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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Louisiana on
Q: Can my siblings force me to surrender money from a joint account held by my mother and I if the will says divide assets
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 2, 2020

It depends whether it was an "either/or" account or whether it was an "and" account. Hire a successions attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Civil Litigation for Virginia on
Q: On 5/29/20 my poodle went to the groomer. When he was ready my husband brought him home. He texted me at work that the

dog was acting strange and had reddish diarrhea. The dog rested on sofa for the afternoon. I was at work til 6pm & he texted me at 6:02 that this wasn't our dog (after 5 hours) & to meet him at groomer, which was closed. My dog is diabetic and nearly blind and was due for insulin in an... Read more »

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Jun 1, 2020

I regret that I do not handle dog injury or animal law matters. Sorry.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Washington DC on
Q: What forms or action needs taken on behalf of client legal rep in a current litigation or court case if untimely death?

The client or plaintiff has legal rep . In case of untimely death. What action does legal rep need to do to continue court case

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Jun 1, 2020

It depends on whether the type of claim is one that survives the death of the party in the case. Some claims do not survive and must come to an end (libel actions, for instance; child support/alimony and custody cases; etc.). others, such as contract actions, claims for damages caused by... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Banking, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: How can I best deal with someone using my personal information online in a fraudulent way?

A former colleagued has altered her online banking account with my email and address so they will contact me instead of her.

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on May 31, 2020

That's odd - why would she want her bank to contact you and to send her bank statements, etc., to you instead of her? Whom is she trying to defraud? - and the fraud is causing them to take what action that will benefit her? And why are you wondering what do to - wouldn't you simply... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation for New York on
Q: How can I find out the name of an insurance company for a certain business.

In October of 2019 I took my vehicle to an express lube to have my oil changed and the the person who put the oil into my vehicle overfilled my engine with 4 quarts more than it should have held. The extra oil caused my engine to shut down and the engine had to be replaced. The owner of the express... Read more »

George E. Patsis
George E. Patsis answered on May 30, 2020

This information is not always publicly available. You may be able to obtain insurance information from the DMV if it is a licensed shop.

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts on
Q: Does this mean no one else can sell hats with written hustle on them? Another logo but the world hustle on them?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 30, 2020

This looks like something a trademark attorney should advise you on. If you reposted your question under that category, you'd have better chances of it being picked up by an attorney who understands these issues. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Insurance Bad Faith for Florida on
Q: request the validity of a service agreement be deemed invalid due to lack of contract termsFull name of adjuster missing
Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on May 30, 2020

You seem to be sending this "inquiry" over and over again with different wording, yet you do not state what your goal is. Are you a party to the agreement, and if so, is other party breaching it? Are you seeking to get out of the agreement? Are you seeking your money back? Are you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Insurance Bad Faith for Florida on
Q: Required terms on public adjusters contracts in Florida title 37 Insurance chapter 626 omitted full name of adjuster
Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on May 30, 2020

You did not ask a question. You need help to accomplish what?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Consumer Law and Insurance Bad Faith for Florida on
Q: public adjuster Terms of engagement violation affect on validity of service agreement? Florida statute 626.8796

adjuster solicitation via email no license no and name not same as licensed name

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 30, 2020

You might get an answer if you use sentences and ask a question.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for New York on
Q: Arears after 6 years was 5 figures. I’ve been on public assistance for 7 years, will they reduced it to $500

What proof do I need to show I never could afford the big amounts they claimed I owed? I was in the nyc shelter the whole time.

George E. Patsis
George E. Patsis answered on May 30, 2020

What kind of arrears are you talking about? If it is child support or spousal support arrears, you cannot retroactively modify those.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Social Security and Workers' Compensation for New York on
Q: is my wife entitled to any part of my Veterans Disability & Workers Compensation?
George E. Patsis
George E. Patsis answered on May 30, 2020

Are you divorcing? Please re-post with more details.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Collections for Virginia on
Q: In VA does a creditor simply fill out a form to extend a judgement or must it go to court? Will the debtor be notified?

Will I be notified and given a chance to go to court for the renewal (extension) or just notified afterward (or not)?

