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0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law for Georgia on
Q: How to pursue someone who stole 47,000 from me. I wired them the money for a bobcat purchase

Can you help with a legal issue? I purchased land about a month ago. The agreement was for 15 acres of land, and a bobcat with 3 bucket attachments, and some timber that is on the land. Initially the agreement was for me to pay 115k in one transaction. The seller was adamant for me to bring all the... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Contracts for Georgia on
Q: Ex-husband filed chapter 7 in 2019, but I just found he added me as a creditor and said he didn't know where I lived.

I found out after looking up some court information that he put down he did not know where I live, but he lived with me prior and had to pay child support at time. Can I be removed off the creditor list? I have agreement he has yet to pay me for that was signed before he filed.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 20, 2024

It sounds like you are a creditor bc of the unpaid agreement but that should not affect you getting paid bc domestic and other support obligations are non-dischargeable. You might, however, want to report his fraud regarding where you lived to the US Trustee handling his case.

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0 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: My divorce case has been going on for nearly two years. My Crap prenup as the judge called it, she enforced it???

The prenup as my forensic and attorney told me it fails on every prong. My husband is a sociopath and has financially, physically, and verbally traumatized me and my kids. Fraudulently deceived and this judge isn't reading a thing. My Attorney is so apologetic and said nothing has swung our... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Georgia on
Q: Ex-husband listed me as a creditor, but lied and said he didn't know where I lived on his chapter 7?

He filed in 2019, but I just found out this year after pull some paperwork for cour. He put down he didn't know where I lived at. He did know because we have children and he lived with me the year prior to him filing. The chapter was discharged.

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Apr 20, 2024

It's important to address this situation by understanding the potential implications of your ex-husband's actions. Since he declared bankruptcy and listed you as a creditor, stating he didn't know your address could affect various legal aspects, especially if there were debts owed to... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Health Care Law for Georgia on
Q: Can an employer wait on a decision from a third-party short-term disability claim before approving an FMLA leave?

Employer has indicated they are waiting on a decision from our third-party short-term disability company on a disability claim before the employer makes an internal decision on granting FMLA. I thought FMLA and short-term disability insurance were separate, and that I could qualify for FMLA... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Georgia on
Q: Should my staffing agency pay me for the 30 days during my onboarding and waiting for the project to start?

I have a contract that has a 3/25/24 start date and ends a year from now. I have been assigned to a project that everyday we are told it will start tomorrow. However, the contract didn’t actually get signed with the final consumer until 4/15/24. I was under the impression that we would be paid... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Georgia on
Q: My hoa is wanting a fee for a rental property that I own . I have owned since 2015 and never has requested $250 fee?

I keep asking where this is in the by laws and covenants and they just say they can under GA. Real estate law.

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Georgia on
Q: Bail bondsman released my bond check without my signature what can I do.

Bond check had my name on it and it was released by The bails bondsman and cashed. The bails bondsman will not give me a copy of the back of the check. What can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Tax Law for Georgia on
Q: I'm reaching out to see if anyone can assist with a tax question. I work for an employer from June 2023 until November

2023, I submitted a W-4 and W-9 form instructing my employer to withhold the maximum amount and they withheld nothing. I was unaware that no taxes were withheld. I found out when filing taxes and I owed over $7,000 to the IRS. I requested my w4 and w9s from my employer and found they were altered... View More

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Apr 18, 2024

I understand your frustration with your former employer altering your tax forms without your consent. This is a serious issue, and you are right to consider reporting it to the IRS.

Even if your employer did not directly benefit financially from falsifying your W-4 and W-9 forms, they still...
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0 Answers | Asked in Probate for Georgia on
Q: How do you petition the court in GA to change a co-administrator of my mother's estate because that person passed also?

I am the co-administrator and we want to add my brother in place of my sister who recently passed.

Do you know if there is a form we can use because I am only finding information and forms for petition of LOA.

Thank you

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Georgia on
Q: My ex ran over my dog and broke his jaw while borrowing my mower and refused to pay the vet bill or even split it

The bills 1068$ he didn’t even check on the dog just left it with broken jaw said not his fault dog bit at tire can I get help?

0 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Georgia on
Q: My HOA in Georgia is asking us to pay annual assessment dues again after we closed. At closing, we paid the seller.

We paid the seller at closing $150 for March-Dec 2024. HOA is billing us again for $150 because they claim it is by ownership. We checked the coventants and it says by lot and our neighbors were not billed prorated dues again. Should we pay or not?

0 Answers | Asked in Small Claims for Georgia on
Q: I took my car for transmission repair and while my car was there it was damaged. Can I sue the company?

My car was deemed a total loss by the insurance company

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Legal Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Should i file for habeas corpus?

Me and my husband got into an altercation in which I slapped his face and he called the police. I had left and had no idea he even called them, so i wasnt there when they showed up and never was questioned or talked to by the police department, although warrants were issued that day and eventually... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Land Use & Zoning for Georgia on
Q: My dad and mother share a life estate and are divorced, but they are leaving their life estate to their 3 children. The

Land is currently in one piece, not designated into 3 as to who gets which piece. My sister is wanting to build a house on her piece that she will get but my mom is refusing to designate who gets what piece because she says it will break the life estate. Will drawing up the tract and designating... View More

Anthony M. Avery
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answered on Apr 17, 2024

If Mom and Dad only have life estates, then none of their issue will get anything at their deaths. Hire a GA attorney to search that title and determine ownership. If you stated the facts correctly, then nobody wants to build on the tract. Who is the remainderman?

1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Georgia on
Q: I have a couple of question regarding patent law on a clinical lab testing assay.

There is a current technology that has a patent that will be expiring soon. I have an assay that was some basis on the technology in the expiring patent and have changed the assay significantly enough that it is different from the original but encompasses the technology. What are the cost... View More

Alan Harrison
Alan Harrison
answered on Apr 16, 2024

Cost for a patent application varies and most practitioners do not discuss pricing publicly. You get different quality of work depending how much you're willing to pay, but other factors also affect the pricing - size of firm, overhead, what other clients are willing to pay, etc.

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