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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for California on
Q: Could you please do my opposition to motion summary judgment?

I was hit by a car while riding my bicycle and the defendant’s attorney has sent me motion of summary packets. I need to respond so I need help with that paperwork please.

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Sep 25, 2020

You are in the middle of litigation. you need to hire an attorney right now. Best of luck.

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: landlord has sold the house im living in and hasnt given me a 60 day notice and is telling me i have to go and much more

the ac is broken and he said he wont fix it. they are being complete jerks to me and my family. this covid crap has made things extremely difficult . i need help.

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Sep 24, 2020

If you live in California, he has to wait until December to initiate a lawsuit for eviction. The letter for 60 days is just to scare you. It seems that you may have some problems with the living conditions. If you have proof that you told the Landlord of these problems and LL did not fix... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Estate Planning and Family Law for California on
Q: I was wondering what all i can get out of my husband in the divorce

I was wondering what all i can get out of my divorce? My husband was an extremely emotionally abusive person and there has been times in which he was physically abusive. He cost me my job by calling my boss and accusing me of having an extramarital relationship with a coworker. The home and... Read more »

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Sep 23, 2020

The family code in California has a section which states that all community property is divided 50-50 between the parties.

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Hello. I am in serious need for help concerning domestic violence by (former partner), who wants to evict me.

I am mobile home co-owner (Registration & Title). Is there any way including what he says is my not being on rental agreement (which I am), whereby he could accomplish this? Violence has escalated each time, until police came last weekend (9/19). My wrist is bruised and swollen due to his... Read more »

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Sep 21, 2020

If your partner is inflicting domestic violence on you and is trying to evict you. You need to go to the Court and file a Temporary restraining Order and tell the Sheriff to serve the the TRO. Best of luck.

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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for California on
Q: a friend of mine past away 15 years ago, and I have been paying the property taxes on her home since. what are my rights

I thought I was the executor of her will, but I found out it was never recorded, she has no family. what should I do.

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Sep 11, 2020

Start an quiet tittle case, continue living in the property, openly but discreetly, place signs like do not enter, private property, hand a sign on the porch: the residence of [ your name____] and change all the utilities to your name. Build a fence and protect against al for any unauthorized... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for California on
Q: In the process of divorce, been living as married since 1998, married in 2012,will that be considered in dividing assest

have two children and also we purchased a house only in his name due to credit scores before marriage but while cohabitation, it was purchased 8 months before marriage. Will I be granted anything from that property, he has a attorney but I don't, I have been a homemaker since my first son was... Read more »

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Sep 10, 2020

First, support will start after you file a motion and request for orders regarding child support and spousal support.

Second Marital property Will be divided 50-50. However, depending on the attorney they may fight for credit if he use his money or inheritance to buy the property. It...
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3 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for California on
Q: I am recently separated and I need to file for divorce.

I left my husband after 8 years of marriage and 11 affairs. I tried everything to fix my marriage including marriage counseling but it was irreparable. We split 50/50 custody of my 3 kids, (ages 12, 11 & 5) I don't receive any monetary help from him but I am struggling to make ends meet.... Read more »

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Sep 10, 2020

If he has a job and makes more money than you , you should ask for temporary spousal support, If he has more money in any pension plan, you are entitled to that. Best of luck.

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2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: I am renting a house (a country cottage) and I've been told I cannot remove the overgrown weeds from the front

I made the mistake of asking before doing it, and was told 'tenant shall perform no landscaping. I will probably do it anyway because it's ridiculous and I don't think I should have to live in overgrowth. Do they have any recourse if they see i have in fact done some well needed... Read more »

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Sep 10, 2020

Maybe you can call the zoning inspector and get his opinion. Tall grass could be a refuge for vermin, snakes and rodents. Maybe , just mow the grass without doing any landscaping. Good luck

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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for California on
Q: Negotiated with landlord to break lease due to all classes are remote, no longer need the apartment.

“We do not have a lease break option. If you choose to not move into the apartment, that is certainly your choice to do so. The process we will follow is to wait for two days or until we receive an email confirmation from you and all your roommates releasing the apartment. Once that happens we... Read more »

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Sep 7, 2020

If you are willing to pay three months maybe, LL would be more amenable. Best of luck.

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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for California on
Q: Without a written will do I have a leg to stand on if an oral agreement was used concerning a property given to me
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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Sep 5, 2020

You have a little leverage but it is hotly contested unless you have witnesses. I have only done one in 20 years. Best of luck.

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6 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I was in a boat fire and suffered 3&4th degree burns on my hands and face. How do I file a claim for damages?

