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2 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Consumer Law for California on
Q: Who pays for arbritation filed by myself as a consumer regarding a dispute. I did submit a fee waiver.

Will i be going up against corporate lawyers? I dont have a lawyer. But after several attemps to resolve the issue. I finally resorted to arbritation.

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman answered on Oct 16, 2019

Contact the arbitration provider and read their rules.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law, Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on
Q: Ex won't pay back security deposit refund that I paid.

So when my ex and I moved into an apartment together, I paid the $500 security deposit and we agreed that she wouldn't have to split it because I would get it back when we moved out. So when we move out, the apartment complex sends her the check by accident with both our names on it. She chased it... Read more »

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Oct 14, 2019

Your mosy likely recourse for success is to file a lawsuit, probably in Small Claims Court, if the amount is $5000 or less.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Insurance Bad Faith for Kentucky on
Q: can state Farm deny my renters insurance claim if it's the second one I've filed in 5 months? I am having problems with

the neighbors. I have reported them to the police and I did not keep this fact from the insurance. the first claim was a fire, they covered the loss. now it's braking and entering and the siu is hassling me.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 30, 2019

They should not deny your claim if it is a covered event, whether it has been five months or five years since the last claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Education Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: How do I get mediation with my ex-spouse to change the school at which the children attend?

My agreement specifically stipulates that my ex-wife pays for private school tuition if BOTH of us agree to send our children there. My 13yo daughter now wants to attend the public school in the district in which I live. We have a 50/50 custody arrangement.

Penelope A. Boyd
Penelope A. Boyd answered on Sep 30, 2019

This is a custody question. Your custody order will very likely indicate shared legal custody, so both parents must agree, or a court must order, educational decisions.

If you and mother discuss this and cannot reach an agreement, you have the option of going to court and filing a petition...
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1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Business Law and Civil Litigation for South Carolina on
Q: My dad passed away and my uncle took everything! They were in construction and property management. No will was found!

Do I have any options? I lost access to bank account and apartment! This was sudden and unexpected!

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 16, 2019

I'm sorry for your loss. A probate attorney would be in the best position to assess the situation. You could contact one of the attorneys on this site, contact an attorney on your own, or repost with the categories Probate/Estate Planning added. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Elder Law for California on
Q: We have evidence of elder financial abuse, self dealing, and perjury. What can we do?

This person, manipulated her father along with her husband, became POA, Caregiver and Trust executor. Self dealing, controlled all assists, withheld family from seeing their father.

Steve A. Buchwalter
Steve A. Buchwalter answered on Sep 15, 2019

I think you're in California. I would think you'd want to contact the Department of Adult Protective Services. There should be at least one office in each county. Then you should talk to a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Child Custody for Colorado on
Q: My wife needs to change court orders placed when she got divorced regarding the kids but needs a forensic assessment

We do not know how to get a referral for her forensic assessment and wondered if getting a pro bono lawyer, as we are a low income family, would help solve our issues. I have a ton more information regarding the exact situation if this is the right direction.

Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko answered on Sep 9, 2019

You should consult with an attorney who will need information about any prior court orders and will need to understand the context of the need for a forensic evaluation. This matter clearly has a history involving some form of safety issue. You could also consult with a therapist who might be able... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: What is a possible sentencing or punishment for a first offense on domestic violence/child endangerment law?

There was a domestic violence act between a man (the offender) and woman in the household, a child was around and got hurt unintentionally.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 8, 2019

Exposure depends on the injuries to the victim.

Q: Awarded full year of back pay from my job over a year & a half ago and still get no answers or explanation.

if there anything I can do to make them honor my Arbitration award for my back pay? They've done others since I've started my process also, but mines for some reason is in limbo.

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Aug 23, 2019

An arbitration award does not, by itself, mean you get paid if the employer does not voluntarily pay it. You have to take that award and enter it as a judgment in the Superior Court, and then start efforts to collect that judgment. This takes time and money. It would be wise for you to locate an... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Montana on
Q: I am trying to find a lawyer no one is responding What can I do to get someone on board
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Aug 15, 2019

How are trying to contact one?

Through s posting here?

You need to contact attorneys directly and individually

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1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Divorce for New Jersey on
Q: Can I reopen my divorce that ended in 2010 if I can prove fraud?

My divorce was moved to arbitration because my husband was lying and destroying evidence of our business, he did this to hide both the value of the business and his income. After 7 years of arbitration my case was returned to the court. My husband continued to lie about his income which was... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Aug 14, 2019

Given the length of time that has passed, I seriously doubt it. You would probably have to pay an experienced matrimonial attorney, just to research the case law, to see if there is any possibility.

