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  • What kind of legal assistance can I get regarding Debt from Military Service.

    Upon leaving Military Service I was charged Leave (vacation) that was supposed to be convalescent ( not charged for medical reasons) and It put me in a negative balance. I received a letter from DFAS stating I owed them money. I disputed the debt ...

    Harris’s Answer

    This may be a violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Recommend you contact an attorney in your area that deals with this area of the law.

    A proper lawsuit can erase the debt and get you damages. You can get attorney fees as well.

    Best of luck!

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  • In California is there a $40000 wildcard exemption that can be used for chapter 7? I was told there was but I can't find info.

    I would like to use this towards our primary residence and excess equity on our two cars. Thank you

    Harris’s Answer

    It's CCP 703 and it's more like $24.5K.
    Consult with a local BK attorney in your area.

    Best of luck.

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  • Bankruptcy Consumer Rights Attorney - Employment Law

    Question for the PRO's... I need to file a bk unfortunately. #1 reason is nobody will hire me. I have been interviewing all over the US for positions and because I sued my last employer after 9 years of harassment and HR doing nothing. I did win ...

    Harris’s Answer

    There are many attorneys on AVVO that will give you a free consultation to discuss your case. Best bet is to find a BK attorney in your area to discuss all your options and help you get a fresh start.

    Best of luck!

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  • I FILED BANKRUPTCY AN HOUSE WAS SOLD? CAN I RECOVER MY HOME BY HAVING THE SALE REVERSED.?

    I WAS INSTRUCTED BY A ATTORNEY FIRM TO FILE BK., NOT ONCE BUT TWICE. BOTH TIMES THEY FAILED TO FILE THE CHAPTER 13 DOCUMENTS REQUIRED. I SUBMITTED BOTH FINANCIAL CERTIFICATES REQUIRED . MY CHP 13 WAS A DISMISSAL AND MY HOUSE WAS SOLD WITHOUT ME...

    Harris’s Answer

    This probably will not be able to be reversed.

    You may have a legal malpractice claim against your attorneys, however.

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  • I need a lawyer fast! upcoming trial and lose every time we go to court to his high priced attorney. Im losing hope fast.

    Im in the middle of a nasty divorce and blood battle for custody. Ive been a stay at home mom for almost 20 years. I left my husband and moved out, our kids choose to stay in the family home with thier dad against my better judgement. They are ...

    Harris’s Answer

    Contact the San Juaquin County Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Information Service. Get some consultations with a Family Law attorney ASAP. You may also be able to request attorney fees.

    Best of luck.

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  • What rights does "step family" have on the decision of where to bury someone for their final resting place?

    Grandmother was married to the man I knew as my grandpa (he is her second husband) for over 40 years. He had little to no contact with his children over the years. My grandmother passes and his daughters come to live with him to help care for him....

    Harris’s Answer

    Since he is deceased, I would think this is a private matter. I have reflagged question.

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  • How do I request transcripts from my custody hearing?

    In Dec of 2014 I went to court with my ex girlfriend and mother of my 3 kids. She was unable to leave the state of MS because she is on felony probation. She appeared via phone. During the hearing she swore she was not on drugs and promised the ju...

    Harris’s Answer

    Go to court and pull the file. Request a copy of the minutes. In the minutes should be the name and contact info of the court reporter.
    The court reporter can create a transcript for you. It will cost some money.

    Good luck.

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  • Can my girlfriends parents force her to remain living with them after she turns 18?

    My girlfriend (17 now 18 in december) and I have been having issues with her parents and they say they are going to force her to remain living in their house after she turns 18. Can they do that? Does her still being on their insurance have any sa...

    Harris’s Answer

    No, they cannot. Insurance has no bearing.

    Tread carefully, however. You guys are both young. I'm sure her parents only have her best interest at heart.

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  • Can an attorney who represented the other party give me a statement about a deal he try to make prior to the hearing with me?

    My ex husband had a court appointed attorney for a contempt case against him last year. Before the hearing started his attorney approached me a stated that my ex husband promised to pay my judgment in full from his fathers death benefits if I drop...

    Harris’s Answer

    No. Settlement offers are not admissible in court. Plus, he cannot testify on your behalf. His duty of loyalty and confidentiality is to his client.

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  • Only married a year and wanted to know about divorce options.

    no kids involved. She left ,by her own will, a career job in Nevada. Now living in California. But does not have a full time job to support herself. I won't leave her without shelter but wanted to know what she could get from me after one disappoi...

    Harris’s Answer

    Since it's a year marriage, I would consider pursuing a summary dissolution. You could be divorced in 6 months and not owe any spousal support.

    Talk to a local Family Law attorney in your area.

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