Texas Consumer Law Questions & Answers

Q: I am needing an attorney to write a demand letter for me dealing with a Verizon Wireless Store in Conroe, Texas .

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Texas on
Answered on Dec 19, 2018
Roy Lee Warren's answer
Hi Mr. Ward, I will see if I can at least point you in the right direction in case no one else can help you. First, you may find the answers you are looking for in the first few pages of the phone book. It is a great resource for the laws and regulatory agencies that govern phone companies. Also I will provide a link to legal aid type of help that assist people with situations you are faced with. The link is:...

Q: Can Conn’s report negivatity on your credit report that is false & say they can’t remove it?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Immigration Law for Texas on
Answered on Nov 12, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
File a notice of dispute with each credit reporting agency. Calling a local consumer law attorney may help. Good luck.

Q: I've had a judgement on me revived and now it appears they want to take garnishments. What can I do to stop this, pay?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law and Collections for Texas on
Answered on Nov 7, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Depending on your divorce settlement agreement, you may get some relief in the divorce court. Depending on your financial situation, you might be able to negotiate a settlement of the amount. Also depending on your financial situation, you might be eligible to file bankruptcy and discharge the debt completely. Talk to a competent bankruptcy attorney asap and see what is your best option.

Q: Am on SSD and being sued by debt collectors what can I do? Only one has filed suit against me so far.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Consumer Law for Texas on
Answered on Oct 19, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Find a local bankruptcy attorney, file your petition and get some debt relief.

Q: Is it true WC doesnt do settlements in Texas.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Texas on
Answered on Oct 17, 2018
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer
You need to consult with a Worker's Comp attorney privately as soon as possible.

Q: car for sale just sitting

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Texas on
Answered on Oct 16, 2018
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer
I think you should move on and find another car to buy. Let the city or correct jurisdiction handle the abandoned vehicle. If you take it, you'll be committing theft.

Q: SHOULD I HIRE A ATOORNEY FOR THE PROBLEMS WITH MY NEW MOBILE HOME. ITS A TURD THE COMPANY IS TRYING TO JUST PATCH.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Texas on
Answered on Oct 16, 2018
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer
Copy and paste the two links below (sorry I don't know how to get them to show as "active" links). You may find some answers to your questions and hopefully some relief.

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https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/consumer-protection

Q: Can i sue a department store that had flickering lights which triggered a seizure in my daughter who is epileptic?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Civil Litigation for Texas on
Answered on Oct 14, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
I do not practice in Texas, but your question has not been picked up in four weeks. You could consult with a Texas attorney to examine the viability of legal action. I hope your daughter is okay. Whether or not an attorney would be interested in handling the case, at the very least, you could learn the timeframes and statutes of limitations within which action would be necessary to preserve your daughter’s legal rights.

Tim Akpinar

Q: Is it illegal for an 18 year old to date a 14 year old in Texas

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Elder Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Answered on Aug 30, 2018
Roy Lee Warren's answer
Of course, but no "hanky panky". Sexual contact is illegal so no sexting either.

Q: I took 2 days off work which cost me about $1000 to get my house painted, the contractor didn't show up, can I sue lost

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Small Claims and Contracts for Texas on
Answered on Aug 24, 2018
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer
It will depend on your contract; however, most likely not.

Q: Student Loan Co-Signer Died without Will

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Texas on
Answered on Aug 24, 2018
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer
I cannot give advice on Nebraska law; however, in Texas there is a specific process the creditors must go through in order to validate debt. Consult with a probate attorney in Nebraska as the estate may need to go through a proper court process.

Q: My mother is a check fraud victim, what next?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Texas on
Answered on Aug 21, 2018
Paul Looney's answer
Go to the bank and complete a fraud affidavit. The bank should begin refunding stolen funds. Change your credit cards, bank cards, etc. The bank can handle that off the top. Consequences? There should be none after it is established the bank recognizes the fraud. Hope this has been helpful, and good luck.

Q: I recently paid my rent for it to be rejected even after I got a confirmation number and 5 days later...

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Texas on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
Paul Looney's answer
You have a fact dispute, whether you paid rent with NSF funds. Get your proof from your bank. Take the notice to the landlord and try to resolve the matter. The whole thing will end up in Justice Court if you cannot resolve it with the landlord. Yours is a question of "proof", not "law". Settle the facts on your side and this should go away.

Q: If a person is in the 2nd to last or last stages of Parkinson's or Alzheimer's would he be legally able to sign mortgage

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Elder Law, Probate and White Collar Crime for Texas on
Answered on Jul 7, 2018
Terry Lynn Garrett's answer
A person suffering from dementia usually has a doctor's diagnosis. When dementia is first diagnosed, the person likely still has legal capacity to sign a Will, a Medical Power of Attorney and similar documents. Whether the person still has legal capacity to sign a Durable Power of Attorney varies.

Whether your father had legal capacity to sign the documents at the time he signed them cannot be assessed without reference to his medical records.

How do you know that the...

Q: Can a vet keep my dog legally bc I can't pay?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Animal / Dog Law for Texas on
Answered on Jun 13, 2018
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer
Check the Texas property statute for more specific information; however, generally speaking, vets do obtain an automatic lien on any services performed. You may be able to work out a payment plan with them.

Q: My nc biller charges me a %. I’m a dentist in Texas. Is this fee splitting? I just became aware of this term fs.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Texas on
Answered on Jun 13, 2018
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer
Check with your dental board as they should have an ethics section with someone who can answer this for you. For lawyers flee-splitting is constantly changing in definition, i.e. if we work through online company answering questions for money, etc. It seems the States are all taking different positions. I can tell you if it were me, I would check with my State Board first.

Q: Lent item, asked for item back. They will not meet at mutually agreeable location, only time and place they choose.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Jun 7, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
You may talk with the police about filing criminal charges, you may file a civil suit for the return of the item, or you can just move on with your life. Good luck.

Q: I had my slab foundation repaired in Nov. 2010. I am having problems again. I have guarantee on their work.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Texas on
Answered on Apr 9, 2018
Roy Lee Warren's answer
I am sorry for your troubles. You may have to hire an expert to give an opinion whether the additional work is a "new area" or from the same area where work was done before. That is the only way you will know for sure. Also look to the contract to make sure hat is covered. Good luck to you.

Q: I have a question in regards to selling your time.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Products Liability and Tax Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 7, 2018
Gary D. Peak's answer
If you are asking whether it is illegal if the money wasn't for sex, the answer is no it is not illegal.

Now, it may be difficult to convince law enforcement the first 4 hours was what was paid for and any sex after the 4 hours wasn't. But, I like the argument.

Q: Why if u make a payment on a payday loan ones a month I’m still owning the same ! Nothing added to principal its legal ?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 5, 2018
Roy Lee Warren's answer
I am sorry for your situation. Unfortunately most of those that loan money on payday loans charge an exorbitant interest rate, so yes that sounds about right. However without the particulars (interest rate, balance and date you took loan out) it is impossible for me to answer you. Growing up I watched unfortunate relatives obtain those type of loans so I promised myself to never do that. Luckily I have not but I understand sometimes life gets in the way. While in law school my wife and I were...

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