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  • Terminated while on FMLA

    My company terminated me because I went on FMLA for 3 weeks. I wasn't able to find a job after that and left the country and returned when I got an admit in a graduate school. I know I'm running out of time because it happened on 23rd September 20...

    Galen’s Answer

    Yes there may be attorneys interested in this. Contact an attorney directly through avvo (or anywhere) - we are not allowed to solicit clients on here.

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  • Auto accident lawsuit

    I was hit by a girl driving her friend's car (with permission). The insurance company has given an offer, but it's low so I want to file suit. Would I file against the owner with insurance, or both the owner and the driver? I believe the driver is...

    Galen’s Answer

    You defintely need an attorney or your offer will be quite low.

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  • Should I have attorney represent me in the reading of my fathers will?

    I am the oldest of my father children, first marriage. He has two children from 2nd marriage. There is businesses involved and I want to know if I am entitled? My brother and sister live in P.R. that is where my dad was living.

    Galen’s Answer

    For the actual reading of the will it probably won't be necessary, but if there is any kind of issue or conflict, or just to make sure everything goes right it is certainly a good idea to have an attorney. The attorney can always read the will afterwards. Of course I am biased being an attorney myself but it is always a good idea to have an attorney to protect your interests and stay on top of the executor!

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  • Can my mother get money from her well to do dead husband's estate? No lawyers will help.

    My mother who lives in Florida was married to a man with a lot of money for 30 years. He lived in Staten Island, New York. Much of his money was earned during their marriage. He told her she would not get one penny and he was right. I have spent t...

    Galen’s Answer

    You may be able to find an attorney who will be paid out of the estate, yes. We have done this in the past i on probate matters in New York. Were they still married when he died? Reach out to an attorney of your choosing directly - we are not allowed to solicit business on Avvo.

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  • I LOANED someone a lot of money over an 8 year period, he will not pay me back. We have NO written agreement only an oral one.

    I'm at a loss here, I can't believe that there is nothing I can do to get my money back. The Laws protect him and people like him, that scam good and honest people out of money. That just isn't right at all, and they know this and that's why they ...

    Galen’s Answer

    You can still sue him on an oral contract. If you have some kind of evidence toward the loan it may be worth pursuing. Speak to an attorney directly - many offer free consults.

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  • What is a good settlement for car accident pain/suffering in FL and what can an attorney do to justify their fees?

    I haven't decided whether to call an attorney that I was referred to or try to settle this myself. I was hit by a driver who was completely at fault, but in FL the rules are tough. I know I'll need 12 weeks of chiropractic treatment, once the xray...

    Galen’s Answer

    Assuming the BI limit is more than 10K, you will definitely get more with an attorney. Not even a question - you will get more. The insurance company is probably salivating over negotiating with an unrepresented party.

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  • Purchased a property from previous owner who had signed a power of attorney

    So here is my problem. I recently purchased a property from an owner who had signed a power of attorney in the year 2008 to allow another entity to administrate the rent of the property. This entity contracted an individual to allow him to admin...

    Galen’s Answer

    You are definitely going to need an attorney do navigate through the lawsuit and sort this out. I would caution you against going this alone especially with an attorney on the other side. Did you get title insurance when you purchased the property? The power of attorney was never mentioned?

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  • How much should I buy my domestic partner out of our home for?

    Hi, My boyfriend and I bought a fixer-upper home a year ago. Unfortunately, things fell apart rapidly. I put down the entire 20% down payment, closing costs and almost all the renovation costs. He was to pay the mortgage/electric/water/health...

    Galen’s Answer

    It can get a little complicated but I would get an appraisal of the house, then figure out what you paid vs what he paid percentage wise, and then split the equity that way.

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  • Were are the funds ???

    Sum years ago, just prior to my Mother's death, she set up a trust fund for my daughter (a minor) with my former wife being the guardian of the trust. Just prior to my daughters 21 birthday ( a few years back), she past away from a automobile acci...

    Galen’s Answer

    You should start by asking your ex-wife.

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  • Is a handwritten IOU Letter enforceable in Florida?

    I helped a family member improve a piece of real estate in florida. I received a letter from this family member. Near the end of the letter, she clearly states that when she sells the property, half of the money will be paid to me. This property ...

    Galen’s Answer

    You may be able to, yes. It is not as simple as "will be enforced" or "won't be enforced" unfortunately.

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