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Sammid J Mansoor

Leesburg Estate Planning Attorney.

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  1. Is it legal to get a ticket for speeding at the bottom of a hill?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Mitchell Mead Wells
    2. Sammid J Mansoor
    3. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    3 lawyer answers

    The speed limit is the limit. If you gained speed as a result of the hill, you had a duty to apply your brakes and reduce speed to comply with the law. That being said you may have other defenses available to you with regards to the measuring devices employed by the police in this situation. You should check with an attorney in your area to see what is available. Sam Mansoor 50 Catoctin Cir NE #301 Leesburg, VA 20176

  2. I paid $1000 deposit for a handyman to remodel a bathroom.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Sammid J Mansoor
    1 lawyer answer

    Okay, I am assuming that you did not have a written contract. First determine WHO? Before you can get your money back, you need to determine who is responsible for returning the money. You indicated that the check was written out to his wife. Have you contacted your banking institution to verify who received and endorsed the check? Some of the details on the endorsement may point you in the direction of who to file an action against. Have you checked http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/...

  3. How can I get my $1000.00 deposit returned

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Sammid J Mansoor
    1 lawyer answer

    There are several web sites on the internet that search and report public records. They may have the information that you seek. See answer to your previous question for additional information. Sam Mansoor, Attorney Mansoor Law Firm, PLLC 50 Catoctin Circle NE #301 Leesburg, VA 20176 (703) 404-7733 Disclaimer The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision & should not be based solely upon advertisements. This site presents general information & is not intended as legal...

  4. For remodeling my master bathroom I hired a contractor who keeps disagreeing with my ideas and tends to argue with me.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Sammid J Mansoor
    1 lawyer answer

    Parties are free to contract in any legal manner that they wish. Besides the standard contract elements of “offer”, “acceptance” and “consideration”, what you will need to show is that you and the contractor had a "meeting of the minds" and that the items which were contracted for were the items that were received. Written Contract First evaluate whether you have a contract with the contractor. In the contract you should have indicated a scope of the work. The scope of the work should have...

  5. What to file in circuit court to collect on a 75,000.00 prommissory note

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Sammid J Mansoor
    2. Mitchell Paul Goldstein
    3. Julie Ann Camden
    4. Gary D. Bollinger
    4 lawyer answers

    In Virginia, our courts have different jurisdictional limits. For cases which are less than $5,000 you can go to small claims court, based on a warrant in debt, affidavit of claim, and service member's affidavit. In small claims court the judge will hear your argument and the defendant's defense and make a ruling based on the testimony. Attorneys are not allowed to represent clients in small claims court. For cases which are $25,000 or less, you can go to general district court, based...

  6. What to file in circuit court to collect on a 75,000.00 prommissory note

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Sammid J Mansoor
    2. Mitchell Paul Goldstein
    3. Gary D. Bollinger
    3 lawyer answers

    In Virginia, our courts have different jurisdictional limits. For cases which are less than $5,000 you can go to small claims court, based on a warrant in debt, affidavit of claim, and service member's affidavit. In small claims court the judge will hear your argument and the defendant's defense and make a ruling based on the testimony. Attorneys are not allowed to represent clients in small claims court. For cases which are $25,000 or less, you can go to general district court, based...

  7. What to file in circuit court to collect on a 75,000.00 prommissory note

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Sammid J Mansoor
    2. Mitchell Paul Goldstein
    3. Gary D. Bollinger
    3 lawyer answers

    In Virginia, our courts have different jurisdictional limits. For cases which are less than $5,000 you can go to small claims court, based on a warrant in debt, affidavit of claim, and service member's affidavit. In small claims court the judge will hear your argument and the defendant's defense and make a ruling based on the testimony. Attorneys are not allowed to represent clients in small claims court. For cases which are $25,000 or less, you can go to general district court, based on...

  8. If I have a loan that I used my home as collateral but then the home was foreclosed on. Am I responsible for that loan?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John Gerth Merna
    2. Sammid J Mansoor
    3. Zoubin Zaeri
    3 lawyer answers

    Assuming your facts: When you chose to secure your loan with your home, you allowed the creditor to collect any past due monies due from you from the pledged asset, in this case your home. Since most homeowners have a mortgage on their home, that asset is already pledged to a creditor. When a new creditor accepts that collateral as security, they put themselves in line on the equity of the property. This line referred to as priority determines who gets whatever equity is available in a...

  9. Are we liable for the full-year tuition in light of the wrongful dismissal process?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Susan Leslie Fraser
    2. Sammid J Mansoor
    3. Pamela Koslyn
    3 lawyer answers

    Courts view contract disputes differently than many other causes of actions. As contracts are generally between parties who willingly enter into an agreement, the courts view is that the parties should know what obligations and rights they are creating. That being said there are several defenses to contracts which may be applicable. But as the last attorney accurately stated, without a careful review of the document, no attorney would be able to evaluate your rights or obligations. Should...

  10. My lease has an end date of 8/31/2010 landlord has an end dae of 9/30/2010 whose date is correct?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Sammid J Mansoor
    2. Mitchell Paul Goldstein
    2 lawyer answers

    The written lease contract will prevail. Assuming that the contract is validly executed. Send the landlord a well drafted letter that explains that pursuant to the lease executed on ..., for the property located at ... Notice is hereby given that upon termination of the lease term, you plan to vacate the premises and terminate the lease. Good Luck, if you found this helpful, click on the “thumbs up” below, and should you need any more assistance, please feel free to contact me. Sam...