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Galen J Criscione

Galen Criscione’s Answers

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  • How do I file a lawsuit?

    I have a canadaian client who has been stealing from me. I own a business and sell hair and they ordered thousands of dollars worth of hair and once they receive it they dispute it with their bank and get the funds back. So they get the money and ...

    Galen’s Answer

    So you have not been paid for the hair you sold them? Have you sent invoices? You should retain an attorney to threaten them/sue them. You should contact an attorney directly.

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  • Father died. Sister is taking over assets. Will not disclose if there is a will. She is having her 26 yr. Old son work on house

    To sell. I am eldest son. Sister has never worked. Not married. No will filed since 2000 in essex county records. She is living in house w/son. She says her son is the "executor". I need to take a role in the estate inheritance allocations. how d...

    Galen’s Answer

    The will would have been probated where your father died. If there is no will in Essex County Surrogates Court and that is where he died it is unlikely a will has been probated. If there is no will, you would be entitled to an equal share of the estate as your sister. You should consult an attorney one on one.

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  • Do I need an attorney?

    Can my brother legally force me to sale our inherited home while depriving me access to it? His lawyer threatened me that he would force .me to sale in court. I want to sale but won't sign a sales contract until I can verify that the contents, ve...

    Galen’s Answer

    I think that if he has an attorney, you should get an attorney as well so that you are on equal footing with this thing.

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  • Will a lawyer help me on a contingent basis with a civil suit

    My cousin was put in charge of my mothers estate. She had equity in her properties. My cousin has not kept me informed of anything for two years now since his taking over the estate. He refused to return money to me that I paid toward the fu...

    Galen’s Answer

    Were you a beneficiary of the estate? Was there a will? You might be able to find an attorney who can defer payment until resolution. You should contact an attorney on avvo directly to discuss the matter.

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  • What type of lawyer do I need?

    I was sucker punched by someone who had been harassing me for weeks, he shattered bones in my face. I now have four plates, sixteen screws through four incisions, and nerve damage.

    Galen’s Answer

    You should find a personal injury attorney. You should contact an attorney here on avvo for a free consultation. We can't solicit business as attorneys but you can choose any one that you think would be suitable to evaluate your case.

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  • Should I file bankruptcy

    years ago someone Co signed a private student loan for me . our relationship went south and due to my poor life choices I was unable to pay the loan. this person has won a personal judgement against me for nearly 50,000 dollars after interest and ...

    Galen’s Answer

    It sounds like you may be a good candidate for bankruptcy. There are factors to look at such as income (you said you are unemployed so that is probably not an issue) and assets (house, car, etc). I would speak directly with an attorney for a consult. We are not allowed to directly solicit on avvo but you can contact any attorney on here directly if you wish.

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  • Administrator is allowing property to fall into disrepair As a beneficiary do I have the right to inspect and be given access?

    no will... the reason for the estate administrator...

    Galen’s Answer

    If the administrator is not doing his/her job you can petition to have them removed and have someone else (such as yourself) replaced as the administrator.

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  • Too late to answer debt collection summons ?

    Received debt collection summons at our door - no explanation, didn't sign for it, it's not dated, not signed - said "this is an attempt to collect a debt" at the end - and it's an unfamiliar account. Received a couple debt collection letters re...

    Galen’s Answer

    Not necessarily - since it is only Tuesday after the Saturday you received it and Monday was a holiday you should still try to answer it. Even if you took another week I would suggest answering it as debt collection firms are not likely to get a default that quickly. Speak with an attorney directly about it and show him/her the summons.

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  • Civil attorney

    Invested $40,000 in my brothers company with the promise of beingt paid 15% a year and he has failed to pay me for several months. As far as I'm concerned, he had defaulted on the loan and I expect the investment sum to be returned.

    Galen’s Answer

    Have an attorney review the contract between you and your brother and discuss options of how to proceed.

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