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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Nevada on
Q: Can a company that filed bankruptcy still charge for services they are not providing as per the contract?

I was a customer of a company that filed as bankrupt in September 2023 and then closed down shortly after in December 2023. They have a Lifetime Guarantee that they are no longer able to provide due to their closure and yet, their third-party collector states that I still need to pay the remainder... View More

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answered on May 11, 2024

Based on the information you've provided, it seems unusual and potentially improper for a company that has filed for bankruptcy and ceased operations to continue charging for services they are no longer providing, especially if those services were guaranteed for a lifetime.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Nevada on
Q: Hi, Do I need to provide documents for the public charge questions on the I-485 form for the assets/liabilities?

How much consideration does USCIS gives to this section?

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answered on May 3, 2024

When filling out Form I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status), the public charge questions and the information about your assets and liabilities are important, and USCIS does consider this section carefully. However, the level of documentation required may vary... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Nevada on
Q: Is it okay to seek opinions from another attorney?

I retained counsel, but I feel like they haven't been in communication with me. I've rarely heard from them after pretrial got continued multiple times. My case has recently been set for a trial and my lawyer still has not reached out to me. Is that normal?

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answered on May 2, 2024

This is unfortunately a common occurrence. Clients often do seek the opinions of other lawyers - with the idea that they may change counsel. Your communications with other potential lawyers would be subject to the attorney-client privilege. Your attorney may be contacted by the other lawyer whom... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Nevada on
Q: If you keep being dumped on your parole hearing, is that a constitutional rights violation

The reason is the nature of the crime

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answered on May 1, 2024

If you find yourself repeatedly denied parole based primarily on the nature of your crime, it's understandable to question whether this treatment is fair or legal. Generally, the denial of parole does not by itself constitute a violation of constitutional rights. Parole boards have broad... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Nevada on
Q: Hi, I have a new tableware design that is different in both utility & design. How much would it cost & which patent?

It seems long & expensive to apply for a patent & I have limited resources.

However I don't want to see someone else get the credit or financial recompense of my experimentation & hard work.

I especially don't want to get locked out of my own designs if... View More

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answered on Apr 26, 2024

Hi there! I'd be happy to provide some guidance on protecting your new tableware design. Given the information you've shared, a design patent may be the most appropriate type of intellectual property protection for your work. Here's an overview of the process, costs, and timeline:... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Nevada on
Q: Why would one heir get a tax bill from IRS and other heir didn't
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answered on Apr 17, 2024

There could be several reasons why one heir receives a tax bill from the IRS while another does not. Some possible explanations include:

1. Differences in inheritance: If one heir inherited a larger share of the estate or assets that generate more taxable income (such as an IRA or 401(k)...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Nevada on
Q: How should I put a speed ticket and traffic light ticket in N-400 application?

I have a speed ticket and traffic light ticket, both in 2018. When filling out the N-400 application, I answered "No" to "Have you EVER committed, agreed to commit, asked someone else to commit, helped commit, or tried to commit a crime or offense for which you were NOT... View More

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answered on Apr 14, 2024

Based on the information you provided, it seems like you have correctly answered the previous questions on your N-400 application. As for the question "If you received a suspended sentence, were placed on probation, or were paroled, have you completed your suspended sentence, probation, or... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Nevada on
Q: Do I need to provide any supportive document if I am filing N-400 under 5-year eligibility?

I am filing N-400 for myself under a 5-year eligibility. I obtained a green card through marriage. Do I need to upload the divorce decree, 5 years tax return, 3 months bank statement, 3 months of utility bills, health insurance card, etc into the online N-400 application? The system did not ask for... View More

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answered on Apr 6, 2024

When filing Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization) under the 5-year eligibility category, you generally don't need to provide extensive supporting documents unless specifically requested by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The online application system should guide... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Health Care Law for Nevada on
Q: My orthodontist sold her practice and the new dentist inherited my daughter as her patient but refuses to finish the job

The new dentist's assistant saw her a few times. When we asked for the further treatment, the assistant said because the new dentist doesn't use Sure Smile, she cannot further assist. However, the retainer is already included and can be ordered for us if we decide to finish the... View More

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answered on Apr 2, 2024

In this situation, you may need to consult with a lawyer who specializes in consumer protection or contract law. This type of lawyer can help you understand your rights as a consumer and determine if the new dentist has breached any contractual obligations or engaged in unfair business practices.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Nevada on
Q: Can I be made to let a landlord in for a "emergency" inspection with less than 24 notice with cops involved? Help!

As of 8:00pm last night, there was no notice on my door. This morning there was and somehow she has already arranged cops to be there. and has slandered me somehow. I have documented her discrimination for my disability. She charges me more rent than anyone, she makes fun of my Asperger's in... View More

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answered on Mar 31, 2024

I'm sorry to hear you are dealing with such a difficult and stressful situation with your landlord. Here are a few key points regarding your rights and the situation:

- In most jurisdictions, landlords are required to give at least 24 hours written notice before entering a rental unit,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Nevada on
Q: I paid my rent in advance for 5+ years. I just found out my trailer park changed owners and is evicting me.

