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How difficult is it primary account holder on a Verizon cell

How difficult is it for the primary account holder on a Verizon cell phone plan to get ahold of all the text messages made by someone else on the family plan within the past year? Thanks.

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After using one law firm, can not use same law firm in case

After using one law firm for mediation, can not use same law firm for litigation in case does not reach to agreement?

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My ex husband is self employed, and I'm afraid to take m

My ex husband is self employed, and I'm afraid to take him back to court for a review of child support even though I know he's making a lot of money. He had his child support reduced a few years ago because he had more children and claimed he didn't have much of an income because he was self employed. He has since bought multiple new vehicles, a new home in an affluent area, taken multiple vacations, etc.. I believe he's either paying for much of his personal life through his business, or having his wife pull a paycheck from the business even though she works at a hospital. He pays himself through a payroll service who also pays his child support through the clearinghouse. I'd like to do a review of child support, but what kind of risks am I taking because he is self employed? Are there any safe guards in place because he is self employed? How does all of that work?

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I was convicted of shoplifting in Georgia about 35 years

Hi! I was convicted of shoplifting in Georgia about 35 years ago. It has been on my record as a felony and I was told I could never have it expunged. Is this true? I am getting ready to take my masters exam to be a forensic psychologist and I'm not sure how this is going to effect my career. Thank you!Kathryn Woodby

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I am right in the middle of a lawsuit with a man who has

I am right in the middle of a lawsuit with a man who has incredible resources... I've known that he had access to my emails even when I'd change the passwords but just today found a rather unusual log in my computers terminal. It's based on "StingrayIdentities" and refers to my iPad and iCloud accounts. An online check suggests that it's surveillance software used by law enforcement. I assure you that I haven't done anything illegal, I just messed with the wrong guy but I think I've got something on him now with this log. What can you tell me about the charges he could potentially face for installing something like this on my home wifi network, and quite possibly using the authorities to help him spy on me? It seems far fetched but he does have the resources and

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I believe my ex husband may have opened a business while we

I believe my ex husband may have opened a business while we were married (and in the middle of our divorce process) to hide assets. I do not know the name of the business, except that it was opened in California during a certain timeframe under his name. Is there any way for me to find this information out?

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Recently, I've been involved in a lot of mess that I seriously

Recently, I've been involved in a lot of mess that I seriously regret. I dated a guy for 10 months. I was intimate with this guy. I recently broke up with him for reasons I dont want to go into detail, but he screenshotted me naked on FaceTime getting dressed a few months ago without me knowing. I sent me this photo of myself through social media as what I feel was a threat. I was completely nude in this photo. I had no idea he had the photo at all or that he even took the photo. I was not posing for it. There has been one other time that I can think of that I have spent him a photo in my underwear. I didn't think anything of it at the time. I am a 16 year old high school student. A sheriff at my school took my phone and took the guys phone who I was dating. When I asked him how long it'll be gone, he replied "it could be a while". I am uneasy and really unhappy with this situation. I know what I did was stupid and I take responsibility for it. I'm a good student and a good kid. I just trusted this guy too much. I want to hear from a legal perspective. What could be a punishment for this? How long will my phone be gone? What will happen? I'm just scared

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I have no idea if I still have any legal rights but here

