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Michael Kim

Michael Kim’s Answers

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  • California car sale. Sold a car private party and wrote "AS IS". 2 weeks later buyer trying to sue me for brake problems. safe?

    Michael’s Answer

    Your situation requires more details, but a written contract between the parties describing the terms of the contact will be enforceable barring any defenses. Your buyer may still file a lawsuit, but the details of your situation will determine whether he will succeed.

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  • Do I need a lawyer to file Ex Parte motion for unlawful de stainer

    Michael’s Answer

    I'd suggest you seek out local counsel. An attorney is not required, but it might be a wise investment in your situation.

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  • How do I proceed after receiving a summons from a credit card debtor?

    Michael’s Answer

    The summons would be from the creditor and you would be the debtor in this case. You will need to answer the complaint and/or settle the balance with your creditor. Further, I would contact local counsel for guidance in this matter.

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  • I have a judgment. Its just a piece of paper. How do I collect cash?

    Michael’s Answer

    I'd recommend checking out your county's court website and contacting your local bar association for guidance. Each jurisdiction is different in the methods used for judgment satisfaction.

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  • How many credit cards should you have to build and repair credit?

    Michael’s Answer

    There is no magic number, but I would suggest sparing use and payment in full for bills that go out each month anyway. For example, your electric bill, cable bill, etc.

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  • When filing a Chapter 7 Voluntary Petition am I required to send advance notice of the filing to my creditors prior to filing.

    Michael’s Answer

    No you are not. Your creditors must be listed in your schedules and will be notified by the court.

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  • The residential lease agreement states that there will be no changes unless it is in writing, but it was changed anyway.

    Michael’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Hackard's assessment as framed.

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  • I agreed to let the landlord keep my 1st month rent and s deposit to break a lease but now he refuses to give me any paperwork..

    Michael’s Answer

    There may be some legal recourse based on the minimal facts you've presented. I'd urge you to seek local counsel to discuss your issues.

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  • Moved out of house,got divorced, filed for CH 7, Discharged. House included. Over 4 yrs gone by; they keep switching banks.

    Michael’s Answer

    Unfortunately, this is a scenario I see all too often. I'd advise seeking guidance from local counsel.

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  • Is it true, I read from the web that if foreigners buy a house worth 500,000.00 they can get a green card?

    Michael’s Answer

    Correct, this bill has not passed. As mentioned, the EB-5 investor visa may interest you.

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