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  • Do we need to go through probate?

    My husband and I have lived in our home for 10 years now. This home is still in estate status. Both parents are deceased. My husband and I don't know if we can change the tax deed and title without probate... we need to have repairs done on the ho...

    Galen’s Answer

    Yes it will likely need to go through probate.

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  • An Uber vehicle rear ended me. Can I sue Uber or is there a binding arbitration clause?

    An Uber vehicle rear ended me. Can I sue Uber or is there a binding arbitration clause?

    Galen’s Answer

    An arbitration clause is only binding for something that you previously signed. So the answer is no. You should hire an attorney. I can guarantee you will be much more successful than if you try to pursue a personal injury case on your own. Insurance companies love pro se litigants.

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  • What can I do to stop from being sued?

    My father died a year and a half ago, I just got served papers today that the mortgage company is suing me my sister and my brother for unpaid balance on the morgage. the house is in Florida, I live in Indiana, my sister was living with my dad an...

    Galen’s Answer

    You'll need to hire a Florida licensed attorney to defend the action by the mortgage company. If you don't defend it then they will get a judgment against you by default.

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  • Looking for an attorney that is familiar with the Italian Citizenship laws.

    I need specific questions answered on the process of obtaining Italian citizenship and or renouncing Italian citizenship.

    Galen’s Answer

    This board has a lot of helpful information - http://italiancitizenship.freeforums.org/nyc-application-experience-log-t6940.html

    I applied for Italian citizenship through lineage just this year.

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  • Can a lawsuit against us be settled in court without our knowledge?

    I would like to acquire about a debt lawsuit settled in court without our knowledge. This account is disturbing because we weren’t even served legal documents for a court date. Upon receiving documents that a lawsuit was in progress, we immediatel...

    Galen’s Answer

    No that does not make sense. Also if you were ordered to pay the entire amount then it is not a settlement. It sounds like they got a default against you. If you were never served you may be able to get it overturned.

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  • I reported an issue at work and wanted to stay anonymous but it wasnt and the work place is hostile environment now.

    When i was firat started i signed a compliance and policy handbook. In this hand book it states if the employee wants to stay anonymous then the company should keep it anonymous.

    Galen’s Answer

    You should consult an employment attorney directly. You may have some options here.

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  • Can I be the personal representative in Florida?

    I am not related to the decedent, but I was appointed as his personal representative in California. The decedent's only family is his sister who lives in the United Kingdom and does not want to be involved in the probate process. I have discovered...

    Galen’s Answer

    That is correct. My suggestion is have an attorney handle it.

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  • What can i do if i have been cheated out of an inheritance by a caregiver or a sibling?

    my sister somehow surrendered a life insurance policy on my life. My father and i have passed the policy back and forth for years. she took the policy out of my father's files, changed the beneficiaries to include family members she knew were dec...

    Galen’s Answer

    If she did what you said she did, it would be fraud, and you could sue her. Problem is what kind of evidence do you have?

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  • Would you recommend me using Courtlinked.com to file my claim?

    I am looking to sue someone in small claims court. The only issue is that my situation is complicated because the incident occurred in Manhattan NY, I reside in the Bronx and they reside in New Jersey so I was looking to perhaps let Courtlinked....

    Galen’s Answer

    I have never heard of this website but it does not sound like a good plan to me.

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  • My mother died 10 years ago in ny state without a will. How do I have the deed to house changed?

    My mother wanted me to have the house. She wrote what she wanted when she was in hospital.My sister and I were both there. We have an estranged sister who did not take care of my mother.I have taken care of my mom for 20 years. I have paid the tax...

    Galen’s Answer

    You will have to probate her estate. Without a will the estate will be divided between you and your siblings.

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