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  • Should I sign this settlement agreement?

    A few years ago, I cancelled my contract with Direct TV (DTV). Since then, they've sent my account to collections. One agency dropped the account when I provided proof of the returned equipment. The current collection agency (DCI) never contact...

    Curtis’s Answer

    I would be reluctant to sign it without having an attorney review both your lawsuit and the settlement agreement. I'm assuming since you're posting on here that you filed the lawsuit pro-se, and I don't know what causes of action you asserted. The only one I could think of under the facts you presented may be Violations of the Federal Fair Debt Collection Act. Nonetheless, "clearing themselves from your credit" is not easy to do. Credit is not easy to repair, and I would want to know what specific acts Direct TV was going to undertake to effectuate this "clearing of credit". It's probably worth your time to contact an atty and pay them a nominal fee to review your lawsuit and the proposed settlement agreement.

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  • Do I need to continue a conservatorship in court if my parent is deceased?

    Went to an attorney not experienced in conservatorships and he filed with chancery court instead of the other court. Had to get another attorney to straighten his mess out and while in the process my parent passed away and I no longer need this co...

    Curtis’s Answer

    Have the attorney enter an Order in Court Dismissing the Conservatorship or Closing the Conservatorship and then have the attorney open up an Estate in Probate Court and have a personal representative of the Estate appointed so that the estate distribution process may begin.

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  • If my spouse is still on the mortgage and cars and has moved out for a year now with divorce papers filed is he liable also?

    He refuses to help pay out joint bills and has manipulated the system to have me agree to equal parenting time in an attempt to reconcile, never happened and dropped his attorney. Will he have to reimburse me the amounts I've paid on mortgage, joi...

    Curtis’s Answer

    There are two parts to this question. If he is on the mortgage note for the house and the car, he is still liable to both of the banks for those debts. By way of example, if you were unable to pay the house note/car note and those notes went into default, both of you would be liable to the respective lenders. Your question did not specify whether or not your Husband is presently under a court order in the divorce proceeding to pay the joint bills. If he is under an order to pay those bills and is not doing so, you would absolutely be able to have the Court order him to pay half of those expenses at a trial. Even if he is not presently under a court order to pay those expenses, there is still a good possibility the Judge would order him to reimburse you for 1/2 of the expenses at trial. There are other factors that come into play, such as if he is shouldering any other joint marital debt by himself and what his particular finances are. That being said, even if you are able to have the amount of the bills he owes you reduced to judgment, there is still the issue of collecting the funds from him. You are essentially just like any other creditor.

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  • Can I sue my school for emotional distress and trauma?

    My girlfriend and I have been dating and living together for the past 6 years... all of a sudden a month ago we go through financial breakdown...she sales everything...keeps everything...and days later she is living with the profe ssor...she has ...

    Curtis’s Answer

    Can you sue the school? Of course, you can sue the school. Will you prevail? No. In my opinion, you would not be able to find an attorney to take that case on a contingency fee basis. Furthermore, be advised that anytime you sue someone for emotional distress or trauma, you are going to need expert medical proof to substantiate that element of damages, which means your psychiatrist/doctor would have to be involved in the litigation and testify. You will have had to incur medical bills as a result of this situation.

    Your legal argument would be that the school/professor intentionally or negligently inflicted emotional distress on you because your girlfriend hooked up with the professor. That is not a winning argument. It is awful and unprofessional for a professor to have a relationship like that in my opinion and it is also a poor reflection on your ex girlfriend as well and the school That being said, I personally do not see any liability there on the part of the school. If you have a list of the property your ex-gf sold and can put some sort of a value on it and prove it was your property as well, you may have a potential case against her, but those types of matters are difficult to prove in TN as well. Sorry for your experience.

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  • Divorce advice? Will I get the kids, child support and alimony?

    What can I do? Asked 21 minutes ago - Memphis, TN I have been married for 13 years..life was great my spouse was great till I found out he has been cheating on me with the same woman who rented our old house..He has been doing this for 1...

    Curtis’s Answer

    There are a lot of moving parts to this scenario, but first let's start with the most important issue: your minor children. Courts evaluate custody disputes based on what is in the "best interest of the minor children." This varies greatly from case to case, but if your husband is on the road alot, chances are you would be designated the "primary residential parent" or custodial parent over the children, barring some sort of serious character flaw that makes you an unfit parent. Alimony is based on a laundry list of factors, but the two most important factors are a party's need and the other party's ability to pay. Your question says nothing about the job you recently lost, so I'm not sure what you were making or are capable of making income wise. You should contact an experienced attorney immediately if you are serious about going through with the divorce process.

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  • What can I do?

    I have been married for 13 years..life was great my spouse was great till I found out he has been cheating on me with the same woman who rented our old house..He has been doing this for 12 years..now I know and he said he will stop.. A year later ...

    Curtis’s Answer

    There are a lot of moving parts to this scenario, but first let's start with the most important issue: your minor children. Courts evaluate custody disputes based on what is in the "best interest of the minor children." This varies greatly from case to case, but if your husband is on the road alot, chances are you would be designated the "primary residential parent" or custodial parent over the children, barring some sort of serious character flaw that makes you an unfit parent. Alimony is based on a laundry list of factors, but the two most important factors are a party's need and the other party's ability to pay. Your question says nothing about the job you recently lost, so I'm not sure what you were making or are capable of making income wise. You should contact an experienced attorney immediately if you are serious about going through with the divorce process.

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  • Do I have any legal rights?

    My husband was recently hospitalized for a stroke and they put him in a room that had not been cleaned properly. The bathroom had blood all over it. They did not find in until the second day he had been in it. Do we have any legal rights in thi...

    Curtis’s Answer

    Although that is highly disturbing, unless the blood being in the bathroom caused your husband to sustain any sort of damages or personal injuries, I do not think the act alone would justify a lawsuit. It would not fall under the category of medical malpractice either.

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