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3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Collections for California on
Q: Can bank account be garnished due to delinquent student loan?

my 64 year old sister took out several student loans about 15 years ago. At that time, she was diagnosed with advanced stage ovarian cancer. She survived the cancer, but the treatments wiped her out financially and can no longer work. She has no income, no savings, and can't get a job due to... Read more »

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Apr 11, 2021

Your question cannot be answered with only the information you have provided. Your will need to get a more in depth analysis with both an estate planning attorney and an accountant. And perhaps a bankruptcy attorney. Any money spent now will reap huge rewards down the road. Hopefully you are using... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Products Liability for California on
Q: wife injured in her car. crashed in neighbors drvway 15 ft below us. She was the driver. Car was totaled.

air bag did not deploy. shoulder belt not wrkg fractured chest bone. Knee hurt. BMW X3'19

can we sue bmw faulty safety eqpt

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Apr 9, 2021

You can sue for faulty safety equipment to answer your question. But you should immediately, if you haven't already, secure the car so that an expert can examine it in the condition it was in at the time of the incident. You should sit down with a good personal injury attorney today because if... Read more »

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8 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for California on
Q: We are thinking of filing bankruptcy, one lawyer wanted to charge $4k, how can I find a more affordable option to file?

Our combined debt is about $40K and we cannot afford to pay such a high price for a lawyer right now. We want to be able to buy a home in the near future, and are considering settling each debt individually or filing BK if that would be more affordable.

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Apr 8, 2021

The best advice for most purchases is to get a few different quotes. You might have more issues than the average case or the quote you got was from a busy attorney who quotes high when busy. If you get the same (or similar) quotes from more than one attorney then I would say it involves your... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for California on
Q: Can I access bankruptcy records from 1998 for information as to assets claimed on them
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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Apr 6, 2021

The records should still be available online. The Pacer system is where the online records are stored. It can be found on the federal courthouse website where a link is there to access.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: When it comes to car accidents car insurance , For billing purposes is medpay from the portion of medical from your

Car insurance or

Is it from what's known here in california as medcal

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Apr 6, 2021

Medpay is a benefit you pay for with your own car insurance. It will pay medical bills from an injury you receive in an auto accident regardless of fault. Some (most) require you to pay it back if you get compensation from a 3rd party. A good personal injury attorney will try to get your insurance... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for California on
Q: If someone is suing can i sue the same person as well?

Can i join another person lawsuit for financial compensation?

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Mar 26, 2021

You should get an attorney if you want to sue someone. The court will sometimes join cases but the facts would have to be very similar if not exactly the same. A good CIVIL litigation attorney can help you understand what options are available.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: in california... how do i file for a contempt charge in Civil law....

the guy that i was in court against lost our case and was ordered to pay my lawyer fees immediatly... that was almost six months ago..

I tried filing on a FL-410 and the window clerk said that was incorrect form but was unable to tell me the correct form.

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Mar 24, 2021

If they were ordered to pay your attorney fees then you should have the attorney handle the matter. You should have a contract with your attorney that covers such situations. Your attorney needs to confirm with the court how much you paid your attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Elder Law for California on
Q: Pro per Plaintiff had civil suit reassigned without my knowledge. Is there any procedure to discover why in California?

During initial hearing before new judge, it seemed as if she was not familiar with the case. She did not ask Defendant's atty to declare his presence so I have no idea if anyone was actually present. Lastly, she seemed completely befuddled, as though she had no idea what she was doing.

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Mar 21, 2021

It's hard to know exactly your role in the case. Are you a defendant? Do you have an attorney? Without more information we can't really give you a good answer. If you have an attorney you should ask them. If you don't and you are a party in the case you should strongly consider... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Hello I'm Dilling with a big problem I really just need a fast answer I was arresteded by 2 deactivate whn they stopped

Me They took my bonds. i got a hold of them whn I brought my car I've had now for about 10mons. now.how can I go about ths please help me

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Mar 17, 2021

If I understand your question correctly then you should ask your criminal defense attorney how you can retrieve whatever was taken from you when you were arrested. If you don't have a criminal defense attorney of public defender then you should get one right away.

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2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I was attacked and stabbed in a mobile home park. Due too ligjting and security my attacker runs free .

The land owner immediately tried too comtact me threatened top get a restraining order on me.i did not resspond .i wish too get compensation now.

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Mar 15, 2021

You should contact a local personal injury lawyer who can go over your situation and explain your options.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Litigation and Collections for California on
Q: In relationship over 10 years during over time I've accumulated his debt of over $18,000 he promised to repay and share

a life together upon his release. When he got out he ghosted me. Do I have any legal grounds to stand on?

