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Jonathan Gregg Stein

Elk Grove Personal Injury Lawyer.

Contributor Level 11
  1. Tenant's rights in CA when landlord lets home go into foreclosure

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Jonathan Gregg Stein
    2. Michael E Hendrickson
    2 lawyer answers

    You should continue paying the rent. Just because the home goes into foreclosure, does not mean the owner will lose the home, especially these days. If the home has been sold at auction, you should find out who the buyer was and see if you can negotiate to stay in the property. The house may have been bought by the bank or may have been bought by an investor. They would rather have an occupied house right now while they try to sell it or until the market picks up and they can sell it.

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  2. Trying to consolidate personal debt, seeking debt consolidation and settlement companies in CA

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Jonathan Gregg Stein
    1 lawyer answer

    You have three options. But, first, we should start with the non-option. Debt settlement companies should be your last choice, as in, don't use them. Why? Not every creditor deals with them and they will charge you a very high fee. So, what does that leave: 1. You can negotiate with the creditors yourself. Basically, you call them up, explain your situation and tell them why you need to have some modification. They may deal with you on this. It depends on the creditor and your reasons. 2....

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  3. Can a home owners association put a lien on my property that has been foreclosed

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Jonathan Gregg Stein
    1 lawyer answer

    Thank you for your question and I look forward to assisting you. Please keep in mind that I can only respond to your post and the information contained in it, as I do not know what you know unless you have put all of the information in your question. Also, there may be future facts that are as yet undetermined in your matter, that can and must leave some areas of information provided by me broad in nature. However, don't hesitate to ask for clarification if needed! That being said... They...

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  4. Debt collection laws in CA, civil lawsuit to collection $13,000 can i recover principal, interest and attorney fees

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Jonathan Gregg Stein
    1 lawyer answer

    You can sue her if she does not pay you back. However, you have to prove the terms of the loan and that it was not a gift, which is likely going to her defense. It would be better if you had something in writing. Do you need a lawyer? No, but you don't NEED a doctor either. This is going to be complicated. For example, do you file a limited civil case or an unlimited case? Do you serve discovery? How much discovery can you serve? Are you required to attend a CMC? Look, if it were easy, we...

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  5. Creditor has garnished my wages for wife's credit card is this allowed under CA laws stopping wage garnishment

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Jonathan Gregg Stein
    2. Michael P Darrow
    3. Gregory J. Jalbert
    3 lawyer answers

    First, we need to clarify some language. You don't receive a summons for a wage garnishment. Look at the bottom of the form. It will have a form number. Then you can go to www.courtinfo.ca.gov/forms and search by form number. That will tell you what the form is. If it is a summons, it means your wife has been sued. You need to file a responsive pleading. There are a variety of choices. You can read more about responsive pleading options at my blog www.californiadebtblog.com. If it is a wage...

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  6. Process for filing lawsuit to collect on unpaid promissory note under CA collection laws, can i also get attorney's fees

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Jonathan Gregg Stein
    1 lawyer answer

    You can sue the person to recover the money. If the amount is under $7,500, you can sue in small claims court. If you do that, email me at smallclaims@jonathangstein.com for my e-book on small claims court. If it is over $7,500, you should sue in superior court. You should talk to an attorney about that. You may have to retain an attorney or ask for an attorney to consult with you. Your chances of collecting are probably slim, however. As for attorneys fees, you probably cannot recover...

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  7. Collecting money from ex gf

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Jonathan Gregg Stein
    2. Sandra Dee Munoz
    2 lawyer answers

    You do have a good case. But make sure you pay off the credit card bill right away when you get a judgment. If you do not and the credit card company sues you, you will not be able to sue her again.

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  8. Collateral loan

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Jonathan Gregg Stein
    2. James Kenneth Cameron
    2 lawyer answers

    The loan must be paid off before you will be able to get title to the car. Depending the amount of the loan versus the value of the car, it may not make sense to do this. You should determine the fair market value of the car before you make this decision.

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  9. Family Member Died in Accident on motorcycle.

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Jonathan Gregg Stein
    2. Harley Aaron Feinstein
    2 lawyer answers

    Thank you for your question and I look forward to assisting you. Please keep in mind that I can only respond to your post and the information contained in it, as I do not know what you know unless you have put all of the information in your question. Also, there may be future facts that are as yet undetermined in your matter, that can and must leave some areas of information provided by me broad in nature. However, don't hesitate to ask for clarification if needed! That being said... I am...

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  10. Debt settlement with collection agency, fair debt collections practices act in CA, debtor's rights

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Jonathan Gregg Stein
    1 lawyer answer

    This may be considered harassing and abusive behavior under the FDCPA and the Rosenthal Act. However, it depends on the entire context. This statement just by itself may not be harassing and abusive. You should visit my blog www.californiadebtblog.com for a more detailed discussion. Then, if you have more details, a definitive answer can be given.

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