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Galen J Criscione

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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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  • I am thinking about contesting a will. Will a lawyer work with his fees contingent on winning.

    Or will i have to pay him

    Galen’s Answer

    Some attorneys may accept deferred payment on such a matter. You should contact an attorney on here (or elsewhere) and give the details directly. We are not allowed to give our contact info on here but you may contact any attorney of your choosing.

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  • How do I get myself or a court appointed executor when the named executor does not execute the will?

    I have been going round and round for years now on trying to get my fathers will executed. There is no record of the will in probate court where he lived (Lakeland FL, Polk County) and the lawyer will not respond to me, or my lawyer from here who ...

    Galen’s Answer

    The will would have to be administered in Polk County. You need the original will. You can petition the court to have the executor removed and have another appointed (you, for example, or someone else). There are some attorneys that may take deferred payment on a matter like this. You should contact an attorney directly through avvo as we are not allowed to give our contact info. Hope this helps.

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  • How can I speak with an attorney concerning my Fathers estate? My step mother is lying about a Will, claims there was no Will.

    i saw a copy of the Will, years ago, when he was still in the military. My Father always told me, after he passed away, there would be plenty of money for me, and my Brothers. My Fathers' widow, said there was nothing, a lie

    Galen’s Answer

    You should speak directly with an attorney. You can contact any attorney here on avvo directly. Generally speaking, someone must be able to produce the original will or else the estate is intestate. However that does not mean you are not entitled to anything. I think an attorney can help you.

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  • I have an s corp in illinois, broker is suing me for cargo that was stolen, but i don't have the money

    I have an s corp small trucking company in illinois, last summer an individual contractor(owner operator) was a trailer with cargo stolen. My insurance wouldnt cover it because of "driver negligence" so after months the broker is suing my company ...

    Galen’s Answer

    You would hire a Florida licensed litigation attorney to defend the case.

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  • Do i need to accept a 75/25 split liability settlement if i want to get any money for my auto repairs even if i wasn't at fault

    I was driving down a street with no stop signs or light signals in a residential area so speed was about 20-30 mph other driver ran a stop sign and crashed in to my vehicle on the driver side. Damage to my vehicle exceeds 10k its totaled, point o...

    Galen’s Answer

    Insurance companies will often try to make settlement offers directly with drivers and almost all of them are unfair offers. When insurance companies see clients are not represented by attorneys, they usually take advantage as they appear to here in your situation. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you with negotiations on not only the bodily injury claim but also your property damage claim. In many instances, we as attorneys have contacts that help you appraise the value of the damage to your vehicle higher than the insurance company thinks your car is worth. I do this on a daily basis. I hope this is helpful.

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  • I need a real estate lawyer in the Bradenton, FL area.

    My mother in law wishes to transfer her home located in NY State to her son who lives in the home. Does she need a lawyer certified or licensed in NY or can a FL lawyer represent her?

    Galen’s Answer

    If the transfer is in NY she needs a NY licensed attorney.

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  • Wrongful term/retaliation

    I am in St. Pete FL and was terminated from a multimillion family owned business after going to HR with some sensitive information about my manager. There is a lot of detail to the story and in have everything from emails, video, recording, etc. ...

    Galen’s Answer

    I am certain that you can get an attorney to at least evaluate your case for free. We cannot solciit clients to directly contact us on avvo but you can directly contact any attorney you wish.

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