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Anastatia Quirk Ellis

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  • What can a gardian do to a runaway??

    My bf sister is 17 and 10 months she wants to move in with us. Her aunt however will not allow this and she has sole custody. Their aunt will do everything in her power to stop her. If she leaves will her aunt be able to press charges on us or tak...

    Anastatia’s Answer

    Unless she is in imminent danger, wait until she turns 18. If she is in imminent danger, then you should call the police and look to get emergency guardianship.

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  • What can I take?

    if I break up with my boyfriend (I live with him) and I paid for all the furniture in the house, can I take it with me, do I have to share it with him? how does that work (if I leave him)

    Anastatia’s Answer

    You're not married, so the property you paid for is yours. In an ugly fight, receipts are handy to have, especially if the police become involved.

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  • My son gets ssi payments and they said that they overpaid us I was wondering why I have to pay it back? it was there fault.

    we have been paying it back out of his check I was wondering if they can make us pay it back. It was there fault they over paid us.

    Anastatia’s Answer

    The notices regarding the (supposed) overpayment include instructions on appealing the decision and on waivers. Read the correspondence, and take it to an attorney, if you have any questions. SSI does make mistakes, and they also make excuses as to why overpayments are not their fault. I don't know the specifics of your situation, so I don't know what the best course of action would be.

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  • Do I need a lawyer?

    I met someone in an online video game back in October who has become obsessed with me, and just recently, I haven't text her for two weeks, then her father informs me that she has slit her wrists because I haven't text her, and now she's in the In...

    Anastatia’s Answer

    You never know who you are talking to online or what they are capable of doing. I do not see a cause of action against you from the facts provided, but it seems that you have spent quite some time online with someone who is mentally ill and suicidal. I hope that you will be more careful about sharing your phone number and personal information with people that you do not know.

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  • Can I give up my parental rights and do not pay child support to her?

    My ex gf and I went to court. She was so nice to me that day. After the court decided that I will pay her child support, she changed suddenly and was rude to me. She refuses to let me see my son. I went to her house but she will not allow me to s...

    Anastatia’s Answer

    Even if you were to give up your parental rights somehow, you would still be responsible for child support until that point. A step-parent adoption is not possible unless there is a step-parent, so it seems that you need to be a father to your son financially and physically, and that you may have to get help in being able to have access to your son to do so.

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  • I want to suit my ex girlfriend for $1,500 for rent money

    Two months ago I first gave her $500 to get an apartment, that was for deposit, a month later she ask me for $900 because she was past due.. well it's been about a month and she has not reply to when would she pay me.. this is money I had saved an...

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    Beyond the fact that you did not state in writing that you were making two loans, I am unsure of what you hope to achieve. If your girlfriend couldn't make a deposit or the next month's rent, why do you think she has the money to give back to you? A judgment still needs to be collected in order to be helpful to you.

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  • In a Name change (hyphenate) does the order how the names are listed determine the last name?

    My son want to add my maiden name to this birth name ((hyphenate): Sample maiden name Smith birth name Tom Jones. If he choose to change the Name to: Tom Jones-Smith would Smith be considered to be his last name or could he choose either? Wou...

    Anastatia’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Rose as to hyphenating, but there is another solution. Many women begin using their maiden name as a middle name when they take their husband's name. If your son had his name changed to Tom Smith Jones as three separate names, your maiden name would be part of his name but, as a middle name, he would not need to use it in all circumstances.

    As to diplomas and certificates, all the colleges and universities that I am familiar with ask prospective graduates what name they wish to have on their diploma. Sometimes you will never know someone's middle name until you look at their diploma.

    I hope that helps!

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  • Do trusts control most of the companies in the usa?

    Trusts are powerful

    Anastatia’s Answer

    I doubt it, but you would need a lot of paperwork to see what percentage of US companies are owned by trusts.

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  • My mother resigned from her trust 6 months prior to her death. Prior to her resignation there was an Amendment that was done.

    Since she resigned and put me in charge do I need to acknowledge the prior amendment or can I just go the way it originally was set up. Thank you

    Anastatia’s Answer

    You must follow the trust as it exists. At this point, that should be the original trust as amended, provided that everything is valid.

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  • Are wills, trusts ect. filed with a county office ? Should they be.

    I am a widow writing a will to keep a son from getting anything.

    Anastatia’s Answer

    I am an attorney licensed in Florida and Massachusetts. You can file a Will, but I do not suggest that my clients do so. You have the ability to change your Will during your lifetime, and you may move to a different county or state prior to your death, so I do not see any need to file your Will prior to your death. There are attorneys that do suggest filing a Will prior to death, but that can be a personal or local preference. A local attorney can make you aware of any local rules pertaining to the filing of a Will prior to the testator's death. Trusts do not need to be filed prior to death either.

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