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3 Answers | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Q: i purchased a 2017 chevy cruze from a dealer ship called Family auto sales, it keeps on heating up.

I took the car to the dealership three time already, twice they have said that they don't find anything wrong with it. the third time they just said it was not their problem anymore since the car was already financed and it belonged to the finance company. I took it to a third party repair... Read more »

Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich
answered on Sep 22, 2022

you should gather all your paperwork (from purchasing the documents, to warranties, to report reports, etc) and consult with an auto fraud/ dealership fraud attorney. during the consultation and after full review of your documents, the attorney should be able to inform you of your legal options in... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for California on
Q: Dear sir or Madam, I had three months left on my lease and then I sublet my apartment without telling the office.

I unknowingly breached the contract. The new tenants paid the three months, but due to Covid they managed to stay 2 years after the lease without paying. We then went to court. The judge ruled in their favor. Now, the apartment is asking me to cover the rent owed. I am not able to pay it. The... Read more »

Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich
answered on Sep 20, 2022

It sounds like you are going to need to consult with a bankruptcy attorney to see if you qualify to file chapter 7 bankruptcy and wipe out the debt.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law for California on
Q: I had a debt in 1998 and was renewed 2007 and 2017. Now my wages are being garnished. Can they do this
Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich
answered on Sep 7, 2022

yes. a judgment can be renewed every 10 years (forever) until paid or possibly discharged in bankruptcy.

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for California on
Q: Hi - we recently purchased a home. We found some huge issues that were not disclosed to us before everything closed.

The cost of fixing these issues is over $20,000.00. One issue was with the flooring. We found out that there was a letter that wasn't included in the sale about how the owners had fixed the floor themselves and it was messed up. Our realtor did bring this to their real estate agent and they... Read more »

Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich
answered on Aug 17, 2022

You will need to consult with a real estate lawyer. Make sure to have all your documents ready to provide to the attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for California on
Q: Mortgage loan servicer added 255,000.00 to my balance saying it is for payments they made to my 1st morgatge. They didnt
Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich
answered on Aug 7, 2022

Send a qualified written request and ask for a full accounting from each mortgage lender you have. Once you have the paperwork consult with a real estate attorney.

2 Answers | Asked in Foreclosure, Real Estate Law and Probate for California on
Q: My grandpa passed and did not leave a will. His kids didn’t go to probate or pay mortgage. What are my option to save it

The mortgage has not been paid since he passed. And the tenants just received a foreclosure notice. The property needs more work than it’s worth but I spent so many summer days there and it has great sentimental value of the property. How can I stop it from being foreclosed on and not have my... Read more »

Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich
answered on Jul 26, 2022

You need to consult with a probate attorney. Because there was no will, the laws of intestate apply (ie property goes to grandpas kids, then grandkids, etc). Talk with a probate attorney if there is anything that can be done if grandpas kids won’t sign away their interest.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for California on
Q: As a sole proprietor a large company bought parts from us for $43000 and now won't pay.

The company says the invoice was hacked and they paid the wrong people. They said they got some of the money back and would pay us but then stopped communicating with us without returning any money to us and now won't respond at all. Contract was initiated in CA but the large company's... Read more »

Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich
answered on Jul 15, 2022

there isn't a question in the post but if you're trying to ask what you can do, you can sue for breach of contract. You can do it on your own or hire an attorney. You likely need a business litigation attorney or a litigation attorney familiar with breach of contract cases.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for California on
Q: What shall I do with refinance that was not closed properly?

I refinanced my 1st mortgage and HELOC to consolidate debt almost a year ago. I found out a few weeks ago that the HELOC was not closed even though I was charged the fee to close it. The HELOC servicing company sent me a letter threatening me that they would force home insurance on me if I did not... Read more »

Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich
answered on Jun 28, 2022

Take all your documents to a real estate attorney. You need a professional to review all of the documents to properly advise you.

4 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for California on
Q: Bankruptcy

I have a estimate of $5,000 debt, back rent of $8000 and a car loan I'm still wanting to continue to keep. I can't catch up on my rent or debt. I'm a single mom with my only income. Should I file for bankruptcy?

Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich
answered on Jun 28, 2022

On the surface it sounds like you may qualify. You will want to consult with a bankruptcy attorney to go over specific income numbers, debts, and assets. Most offer free consultations.

