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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Business Law and Contracts for Colorado on
Q: We paid a company 30k to build an online business. After two years, the company filed for chapter 7. Can we do anything?

The company was paid as private contractors. We waited 2 years for them to build the store they promised, but all they ever did was delay. Now they’ve filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy without ever telling us and we don’t know what, if anything, we can do legally to try and recoup our $30k. The... Read more »

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Dec 4, 2022

The First thing you do is find out where the matter is pending.

The Second thing you do is find a creditor's bankruptcy lawyer there.

The Third thing you do is follow his advice.

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Q: How do you make a document a court of record?
David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Nov 13, 2022

What kind of document? Where is it from? What language is it in?

You can usually record a document that qualifies for recordation with the county clerk, in your instance the county clerk for Oklahoma County, which is downtown. The clerks are prevented by law from giving you any legal...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law on
Q: Someone named " Chuang Ruang " with a woman on their profile texted my mom Bout giving her some money. Is this a scam?

When i searched that name on google it showed me a man so.. it's kinda seeming fishy but yeah. I would be able to send a screenshot if it's needed!

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Oct 24, 2022

I would be suspicious if only because of the unusual name. As they say, if it's too good to be true, it probably is!

There are safer and more sure ways to make money.

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Q: How would copyright or patent for musical equipment work internationally?

Let us say that Country XYZ has no such thing as copyright infringement and they make musical gear

with preexisting recordings from other companies, and it is perfectly legal in that country.

If a musician in the USA, where it would not be legal to use preexisting recordings from... Read more »

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Oct 23, 2022

What you propose sounds a lot like copyright infringement. I don't understand your terminology--like what do you mean by "gear". An instrument, to me, is a horn, a guitar, a piano, etc., not something that reproduces pre-recorded data.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and International Law for California on
Q: Do "imported" music/synthesizer software have to meet US regulation on sampling and copyright? Or only in that country?

Hello. If I wanted to purchase a virtual synthesizer from a developer abroad that followed the sampling laws of the country it was made in, could I use that synthesizer in my music? In other words, if the sampling laws of that country were different than that of the US, how would that effect what... Read more »

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Oct 23, 2022

I don't really understand your question, but intellectual property protections like trademarks, copyrights and patents protect the owner's rights, not yours nor that of the U. S. Government--while there are criminal infractions of various relevant statutes.

If you have permission...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Texas on
Q: My Fiance was convicted to 60 yrs in prison. And wants to know the steps to getting this case re opened.

Wants to get this case reopened and get a thorough investigation.

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Oct 3, 2022

To reopen a criminal case substantial, probative evidence must have been discovered after the trial. This is no DIY matter. Use your local bar association's find a lawyer for him, or use the search engine here.

Good Luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Education Law for Mississippi on
Q: Can my child be enrolled under a former last name if the order was made to change and it has been changed for +1 year?

I, Dad, have joint legal custody, whereas 'Mom' has paramount physical, custody, and care. In the order, I was granted permission to change one of our daughters' names (Child S) as the other already had my last name (Child F). Child S is enrolled in school as SR instead of SH. She... Read more »

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Oct 3, 2022

You certainly recognize the problem, and the fact that a lawyer could help. You can order a birth certificate at the clerk's office in the county where she was born if it is in Florida. In other situations, contact the Bureau of Vital Statistics for the state of birth.

Once you have...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law and International Law for Oklahoma on
Q: exact rolls of what makes limited Partership agreement valued in state of Ok. can final judgment be inforce in jordan

defult judgment was taken civile partnership agreement. final judgment was taken as defulat jusdment with out my knoldge. now they are tryig to enforce the civil judgment in the country of jordn since i resid i jordan over seing the project.

os thier is an agreement of both vout state of... Read more »

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Sep 23, 2022

I cannot answer your question about the basis for the default because I can't examine the court file. Default judgments are taken without the knowledge of the defendant (you), hence the term.

There is no treaty between the U. S. and the Kingdom of Jordan for the recognition of...
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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Georgia on
Q: I've been n bankruptcy for 4 yrs an I'm still behind n my mortgage payments 33,090.- should I reapply for bankruptcy
David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Sep 13, 2022

I think you should consult your bankruptcy lawyer for an analysis. It looks bad, but there is always some soluation.

It appears that you should have been involved in a mortgage alteration plan

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Georgia on
Q: I have a pet worth about 800 and a wedding ring worth about 2000 can these be protected in chapter 7 bankruptcy in GA?
David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Aug 31, 2022

The best person to assist you in this matter is your own lawyer; that having been said, valuation in Bankruptcy is not the replacement costs but more likely the depreciated costs. Accordingly, is a "used" pet worth $800, or something less (don't be romantic about this), and is a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Illinois on
Q: What do u need to start a compay? What’s a LLC and how can u get one

What would I need in order to open a taco truck and sell food.

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Aug 26, 2022

The first thing you need is a lawyer. You need a lawyer that represents small business who can guide you through the hurdles of setting up an LLC, obtaining permits and licenses, and all the stuff that goes along with being in business.

