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  • When i file a complaint against the non custodial parent what happens?

    I have to file a complaint against the ncp for non payments of child support. He does have an active bench Warrant however what happens with the complaint?

    William’s Answer

    You don't need to file a complaint...you should file an RFO re: contempt. You can also start attaching the NCP's wages and take other steps to collect the debt. Speak with a family law attorney if you have a chance and he/she souls be able to assist with this.

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  • Can a pro per litigant have a lawyer represent him in an exparte hearing?

    Can a lawyer represent the party at the hearing and what do services like these usually cost?

    William’s Answer

    Yes, a lawyer could represent a pro per litigant for a single appearance, but he/she may have to file a substitution of attorney or notice of limited scope representation before doing so (depends on the court). So make sure you give the attorney advance notice if you go this route. As far as costs, it will vary from attorney to attorney. Good luck to you !

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  • I was sold a car with a failed smog title, and the engine blew up on me.

    The dealership they did everything by the book, but they sold me a car that was in bad shape, had not passed smog and it was sold to me. The owner told me that he would make it pass the test. On my way the engine blew a valve and the engine explod...

    William’s Answer

    It sounds like you have a solid case. While there is never a guarantee you will win a case, you do stand a good chance to recover the damages you seek. Be smart and retain an auto fraud attorney to assist you with this. Most will take your case on contingency and seek to recover fees and costs from the defendant under consumer protection statutes. However you proceed, I wish you the best of luck.

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  • Will rewelds compromise the structural integrity of a car

    I have a 2013 jeep compass that was recently in an accident, I was declared at fault. After I picked up my car I took it to have it appraised and was told the structural integrity was compromised and would probably not hold up the same if I were...

    William’s Answer

    It would really depend on your policy. Generally, however, your insurance company needs to repair the car to its pre-accident condition as best is possible. If the vehicle cannot be repaired such that it is safe (which is often the case with structural damage), then your policy may require the insurer to total the car and pay you FMV. All of this depends in your policy and how the accident occurred. You should speak with an attorney directly to get an accurate answer to your question. Sorry I cannot be of more help.

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  • If we dissascociate with a partner we suspect of fraud or embezzlement will we still be able to have a case against him.

    we have proof of him cashing checks made out to the business. but want him out of the business and he wants out but does not know we know he is stealing from us.

    William’s Answer

    It really depends on the terms of your partnership and the underlying facts regarding the embezzlement. You should consult with an attorney to see how best to proceed. I would not post additional information about your situation on a public forum like Avvo. Use the "Find a Lawyer" tool to contact an attorney directly.

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  • I am a victim of fraud here and have evidence. What do I do?

    Hi, I bought a car last november from a "franchise" that sells cars. It was classified as an as-is transaction. When I walked in and started doing paperwork they didn't mention this, I thought the car was CPO. I drove the car and it felt li...

    William’s Answer

    You could have a good case against the dealer who sold the vehicle to you. If the damage at the time of the sale was what the previous owner told you, then there is a strong chance the dealer may have known about it and didn't disclose the problems. This is especially true if the vehicle underwent a thorough CPO inspection prior to the sale. I recommend you speak with a consumer fraud attorney about this matter as soon as possible. Most attorneys who practice in this area (including my firm) will give you a free initial consult to let you know where you stand.

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  • What's the legality of a pre owned certified vehicle inspection checklist?

    I recently bought a preowned certified Nissan Altima. On the inspection checklist I was given, it specifically states the car has two key fobs. When I was given the car after signing the paperwork I was told there was only one. The dealership refu...

    William’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Kaufman. If the dealer's checklist states the car come with two key fobs then they need to provide that to you. Make sure you keep a copy of the inspection checklist, and send a written demand for the $270.00. If they do not pay then take the dealer to small claims. Hopefully this is the only problem you have to do deal with. If not, consider calling Mr. Kaufman as he is very knowledgeable about these cases and pretty close by to San Jose. Good luck.

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  • I would like to know the consequences for food stamp fraud in san diego.

    living with the father of my child. but he wont help with food money for our child. and he would never apply for any benefits with me. i can afford to move out on my own, don't want him to get partial custody if i leave, but desperately need to fe...

    William’s Answer

    Generally speaking, be honest. If you're asked about your expenses, living arrangements or income don't fudge any facts. It sounds like your statement that you're living with an unrelated friend is not inaccurate though...but if you're asked about the specific relationship with this guy you should disclose it. One question that jumps out at me in your scenario is why you have not sought child support from the child's father. He might not want to pay it but he doesn't have a choice. You should terry to speak with a family law attorney to see what options you may have. Good luck with this.

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  • What kind of lawyer ir attorney I find that handle cases for fraud auto repair shops?

    I am trying to sue a car repair shop.

    William’s Answer

    It would depend upon the specific facts, but start by using the "Find a Lawyer" tool in Avvo and look for a consumer fraud attorney. Most on this field will provide free initial consults to see if they can help and let you know where you stand.

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  • Seller misrepresent the car in writing, now claiming it was sold as-is.

    Good morning, I bought a pre-owned car based on a written ad (which I have printed out) that says the car "runs perfect" and "well maintained". The seller also repeated the same in person. Sure enough the car basically feel part the week after I b...

    William’s Answer

    It's good that you saved the advertisement. Assuming you can prove the vehicle fell apart due to problems that were pre-existing at the time of the sale and that the seller knew about those problems you arguably can sue for fraud and violations of other consumer protection statutes. You should speak with an attorney to see how strong your clam will be and let the attorney review whatever documents you have concerning the transaction. If this is a private seller (not a dealership), you can either take him/her to small claims (depending on the amount of the sale), send a demand letter, or file a claim in Superior Court. You might also consider having an attorney send a strong demand letter if this is a private seller as that sometimes will result in them doing the right thing. At the very least you should speak with a consumer rights attorney. Most practicing in this area (including my office) will provide a free initial consult to let you know where you stand. You are also close to Mr. Kaufman's office, so you might consider calling him (he is very experienced taking these types of cases). However you proceed, I wish you good luck.

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