Q: Our Georgia attorney lost our probate caveat due to his inability to do what we asked! Then dropped my wife from

The contract which was contingent on winning and if it went to appeal he would be there for her?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Aug 12, 2019

Is there a question in here somewhere?

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law, Child Support and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: I just filed for divorce and notified my ex's lawyer to which she said they will object, challenging the jurisdiction.

I initiated a request for child support thru DCF and because my ex lives in Texas, the case was sent there for enforcement. However his hearing was deferred because he said he was filling for divorce, yet he never did. This occurred back in April. I never received any official paperwork from the... Read more »

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Aug 2, 2019

If you have lived in Florida for more than six months then you can file for divorce in Florida, even if he lives in Texas. An issue that could arise is did he file for divorce in Texas before you filed in Florida. Regardless, the children's issues will be resolved in Florida if that is where the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Q: Hello my name is Ashlie , I am in need of an attorney, how do I file harassment by other parent in my case

I am I a custody case with absentee father. He wants joint custody now he was going to be forced to pay child support. He never had asked for her snf or bought anything. He currently I'd threatening me, calling g all state agencies trying to hinder me in any way he can. What can I do?

Hans Otto Lehr
Hans Otto Lehr answered on Jul 31, 2019

What you need to do depends on the type and level of harassment and threats. They may rise to the level of needing an Order of Protection against him. If nothing else, the evidence of harassment and threats may be used in your custody case against him; it doesn't sound like joint custody is going... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law, Federal Crimes and Landlord - Tenant for Texas on
Q: I have had tree individuals who have collaborated together and managed to get access to all my things legal,bank, leases

Bruce GArrison a attorney, Eden Mckenney, Hugo Salguero managed to hack into my bank account taking thousands of dollars and transferring the money directly into there personal accounts. The destroyed all Video surveillance before helping themselves to whatever they wanted including but barely... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jul 31, 2019

Your story seems over-the-top but I seem to recall that there was an attorney named Bruce Garrison who was forced to give up his law license about 10 years ago in Austin so I am inclined to give you the benefit of the doubt.

The text of your question is so mixed up that I'm not even sure...
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1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law for New Jersey on
Q: what type of lawyer do I need for a dispute about a medical bill for surgery that I am not responsible for

surgery performed after I was admitted to the ER, broken leg set,and the doctor they provided for me did not take my insurance. I was never told this or signed anything and they sent me an outrageous bill for his work, now they are sueing me for the full amount

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 29, 2019

You could look for an attorney or law firm that handles collections defense - healthcare claims. If they put the matter into suit and served you with a summons and complaint, move promptly in arranging for an attorney to answer or to request an extension. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

Q: How can I be the one in trouble with federal and state?

Police won't do their jobs for theft and Im being treated as if Im the criminal and being threatened. Why won't cops do tbeir jobs?

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Jul 24, 2019

That is neither a legal excuse nor a moral excuse for breaking the law

2 Answers | Asked in Foreclosure, Real Estate Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Banking for Texas on
Q: If someone passes away with a mortgage can their children just give the house back to the bank and walk away?

The bank is saying the family has to keep paying the mortgage until the house is sold. She had cancer and there is no life insurance or money left in her account. They are also saying we are responsible for selling the house

Samuel B. Edwards
Samuel B. Edwards answered on Jul 20, 2019

Generally, yes, you can turn the house back over to the bank. The bank would typically have you sign a deed in lieu of foreclosure form. However, that is often not the best option. There are investors who specialize in buying properties "subject to" an existing mortgage and they will take over... Read more »

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Q: Can a Home Owner's Association auction off a home without informing the owner who still has an up to date mortgage?

The owner says someone purchased his home at an auction. The person now has a foreclosure on credit report despite the fact the mortgage is current. What recourse does the individual have?

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Jul 20, 2019


Not true. Was it a tax deed and not THE HOA?

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Divorce, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: 2015 Divorce there is a temporary protective order issued to coincide with this case to divorce was final in 2016

Protective order should be looked at before finalise this case the case has been finalised and the PO was never look at or address it was a temporary order with no date is it still good or ?

Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Jul 12, 2019

If the protective order was issued in the course of the divorce in that case and not filed in a separate protective order case filing with a different case number, the temporary orders in the divorce become null and void after the rendition of the decree of dissolution unless the protective order... Read more »

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