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John Groseclose

Port Orchard Child Custody Lawyer.

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  1. In personal injury settlement do you receive settlement check first or plaintiff has to sign hold harmless and release first?...

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. John Groseclose
    2. Miguel Amador
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Olga Porven
    5. Olga V. Blotnis
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    If you are unrepresented it is likely you would send them the documents first.

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  2. Landlord liability for injuries suffered by tenant

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John Groseclose
    2. Michael S Altman
    3. Randy William Ferguson
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Joel Jay Kofsky
    5 lawyer answers

    Each case is a little different. You should schedule an appointment with an attorney to discuss the case. In general, a landlord will not have liability in your situation. However, taking all the information you have and meeting with an attorney is a good idea. THis link gives you an idea of the uphill battle. http://www.mrsc.org/wa/courts/index_dtSearch.html

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  3. How long should I wait before sending in that I'm challenging a speeding ticket that was issued to me?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Groseclose
    2. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    3. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    4. Craig Andrew Cahoon
    5. Angela L Dawes
    5 lawyer answers

    If you do not send in the ticket in the required time frame you lose the right to contest it. Fill out the back of the ticket. Make a copy of the ticket. Send the ticket in immediately. As for how to argue the ticket - ask for a copy of the officer affidavit in writing with the court. You can hire an attorney to contest the ticket or appear yourself and make your arguments.

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  4. Can a collection agency charge interest for a bill that they intentionally hang on to for years?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Groseclose
    2. Matthew Scott Berkus
    3. Robert Charles Russell
    4. Christopher A Forbes
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    Yes. It might even be part of a business model. In any event, most credit cars start with a credit card agreement. If it specifies that they can charge interest - then they can. Be aware that making any sort of a payment can start the statute of limitations = so you may want to know when the last time a payment was made. SOL is 6 years for a written agreement in WA. It is not uncommon for some debts that have been timed out to be resold and another collection company to try to collect on...

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  5. Question about divorce

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John Groseclose
    2. Dave Hawkins
    3. Mark Nickolas Longwell
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    Your next step will either to reach an agreement with your soon to be ex or file a motion for temporary orders. You can find a packet of information and forms at this site. http://washingtonlawhelp.com/WA/index.cfm

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  6. Accident who's fault?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. John Groseclose
    2. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    3. Ronald Gene Meyers
    4. Zaheer A Shah
    5. Ada Ko Wong
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    The accident will be your fault. Yes you can fight the infraction ticket and you may or may not win. However, the liability will apportioned to you by your insurance company because you failed to yield the right of way. Generally, speeding will not form the basis of shifting liability from you to the other driver. There are some circumstance in which this could be wrong - however, there are additional facts that go into that - which are not present in your fact pattern. In order for...

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  7. Their policy limits is 50,000 how can you get more off their insurance company?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Scott W Edwards
    2. John Groseclose
    3. Kevin Coluccio
    4. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    5. Manuel Alzamora Juarez
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    Aside from the sterling advice of listen to the attorney that you are actually paying - I will throw this in. It is not uncommon for someone to cause an accident and not have enough insurance to pay the full value of a claim. If you accept the policy limits of an insurance policy - you are releasing the at fault party and can no longer sue them. So, what you are really asking is .... if I sue them and get a judgment for $200,000.00 - will my situation improve? Maybe yes and maybe no. Most...

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  8. My father-in-law passed away recently and left a trust for his daughter who is mentally ill.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Groseclose
    2. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
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    You have more than 1 issue. You can petition the court for a guardianship. The guardian - could be in charge of the care of the child - or just be in charge - and direct that the care plan involve placement with someone. A guardian could marshal assets - and this could include what is expected through the trust. It might also be possible to get a trustee removed, however, it is possible that stuff is occurring behind closed doors and you just are not being told. The care and safety of the...

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  9. When you respond to a divorce settlement offer with I accept and your lawyer says no you do not, who is in charge? WA state

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John Groseclose
    2. Frances Turean
    3. Michael James Pratum
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    In general, lawyers give advice and clients make decisions. That is not always the case in every type of law. For instance, in a criminal case the the theory of how to put the case on before the court may be controlled by the attorney more than the client would like. Your query is that you can decide to do things that are not in your best interest. In addition to the question you posed - you are also making a statement about the costs associated with litigating the divorce and the level of...

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  10. Hey im 19 years Old and got a 16 Year Old pregnate in the State of Washington we are 36 months apart could i get introuble

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Groseclose
    2. Dave Hawkins
    3. Michael J Edwards
    4. James Donald Garrett
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    If you are not her teacher and no illegal drugs or alcohol involved then probably not. Parents may be able to get a no-contact order or other type of civil order to restrict contact. But I think what you are asking about is statutory rape. See Below RCW 9A.44.079 Rape of a child in the third degree. (1) A person is guilty of rape of a child in the third degree when the person has sexual intercourse with another who is at least fourteen years old but less than sixteen years old and not...

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