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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Iowa on
Q: Sadly Tim I've already been through all that. They said anybody in the household 14 and older to be listed on the policy

I didn't know that because of that they actually dropped me. Now I have no insurance and is looking for new insurance but in the meantime I need to figure out if I have to pay him the deductible and pay them the $6,000 that they gave him. He text me again today asking for the deductible but... Read more »

Tim Bottaro
Tim Bottaro answered on May 25, 2021

I assume by your answer you are satisfied you have no insurance coverage for what happened. If this is the case then you are responsible for any negligence on your part and the damages you caused. You need to be given proof of the amount of the damages and the amount of his deductible. You use the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Iowa on
Q: I'm in Council Bluffs,IA
Tim Bottaro
Tim Bottaro answered on May 24, 2021

Just because your son is not on your policy doesn't necessarily mean he is not covered. Instead of relying only upon what the other driver is telling you, file a claim with your carrier. If they deny it they must tell you why and show you the language of the policy which they say supports... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Iowa on
Q: My daughter let my son who is not covered under my insurance drive her car and he hit someone. No personal injury.

Do I have to pay the guy the 1000 deductible back and pay his insurance the $6,000 that they gave him? The guy is texting me asking me for the deductible back but he also stated that his insurance company will probably come after me for the other money they gave him. What am I supposed to be doing?

Tim Bottaro
Tim Bottaro answered on May 24, 2021

What state are you in/is the policy written in?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Iowa on
Q: I fell down on someone's property and was wondering if I could take them to court

The sidewalk leading to the apartment building was raised up and my toe caught it. I busted my mouth open, broke my finger that I now have had surgery and pins put In, I can't work and I can't afford the medical bills

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 17, 2021

I'm sorry about your fall and the resulting injuries. An Iowa attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It's possible you have a case, but it could depend on the circumstances of the fall. You describe a raised sidewalk, and if that amounts to a serious enough... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Contracts for Iowa on
Q: i bought a motor home from a private seller who told me it ran perfectly and had no issues. it caught fire a month after

a day after i got it it started dying on me anytime i started it. i found out the carburetor was rebuilt and wrongly at that, pieces missing and bent. then i found out they rewired it to add air conditioners which crossed with the fuel line. i was driving it the next day and it caught fire with my... Read more »

Tim Bottaro
Tim Bottaro answered on May 6, 2021

I'm sorry but I don't practice in this area of the law. I would suggest you search for someone under auto sales; possibly breach of contract. Your matter deals with a transaction rather than a personal injury such as in a car crash case. You should try to focus in your part of the state... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Iowa on
Q: Hello. If someone can get this message. Can you tell me if possible to get a pro bonus lawyer to represent someone

Thank you

Katherine Sears
Katherine Sears answered on Apr 28, 2021

It is possible (but unlikely) that an attorney will offer pro bono representation in the sort of case you're describing.  You are always free to call around and ask, but bear in mind that you are essentially asking someone to pay to work for you. Time that lawyers spend working pro bono is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Iowa on
Q: If I'm 18 & this has happened to me, can I still take them to court?

If one was sexually assaulted by someone who is not blood related but related by marriage and the victim is now 18, can the victim still take their abuser to court?

Katherine Sears
Katherine Sears answered on Apr 21, 2021

If the victim was under the age of 18 at the time of the offense, the State can prosecute for sexual abuse in the first, second, or third degree within 10 years of the person turning 18. See Iowa Code Section 802.2(1).

The victim should report what happened ASAP. Waiting makes evidence...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Iowa on
Q: Daughter was arrested, she had phone ON HER. When released they kept her phone and her driver's license. No warrant

Arrested for possession. She was living with someone and the police searched his house and founds drugs. He admitted they were his. My daughter was arrested as she was walking down the street. She wasn't marandarized, she asked if she could bond out they said no, wasn't given her phone... Read more »

Katherine Sears
Katherine Sears answered on Apr 21, 2021

Your daughter needs an attorney. If she is an adult, she should not give you more information about what happened. She should not discuss the situation with anyone other than her attorney. She will have attorney-client privilege with her lawyer. She does not have that privilege with you.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Iowa on
Q: If I were to attempt suicide while pregnant in the state of Iowa would I get in trouble
Katherine Sears
Katherine Sears answered on Apr 21, 2021

If you attempted suicide and *succeeded,* you would be dead. Can't really get in trouble if you're dead, right?

