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0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Small Claims for New Mexico on
Q: My boyfriend has been promised a car as a work trade. He's done the work but the car has not been put in his name.

Nothing has been put into writing but he has bought many parts and is fixing the car himself. Also the owner of the vehicle said in front of a deputy that she was giving him the car as soon as it was in his name. They say they can't find the title but in New Mexico all you have to do is go to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property, Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Small Claims for New Mexico on
Q: Wa u of cop dosent give all of your property back in new mexico after case is dismissed
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answered on Jun 10, 2024

If the police in New Mexico do not return your property after your case is dismissed, you have several options to pursue. First, request the return of your property in writing, ensuring you keep copies of all correspondence. This creates a record of your efforts to reclaim your belongings.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law, Small Claims and Civil Litigation for New Mexico on
Q: What should I do if I am given misinformation from the Military Transportation office, I follow instructions and denied

I followed all instructions given to me and my claim is denied. I am told that because I had all of my Household goods transported by a 3rd part entity like I was instructed. My claim is being denied. I was told all items have been inspected and unpacked which is untrue. All items were moved by... View More

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answered on Feb 4, 2024

Navigating a denied claim with the Military Transportation Office, especially after following their instructions, can be incredibly frustrating. In such situations, it’s crucial to seek assistance from professionals experienced in military claims or military law. These attorneys are familiar with... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for New Mexico on
Q: Took car to mechanic he let someone else take car to get diagnoses check and ended up worse!?

Car only had misfire, got vehicle back smoking from engine!

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 18, 2019

It's not fully clear what took place here, in terms of what you agreed to, whether you were provided with an estimate, what amount you were charged, what the original problem with the car was, what the condition of the car is, what the mechanic did, among other issues. You could contact an... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for New Mexico on
Q: I was buying a vehicle from a private party and they wrongfully repossessed am I still responsible for payments?

I was not late making payments.

David Humphreys
David Humphreys
answered on May 20, 2018

No. You really should find a lawyer to sue the seller.

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Foreclosure and Small Claims for New Mexico on
Q: I lost my job but my spouse still works, we are now with o money, and going into foreclosure, can I file for bankruptcy

We are being service by lawyers for credit card debt, and other items we owe,

Cristina M. Lipan
Cristina M. Lipan
answered on Dec 28, 2017

A bankruptcy filing will pause the foreclosure, but will not solve the problem. I would not advise attempting the bankruptcy on your own, you will need a bankruptcy attorney for this.

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1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims, Collections and Contracts for New Mexico on
Q: Can I get away from this debt?

My parents offered to pay my living expenses, they re-niged on their offer and left me with 17k of debt.

Arun Arjan Melwani
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answered on Jan 30, 2018

Possibly. I suggest consulting with a bankruptcy attorney to see if you may be eligible to file a chapter 7 bankruptcy which would eliminate any unsecured debt. Most bankruptcy attorneys do not charge for the initial consultation.

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