Matthew Erik Johnson’s Answers

Matthew Erik Johnson

Seattle Business Attorney.

Contributor Level 17
  1. Father died,,,sister inherits house we both live in,sister has no income to pay gas,elec taxes etc. she refuses to add me to

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. James P. Frederick
    2. Steven J. Fromm
    3. Matthew Erik Johnson
    3 lawyer answers

    As Mr. Frederick mentions, feel free to shop around. However your sister has the right to do as she wishes.

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  2. My lawyer is not filing the order to dismiss my chapter 13 bk after the motion to dismiss has been filed at my request ? 2 do?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Erik Johnson
    2. Alan D. Walton
    3. Jeff Adrian Biddle
    4. John Clayton Colwell
    4 lawyer answers

    Find a new attorney. If you already paid your attorney, You can report your attorney to the WSBA and possibly sue him in small claims to get your money back.

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  3. My parents are old and sick. They need to make a will and some real estate plans

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David B. Carter Jr.
    2. Lynnmarie A. Johnson
    3. Matthew Erik Johnson
    4. Charles Adam Shultz
    5. Julie Aletta Paquette
    6. ···
    9 lawyer answers

    Yes. I commonly make house calls. There are lots of attorneys who do.

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  4. What to do when estate administrators fails/won't pay out to creditor when assets are available?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Erik Johnson
    2. Don Paul Harvey
    3. Celia R Reed
    4. James P. Frederick
    5. Jeff Tomberg
    5 lawyer answers

    Hire a probate attorney and file a motion with the court.

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  5. Is it legal to print shares in a corp and use them to secure a loan, beyond the nbr authorized in the articles of incorp?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Erik Johnson
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Raphael Samuel Moore
    4. Andrew Kevin Jacobson
    4 lawyer answers

    Sounds like this might be a case. If the owner released shares without amendments to the articles of incorporation, thus diluting the value of your own shares, this would be a solid case for fraud and breach of various duties. In law everything is in the details. You should talk to a business litigator in your area to really flesh out the details and do some research.

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  6. I was on social security Disability for 4 years because of a serious head injury caused by my bosses ladder .

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Matthew Erik Johnson
    3. Mark E. Milsop
    4. Clint Curtis
    5. Robert L. Cullen
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    If your injury prevents you from full time employment then you can look into social security. Otherwise this would be better asked of a contract, tort, and/or employment law attorney here on Avvo or elsewhere.

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  7. What legal rights do I have to an estranged father's estate?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Erik Johnson
    2. Eric Jerome Gold
    3. James P. Frederick
    4. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    5. Jonathan Craig Reed
    5 lawyer answers

    Very sorry for your loss. You should contact a local probate attorney to help you walk through all of this. The first thing to do is go through any paperwork he had to see if you can find an original copy of a Will. If he did not, then his property will pass by intestate succession, which is a little complicated but would mean that as a child you would have a legal right to some or all of his property - regardless of how estranged you were. Your next move would be determined by the...

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  8. Does using a dedicated personal credit card, but paying for it out of a biz checking account, pierce the corporate veil?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Matthew Erik Johnson
    3 lawyer answers

    By itself that should be ok. But you should make it a practice to keep the two entities completely separate.

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  9. How can I protect myself and my assets if my alcoholic spouse were to be involved in vehicular homicide or other situation?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Erik Johnson
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. David B Pittman
    4. Brian F. Davis
    4 lawyer answers

    A post-nuptial agreement, along with a revocable trust to place any assets agreed as your separate property would be a good start. Re-titeling certain assets may also be available depending on what loans are still on your car and/or home. Regardless, there is still a limited ability for creditors, even in a DUI, to gain access to your share of the community property. In order to do so, your husband must have been acting for the benefit of the community when he was driving. So it will depend...

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  10. Is there any recourse after a person dies when a previous power of attorney has taken money? in TX

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew Erik Johnson
    2. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    3. Joseph Michael Pankowski Jr
    4. Jacob Scott Pelley
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes. A breach of fiduciary duty is a criminal act with civil liability against the estate of the person from whom the principal took the property. Review the case with an attorney immediately.

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