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Jon Daniel Long

Nashville Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney.

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  1. Two years ago I was a trainee truck driver involved in a terrible accident but my trainer was driving when the accident occurred

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jon Daniel Long
    2. Larry Van Roberts
    3. Kevin Coluccio
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. David B Pittman
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    You should not hesitate or delay finding another attorney. You time to act may already have expired. In Tennessee there is a 1 year time limit to file suit for personal injury. Call somebody tomorrow to review.

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  2. I was in a wreck in 2011 and now am blind in my right eye.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    2. Jon Daniel Long
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Michael Shemtoub
    5. Scott Douglas Camassar
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    The statute of limitations for personal injury in TN is 1 year. You should consult with a personal injury lawyer in your area at once to determine if you still have a case. I hope you already have a case pending. If so discuss this with your attorney.

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  3. Will children of first cousin inhered if there is still first cousin alive in the state of Tennessee ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jon Daniel Long
    2. Kevin Don Montgomery
    3. Edwin Arnold Anderson
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    It is not really clear from your question all the information necessary to answer your question. Was there a will from the person who died? Are the children of first cousin the children of a living first cousin or deceased first cousin? If the person who died did not have a will, and there was no spouse or children, and if there are no living parents, no living brothers or sisters, no living nieces or nephews or their descendants, no living aunts or uncles, then first cousins would be next...

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  4. What's the smartest way to beat a debt buyer who put judgement against on 4 yr old CR card debt? Pay, lawyer, chapter 7?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jon Daniel Long
    2. Gary D. Bollinger
    3. Matthew Scott Berkus
    4. Jason Wade Barnette
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    If the suit is filed "on sworn account" as I suspect it has been, you can file a sworn denial. This will force the plaintiff to put on proof as to your liability and the amount you owe. A good consumer attorney may be able to help have the case dismissed if they are unable to bring proof forward. As pointed out by others, if you have significant other debt a bankruptcy might be your best bet.

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  5. What is the statute of limitations on a bad debt for a line of credit originated in the State of Texas, now living in Tennessee?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jon Daniel Long
    2. Edwin Arnold Anderson
    3. Jason Wade Barnette
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    I'm not an attorney in Texas and I believe their law will control your case. You should consider seeking advice from a Texas attorney. You can find one here on AVVO. The statute of limitations is 4 years in Texas. The time begins from the date of last activity (such as the last payment made). Based on your facts you may have a defense based on the statute of limitations under Texas law. The statute of limitations here in Tennessee is not as short. It is six years. The language in...

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  6. How do you respond to a summons if there's no documents indicating that you can respond? Davidson county, TN

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jon Daniel Long
    2. Jason Wade Barnette
    3. Robert Bruce Kopelson
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    Without seeing the summons it is difficult to say for sure what your options are. This may be a suit filed in general sessions court and likely a suit on "sworn account". If so, you technically do not file an answer. You can however file a sworn denial if you dispute the obligation or amount. This will force the other side to prove the obligation and amount. You would then need to appear on the date contained in the summons and defend. You should consider meeting with an attorney to...

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  7. Can an 18 yr old resident of Tennessee marry in Illinois under the state laws of Illinois??

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jon Daniel Long
    2. Alexander Joseph Segal
    3. Andrew Marino Bramante
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    Where did you hear she must be 21 to marry in TN? You do need proof of SSN (card or license with SSN on it). If she is not a US citizen and has no SSN she would need a valid Passport and US visa or resident alien card. I see no requirement for parental approval if both parties are 18 or over. You also need proof of date of birth (birth certificate or gov issued ID with DOB). Call your county clerk and ask. As for IL law, if you still believe you need the answer you should repost this...

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  8. Should my parents deed their fully paid house to me and my siblings or to our family corporation (made up of only the children)?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jon Daniel Long
    2. James P. Frederick
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    You need to find an estate planning attorney for your mother to discuss her situation. Depending on other assets, her desires, prior gifts made, and the current state of federal and state estate taxation, some options may be better than others. The look back period for transfers of property is 5 years so if she needed nursing home coverage in the next 5 years, the house transfer could cause problems. If her nursing home arises after 5 years it might prove to be a wise move.

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  9. My Mother wants to sign her home over to me so I will have it when she does pass away its paid for free an clear.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jon Daniel Long
    2. Paula Brown Sinclair
    3. Kelly Scott Davis
    4. Marshall M. Snyder
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    As pointed out by the other attorneys this might be a bad idea. In a comprehensive estate plan it might be a good thing or it might be a very bad idea that would wind up costing you or mom in the long run. Your mom needs to consult an estate planning attorney. If all she is interested in doing is seeing to it that you get the house when she passes a simple will may be a much better solution from a taxation standpoint.

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  10. Can I plead the 5TH

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jon Daniel Long
    2. William Kevin Hodges
    3. Dennis Wayne Stanford
    4. Claiborne Hambrick Ferguson
    5. Trudy Lynn Bloodworth
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    The 5th amendment provides you with the right to refuse to testify where that testimony would incriminate you, not where it would incriminate somebody else. Unless something in your testimony could incriminate you, you have no basis to claim the 5th. If you are concerned your testimony may incriminate you, you should consult with an attorney in your area and explore the possibility of negotiating an immunity agreement.

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