEE: I can''t say for sure, but I think it is possible that this lawyer may be stalling when he says that he is "waiting for IRS clearance to state that there are no taxes on this estate". It is common knowledge that an estate is not subject to federal inheritance taxes unless the amount is over $675,000, so this estate clearly is below that guideline. Just to be on the safe side, ask him for verification that he has corresponded with the IRS about this matter--ask him to see the letter he sent to them (along with a copy of the tax return) or any letter that he has received from them about this matter. If he can''t produce any documentation about this, then I would say his excuse is highly suspicious. I can''t...

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A caretaker took my dog for two years won't return him and has people threatening me not to go to court, but now I have and I am afraid of reprisals against me and the dog both

A:  Get a lawyer and get a restraining order to prevent the dog from being harmed in anyway and then appeal the judge's ruling for the thirty days additional time.Where you were is none of the courts concern so long as you make arrangments for the dogs care. Get a pro bono lawyer to get those court orders....

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Isn''t birthright citizenship the right of the child?

A:  Just to the other answers: A number of countries, including Mexico and Canada give birthright citizenship. Born in that territory you are a citizen. ''Subject to the jurisdiction'' has not been vague at all. If you are not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States then the courts and police have no power to enforce US law against you. That provision meant at the time adopted what it meant commonly at the time the constitution was enacted -- diplomats, and at a bigger stretch an invading armed force. No this is not ''an invasion'' under any legal theory. It is not an ambiguous or vague provision. It does not apply to illegals. And finally there is no such thing as an ''anchor baby''. A person does not gain ANY...

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Is the death penalty society's correct response to murder?

A:  The list you gave of "usual arguments" against are not the most commonly mentioned. You don''t have to sympathize with criminals or want them to avoid a terrible punishment to ask if the death penalty prevents or even reduces crime and to think about the risks of executing innocent people. Your question is much too important to settle without thinking about these things. Here is some of what has happened in the United States. 125 people on death rows have been released with proof that they were wrongfully convicted. DNA is available in less than 10% of all homicides and isnít a guarantee we wonít execute innocent people. The death penalty doesn''t prevent others from committing murder. No reputable study shows the death penalty to be a deterrent. To be a deterrent a punishment...

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Where to try the snipers first?

A:  Because of the multiplicity of jurisdictions in which the alleged crimes were committed, I think the Federal courts should have initial jurisdiction. The perpetraors are alleged to have crossed state lines to commit their felonies. It''s that soimple. And I''m still forgetting to use spell-check. Simple! Don''t have an opinion, so didn''t vote. Whichever jurisdiction has the tightest case would get my vote. Andrew, spell check is not the only feature you haven''t discovered. There is also an ''edit'' feature. You can actually go back and fix your original to make it say what you really meant! Isn''t this great? What gets me, is the states are agruing over the one which has the death penalty,should go first. I do not believe in the death penalty. My guess is that MD has the best case so I...

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In the U.S. how is it possible that..................?

A:  States can adopt or create or get rid of any law they want, as long as that law (or lack of law) doesn''t violate the "supreme law," which is the U.S. constitution... Occasionally, laws get on the books that come up as "Questionably constitutional" (in possible violation of the constitution) or some states or local governents attempt to establish a law that violates the constitution, and so that''s when the Supreme Court is called upon to make a decision on the issue.... Such as Abortion or...

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What are an Alleged Father’s Rights if the Mother Leaves the State and Doesn’t Tell Him that She is Pregnant?

A:  “If a pregnant woman leaves the state and has the baby without telling the alleged father, what are the alleged father’s rights?” I do not know of any State that would give an alleged father any rights to prevent the termination of a pregnancy or to force termination of a pregnancy. Even if a prenatal paternity action could be filed, that choice would still be left to the mother whether to carry the child to term. A Mother will be asked at the hospital who is the father, though she might answer “unknown” and that may go down on the birth certificate. There are other laws to establish a presumed father (i.e. she is married). Additionally if mother receives public assistance, the government will want to know who the father is for...

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I got into an arguement with my wife and need advice.?

A:  To sum this up without me going into great lengths, you are married to a very insecure person who needs to be right all the time. She is definitely a Controlling person and is quite self centred as this type of person is. She actually could use counselling to help her with this, but if you keep letting her have her way and giving in to her, you become an enabler of her abusive treatment towards you. In time you will resent her behaviour and will eventually be receptive to someone else who shows respect towards you and more loving. This behaviour of hers will be the downfall of your marriage if not corrected, suggest marriage counselling and see if she is willing to go through this with you, if not she has no intentions of changing, The choice is yours to live this way or move on, because...

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Insurance Co. wronged (f''d) me--Q

A:  an attorney suggested this? Hm, and people wonder why lawyers have such a great reputation. The problem is that the fact that the truck driver lied about his insurance has nothing to do with the question who was negligent and is liable. He might have thought that he was, but the facts might actually point into a different direction. It might for example be that your brother was parking in way that he should have known that people would not be able to enter or leave the lot in a safe way. It is difficult to decide who was at fault without seeing the exact sketches of the accident, the location of both vehicles, the roadway, the lot, including measurements etc. Pictures of the vehicles at the exact moment of the accident would be fine. This kind of...

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My ex wife does not care about joint parenting

A:  If there's no current agreement she cannot be in contempt. You can ask the court to order what you are requesting - either they will or the won't. There is no absolute answer. If the two of you cannot agree you need to let a judge decide. If you want to change point A and she wants to point B then you are both free to spend megabucks with counsel to advance same. lawyer love it to keep the meter running so long as they get paid. Now I see your point that she should have about nothing to say during your assigned parent times--and if you let her get into your hair you will find it daunting to get her out.  Her rules on her time--your rules on your time.   If you are dealing with a card carrying control freak--find...