Good Luck

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Colorado on
Q: What bankruptcy laws are Available in Tennessee?
David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Aug 4, 2022

Mr. Denison is correct

Bankruptcy is a federal statute enacted by the Congress of the United States. The only variables, as he says, are the exemptions (stuff you can keep), but you should consult your own lawyer to determine which choices are the best for you

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Tax Law for New Mexico on
Q: should i take care of irs debt before filing for bankruptcy?

I want to file for bankruptcy. I think i was a victim of a scam. I have not filed my taxes for 2020 and 2021 and know that I owe $140K for 2020 and will owe for 2021 and 2022. I wont be able to pay those in my lifetime. I took out loans and a lot of my retirement funds in 2020 and 2021 with a scam.... Read more »

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Jul 11, 2022

You should go see a good bankruptcy lawyer because you sound like a candidate for relief. On a board like this individualized advice is impossible.

When you go to the lawyer be prepared to complete a questionnaire that will list all your assets and all debts. Your best tax relief can come...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Tax Law for Arkansas on
Q: What options are there for unreasonable neighbors outside of city limits?

We bought a house last year that has turned out to be a money pit. We've wasted quite a bit of money on repairs, while also finding out that the whole street is pretty much a party street. We're out of city limits, so the cops say theres nothing they can do. I'm enrolled in online... Read more »

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Jul 10, 2022

Under the circumstances, you describe I would sell and move. You need direct advice from a tax guy, but you a reasonable period of time to reinvest to avoid capital gains.

Do you have a county sheriff or local constable? If you are in the county there is some county-wide law enforcement body.

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for New Jersey on
Q: Mortgage was in chapter 7 not discharged was carried to chapter 13. It is not showing up on my credit report.

Servicer says since it was in bankruptcy I am not liable for the debt but I signed a modification and have been paying for 3 years. So exactly what does that mean??

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Jul 6, 2022

I agree!

How long was your 13 plan and did you complete it?

Credit reports have little if anything to do with bankruptcy other than to report your filing--if they do. Credit report issues should be addressed with the reporting bureau

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1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and International Law for Hawaii on
Q: Hypothetically. If a human being identifies as a canary wolf or some other non-human species. Is it murder

Hypothetically. It is not murder to kill an animal, unless endangered. So killing a canary, wolf or non-human species is not murder?

Lost in this 21st century world, got lost in the internet and read people's dark posts. Trying to gain sanity back into my head.

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Jul 1, 2022

Under the common law which is the basis for our criminal (which can vary from state to state) is

Killing another human being with malice aforethought.

There's your answer

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and International Law for Texas on
Q: Hi, My spouse and I are Americans and Egyptians; if he divorced me in Egypt, what are my rights as Texas resident?

I’m 54 years old, married for 33 years, and unemployed ( I’m seeking a job); my husband and I are almost separated for 3 years. We do have a home in Sugar Land and joined banks accounts

( that he is controlling most of them, I don’t have online access except for one account). I’m... Read more »

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Jun 28, 2022

First and foremost: I know nothing about the law of Egypt except that it, too, is inherited from the British.

Go get yourself a lawyer tomorrow! Most lawyers will give you the first interview for free, and then try to work out a system of payment. You need to be the first to file and...
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4 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Collections for Florida on
Q: My mom is being sued by a creditor even though she filed bankruptcy on them almost seven years ago. Can they sue?

The debt is from “Lending Club” but a different company is suing her for that debt. Since she filed bankruptcy in 2016 and it’s been so long since then, can they even legally sue her? Since it’s not even the same company, could they do this? She is being taken to pre-court next week. She... Read more »

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Jun 22, 2022

As Barbara queries, it depends on which of the types of obligation it was at the time of the discharge.

By the way, did she have a lawyer for her bankruptcy? If so, make an appointment and go back for advice.

If it is subject to the discharge the lawyer can file for contempt and...
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3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Kentucky on
Q: In Chapter 13 with my ex-husband, if he does not turn in his tax returns, what happens and how can I protect myself?

We filed together approx 2 years ago, prior to divorcing, and this if the first year we are having to turn in our tax returns, but I received a motion stating he had not done this. I do not know how to protect myself in this situation. He has a car with my name on it and I have a car with both... Read more »

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Jun 19, 2022

What you need is a good lawyer. It certainly appears that you have not used one to this point, perhaps even in the divorce.

The old saying "a pence of prevention is worth a pound of cure" surely appears to apply to you.

There really is no way a lawyer on a site such as...
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4 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Collections for California on
Q: I'm 64 years old w/around $70k CC debt (mostly due to losing my job in March 2020. I need legal advice on how to get

a "judgment proof" (write off the debt) as I'm no longer in the country and have no means to return. I still use a friend's address in Walnut Creek for my social security and IRS. My wife was sick with an autoimmune disease so we had to live off CCs for the last two years). My... Read more »

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Jun 7, 2022

It's a mathematical decision: you should complete the questionnaire that most firm want, and then decide from the result what you should do. Debt counseling, in my over 50 years of practice, don't want to send you through bankruptcy because that is not the way they make their money.... Read more »

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