Hi. I have no idea if I still have any legal rights but here is my question. I moved to Ohio with my three kids for 2 years to help take care of my dying mother. My husband stayed in Colorado to run our business. My mother was a successful wealthy business owner but as she became sicker with COPD, her health and mental clarity declined. She also became extremely paranoid and a pathological liar, although in her mind she was not lying. She was a highly educated business woman and, even until the end, spoke clearly and professionally, although the things she would say were off in left field. Anyone that wan't with my mother on a day to day basis thought she was level headed and easily believed everything she had to say, although they were delusions.When I moved to Colorado, my mother had a care giver that turned out to be a drug addict. This caregiver had posession of her debit card and number and would take money out regularly. Although I tried to stop this, my mother wouldn't listena and I was powerless. I never had access to her debit card and her bank was physically located in another state. I was her caregiver during the school day and then my mother's other care giver eventually became a live in caregiver.As my mother became sicker, her bank account dwindled and she didn't remember having another account at the time since she was so sick. Since she lived in 300sq. ft of a 5500 sq. ft. waterfront home (lake eroe on 3 sides), we asker her permission to turn the remaining part of the home into a vacation rental. She agreed and provide me with 4000 to make the necessary improvements I purchased beds, bedding, dishes etc and made the remainder of the home into a 4 bedroom / 4 bath plus loft that slept 12 people. Her home also had 6 boat docks. My husband and I own a vacation rental ourselves so I was familiar with what do do and put my mom's home on VRBO for $600 a night and it sold out from April through September.It was my goal to get enough money from the rental property to help my mom live the rest ofher life at her home. We thought she would live another couple of year. Sady, we started renting the home in April, 2014 and my mom passed at the end of July 2014.due to my mother's paranoia, she had a distant cousin that Ihad not seen in 20 years as executor of the will. He put a hold on her bank account and took over the rentals etc.,. The home was rented when my mother died until the end of September and I lost all controlAt that point, my aunt stepped in. I never knew that my aunt wanted my mother's home when she passed away. The day my mother died, my aunt and her significant other cornered me and said they wanted my mother's house and were going to buy it from the estate for $500,000. I was in shock but said something to the effect that the executor would sell it at fair market value. My sister suzy and i were the beneficiaries of my mothers will. however, after my mom passed, my aunt went on the rampage to discredit me so that the executor, my distanc cousin, would giver her everything. the executor if you can believe it or not is a forensic cpa. Bascially my aunt started spreading vicious lies stating I was a heroine addict when I've never done drugs in my life. I'm a respected toxicologist for God's sake. anyhow, also told the executor that I stole all my mother's money when I never had access to it with the excpetion of the $4000 invested into the rental. Of the $4000 I had detailed received of how it was spend on walmart.com . amazon.com adn checks to a local contractor.Long story short is that after my mom passed, my cousin believed all my aunts bull and pretty much wrote my sister and I out of the will. I don't know how he was able to legally do this. He "sold" my mother's home to my aunt in May 2015for what was owed, $460K, gave my aunt money our of my mother's estate to put another bathroom in the home and replace the furnice and my aunt kept all of my personal possessions such as my own $4000 washer and dryer set and my own Bev Doolittle art work. . I was never allowed to have any personal posessions of my mothers as well. of my mothers. In December, 2015 my sister and I each received a check for $5000 stating that is what was left of her $50,000 retimrenet.I was so distraught over my mother's death and everything that happened I basically just gave up and didn't fight anyhting. i guess what I want to know is now, in 2016, do I have any legal rights to fight what happend to me. sorry about the bad grammer and spelling, as you can see, i'm typing this out of pure grief and emotion. Thank youl

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There, I am in the process of a very, very ugly divorce.

Hi there,I am in the process of a very, very ugly divorce. I am a former CPA that supported her husband for 13 years, and had to retire b/c of a relapse of Cystic Fibrosis at which time he became extremely abusive.While I was sick, he stole my largest client, a $100M government contractor. He became CFO. He has now been there for 9 years. He told me his salary was 75K for 6 years, he was actually making $450K, bonus plus equity. He was hiding assets. During his tenure, he became involved with a woman that owns a small business. His largest contract with US AIDE came up for renewal, they needed a small business to meet SBA requirements. He formed a partnership with his girlfriend's firm, did her books, negotiated her contracts, gave her 40% of the contract or $40M in business, in exchange he took stock in her company. He is VERY smart, he kept all numbers "below the radar", I became suspicious b/c he sleeps with his phone under his pillow, tackles me if I try to look at it, hides his computer. One day I looked in his closet, found his computer and all the documents between the company he works for and Jenny. He is extremely techncially savvy, he codes his emails, however, an IT forensic person quickly decoded messages and verified what Ii knew.My question, I live on social security (2k), he said if I try to divorce him or tell anyone, he will deem me insane, have me committed and take my children. Do I have grounds to sue the company as a result of forming a partnership with a company that was formed b/c he was sleeping with the owner?Is it illegal (I know it is immoral) but is it illegal to spend 65% of working hours with his girlfriend, (hotels, restaurants), however b/c they have a partnership they are charging their time as work related.....I can prove otherwise b/c of emails.

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