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  • My sister and I are purchasing a house for cash. She is single I am married. How do I pass my 50% ownership to my spouse?

    I don't want to add him to the title if he will then be a 1/3 owner. It should be 50% to each sister, then have my husband get my 50% if I die before him.

    Guy’s Answer

    Take your 1/2 title interest as "Community property with right of survivorship"

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  • Property Damage

    Damage to my property from the overflow from a retention basin in a development across the street from my home .

    Guy’s Answer

    If the retention basin was originally "undersized" you might have a claim against the developer. Most likely you would have a claim against your homeowner's policy however most such policies exclude damage caused by flooding (thus the reason people should purchase Flood Insurance). The recent storms in Arizona were beyond the general design requirements for retention basins but you would need to see the original planning and permitting documents to determine if they designed for a 20, 50 or 100 year flood and thus there is some causal link between the storm and your damages.

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  • Is first plea offer the only one ?

    My charges came in the mail and I drove for the " book and release " the next day. Two weeks after arraignment I was mailed discovery with plea offer of undesig. class 6 . Was class 3 felony . Have first Case Mgmt. conference soon. Is it me who as...

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    Do not try to do this without an attorney. Executing a plea agreement, even one for a class 6 designated, has serious implications in your life, future employment prospects, and ability to obtain many government benefits.

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  • Is it true that if a creditor levies my bank account, that $600 is exempt and they can only take what is over that?

    I was told that if I have $800 in a bank account on the day that the creditor were to levy account, that they would only be able to levy $200 of that and the levy is only good for the said day of levy. They would have to 'hit up' the account on an...

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    The "levy" or "Garnishment" is valid only on the day the bank is served with the Writ. $300 is exempt from a general checking account. You can file a written objection to the writ and have it heard by the Court to demonstrate why a lesser sum should be given to the bank.

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  • I'm 8 1/2 months pregnant, most definately can't find a job, and I have a probation officer who causes so much frustration

    He continually makes me drop u.a. knowing dang well I have no means of transportation, let alone no income to pay for the u.a. and is fully aware that I am pregnant and am due to have my baby in nov. This upcoming month. I'm so terrified that he's...

    Guy’s Answer

    Taking periodic UA's is likely a condition of your probation. If you were previously incarcerated for a drug related offense or have a history of drug use, then your PO is well within his/her rights to have this testing done by you at your expense. Contact his supervisor, see if you can come to some alternative arrangement for testing and that accommodates your current condition.

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  • Do I have to wait 60 days before a consent decree paperwork can be notarized?

    I am currently in the process of divorcing my husband. We have filed papers, he has signed the accepatance of service and we have both completed our parenting class. We will be filing the consent decree paperwork on Oct 31, 2014 after the 60 day w...

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    The notarization is required to be done at the TIME OF SIGNING. You can sign the documents early, submit them early, but the Court will wait until after 60 days before acting on them. If you are in a hurry (as many of our clients are), we file the paperwork about a week before the 60 day deadline with the Division and a short note advising of the 61st day so that the Judicial Assistant can have it on the Judge / Commissioner's desk immediately after the deadline for signature.

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  • My son bought a used car from a dealership that has had several problems. What are my options?

    My wife and son both bought newer model used cars from a Nissan dealer about 5 months ago. Hers is fine but since they bought them, my sons 2004 Dodge Durango has had to go back for one problem or another 4 or 5 times now and the check engine lig...

    Guy’s Answer

    Talk to the manager of course but it is likely that you purchased the Car "As Is" which includes the mechanical problems you are experiencing. Remember that this is a 10 year old car and mechanical problems should have been anticipated. Without knowing the exact nature of the problems and whether the dealership represented something "different" to you at the time of purchase, you should just consider that there have been and will be problems in the future.

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  • I have a registration loan in AZ, but sold my car am I in legal trouble?

    I got a registration loan a year ago. The vehicle then had a lien in which I payed off soon after. I had a clear title to vehicle. I sold vehicle since I had no use for it since it was involved in an accident. Would u be in trouble since technical...

    Guy’s Answer

    Without seeing the documents that form the security interest in your vehicle it would be impossible to answer but technically, if the loan was secured by the vehicle, they would have had to file with the Department of Transportation their lien otherwise you could have sold the car as it was in your name. Regardless of the loss of security, you remain legally responsible for the underlying loan.

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  • Question regarding summary judgement

    I am a plaintiff pro se in a lawsuit against the state for police brutality/excessive force. The state had filed a motion for summary judgment against my claim. I have responded the best I could. The state has requested an extension for filing a r...

    Guy’s Answer

    Grant the request. The court will typically allow such extensions based on good cause and since it is a MFSJ the hearing date is set well off anyway. In the future you may need your own extension on a similar motion or hearing.

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  • MY EX BOSS IS VERY BAD EMPLOYER HE DEGRADES HIS EMPLOYEES AND CONSTANTLY ACCUSES THEM/US OF STEALING FROM HIM ,WHEN ACTUALLY ITS

    HIM THAT STEALS NOT ONLY FROM HIS EMPLOYEE'S BUT ALSO FROM HIS CUSTOMERS ,CONSTANTLY THREATENING AND YELLING AT EMPLOYEES SO BAD HE HAS CAUSED ONE GIRL TO HAVE A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN AND IS ALWAYS MAKING THE GIRLS CRY

    Guy’s Answer

    Although degrading the employees could be considered a "hostile" work environment, the fact that your employer treats everyone poorly (and equally) would simply mean that he is not worthy of working for. Quit and find a better employer. Most employers appreciate their workers and value their input and work.

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