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Sammid J Mansoor

Leesburg Estate Planning Attorney.

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  1. Is Saturday considered a business day in Virginia as it pertains to contracts?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

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

    It all depends on the contract; a contract that has been drafted properly will include definitions. First look to the contract, if it contains a definition for business days, then that is what will control. Now look at the definition, since a lawyer probably drafted it, and contract lawyers enjoy their weekends, it probably does not include Saturday as a “business day.” If the contract is silent as to the definition, then the contract term is ambiguous, and open for interpretation. (...

  2. My landlord has stated i and my husband can not be on the property for any reason. Also our belongings are still there.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Sammid J Mansoor
    1 lawyer answer

    We need more information to be able to answer this question. Generally, if you are not in breach of the lease, the landlord should not be able to deny you access to the property. Good Luck and if you need further information, feel free to contact me. Sam Mansoor, Attorney Mansoor Law Firm, PLLC 116R Edwards Ferry Rd NE Leesburg, VA 20176 (703) 404-7733 NOTE: If you find this response helpful, please click on the “thumbs up” button at the bottom. Disclaimer The hiring of a lawyer...

  3. Is a will legal if it is done with a womans maiden name and not with her legal married name?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Sammid J Mansoor
    2. Joseph P Meehan
    2 lawyer answers

    Short answer - The will needs to properly identify the testator (person making the will). If your mother-in-law never officially changed her name to the married name(s) and still officially goes by her maiden name, then it probably properly identifies her. I would recommend a statement in the will indicating her aliases. You can obtain a simple inexpensive will at www.onlinevalegalforms.com. With this service, you will answer a questionnaire. An attorney will review your questions, draft your...

  4. Can the local company that I was dealing with take me to court even if I didn' sign a contract?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Barry Jay Waldman
    2. Sammid J Mansoor
    3. Mitchell Paul Goldstein
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the attorney above you do need to answer any complaint. You can probably send the company a letter demanding that they stop collection attempts. There are letter available at www.onlinevalegalforms.com. under legal services-> loans and collections. This service will ask you to fill in a questionnaire, an attorney will review your complaint and draft your letter for you, and then you can download it and mail it. Since the amount he is trying to collect is less than calling his...

  5. I own a small commercial cleaning business. One company that we deal with canceled the non cancelable contract.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Sammid J Mansoor
    1 lawyer answer

    The non-cancelable clause is likely unenforceable. However depending on the language, liability may remain on the balance of the contract. An examination of the contract is required to determine your rights. Good Luck and if you need further information, feel free to contact me. I have Fairfax appointments on tuesdays and thursdays. Sam NOTE: If you find this response helpful, please click on the “thumbs up” button at the bottom. Disclaimer The hiring of a lawyer is an...

  6. Did not get what we signed a contract for.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Sammid J Mansoor
    1 lawyer answer

    A full refund is not likely. While you may not have received the service you contracted to receive, you did receive service. It is unfortunate that the limo was not correct, but it appears that the operator attempted to compensate you for the difference. Since the provider performed a service, he is entilted to some compensation. The difficulty therefore will be showing your damages. The +/- $325 you received will likely be all you are entitled to receive. Good Luck and if you need...

  7. Our landlord is evicting and i don't know what legal action i can take?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Sammid J Mansoor
    1 lawyer answer

    Sounds like your landlord has breached the covenant of quiet enjoyment. A breach of the covenant occurs when the landlord acts in such a way to interfere with the tenants peaceful "possesion." By "causing a scene" when people come over she is interfering. You should consult an attorney for additional information, and possible remedies available from her. Good Luck and if you need further information, feel free to contact me. Sam NOTE: If you find this response helpful, please click...

  8. Leases

    Answered over 4 years ago.

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

    While the answer above is generally correct, you must examine the lease to determine if this applies in your situation. For example, in some situations particularly in college towns, where roomates are common, the landlord may have structured the lease for each of the tenant/roomates to be individually liable only for the share they possess. Good Luck and if you need further information, feel free to contact me. Sam NOTE: If you find this response helpful, please click on the “thumbs...

  9. Our landlord is claiming that we owe them money after move out. Can we dispute it? What happens if we do not pay it?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Sammid J Mansoor
    1 lawyer answer

    Short answer - 1. Yes, you can always dispute the charge with a good faith belief that the balance is not valid. 2.There is no law forbidding a landlord from charging a cleaning charge after you move out. What will determine whether or not the charge is allowed will be your lease and your release at final walk through. 3. If you don't pay, the landlord could send your debt to collections, file a lawsuit against you, obtain a judgment and collect on that judgment. This can also severely...

  10. How old do kids have to be in the state of VA to not have to go to visitation? Or have a say in if they want to go?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Sammid J Mansoor
    1 lawyer answer

    I need a little clarification. You question indicates that she doesn't want to visit her "step" father? Is there court ordered visitation? We would be happy to offer you a free consultation. Good Luck, Sam 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 advice. Accessing this page, & any interior pages, is a request for information. That notwithstanding, nothing on...