only you can answer that question. a lawyer cannot tell you whether or not to take the deal, especially a lawyer you have not hired and doesn't know the facts. so you have to make a decision of what to do. depending on your financial situation, you may qualify for a bankruptcy and wipe out...Read more »
I'm worried that after paying the reduced offer, a different agency will harass me for the balance. would that be legal in CA? What do I do to protect myself? If necessary, how can I investigate the legitimacy of the offer further?
if you settled with a collection company to pay less than the debt owed, make sure that settlement is in writing. also note that the balance not paid could be taxable to you so make sure to consult with the person preparing your tax returns.
This was a startup company. The president was a very difficult scheming person to deal with. He paid the majority of my invoices to him early but later on in the relationship did not, and when I ceased work irately criticized me. He claimed he did not have the money to pay me but paid patent... Read more »
You say it's 5 years later. in California, you have 4 years to enforce (i.e. sue on) a breach of written contract. Since you did not sue him within the statute of limitations, you have no legal way to collect. So if he's offering to pay you, take the money and run. You can spend money...Read more »
A friend is in probate after the death of their father. Friend is the only child of father. One property, the one they currently live in, (and lived in prior to fathers death) has not just their father on the deed but both their father and uncle. The uncle is mentally ill and currently lives on the... Read more »
adverse possession is not appropriate given the facts stated. your friend is likely looking at a partition action (assuming they have rights tot he estate under probate or through a trust) and they will likely need to place funds into a trust for uncle for when he does surface
I went to the dealership, secured a loan, paid a down payment, signed a contact, and brought the vehicle home. Three weeks later the dealer wants me to sign a new contact? Is this legal? Can I keep the old contact? They also want me to sign something else releasing them from any obligations and say... Read more »
generally, the dealer has 10 days to find you financing and if they cannot and do not inform you within those 10 days, then the dealer becomes your finance company. under these circumstances the dealer cannot make you sign an= new contract and you can hold the dealer to the contract you signed....Read more »
Received certified documents from my job that my wages are being garnished by a creditor. Unaware that I was being sued. Judgement have my information on it but the Writ of Fieri Facias has someone else's name on it.
it is not possible to change a deed without the person on title signing off. so unless your wife forged your signature, you would have had to sign to add her to title. or she was originally on title. in all scenarios for her to have valid title on a property you purchased, you would have had to...Read more »
a dealer is obligated to sell a working vehicle. so it depends if they are fixing what broke down or not. you will need to consult with an attorney familiar with suing car dealerships because the attorneys needs to review all the purchase paperwork and get more detailed information before they...Read more »
I bought my home back in 2004, with 2 loans (20% & 80%)… 2010 I made a loan modification to combine both loans. I started paying one single payment. In may 2021 I got a default notification and my home has been foreclosed now because the loan modification was made on only one of the 2 loans... Read more »
the loan is secured on the property which means they can foreclose at any time, even 10 years later. to avoid foreclosure, you are going to need to pay the balance due in a lump sum, negotiate the payments due, or file a chapter 13 bankruptcy and do a payment plan to catch up to avoid foreclosure.
I'm a caretaker for my mom(homeowner) and we're having problems our HOA. They've been ok with me speaking on her behalf in the past but today I was just told to leave the meeting as it was a homeowner's meeting. She suffers from a variety of illnesses and is unable to speak to... Read more »
If you’re mom has the mental capacity she should sign a power of attorney that gives you the right to speak on her behalf. Your facts are a little confusing. It’s not clear if you are being charged the fees because you are late on payments or if there is some other reason. I recommend you ask...Read more »
Debt belongs to ex husband. Debt was granted and incurred post divorce by 2 years. Divorced 2015, his alleged debt was applied for in 2017 and (per the ex) . Both myself and my ex have tried prior to this to remove his name from the account but WF gave us a terrible time and couldn’t figure it... Read more »
the rule of thumb is that anytime you think to ask whether you should disclose something in a real estate sale, you should probably disclose it. for a more detailed analysis of the situation you will likely need to hire an attorney to review the documents, the permits, the easement, and the...Read more »
'Nana' recently died quite suddenly, and unexpectedly. I am her only child, and I have two children. From the time that we discovered she had brain tumors, to when she died, was only one week. She was very confused and disorientated. During this week, my daughter got her to sign a P.O.A.,... Read more »
you would want a partition lawsuit, not adverse possession. in a partition lawsuit, you would either buy out the other person on title or the court could order the property sold and equity distributed based on interest. under both scenarios, you would take into account who has paid what over the...Read more »
I bought a used car from a dealership 6 months ago. I received the temporary registration application from dealer and registration application says I need to get the car smogged. I go to a local smog check and the car fails due to the Cadillac converter being tampered with(serial #’s were... Read more »
no, a dealer cannot sell you a vehicle without having title or having it smogged. You need to speak with an auto fraud attorney that will review all your paperwork and facts in detail and go over your options.
A contractor did faulty work for me at a rental property in LA (2018). I took him to CSLB-sponsored mandatory binding arbitration and was awarded $8,124 (1/19/21). He filed an ADR-106 Petition to Vacate Award in February and has a court date of 6/24/21. He cited Cal Civil Code sections to... Read more »
a response is not a form. you have to write out a response on pleading paper using legal authority. you usually have to file a response within 10 days of their petition. so get this done asap. you can file a separate petition to confirm arbitration award and you probably need to do that at this...Read more »
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