My father passed over a year ago & his estate went into probate. He hired a lawyer to handle everything before hand since he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. When he was still alive his lawyer arraigned for him to hire another lawyer that dealt wit...
The answer to your question depends on a number of factors. Probate records are available online. If you know the name of the county where your dad lived when he passed away you may be able to find the records yourself (if they were filed). Each county maintains different records.
Any competent attorney should be able to determine if the case was actually filed very quick. If it was, you can get a copy of everything. If it was not, you need to find a new attorney and get your money back.
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The client doesn't want to talk to me, so they hired a lawyer to force me to meet to address a legal matter. I told the lawyer that I was willing to talk to their client directly, but not at his lawyer's office, with lawyers present, as they requ...
If you are concerned about talking to their lawyer yourself you should consider hiring your own attorney now.See question
I have a website and for the past couple of years another breeder has false information about my business on her main page of her web page. She is doing the same thing as me and must want to garnish my name since I am more popular. But I need to d...
It depends on whether her use of "false" information is actionable on a claim for misrepresentation or intentional interference claim, among others. There is also a chance this could be an unfair and deceptive practice prohibited under MGL c. 93A. The truth is that based on the brief summary you provided, any attorney lacks sufficient information to give you a meaningful response.
Talk to a business litigation attorney.
I used a debt relief company for some credit card debt. All but this one card has been non pursuant. This law firm has been adamant about collected this debt even though the credit card had charged off my debt. The debt relief company has respond...
First, try to get your money back from the debt settlement company you were using. The options you have are to answer the complaint and defend; consider bankruptcy; or attempt to negotiate the debt with the creditor and try to settle it for less than what was owed.See question
When my case started my lawyer told me he would get rid of my debts and I would only have to pay back a portion of my debts to creditors. I have to pay back 100 percent now because I am overincome and I blame my lawyer. He said its not his fault a...
If your lawyer told you that you could get rid of all of your debt and only pay back a portion, and this was not the case, then s/he gave you unrealistic expectations in order to gain your trust and your business unfairly. Attorney Owens is correct in saying that nobody can guaranty a successful outcome, but one thing that is guaranteed is that you should hear the truth from your lawyer and s/he should not have made that representation before reviewing your assets, income, debts, and expenses.
The good news is that you are in a Chapter 13. My advice would be to seek a second opinion from a different bankruptcy attorney to determine of some other alternative debt relief may be more appropriate than paying a 100% Ch 13 Plan.
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I have my lawyer recorded of him yelling at me for asking questions about my case. I don't know where my case stands or how much my lawyer ask for or even if they settle. I always call him and he give me the run around. He never calls so I won't h...
If you hired an attorney you should have signed a fee agreement and you should have correspondence from the lawyer, even if it is old. Do you have something to prove that you retained the lawyer? Was a case ever filed on your behalf? If so, where?See question
My case was dismissed due to non payment of filing fee. Months later I was able to pay the remaining balance of the filling fee and had to pay a fee to reopen my case. Everything was completed, even the meeting of creditors, all that was pending w...
A hearing is scheduled because someone might be opposed. Any opposition would be submitted to the court before or at the hearing and the hearing may be canceled if no opposition is received by a certain date.See question
My sister and I have inherited a house as tenants in common. She lives in the house and has been paying a small amount of rent. It's not always there and it's not a fair amount. Would rather not sell the house at this time.
No. She has just as much right to be there as you. In the future, if only one of you wants to sell the property, and it is not easily divisible (most are not), then you could explore a petition to partition. At that time, the parties contributions towards the property-related costs and expenses will be examined by the court to determine who is entitled to what. The rent you are currently receiving will be factored in to the analysis along with the fair market value of the use, occupancy, maintenance, and repairs.
My ex is threatening to take me to court & "ruin my credit" & "put a lean on my house". I typed a contract stating I will help him pay for a loan he took out by himself if he gave me $3k towards my down payment for my house. We broke up. I will re...
The term "help" is too ambiguous for this to be enforceable. There may be a contract in there somewhere but I am not sure you give enough facts for anyone to be able to tell you for sure. An ambiguous term in a contract will be construed against the drafter of the contract, where applicable.
Keep all documents you have, including the emails and text messages. I think this will help demonstrate that you have a valid defense to your alleged nonperformance.