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  • My fiancé of five years would like to adopt my two kids from a previous relationship. How would I begin this process?

    Bio father is willing to sign over rights in the agreement that I will stop the child support order and let the courts know I don't want any of the back support.

    Christopher’s Answer

    In all cases, DCYF, does some investigation(home study). If the children have been living with the person seeking to adopt for at least 6 months, the process moves through DCYF a little faster. Also, if you start the process after your married, the process sometimes moves quicker also.

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  • The lawyer/executer for my Mother's will had me sign a paper

    The paper states that she is released of her duties as executer, and that I acknowledge I have received $50k. The laser had me sign it in front of a witness, and give my SS number for tax purposed, so that they could send me the check. That was fo...

    Christopher’s Answer

    You did nothing wrong. In hindsight though, it was definitely a bad idea to sign the release saying you got the check when in fact you didn't. I would NOT call the clerk of the Probate Court at this juncture. In my opinion, that is a waste of time. I would first call the attorney's office first and inquire when the check will be received. You may want to ask why the check wasn't presented to you when the release was signed. Best to put these questions in writing to the attorney and request a response within 10 days. Send the letter via facsimile if possible so you have a receipt of it's transmittal. If you get NO response, then you should go to the probate clerks office and review the file in person to see if the estate is still open. If it is still active, then you could always file a miscellaneous petition for relief which will most definitely get the attention of the Probate Judge , the lawyer and the executor.

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  • As a business owner can i charge a late fee and/or interest charge on an invoice that is unpaid/late when i bill out 1x p.month

    I own my business and we transport human remains from the location of death to a specified funeral home. our accounts/clients are the funeral homes themselves, basically we're sub-contracted. on the 1st of every month i write and mail the previous...

    Christopher’s Answer

    You can charge whatever you want. Whether the company will pay is the real issue. And I believe in the absence of a written contract outlining the assessment of a late fee, you might not be entitled to collect it.

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  • Can a collection agency take my car if I owe money on it.

    It's for a judgement against me.

    Christopher’s Answer

    I am willing to bet that the collection agency does not want your car. They want $$$$ from you. If a collection agency states that they intend to come and take the car when in fact they have no intention of taking that action but rather want to scare you in hopes that you will pay them some $$$, then they have violated the Mass debt collection laws. You should keep a log of the date and times of all calls and a brief summary of what they tell you.

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  • The state of RI claims I owe $7000.00 in taxes from 1989 & 1991 and is now denying me a new license. Can they do that?

    I moved to TX in 1993 and moved back to RI in 2000 but I have never rec'd any past due tax notice

    Christopher’s Answer

    If you actually filed the tax returns on time and they were assessed by the division of taxation, then they generally have a 3 year period to collect on them. There are minor extensions that apply to this rule. I would suggest that you hire an attorney to execute a power of attorney on your behalf so that all the relevant information about filing and assessment can be obtained on your behalf form the division. You also have bankruptcy for a possible discharge of these debts.

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  • I have joint physical & legal placement of my 3year. divorced 2 years ago. I am engaged to be remarried. When am I allowed to

    live w/my fiancee or vice versa..??. (Currently both own separate homes, we are both trying to sell our current homes to purchase a new one as a family.)

    Christopher’s Answer

    I agree with what has been said. BUT, if your ex has a real problem with your children living in an environment where you and finance are not yet married, some more conservative Judge could find that type of situation inappropriate. The standard for all these types of issues is "what is in the best interests of the children."

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  • Do I have a case ?

    My car that was purchased in feb 2015 with less then 15,000 miles has been in the shop more then 5 times with different issues big and small including fender plastic falling off while on the highway, defected ABS, lose dashboard, gas gauge not rea...

    Christopher’s Answer

    You may have purchased a lemon. You should take the car to a mechanic of your choosing and have the car reviewed thoroughly. Make sure they put it up on the lift and look underneath the vehicle. Depending on the results of your independent inspection, you may have several viable claims against the dealership where the vehicle was purchased.

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  • Can I sue the car dealership for my Certified car?

    I brought a 2011 Toyota Highlander back on August 9, 2014. They told me it was certified but when I brought it the trunk lift gate and dvd player were broken. They had the car for 1 week after buying it and gave me a rental. I have been complainin...

    Christopher’s Answer

    If the car was certified, then they provided documentation to you telling you what they did to the car before the sale. The certification is supposed to carry a great deal of weight in the consumer's mind. I have seen cases where the the certifications have just been plain false. Something sounds very strange in your case. I would take the car to another mechanic and have them go through the vehicle head to toe. Give the mechanic a copy of the certification. You may discover some surprising details about the vehicle. if you were duped, cheated or lied too, then you sue the dealership that lied to you.

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  • Car dealership questions

    i bought a new car Saturday 6/6/15 traded in my 2012 took possession that same day of my new 2014, signed contract finance manager said he would submit me that Monday to the bank, but the car was mine and plates transferred etc, received call on T...

    Christopher’s Answer

    This scenario is all to common. They call it yo yo financing. They tell you everything is all set and then call you later telling you the bank denied the deal. They will offer different financing which is always at a higher interest rate. The documentation you signed will determine how you deal with this scenario and whether you have any awesome claims or not. If the agreement clearly indicates that the transaction is subject to financing-which many do not-then you may have a problem. If no such contingency exists then in my opinion there is a binding contract. You should scan all the documents relating to the purchase and financing of the vehicle and meet with a lawyer who deals with these cases.

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  • Hello, I have a question, " I bought a car financed by the bank at a dealership, and I have to pay a $ 1600 of down payment , I

    Hello, I have a question, " I bought a car financed by the bank at a dealership, and I have to pay a $ 1600 of down payment , I already gave a value of $ 800, after that, they told me that '' We will let you take the car out of dealership, but you...

    Christopher’s Answer

    May have a breach of contract claim. Could also have a truth in lending claim. This situation happens far too often. The documentation that you signed-which I assume you have copies of-will determine your rights and liabilities regarding the transaction. I can only guess that this purchase as made at a very small dealership and not one of the big so called players in the industry.

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