I'm currently homeless, living with friends and have my assets in storage but I have been saving money to get back on my fee and i have $22,000 in savings and I was told the federal wild cad exemption provides only $13,100 of the $22,000 that I ha...
Yes, possibly, but it must be done carefully. I highly recommend you use roughly $1500 or so of the cash to hire an attorney to do this correctly. You don't want to make an expensive mistake here just to save some money on fees.See question
My tenant and I are going to court for a non payment of rent. And of course, she file a late counterclaim, with all of these stuff that she never notified us of. She is responsible for all utilities, which includes, gas, electricity, and oil. She...
It seems that you've posted here a few times. I can't stress enough that you should be hiring an attorney to help you with this. It would be salt in the wound to be trying to evict someone for non payment of rent and then ending up having to pay the tenants for technical violations. It happens. Protect yourself to the extent possible by hiring an attorney now.See question
Going to a court in about a week, dealing with a non payment of rent case. First time home buyer. Only had the house for about 3.5 months.. Came with a tenant without a lease; so tenant at will. Verbally agreed on her to stay until end of June. T...
Attorney Silva routinely handles these matter. This is not an area of law that I recommend self representation. I know you're strapped for funds but it's important you hire an attorney. I've seen many of these cases going from the landlord suing to evict for non payment to the tenant getting a judgement against the landlord for various infractions and being permitted to stay in the unit, making the landlord start from the beginning. The fact that the tenant has an attorney is bad for you. Most tenant counterclaims come with attorneys fees. You don't want to be paying for her lawyer, and if this isn't handled appropriately, you will be.See question
I need help to file for Chpt 7, and need help finding a good lawyer who would work with low-income people. How can I do that? This is my first time, so all advice is appreciated.
You could either contact a few attorneys from this site, or use one of the bar associations to seek a referral. Most of the attorneys on this site have free consultations. I'd recommend you start there. During that conversation, you can discuss payment of fees with the attorney. For example, my firm does payment plans that fit the client's needs. There are no fees for it, and there is no rush from the firm to pay quickly. The only downside to payment plans is that the payments will need to be complete prior to the filing.See question
My family and I went to disneyland on October 2016. I booked through Walt Disney Travel Company but we stayed at one of the "good neighbor hotels" they recommended. The hotel was not great but I had to take it because there was nothing else availa...
Can you sue? Sure. Anyone can sue anyone else if they feel they have an actionable claim. If you were to "sue" them for this, you'd likely spend tens of thousands of dollars. And as far as a completely different question ("will you win if you sue?") I would say the likelihood is not high. Sounds like a frustrating trip and a terrible stay. This is what online reviews are for, but not really the right candidate for a lawsuit.See question
After new management came into our department many people began quitting due to dramatic policy changes. After speaking to HR I began to have issues with the management. As a next step I wrote an email to the HR manager about my concerns that we...
Maybe. They'll probably challenge it and you'll get a hearing from the department of unemployment assistance. If you can, hire an employment attorney to help you. You'll want to gather the docs mentioned by the other attorney here such as handbooks. If there is a written policy against such behavior, you may have a tough time. If there isn't, you might be able to collect.See question
My husband and I are separated. I support the household and the kids and he lives with his parents. We won't divorce because he will lose health insurance. But I don't want his income counted in a chapter 7. I make 62,000 a year gross.
Yes, as long as the petition is filled out correctly. I highly encourage you to take advantage of a free consultation to discuss the situation. Most on this site, including myself, offer free consultations. Good luck!See question
I have been behind on my car loan, my vehicle was repossessed without warning, today. Capital One cancelled the payment I had pending, and took my vehicle. I wasn't warned that my vehicle would be repossessed.
You're entitled to warnings that your car with be repossessed. But depending on if you've received these notices in the past, you may have already gotten your 'warning' unfortunately. You should write down a timeline of any warnings you've received (even in the past) and when the repossession happened.
Also, contact an attorney ASAP. If you have some other debts you're concerned about as well, you should consider a chapter 13 bankruptcy. If you file within 20 days of the repossession, you're entitled to the car back without paying a dime. The downside is the Chapter 13 filing (which might actually help depending on your circumstances), and that you have a very short time to do this. Filing takes time, and you'll have to do it right.
Contact an attorney for a free consultation to hear more. Many on this site, myself included, offer free consults. That's usually a good place to start. Good luck.See question
I recently quit a job where I was an at-will employee working at a minimum wage ($11) retail store selling chocolates According to the mass.gov website: "Retailers that employ more than seven (7) persons, including the owner, are required to co...
It's very possible you're entitled to compensation and should have been paid overtime and Sunday rates. You should reach out to an attorney directly to discuss this. If you have a case, many times the attorney will take it on a hybrid contingency - they don't get a third of what you recover, but rather they get paid from your former employee directly and you keep your damages. Good luck.See question