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  • My husband lost his fingers in a machine accident he was cutting the grass in our back yard can we claim that our house insuranc

    Should we speak to a lawyer

    Mark’s Answer

    It would be helpful if you provided more facts regarding how this happened.

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  • Does my 17 year old son have to appear in court in a settlement case?

    A settlement between myself, legal parent, and the auto insurance company was reached for $12,500. My son has no permanent injuries.

    Mark’s Answer

    Bring your son to the hearing. The Rules of Practice require you and your son to appear at the hearing. Most judges like to ask the minor a few questions. If you do not have a lawyer and the insurance company prepared all the paperwork, the judge may refer the case to another lawyer to evaluate the proposed settlement and advise the court whether the settlement is reasonable. Having your son at the hearing will help the judge decide whether it is necessary to have an independent evaluation.

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  • I How can I find out if I am included in my Uncle and Aunts will? I was told I am, but someone else is too

    i was told the will is to be divided equally between me and the other person, but now I read just because your listed in a will does not mean you will get anything

    Mark’s Answer

    I assume you have tried to ask the family member in charge of the will. The personal representative is in charge of notifying those included in the will. Depending on the assets in the estate, the personal representative may have to open a probate file. All those listed in the will are required to be notified of the filing. You can monitor filings at the county court where your uncle or aunt resided at time of death. If they had a will, it will be on file.

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  • My wife's doctor gave her some meds that almost killed her.

    My wife's doctor stop taking her insurance so we were forced to find her a new doctor. The doctor that we were refered to by someone took her off the meds she was taking and put her on some different meds. Those meds had her in a coma like state c...

    Mark’s Answer

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    How is your wife doing now that her old doctor got her back on the right meds? Make sure you document everything that happened including phone calls, conversations, etc. Also, obtain copies of your wife's records from the new doctor.

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  • Is there a way to stop my brother from taking my mothers ashes out of Minnesota and spreading them in another state (California)

    My mother passed with no will or any written instructions that I'm aware of. My brother has taken it upon himself to be in charge of all her belongings which (wasn't much) including her cremated remains. He is rushing through things without notif...

    Mark’s Answer

    Is there anyone you know who could speak to your brother and convince him to include you in the process? You may want to let your brother know that there are strict laws in California regarding spreading ashes.

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  • What kind of attorney is needed for BOP total loss not handled well & how long to file suit?

    Was under insured by over $200K. claims adj. Stated should get good e&o attorney. Claims adj stated amt of payment to be paid out in June & every month there after. Only received partial payment (which ins comp States is full) in Nov & letter stat...

    Mark’s Answer

    If you did not have enough insurance for a covered loss, you could potentially have a claim against the insurance agent. If someone suggested a good E&O attorney, you should find an attorney who has experience with insurance law. The attorney needs to be licensed in the state where the claim took place.

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  • Can I get a copy of each of their wills? Does everything go His estate (church & executor?) Do I have a “share" of what I found?

    I found missing money, on line (life insurance????) for my dad's brother, who died who died 25 years ago & his wife who died 31 years a go. No children. I "think" I have a "copy"of my uncles will, that was sent to me. He named Just nieces & nephew...

    Mark’s Answer

    The decision on what to do depends on who is the beneficiary of the life insurance. Call the insurance company and ask who is the beneficiary. If they will tell you, there are some options on how to proceed.

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  • Does my friend has to fill his tax return afresh. like to start all over again with new preparer.

    does my friend has to fill his tax return afresh. like to start all over again with new preparer. He does not have to cancel the the old filling return.

    Mark’s Answer

    It depend how comfortable your friend is with the first preparer.

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  • One of my friend just recently fill it tax and he was not sure. if the preparer fill it correctly. can he Re-fill it again .

    one of my friend just recently filled it tax and he was not sure. if the prepare fill it correctly. can he Re-fill it again from my different person

    Mark’s Answer

    Bring the return to another tax preparer for review and advise on what to do if the return was not correct.

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  • Auto loan default be primary signatory..can he report car stolen if driven by co signer and past live in girlfriend

    Couple splits...primary signatory and person car is registered to neglects to make payments but cashes checks given to him by co signer and primary driver. The girl friend has given the money for loan payments but the primary took the money and d...

    Mark’s Answer

    I am not sure I understand all the facts. If the former boyfriend is the only registered owner and the car was taken by the person who is the co-signer on the loan, but not a registered owner, this may cause some problems.

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