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  • What do I do when my business partner has turned over company assets to an attorney to hold onto in escrow?

    My business partner and I are dissolving our film production company. I thought it would be simple enough to do the right thing and have each of us return the video equipment we had purchased to it's rightful owner. I sent back her property with...

    Pearlette’s Answer

    Please retain your own local business lawyer who can advise you after reviewing and receiving all relevant information. Use Avvo's Find a Lawyer tool or contact your local bar association for a referral. Best of luck.

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  • On my Last Will and Testament can I write in another name for Successor Executrix?

    The Successor on my Will has passed away. Do I need to see lawyer or can I do it myself?

    Pearlette’s Answer

    It is recommended that you have a lawyer draft your will so you can be counseled as to the components and to ensure that it complies with the law. No one knows what the will currently looks like so we cannot say if you can do it yourself................good luck.

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  • I reside in Miami Florida I was told by rent a center they will be taking legal matters.... What does mean spoking legally

    I have been a month late in paying rent a center they r now telling that they are taking legal matters

    Pearlette’s Answer

    Expect that collection efforts will be accelerated..........good luck.

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  • Is this possible that I can petition for guardian of my nieces? Is there any opposition?

    My sister and her husband died recently and they left behind 2 minor children. I am the only family for them and currently, they live with me. I would like to become their guardian legally. But I live in US unlawfully.

    Pearlette’s Answer

    Hi there, I am sorry to hear about your loss. I agree that you will need to consult both types of lawyers--immigration and guardianship. I wish you and your family the best of luck.

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  • I found a small animal in my can of boil peanut that I purchased at Sam's Club.What should I do.

    I have a rat looking animal in that I found in my can of Margaret Holmes peanut patch green boil peanuts.I purchased them Sunday 07/17/2016 at my local Sam's club.What should I do?

    Pearlette’s Answer

    Agreed, you should return the item together with the "rat looking animal." I'm sure they will run various tests to determine how the "rat looking animal" found its way into the package--the rate of decay, etc. will determine much of this.... unless you have documented injury caused by the "rat looking animal's" presence in the package, you do not have a claim. You would have to prove it was in the package....................good luck.........

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  • How do i get my money the company did not pay me

    I work as 3rd part for transportation company and they did not pay me in full

    Pearlette’s Answer

    Discuss with a local labor and employment lawyer. Depending on facts and amount at stake, he or she will have various options for you including: demand letter; if available in your area & for your facts, complaint with labor department; and lawsuit. Good luck.

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  • How do I get my money back?

    I paid for a matchmaking (dating) service in Dec 2015. I have not been on a single date yet, almost 7 months later. The contract I signed has a no refund policy clause and no time boundary, so I lost my AMEX charge "dispute." Any reasonable con...

    Pearlette’s Answer

    I agree that you need to see a local lawyer for a review of the contract and to discuss with you the facts leading up to the contract and what has happened (or not happened, as the case may be) since the contract. Suing could be expensive and quite possibly invasive. Good luck.

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  • Can I sue an ex employee who signed a non-compete form, yet started a business identical to mine, almost same name too.

    last year (2015) 3 months into working with me and employee started snooping through some client lists of mine, downloaded them on an usb drive and took them home, I asked her to sign a non-compete the next day, after signing the non-compete, I co...

    Pearlette’s Answer

    Hi there, gather all pertinent documents and take them to a local lawyer who can review them and ask you relevant questions. After that, he or she can provide you with your options, including possible lawsuit (and it sounds as if you have possible causes of action against your former employee). Best of luck.

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  • I need to find a lawyer for my divorce, child custody, and child support case coming up Ina few months. What should I look for?

    I have filed for divorce, child custody, and child support earlier this month. I need to find a lawyer for my case coming up In a few months. Is there anything I should look out for when looking for a lawyer that would be a red flag and I shouldn'...

    Pearlette’s Answer

    You should look for someone who understands your personal situation and who you can get along with--keeping in mind being aggressive is different and distinct from being assertive. Find someone who understands your story and can tell it in a coherent & cohesive manner. My understanding is that family law lawyers should be skilled at the financial aspect you bring up in your question. Use the Find a Lawyer feature on this site or contact your local bar association for a referral. Finding a lawyer for such a personal matter is taxing, I know, however, once you find one or two lawyers you're comfortable with, unless someone is in immediate danger, take at least 24 hours before signing an agreement with a lawyer. 24 hours. Good luck.

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