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Veterans get a hiring preference over other people when they apply for Federal employment.
You could argue that it is reverse discrimination by giving a preference to a certain category of people, however veteran's status is not a protected category. The federal government protects certain classes of people against discrimination based on characteristics such as race or gender, however not veteran's status.See question
She showed me the guidelines and said based on our incomes this is what I got. She never entered it to the courts so the way she worded it sounds like the child care is allocated into the support but my income increased 6% but now because she didn...
Did you sign the agreement? If so, you are obligated as to what you agreed to. If you have not yet signed the agreement then you can ask the mediator to change it to reflect your agreement.See question
Got served with papers for statutory custody and visitation which I'm fine with just don't know what I'm supposed to take to Mediation
Custody is an important matter. At a minimum it would be helpful to consult with an attorney to determine your legal rights and obligations so you enter the mediation with sufficient knowledge to obtain the best possible result.See question
I would like to know more or less how long does a paternity determination case take. So far, I am confident in my case, I have already been granted parental rights, after 2 years of being denied by the respondent. The judge included in the order t...
If you do not agree to a settlement in mediation then the next process is litigation. Litigation can be costly and time consuming and often both parties feel like they lose when a Judge issues an order.See question
I am in a probate matter in which I have 5 Siblings and there are a trust and a will in which we don't know which one is valid and both have slightly different terms (The will benefits the Two youngest children), I don't know how to prepare for me...
A good way to prepare is to consult with an attorney so that you know your legal rights and responsibilities going into the mediation. This should assist you in determining what your priorities are and what points you are willing to concede.See question
Divorced dad of two. Both parties remarried. All living in Washington. Maintenance ending in less than 2 wks after 3 years (plus 18 months during divorce). Ex and I are going into mediation. I already know she wants to recover financially from mai...
You should consult with an attorney about your legal rights and obligations. If the matter were to go to court, a court wants to see children having involvement with both parents so a court would not expect you to agree to give up suitable visitation. As for who covers expenses, it depends on the income of the parties. If your ex is able to work but does not then you could claim voluntarily impoverishment. Though you would be responsible for assisting in paying for work-related childcare.See question
Husband agreed and signed in mediation a certain date to pay child support what happens if he does not?
If you signed an agreement to pay then the opposing party can bring a lawsuit to enforce the agreement. If the agreement is embodied in a court order, then a court can enforce the order.See question
If you have the agreement incorporated and merged into a court order then you have recourse through the family courts. As long as the agreement is just an agreement between two parties then you have remedy in contract. If you obtain a court order then you can also go through your local Child Support Enforcement Office to have them receive payments and garnish if necessary.See question
So I got served papers from my ex husband. I live in another state and need to know if my attorney can represent me in mediation or do I physically have to be there? My children and I have lived here for over 2 years so I have a great chanc...
Your attorney can not mediate for you, however you may be able to participate electronically if you do not live in the state where the mediation will occur.See question
My brother is in college in Texas. Got a girl pregnant. She dropped out and went back home to VA to stay with her parents and have the baby. Baby was born in November. They can't seem to agree on when and where he can see the baby. They have a med...
He should consult with an attorney in VA before the mediation so that he can be aware of his legal rights and responsibilities under the law of the state where the child resides. VA, like other states, has child support guidelines and an attorney can compare his income and the mother's, if either of them have income, to give him an estimate of child support. Typically given that he is in another state, unless he is petitioning for custody then it is likely that he will be granted liberal summer and holiday visitation.See question