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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Formation, Civil Rights and Lemon Law for California on
Q: Need some legal assistance

I need some legal assistance so I purchased my car from , hired a guy to call me and trick me into taking my vehicle in for a smog check . So next I was left stranded and also did not give me or the dealer any notice of the vehicles personal belongings . Which by the way where removed by an... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jan 16, 2021

You should contact your local police department (where the dealer was/is) and make a report that your car was stolen by these people. More than anything, though, you need a lawyer to help you. You can go to the Los Angeles County Bar Association's website ( and click on the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for California on
Q: If I have an LLC with DBAs set up under it, do my social media and online profiles need to match DBA name exactly?

If I'm a freelancer that does business on sites like Fiverr and Upwork, do my screen/profile names need to exactly match my DBA name?

From what I've read about LLCs, everything says you must make it clear you're operating as a business/LLC. So, in this case, if I have set up... Read more »

Julie King
Julie King answered on Jan 15, 2021

I believe you are asking if your web address and user names need to match your business' name. If so, the answer is no. BUT, you are correct when you say you must make it clear that you are operating as a limited liability company, so your footer, signature, and other public information should... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith for California on
Q: Hello I want to know how much I have to pay a lawyer fee if I avail the services of a counsel against insurance company

My Insurance is not giving me any amount after settlement.

William John Light
William John Light answered on Jan 14, 2021

Your post says you are in Las Vegas. If your case is in Las Vegas, you need to ask Nevada attorneys. There are several really good ones in Las Vegas, who will be able to advise you.

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Hi my ex girlfriend out a restraining order on me , I was wondering if I can submit to the restraining order because

Some of the allegations were true expect one thing she accused me of , and can I go to prison if she was underage when she was 17 I was 23 she is currently 20 and I just turned 27 .

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 14, 2021

more info needed.

any time there is an order you would have to make a motion to put the matter on the calendar and hopefully come in with an attorney to argue your position.

you don't want to dismiss the RO and get arrested and then have to argue after the fact.

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1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Libel & Slander and Criminal Law for California on
Q: One of my social media followers has been harassing me for 3+ years and I don't talk to her. How can I get her to stop?

She has been "stalking" me for 4-5 years. She follows all my business/social media activity and anytime I do something, she spams negative reviews, makes defamatory comments about me, has messaged 50+ of my friends/colleagues speaking poorly of me. This is hurting my business because... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jan 14, 2021

You can get a civil restraining order. You can sue her as well. You have a very tough row to hoe.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for California on
Q: Does my job pay me for mandatory training?

I work as a direct support professional, working with mentally handicap patients in the state of California. My job requires me to have a certification/training outside of work on my own time in order to work there. The training is 8 hours long and mandatory to have this training within 6 months of... Read more »

Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson answered on Jan 14, 2021

Hello, under Federal Law, attendance at training programs is NOT counted as working time if all four of these criteria are met: : (1) it is outside normal hours, (2) it is voluntary, (3) not job related, and (4) no other work is concurrently performed.

It sounds like there are some issues...
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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Can I get fired for contracting Covid -19? Does my employer have the right to refuse me hours since I became ill?

I work for a small business of less than 10 employees. I contracted covid over a month and a half ago. Initially my employer told me to take two weeks off, then told me to take the rest of December off and they would schedule me for more hours in January. Then Jan came and they told me they... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Jan 14, 2021

No one here can know if you are going to be fired. As to what your options could be, it would be important to know if you work for an employer that has at least 5 employees. If not, there is little you can do. If yes, then you are protected by the Fair Employment and Housing Act, which may give... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Probate for California on
Q: Once you hire a probate attorney do you have to give them the account number of an estate bank account?

Properties are being sold for the estate and the attorney wants the bank account number.

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Jan 14, 2021

You should provide to the attorney not only the bank account number but copies of all bank statements and all checks written. You should also advise the attorney regarding all properties sold and the disposition of the proceeds.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for California on
Q: My husband and I have been married for 21 years. We have three children-19, 16, and 13-she has special needs.

Sorry. I guess this is the e wrong place for a question like this.

Tobie Brina Waxman
Tobie Brina Waxman answered on Jan 14, 2021

These are the kinds of questions and the kind of advice you should seek directly from an attorney rather than using this type of forum to get your answers. You would be best served by retaining legal counsel to handle your divorce case for you and/or on your behalf. You’ll get better and more... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: im in a bit of a pickle ... I’ve been working at a Grocery store for 2 months and .. I get pulled into the office

And I’m told I have been

“misusing PL codes “

On customers for their gain..

So I say it was not my intention ,

Big mistake.. what do we do now?!

They say .. sign this paper ..

and you’re suspended until further investigation..

So... Read more »

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Jan 14, 2021

Don't sign anything that talks about what you did. Don't talk to them either. Contact a local employment! attorney.

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Consumer Law and Real Estate Law for California on
Q: How long can a home remain in a deceased persons name?