That you're asking this question therefore suggests that you're considering "attempting" suicide *without* succeeding. (I'd call that more of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Foreclosure for Iowa on
Q: If a property that was deeded to me prior to the death of the mortgage holder is being foreclosed on, am I responsible?

Is the estate holder responsible for the debt?

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Apr 12, 2021

You are not PERSONALLY responsible for paying the mortgage, but if you don’t pay it the lender can foreclose. Also, given that the decedent transferred the property to you prior to death, it is not part of his or her estate. The transfer removed the property from the decedent’s estate and was... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Iowa on
Q: If my name is on the deed to a property with my x boyfriend can I ask for half of the equity to sign off?

my name is not on the mortgage and I have not lived there in the last 5 years.

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Mar 29, 2021

You certainly can demand consideration for your conveyance. But you have not stated the exact estate you have. If the agreed monies are not provided to you, do not sign. The other owner could file a Partition Action against you to sell the property.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Real Estate Law for Iowa on
Q: Do I have to sell my home if co-owner wants to sell.

I was awarded the property in my devorce. Former friend Co signed for a loan for $63,550 5 years ago. To pay off the existing $35,000 and repairs to the home .

he want to sell it with him getting. 1/2 after I refused marrage to him.

Its all I have . Iam on disability.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Mar 28, 2021

Yes. In this situation either owner can force the other owner to sell the property. It is called an action for partition.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Iowa on
Q: Do I need to refile for 864? Green Card Interview in 3 weeks.

My wife applied for aos, I 485 and I 864. I changed jobs during this time to a much higher paying position. All benifits are the same. Our interview is in 3 weeks. Do I need to refile for I 864? Or can I just bring my updating income to the interview?

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Mar 10, 2021

No, but do bring pay stubs from the new job.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Iowa on
Q: I owe back taxes. Should I hire a tax attorney?

My husband passed away 9 months ago. We were five years behind. I have them filed now. I owe quit a bit to the irs.

Eric Steven Day
Eric Steven Day answered on Mar 1, 2021

It depends on how much you owe and some other factors with the innocent spouse possibilities. I would be happy to discuss with you if needs be 702-309-3333

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Iowa on
Q: What do I do if my previous employers hasn't paid the severance promised?

I took a voluntary separation package which I received confirmation that payment would be made within 20 days on Jan 12, 2021. If I'm counting right today is day 22 and I haven't received payment. What can I do? There is no phone number I can find for HR, I only have an email address and... Read more »

Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson answered on Feb 17, 2021

This may be a breach of contract issue, but more information is needed. I would recommend reaching out to an employment law attorney in your state for a consultation.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Iowa on
Q: Do I need to pay I 765 filing fee when I 485 is pending?

We applied for AOS I 485 back in June 2020. Our application is still pending and my wife who is on F1 status, is getting ready to graduate. She is interested in working so we are looking to apply for I 765. Since our I 485 is still pending will our I 765 Fee of $410 be waived? Or do we still need... Read more »

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury answered on Jan 5, 2021

The last sentence of the question you posted is the answer. You do not need to pay for the I-765 but you must show proof of the pending I-485. So when you mail your I765 application, include the Notice you got after you filed for AOS. Best wishes!

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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Iowa on
Q: If the product is made in a youtube video and the product name is changed is that ok?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 23, 2020

An Iowa attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. You may want to repost this under Trademark or related intellectual property categories. The Products Liability category is more about injuries from dangerous or defective products. There's no guarantee all... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Education Law and Family Law for Iowa on
Q: My ex wife has sole custody of our son in wi, I live in Iowa I have had him this school year beside him going to his

Moms a couple of time. On top of this I am paying for child support what should I do

Paul Ylvisaker
Paul Ylvisaker answered on Dec 8, 2020

If the child is going to remain with you, then the appropriate steps would be to;

1. File a Motion to terminate with Court who currently has jurisdiction over the case.

2. Transfer the existing case to your state of residence by Registering the order in the state court in your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Iowa on
Q: how can I find out if someone had a will

My sons sperm donor passed away 2 months ago and I have been told by several people he left his things to our son. The brother will have nothing to do with my son or I and there are no other children

Steven J. Fromm
Steven J. Fromm answered on Nov 19, 2020

If he had a will it would be probated at the register of wills office in the county where he died. Probating a will is a matter of public record and you can get information by calling them (although the pandemic has made this harder). After you get this information, you may need to retain an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Iowa on
Q: Can a business withhold my final check until I give back my uniforms
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 13, 2020

This is something that an Iowa employment attorney would know best. You could try reposting under the Employment Law category for better chances of a reply. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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