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Scott Riddle’s Answers

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  • What type of lawyer do I need to obtain the ownership of a vehicle that has been abandoned in my driveway for the past 10 year?

    I already tried to go through a title search company and was told by the judge that the paper work I filed was illegal.

    Scott’s Answer

    What is the whole story? Whose car? Why was it parked there? Why haven't you done anything in 10 years? What is the value of a car parked for 10 years as compared to 4-figure lawyer fees, that won't likely get you the car anyway? Why not make arrangement to have it legally towed and out of your hair?

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  • Has someone targeted me for a real estate scam? Here is the story: My home is listed FSBO online. Higher-end asking price.

    Out of state buyer calls. Tells me she got pushed out from a deal down the street and now needs to quickly close. She saw my house from the outside and has seen pictures and video. Since it's $200k less than her previous deal, she feels comfortabl...

    Scott’s Answer

    This is what stands out to me -- "I was going to alert my real estate attorney to this but if this is a legitimate buyer, I don’t want to cause suspicion." You hire a lawyer to do nothing but protect your interests, and you don't want to cause suspicion? Of course there are red flags, but who better to discuss them with is your own lawyer?

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  • Am I liable for a roofing job done to my mom's home by a roofer that did not get prior approval

    my mother passed away and we are trying to get the house ready to sell and we are being told that there is a lien against the home from a roofer that did repairs to the house without approval from us or the insurance company

    Scott’s Answer

    What is the whole story? The roofer just showed up out of nowhere and put a roof on the house in the dark of night? That doesn't seem likely. What is the rest?

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  • I need to know what can happen to me in regards to taking merchandise worth about 9000.00 from a company. all goods were written

    up as a memo or on consignment. merchandise was taken not all at the same time. they are expecting payment from me and I do not have the money.to pay back.

    Scott’s Answer

    Posters do not pick categories - it was chosen because you mentioned debt. I am changing it to criminal, because your biggest problem is you can be prosecuted and go to prison. If you took goods or money, be glad if they just want the money back and get a second or third job.

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  • Foreclosure/Bankruptcy

    I'm the sole trustee on a trust that has one investment property in it. I am going to take the property through Chapter 7. This is my last property left over from my Real Estate investment days, where I got wiped out by the Recession a few years a...

    Scott’s Answer

    I don't think Chapter 7 gives you what you think it can.

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  • Is there liability for not selling the house?

    I bought a foreclosed house a couple years ago. I hired different contractors and spent lots of money. The house is not in marketable shape. The contractor referred his friends to rent the place who stated that they are interested to buy it. I sig...

    Scott’s Answer

    Sure, they can sue - anyone can for anything. However, I expect since they found out they can take advantage of you they are just making a last attempt at a cash grab. Stop dealing with them, as it appears you pushed this problem off on the new owners.

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  • Can a Ch. 13 Bankruptcy Trustee take out more money per month than what was agreed on in court?

    Last Nov. 2014 I filed a chapter 13 bankruptcy & the Bankruptcy court in Peoria, IL said my repayment plan would be 5 yrs. @ $460/mo. I signed & agreed to that payment. Even though it's a struggle I felt I made the right decision BUT the trustee i...

    Scott’s Answer

    You don't know what to do? Why are you not asking the one person who knows all about your plan a case -- your lawyer?? Call him or her tomorrow.

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  • I met some one who turn out to be a Ponzi scheme artist. I was dealing buying and selling antique vehicles. He would buy the

    vehicle with my money and we would share the income. This person turn out to be a thief. He held himself as the owner of the car dealer. I would sent the money to the bank account of the dealer and he would repay me in my business account.. Someti...

    Scott’s Answer

    People facing claims of $200,000 get good, experienced bankruptcy litigation lawyers. It is not something to leave to internet advice based on what you choose important to post. Get a lawyer.

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  • Me and my husband signed sale contract to sell house but he is on drugs and missing can I close without him

    sale contract is signed by both but as of tomorrow morning he will be declared a missing person and tomorrow is closing what can I do

    Scott’s Answer

    Focus on your husband. You are not going to close on the house tomorrow, or anytime soon.

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