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3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for California on
Q: Other than the $306 bankruptcy fee how much does an attorney charge in the Sacramento area to file a bankruptcy case?

The potential client is a 71 year old woman whose husband passed away on 9/6/19 and lives on a fixed income while taking care of her handicapped 42 year old son. She is now being inundated with creditor calls.

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Oct 15, 2019

I am in the Sacramento area and we discount our normal fees for low income people. Much more info would be needed to come up with an exact price but its a FREE consultation.

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3 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: I helped a friend with his auto accident claim.

I am a retired claims adjuster. My friend lost his wife in an auto accident. I went with him to an attorney and while the attorney was deciding whether to take the case my friend asked me to help and write a settlement demand, which I did and he signed, which was accepted. The claim settled over a... Read more »

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Oct 5, 2019

it very well could be but the facts will determine. this time hire an attorney to discuss this with you.

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3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for California on
Q: My wife and I are legal residents of France and are fully health insured there. On a vacation trip to the USA my wife

suffered a stroke. Now the medical bills have been forwarded to collection agencies. I have sent all of them the contact information of our French medical insurances but they keep harassing us. What should I do?

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Sep 24, 2019

You should send the bill to your French medical insurance company and ask if they cover such expenses.

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3 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Probate, Elder Law and Estate Planning for California on
Q: Can my grandmas Fadituary buy my grandmas property

I have noticed my grandmas fadituary now bought my grandmas property. Is this legal? this woman has almost killed my grandma destroyed her life now this!

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Sep 19, 2019

You should immediately consult with an attorney how has real estate and fiduciary duty experience. Don't wait.

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I stayed at a Motel for 2 nights and was bitten on my arms and hands by bedbugs over 500 times badly . What do I do
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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Sep 18, 2019

The prior answer is what I suggest too. Make sure you have proof (photos with date confirmed).. also did you talk to any other people staying there? Very important to have supporting medical records as well. Talk to an attorney right away.

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Can a person cc'd in email be responsible for the contents?
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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Sep 11, 2019

As previously stated - we can't answer that question with the limited amount of information provided. If you provide more information per the previous answer we might be able to give you some guidance...

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Probate for California on
Q: What type of lawyer would I need in my situation?

I'm in a situation where I'm on probation. I was injured while incarcerated, sued the sheriff's department and won a settlement. The check was handed over to probation during my release and they are keeping it in a safe deposit box. I thought that was strange. I obtained my own lawyer who helped me... Read more »

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Aug 30, 2019

Talk to your attorney who helped you get the settlement. If you get no where then consider talking to another lawyer but you must take action right away to avoid any statute of limitations problems.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Gov & Administrative Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Can I file a claim with the state?

I was in an accident. A disabled car was in the fast lane with no lights, no hazards, or flares and I hit the car going 65mph. The disabled car was in an accident earlier that day and was reported to highway patrol but was never towed out of the fast lane. My question is, who is responsible?

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Aug 30, 2019

As the prior answer suggests - there are multiple possibilities that can only be determined by sitting down with an experienced personal injury attorney who can analyze your situation and create a game plan moving forward.

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6 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for California on
Q: I have some bad financial problems, I think. I am considering bankruptcy.

I have managed to get about 6 credit accounts back to a good, current status, but have about 7 getting worse everyday. Including two loans. They probably total about $25000 at the moment, and I am making about $700 a week and am not sure I can save everything. My credit has gone down to 500 and... Read more »

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Aug 27, 2019

You should sit down with a bankruptcy attorney and go over your situation in detail. You cannot only keep the "cc accounts" in good standing. You must list ALL your debt and cannot favor one creditor over another. There are some pre-filing options you can consider doing that may help you - but you... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Foreclosure and Business Law for California on
Q: Sold gas station due to bankruptcy but lawyer may be taking advantage of a senior citizen. What to do?

My dad sold his gas station about a year ago (as it was in bankruptcy). He had to go through the court system to negotiate a deal with the buyer and was asked to pay a portion of the funds to lenders to pay off debt owed. He would still be left over with a good amount of money (close to $70k+). To... Read more »

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Aug 26, 2019

As previous answers suggest you should contact the State BAR. I would also sit down with an attorney and get a consultation to see what your options are.

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3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for California on
Q: Can I be forced to sell my home?

