Glenn Bishop’s Answers

Glenn Bishop

Federal Way Family Law Attorney.

Contributor Level 11
  1. I was involved in a accident with a military vehicle and the driver said his brakes failed. how do you handle the property loss

    Answered 19 days ago.

    1. Jacob Brian Smith
    2. Glenn Bishop
    3. Michael David Myers
    4. Ray C Brooks
    5. John M. DeProspo
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr. Smith regarding Personal Injury, but if you're insured (you mentioned the insurance company totaled the car) then I would file the claim for property damage with your insurer and let them handle talking to the military and their insurer. That's what you have insurance for.

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  2. What is the best route to take to get my mother's financial institution (CU w/ checking, etc) to recognize & accept that I'm POA

    Answered 29 days ago.

    1. Robert C. Iddins
    2. Glenn Bishop
    3. Ross Dayne Gardner
    4. Kelly Scott Davis
    4 lawyer answers

    I don't blame you for not wanting to relinquish the original copy as you'll probably need it again for something else. Check with the CU and see explain this to them and ask if there are other options. Maybe they'll take an attestation copy, which is where a notary in your area notarizes a copy and attests that it is a true copy of the original. I've had success with that in the past. Good luck!

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  3. I am 17 and my boyfriend is 20, and i could possibly be pregnant, what could happen

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Vitaliy Kertchen
    2. Glenn Bishop
    3. Maria Costanza Barducci
    4. Shane Michael O'Rourke
    4 lawyer answers

    It depends what you mean by "trouble". As Mr. Kertchen correctly points out, the age of consent in WA is 16, and you state it was consensual, so that shouldn't be an issue. But there's also the issue of support. If he's the father he has a legal obligation to support the child, which is a whole different issue. I'm not sure if that's where you were going though.

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  4. How's witness work on car accident case?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Aimee E Kirby
    2. Manuel Alzamora Juarez
    3. Andrew Y. Kim
    4. Glenn Bishop
    5. Steven Mark Sweat
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    The only reason you would have to go to court is if the case actually went to trial, and the vastly overwhelming majority of these things settle. Even if it goes to trial they may opt to go with a different witness altogether. It just depends. If the case never goes to trial then its just as Mr. Kim says. This is your opportunity to "do the right thing".

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  5. I'm getting a divorce from a business owner, he's asking me to settle for very little, what can I do?

    Answered 4 days ago.

    1. Glenn Bishop
    2. Joseph T G Harper
    3. Raquel A. Fernandez-Flaherty
    3 lawyer answers

    There's a lot more information needed to really analyze your question and provide informed advice, which is why you really need to seek out a family law attorney who can guide you through the divorce process. However, to answer the more immediate question, regarding settlement, I would say this: you don't necessarily have to settle on your husband's terms. As a matter of fact, you should be seeking out the advice of counsel to determine what is fair and equitable in your situation.

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  6. I can't get a hold of the insurance adjuster of the liable party, what should I do?

    Answered 14 days ago.

    1. Glenn Bishop
    2. Christopher B. Rounds
    3. Max Jeffrey Meyers
    4. Jeffrey Ira Zimmerman
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    First, you should be having this conversation with your PI attorney. S/he knows a lot more about your case than anyone here and is in the best position to answer your question(s). Second, file a claim with your insurer, especially if there are questions about coverage from the other side's insurer. You can mess around with this while you wait to see if they're going to cover it, or you could just get your insurer involved and get your car fixed. Yes, you'll more than likely have to pay a...

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  7. I have been receiving phone calls saying someone filed a complaint. Is this a scam?

    Answered 26 days ago.

    1. Glenn Bishop
    2. Elena Luisa Garella
    3. Blake Owen Brewer
    3 lawyer answers

    Its hard to say if its a scam based on the facts you've presented, but it could be. Check with the courts to see if something has actually been filed against you. Here's a link to the WA Court's name search: http://dw.courts.wa.gov/?fa=home.namesearch&terms=accept If something has actually been filed you should probably be seeking counsel for this. If you were never served you've got a pretty good defense. At the very least however, I would think you'd want to know exactly what the...

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  8. Bulk of estate sold is a change in the will needed?

    Answered 26 days ago.

    1. Glenn Bishop
    2. Robert C. Iddins
    3. Thomas Edward Gates
    4. Michael S. Haber
    4 lawyer answers

    I'm not 100% sure I understand your question, but a new will is not possible if the testator (the individual who wrote the will) has already passed on. I'm also moving your question out of the evidence category and into probate. Perhaps someone else will have a better understanding of what it is you're asking.

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  9. Can I be charged with traffic violations if I don't have a drivers license?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Glenn Bishop
    2. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    3. Lucas Daniel McWethy
    4. Michael Adam Arbeit
    5. Shane Michael O'Rourke
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    You might want to check RCW 46.20.022, which says pretty much the exact opposite of what you were told. In short, yes, the rules apply to you and you can still be cited.

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  10. Property management company offers to pay tenants cash if you will move out

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Matthew Robert Kaminski
    2. Glenn Bishop
    3. Scott K Matthews
    4. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    4 lawyer answers

    Why wouldn't it be legal? Its simply a cost benefit analysis. Paying the tenant to move rather than paying an attorney to evict can sometimes be faster, cheaper, and result in a tenant who is more likely to leave the property in good condition. The tenant also avoids having an eviction on their record, or a judgment against them. Its a way to save money and keep all parties happy(er).

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