Will the coronavirus and court closures affect the statute of limitations? I'm almost certain it expired at the end of April.

If so, details will be appreciated.

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on May 30, 2020

If the judgment was recorded in a circuit court in Virginia, as the 20 year period for the first period of the judgment approaches, you must file with the same circuit court a Motion to Renew the Judgment. If the Motion is granted, it will extend the judgment for anther 10 years. The debtor's... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Sexual Harassment and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: Sexual assault occurred a year ago; should I seek criminal or civil charges?

I was a victim of sexual assault about a year ago. I have struggled with this for a while, and now want to pursue legal action against the assailant. Should I pursue civil or criminal charges? And how involved would I personally have to be in either process (appearing in court, deposition,... Read more »

Sean McIlhinney
Sean McIlhinney answered on May 29, 2020

I am very sorry for your situation. This is an excellent question.

Many more details would need to be known in order to give you a complete evaluation and advise you in this situation.

I would advise that you contact an experienced attorney for a 1 hour consultation to address your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: Should I press charges on a Government agency after I caught them lying.

If what they were lying about was to get out it would cause a PR nightmare. I was lied to in the hopes I would believe the lies and go away. WRONG I went nowhere. This problem they created caused myself the loss of money. I had looked up the law term for fraud. I am not an Attorney but the... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on May 29, 2020

more info needed.

you should not discuss a sensitive issue like this on an open forum...........it could sound like you are trying to blackmail them.

make an appointment with a local lawyer and have all the details spelled out in detail.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Civil Litigation and Probate for Michigan on
Q: As a residual beneficiary do I have rights to request accounting or statements from financial institutions?

Are there certain time limits that affect when I am able to request certain accounting records?

Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi answered on May 29, 2020

Beneficiary of what document? Will? Trust? Bank Account?

If the former two, you have the right to request that of the Trustee/Personal Representative

If the later, you should be dealing directly with the bank, and you don't need an 'accounting' so much as you need to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Civil Litigation for Louisiana on
Q: Look for a lawyer in Baton Rouge that can help with a case like this just got served paper bye US Marshall
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 28, 2020

Have no idea what kind of case this is

..other than federal. You need to supply more information.

3 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions and Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Q: I co own land and need to sell my interests. The other owner doesn't want to sell or buy me out. Am I stuck?

I have a buyer. I really need the money for medical bills. The co owner wants to keep it, and wants me to remain co owner. I feel stuck. How do I sell my share of the property. It is not divided by surveys, one 36 acre piece of woods.

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on May 28, 2020

Unless you get the other Tenant In Common to buy your 1/2 Undivided Interest, you will probably need to file an Action for a Sale By Partition. Hire a competent attorney that litigates real property.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Michigan on
Q: Refuse to testify in a Felony assault case. How to avoid jail time for disobeying a subpoena to testify.

Boyfriend was charged with assault to great bodily harm Less then death or strangulation. 2 count of domestic violence, and interfering with communication causing harm or death. I don’t want him to go to prison. I don’t want to go to jail if or when I get subpoenaed for not testifying against... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on May 28, 2020

You are in a tough spot. This stopped being between just you and your boyfriend the minute the police were called.

It may be helpful in your analysis of what to do to know that in domestic violence cases, Michigan law (MCL 768.27c) allows the prosecutor to present your statements made to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Q: I got a new apartment on the 1st of May . On the 8th it caught fire and I lost everything . I did not have a lease or de

Do I have the right to get part of my rent back since I was only there a week

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on May 28, 2020

You could try asking landlord, but you'd have to sue in small claims court if landlord won't refund it, and without a written lease, that makes it more difficult to succeed. Check with your local court to find out if they are even handling small claims cases yet.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Ohio on
Q: Do i have to pay a utility bill that is in someone elses name?

I live in ohio when i moved i to the apartment i live at 2 years ago my brother put electric in his name my spouse moved in a year ago electric is in my spouses name the bill in my brothers name went to collections and my brother is telling me i have to pay it even though its in his name

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on May 28, 2020

Whoever used the electricity should pay the bill. If the bill in your brother's name goes to collections, it will reduce his credit score.

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