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Brian David Zinn

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  • Can I put a lien on the property, for the work, and payments, I have made over nearly 20 years ?

    My girl and I moved here in 1998, Her mom had a house built, and we moved in. I paid the rent for so many years, then we purchased the home from her mom. I paid the mortgage, till 2008 then we were forclosed on, We remained in the house, she decla...

    Brian’s Answer

    Sorry, but your facts are very jumbled. You say that you purchased the home, and then ask if the seller can sell the home from you. That makes no sense. If the house is in your name, no one can sell it other than you.

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  • Is 1800 a good price for chapter 7 bankruptcy or can I get it cheaper with someone else

    Bankruptcy chapter 7

    Brian’s Answer

    Most attorneys charge $1500 to $2000 in our area. It depends on how simple the case is.

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  • Can I go after inspector and what are my options for this? I have been out LOTS of money now.

    I paid for an inspection and found out later that the inspector did not inspect the house correctly and missed some very important issues.. I was from out of state. When finally moving to properly I find a bunch of stuff that was hidden by seller...

    Brian’s Answer

    As the other attorney said, some things are not within an inspector's duty to discover, but some are. In addition, if the seller did not disclose something significant, and it could not reasonably be discovered, then you may also have a right of action against the seller.

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  • Can you fIle on a irs taxes if u owe money to them with chapter 7

    Irs taxes

    Brian’s Answer

    Yes, you can discharge income tax if they are old enough and if you met certain requirements.

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  • Can they place a lein on my house without proving themselves? How hard is it to take someone to court for this.?

    What recourse do I have when an unethical roofer is billing me for more material and more hours than was actually used and hours worked? I have pictures to prove the material difference. Myself and neighbors know when they were here. They ...

    Brian’s Answer

    The answer to your question depends upon what the contract says and exactly what you can "prove." You may need to hire a roofing contractor as an expert on your behalf, in addition to an attorney, which could get expensive.

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  • How much is chapter 7 bankruptcy in Florida

    How much is chapter 7 bankruptcy on Florida

    Brian’s Answer

    Sometimes it is not always best to go with the cheapest attorney. If you needed heart surgery, would you look for the cheapest surgeon? I wouldn't.

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  • When the 1 year statute of limitations for deficiency judgment start running, at the Certificate of Sales or at the CT?

    I had a rental house that was foreclosed in Lee County Florida. On 11/26/14 a Final Judgment was issued. I filed a Notice of Appeal with 2nd DCA on 12/23/14. The house sold at the foreclosure auction . A Certificate of "SALE" was issued on 1/21/15...

    Brian’s Answer

    In addition to the other attorneys' answers, with which I agree, you may want to look into filing a bankruptcy to discharge any deficiency.

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  • Can a summons still be served on you after it was filed with the court as not served?

    Stopped paying on credit cards and am in the process of filing for bankruptcy. However, I found out that a creditor has filed a case against me and is attempting to have me served. The court case says the summons was not served and the pre-trial h...

    Brian’s Answer

    If you are filing a bankruptcy, it does not matter. The bankruptcy filing stops the lawsuit. Your attorney should have told you that, and he/she should be filing a Suggestion of Bankruptcy in that lawsuit.

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  • Can my Co-Signor Liability of this Debt be Discharged, being that my Financial/Physical (TPD) situation is no longer the same?

    I am a Co-Signer for a Private Student Loan (Citibank, via Debt Collector) "with a Daughter who is wanting to file Bankruptcy". This Loan was originally done in Ellijay, GA with Citibank on-line and we both now live in Florida. I have a Total Perm...

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    It is very difficult to get a student loan discharged in bankruptcy, but from your description, you may be able to get this done.

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  • what can i do?

    Hello i purchased a house in 2006 in Puerto Rico a USDA loan i gave the house back to the bank in 2010 and in 2012 i moved to Florida for the 1st 2 years i filed my taxes and got my refund last year i filed and the USDA seized my taxes the was for...

    Brian’s Answer

    You need to read whatever documents were given to you when you "gave the house back" in 2010. You can also contact the USDA and see if they can explain it to you.

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