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Bruce H Raymond

Bruce Raymond’s Answers

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  • I am going to loan money to a friend and the money is going to be returned to me at the time of her death when her condo is sold

    Do I need a lawyer to make sure money is returned to me or can all people involved sign a contract and have the contract notarized. Is this legal and binding?

    Bruce’s Answer

    The best way to address this is through a will. A will is a good thing to have and this promise ot pay can be addressed. Most lawyers charge a modest fee for prepapring a simple will. You would also need a promissory note which should be recorded as a mortgage on the land records to secure payment. The combination of promissory note, mortgage recorded in the land records and will could be accomplished with relative ease at modest expense. Good luck.

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  • What type of lawyer do I need to hire to get a school bus stop changed to a safer area

    My daughter had a hearing and they refused to change the bus stop. This year he is in first grade he still has to walk to the bus stop and he is picked up at 7:39am and gets to school at 8:45. That means that he has to leave his house by 7:15am...

    Bruce’s Answer

    The type of lawyer would be education. The school board likely has jurusdiction over this issue. Follow up with details on a better alternative may be the best approach which can be done without a lawyer. It will be important to learn whether this child's travel time is greater than other children as the school has to balance the needs of all kids as equally and practically as they can. Good luck.

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  • My mom has been using my social security to get cellphone bills under my name and has stopped paying them, can i sue her?

    Im 17 ans she has been using my soical security since i was 10 for other bills buit rrecently she has about 3 cellphone bills that she refuses to pay. Im turning 18 soon ans i dont want my credit to be horrible before i can actually get a credit. ...

    Bruce’s Answer

    You can report this to the police as identity theft and can likely get this behavior changed. As a minor, you lack the capacity to sue without a parent or guardian. When you turn 18, you can sue. You can also report this to the credit agencies to protect your credit which is very valuable. A better approach may be to give mom a chance to do right before taking any of these actions. Good luck.

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  • My ex-finace has the computer and i am paying the bill, how do i get him to pay or get the computer back?

    My ex bought a computer using my already open dell account, we were engaged so it was no biggie, but when we broke up he took the computer and said he would send me money to pay for it, I cant get in contact with him and his family says they dont ...

    Bruce’s Answer

    You may pursue a remedy in small claims court against him. A promise to pay is a contract and failure to pay is a breach. You will need to locate him in order to serve him with the court papers. There are many ways on the internet to locate people. Even if you win in court, collecting the judgment may be a problem. You may also contact the creditor and indicate that the charge is disputed.

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  • While married husband and wife owned a business, can wife use the business name without ex husband's permission

    I am divorced and while I was married we owned a business and I wanted the name of the busniess back and my exhusben said I had no rights and I just found prof that I did have rights but I am divorced four years is it to late to sew him for this?

    Bruce’s Answer

    If the name was not trademarked previously you could obtain superior rights to use the name now. A secondary question is whether the name can be trademarked. You should re-examine the divorce orders and see if the ownership of the name was addressed (as it should have been). A lawyer may assist you in sorting this out.

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  • Vendor dispute - refusal to release property that we own.

    Hi -- Our company has been doing business with a vendor that handled our trade show exhibits, all of which we own outright. We have been displeased with their service and charges, and plan to move our account to another company. At the moment we d...

    Bruce’s Answer

    Whether the vendor has a right to keep possession of your displays depends on what your agreement (contract) says. A good strategy is to ask the company to identify the legal basis upon which they claim a right to keep possession of your property. If they do not have a valid basis for doing so, it may qualify as an unfair trade practice subjecting them to a possibility of multiple damages and attorneys’ fees. If you do not dispute the invoices, a practical answer may be to pay up, get your displays and move on. I wish you good luck in resolving the dispute. I have included a link to the CT Attorney General's website which has information on unfair trade practices.
    http://www.ct.gov/ag/site/default.asp

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  • Can I prevent my child's father from seeing the child because he is behind on child support payments in state of CT

    i am a single parent whos childs father doesnt pay child support but theres a court order for it, does he still have full parental rights?

    Bruce’s Answer

    The right to visitation is generally not directly linked to the order to pay child support. You should not violate the court's order on visitation, but there is nothing wrong with aggressively pursuing payments owed for child support. Here is a link to the CT Child Support Enforcement page. Good luck with your situation.

    http://www.jud.ct.gov/childsupport/

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  • Accident insurance and diminished value

    On Dec 2, 2008, a man backed into my new 2009 hundai sonata in the parking garage of the government center in Stamford ,CT. A witness saw the whole thing and left a note on my windshield detailing the whole incident, even giving the plate number ...

    Bruce’s Answer

    Send a certified letter to the other driver's insurer with a copy of the police report and witness statement and demand that they authorize the repair. IF you do not get immediate relief, consider calling the CT INsurance Commission. Good Luck. Here is a link to the commission. http://www.ct.gov/cid/site/default.asp

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