Richard Samuel Price's answer You would look through her important documents to see if she had a will. Even if she didn't have a will, then you may still be entitled to an inheritance. You could check the county probate court to see if a probate action was initiated for her estate. Was she married when she passed? Did she own real estate when she passed? Bring your information to an attorney in your area for a full consultation.
Ronald J. Eisenberg's answer Your question is not one that can be meaningfully answered in a couple of sentences. It's like asking, "How do I build a house?" or "How do I perform an appendectomy?"
The short answer to your question is that you file a petition in an appropriate court asserting a proper cause of action, assuming you haven't entered into a binding arbitration agreement covering your situation. But that answer doesn't do you much good.
While you have the right to file a lawsuit without an...
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer What you heard was wrong. The bank was not a party to your divorce, and is not bound by anything in the divorce decree, nor does the decree modify the effects of your decision to co-sign the loan.
Richard Samuel Price's answer You should be discussing this with your attorney. You mentioned mediaiton, have you already signed a settlement agreement? If so, you should be able to enforce the settlement agreement with a motion before the court. You can file a declaration with the court regarding the stop-payment on the check.
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer You can do it that way but you will have definitely and unnecessarily over complicated things. If you are worried she will spend too much, just get your own separate account that she doesn't have access to (as you already plan to do) and simply cut her a check every month. She can't spend what she doesn't have access to and she won't be able to over draw or cause problems for you with a check like she possibly could do with a joint account and at the end of the day, accounting and keeping...
Answered on Nov 10, 2018
Fred Bopp III's answer Please see the discussion of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 ("CARD Act") on page 15 of the document found at this link: https://www.maine.gov/pfr/consumercredit/documents/2015CreditCardpubl.pdf
Also, Maine law does not limit the interest that can be charged on a credit card. Out of state financial institutions are subjected to the interest rate ceilings of their home state.
Michael David Siegel's answer Only the DA can prosecute anything. You can make a criminal complaint for the bounced checks, but it is very unlikely to be acted upon. You can sue in Supreme Court for damages, but that is really it.
Ashley Dean Powell's answer Sounds like you are in a very difficult situation. I don't think I can speak to the employment-related issues.
As for the debt, as a general matter, if you did not sign the note, did not sign a guarantee related to the note, and were not part of the business that borrowed the money, then you typically would not have a direct liability for the debt.
There are a variety of factors that may influence that answer. Was your spouse's "business" a separate legal entity or actually just...
Leonard R. Boyer's answer There is no way of knowing who will win the sheriff sale. This is very different from an auction. If it was a short sale, you do not control anything, the lender does and statistically most short sales fail.
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