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Konstantinos Alexakis

Konstantinos Alexakis’s Answers

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  • I traded my car in and found out after 3 years of making payment that the car was never transferred to my name

    I traded my car in and found out after 3 years of making payment that the car was never transferred to my name or the lien holder. Can I take action to this?

    Konstantinos’s Answer

    How did you obtain plates? What title did your insurance cover? You bought the car (signed the contract) and then someone failed to complete some administrative steps. You sold the car. Looks like all went well. If you paid someone to do the admin work that was never done, maybe you have a cause of action to retrieve what you paid but was not done. Is it worth it?

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  • What are my rights while im renting when it come to cockroaches?

    we moved into an apartment and within a week we started noyicing cockroaches now its gotten so bad that we can't get rid of them i've complained to the realty company we rent from and he said it not his problem, its the managers on the property a...

    Konstantinos’s Answer

    It all depends on the State you live in and the terms of the lease agreement. However, assuming that the infestation is not related to anything that you are doing you should send notice of the problem and also give them a time to fix it and if they dont respond hire a roach killer and have him rid the infestation. If the roaches are not your doing the landlord is probably responsible and I would sent them the invoice and ask them to pay for it. If the problem persists you could also bring in the local health department to look at the building. This should get your landlord moving.

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  • I fired my lawyer for cause. Now lawyer is re-inserting himself in case by collecting judgment on my behalf--against my wishes.

    I was the defendant in a civil case and was represented by counsel. I prevailed in the case and was awarded costs and atty's fees. Months after the award was awarded, I fired my atty for cause. Under the terms of the retainer agreement, I am entit...

    Konstantinos’s Answer

    Your attorney might very well have an independent interest in the judgment depending on the terms of the retainer. I dont know the details but seems like he won a judgment for you and firing him "for cause" I read to mean that it might be outside the scope of this relationship. If that is so, I think he is probably vested in his fees under the retainer. There seems to be much more to this story. You should hire a new lawyer and he can coordinate with this old lawyer so that you dont get in each other's way trying to collect the judgment.

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  • Who is at fault when wires are pulled from a house by a uhaul truck

    we rented a truck and the wires on the neighbors house were pulled down, only theirs, they were too low, there is a piece of siding that broke slightly and they want us to replace. Would it be our responsibility or the cable or electric companies...

    Konstantinos’s Answer

    The drive would be responsible for the damage if he acted outside the scope of his employment. The "we" in this case does it mean you and your wife? He who did the damage is responsible. If you offered to make repairs that is reasonable and the repairs must be done according to code. Go with that and make friends with your neighbor.

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  • If i was deined a tourist visa, and my job needs me to take training in th U.S. would I be able to obtain a visa?

    I was recently denied a tourist visa because eventhough I was taken to the states as a toddler , i believe Iam barred for staying after turning 18yrs old. I was never deported I left i my own. I did pre k through one yr of community college. I hav...

    Konstantinos’s Answer

    NO

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  • Am I entitled to get my money back from my lawyer?

    I paid $700 to have my 5 day jail term divided into 2 weekends by having him set up an amendment w/ my P.O. He wound up causing himself a contempt hearing by allegedly circumventing the judges "no" had my PO draw up the paperwork and once taken to...

    Konstantinos’s Answer

    If the deal was that he was going to deliver a divided jail term then he did not and you should get your money back; otherwise he probably earned it if he tried and got denied.

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  • My ex-girlfriend (never married) and I are selling our home which we bought in December, 2011. Who is entitled to what?

    The mortgage is in my name only. We are both named on the deed/title. I contributed $6k, plus other monies unaccounted for that went into the cost of renovations (less than $2k). I also did most of the renovations to save on our cost and to help o...

    Konstantinos’s Answer

    It all depends in the State. Was the gift to both of you or to your ex? Was the kitchen a gift to both of you or just your ex? Did you have an agreement with your ex about the disposition of profits? Do you have an understanding/agreement as to how much to value your contribution of labor towards the renovations?
    If you just go on the basis of the deed and you lived in Virginia you would be considered tenants in common and therefore equally benefiting from any profits. However, there are issues that might bring in adjustments raised by the question that I posed in the beginning. There are equitable considerations related to all the contributions that you have identified that remain unresolved until you and your ex agree on them. The beauty of the impasse is that selling the property requires both of you to sign and therefore it will force you to some compromise about the distribution of the profits. Good luck but if you dont reach agreement you would probably force a dispute that freezes the profits until there is agreement.

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  • Am I too late in the process to switch to a private lawyer? Can I renegotiate the deal?

    I signed a plea agreement and my sentencing is coming up in may. I have a public defender now. I do not think the deal was that good. Can I do any of the above questions?

    Konstantinos’s Answer

    Did you have a lawyer when you sign the plea? Did you have a hearing and did the judge ask you if you understood the terms of the plea before you signed it? If so, you would have a very high threshold to overcome in order to avoid the plea but if you are thinking of hiring a new lawyer then you should inquire of him as to your options.

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  • I found 2 blank money orders in back of my apartment building 3-4 weeks later my neighbor said they was hers.

    so now she expect me to pay her back the money and she wants to take me to court for her losing her money orders.

    Konstantinos’s Answer

    One thing for sure is that the money orders were not yours. As such you did not have any right to them. They were not intended for you and you should have reported them to the police.

    It is not clear if you used them or not. Hope not.

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  • I own a S-corp in Florida with 2 other individuals. We want to sell shares shares to an investor. How can we do this?

    The company has 10000 shares at the moment. We don't want to lose the authority to run the company.

    Konstantinos’s Answer

    The authority to run the business is something that is decided by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is voted on by the Shareholders; therefore the majority controls. The number of Shares authorized is not at important as the number of Shares issued, it is the Shares issued that have the right to vote. Presumably you will be selling shares to this new person and these Shares will come from the block of Shares that are authorized but not yet issued. You can also sell him your shares of the other incoprorator's Shares if you wish but the proceeds would then go to the person that sold him the Shares. It is as my collegues noted a somewhat complicated transaction in that it does require some insight therefore it is advisable to consult with a someone with the expertise to advise you and I would also advise the prospective new shareholder to seek his own independent legal advise.

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