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Joseph Jonathan Brophy

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  • I am looking for an attorney with knowledge of the Saudi Arabian probate law documenting the same in a sworn affirmation.

    I am looking for an attorney with knowledge of the Saudi Arabian probate law explaining explaining their understanding of the Saudi Arabian probate process in a sworn document as it pertains to my case.

    Joseph’s Answer

    A few years ago I did some legal work in a probate dispute between NY and Saudi jurisdiction. If I recall correctly, we did have a Saudi legal consultant involved in the case. Call my office Monday and I will see if I can dig the contact out of the closed file.

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  • I filed a complaint with the Texas St Bar. The lawyer I complained about is now threatening to sue me for malicious prosecution.

    Is it ethical for him to threaten me over filing a complaint. He has a long history of threatening litigation.

    Joseph’s Answer

    No, it isn't ethical and you should bring the threat to the attention of the Grievance Committee. A grievance is privileged and it is almost impossible to successfully sue a former client for filing one.

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  • Will the house have to be sold due to death of my mom?

    My mom added my brother to her house when my dad died 10 yrs ago. It was done as a quick claim deed and it is tenancy in common, not joint with survivorship. He has lived there since dad died. My mom just recently died and my brother is the pers...

    Joseph’s Answer

    It's confusing, all right. You need a lawyer to help you sort it out. The best result for you would be to sell the house and spit the money but the person in possession often resists such a move. Even if he is in agreement, you can't do the paperwork without competent legal representation for each of you.
    Don't even think of using the same lawyer as your brother.

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  • Can i file charges against my sister n law for stealing my husbands estate inheritances?

    My husband inherited a house and assets of his parents , his sister stole all the proceeds and then agreed to pay them back and then filed bankruptcy on it. them my husband being a good brother gave her money out of his 401k to save her house agai...

    Joseph’s Answer

    There are too many potential variables in this question to permit a satisfactory answer on Avvo. I am concerned that your husband has put himself in a tough situation by sitting on his rights, but that's just conjecture on my part. Filing criminal charges isn't going to get your husband his money back. You and your husband need to sit down with a good general practice lawyer and go over all the facts and see if there is something that can be done. If you have to pay for an hour or so of legal time to get some advice, it will be money well spent, even if the advice is that it's not practical to sue her.

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  • Why is my lawyer not moving forward with my case

    Personal injury case .. in October his paralegal said all we have to do is finalize your packet by Friday and he will call you.. it's January and his paralegal told me the same thing again. They told me they had everything to move forward ...

    Joseph’s Answer

    There could be a lot of reasons why your case isn't moving. The only person who can give you a satisfactory answer is the lawyer. Paralegals may not know or may not be authorized to tell you any details. It's not unreasonable to ask for five minutes on the phone with your lawyer at this point.

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  • How to get the original surgical pics for the injury evidence?

    These pics demonstrate an unhealed injury . They show that my claim of permanent injury is true. The pics were taken by other surgeon who is not a defendant,but the surgical report does not state the injury ,only the pics showing it and h...

    Joseph’s Answer

    Before you reach this issue, you need to get an attorney to take your case. Then your new attorney can figure it out. It seems that you are referring to MRI images. If so, those are usually available from the facility where they were taken, so if your prior attorney lost the set you gave him, it's more of an inconvenience than a disaster.

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  • Do I have to good he my attorney the right to endorse my name on my checks ?

    I have a personal injusy law suit . it's been going on for two years . my attorney hasn't said anything to me about an amount of the settlement but she wants me to sign power of attorney giving her the right to collect checks and endorse my name o...

    Joseph’s Answer

    It is not unusual for attorneys to ask for power of attorney to endorse checks. But you don't have to agree to this. What is more important is that you need to be informed of all settlement offers, and make sure you understand any offer, and sign the settlement papers yourself. Once you sign off on a settlement, you are almost always bound to it. If you change your mind, you can't get out of it by refusing to sign the check.

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  • Medical malpractice do I have a case

    I went to see my doctor for a to get a check up and told him that my ear was aching a little he told me that I needed them flushed and cleaned. The Doctor then sent his nurse to come clean my ears .The nurse flushed both ears out with some kind of...

    Joseph’s Answer

    It's worth seeing a medical malpractice lawyer. They are generally happy to give free consultations. Don't delay. CA has a short statute of limitations for medical malpractice.

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  • I am having a horrible experience with my personal injury/car accident representation.

    I asked before here, how to remedy that, you all suggested I get a different lawyer. However no one would take another lawyer's case so I was stuck with him. Mind you, I have never been allowed to speak to my representative, just his secretary. ...

    Joseph’s Answer

    If the delay in getting your check is a week or so, it's no big deal. If it's months, that's another matter. Why don't you just ask them to mail it to you with an accounting for fees and expenses that were taken out of it?

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  • Is there a statute of limitations time frame to put in a claim as an heir for a probate proceeding?

    I just found out that there is a probate procedure (in which there is no will present) currently open in NYC in which I might be an heir. I live in Florida and therefore the date as to when this probate proceeding might have been opened is not re...

    Joseph’s Answer

    If there is no will, NY administration procedure requires the person applying for letters of administration to serve citations or to get the consent of every interested party. Unfortunately, if the application does not list all the interested parties correctly, sometimes letters will issue based on false information and without proper notice. You need to contact a probate lawyer in the county where the deceased person resided and ask them to check the court files to see if an application for letters was in fact filed. That's the first step. What you do after that requires legal advice.

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