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Q: How can I claim a cashiers check that was lost? Sent to Ohio w/o my knowledge.I have a photo copy of the check/receipt.

I sent to Ohio all documents/check needed as proof of my ownership unfortunately they said there’s no check upon receipt. After 4 months of them receiving the application.

purchased the check from my bank JP Morgan Chase.

Please help me.

Ana Maria Del Valle-Aguilera
Ana Maria Del Valle-Aguilera answered on Mar 24, 2021

The facts are not too clear as you say that a check was sent to Ohio without your knowledge. Were you the purchaser of the check or was it made payable to you? Was the recipient in Ohio the payee on the check? You also state that you sent the documents/check to Ohio... where you in possession of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Banking, Collections and Small Claims for Washington on
Q: Can we fight this and at least stop the repo?

The co signer for my car filed for bankruptcy so now the bank won’t let me pay. When I try, it says that it’s covered under the bankruptcy. Now the bank is coming after my car if I don’t pay for all the missed payments. So they won’t let me pay but now they want all the money “I owe”

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 21, 2020

They can’t repossess your car while the co-signers automaton stay is in place. Hire a lawyer and let him straighten out the issues between you and the lender going forward.

2 Answers | Asked in Banking, Bankruptcy, Business Law and Intellectual Property for Washington on
Q: What kind of an attorney do I need if there are issues with divorce, fraudulent bankruptcy, property, and business.

He also made me very sick. I have been blocked from seeing any documents. I am in need of a attorney ASAP

Robert C. Hahn III
Robert C. Hahn III answered on Jun 4, 2020

The short answer is, you need an attorney that understands both family law and bankruptcy law or two lawyers that know each individual area of law to work together.

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1 Answer | Asked in Banking and Consumer Law for Washington on
Q: My debit card was skimmed at an ATM and I am having difficult with the bank investigating and refunding.

I reported the 2 fraudulent withdrawals immediately to the fraud department and was told an investigation would begin right away and the card would be de-activated. I also reported it to my bank by email and by phone the next business day. When I received no communication in regard to it, I was... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 23, 2019

Simple question, simple answer: If you ever expect to get any of your money back you will have to cooperate with the bank, because they are the only ones who can help you (now). it does not matter where you on this earth you are or will be, or how many days they should have to start the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Family Law and Antitrust for Washington on
Q: I don’t have a bank account so my ex wife allowed me to have my employer direct deposit my paychecks into her account an

And now she won’t give me any of my money

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 15, 2019

Unless you give us more information--for example, tell us WHY you ex wife is refusing to "give you any of your money"-there is very little anyone can do to help you online.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Federal Crimes, Immigration Law and International Law for Washington on
Q: I just learned that I inadvertently committed a federal financial crime. Should I write a letter of explanation to IRS?

I'm from Canada and a US permanent resident ( through marriage) since 2011. I made several money transfers from Canada of less than $10,000 not knowing that this was a federal crime to do so. No one at my bank ever notified me of the potential problem. I am seeking a divorce and my US citizen... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Nov 8, 2018

You need to speak with an attorney familiar with federal law around international financial transactions.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Consumer Law and Estate Planning for Washington on
Q: Is it possible to attain multiple EINs for one trust ?

A prospective bank for the funds insures accounts up to $250,000 per EIN. Would it be possible to obtain multiple EINs in order to gain more insurance for the trust?

Marjorie Simmons
Marjorie Simmons answered on Jul 6, 2016

Probably not for that reason.

The IRS says:

You will be required to obtain a new EIN if any of the following statements are true.

* One person is the grantor/maker of many trusts.

* A trust changes to an estate.

* A living or intervivos trust...
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