cash it in early. It is $50,000. It's made almost $23,000. To cash it in, I will get back what I put in basically. Is there any legal way I can get more of the money it's earned up to this point?
You should probably consult with a financial advisor who can tell you how to essentially cash out your annuity. That usually comes with a price which means that you won't get back as much as you would if you kept the annuity. The annuity is a contractual agreement and there is language contained in the agreement that should help you determine what you can get back.See question
I have lived in a rental house for 7 years. The landlords have not offered to paint the inside not even once since we have lived there and we have not painted it either. Will the landlords keep my deposit for us not painting it before me move?
Your lease should be the first place to look regarding the responsibilities of the tenant and the landlord. Ordinarily, a tenant would not be required to repaint the rental house. 7 years is a long-time to rent one house and ordinarily the landlord would expect to paint before the next tenant moves in. I don't expect that the landlord would be able to keep the deposit for not painting but he would be able to determine if there is "Damage" as described in the lease that might justify keeping all or part of the deposit.See question
I was involved in auto accident last June . I hired a law firm that was reputable for getting things done. I have sent the firm my bills for doctors, hospital and mileage. In the past I haven't had any problems with responses. But lately I haven't...
You must have confidence in your attorney, especially in a civil case like you have described. Remember that there is a limit on how long you have to file a complaint if you cannot get the case settled - two years for injury claims in Virginia. A lot of times, the attorney can send a letter to the medical provider to explain the situation with the pending litigation or likelihood for settlement and the doctor may consider doing the procedure on the expectation of payment at some later date. You should receive some reply/response to phone messages or emails. If you don't, it may be time to consider a new attorney.See question
I rented a house for over two years. My landlord refused to fix any problems. All the appliances were at least 10 years old. Now he is trying to tell me that all the appliances not working are my fault. He wants to keep my deposit. The day I moved...
You may consider filing a suit in General District Court for the return of your security deposit. You will have to present testimony and hopefully some pictures of what things looked like when you left. Old appliances are not your fault and you can't have the deposit withheld just because of the appliances. The landlord will be required to explain why he kept your security deposit. The General District Court is designed to be easy to file and work through even without an attorney.See question
I took child from the hospital and have had him since I have full custody and the parents don't object
If you have had custody of a child since birth, there is probably a good chance that the birth parents would voluntarily agree to terminate their parental rights if you wanted to adopt the child. If the parents are not willing to do so voluntarily, it becomes much more complicated and difficult. I would encourage you to speak with a lawyer to explain in much more detail the process of discussing the issues with the birth parents so that they understand what they would be considering. You could have an open adoption which would potentially still allow them to have some contact with the child.See question
I have to do 20 days.
You have asked about serving weekends in the Roanoke City jail. You can expect that you will be housed with other weekenders and wear the traditional jail jump suit and eat food provided. You will have access to some books for reading but not much. There should be a regular presence of deputies who will watch and make sure that you are okay. Overall I think you will find this experience relatively uneventful although not alot of fun.See question
My father dies and the funneral home listed my mother on the death certificate as his spouse. Can my mother be held legally responsible for his debt or can she be fined?
Your mother may decide that she will pay the debts of her deceased husband "under God" and try and work out a payment plan with the funeral home or whoever it is that is trying to obtain money from her. Although she may not be legally obligated on the debt, you should look at the terms of the agreement that she signed, if any, which may list her as guaranteeing the debt. That would be the most likely way that she could be held liable to pay even though they were not legally married.See question
I legally owe PayPal $2,550 at the moment due to some disputes that a buyer filed successfully not too long ago. They have sent me to collections, and my question is essentially, what can they do to me? I know they can and will call/bug me and ...
You can expect that eventually PayPal will file a warrant in General District Court to try and recover the money that is legally owed. A judgment for that amount plus court costs and attorneys fees could well exceed the amount of the debt and they have the ability to take steps such as garnishing wages, freezing assets or trying to levy on property that you own in order to satisfy the debt. You should consult an attorney to discuss the terms and conditions in your Paypal agreement.See question
I rear ended a person this morning getting onto interstate and hit the back end of their car. My pictures look like they need a new hatch, bumper and tail light. They said they were not hurt.
If you are at fault in Virginia and are driving an vehicle without insurance, you may be held personally liable for the expense associated with the property damage done to the other car due to your negligence. The other driver is likely insured and the driver's insurance company will likely pay under the uninsured motorist coverage. That means that although the insurance company for the other driver pays, the insurance company can ask you to reimburse them for the amount that they paid.See question
I was sentenced in Dec and just received a letter stating I have to do my 45 days this Friday. Is there anyway I use the the days from the date I was sentenced for time served?
You should contact the attorney who represented you to discuss your options on how to serve the time. Misdemeanor time generally is two for one unless there is mandatory time like that required by the DUI statute. The judge can consider a request to modify how you do your time but if you don't show up when you are supposed to report to jail, you will likely be required to serve the active sentence as well as some portion or all of the suspended time that the judge gave you.See question