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4 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for California on
Q: Regarding Bankruptcy. I live in California.

I never have filed for bankruptcy and I'm thinking I need to. I need to know if this is the right thing to do. I also owe back rent and would like to know if that would be included?

Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich
answered on Jun 27, 2022

Try calling and speaking to bankruptcy attorneys. Most offer free consultations.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: What forms do I file to stop a transfer of ownership on a house or sale of the house
Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich
answered on Jun 27, 2022

There is barely any information stated here that would allow to an attorney to guess what form would apply. Please restate your question and provide more detailed facts.

4 Answers | Asked in Banking, Bankruptcy, Business Law and Contracts for California on
Q: Do I need a bankruptcy lawyer

Do I need a lawyer to help with a foreclosure

Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich
answered on Jun 25, 2022

Maybe. Maybe not. There are not enough facts to determine what type of attorney, if any, you

At need. Try consulting with an attorney and get real answers after discussing your specific situation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for California on
Q: I own a house in another state my ex son-in-law wants to sue me for the house I brought & my daughte and him lived in he

Claims he gave me the down payment which he never did. It’s in my name. Do I need to go to that state or does he need to sue me in the state I live? Personal Jurisdiction?

Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich
answered on Jun 22, 2022

The lawsuit is generally filed in the state the property is located in.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for California on
Q: i want to know how to check out if a debt collector is not a scammer

the lady who called answers hello. they wont let me have the name of the company or validation of the debt. they said if i dont pay the settlement amount they offered (2,225 turned into 1000) id go to court and loose since i signed a contract with us bank. i did not have checks. i am positive i... Read more »

Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich
answered on Jun 22, 2022

This sounds like a scam. Debt collections send you written notices. They rarely call. Also if you only have ssi, you may be judgment proof as debt collectors cannot touch ssi.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Land Use & Zoning and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: There's are people on my boyfriends property /land who he wants off , his father deeded him this property.

There's no contract or agreement..

Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich
answered on Jun 22, 2022

He need to hire an eviction attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for California on
Q: Valvoline serviced my car, my car is not drivable can I sue?

They were talking amongst themselves and I knew something was not right. Tech and the assistant manager apologized and told me that I would have to give them a moment so that they could discuss what happens with district manager. Mind you it’s after 6pm and they’re technically closed.... Read more »

Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich
answered on Jun 15, 2022

You should consider giving them the opportunity to fix the issue.

We are lawyers not mechanics and as such we don't know what kind of claim, if any, you may have without additional info, such as an expert (or at least another mechanic shop) inspecting the vehicle and preparing a...
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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for California on
Q: I bought a single family residence in august of 2021 and didnt know adu was unpermitted until middle on transaction.

I bought a SFR in August of 2021. Market was really hot back then and I ended up offering 50k over asking price for a property that looks good from afar but was remodeled without permits (kitchen, added a 4th bedroom) plus converted garage to an ADU and nothing was done to code. The sellers nor... Read more »

Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich
answered on Jun 13, 2022

Unfortunately you admit that you were informed during escrow and before closing and you decided to proceed with the purchase. That means that you had knowledge and cannot claim failure to disclose. In other words, litigation will cost you quite a bit and you are not likely to succeed given the... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Collections for California on
Q: I'm 64 years old w/around $70k CC debt (mostly due to losing my job in March 2020. I need legal advice on how to get

a "judgment proof" (write off the debt) as I'm no longer in the country and have no means to return. I still use a friend's address in Walnut Creek for my social security and IRS. My wife was sick with an autoimmune disease so we had to live off CCs for the last two years). My... Read more »

Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich
answered on Jun 7, 2022

if you only get ss, creditors cannot collect from you, assuming you have no other assets. you would benefit from consulting with a bankruptcy attorney to go over your assets, income, and expenses. there's not enough information to give you proper specific advice.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Collections for California on
Q: If it says "Invalid Proof of Service" on the court website, can I ignore the lawsuit? 3rd party debt collector suing me.

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Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich
answered on Apr 26, 2022

What happens when they file another proof of service (whether or not you actually received proper service) and the court accepts it as valid service, and they obtain a default judgment against you, and start garnishing your bank accounts or pay checks?

Ignoring a lawsuit against you is...
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