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Cindy Bassett

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  • Can my sibling force me to sell the land we own together?

    My father deeded over land to me and my 2 siblings. One of my siblings will not agree to divide up the land in a reasonable manner and is now suing us in an effort to force us to sell all of the land we own together and divide the proceeds equally...

    Cindy’s Answer

    From what you've written, you most likely are tenants in common. As such, you each have the same rights to occupy, etc. the land. Any one of you can make a complaint in partition and ask the court to have the land sold and the proceeds divided according to the percentage each of you owns. That is probably what you are referring to when you wrote of 'suing us'.

    If you do not want to give up the land, you and your other sibling, or either of you separately, can ask the court to order that the 3d sibling sell his or her share to you at market value. There is no guarantee the court will do this, but that is very often the way the court will rule if you ask.

    You need to consult with an attorney or several attornies experienced in real estate law and then hire the one with whom you feel most comfortable.

    Good luck.

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  • Can I prove that the bond money belongs to me ?

    A big hello to everybody here , I just became a resident of the united states recently and tried to get my immigration bond back . the bond wasnt under my name , it was under another person , when I went to check on the status my bond , the immigr...

    Cindy’s Answer

    Do you have a written agreement? If you had a verbal agreement, did anyone else hear the agreement being made?

    Other than those possibilities, I think your chances at proving the existence of this agreement are slim.

    Good luck.

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  • Can you be written up at work for calling in, even if you had a proper doctor's note?

    My mom fell about a week ago and fractured two ribs. The morning after she fell, she was so sore she could barely move so she went to the doctor who confirmed she had two fractured ribs and possibly a sprained shoulder. The doctor told my mom not ...

    Cindy’s Answer

    I agree with my colleague and am happy to see that, while she was written up, she apparently did not lose her job.

    Your mom needs to see if there is a procedure to appeal the 'write up'. If her company has a Human Resources Department, that would be the place to start.

    Good luck.

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  • Should i get a lawyer to help

    my daughter died 4 years ago she left behind a 6 year old daughter and a husband. every since her passing , my grand daughter has live with me and her grand father . her father at first helped a little . but n the last year or two . he does not he...

    Cindy’s Answer

    My colleague has given you good advice. I also believe you need to speak with an attorney experienced in family law and/or guardianship. While I am not familiar with Indiana law, I do know that most states, if not all, have emergency guardianship provisions. You need to speak with an attorney and find out exactly what your options are.

    Good luck to you and your granddaughter.

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  • How can I punish the medical doctor who disturb/harass my NP practice?

    I am NP and I have my practice. I serve in the community. The MD who has another office in the community jealous about patients come to seek the care to my NP practice. He does not like NP. He harass my practice by using all possible way by callin...

    Cindy’s Answer

    The facts you present in your question suggest that, rather than trying to give you a definitive answer here, you should contact an attorney in your area who is experienced in an area such as litigation or even employment law.

    There are many lawyers on this site who practice in your area. Cruise around the site and find an attorney near you. While all don't, many attorneys offer a free or low cost initial consultation.

    Good luck.

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  • Why is my question not being answered?

    I've seen quite a few questions answered and yet mine hasn't been answered for over a week. People come here asking for advice and they get ignored.

    Cindy’s Answer

    What is your question? No one here can guarantee that you will get a response; if you do get a response, it may well be, as my colleague stated, that the fact pattern you present is too complicated to address competently within the confines of this site and what it has to offer. Also, questions older than 7 days are closed for answers. It may simply be that no one got to it before that window closed.

    Give it another shot and maybe your question will be addressed.

    Good luck.

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  • DUI while on the job

    Last weekend the bar I worked at ran out of plastic cups so they had me run to the store to purchase cups. I drove there and back, gave them the cups then clocked out. I proceeded to go to the bar and have a couple to many drinks when my manag...

    Cindy’s Answer

    No. You made the decision to drive. You were clocked out, but even if you weren't, only you can make the decision to drive while impaired.

    My colleague has given you a sound opinion. I hope you get an attorney experienced in criminal law/DUI.

    Good luck.

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  • My spouse is asking for copies of my pay stub, w-2, tax return, investmt/retirement statements. Do I have to give them to her?

    She has her own attorney. I have not received any formal requests for this information.

    Cindy’s Answer

    If you are involved in a suit against your spouse, you do not have to turn those receipts over until you receive a formal discovery request. However, I add that, if she is seeking her attorney's fees AND the judge orders it, you could end up paying for that formal discovery request.

    If you have an attorney, ask if he or she will try to talk to the other attorney and handle discovery informally.

    I hope you do have an attorney.

    Good luck.

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  • Drug Courts?

    Was doing some research and saw where an attorney advised that there is such a thing as a "drug court" that a case for possession could be heard in and rehabilitation efforts are made to avoid jail time (im assuming if it is based on being a first...

    Cindy’s Answer

    Try calling the courthouse in your county.

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  • Assets and debts

    I'm the middle of a nasty divorce and I tuned in my assets and debts. We tried to go over it and agree on things but that was not possible. We are going to go to court to settle. Can I add things that I didn't put on the original list or do I have...

    Cindy’s Answer

    In order to competently divide your assets and debts, the court needs complete information. Make your additions to the original list and ask the court to accept your expanded list.

    I do not practice in California, but writing generally, courts will not accept the value of items in lieu of child support.

    Good luck.

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