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Mark K. Ameli

Beverly Hills Mediation Attorney.

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  1. What is considered legal proof of service for a creditor to serve me before a court order wage detachment can occur?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Mark K. Ameli
    2. Pamela Koslyn
    3. Robert Harlan Stempler
    3 lawyer answers

    You will have to file a motion to quash service of process and set aside judgment as soon as you possibly can. the law requires that the motion shouls be filed within a reasonable time not to exceed two years after the default was entered or six months after the notice has been given. In order to prove lack of notice, the fact that this was an old address, and that you do not have a woman in her 30th in your household may be used. The other attorneys have informed you that once you...

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  2. Can ex change mediation date if I do not agree?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Mark K. Ameli
    2. Thomas Richelo
    2 lawyer answers

    Mediation is a voluntary process and the agreement you will reach will also be a voluntary agreement. This is why it would be difficult to force someone to go to mediation on a certain date. However, you do have a stick that you can use. If the mediation does not occur by a certain date, and you can put the date far enough in advance to give her an opportunity to participate, you will have no alternative but to go back to court which will cost money, be time consuming and the result will be...

  3. Can I sue my wife’s employer for physical and psychological damage after OTJ accident?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Mark K. Ameli
    1 lawyer answer

    The defendant has the right to delay its decision for 90 days. You have the right to seek your own medical care during those 90 days and the carrier, if it accepts the case will have to pay the medical expenses up to $10,000. It seems that you are beyond the 90 days. At this stage, your only recourse is to present the need for treatment to a judge and have the judge force treatment upon the carrier. Unfortunately, this is not a very quick fix. You can, however, request an expedited hearing...

  4. Notice of Opposition of Mediator

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Roman Michael Whittaker
    2. Douglas James Pettibone
    3. Pamela Koslyn
    4. Mark K. Ameli
    4 lawyer answers

    In California civil cases are in fact ordered to mediation by the court. The procedure generally is that either both parties agree to a pro bono mediator or to a paid mediator or in the alternative the court will randomly assign an arbitrator to the case. Under either scenario, if a mediator lacks impartiality he or she will generally let the parties know and he or she would recuse himself or herself. Each party may contact the mediator and find out about his background before the...

  5. I am at fault car accident with no insurance, I am being sued and need to do settlement

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Richard James Milham
    2. David B. Richardson
    3. Mark K. Ameli
    4. Melissa F. Mack
    4 lawyer answers

    I am sorry that you are in this position. unfortunately a lot more information is necessary to determine if their demand is reasonable. Did they receive any medical attention, did they have any loss of earning, how did the accident happen and do you have any possibility to find contributory negligence on the part of the other driver. All of these and more will be needed to determine the past damages and the amount that should go for pain and suffering. I also do not know your financial...

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  6. I mediated and bought my spouse out of our property. The documents were not legalized. Will they hold up in court?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Mark K. Ameli
    1 lawyer answer

    If you are in California, you may enforce your agreement against your spouse pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 664.6. however, your settlement agreement, which is signed by both parties must contain verbiage that the court retains jurisdiction to enforce the agreement pursuant to the above Code Section.

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  7. I need help getting my license back. i was told the insurance company had my license suspended.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Mark K. Ameli
    1 lawyer answer

    I am not familiar with the State laws in IA. In some states if you drive without insurance your license will get suspended, usually for a term of one year. In most states, however, can apply for a restricted license if you later show proof of insurance which will allow you to drive back and forth to work and in emergency situations. With respect to the damages, if the insurance company wants to collect from you, they would have to sue you and you will have your day in court before they...

  8. I own two companies. I would like to turn one into a subsidiary of the other.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Thomas Stanczyk
    2. Mark Joseph Guay
    3. Mark K. Ameli
    3 lawyer answers

    It is important to know the reason for such an action. My colleagues have correctly stated the manner of effectuating this and the repercussions of such action. The problem with this action, however, you may be increasing the liability of the parent corporation unnecessarily. You should consider purchasing only the assets of what is to be the future subsidiary company and cutting off your liabilties.