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Robert Stumpf’s Answers

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  • Based on gay marriage Supreme Court ruling. Is it legal to carry a firearm? 14th amendment

    The Supreme Court ruled that the laws can't apply to some but not all . Now apply this to 2a

    Robert’s Answer

    Don't be silly. The gay marriage ruling has nothing to do with guns.

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  • My house is being foreclosed on. If my ex and I are on the deed, but he refinanced in his name only, can he file a deed in lieu?

    The divorce decree stated he should pay mortgage and taxes in lieu of child support. He cashed 97 thousand of an open HELOC 3 weeks after he walked out. I was awarded the house which was to be sold in Sept 2017 when our youngest turned 22.He stopp...

    Robert’s Answer

    You are in a tough position. Based on what you've said, your husband can't simply stop making payments on the mortgage if he feels like it...not only is he breaking your divorce stipulation/court order, he might be found to be in contempt of court if he is purposely trying to make you lose the house. But none of that matters to the bank, they want to get paid.

    To your questions a) you would have to sign a deed if you are on the current deed, and b) there are things, including a bankruptcy filing or a show cause order to the judge in the foreclosure (or perhaps the divorce case) but those things would require a lawyer. Eventually, I think you have to find a way to pursue your husband for the payments he is not making, and if he's broke, that might be difficult.

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  • Will immigration reform pass this year if not than what will happen

    will us immigration reform pass this year if not than what will happen next ?they have issue about 11 million illegal people will fail on this debt cancel all other reform section cancel too . if it does get pass when will be the effective date....

    Robert’s Answer

    I think it's very unlikely to pass this year, it will come up in future years, of course....but there is no way to know what any future "effective date" would be.

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  • I owe 5000.00 in new york state income taxes. my only income is ssd. can my check be garnished?

    i have no savings. i live in a rental apartment. i live on ssd. from check to check. i moved to pa. now. i can not pay any money that is owed. what can happen to me?

    Robert’s Answer

    I don't believe NYS would go after your SS, no. Why don't you file a hardship claim with them, if the money is noncollectable?

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  • Is there anyway I can file paperwork to contest my late father's estate. I am not able to afford an attorney .

    My mother contacted an attorney and she said everything belongs to her. There was not a will.

    Robert’s Answer

    But you must be contesting the estate because there is money involved? Maybe an attorney could work on a contingency, if you have a good case?

    But anyway, if your father was survived by his wife, she probably (in any state) would probably inherit, all else being equal. I don't know about "everything" but it would of course depend on the circumstances.

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  • Notary for settlement form

    Ok I just got my settlement form and want and got it notary. And the person stamp is exp.but they cross it out and update date on it is this ok I show my id and everything I am guessing they didn't buy new stamp

    Robert’s Answer

    Yes, that's done all the time. I do ti myself, I am too cheap to buy a new stamp :)

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  • What happens when I turn my car back to the bank?

    I owe 27,999. car worth about 21,000 by Ally Financial. What happens if i tell them I filed bankruptsy. will they list it as wrote off on my credit even tho i am handing it in to them. Or will it show on my credit as volentary surrender. Does...

    Robert’s Answer

    It shouldn't appear on your credit at all after you file bankruptcy.

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  • If a home contractor who is hired to repair a small roof leak is not licensed in NYC to do home improvement and misrepresents

    to a home owner that a product they are using in their paint job is going to stop a roof leak, and then threatens a mechanic lien on any unpaid work that was performed in NYC, can they successfully file a mechanics lien or alternatively would they...

    Robert’s Answer

    No, you are not supposed to file a Mechanic's Lien in NYC if you are not licensed here or are otherwise authorized to business in NY. If there is one already, you can have it removed.

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  • My parents owned a condo in Florida, & have both passed away. They were NY residents, so their will was probated in NY. I want

    My parents owned a condo in Century Village, in Boca Raton, Florida, & have both passed away. They were NY residents, so their will was probated in NY. I want to sell it. 1 Do I need to have title transferred to me before I can sell the co...

    Robert’s Answer

    I believe you need to have what is called an ancillary probate in Florida to title the property to the estate so you can then sell it. A Fla probate attorney can help you do this.

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  • Is there common law marriage in Illinois

    sons girlfriend is telling him there is no common law marriage in Illinois, they have been together for 5 years

    Robert’s Answer

    Not an IL attorney, but I think the answer is no.

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