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My mother is incapacitated, recently widowed (husband was

My mother is incapacitated, recently widowed (husband was caregiver) and now living in a nursing home in Pennsylvania. The Area Agency on Aging is providing protective services, she also has an attorney representing her. She has 4 children; 2 of us live in California, 2 in Pennsylvania. The three of us girls feel/think it is in our mother's best interest to have a neutral guardian support agency appointed as Guardian since all 4 of us stand to inherit when she passes, not so with our brother who lives in Pennsylvania. He is petitioning the courts to appoint him as “permanent, plenary Guardian” of our mother and her estate. Her estate is just under $200,000.00.During a discussion with my brother in an attempt to convince him to let the professionals who have the necessary expertise and years of experience handle her estate for her benefit he disclosed something quite disconcerting. He disclosed to me that his 58 year old wife, whom he married in 2012, is and has been receiving SSDI benefits on her deceased spouses record. She continues to withhold the change in her marital status from SSA allowing my brother and his wife to use his wife's income for their rent. When I addressed the potential consequences of this fraud he acknowledged they were well aware of them; his response was “I got it handled.”The 3 of us girls can't afford an attorney or for the 2 of us to fly back east. But we are concerned that if he thinks little of benefiting as an accessory to a federal crime what's to stop him for wasting or stealing our mom's money?I've been told this knowledge is hearsay so there is nothing I/we can do. Is this true? Is there nothing we can do? Even if it is hearsay shouldn't my mother's attorney know about it? We girls are really afraid this isn't going to end well for our mother.

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My friend is getting a divorce but is concern s wife may

my friend is getting a divorce but is concern his wife may have ta***** *****fe insurance policies out on him, how can he nullify any life insurance policies that was taken out on him during their brief marriage in his divorce filing.

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I have a question on divorce or disillusionment. I have been

I have a question on divorce or disillusionment. I have been separated from my husband for three years in Ohio. I left him because of physical and emotional abuse. We had three kids together, the youngest will be 18 years old in two weeks. We bought a house together in the marriage, money invested, 20,000 roughly, have paperwork. Also, have police reports and children that witnessed the abuse.Now, current situation, after a year of separation I moved on, I am with someone else and 27 weeks pregnant. He also moved on and is dating someone too. We wanted a disillusionment, but since he is making things complex, thinking about a divorce. He claims he would file for adultery, but obviously we both moved on through the years and found someone else. What would be the best situation for me?Thinking about a lawyer near the Middletown OH area, thanks!~Crystal

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I live in NJ. I am 2 months pregnant and filed a consensual

I live in NJ. I am 2 months pregnant and filed a consensual annulment which should be granted at my hearing date in about a month, since I had solid legal grounds.My soon to be ex husband has no interest in being a parent, and I do not plan to put him on the birth certificate.I know in NJ there is a statute that states a man is presumed to be the father if the woman was married to him within 300 days of delivering her baby.Does this mean I am required to place him on the birth certificate? Will the hospital ask me if I was married within 300 days?I am not using social services or anything, so I do not know that I need to put the father's name down, since he is not interested.I'm not sure if the presumption of paternity means his name must be on the birth certificate? Or only if he were to file for rights would the presumption of paternity be activated?Basically I want to keep things simple and just put my name there, and he is agreeable to this as he has no interest. Can you advise me if I can do this?

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If a man marries a woman while already married to another,

If a man marries a woman while already married to another, and the second wife never makes claim to any pension, Social Securuty benefits, insurance benefits, pensions, etc. --makes no claim whatsoever--will the second marriage go unnoticed?

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My husband is a superintendent of a luxurious Condominium in

My husband is a superintendent of a luxurious Condominium in Manhattan, NY. With that he gets a free apartment where two of our kids and myself live there as well.We've been married for 30 years and About a year and a half ago, I had suspicions that he was cheating on me. When I confronted him after he came back from a trip with his mistress, he admitted to me that the affair has been going on for four years.After the confession, he decided to move in with his mistress at her house, but he left the apartment to me and our grown children.He told me that I can stay with his paycheck every week since he earns extra on the side. This way, I can save for a down payment to get my own place.Well it wasn't too long until he changed his mind and now he splits the check in half, between us. His comment was why should he pay me his whole paycheck if I'm not the one working for it. Well I'm not the one that broke our marriage contract either.A few days ago, he told me that he was offered another building earning twice the salary. So he wants me to move out, so that he can stay in the new apartment without me and the rest of the family. He said he'll pay rent for a new apartment for our children and myself, but I told him that beats the purpose of saving for a down payment to get my own place.Isn't it true that if I move out that will be considered "abandonment"? Why should I move out to a lesser apartment and he gets to live luxuriously just because it might affect his relationship with his mistress?Please help!

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My fiance is from Guatemala and has a visa and passport I

My fiance is from Guatemala and has a visa and passport I would like to get married at the justice of the peace what documents are needed

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Can a single parent receive welfare benefits in Pennsylvania

Can a single parent receive welfare benefits in Pennsylvania if the other parent is not paying child support?

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My husband and I are divorcing. How does this affect us when

My husband and I are divorcing. How does this affect us when filing income tax? Do we have to be divorced for all of 2016 before we can both file single?

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