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Thomas Richelo

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  • Looking for lawyer in the Atlanta area that does chapter 14 and probate email me at paolo.ruggieri.realestate@gmail.com

    I am a real estate investor and market to people that are about to foreclose... I offer them to buy their house. Sometimes these people do not want to sell their house, but would like to file chapter 13 in order to avoid foreclosure. I am looking ...

    Thomas’s Answer

    As noted, you are free to use the find a lawyer feature of this site to screen profiles of attorneys you might want to work with, rather than have them suggest themselves. As a real estate investor, you may have other needs for an attorney that those that you have mentioned.

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  • Is the age difference in this relationship illegal?

    A friend of mine is an 18 year old female and is thinking about starting a relationship with her male friend who is 16.

    Thomas’s Answer

    I would put it this way: They can have a "relationship" but it must not include sexual intercourse. I know that sounds old fashioned but besides the good legal reasons stated by my colleagues the two of them might want to consider that if they have no interest in a "relationship" that doesn't include sex, then that's not really a worthwhile relationship. On the other hand, if they have enough attraction to each other, they should be able to wait it out for two years.

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  • Is it possible to continue a final divorce or do we have to dismiss case, what options are there?. she doesn't want trouble

    My Friend has a lawyer who told her client to go see court ordered evaluator. however the evaluator unknowingly scheduled appointment on the day of final. Now The lawyer told my friend that she must cancel that date immediately due court can't con...

    Thomas’s Answer

    I agree with my colleague that your post is not clear. I cannot tell what has happened. Also, you are writing this on behalf of a friend? Perhaps your friend should be posting a question or, as suggested, discussing this with the attorney she already has.

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  • Can a bank come get a car after a certain time just because they couldn't verify employment.

    I bought a car about a month ago, from a local dealership, now they are telling me the bank wants the car back, because they can't verify y employment. I'm a 1099 but do work for a non profit. My question is do a bank have the right to come get th...

    Thomas’s Answer

    As a colleague noted, you signed a loan agreement or promissory note or both and the bank can repossess the car if you "default" on any provisions. Many people think the only way to default is failure to pay, but if you review the loan documents there are other circumstances that are considered a default, too.
    Have you tried showing/sending your 1009 and getting a letter from the non-profit that explains how much you will earn now? Would it help if you can send the next payment right away, in advance? (Ask them that.) Your best hope is to get to someone who doesn't want to see you lose the car on a technicality, and they may be able to accept proof of income in forms that haven't been discussed yet.

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  • Would I be able to take legal action against the particular agent?

    I payed for a sports camp. The agent who was putting on the camp changed the date twice and the last date he changed it to, I couldn't attend it. I asked for a refund and he said that I would receive it after the camp was over. I asked for the ref...

    Thomas’s Answer

    It would have been helpful if your post noted when the camp was over. I think the date was material, because people have to schedule the time to be present at a sports camp. You should write a certified letter to the agent one more time and demand a return of your money or that you'll sue in small claims court. I assume you will make the judgment of whether the amount justifies the time and cost of your case.

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  • What can i do to get the money for those hours

    I worked for a company that basically to me because, I hadn't seen the hr dept they didnt have to pay me for the 58.25 hours i worked.

    Thomas’s Answer

    Unless your hourly rate was very substantial, the total amount of your client will be high in proportion to legal fees. You will need to see if you can find an attorney who will also attempt to collect the fees as part of the case, and small claims court may be viable.

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  • Does a default judgment for failure of the tenant to appear in court mean that we do not owe her the money she was suing us for?

    My former tenant sued me for failure to return a portion of her security deposit. We did not return the full security deposit due to excessive damage to the carpet. The tenant received this in writing after moving out. We filed a countersuit fo...

    Thomas’s Answer

    Since you are operating a business with residential rental units that is big enough to require a property manager, you need a landlord-tenant attorney. Issues like this will come up repeatedly, although each may have nuances that require separate consultation and possibly representation. In the business of rental dwellings you should consider legal fees to be part of the cost of doing business. The more you learn from your attorney, the more you can save in the future by doing the right things.

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  • How long can turkey irs hold him for tax money

    I know of a man that did a job in turkey and earned three million dollars for the job he had no money on him and was detained in customs at us airport and has to pay the taxes on this money before they will let him go the tax amount was ...

    Thomas’s Answer

    I agree this doesn't make sense. If a man earned $3,000,000 he must have some access to that to pay the relatively small fee.

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  • I was wondering are there any attorney's that offer payment plan options for clients in Atlanta Ga.?

    I was wondering are there any attorney's that offer payment plan options for clients in Atlanta Ga.? And if so, do you require a upfront fee? If so, do you know of anyone or services that do not require an upfront fee? I hope to hear from you guys...

    Thomas’s Answer

    Mr. Birchmore is correct, so there is no one who can give you a global answer. also, you have not said anything about what sort of legal services you need and what you would be willing to pay in installments. Generally, there are surely some lawyers who would agree to installment payments if the work was otherwise financially advantageous to them and they were assured of payment. you will only find out if you present an actual lawyer with an actual scenario or proposal.

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  • Do I have a case for voiding the separation agreement based on a material breach?

    I signed a separation agreement with my employer. They were to pay me a modest cash amount and classify my separation as a voluntary resignation, and I agreed to dismiss my EEOC claim. I received the cash, along with the required Department of Lab...

    Thomas’s Answer

    I think the key here is, what was the basis of your EEOC claim and does it have substance, or at least leverage value with the employer. If what you say is true, then the employer has not abided by the terms of your agreement and that was a condition of your dismissal of the EEOC case. Have you tried to get them to revise the reason for separation by telling them you will not dismiss the EEOC charges unless they do?

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