Scott A Macleod’s Answers

Scott A Macleod

Mesa Litigation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 12
  1. What to do about a dog attack...

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Scott A Macleod
    2. Mishka L Marshall
    3. Michael R Varble, Esq.
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Tatiana Kadetskaya
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    6 lawyer answers

    You very well may. Contact an attorney for a free consult. Be prepared to answer questions about where you were when the dog attacked you? What kind of injuries you sustained, etc.? Good luck!

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  2. Does Chapter 7 protect me?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Scott A Macleod
    2. Steven W Zachary
    3. Robert J Adams Jr.
    4. Andrew M Ellis
    5. Scott Benjamin Riddle
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    Thank you for the question and comments. There is a good chance that a chapter 7 bankruptcy filing would discharge the debt. Unfortunately, there are many other factors that must be considered before a discharge of the judgment would occur. Qualifying for chapter 7 relief is not automatic. There are often complicated calculations to be made and any petitioner should have a fine-tuned understanding of the bankruptcy code. I tell clients, "There are many situations where a person can or...

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  3. My parents are leaving me their house in their will. Should I ask to have my name added to the deed before they die?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    2. James P. Frederick
    3. Scott A Macleod
    4. Steven W Zachary
    5. April Miller-Lepage
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    Hi there. Excellent question. First, do you know if your parents' have any estate planning in place? You noted a will, but are you sure if there is a documented will? Also, a trust often desirable in a situation like this, rather than a will. A will may need to be probated (go to court, etc.) If you would like, your or your parents can call me for a free, no-obligation consult. Good luck!

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  4. Can charges get dismissed

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David J Don
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Scott A Macleod
    4. Martin Paul Weniz
    5. Michael Shemtoub
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    Thank you for the question and facts. To simply answer your question; yes, it is possible that the charges will be dropped. Have you made a court appearance yet? If so, do you know what that appearance was for? Were you at an initial appearance, arraignment, etc.? In a situation like this, it is imperative that you talk to an attorney early. The longer you wait, the more likely it may be that the County Attorney becomes resistant to negotiation and the possible dismissal of the...

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  5. Underage drinking if my blood is drawn at the hospital can it be used in court?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Cary L Lackey
    2. Scott A Macleod
    3. Steven W Zachary
    4. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    5. Benjamin S Kuipers
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    Thank you for the questions and comments. As a practitioner, I would love some more details but very simply put -- yes, your blood could be used in a prosecution. Again, I would love to review the situation with my client, as would any capable attorney. Underage drinking can be a serious matter; call a lawyer for a free consult.

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  6. If I have 2 separate dui cases, will most lawyers charge separate fees?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Scott A Macleod
    2. Steven W Zachary
    3. Peter John Marek
    4. Todd F. La Neve
    4 lawyer answers

    Thank you for the questions and comments. Your cases at your firm would be greatly discounted. In fact, I would not accept any representation that was not discounted. Although the facts of each DUI accusation are different, the application of the law may not be.

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  7. I acquired some credit card debts , now have cancer and unable to work, question, can they collect from my social security?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Scott A Macleod
    2. Dwayne M Farnsworth
    3. James Liu
    4. Lu Ann Trevino
    5. D K Kevin Dugan
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    Indeed, your social security checks are not garnishable, and least not for what you have described above. Unfortunately, you have to be careful. If you co-mingle your social security proceeds with other monies then the social security could be garnished out of any accounts in which it may appear. Credit card debt can be managed / discharged in numerous methods. Feel free to give me a call for a free consult. Good luck!

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  8. Is a widow responsible for balances on credit cards that her spouse opened in his name only without her knowledge?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Scott A Macleod
    2. Michael Leo Potter
    3. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
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    Under Arizona law, any debts acquired during the marriage are presumed to be community debts. There are exceptions, but the credit card companies are probably not going to be very forgiving. Give me a call for a free discussion.

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  9. Divorce Decree Change Request

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Donna G Heller
    2. Scott A Macleod
    3. Ryan Hardy
    3 lawyer answers

    Good morning. Well, one of the first things you want to do is petition the court for a paternity test. Once paternity is established then you could ask for a modification to the decree. Both require filing papers with the court. Feel free to give me a call for a no-cost, no obligations consultation. Good luck!

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  10. Single person, losing job soon (staff reduction), will collect severence, when to file 7? or must I file for 13?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Scott A Macleod
    2. Diane L Drain
    3. Michael Avanesian
    4. Steven W Zachary
    5. Latife Helen Neu
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    Even given the circumstances above, you may be able to fit into a Chapter 7 filing. There are several factors involved in income calculation, and more than just what you have made in the last few months. Ideally, it sounds (reads) like you should file in Arizona. You may be able to file before you lose your job, and therein start moving forward with a fresh start even sooner. Also, there are restrictions when it comes to "declaring creditors." Feel free to give me a call for a no...

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