My grandmother died several years ago leaving 2 houses paid for. How Is it possible for a house to still be in her name today, and with a loan on it in her name as well? The properties were inherited by her one surviving daughter who did not want either of them in her name (she had an automobile... Read more »

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman answered on Jan 14, 2021

This sounds like two things:

- An obvious attempt to cheat the system re: someone they harmed;

- Some sort of potential sour grapes on the part of the asker, who, by the fact pattern, had zero interest in either of the properties, leaving it unclear as to why the question is being...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: is it legal for parole to extend your probation if you completed the original time you were sentenced by a judge

hello my name is Christopher A Dimas, I have been on parole for 6 years. I was convicted in 2012 and got released from the CDCR in 2014. i have been on parole since, i was told i was going to be on a 3 year parole when i was sentenced but when i got released i was told it is now a 5 year parole. so... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 13, 2021

instead of asking the question of lawyers who do not have ALL the facts, you should ask your lawyer who represented you.

more info is no doubt needed.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Inmate at MADF. False reg. (borrowed car) Driving on susp. Out on bail w/ FTA. Bail now $210k plshelp!!! Probono needed!

Fiance out on bail for driving on susp. false reg. & evading (arr. date 8/1/20) And old possession charge from 2018 that has a 14mo conditional sentence pending..he had a FTA warrant for (8/1/20 case) so he fled again and then crashed. New repeat charges are evading, false reg., & susp.... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 13, 2021



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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: Detectives impounded my car illegally it was parked on private property at my place of employment..

The detectives did a stingray at my place of employment where I worked, that had nothing to do with me.. I got arrested because I was working on the premises as a security with the firearm and I didn't have a license for it, I went to jail for 2 months I got out and my car was impounded now... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jan 13, 2021

So what exactly is your question? You should probably talk to a lawyer with experience in criminal matters involving the impounding of motor vehicles and obtaining their release. It sounds like the police took your personal property (your automobile) without probable cause and have refused to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: USCIS I-751 - pending security checks for months? What could be taking so long? Is it common right now because of covid?

I applied to remove the conditions of my temporary green card early December 2018. (K1 visa in 2016 followed by AOS, both very fast)

On February 20, 2020, it stated my fingerprints were taken (they were taken in April 2019) and a Request for Evidence was sent to us. We replied and it stated... Read more »

Kyndra Mulder
Kyndra Mulder answered on Jan 13, 2021

First:Processing was much faster in 2018.

Second: Depending on the documents requested in the RFE you file may not be considered to have begun processing until the service received the documents requested.

Third: When the case is outside theprocessing time due to background check...
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1 Answer | Asked in Probate and Nursing Home Abuse for California on
Q: Who do I contact if the probate trust attorney and the trustee will not answer or return my calls?

Also my mom was in a nursing home when she contracted covid-19. She died from complications of covid 11/14/20. They were under stay at home orders so no visitors were allowed. An employee brought covid into the nursing home. What are my options in sueing this nursing home.

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Jan 13, 2021

The trustee and his or her attorney most likely are not returning your calls because they do not represent YOU. YOU need to hire a trust administration attorney to represent YOU. It could be that you simply don't know the right questions to ask and what information you are entitled to. A... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Probate for California on
Q: Grandma stole boyfriend's house her name appeared on the deed 4 years later. What to do do?

No will but everyone knew he wanted the house to go to his son. No will and no probate

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Jan 13, 2021

There are too many missing facts to answer this question. Take a copy of the current deed to the house and the last two deeds before that and a copy of a death certificate for your boyfriend to an attorney that practices both probate and real estate litigation.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: I am a victim of domestic violence but was never told I had to go to court, but my partner did. Do I still have to go?

I didn't mean to call the police. When I talked to the police they never handed me anything besides a paper about " youve experienced domestic violence" that has no information or told me I had to go to court and never handed me a pink slip, idk if that was important. I still talk to... Read more »

William Joseph Duffy
William Joseph Duffy answered on Jan 13, 2021

You may not need to go to court unless there is a jury trial. However, finding your own representation can be essential whatever your position in regards to your partners case. In short, you may want to advocate for or against conviction of your partner. This can be accomplished with greater... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for California on
Q: My dad financed a car in his name only.He recently passed away, there is $14000 owed, mom doesn't want, can she returnit
Julie King
Julie King answered on Jan 12, 2021

Most likely, but it will depend on the terms in the finance agreement. If she can sell it for more than $14,000 and pay off the balance, she just might make some money in the process! Otherwise, she should read the terms of the finance agreement and/or call the finance company to make other... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for California on
Q: Hi my question is my jobs hr department made me take a covid 19 test and would not let me return until I got result do

I get paid for the time off from work ? I missed 3 days of work and results came back negative and they are refusing to pay me for the lost hours

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Jan 12, 2021

Prior to January 1, 2021, the federal FFCRA provided for payment when you were required to stay home due to Covid. However that law ended at the end of last year. Absent that law, your employer has no duty to pay you for time you are not working, even if they have refused to allow you to return... Read more »

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