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  • Do I need an attorney to settle my L&I claim? I had a rare shoulder surgery and will have pain for the rest of my life.

    I cannot return to job of injury based on physical restrictions and the risk of re-injury. Im not sure what to do next.

    Steve’s Answer

    You should have an experienced L&I attorney go over your case to see if you're even at maximum medical improvement. You could have very well been ushered through the process. The advantages of having an attorney possibly elongate your claim as well as likely attaining a much higher PPD settlement for your claim greatly outweigh any perceived disadvantage of having to pay attorney fees. If you like, we have someone standing by at about 8 AM to speak to you about your claim.

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  • Updating social security card

    Hi I am an immigrant in the US and i got married last year in the Philippines. I wanna ask if is it okay to retain my maiden name instead of changing it? I just want my SSN to be updated to married from single.

    Steve’s Answer

    As my colleague stated, the choice is yours.

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  • What do I do to protect myself when my ex husband is filing bankruptcy?

    We have a divorce decree that splits up the bills, but my name is still on some of his and his on mine. I do not want to file bankruptcy.

    Steve’s Answer

    I'm afraid my colleagues are correct. Your ex spouse can file and the debts will be discharge-able as to the creditor. However, if you are later pursued by creditors for debts decreed to your ex spouse, you have the right to be made whole and can pursue him for contempt in a Family Court proceeding. If you have any further questions regarding this matter, you should consult with a local and experienced Bankruptcy Attorney.

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  • Statute of Limitations for Garnishment Judgment from Unemployment

    My boyfriend was served a Writ of Garnishment for a discrepancy in WA State Unemployment wages paid to him that Unemployment is trying to get back. The actual discrepancy took place in 2011 and he was served the Garnishment notification in the mid...

    Steve’s Answer

    I agree with my colleague, but would like to add that the Employment Securities Department is a pretty reasonable creditor if you reach out to them to settle.

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  • How can I get legal financial obligations out of collections? I had a court date but the judge denied my request

    my restitution jumped 10k by going to collections. I can barely afford the interest let alone making a dent in the true balance. when I was reading the paperwork from the collection agency, there was something in there about making a reasonable ef...

    Steve’s Answer

    LFO's are non discharge-able and can be dealt with in a Chapter13 bankruptcy. You may not have to pay the entire balance over the course of 36 or 60 months, depending on a number of factors. If you want to give me a call to discuss this, I'm nearby in Tukwila, keep appointment hours convenient for potential clients, and would be happy to schedule a free consultation with you.

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  • Received a letter from an attorney stating that they are representing RCS Recovery Services for the matter of a debt collection.

    Home was foreclosed in Minnesota non-judical process in January of 2009. Refinanced second mortgage with GMAC was charged off and sold to RCS Recovery Services. Orginal note was $56,000 and now has become $72,000 with interest and fees. I live ...

    Steve’s Answer

    My colleague is correct in that this should be settled in an in person consultation. Your best choice hinges on many factors that should be considered in a confidential appointment. You should call a local and experienced debt settlement/bankruptcy attorney to see about dealing with this debt.

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  • Can a collection agency attach my bank account when it's my wife who's being sued?

    they are threating to obtrain a judgement against her and threating to execute a judgement of her assets, property, bank accounts, wages ect. If her name is not on my bank account am i safe from this

    Steve’s Answer

    My colleague is correct. If the debt was incurred during marriage, you could be at risk. If this debt is substantial or if you have other debts weighing you down, you might want to think about calling a local bankruptcy attorney for a free consultation. I'm nearby you in Tukwila, and I have late appointments available to cater to my working clients.

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  • I filed chapter 7 in 2008. I forgot to finish my post class on time so my bankruptcy isn't finished how can I get it finished?

    I finished the class and still have it saved do I have to re file something

    Steve’s Answer

    My colleagues are correct. In the Western District of Washington, if you file the certificate with or before the filing for the motion/order to reopen, it should decrease the amount of time needed to get a discharge. Attorney Tran is correct in that there may not be guarantees with a 5 year lag in completing the class. If you have any difficulty with the process, I'd be happy to assist you for a nominal fee.

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  • I AM 55 YEARS OLD .I APPLY FOR SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY.I WORKED YEARS.LAST 5 YEARS MAID $ 65000 THOUSEND.HOW MUCH I WIL HAW

    SOCIAL SECURITY DESIRABILITY BENEFITS. WHAT IS MEAN INCENTIVES EARN INCOME?

    Steve’s Answer

    I think that you will find this process a lot easier to get through if you just call a Washington Social Security Attorney and have them do the legwork for you. You should give someone a call today.

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  • Serving Writ of Garnishment Rules - Missing documents as Defendant?

    I received via Certified Mail (4/26/13) an Application For Writ of Garnishment & Writ of Garnishment, both stamped by local county court 3/8/13. These are the only papers I've ever received, I haven't moved, haven't changed jobs nor phone #. The ...

    Steve’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues, but I'll add that the time to substantively defend the lawsuit has almost certainly passed. Though you may not remember being served, someone that either lived with you, or at your last known address was served papers. If you are struggling with other debts, you should consider calling a local and experienced bankruptcy attorney for a free consultation. It may very well be worth your while.

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