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Mar 13, 2021

Sorry to hear about your experience. It's not quite clear what legal grounds you want to stand on. If you mean the debt... If you acquired the debt on your credit cards or loans in your name only then you are responsible. Did you get his promise to repay or share in writing? If so you could... Read more »

5 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I had a personal injury where I walked into a glass wall that was not obvious. Apparently, several people have walked

into it. The building manager was vey nice , I was knocked unconscious and sent to the hospital. The 3rd party that handles the building insurance claims was not very nice to me although they did reimbursed my health insurance company's payments. The two year anniversary is on 4/1.... Read more »

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Mar 12, 2021

You should immediately contact a personal injury attorney and see what your options are. There are strict timelines for you to take action or you will lose your rights to. So don't delay.

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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence and Criminal Law for California on
Q: I’m charged with battery. The victim said they hit me first and all I did was hold them and leave. Is the case strong?

The victim is my mom. I got into a argument with her and she hit me. I stopped her by grabbing her by her wrists. And when she continued I grabbed her shoulders and asked her to calm down.

I left because she continued to try and hit me and the police was called on me. I got arrested and she... Read more »

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Mar 5, 2021

You get a defense attorney and if you can't afford one then you might be able to get a public defender. If you handle it yourself then just continue to tell your side of it and be very consistent in what you say.

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Q: My heating pad recently caught fire, I filed a complaint, now they are requesting it be mailed to them.

To see what went wrong. My question is, is it safe to mail in the product, prior to being compensated? Do companies try to request failed products, to avoid compensation? Essentially taking my proof?

The heating pad burned part of my mattress, my body was not blister burned, but very red... Read more »

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Mar 3, 2021

If you have a personal injury claim you should talk to an attorney first. They most likely would have an expert evaluate it and keep it as evidence in your case. If you didn't get hurt very badly then it most likely will be hard to get an attorney. They should compensate you for a new mattress... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I live across a high school baseball field. If I or my family gets hit by a foul ball can I sue the school?

I live in California. Foul balls land on my driveway, patio, at times hit my house.

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Feb 28, 2021

You should talk to the school about a resolution. They might install nets or some other mitigating options. Make sure you document all conversations you have with the school.

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4 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Contracts, Copyright and Criminal Law for California on
Q: Can I use word "Minnie" in my brand title, brand logo. I only use "Minnie", not "Minnie Mouse", is it ok?

For example, my brand is: Pinky Minnie Couture or Destiny Minnie Arts ...

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Feb 25, 2021

You have to select the right category to get an attorney to respond with knowledge in that subject area. You selected Criminal Law.. See if there is a category more suited for your question.

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3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Real Estate Law for California on
Q: I own a house with my parents. If dad goes bankrupt can they take the house?

Mom and dad are both late in their late 70's and I know dad has $25 - $35 thousand in credit card debt and his business has at least that much. I can make the house payment but if one dies I can't pay his bills. How would bankruptcy work in California.

At the risk of asking two... Read more »

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Feb 24, 2021

The prior answer covers it well. You have a lot to talk about with an experienced bankruptcy attorney. You can usually get a free consultation and find out exactly what options you have.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: CA Rule 2-200 Disclosure and Authorization Regarding Fee Sharing Agreement: Pros And Cons For Client
Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Feb 24, 2021

The way it is supposed to work is that the client doesn't pay more. The attorney has to split the fee with the other lawyer so in essence the client could get more for the same fee.

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3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for California on
Q: Is lawyer fees not totaled for extras in 13 is it Considered secured debt if Saids client to get house loan at end ?

Dismissing soon to file 7 lawyer is doing asked lawyer for itemized fees , never told me adding on 3000 plus already owe 5000 in trustee portal . I know that, If retainer said in chapter 13 I owe is this considered secured debt since they put I'd take loan on home to pay remainder if I... Read more »

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Feb 15, 2021

It's hard to understand exactly what you are asking here. You should get clear answers from your current attorney. Ask for a sit down meeting and bring a list of your questions and make sure you understand the answers before leaving.

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4 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law and Collections for California on
Q: I sued by credit card company
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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Feb 12, 2021

You need to file an answer or they will get a default judgment against you. If you have time and you qualify you can file bankruptcy before they get a default judgment and it will resolve the lawsuit. You can almost always unwind a default judgment but it will cost you some money. Call a bankruptcy... Read more »

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