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  • Does the court appointed administrator of an Estate have any mandated time frame to sell property?

    My Grandmother's Estate and assets have all been taken care of except 3 plots of land she bought back in the 50's. These parcels will take year's to sell if ever. The administrator will not answer any questions as to how long she will keep these p...

    Douglas’s Answer

    Another approach may be to have he deed the property to the beneficiaries collectively. The beneficiaries can then deal with the propertys, and this will allow the estate to close.

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  • I have SS disability (I'm 65), and a beneficiary on a Trust, but language says if I'm disabled I can't get my inheritance?

    I'm also the Trustee for the Trust. opps!!

    Douglas’s Answer

    This was intended as a discretionary.trust, most likely to prevent you from losing government benefits. You Should find someone else to be your Trustee.

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  • If I missed the deadline to file the cross complaints, Can I file the new lawsuits against the plaintiff and his partner ?

    I missed my chance to file cross -complaints, I want to know if I can file the counter lawsuits against the people who sue me about the same problem.

    Douglas’s Answer

    You can bring a motion for leave to file cross complaint.

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  • Can I issue my own subpoena form (reside in CA but will be served in Florida) without the need of a lawyer?

    I would use subpoena form subp002 (on the Internet) but am receptive in using a local lawyer provided the cost is reasonable. Subpoena would be only for documents/records and not for a person to appear in court (California Department of Industri...

    Douglas’s Answer

    I am willing to have a "limited scope" representation to help you prepare and issue the subpoena. Please contact me at your convenience.

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  • Can an Home Owners Association (HOA) in California fine a homeowner if they don't attend the annual meeting?

    In this particular situation, the fine is several hundred dollars, the HOA meeting is held 350 miles away (and the board refuses to change the location) and notice of non-attendance was shared with the board prior to the meeting. If the CC&Rs h...

    Douglas’s Answer

    Is this because they need a qurom to avoid the expense of re-noticing the hearing. If so, it may be possible to give one of the board members your proxy.

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  • Once again getting calls from some company wanting me to pay on a payday loan different phone number same supposed case number

    of 340282-13CA phone numbers are 646 569 9039 and today 917 719 1915

    Douglas’s Answer

    Either you or someone using your identiy took out a loan and they are trying to collect it. You should consult with a debt settlement attorney.

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  • We own a home and have it rented out in ca. The tenants lease is up for renewal at the end of sept.

    We own a home and have it rented out in ca. The tenants lease is up for renewal at the end of sept. It has been brought to our attention that our tenants have a total of 9 people living there when the lease clearly states only 5 with no more than ...

    Douglas’s Answer

    Smartest course is to ride out the lease. If it is up next month, you might want to give them a 30 day notice now, so that if they don't move out at the end of September, you can start the eviction process right away. Give me a call if you want help preparing and serving the 30 day notice.

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  • I just received a phone call from this number 631-353-4110 saying that the government is giving me 7000.00 .

    they gave me another number 202-697-9532 this number is asking for 300.00 deposit ,picture id from me and that they will give back to me as soon they confirm is me ,the question is how can i check if is true ,

    Douglas’s Answer

    What government? Nigeria by any chance?

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  • Community owner sends a notice to put Window Blinds and remove curtains as it doesn't match community outlook

    We have been living in the same community for almost 5 years and off late we received a notice from Community Management to put on the pre-fitted Window blinds which were already there when we moved-in. We've replaced the blinds with Curtains as c...

    Douglas’s Answer

    You have rented the property. Unless the lease restricts your right, I doubt the community can legally compell you to take down your blinds. If you are on a lease, they can do nothing until your lease expires. If you are on month-to-month, they could give you a 30 day notice. If you pursue you rights, you will most likely receive a 30 day notice when your lease expires.

    I like the solution of the first attorney - why not put the curtains behind the blinds and avoid pressing the issue with management?

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  • Hi. I have been sued by an attorney hired by my credit card company. what cost should I expect if I would hire an attorney?

    I have responded to the initial complaint the attorney filed. I also requested all documentations regarding the credit card I used, such as all the transactions, my information, etc. and they sent them to me. Thank you.

    Douglas’s Answer

    I am willing to work with you on a per document basis to keep the file in order. You may also be able to settle this debt.

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