Hillary Johns’s Answers

Hillary Johns

San Diego Family Law Attorney.

Contributor Level 19
  1. How do i protect my assets against a lawsuit if the injured party asks for more than my insurance company covers?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Hillary Johns
    2. David J. McCormick
    3. Kevin Coluccio
    4. Scott J. Corwin
    5. Ricardo Antonio Perez
    5 lawyer answers

    You need a pi or insurance lawyer who handles auto accident cases. There are several in Avvo as a place to start. No lawyer on Avvo can advise you as to how to negotiate a settlement.

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  2. I want to marry an illegal he is th father of my child will he be departed even if we dont file for residency?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. F. J. Capriotti III
    2. Arie Ebrahimian
    3. Hillary Johns
    4. Theodore John Murphy
    4 lawyer answers

    Congratulations on your upcoming marriage. Given the facts, here I would listen to learned counsel and consult with an immigration law lawyer as to the best way to proceed.

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  3. Should I set up a Corporation to be the managing partner of an LLC to protect myself from any liability?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Hillary Johns
    2. Trisha Ellen Newman
    3. Douglass S Lodmell
    4. Michael Charles Doland
    5. James Carl Eschen III
    5 lawyer answers

    It's good that you're thinking about these issues now. Some of the questions you're asking are really more tactical considerations than legal advice. Generally, 1) yes an LLC suffices for what you're proposing; (2) a corporation really isn't necessary; (3) holding title as you commented certainly works although there are other issues such as ownership interests, how title is held, how the LLC will be operated, what will happen is a dispute arises, how expenses and profits will be shared and...

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  4. (TAX) Does the IRS care if i send 10$K+ overseas from my non-business bank account or with western union (or any other way)

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Pamela Koslyn
    2. Luca Cristiano Maria Melchionna
    3. Hillary Johns
    4. Christopher Michael Larson
    5. Jonathan H Levy
    5 lawyer answers

    Counsel are both correct. It's not a good idea as Mr. Melchionna points out. Why not just do it legally and correctly. Banks are required to report large sums of money although they can also do it if it looks suspicious. And if you're doing or planning something illegal, and I'm not saying that you are, don't post it on a public forum. If you're serious about doing this right, spend the money and hire a lawyer.

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  5. Can a deposition be scheduled in the interim between the initial trial date and the continued trial date?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Hillary Johns
    2. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    3. Dave Bahr
    4. John Noah Kitta
    4 lawyer answers

    Mr. Chen is right. Yes, it can if the discovery cut off dates were extended with the new trial date. Often and usually that's why a trial date is continued although I don't now the exact facts of your case. If the discovery cut off wasn't extended, then no you can't. If it was and you're within the time to do it, then yes, it's appropriate.

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  6. Can a defendent be charged with assult & battery that happen 7 months ago and no wittnesses in the plattiff case,

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brian Harold Jean
    2. John F. Brennan
    3. Hillary Johns
    4. Mariell Rebekah McLatcher
    5. Jayson Lutzky
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    Yes you can still be charged as I understand it although I'm licensed in California. Hire a good lawyer.

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  7. If I have a large amt of money, $2 million liability umbrella on my cars and stepchild crashed, am I liable ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Richard S. Johnson
    2. Jill K. Whitbeck
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Douglass S Lodmell
    5. Hillary Johns
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Yes you could be. Do you have permissive use?

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  8. I paid the retainer for a friends personal injury case, will the lawyer pay me?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Hillary Johns
    2. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    3. Inna J Efimchik
    4. Janice Rourke Hugener
    5. Arash Shirdel
    5 lawyer answers

    Do you have an agreement with the lawyer? Fee agreements are between lawyers and their clients,not third parties. If the situation that you and describing is in regards to your agreement with your friend, then your disagreement is with your friend, not the lawyer. I have not read the agreement and there may be additional facts here. Did you speak wtih your friend's lawyer about this? The attorney client confidentiality applies. Ms. Johns is a lawyer although she is not your lawyer...

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  9. My friend served my ex with papers I have to take the proof of service to the clerk to be filed but it's gonna take me 8 days

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Hillary Johns
    2. Dave Bahr
    3. A Melissa Johnson
    3 lawyer answers

    When it the hearing? Generally, you have to file a proof of service two days before the court hearing. Here's a suggestion: make two copies, write a letter to the court clerk, and include a self addressed stamped envelope. Ask them to file it and send you a copy. Do keep a copy just in case and you can call the court to see if it's filed. You can do that tomorrow. Or hire a service to do it or ask a friend to file the paperwork.

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  10. My husband is a landscaper. A client cancelled a large contract and is holding $2,000 worth of his tools.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Robert Michael Berger
    3. Hillary Johns
    4. Kevin Samuel Sullivan
    5. Sean Anthony Brady
    5 lawyer answers

    I handled a case like this for a client of mine. Send a letter or have your lawyer handle it and negotiate the return of your husband's tools. Send a messenger for the tools so that your husband does not have to interact with this woman. Just a suggestion: from an employment law view, it's probably wise to have a policy with employees not to date or otherwise socialize with clients. It can lead to problems like this or having your contracts cancelled or your husband otherwise fired.

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