I have power of attorney and The county has sent out a case worker three times this month , I have answered all their questions and have been very polite, they are saying that a picture was taken of my mothers empty referigerator and they may char...
You should immediately consult with an attorney who knows the elder abuse laws. Financial elder abuse is a felony, and before you talk any more to a State worker who seems intent on investigating you and how you are handling the assets of an elderly person under a POA, you need to discuss the facts in depth with competent legal counsel. You could talk to an attorney who handles elder law, but they are not necessarily familiar with criminal statutes. You could talk to a criminal law attorney, but not all are familiar with the scope of duties under a POA. You may want to contact a law firm that has criminal law attorneys and probate/conservatorship type attorneys. That way, they can consult with each other if necessary in house.See question
I accidentally took someone elses' money from a ticket machine at a casino. I was very tired and thought I already inserted my ticket and that was mine. They have it on video. I received a call when I got home saying this happened. Once I checked ...
If you didn't mean to take the ticket, you have not committed a crime. So you can ask for a trial. You are entitled to be represented by an attorney, and the City will need to provide one for you if you can't afford to hire your own.
It's possible that depending on what the video shows, they could decide not to charge it. Or, they could agree to reduce the charge to a violation (non criminal). You also could potentially enter into a civil compromise agreement with the victim (Its not clear if its the casino or the other patron who lost the money) and ask the court to dismiss the charge.
You definitely need an attorney. Any crime is serious, and can effect your job, and your ability to get credit or rent a residence.
One thing you didn't mention, I based this answer on Oregon Law, and if this happened at a tribal casino then tribal law will apply and some of your rights and remedies may be different.
I am a senior on disability .I have been able to hold on to my business in SE portland .while undergoing.transplant surgery. The tenants in this building (27) were in negotiation with previous landlord for a nine month extension of lease with re...
Oregon law provides extensive protections for residential tenants. However there are few statutory protections for commercial tenants. Most of the tenants rights in a commercial lease are going to be spelled out in your lease. There are a few statutory requirements for a landlord to follow in evicting a commercial tenant, and there are some laws regarding holding the tenants property after termination of the lease. But, you really need to hire a qualified real estate attorney and have them review your lease in order to determine your rights and your liabilities should you hold over past your lease termination date.See question
My daughter opened an account for college and her mom opened it under her name. The only funds that have ever gone into the account has been from my daughters pay checks from her jobs. She has asked her mom to relinquish the funds but she has refu...
If I understand you correctly, the account is only in the Moms name. And it's a savings account that your daughter started with the intent to save for college, though it is not a "college savings plan" type account. (like a 529 account)
That being the case, it sounds like the funds in the account are a constructive trust with the Mom being the trustee and your daughter the beneficiary. The funds are not the Mom's (which it sounds like she acknowledges) but they were to be used for college.
You don't say if your daughter is a minor, or if she still intends on going to college. You don't say why your daughter feels the need for the money, whether its for dental work, or a new iPhone.
Frankly, this isn't as much a legal problem (if it were, I'd say that your daughter should bring a lawsuit to terminate the constructive trust as no longer necessary because your daughter isn't going to college for instance) as it is a family problem. And most lawyers are bad family counselors and no one is able to counsel your daughter based on an online questionnaire.
One option is to open a 529 college savings account with the State of Oregon. (https://www.oregoncollegesavings.com/
And transfer the money there. Mom can still be the "trustee" of the account, but at least there are defined terms about when and how it can be used and when she may be able to get the funds.
was cited for slapping child after being bit
I agree with Mr. Kahn. There are things an attorney may be able to assist you with, and it's always wise to hire an attorney, or get a court appointed attorney, if you're charged with a crime. The attorney would also be able to tell you if the court offers a diversion program that could avoid the conviction, or if a civil compromise is possible. Never, ever ever, plead guilty without the advice of an attorney.See question
My lease is up, the apartment management sent me a letter a month a head of time to give me two options either renewal with at least 4 months lease or automatic conversion to month to month with 200 $ increase if I do not ask for new lease. So I...
I agree with Michael Stevens. I would add that if they were to file and eviction proceeding, it could impact your ability to rent in the future. Landlords can be reluctant to rent to someone with an eviction proceeding on their record, even if it was dismissed.See question
My mother passed away with no will. She had clear title to a house valued just under $200-k so I filed a Small Estate Affidavit. At that time my brother and I were sole heirs. Shortly thereafter my brother passed away and I filed another Small ...
You should consider what a good business decision is here. You have a $200,000 asset, and want to be able to make sure you have good title that is free and clear of all claims. For instance, creditors of your mother and brother, (have you done a title search?),Other heirs or beneficiaries of your mother and brother. Current lien holders. You not only must figure out the process that you know is required, but figure out what you may not know you need to even be checking for.
You may have it all figured out, but the fact that you're asking these difficult questions in an online free advice forum means you still have some very serious questions that need answering.
You should consider buying an hour of time from an expert. It's a very solid investment to preserve a $200,000 asset.
I have had a duii back in 1993, so long time ago, I have already seen the judge once because I thought I was going to get an attorney but I didn't, so can I represent myself or will I be in trouble, or just accept the diversion program
If you qualify for a court appointed attorney I'd urge you to apply. If not, then you can represent yourself and everything will be fine....as long as you make no mistakes and understand the process and your options.
I tell potential clients that it's like anything else. You need to weight the cost versus the benefit. I can change a light bulb. I can change a light switch. But I won't try to run a new wire in my home. The risk of burning it down is too great compared to the cost of hiring a licensed insured and bonded electrician.
So you should call around, get some pricing from QUALIFIED attorneys, then decide whether it's worth it to you to hire the attorney taking into account your available resources. Or, taking the risk, regardless of how small you may think it is, of having things turn our badly for you. Which could put your job and freedom at risk.
The non-custodial parent and I, the custodial parent are trying to work out an amount for child support. Non-custodial wants no visitation and no overnights. If an agreement can not be made, how is that worked out in court?
I agree with Mr. Bodzin and would add that the reason the Courts don't want to deviate from the guidelines is because the support is for the child and the guidelines assure that the child will be financially cared for. Before the guidelines, sometimes the non custodial parent would pressure the custodial parent to take less than necessary for the care of their children. Sometime under the threat of asking for custody themselves.
If there is any deviation from the guidelines, I would strongly urge you to buy an hour of time from an experienced family law attorney and review your situation. It would be a wise investment when you figure out how many months you may be receiving support.
As a part of a group of individuals and investors who will be forming an LLC and seeking two business loans (one for real estate/construction and the other for soft-costs/cash on hand) I am wondering if a life insurance policy will help or matter ...
I'd be careful before i did that. And frankly, I don't know that a lender would care unless the life insurance had some cash surrender value.
But if you have life insurance I assume it's for a purpose. And that purpose is usually taking care of your family if something happens to you. The question is, how safe is this investment and do you want to give up your families security.
It sounds to me like you should buy an hour of time from a good business attorney. One that will represent only your interests, and not that of the LLC.