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  • How can I get my Cd trust funds at the age of 18 ?

    I'm 17 and I will be 18 in May and I want to know how can I recieve my trust funds from my deceased brother . It has both me and my dads names on the request form i recently recieved from the bank a week ago . My dad and I aren't getting along to ...

    John’s Answer

    Your legal issue posed prompts lots of other questions. Were the proceeds from your deceased brother from a settlement? Was the settlement consummated in Mississippi and do you live in Mississippi? It sounds as though your dad may have been appointed guardian of the funds which will carry with it the court's supervision. If it is a guardianship in Mississippi, you will not be able to access the funds until you turn 21. On your 21st birthday, you will be entitled to the funds.
    In Mississippi, a judge known as a Chancellor will be in a supervisory role and be the gatekeeper of the funds.
    What I think may be throwing your question into a grey area is your characterization of a "CD, trust".
    If you'd like to discuss this further please call me.

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  • Do I have a PTSD injury case?

    I have PTSD and other injuries from a aggressive forceful police arrest and then i was baker acted. I committed no crime and was charged with a resisting without violence but no supporting charges that would have warranted an arrest. do i have a ...

    John’s Answer

    It is likely that you have a claim, but the calculation of whether to pursue a claim, what you stand to gain, and your chances of being successful will likely require consulting an attorney in your State.

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  • The judge sustained the defendants motion for summary judgment today. This was an unlimited civil case, personal injury.

    It has not been more than 2 years since I filed. Can I refile with a different cause of action? This case was brought against a police department officer for excessive force, IIED, FRAUD, and wrongfully detained.

    John’s Answer

    If the dismissal was "with prejudice" then the other answers may be correct. If the dismissal was "without prejudice" that might change the calculation. Consult a local attorney either way.

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  • Hi, i had a car acident and my insurance is trying to pay the car off but the finance company is fighting it because the car is

    insured as a Toyota corrolla LE but it's financed as a "S" type. on the paperwork where the car was purchased it's listed as a "S" but the car is actually "LE" type. The insurance is saying they're going to drop the claim. what should i do?

    John’s Answer

    It is likely that you have a claim, but the calculation of whether to pursue a claim, what you stand to gain, and your chances of being successful will likely require consulting an attorney in your State.

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  • Can I report my mother for emotionally abusive behavior now that I am an adult?

    When I was a child, my mother was physically, verbally abusive, and emotionally abusive. For reasons of my own, I have decided not to turn my mother in for her past abuse (Please don't ask why). Anyways I have just turned 18 and am now entering co...

    John’s Answer

    It is likely that you have a claim, but the calculation of whether to pursue a claim, what you stand to gain, and your chances of being successful will likely require consulting an attorney in your State.

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  • A dog runs into a home where the door is open, fights with their dog, they get bit while separating them. Is a landlord liable?

    Neither dog is on the lease, the owner of dog who ran into home was told to get rid of dog or face eviction prior to this event. The person who was bitten was already served with a NOTICE TO QUIT for non-payment of rent.

    John’s Answer

    There may be some liability for the landlord if he knew that the dog resided on the premises and there was some reason for him to know that the dog was dangerous. This may change from jurisdiction to jurisdiction so you should consult a local attorney concerning this.

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  • How do I get the Agreed Order Allowing Amended Complaint to the judge

    I was told by the judge to amend my complaint , on the grounds that my spouse hadn't been gone from the home a year... I filed for divorce in July my spouse left in Feb the same year.. now it has been a year and the judge said i need to amend my c...

    John’s Answer

    Mail, with a letter explaining what it is to the Judge's chambers.

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  • My friend's been in jail for 8 months with no indictment yet. How long can they hold her with no charges?

    We are wondering the statute of limitations for charges to be filed against her while in custody. (MS code 41-29-142). She has had not attorney visits and doesn't know what steps to take.

    John’s Answer

    The above poster is correct, we need more information. Unfortunately in Mississippi in certain counties there is a criminal case backlog and these things can take time. You may be able to help your friend arrange a criminal attorney.

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  • I have a president Obama sign in front yard and I'm a renter. Landlord ask me to take it down

    There is nothin in my lease that refers to this. Do I have a legal right in this matter. Who has the right in this case?

    John’s Answer

    It may depend on who is responsible for the lawn or common areas. If your landlord takes care of the lawn then it may be the landlord's decision.

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  • I was assaulted by 13yr old son police came took report from both of us, they had my son go to hospital for phys evaluation.

    I was to meet him at the hospital they did no Physcological evaluaton just asked what happended to him I was not allowd to see him and DCF got involved my son had to stay with family member for one night and returned to me next day and DCF said t...

    John’s Answer

    If your child is under the age of 18 local statute may require additional determinations by the local authorities or charges to be brought. Utilize your offer of appointed counsel if you qualify and ask them these questions.

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