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J. has answered 35 questions

  • Why do some contracts print your name in all capital letters

    Asked by a user in Kingsville, TX - about 6 years ago.

    The previous answers have it right. It makes no legal difference and is simply a matter of style. In my contracts and pleadings, I use an acronym for the parties such as the following example: Gulf...

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  • Income tax

    Asked by a user in Texas - over 6 years ago.

    Definitely the IRS, but don't expect them to take any immediate action. Furthermore, it is possbile that the tax deduction is valid if the kids are children of the person and the person got divorced...

    3 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • Damage to real property due to drunk driver, under TX law can I sue driver to get back deposit money lost to landlord

    Asked by a user in Lake Jackson, TX - about 6 years ago.

    Provided the lost deposit was caused as a result of the drunk driver, you should be able to recover your deposit from the landlord and/or the drunk driver and his insurance carrier. File a lawsuit in...

    2 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • TX auto accident insurance laws, dispute with insurance company regarding car value

    Asked by a user in Dallas, TX - almost 6 years ago.

    Based on the facts described, you face both civil and criminal liability. Your civil liability equals the total amount of reasonable and necessary repairs limited to the fair market value of the car,...

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  • Life Insurance Disability Waiver of Premium discontinued....leaving no coverage

    Asked by a user in Houston, TX - almost 6 years ago.

    Your question is rather complex. If the policy was issued as an employee benefit, then it falls under a federal law known as ERISA - the Employee Retirement Income Security Act - and preempts state...

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  • I was involved in a low speed car accident while leaving a parking spot, can I face criminal or civil liability for leaving

    Asked by a user in Houston, TX - almost 6 years ago.

    You face both civil and criminal liability. You should report the loss to your carrier immediately and try to locate the car's owner and ask them if they suffered any property damage.

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  • What can I do if the driver that hit me does not have insurance

    Asked by a user in Arlington, TX - almost 6 years ago.

    You need to act quickly. First, you need to report the loss to your the Texas Department of Public Safety if the police were not called to the accident scene. Second, if the loss is significant,...

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  • Food stamp fraud

    Asked by a user in San Antonio, TX - about 6 years ago.

    You need to retain a criminal lawyer immediately. In all likelihood, the situation can be reversed, but you need immediate representation. Do not talk with anyone until a lawyer is retained.

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  • Family

    Asked by a user in Kingsland, TX - about 6 years ago.

    Provided there are not any court orders preventing the removal of the child from Texas, you have the right to live with your child where ever you want. Jurisdiction for any divorce or custody battle...

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  • Car Title

    Asked by a user in Fort Worth, TX - over 6 years ago.

    Yes. You definitely have a case agaisn the dealer under a number of different legal theories. Under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practice Act (among other legal remedies), you have the right to return...

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer