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M. Todd Miller

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  • If my husband and I leave our house to my sister in both of our wills, is there a way around her owing taxes on the property?

    We live in Colorado. We bought our house last year. We are currently looking to have wills written for each of us.

    M.’s Answer

    Beneficiary deed is CO laws allow such non-probate transfers.

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  • How can my husband adopt my children?

    I have sole legal and physical custody of my children. My ex-husband sexually abused my son and I have proof of this with CPS. I live in Ohio, he lives in Utah. How can I get my husband to adopt them without their biological father's consent?

    M.’s Answer

    It's merely a step-parent adoption. Most family law attorneys can assist.

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  • Do I 'need' to list the paternal father in an adoption?

    I am doing an independent adoption with a family we have known for years. Her lawyer keeps telling me that I HAVE to list the father/potential father on the paperwork and make him sign the papers -- if I choose not to do so, they have to put it in...

    M.’s Answer

    If you know the father or he is listed on the birth certificate, you must serve him and list him as a necessary party.

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  • What is the best way to recover damages caused by an incorrect foundation repair?

    March 2012, we were sold a plan by Dry Basement foundation repair that was to permanently resolve minor sheet rock cracks in 2 areas of our home. 13 piers & $16,000. later, we knew immediately there was a problem. Their own structural engineer k...

    M.’s Answer

    I bet there was a warranty of guarantee in your contract with the vendor. Review that contract at length and rely upon its terms.

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  • Hello, My name is Anna and I am looking for a lawyer who is experienced w/ fraud and failure to disclose info to a consumer

    I purchased a brand new 2015 Dodge Hell Cat Challenger, with a close friend, William. I am the main owner on the vehicle and we recently discovered extensive amounts of damage. We obtained a copy of the damage report from the dealership that we p...

    M.’s Answer

    Jurisdiction will be at issue in your matter. I encourage you to sit with a KC or local attorney to discuss.

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  • In Missouri (Specifically KC, Mo area) what are your rights regarding CPS and your children?

    Earlier posted a question regarding my experiences with CPS in KC, Mo. -- http://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/should-i-be-worried-about-cps-visit--do-we-need-an-2275882.html -- I would like to know from a law perspective, If CPS surprise you at your...

    M.’s Answer

    It's nearly always a good idea to cooperate. Courts respect those that do and in the end the truth comes out.

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  • What can I do, if anything, regarding my mom's cremains?

    Four days before my mom passed she called all 5 kids and my dad in to her hospital room. She told us she wanted to be cremated and buried. She also told this to her siblings. After she passed she was cremated but not buried. My dad has since remar...

    M.’s Answer

    Difficult times. I don't encourage you to fight about this. Remember your mother fondly and move on.

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  • Can my boyfriend just kick me out? The house is in his name, I've been living there for over a year.

    We live in Cooper County missouri

    M.’s Answer

    Yes. You already knew the answer didn't you?

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  • Can I Sue my employer for my ENTIRE family getting scabies?

    I got scabies from my employer...during the outbreak they provided cream for me but not my family, so I went to hospital to get cream for my kids. During the two week wait, new bumps kept appearing and I took my concern to my d.o.n. but her and th...

    M.’s Answer

    Hard to tell from your text...contact a personal injury attorney. Sounds like a work comp case instead.

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  • I need a family law lawyer

    The mother of my unborn child has a history of mental illness. Her abusive ex came back in her life and I haven't seen her for over two months. I am very excited about the baby, but she has totally shut me out. She has isolated herself from me and...

    M.’s Answer

    You must wait until the child is born and then file a petition seeking parentage, child custody and support.

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