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M. Todd Miller

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  • Can filing a civil lawsuit stop possible eviction litigation?

    Our landlord is trying her best to terminate the lease and falsely accusing us of breach of contract despite the fact that there's a promise delivered by her agent before we signed giving us consent to add an occupant in the house. In the email wh...

    M.’s Answer

    I encourage you to find a new place to live as no tenant may stay forever if there are breaches of a lease or if the parties are contested. Ultimately, they will watch you so closely as to find some error on your part. Leave before you have fewer options.

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  • How to bring a retaliatory eviction litigation on landlord?

    Hi my landlord evicted me on unlawfully. It was a retaliatory eviction because I called La city housing to make a complaint about something. 5 days after they came out I was told that I was released from the lease. Harassment went on for four mont...

    M.’s Answer

    Sounds like you should find another place to live. The history leads me to believe they will seek your removal at some point.

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  • Do I need a general litigation lawyer?

    I have been receiving numerous texts from a buisness on my cell phn that practically fills up my phn and sometimes I am not able to use my phn because the texts keep on blasting my phn for ~1 hr. its not possible to block the number since it keeps...

    M.’s Answer

    Call the attorney general and see if you can place your number on the "no call list."

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  • My husband and i are seperating, if i leave the house can he try saying i abanoded my kids

    i am leaving, waiting on new house and kids are staying in school at his address

    M.’s Answer

    So many people act immaturely at this point...don't be that person. Speak with your spouse at length about the matter. If you do so, there won't be as many issues as if you walk out on him leaving unresolved issues.

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  • Where can I find Missouri's deferred prosecution law?

    I have an offer for a 2nd degree domestic assault felony to be dropped to a deferred misdemeanor dv assault. The problem I have is I have to admit to it, and there is no specified period of how long the state will take to defer. It also says I mu...

    M.’s Answer

    Steven's answer is correct. Nothing further to add.

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  • How long do I have to keep the belongings of the person I have a restraining order against?

    They had a day from the court to collect their belongings and did not get them. It has been over 2 months since the date they were supposed to collect their things.

    M.’s Answer

    Take photos....send written notice they will be taken to Goodwill on a certain date and then perform. If they complain or sue you, prepare through detailed photos of condition, inventory, etc.

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  • We started a GoFundMe account for a family member who lost his wife to cancer. How can we make sure he uses the money for bills

    We are not sure he will use it for his 3 kids and the expenses incurred from the hospital stay

    M.’s Answer

    Unless the money is protected in a trust or other business entity, you can't.

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  • Can my cousins baby live with me?

    My cousin is a single mother of a3 year old and is pregnant. Her dad helps her with the the year old but couldn't help her with the baby due to the demands of an infant. She has asked me to care for it. She is afraid she couldn't handle a 3 year o...

    M.’s Answer

    Sure. Although it may be problematic to foster her continued unreasonable behavior, to help her out at this point is caring and should not run afoul of any issues unless the mother is a minor herself at which time her natural parents can control.

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  • My parents kicked me n my family out even though we pay rent.. Do I need a family lawyer

    we had to move back in with my parents which has been hard as I have bpd, BP, ptsd, anxiety and they are not supportive but have no where else to go but we pay bills and clean house and do are best to stay in the room and away from them.. But t...

    M.’s Answer

    Time to find another place to live. Sounds like you are an adult....they can ask you to leave just the same as they could ask me to leave.

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  • My children where adopted and my 17 yr old wants to move back home without getting into trouble is this possible?

    I voluntarily gave my rights up and they were adopted. They found me on Facebook and my son will be 17 October 16th , 2015 and he wants to legally leave his adopted parents house to live with me without either of us getting into legal trouble is t...

    M.’s Answer

    That is a problem if his legal parent contests the move. Communicate openly with them and work it out. Otherwise, you don't have any more say in the matter than I do.

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