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Maneesh Sharma

Maneesh Sharma’s Answers

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  • Can I put my son in my will as the sole beneficiary to my own home and not to my husband?

    My husband grant deeded the house we live in to me for personal reasons. I would like my son to be the legal owner of the house when I die before my husband. My husband is 72 and under long term care.

    Maneesh’s Answer

    Yes, you can put whomever you desire as the beneficiary of your assets. If you have other children to avoid having conflict amongst them, you may want to create a estate plan that clearly dictates your desires. Having a proper estate plan can be very beneficial to you and ensure that your wishes are clearly stated.

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  • Who is liable for cleaning on rental that was only for 11 months, tennant or landlord?

    carpet has black and red stains on carpeting as well as bleach. tenent states was cleaned and she will not be responsible if i wish to have cleaned. got estimate and states staines can be removed except red and bleach of course. i know i can only ...

    Maneesh’s Answer

    The answer to your question is that a landlord cannot charge for normal wear and tear, however you have to determine what is normal wear and tear. Security deposits are used to repair damage to rental units. If this is considered beyond normal wear and tear, you could use the security deposit to repair the damage. The guiding principles that would assist you are CCP 1950.5 and possibly CCP 1950. CCP stands for California Civil Procedure and can either be accessed online or at any law library. Further, many courthouses have self-help centers with individuals that can thoroughly explain the nuances to you. To access the locations and hours of self-help centers, look at the county courthouse websites of your particular county and do a search for self-help. Then take your lease (which is a controlling document and dictates the understanding between the parties) to the center. Combined with their expertise, and your lease you will have a strong foundation to support your case.

    Please be advised that there is no attorney-client relationship. Information provided here is intended solely as informational. Individuals are encouraged to seek legal counsel and establish an attorney-client relationship to thoroughly understand their case.

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  • Will lawyer have to refund my money?

    I sent a lawyer 250.00 to do an expungment. He gave me misleading info. So i told him to send my money back. I did not sign any agreement eith him.

    Maneesh’s Answer

    Please be advised that each state has different laws however if the attorney that you hired did not give you correct information you may be entitled to a refund. The best thing you can do is to call the State Bar of your particular state and ask them. Usually, they are a really good source of information and in some instances can help you to either work out the situation or get a refund. Misleading information may suggest that the particular attorney you used was not qualified to take on your case, and did not either acquire expertise through learning about this area of law, or require assistance from someone who was competent. This may be a violation of the professional rules of conduct. Talk to an attorney in your state.

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  • Can I give myself Power of Attorney for Health Care for my daughter who has severe brain damage?

    My 35 year old daughter has severe brain damage. She has lived in a Nursing Home for the past 10 years. Can I get a Power of Attorney for Health Care or an Advanced Directive without her signing it, as she is non functioning...She cannot speak, ho...

    Maneesh’s Answer

    Generally, the answer to your question is no. Unfortunately, Power of Attorney is something that your daughter must designate. If she does not have capacity to do so, then you would not be granted Power of Attorney. Guardianship is a more plausible option for you. However, the fact that you do not live in the same state will make it hard for you to get Guardianship. Think about family members that you trust to act as a guardian, or move closer to your daughter if possible, or finally look at institutions that act as guardians. Personally, I would look at options one or two more so then the third option.

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  • No contractors licence

    My boyfriend got caught quoting for garden services through Craigs List at a house for not having a contractors licence and quoting over the allowed $500. What do you think his penalty will be please?

    Maneesh’s Answer

    In CA, to act as a contractor you must have a contractor's license for any job over $500. In this case, the penalty depends. If your boyfriend wants to be a licensed contractor he may be penalized by the contractor's board for violating their laws. There could be a fine, or in the most severe cases he will be refused a contractor's license. The best option is to contact the Contractor's Licensing Board and ask them directly.

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  • Reasons for Probate?

    How much in assets being left to a Benifactor does it take to cause a will to go into Probate.?

    Maneesh’s Answer

    Although state law differ between states, most states will send everything to probate unless you have a document that avoids probate i.e. a trust. Remember, the government wants to get their hands on as much as possible. The best option for you is to contact an estate planning attorney licensed in your state.

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  • Will my misdemeanor conviction cause me to lose my CA state certificate?

    I am a California State Certified Phlebotomy Technician, and I was wondering if the misdemeanor conviction I have on my record will cause it to become invalid?

    Maneesh’s Answer

    It depends on what your misdemeanor conviction is regarding. Unfortunately, in CA moral character is a large issue in regards to health care professions. As a former health care administrator, I can say that if for example you got a DUI/wet reckless and your job requires you to travel from one hospital to another, you may have certificate issues.

    Each certificate program also has a department to which you can address these questions. That might be best option for you to get a clear answer on the consequences.

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  • How do I write a letter for a copy of a trust?

    I am the beneficiary of a trust. I need to request a copy of the trust, what should I include in my letter?

    Maneesh’s Answer

    You must determine whether you are a beneficiary or a contingent beneficiary. If you are a beneficiary, you are entitled to a copy of the trust and an accounting of the estate. If however, you are a contingent beneficiary, you are not necessarily entitled to anything because your inheritance will not vest until the contingency is met. You can also contact the "settlor" of the trust, who is the individual that created the trust. If you are a beneficiary, you may also contact the trustee and request a copy of the trust. If all else fails, contact an estate attorney and he/she will be able to assist you.

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  • What should I do if I missed a court ordered mediation appoinment?

    I got the dates mixed up and did not show up to the mediation for modification of custody. What should I do now?

    Maneesh’s Answer

    If you missed a mediation, you should immediately contact both the mediator, and if applicable the other side's attorney. You should always make sure that you explain your situation. In some instances there could be some financial penalties. Please make sure that you immediately contact the mediator and explain your situation. Hopefully, you can reschedule the mediation.

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  • Small claim court.

    I remodeled my house last summer. Before completion of the construction, we asked that he fix some of the worked that he failed to complete. The redo worked we ask him was not an additional worked. He agreed to finish what we asked. After we pa...

    Maneesh’s Answer

    The answer above is appropriate. If you are still being harrassed, you can send him a cease and desist letter. He will not be able to call you thereafter. Please be advised, that this answer is only for educational purpose and DOES NOT constitute an attorney/client relationship. This is not to be taken as legal advice. All information is based solely on CA law. Each case is specific and requires a thorough examination of all facts. Please contact an attorney for a full evaluation of your case.

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