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Betty Jean Burley

Vermilion Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney.

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  1. What are my legal obligations to unpaid debts that could possibly be left by my father if he were to pass away.

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Betty Jean Burley
    2. Charlotte D. Key
    3. Michael S. Haber
    3 lawyer answers

    You can protect your personal assets by never signing any document that would take personal responsibility for a debt pertaining to your father's care or debts. If your father is legally competent, although irresponsible, you may not be able to preserve any of his assets in order to inherit them. However, there is no reason that you should bear personal responsibility if his estate is insolvent.

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  2. Is there anything I can do about my ex-employer refusing to provide in writing why I was terminated & not allowing me to appeal?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Betty Jean Burley
    2. David William Neel
    3. Lori Ann Strobl
    3 lawyer answers

    Unless you have an employment contract that provides otherwise, your employer may terminate your employment without cause, without explanation, and without allowing an appeal. Your employer's failure to follow a written disciplinary policy may help you if they should attempt to deny your claim for unemployment benefits.

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  3. WHAT DOES PRO MEAN UNDER A LAWYER'S PROFILE PICTURE ON AVVO.COM WEBSITE WHEN ON THEIR PROFILE PAGE?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Betty Jean Burley
    2. Webb Millsaps
    3. Matthew Robert Kisil
    4. Brian C. Pascale
    4 lawyer answers

    Pro means the attorney subscribes to an Avvo service that helps promote that attorney's profile (advertising), and it gives the consumer additional features for contacting that attorney. It doesn't give an indication as to whether or not that attorney is taking pro bono clients.

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  4. If you have left property at someone's residence in Ohio, what are your rights?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Betty Jean Burley
    2. Peter Stephen Kirner
    2 lawyer answers

    Determination of residency is more fact-specific than this. If you allow someone to stay in your apartment, with or without rent, for a significant period of time, they are your tenant and you must go through the proper eviction. If they enter as your temporary guest and leave an item of personal property behind inadvertently that is not likely to be sufficient evidence that they were, in fact, your tenant. A temporary guest is not likely to bring a lot of possessions. The more personal...

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  5. Hi my name is Fay Poindexter and I was wrongfully terminated from a job, and I need to see if there Is something I can do.

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Dmitry Gorin
    2. Matthew Oberlin Williams
    3. Betty Jean Burley
    3 lawyer answers

    This forum is for legal information. In order to find an attorney to help you with your situation you need to use the "Find a Lawyer" tool on this site to look for an employment law attorney in your area.

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  6. I am working in a seasonal business this summer and my employer said that he doesn't have to play overtime. Is it true?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Betty Jean Burley
    2. Lori Ann Strobl
    3. Marilynn Mika Spencer
    3 lawyer answers

    Certain seasonal amusement or recreation establishments are, indeed, exempt from paying overtime.

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  7. Refusing to give job references

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Betty Jean Burley
    2. Rachel Anne Sabo
    3. David William Neel
    3 lawyer answers

    An employer who gives details regarding their experience with a past employee could face a potential defamation action if their review of the employee's performance costs him or her a position and the employer cannot prove truth. As a result, many companies have a policy of refusing to answer inquiries regarding past employment except to confirm dates of employment and rate of pay. She might consider contacting the HR department to inquire if they would permit her supervising physicians to...

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  8. What rights does my daughters biological father have to her if he pays child support but does not have name on birth certificate

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Betty Jean Burley
    2. Brian Scott Piper
    3. Christopher Joseph Tamms
    3 lawyer answers

    This answer assumes that you are the biological mother of a child born in the State of Ohio, and you were never married to the father. Until the father petitions a court of competent jurisdiction to establish parental rights, including visitation, all visitation and transportation are at your sole discretion, even if there is a child support order. However, if the father should petition the court, he is likely to receive some court-ordered visitation, and possibly even shared custody...

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  9. I am considering filing for custody of my husbands two sons as he is doing the same.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Betty Jean Burley
    2. Raenell Leigh Nagel
    3. Lee Alan Thompson
    3 lawyer answers

    Typically a stepparent is not a party to a custody case, although some non-parents have the right to file for visitation under certain circumstances. If you are seeking parental rights concerning these children, you would need to file a petition to adopt them, which would require terminating their mother's parental rights. If you adopt your stepsons, you become a parent with all of the financial responsibilities that entails.

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  10. Do I absolutely need to have a lawyer if filing for divorce and custody if I am no longer in contact with spouse?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Dennis P. Levin
    2. Taylor Donald Mackintosh
    3. Betty Jean Burley
    3 lawyer answers

    Your spouse has rights that must be protected. Notice by Publication or Posting is available only when efforts to locate the party have been unsuccessful. If violence is an issue in your marriage, Legal Aid may be able to help you. I suggest that you contact them.

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