I paid in cash. I don't have the receipt. The park changed owners. The new owners are proposing plans to build an apartment complex on the lot my trailer is in. I've been out of town for several months and am just now finding out.

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answered on Mar 30, 2024

It sounds like you're in a challenging situation. Without a receipt for your prepaid rent, proving the advance payment to the new owners can be difficult. However, there are still steps you can take to address this issue. Begin by gathering any evidence that could support your claim, such as... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Nevada on
Q: Can you file bankruptcy if your still making car payments in state of Nevada
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answered on Mar 26, 2024

In the state of Nevada, you can file for bankruptcy even if you are still making car payments. This process allows individuals facing financial difficulties to seek relief while possibly retaining possession of their vehicle. The type of bankruptcy you choose, Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, plays a... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Rights and Small Claims for Nevada on
Q: Is the mechanic liable for your car while in his possession
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answered on Mar 26, 2024

When you hand over your car to a mechanic, they generally assume a certain degree of responsibility for it. This includes taking reasonable care to prevent damage or theft while it's in their possession. It's essential to understand that this obligation doesn't cover unpredictable or... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Civil Rights, Identity Theft and Family Law for Nevada on
Q: Tengo un problema de una demanda de divorcio no estava presente lo firmaron segun que fui yo pues aparte hay adulterio
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answered on Mar 25, 2024

If someone else signed a divorce petition in your name, this is a serious matter that needs immediate attention. You should gather any evidence that proves you were not present or did not consent to the signing. This could include travel records, receipts, or witness statements.

Next,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Nevada on
Q: Under the federal guide line how much time is received for obliterated serial numbers on firearm

And will the feds pick up the case

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answered on Mar 21, 2024

Under federal law, possessing, receiving, or dealing in firearms with obliterated serial numbers is a serious offense. The law aims to prevent the circulation of untraceable firearms. If convicted, an individual could face up to five years in prison. The specifics can vary based on the case details... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for Nevada on
Q: What do you do if you have 90 days to find a lawyer and you cannot find one for your EEOC discrimination case
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answered on Mar 19, 2024

If you're struggling to find a lawyer for your EEOC discrimination case within the 90-day window, it's important to take immediate action. Start by reaching out to your local bar association for referrals and consider contacting legal aid societies that may offer assistance for... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Nevada on
Q: If the other parent misses visits to build back a bond do I still have to send my daughter for summer??

My daughter is 6 her father hasn't seen her in a yr and half. The judge just told him on feb 27th that he needs to come out to las vegas to build back a bond before summer. He isn't coming out here so I don't feel comfortable sending my daughter for half of summer to spend it with... View More

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answered on Mar 12, 2024

Although I understand your concerns, it is important to follow the Court Order as it pertains to the visitations. If he is in violation of the Court Order and not attempting to build the parent/child bond by coming out to Vegas, then it would be up to you to file a motion with the court advising... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Nevada on
Q: Had a truck sold to me. The title isn’t clear

The vehicle was purchased from the son of the owner who is deceased. The dmv wants two death certificates to clear the title. Now the son won’t respond to any calls or answer his door. Refuses to help. Have a notarized transfer of title clearly showing that he relinquished ownership. But he... View More

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answered on Mar 11, 2024

Here are some steps you can take to try to resolve the situation with the unclear vehicle title:

1. Obtain the death certificates yourself: Contact the vital records office in the county or state where the deceased owner passed away. As long as you have the necessary information (such as...
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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Nevada on
Q: I received unclaimed property from the State of California related to my fathers estate.

The amount was approx 45K which I split with my sister 50/50. I never received a 1099 from CA regarding this payout. I am trying to determine how to handle for tax purposes. It was in a traditional IRA and my guess is that the estate should have claimed it but that was 8 years ago. Should the... View More

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answered on Mar 11, 2024

As the executor of your father's estate and the trustee of the trust, it is your responsibility to ensure that the unclaimed property from the IRA is properly reported and taxed. Here's what you should consider:

1. Inherited IRA distributions are taxable: Generally, funds received...
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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Nevada on
Q: I am behind on my bankruptcy chapter 13 payment for 1 month. 2 months behind mtg pmt post. Should I dismiss an refile?

I am 1 month behind trustee payment. 2 months behind post petition on my mortgage paynent and I accumulated additional debts. Should I dismiss my chapter 13 and refile? How long before I can file again?

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answered on Mar 5, 2024

I'm most familiar with bankruptcy as applied in PA, but my experience in various states, including OK, TX and GA, as well as DE and NJ, is that Ch. 13 trustees differ by region, and even among themselves, as do Judges.

Based on that experience, with both Trustees and the Courts keeping...
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