um ... you are not sweeping up leaves because it is the landlords contractual duty? it seems to me that is negligent on your part. you will definitely face that charge in a defense against your pi suit and a cross claim against a Third party suit
I don't agree. No one hear knows why it flooded. It could easily be negligent maintenance on the landlord's part. Perhaps it is negligent to leave while the dw runs? I don't think so. In court someone would have to establish facts for negligence. The LL should tender it to his insurance. I don't think you have a duty to pay and he could not evict you for not paying. He would have to take you to small claims court for the damages and the burden would be on him to establish your negligence.
The question suggests that not using a lawyer is not such a good idea. If you are filing bankruptcy, you should be getting a serious benefit in discharging a lot of debt. So paying a few grand to an attorney is money very well spent.
That said, here's my answer. Exemptions are for assets. If you have assets that can't be exempted, they are subject to the trustee taking them to pay creditors. So it's not a question of "having" to give a car an exemption, it's a matter of whether the car has...
use the request for fee waiver/order forms to get the fee waiver. the form has specific income levels per household size (unless you receive govt benefits.)
no idea what Claim for Statutory Damages but hopefully you're not referring to $600 damages for malicious withholding. dont' do that.
you dont get the order for service by posting until you submit a motion for the order (there's no form for that - it's done on "pleading paper.")
make sure you have proof of service of the notice.
If you have possession you have no unlawful detainer case. UD is a case for possession only. You can dismiss or covert the case to limited jurisdiction for money damages only. Regardless you need to amend to fix the pleadings. And because they answered you need to apply for leave of court. Absurd because you have possession!
So dismiss the ud and file a small claims action for damages (if you have any).
my guess is lawyer wants to know when you're moving ... sounds like resolution will be You moving out what would be fair might be some payment to you for moving expenses or rent abatement ... good luck