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  • Denied FMLA while pregnant what can I do?

    I am 22 weeks pregnant. At 11 weeks pregnant I was in a car accident and referred to physical therapy for my neck and back. I have missed many days due to headaches, neck and back pain, and bad sciatica. The therapist think I have an injury in my ...

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    if the doctors don't say you are unable to work, and as such you aren't eligible for FMLA, your employer doesn't have to go beyond without a doctors excuse. Discuss this with an employment lawyer and get a new doctor to review your condition.

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  • Can you request a settlement on a debt once it's been sent to a lawyer for collection?

    I owe about $1100 for medical bills and want to settle for less than that amount if possible. The debt was sent to a lawyer last week for collection.

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    Yes, though the lawyer may have limited ability to settle it and now you may end up with additional attorney fees.

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  • Can I do anything about a boss that is verbally and emotionally abusive to me?

    I am the Assistant to the President of an organization. He is controlling, micromanaging, egotistical, manipulative and the list goes on and on. He is verbally and emotionally abusive to me. He yells at me in front of other staff. He SCREAMED ...

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    Unless the way he treats you is based on a protected class (race, religion, gender or age), he can legally do so. If it is a big company you could discuss it with HR and see if they have a solution; however, the best solution for you maybe to find a new job.

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  • Can I take my boys across state lines, and keep them safe without a custody arrangement?

    I am in the middle of a pending divorce. My wife cheated on me, kicked me out then assaulted me. Now she wants to take the kids. She lives with her boyfriend, In his friend's basement. No bedroom for my boys. They are currently in temporary custo...

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    Do you have a temporary order? If yes, that must be followed. If not, you can request a temporary order hearing and the judge can determine what should happen with the kids. You could also get sent to mediation or have a guardian ad litem appointed.

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  • Does my boyfriend have any rights to my kids if they are not his?

    We live in Wisconsin and My boyfriend is trying to tell me if I leave him he can keep my kids and he has rights to them. They are not his kids they belong to my ex husband they have my ex husband last name and he is on their birth certificate. He...

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    Unless a court somehow says he has rights to them, he has no rights.

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  • What can I do to make sure that I get my kid back?

    In the process of losing parental rights from state of Wisconsin Child currently lives in Wisconsin and I live in Minnesota Have extremely low income but need help as soon as possible Dane County Social Services has petitioned for an Adoption ...

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    You should be eligible for a public defender. Call the Dane County's Public Defender's Office.

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  • Can my ex force a refinance if one is not ordered? Can he change contact information with the lender?

    My ex husband and I have been divorced for 6 years. I was awarded the house and assumed all payments on the mortgage. No provisions were made for refinancing in our decree. I have been on time with all payments for the last 4 years, with the onl...

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    he can ask the court to modify your judgement of divorce to force either refinancing or sale

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  • Is it likely that they order a drug test on my court date? Do they even have a case, without having any evidence of impairment?

    A couple months ago I got pulled over for swerving. I had recently been smoking marijuana and was on my way home, it was around 11:30PM. The cop went through the regular routine, told me I was swerving and whatnot, came back with my license and as...

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    well first you have admitted to criminal offenses on the web, see if they will let you edit your post!! It is very unlikely you will prevail. Your word is enough to convict you.

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  • When do u file to end child support?

    When do I file. Can I file before the child turns 18? If so how much earlier? Will the court postpone the change until the birthday or backdate support payments?

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    Depends on your county, some child support agencies will do it for you. When necessary, usually we file about two months before the graduation date/18 birthday whichever is later. We get into court in around 6 weeks, so the change can be done with the proper paycheck.

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  • Can he tell my boyfriend he can't have me stay or visit even though he pays for nothing and his name is on lease?

    My boyfriend lives with his cousin. However my boyfriend's name is not in the lease. He pays for everything. The rent, utilities, food, and anything else that needs to be payed. His cousin is never at the apartment since he's either at friends or ...

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    Yes, the person on the lease can decide who is there...and if he called the police you could get arrested for trespassing. But something is off here, why doesn't your boyfriend just move, leaving the apartment to his cousin who is on the lease, and get his own apartment? Why would he pay for everything and put up with the drugs and being responsible for the apartment?

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