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Jonathan Gregg Stein

Elk Grove Personal Injury Lawyer.

Contributor Level 11
  1. Some body owes me money and he will willing to pay. Unfortunately he does not have the money now. He is willing to add me to his

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Jonathan Gregg Stein
    2. John M. Kaman
    2 lawyer answers

    He just needs to add you as a beneficiary. However, there are several problems with this. First, he can change the beneficiary at any time. Thus, he can add you now and take you off in 6 monthhs. How are you going to know? Second, he could miss a payment and then the policy would lapse and you would not get any money. Finally, the policy has many exclusions and if one of those exclusions applies, the policy would not pay any money. You may be better off with a judgment against this person.

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  2. Debt Collection

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Jonathan Gregg Stein
    2. Elizabeth Taylor Herd
    3. Lewis Lee Lockett
    3 lawyer answers

    You probably cannot recover attorneys fees in this case. Therefore, it would probably be better to go to small claims court. The limit in small claims court is $7,500. You would "lose" $1,500 of your loan, but that is less than the attorneys fees would be. I think you could sue him for the first payment and then sue him for the second payment. That may get you around the $1,500 loss. But, I have not researched that issue lately. If you decide to go to small claims court, email smallclaims@...

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  3. What type of Lawyer do I need for sub contractor putting a lien on my property

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Okorie Okorocha
    2. Jonathan Gregg Stein
    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... You...

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  4. False Judgement Filed against me, I think

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Okorie Okorocha
    2. Jonathan Gregg Stein
    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... The...

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  5. Hit and run

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Okorie Okorocha
    2. Jonathan Gregg Stein
    3. Norman Gregory Fernandez
    4. Brian Richard Dinday
    4 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...

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  6. Can a mortgage company put a lien on my primary home if I default on investment property mortgage

    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... You may...

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  7. CA community debt laws, if I marry a guy who owes the IRS will I also be responsible for his tax debt

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Jonathan Gregg Stein
    1 lawyer answer

    No but they can use community assets to settle the debt. So, half of any income you make after you get married can go to paying off the debt. Good luck.

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  8. Water damage due to incorrect installation of kitchen appliance, liability under CA state law

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Jon Mitchell Jackson
    2. Jonathan Gregg Stein
    2 lawyer answers

    Mitch's answer is right on for you. What you need to do is turn this over to your insurance company and let them know your position. They will deal with it for you. And make sure you document everything. Good luck.

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  9. Need info on buying foreclosure properties in CA, OR and WA

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. David Carl Beyersdorf
    2. Jonathan Gregg Stein
    3. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    3 lawyer answers

    The potential gotchas are many. There may be problems with the property that you do not know about. There may be damage to the house or a history with the house. There may be someone who was injured on the property and ends up suing you when you buy the house. Sure you can get it dismissed, but it costs money. There are generally not unique regulatory issues. But you should make sure each house has enough liability insurance and you should have a $1 or $2 million umbrella policy. As for...

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  10. Credit Cards

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Jonathan Gregg Stein
    2. Jay S. Fleischman
    3. Samuel John Glover
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with what Jay said. His advice is perfect. The only thing to add is that, in California, the original creditor is covered by the Rosenthal Act. The Rosenthal Act incorporates the FDCPA and would give you a case against the original creditor if they continue to add interest or send demands for payment.

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