John Frederick Sawyer’s Answers

John Frederick Sawyer

Virginia Beach Elder Law Attorney.

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  1. Can you help with a Will.

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Lena A. Clark
    2. Dax Jordan Lonetto
    3. Andrew Russell Page
    4. John Frederick Sawyer
    5. William Henry Carmines
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    Of course. We can prepare a will or appropriate estate plan for you if that is the question, or we can probate one if that is your issue. Please contact my office and ask for my assistant, Marsha, and we can set an appointment.

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  2. Elder parent in nursing home unable to handle affairs what is needed to do to pay the bills

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Rebecca Lynne Evans
    2. Susan Infield Jean
    3. Lawrence A Friedman
    4. Evan H Farr
    5. John Frederick Sawyer
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    As previously referenced, I assume that she does not have a power of attorney and I assume she lacks the capacity at this stage to execute one. If that is the case, then a guardianship and conservatorship is needed. I routinely practice in Portsmouth and would welcome the opportunity to assist you. Please contact me at 757-554-0228 to discuss the matter and schedule an appointment.

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  3. My 11 year old son is accused of bringing a knife to school. Do we need a lawyer to represent us before the school and judge?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    2. John Frederick Sawyer
    3. Andrew Russell Page
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes. You need counsel. I'm here in Hampton Roads. Call my office on Monday morning and I can set you up with the right attorney for you. 497-6633

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  4. I have tried to set up a payment plan with The court but they are refusing. Can they still garnish my wages if i send in payment

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jason Meyer Krumbein
    2. John Frederick Sawyer
    3. Dorothy G Bunce
    4. Justin D Kelly
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes, a judgment creditor can garnish your wages regardless of a voluntary payment. As a creditor attorney, I routinely enter into voluntary payment terms and do not garnish. However, if a payment is missed, then the garnishment is issued. However, many simply go straight to garnishment as is their right in Virginia. You cannot prevent the garnishment provided the funds are not exempt from garnishment, and wages are not exempt.

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  5. My sister has POA over my mother. However, my mother refuses to listen to her about protecting her money. What can my sister do?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Evan H Farr
    2. Shelley Ann Elder
    3. William Henry Carmines
    4. John Frederick Sawyer
    4 lawyer answers

    I routinely handle matters such as this. I'd be glad to meet with you and your sister to discuss the matter. Please contact my assistant, Marsha, at 497-6633 if you would like to schedule an appointment. Best regards, John Sawyer

  6. What might happen ?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Russell Page
    2. John Frederick Sawyer
    2 lawyer answers

    You need counsel. Call my partner Steve Pfeiffer on Monday. 497-6633

  7. I am a landlord for one property in Virginia. My question is regarding eviction. The property was leased to Girl 1 and Girl 2.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. John Frederick Sawyer
    2. Cheryl Rivera Smith
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, but you need to be mindful of the terms of your lease. If the lease has a cure period provision and payment occurs within that period, then there is no breach. If no payment comes in, then after you have issued the 5 day later and any applicable cure period has expired, then you may move to evict in general district court through the filing of an Unlawful Detainer.

  8. My renter moved out with his furniture without giving notice. What should be my next course of action? No rent since last month.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Victoria Lee Allen
    2. John Frederick Sawyer
    3. Guy W Bluff
    3 lawyer answers

    If the premises is clearly abandoned, then you may secure it with new locks without leave of court. In order to file suit against the former tenant to recover lost rent, first you will need to learn where s/he is now so you can achieve service of process. Afterwards, assuming a successful hearing in general district court, then you would need to attempt to collect through garnishment, likely at his place of employment. Unfortunately, unless you have solid work place information on the tenant,...

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