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July 18

Do I still have rights to content I was hired to create?

I was hired to create content for a guy. We never had a written contract--only verbal agreement. Guy suddenly wants to stop paying before project ends. Can I still retain my rights to the content and finish the project on my own? [more inside]
posted by pockimidget at 5:35 PM - 9 answers

foster child's civil rights?

You aren't my lawyer, or my social worker, but: does a foster child (removed from a good foster home as part of a sibling pair, where only the much older sibling's interests were considered) have a right - beyond the state's code, ethical code, guidance manual, etc - to visits with the former foster parents, if she wishes? I have done cursory research on this, but it may just be a rumor or wishful thinking. Thanks for any suggestions.
posted by mmiddle at 5:17 PM - 4 answers

Landlord holding security deposit against lease terms (NY State)

After moving out of a rented house, the landlord is holding my security deposit because of the condition of landscaping that I'm not responsible for in any signed lease agreement. [more inside]
posted by eusebis_w_adorno at 7:49 AM - 2 answers

July 17

When to take your eyes off the medical issue and focus on the legal one?

A relative of mine was critically injured in an accident this weekend. My relative was most likely at fault, and an investigation is underway. Other people were also injured. My question is partly legal, partly about etiquette. [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie at 6:35 PM - 14 answers

July 16

I need a REAL ID

I have an appointment tomorrow to get a REAL ID, as my ID expired earlier this year. I need something with proof of social security number, but cannot retrieve my social security card in time. I also can't find my most recent W2. The only one I've found is from 2012 - is this too old? [more inside]
posted by soif at 7:50 PM - 7 answers

Will we? Well, with will and a will, we will.

We need to make a will. We live in Ontario, Canada. What do we need to consider and who do we need to hire? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus at 6:47 PM - 5 answers

July 15

Resources to help someone detained by ICE in Tacoma detention center

I found out through facebook that an old friend that I no longer know well has just been detained by ICE, apparently currently at Northwest Detention Center, in Tacoma WA. His girlfriend is spearheading the fundraising effort for legal help. They haven't secured a lawyer yet as the current case loads are extremely high. I am trying to brainstorm ideas on how to help him. [more inside]
posted by Pantalaimon at 10:14 PM - 4 answers

I need to see a doctor, to get ID. Difficulty: I'm broke

I have to get a social security card, to get a state ID. The nice person at the Social Security office told me that I need only get a piece of paperwork from some medical office showing that I'd had some medical attention- and I had, recently- but nobody at the hospital's medical records office would sign anything, for what sounded like good reasons. [more inside]
posted by hap_hazard at 8:37 PM - 27 answers

July 14

crisis management in Social Services department

Social Services in my small community is in a tailspin of scandal upon scandal, with compounding problems to be solved on the way to functioning acceptably. They have gone through a series of directors, some meant to be temporary, in just a few years, and have lost staff. The place is in meltdown, with kids and parents traumatized unnecessarily. [more inside]
posted by mmiddle at 11:01 AM - 3 answers

July 12

Am I legally obligated to use my deceased relative's assets in this way?

After ignoring our requests to collect my brother's things for three weeks his roommate/landlord has finally invited us to come over. The county examiner emailed at the same time asking that I go to the bank with Aisha and grant my permission to open my brother's bank account and see who the beneficiaries are so that, if I am one, I may pay these funds to the funeral home Aisha and the examiner are working with. [more inside]
posted by R2WeTwo at 2:35 PM - 7 answers

Healthcare and Citizenship, Italian Style

I'm thinking of moving to Italy. I'll be single. I've already determined that I will have no problem doing this, but have some questions about what comes next. [more inside]
posted by ubiquity at 8:02 AM - 9 answers

Family Law Attorney Recommendation - Salt Lake City, UT

A dear friend of mine needs a family law attorney in Salt Lake City, UT to review some documents regarding custody that her ex-husband's attorneys drew up. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Suffocating Kitty at 7:27 AM - 0 answers

July 10

Defunct Foundations

I'm looking for a list of defunct foundations. I can find gone political, educational or trade organizations. But I want those that gave money to support other organizations, like the Astor Foundation, that went broke around 2003. The Chronicle of Philanthropy, for example, provides articles but not lists. I can't find any defunct charities or philanthropy lists on Guidestar or with the I.R.S. Do any exist?
posted by CollectiveMind at 5:03 PM - 2 answers

I might run out of money paying for a divorce lawyer. How to prepare?

A relative is in a marriage that seems to be on its last legs, despite years of effort at repairing the relationship. It's lawyer time and I'll probably be paying one of the lawyer's fees. But I may run out of money in the course of doing so; what should I do in anticipation of that possibility? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 1:47 PM - 15 answers

July 9

mailing small items via USPS intl package - customs form & env size

I need to mail gifts out to international addresses and will need to use a customs form. The item is small and for US addresses I'm mailing in a 4x7 padded env. Given that intl shipping is expensive I want to keep it in the smallest lightest envelopes possible but the customs form will have to fit. [more inside]
posted by oneear at 3:33 PM - 4 answers

July 8

GOTV Nov 2018 for boots on the ground ONLY

For Nov 2018 Elections, a follow-up on this question. I want to help people to vote in person. I would like to do this in a defense-needed/swingable house or senate seat near (within 5h drive) of NYC. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia at 8:20 AM - 3 answers

July 6

What's up with the Very English Scandal insurance card?

I watched A Very English Scandal on Amazon and have questions about England's National Insurance card. Possible mild spoilers in the question. [more inside]
posted by daikon at 11:49 AM - 12 answers

July 5

How can I settle my brother's affairs when his landlord won't let me?

My brother died in a very unhealthy place after he fell while drinking. He rented the top floor of a home that his former landlord/companion (there are differing reports) either rents or owns. Now she won't allow my husband and into their home to gather bills, statements, even a large bin of family photos going back more than a hundred years. [more inside]
posted by R2WeTwo at 2:24 PM - 18 answers

Does sale of property in Seattle negate explicit option to renew lease?

Seattle-based lease says that tenant can renew at same rate when lease ends, but property was sold just before. Is the new owner beholden to this agreement? [more inside]
posted by JasonSch at 12:09 PM - 7 answers

I need help with

I have not received my 2017 1095a from I have called so many times and I still have no answers why we don't have it or when we'll get it. My extension to file taxes is about to run out. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by shmurley at 11:04 AM - 9 answers

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