I have a business idea but cannot tell if I would need to be a lawyer to do it. Would you please give me your opinion? Basically I would have people assign their interest in a lien to me, then I send a letter to a court clerk regarding that i...
If you have to ask, you need an attorney. A letter, in all likelihood, is not going to be sufficient. You could easily run afoul of The Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act if you are not careful.See question
I was looking for a place to rent. I found a private person on Craig's list with a place for rent. Our credit is bad and was hoping a private person would work with us a little bit. I sent an email to showing that we were very much interested....
I concur with attorney Harkess. You do not know who this person is, and therefore you cannot sue him anywhere. Even if that were not the case, Small Claims Courts generally only have jurisdiction over parties within their limited geographic area.See question
I had two hammertoe surgeries back in April 2010. My insurance company paid for the surgery. I was later contacted by the doctor via mail stating the check amount of $1235.20 was misplaced and it needed to be handled or that amount would go into ...
You are certainly not free of culpability in this matter, having cashed the replacement check, rather than remitting to the doctor in a timely fashion. That having been said, the judgment does appear to be disproportionately large relative to the original debt.
You should contact a local attorney to investigate the feasibility of moving to vacate the judgment.
You will have to show an excusable default as well as a meritorious defense, or, at the very least, that you were never served with the summons.See question
I am a 63 years old man. One year ago I met a woman of similar age in the apartment building where I live. After about three months, due only to a minor disagreement, she ended the friendship. She did so verbally and by sending me a written note....
If she wished to renew the relationship, she would have reached out to you. It would be best to err on the side of caution, and not send the card.See question
In order to make an informed decision,Is a lawyer required to tell you in advance if he is friends with the person you hired him to sue. What is the legal term for any such requirement.
He is absolutely required to first divulge this relationship to you, regardless of the circumstances.See question
If I made a mistake, please take it easy on me, as I am extremely nervous! I was sued this summer by two creditors, one I settled with and this one I couldn't afford to settle with. They missed the first court meeting (a pre-trial conference), so...
It is highly probable that they will enter judgment unless they sign a stipulation beforehand setting forth that they will not. In this way, they are well situated to immediately commence enforcement proceedings should you default.See question
I'm. A truck driver the co I worked for. Had me arrested for stealing there truck. I didn't! It has been dropped. But this has ruined my family and my life! The evidence. Shows. It was all a lie on there. Part!
Something is missing from your narrative. If the case was dropped, it seems that you would not have spent 67 days in jail. You claim the evidence shows that the charges were false, but you do not set forth what that evidence is.
If I were you I would proceed with caution. It is unclear whether or not they could still pursue the charges against you, if you went on the offensive.
You should attempt to review this with a labor lawyer.See question
I have recently won a judgment against an old roommate. I have recently found out that a ex mutual friend has informed the person that I sued that I can take his legal possessions through the writ that I issued which led him to selling his car a...
Forgetting the ex-mutual friend for the moment, if your judgment debtor transferred property other than in an arm's length transaction for fair market value, you could potentially pursue the tranferee in a fraudulent conveyance action, and attempt to levy upon the proceeds of the sale.
I do not know the specific laws of your state, but it is clear you could use the aid of counsel.See question
Had a first time small pension fee of ~$40 to pay to the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) as part of a performance contract. Because of some minor confusion over the performance date and the contract date (contract was done retroactively due...
If you have not paid all that you owe, contractually, you are obliged to pay the late fees. $100 seems rather excessive, and could possibly violate usury laws. I realize that the amount in controversy does not justify the cost of retaining counsel. You should try to negotiate the amount down, or seek the assistance of the local district attorney's office.See question
discover credit, 5000 in default, some paid to another lawyer, they did not submit to discover, have check images for payments made, rec'd letter after the fact, no advance warning.
You or your lawyer should bring on an order to show cause to vacate the default judgment, on the grounds that you were never properly served, or, at least did not receive notice of the action in time to defend, and that you have a valid defense in that payments were not properly applied to your account.See question