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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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.
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 »
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.
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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