My Great Grandmother was institutionalized from some time in the 1920's to the 1970's. Of course she is now deceased as are her children. I would like to get her medical records to hopefully learn more about her. How do I start this process and...
Does the institution still exist? Who has the records? The Maine State Archives might be a good starting place. http://www.maine.gov/sos/arc/See question
Sibling 1 is the personal representatime for my mother's estate. She had power of attorney and executor of my mother's estate. Sibling 3 is claiming there is more money to the estate that was revealed by the closing of the estate paperwork and wou...
You'll probably need to petition to York County Probate Court. Take a look at:
I suggest talking to a local attorney about options. Gather up whatever evidence suggests that there's more money. If the estate was closed it may be important to move fast.See question
Seller is saying that he wants money he paid plus repair bill back or will go see a lawyer. I already took $500 off asking price for them and repair bill is $1100.00. The four wheeler was running when I sold it they drove in yard and loaded on t...
I can't give you an answer on your question on the limited facts you provide (it is not clear what exactly is wrong with the four wheeler or whether it was damaged or abused in some way) but I suggest that you check out the Maine Attorney General's Consumer Law Guide. This is available on the AG's website here:
Chapter 4 may offer you some guidance.
This can be resolved in small claims court if you can't come up with a compromise.See question
I am having problems with the school. I feel she is discriminated against because of her disabilities. She has been suspended several times without a manifestation meeting. I send her to school and they send her home because of behaviors. They hav...
An excellent Maine lawyer who handles these sorts of problems is Dick O'Meara. I suggest that you consider reaching out to him or asking him for a referral. His bio: http://www.mpmlaw.com/lawyer/richard-omeara/See question
My friend attempted suicide. I lost time at work because of it and my work wants documentation of the incident. Can I get a copy of the police report without dragging the attemptee with me? I am thinking it should be public record
In most states and under the circumstances you describe, yes. You can check the law of the relevant state by looking at the Reporters Committee Open Government Guide. Just go to the relevant state, open the outline and go to Section IV (Record Categories) and look under Police Records. You can find the guide via google or here: http://www.rcfp.org/open-government-guide
Good luck!See question
My friend was recently contacted by a man in another state who I know to be a scammer--upon searching for his name on the internet I found a write up that was published by the SPLC. I planned to use PACER to show evidence of the man's legal histor...
Call the USDC Maine Clerk's office and ask for the ECF / PACER help desk. They are great and will explain . . . . and confirm whether its worth your drive to Portland to run a search possibly for free.See question
PR ready to final estate & disburse to heirs. PR responsible financially for 1 yr. & wants to leave 20,000 to cover any claims or errors - in estate checking & disburse remainder now to heirs by writing a personal check from estate checking to hei...
If everyone signs off this sounds OK, but also seems unnecessary and unwise. Often PR asks for a release to be signed pending final distribution in order to gain comfort in distributing assets. You or better yet the PR could buy an hour of a York County lawyer's time for $200 or so and get a definitive answer and guidance on closing the estate properly and finally without holding the dollars for one year. Of course, if the PR dies, goes into bankruptcy, or suffers identity theft while holding those funds . . . who bears the risk of loss? The estate is not large, but large enough to make sure it is done the right way, IMHO.See question
The railroad proclaimed landowners rights for 100years. On the 100th year as long as the property owner maintained the land, it would reverse back to the landowner. This is the only spot they are blocking on the bed that runs through the town.
You have a few options (A) talk to the club and see if you can find a solution through discussion. Why did they put up the gate? Do they understand that it is your only access? If you consult a lawyer, he/she will be able to help you get to the bottom of the matter. If your rights are clear the chances are that your lawyer can approach the club and present your position; or (B) file a lawsuit to establish your rights and that the club is interfering with your right of access. The police or sherriff's department will probably consider the issue to be a civil matter. I do not recommend self-help.See question
Somebody has made several facebook profiles impersonating me along with stealing photos of me and my family [husband and baby] and putting them up. Creating profiles on dating websites and a yahoo account all with photos. And sending a nude photo ...
Yes. Have you tried the state police? This is contary to terms of service and a complaint to FB and yahoo and dating sites should get action. If you have proof law enforcement should help you with this. If you want to consider a lawsuit or legal help for a "cease and desist" letter, etc., see a lawyer.See question
Usually, fast in Maine, but there is no set time limit. I suggestion checking with the clerk's office and asking. The Court may have acted on the motion already, or there might be some problem if it wasn't filed correctly. Good luck.See question