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I have a court order ex to put the house on the market to

I have a court order for my ex to put the house on the market to sell our property for a price agreeable to me. He in turn has a notorized typed paper that he sold the house to a person for cash and in turn bought the house back from him . Now he and this person want me to sign the deed because he has met his court order. therefor i receive nothing . Also in this court order we have stated that the proceeds from the house be distributed to each of our children. He also obtained a notorized statement from the children under false pretenses that they are issueing all proceeds to this person whom my ex supposibly brought the house from my ex. I had no idea he had done all this shenanigans and is this legal. I am refusing to sign this papers due to the fact i do not agree on the price and they are trying to force me to sign and get nothing and so my children will also get nothing. but he gets the house all to himself without paying anything to anyone. Is this legal?

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I need to know if I need to seek council. I was attacked by

Hi,I need to know if I need to seek council. I was attacked by 2 teenage boys last October at a haunted fort event at Wa. fort Casey park on Whidbey Island. The people who setup this event let the boys go instead of calling the police. The next day I heard that the boys were bragging about it on the parks dept, facebook page, by the time I got home the post was gone. I went to see my doctor and x-rays were done.At this point a L&I insurance claim was open. My doctor decided the best approach would be to send me to PT. I became really depressed that my back and neck was not getting any better. I went back to see my doctor twice regarding. In March I had blood work done and my doctor decided to lower my thyroid medicine without even comparing it to the previous blood work from my previous doctor from Nevada. I went back in to talk with my doctor and told her I was , tired, depressed, and that my thyroid t4 doesn't covert into t3. At this point she decided she needed to lower my does again. I requested seeing a spine specialist because nothing was getting done to help my back and neck. I saw a spinal specialist finally in May and he had a MRI done . The MRI showed that I have 2 bulging disk in my neck. In the mean time I decided to find a new doctor who was interested in my health issues. I asked my Doctor for a copy of my records. The doctors staff harassed me for 2 weeks to get them. When I was getting ready to go to my new doctors office I was going through my medications and realized that a medication Cetirizine which I had been on for years had been ordered by the doctor but never called it into my pharmacy for 11 months. I received a copy of all medications filled by my pharmaacy and that one was not listed. I'm at the point now where I don't know how to handle this. My Spine specialist is requesting epidural shots in my back as a first approach to relieve my pain. L&I are dragging there feet approving them and I'm sitting here going on 8 months without any relief. I have been let down by everyone involved in this accident and in my health care.

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Question Educator: I just came from a hearing in the

Question for Law Educator:I just came from a hearing in the Monterey Court re. an osc I have been attempting to get heard. The problem is that once the osc is issued by the court, I cannot personally serve it on the opposing party because he is hiding out. The OSC I am attempting to serve is attached. So far, I have filed this OSC 2 times and both times I have not been able to find the opposing party to personally serve him and I have hired process servers and made 17 attempts as well as performing a significant amount of investigation without success. My guess is that the party is not in the state. He has business in texas and he may be there on an extended stay, although I do not know how to contact him. So, after all this, I filed an application for service by publication. This failed and the judge stated that this is "criminal contempt" and must be personally served. I asked whether there is any possibility of substitute service, and I asked whether ccp 415.10-50 apply. The judge replied again that this is criminal contempt and must be personally served. One of the problems that I am having with this is that the OSC issued by the court states a hearing date usually about 5-6 weeks out. CCP 1005 requires service 3 weeks prior to the hearing, So, I have to serve it within a 2-3 week window. It is likely that the opposing party is keeping up with these filing and he likely knows what 2 week window it must be served and he disappears for just that 2 week window. Also, since the judge is stating that this is criminal contempt, that puts a much bigger burden on me to prove beyond a reasonable doubt rather then the less onerous requirement for civil contempt. So, I am getting ready to re-file this and my questions to you are these:1) Does ccp 415.10-50 apply to criminal contempt? Why can't this be substitute served?2) To make this case easier to prove, maybe it should be civil rather then criminal. What modifications to the attached osc could I make so that this became "civil" rather then "criminal" contempt? As I understand from web searches, the determination of civil vs criminal depends on the remedy. If it is simply to force the ordered action, it is civil. If it is a punishment, then it is criminal. Based on this, the REMEDY on page 11 of the ATTACHMENT 8D should be modified. What modifications do you think need to be made? Also, is it possible to simply request from the court consideration of this as a civil contempt? would that influence the decision?3) Is there anything I can do to expand the service window beyond the 2-3 week time that is provided when the court issues the osc?

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Law Educator, Esq.

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My neighbors are cooking meth and it is affecting my health

My neighbors are cooking meth and it is affecting my health because of the medicines that I take. Told the landlord 3 months ago and he ask them and went by what they said over what I said. I,ve been here for 20 years come November and never ever been late on rent and they moved in 6months ago and have not paid rent in the last 3 months. What should I do?

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I have a mediated settlement agreement that states I have to

I have a mediated settlement agreement that states I have to vacate my marital home within 14 days of receiving equity check from husband. I'm not working and it seems impossible to secure an apartment because I have adequate income. I'm now 1 day past the deadline and have nowhere to go, but he says he still wants me out. Can he make me leave or will he have to formally evict me?

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P. Simmons

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My ex husband scheduled s 2 week summer parent time during

My ex husband scheduled his 2 week summer parent time during my scheduled holiday. The holiday falls 3 days before his time is over. I don't feel like I should give up my holiday but he says he won't give my son back until his 2 weeks are over. I feel,he should have scheduled his time at a different time. Who is right? Who should Get our son on the holiday? Also, he has already had our son the last two holidays.

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Our home was sold in a foreclosure sheriff sale today. We

Our home was sold in a foreclosure sheriff sale today. We are in Indiana. How long before we need to be out of the house?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Indiana. No paperwork files as of yet the sale just occurred today.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: We have someone who wishes to purchase the home so we wouldn't be evicted. Is that possible?JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Whether to file contempt of court against other party's

whether to file contempt of court against other party's attorney for perjured claimJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: HIJA: Hi. What is your issue regarding?Customer: whether to file contempt of court against other party's attorney for perjured claimJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: yesJA: What advice did they give you?Customer: He says the other lawyer can probably weasel his way out of itJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: noJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Family Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Ex is in contempt of court paying me according to court

Ex is in contempt of court for not paying me according to court order. It is not support but rather reimbursement for costs he was to split with me in regards ***** ***** but never did. He feels I am taking advantage of him financially so told me he would take me back to court and not pay the court order until that happened. He has now filed for child support and modification (without an attorney). Should I file OSC for contempt or just let it play out in the same court and judge where the order was signed? I have pentry of correspondences to show his complete willingness to disobey order.

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