My friend & I were in a boat fire and suffered 3&4 the degree burns over large amounts of our bodies. We were hospitalized for over a month while intubated coma. How do I file a claim for damages?

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Sep 1, 2020

You get an attorney and let him figure it out.

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for California on
Q: Hello.- Could you please advise me what do I need to do to change my name on my Deed, please?

I have a name decree change notarized that Los Angeles Court gave me. Can I use that to change my last name on my deed?

The property is located in Los Angeles.

Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Aug 31, 2020

Go to a title company and ask them to fill a new form to change your name in your deed. Or go to a lawyer.

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for California on
Q: There's with plumbing and the landlord has said to have "fixed" it 2 times, but it hasn't gotten fixed. what can I do?

The same problem has come up 3 times over the last 6 months. They said that the problem was fixed, but today it happened again for the 3rd time. The water goes from likely a leaky pipe, under the tiles, and to the carpet. The carpet and wall are constantly getting moldy. They poorly replace the... Read more »

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Aug 31, 2020

First of all, go to the doctor to determine. Any maladies resulting from the bad plumbing . Most usually, you will get as asthma diagnosis or some type of respiratory infection. Second, make sure that you are complaining in writing. Third, go to the city inspector and ask him to take a look at... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Can I break my off campus housing lease due to covid all classes are remotely? Landlord don't agree to break lease.

I am a student transfer to UC Davis in the fall 2020. I signed a one year lease with an apartment on May. But now most of the courses are remote. And find out all my and my roommate's classes are remote after we register the classes in the middle of August. We living in Bay Area with family,... Read more »

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Aug 29, 2020

The best way to get out of a lease is negotiation. Obviously that has failed. The second way is bankruptcy. If you signed the lease, I assume you do not have much income, so you can get out of the lease that way. If your attorney tells the landlord that it is better to take some money rather... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Can I be evicted during Covid-19 in California if I've been using rent deferral payments and my lease ends on Aug. 31st?

I've been deferring rent since April after being affected by covid-19. I cannot pay my large balance at this time and I have received this email from my property management:

"At this point we will no longer be accepting rent deferment. In addition, any and all large balances or... Read more »

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Aug 27, 2020

If you can pay without hurting you, then do it. After the County removes the rent Moratorium then you will be required to pay your next month rent on the first of the month.

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Alameda, CA - landlord asking us to vacate early but still pay rent

This is in alameda county, ca. My lease is due to expire to September 12 at midnight. Today, my landlord emailed me saying that someone else would like to rent our apartment beginning on September 8. They asked if we would be willing to vacate no later than September 1 so they can get the apartment... Read more »

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Aug 26, 2020

You do not have to move. There is a Moratorium of Rents and Eviction until September 5, 2020. This MorAtorium could be extended. Best of luck..

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6 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for California on
Q: can your company force you to sign a waiver at your retirement that absolves them of their past crimes against you?

I'm retiring, and my employer is forcing me to sign a waiver absolving them of any culpability for illegal things against me that happened in the past, even if I have no knowledge or proof of those things?

Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Aug 25, 2020

I would not sign any waiver unless they Provide in writing what crimes are they talking about. Best of luck.

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5 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Pedestrian hit while traffic light out

Asking question on behave of someone who got hit by a car crossing a street on a crosswalk while the traffic lights were out. Driver did not stop at the intersection, but did stop after the accident and gave the person that got hit a ride, fully accepting the fault later. After discussing this... Read more »

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Aug 22, 2020

Hire an attorney to help your friend. You should at least get a copy of the insurance coverage. Best of luck.

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for California on
Q: Is there any possible way to break my lease?

I am a tenant and my two other housemates all of a sudden told me they will not be living with me. I am unable to pay the full amount of rent and have been looking for other people to take over but cannot find anyone. I would like to break the lease.

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Aug 21, 2020

Did they also sign the lease? If no, you can try to negotiate with the landlord.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for California on
Q: How can I legally hold ex wife accountable to Settlement agreement if I sign grant deed?

Im going through a divorce and my ex wife is refinancing the house to her name only and I am to receive my VA certificate back as well as $55k from the equity per our agreement. Ive just been contacted by her loan officer stating that all documents have been signed by her and in order to complete... Read more »

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Aug 21, 2020

FIRST , YOU SHOULD HAVE A LAWYER. NEVER SIGN ANY LEGAL DOCUMENTS WITHOUT AN ATTORNEY REVIEWING THOSE DOCUMENTS. YOU MAY ASK A COPY OF THE ESCROW SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT FROM THE LOAN OFFICER AND TAKE THAT AND OTHER PERTINENT DOCUMENTS TO YOUR ATTORNEY FOR REVIEW.

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