I encourage you to talk with your attorney about this. I would hesitate to advise someone who is already represented by counsel. As a point of general law (not as specific advice to you), pets are considered personal property and are subject to the property distribution done by the judge in the divorce case. Good luck.
While this is a simple contract matter, just finding a "form" can be much more trouble that it is worth. An attorney in your area ought to be able to draft a basic contract to make all of this binding for a few hundred dollars. If you have to sue about this later (because you used the wrong form or filled it out wrong) it would cost you much more than a few hundred dollars.
To be more specific for others who may have a different situation: where you live is your domicile. If you die in the county where you were living, that is the county where your will is probated. If you travel to another county for a weekend and happen to die in that other county, your will is probated in your "home" (i.e. domicile) county. Since you mother has been living in Lake County, that is most likely they place to probate her will. Just wanted to make myself clear. Good luck.
Typically, a will is probated in the county where the person died (See the link below). This is called the "domicile" of the person who died. Because the amount of paperwork and details involved in the administration of an estate can be cumbersome, you should consider retaining an Ohio attorney to help you.
This is a "class action lawsuit" where attorneys may already be suing the company for other people who were similarly injured by the product. In some of these cases, the settlement (if there has been one) will allow individuals to hire their own attorney to see if the client is eligible for a portion of the settlement. You may want to hire a local attorney (experience in class action lawsuits) and pay the attorney for a few hours of his/her time to evaluate the terms of the settlement. Good luck.
Generally, a District Judge should recuse himself in a case involving a family member.
According to the Rules Governing Standards of Conduct of Magisterial District Judges, Rule 2:
"Magisterial district judges shall not allow their family, social or other relationships to influence their judicial conduct or judgment."
If you believe the District Justice acted improperly, you can file a complaint with the Judicial Conduct Board of Pennsylvania. See link below.
The only way to prove that your received permission would be if you have a witness who will execute a sworn affidavit that permission was given. Absent that, it will come down to your world vs. your neighbor's word.
Hopefully you have a competent criminal defense attorney representing you. If so, he or she will tell you that all meetings with the prosecutor are opportunities for the case to be resolved by a plea bargain. Many cases resolve this way because it gives each side more predictability over any negative outcome. You should discuss this with your attorney.
Also, at the final pre-trial hearing, the judge will resolve any outstanding motions, will talk to the parties about the dates for trial,...
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I agree with my fellow counsel that you are hurting yourself by acting Pro Se. However, I will try to answer your question as directly as possible.
In extreme cases, a judge can be removed from a case, typically by the Presiding or Administrative Judge of the court involved or in some states, by the Chief Justice of the state supreme court. A motion must be made with detailed and clear evidence of the conflict.
Regardless of the process, you will rarely succeed in having a judge...