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  • What type of lawyer do I find for that ?

    I'm being sued for something that is not my property .

    Richard’s Answer

    Confer in person with an experienced general practice lawyer. Bring the summons and complaint with you to the meeting.

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  • I received an order to compel to answer interogatorry jan 29. I have 15 days. what is my deadline date. what if i dont answer?

    How do I count response days? I received an order to compel to answer interogatorry on the 29th of jan. It stated i have 15 days to repsond. Does that include the weekends or just business days. If I dont respond what happens?

    Richard’s Answer

    Weekends typically count. Consult with an attorney immediately. You may be able to seek an extension of time from the opposing attorney or the court for cause. If you do, be sure to get it in writing. If you ignore the order to compel there may be immediate adverse consequences. Otherwise, a further motion may be made for imposition of sanctions. You could face a range of penalties including imposition of attorney's fees and costs and the striking of your filed pleadings in the action.

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  • Should I hire a lawyer?

    Dentist has been harassing me with papers from lawyers in an attempt to collect money from me. He is stating that I did not have insurance to cover the cost of services done. I have never NOT had health & dental insurance. He is now threatening me...

    Richard’s Answer

    There may be a judgment entered against you. Do not wait. See a lawyer immediately about your best alternatives. Bring the information subpoena with you to the meeting.

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  • Can you legally go after the property of both the husband and the wife when you win a judgement against one person?

    I am thinking about the pros and cons of trial. If you successfully win a lawsuit and you find out that the plaintiffs spouse is listed as a trustee can you do anything to go after it in a judgement?

    Richard’s Answer

    Assuming you win at trial, a judgment against one spouse does not translate to a judgment against the other spouse. Your further question concerning trustee status is unclear and should be fleshed out in a give and take meeting with an experienced trial lawyer understanding judgment enforcement in a confidential office setting. Good luck to you.

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  • What happens if I leave the country in debt?

    I am an international student and live on scholarship. My income is below 2000 per month. My only asset is a cheap car. I caused a water damage to the apartment two years ago. And I did not have renter's insurance at that time. One lawyer contacte...

    Richard’s Answer

    Even if the debt cannot be enforced in your country--you should get solid legal advice on this based on the type of debt and international treaties-- you are better off not leaving such a large judgment behind. Consult with a New York bankruptcy lawyer in confidence about your options before you leave. Try to resolve these issues if you can but don't ignore them.

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  • Is it lawful for a condo owner to pay for non occupancy fees? The bylaws were just admended to add this in. Please help me.

    I own a condo in Bergen County NJ, the board members are alittle bit over board, they are 5 good friends that have lived in the community a long time and thinks of many ways to make money from other unit owners. They recently amended the by laws t...

    Richard’s Answer

    Arrange to meet in confidence with an experienced New Jersey real property litigator. Be sure to bring the documents and recently amended bylaws with you to the meeting. I changed the category to Real Estate Law so other lawyers may weigh in.

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  • What do you think i should do and how ?

    i was hospitalized for 4 days with chronic hbp and congestive heart failure and on the thrid day i went for heart echo and the male technician touch me sexually and had my hand sexually placed in his lap. there was no assistant in there at all. af...

    Richard’s Answer

    You can meet with an experienced medical malpractice attorney. Many offer free consultations. It is unclear whether your facts would support a malpractice claim. In any case, if you feel you were abused and unfairly labeled you should report this situation to both your personal physician and to the police.

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  • Do I have to pay that 4000 even though he didn't show up and the charge of me hitting him was dropped?

    I was in a wreck last may, and I had no information on the guy I hit the insurance company never contacted me nor did the guy. I went to court but he didn't show up I was guilty of no insurance but he didnt show up to court and his insurance nev...

    Richard’s Answer

    Suggest you send a certified letter, RRR, to the collector who contacted you disputing the debt. Request the papers supporting the claim and who the collection agent represents. If you still have questions after getting this information, then meet with an injury or debt lawyer in Kansas City.Do not ignore this. The longer you wait the more your credit may be adversely affected. Good luck in getting the matter sorted out.

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  • How long are full records kept in the system?

    Are full bankruptcy records removed from the public if over 10 years old? I don't mean record that you filed, but the full bankruptcy records.

    Richard’s Answer

    Not automatically, no. Sometimes the records continue to be searchable and available on PACER for many more years. Credit reporting under federal law and rules is another matter. Bankruptcy records should be removable from credit reports after 10 years. In in doubt see an attorney about your particular facts and circumstances. You might also post this question under Credit Repair.

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  • I will do motion to renew and re-argue, but is that my argument? Do I need to stand in front of the judge or is it submission?

    Long story short, my lawyer never submitted documents to prove fraud for my overcharge claim. Now I was told I have to do a motion to renew and re-argue. My question is, when I submit this motion is it used as my argument why the judge should over...

    Richard’s Answer

    If the court rules and the judge's own rules permit it, the papers can typically be submitted without appearance.s or oral argument. But in your case it may be worthwhile to engage a lawyer to argue this and advocate for you to the court beyond the papers submitted. Good luck to you.

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