Any attorney can assist you on any matter but the attorney should not take a case that he is not qualified to handle. Most attorneys nowadays do handle specific types of cases so before you hire an attorney for a particular matter, interview them to make sure they are qualified to assist you.
The obligation to pay rent is independent of the obligation to repair. A tenant can sue for the diminished value, after notice repair the issues and deduct it from the rent and submit the receipt of if bad enough (and it must be really bad and untenantable) claim constructive eviction. If they file a dispossessory you need to file a counterclaim for diminished value but you are going to have to prove the value of the premises, taking into account the issues
There is a statute in GA which covers fraudulent transfers which may apply is you simply give away assets while you are being sued. If you do not take equal consideration or transfer assets to an insider or attempt to hide or transfer assets to avoid creditors, the transfer can be avoided. See an attorney before you begin to move assets around.
Did not see your part one. However, judgments do expire if not renewed so if the judgment is not good in the original state, its not good now. I would get an attorney to simply look at your documents to see if you have anything to be concerned about.
You did not state when your case was concluded by OCGA 9-15-14 allows you to file a motion for attorney fees up to 45 days after final disposition of the action. The other attorneys are correct in that your attorney should have discussed this with you and the chances of getting the fees are not too great, and if you spent $5,000 to get a $40,000 case out on summary judgment it seems like your attorney did a good job. However, if a case is in fact without a factual or legal absence of a...
Did you sign a contract with the attorney. Some cases are flat fee cases so the money may be earned when paid, but of course work has to be performed. The State Bar has a fee dispute program. I would write to the attorney and either dismiss him or ask him to contact you because you are not happy with the services. Ask him what is the status of your unused retainer and when that will be returned. If you are not happy then contact the bar and file a complaint.
If these are truly debts of the company and a creditor goes after the company it will find there are no assets. However, if you commingled personal and corporate assets a creditor can try to hold you accountable for what they call piercing the corporate veil. Similarly, if the new business takes the assets of the old business or the customers of there is an identity of interest between the companies a creditor can go after the new company under what is called alter ego. If none of this...
I would venture to say that if there is a leak, it is a plumbing issue. Why not call a plumber out to look at the issue and give you an opinion as to the case. If it is a simple leak, I cannot imagine that the cost to fix would be too much and if the plumber is half way reputable, they will take care of the problem for you. I do not see any need to pay an attorney to deal with this.
If you have a judgment you can do a garnishment or if you do not know where the debtor banks or works you can send post judgment discovery. If you are not sure what to do, call an attorney. the forms however are fairly simple if you want to try yourself. You need to know where your debtors are located however
Any money or assets that you own personally that are improperly transferred to avoid a judgment (even before the judgment is entered) can be set aside later for a fraudulent transfer. If you set up a new company and it has no connection with the prior companies that company should be free from any of the debts of the other companies. It sounds like personal assets are going to be an issue so even later if you try to get a salary from the new company, it can be garnished and your interests in...