I live in my homesteaded home and I co-signed on a home for my daughter which I have nothing to do with she lives in it with her children and has made all payments since the purchase. I am planning on filing a chapter 7 bankruptcy as I am 74 years old and make a little over 1000.00 a month on my... Read more »

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Aug 16, 2019

As the previous answer suggests - you NEED to sit down with a bankruptcy attorney and discuss your situation in specific detail including how much "equity" you have in your home. I highly recommend you get proper legal advice and do not try to handle any of this on your own. You have too much at... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Real Estate Law for California on
Q: Need Help ASAP

Hi Lawyer,

I really need help, so please help.

I sold my condo and bought the house with my girlfriend we both had name on the mortgage loan and Deed. After we live together, she brought her family over (like her mom, sister, brother and niece) then she start used me, she forced me... Read more »

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Aug 9, 2019

Hi David... I have helped people like you with a process we call a Partition Action. It's always better to agree on it before you go to Court but sometimes you have to take Court action. You should talk to an attorney who handles these type of actions. We also are experienced in Bankruptcy which... Read more »

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5 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I was riding my bike home from work. A truck cut right in front of me. I have since noticed some injurys that not gone.

The drive admitted fault. Should I continue to try to see my doctor? Or their doctor, or what?

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Aug 6, 2019

Very hard to answer your question without much more information. Did the truck strike you? Was a police report done? Did you seek immediate medical care?...etc... etc..

you should sit down with a personal injury attorney and go over ALL the questions they might have... and then you will...
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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for California on
Q: My chapter 7 discharge is more than 10 yrs old, I'm just receiving a NFR, is this possible and what do I need to do?
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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Aug 6, 2019

A notice of Trustee's Final Report indicates that the Trustee is filing a required report stating how the money/assets that the Trustee recovered were distributed. The Trustee is required to report to the Court regarding all assets and the manner in which they were distributed. Why the Trustee is... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Do I have any legal recourse in privacy issue with film maker sister?

My younger sister has finished making an autobiographical, full length feature film about her growing up adopted in our so called "abusive" family. In her movie, she reveals both personal and embarrassing information about myself as well as depicting me as one of her "abusers" Do I have any legal... Read more »

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Aug 5, 2019

You should contact an attorney as the previous answer suggests... but I would also add that attorneys in the Los Angeles area would have experience in this arena that is very rare in most other places. Good luck to you.

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4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Health Care Law, Insurance Bad Faith and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Can a car insurance bodily injury rep get my Medi-Cal info from hospital billing department?

I was in a car accident 4 weeks ago, the insured of the other car accepted liability. I have a Stanford Hospital bill of $15,574 and I was unaware that I had state health insurance that will cover emergency room visits. My health insurance provider name and group/member number was not listed... Read more »

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Aug 5, 2019

It's hard to answer your question without more information but I can tell you that insurance companies do all they can to minimize how much they pay to people their clients (insured) injury with negligent driving. The health care provider will say that they haven't divulged any of your "medical"... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for California on
Q: Are emergence vehicle's allowable to brake the laws say for example running red lights
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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jul 24, 2019

Every case is unique and there is no way to answer your question without more facts. I have a current case where an ambulance ran a red light and collided with my clients vehicle and we are pursuing damages for our client. But having said that... I can't say whether you might have a case without... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: Daughter died of heroine overdose after over a year clean. Was prescribed Percocet after C section. Dr aware of history

At first she refused but needed for pain. Then her brother informed us she asked him to get her more he refused. Found dead month after baby was born. Does hospital hold any liability.

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jul 24, 2019

I am very sorry for your loss. It's not possible for someone to give you advice about your situation with the limited information available in this forum. You should immediately sit down with a local attorney and discuss the situation. If the first attorney doesn't want to take the case ask them... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for California on
Q: Hello, my name is Raz, i dont know i am on right place or but i need some legal advice. My home is about to foreclose

Can i file chapter 13 to avoide forclose and make a payment plan whats the impact of my credit report and how soon i can get stay order because its less then 10 days left.

And can you help me out for filling bankruptcy

I need your reply as soo. As u can.

I previously filed... Read more »

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jul 4, 2019

Hi Raz... A chapter 13 can be a good option to get back on track with your mortgage payment. We have helped many people with exactly that. We have also found that the bank sometimes doesn't follow the law and a lawsuit sometimes can get the bank and you on the right track without having to file a... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Employment Discrimination for California on
Q: What should I do to change date of claimed injury on my notice application from workers compensation

I received notice of application letter from workers compensation and I just realized that the date of claimed injury was wrong date. Should I call and inform my lawyer about this and ask to change it with the actual date?

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jun 20, 2019

You should absolutely talk to your attorney about this right away.

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