Lawrence Allen Stein’s Answers

Lawrence Allen Stein

Wheaton Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. Can I declare bankruptcy on a school loan?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey David Solomon
    2. Lawrence Allen Stein
    3. Matthew Scott Berkus
    4. Waymon S. Harrell
    5. Gregory D. Oberhauser
    5 lawyer answers

    It's very difficult to discharge student loans in bankruptcy.

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  2. How can one obtain DUI records in Cook County, IL?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Lawrence Allen Stein
    2. S. Janaan Hashim
    3. Luke Price Dussman
    3 lawyer answers

    The police report is a public document, but it'll be had to get, and when you get it, it'll be redacted.

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  3. Small town criminal trouble. Is it better to use the small town lawyers in that area or take a big shot lawyer from the city?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Steven Michael Dioneda
    3. Lawrence Allen Stein
    4. Joshua Sachs
    5. Michael Thomas Myzia
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    6 lawyer answers

    I'm confident there are competent attorneys in Dixon. I'd find one for each of you from there. If you're concerned about the abilities of the local lawyers you hire, hire a third "big city" lawyer to assist on the side, while letting the local lawyers be your face in front of the local judge.

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  4. Is a sworn and notarized affidavit admissible in civil pro se small claims court?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Lawrence Allen Stein
    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    4. Thomas O. Moens
    4 lawyer answers

    Nope. Affidavits are hearsay. With appropriate notice to all the other parties, you can take an evidence deposition of the witness before he or she leaves the country. You can subpoena the witness before leaving the country, which would require the witness to testify at the hearing. You can also ask the court to reschedule the trial.

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  5. What can I do, when we have paid a lawyer for a service he did not complete. We told him what we needed him to do, he discarded

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Lawrence Allen Stein
    3. Robert Alan Cohen
    4. Aaron B. Goldstein
    5. Joshua Sachs
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    6 lawyer answers

    Hire another lawyer. The new lawyer can try to fix any prior errors, and seek to remedy your issue with your current lawyer.

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  6. Asylum pending.

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Lawrence Allen Stein
    2. F. J. Capriotti III
    3. Suzannah King Maclay
    4. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    4 lawyer answers

    To expand on Mr. Capriotti's fine answer, if your lawyer mailed the application on or before the date it was due, the fact that the government may have received it 2 days late likely does not matter.

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  7. Does my landlord/roommate have any legal right to withhold money from my security deposit for charges I never agreed to pay?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Scott Richard Kaufman
    2. Lawrence Allen Stein
    3. Nicholas Basil Spirtos
    4. Helena Kempner Kobrin
    4 lawyer answers

    I could be wrong, but it sounds like you agreed orally to pay your share of the housekeeper. Oral agreements may be harder to prove, but once proven, they're as valid as an agreement written in ink or blood, or carved in stone.

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  8. I am being sued by a credit card company. I have very little money and am on Section 8. I don't want to lose my housing benefits

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Kevin Samuel Sullivan
    2. Vance Tate Davis
    3. Mona Amini
    4. Lawrence Allen Stein
    5. Edna Carroll Straus
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    6 lawyer answers

    I don't think your housing benefits are at risk. If you maintain a separate bank account to receive your disability income, and use that income for your everyday expenses, you may very well be able to protect most or all of your disability income.

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  9. I hired a w/c lawyer and my claim was denied my lawyer said it is not worth appealing again what can i do ?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Lawrence Allen Stein
    2. John M. DeProspo
    3. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    4. Kenneth W Harrell
    4 lawyer answers

    Accept your lawyers advice and not appeal, or hire a new lawyer and appeal.

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  10. What can I do to cause the courts to favor me or what can I do to help my case?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Jason D Rowe
    2. Lawrence Allen Stein
    3. Matthew Paul Woermer
    3 lawyer answers

    Stop talking to the police and hire a competent lawyer in the community where you're charged.

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