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Thomas Richelo

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  • Does the 3 day contract law apply? If so, how do I proceed? Do I have any rights based on the salesman misrepresenting the car?

    I purchased a car in Newman, GA yesterday for $1500 it was too far for my mechanic to go view it so I asked key questions. I asked about fluid leaks or if there were any major problems and they said there were none. They lied. I took it to my mech...

    Thomas’s Answer

    If you are doing your own research, you may want to make sure you are "tendering rescission" and treat the misrepresentation about the condition of the car as fraud. If you hire an attorney, this may be a way to get a bit more out of the case.

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  • I'm 16 my boyfriend is 20, can my boyfriend get in trouble for being with me?

    I'm 16 and I'm turning 17 in about 2 months, my boyfriend is 20, we both live in Georgia, my mom approves of our relationship but his mother thinks I'm going to be the reason that he gets arrested, I've done some research and I saw that the age of...

    Thomas’s Answer

    You already have two, detailed, very good answers. This question, almost exactly the same, gets asked on a regular basis. There are a lot of issues that relate to reaching the age of adulthood which is 18 and it is best to remember you are young, you have a lot of time ahead of you, and you will be 18 in just 14 months. Put off the things that should be reserved for adults until then.

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  • 1. Can I break this contract and is it legal?

    Introduction: I am working with this employer for past 3 months. This employer acts as visa sponsor only on the document level and do not performs any sponsor. They have the employee paid for the expenses.Willing to switch to full time position a...

    Thomas’s Answer

    Unfortunately, you are trying to cover more than what this forum is designed to address. People usually ask simple questions to get a basic idea of what to do about legal matters and it gives them a start in the right direction. Here, it appears you have a rather complicated dispute going and it can only be properly addressed by an attorney who can view your documents.
    You have immigration law issues but also employment law and contract law will come into play. I suggest you reverse the process by using Avvo's Find a Lawyer feature to search for someone who has the mix of practice experience you are looking for, and interview that person. Good luck!

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  • Looking for lawyer in the Atlanta area that does chapter 14 and probate email me at paolo.ruggieri.realestate@gmail.com

    I am a real estate investor and market to people that are about to foreclose... I offer them to buy their house. Sometimes these people do not want to sell their house, but would like to file chapter 13 in order to avoid foreclosure. I am looking ...

    Thomas’s Answer

    As noted, you are free to use the find a lawyer feature of this site to screen profiles of attorneys you might want to work with, rather than have them suggest themselves. As a real estate investor, you may have other needs for an attorney that those that you have mentioned.

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  • Is the age difference in this relationship illegal?

    A friend of mine is an 18 year old female and is thinking about starting a relationship with her male friend who is 16.

    Thomas’s Answer

    I would put it this way: They can have a "relationship" but it must not include sexual intercourse. I know that sounds old fashioned but besides the good legal reasons stated by my colleagues the two of them might want to consider that if they have no interest in a "relationship" that doesn't include sex, then that's not really a worthwhile relationship. On the other hand, if they have enough attraction to each other, they should be able to wait it out for two years.

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  • Is it possible to continue a final divorce or do we have to dismiss case, what options are there?. she doesn't want trouble

    My Friend has a lawyer who told her client to go see court ordered evaluator. however the evaluator unknowingly scheduled appointment on the day of final. Now The lawyer told my friend that she must cancel that date immediately due court can't con...

    Thomas’s Answer

    I agree with my colleague that your post is not clear. I cannot tell what has happened. Also, you are writing this on behalf of a friend? Perhaps your friend should be posting a question or, as suggested, discussing this with the attorney she already has.

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  • Can a bank come get a car after a certain time just because they couldn't verify employment.

    I bought a car about a month ago, from a local dealership, now they are telling me the bank wants the car back, because they can't verify y employment. I'm a 1099 but do work for a non profit. My question is do a bank have the right to come get th...

    Thomas’s Answer

    As a colleague noted, you signed a loan agreement or promissory note or both and the bank can repossess the car if you "default" on any provisions. Many people think the only way to default is failure to pay, but if you review the loan documents there are other circumstances that are considered a default, too.
    Have you tried showing/sending your 1009 and getting a letter from the non-profit that explains how much you will earn now? Would it help if you can send the next payment right away, in advance? (Ask them that.) Your best hope is to get to someone who doesn't want to see you lose the car on a technicality, and they may be able to accept proof of income in forms that haven't been discussed yet.

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  • Would I be able to take legal action against the particular agent?

    I payed for a sports camp. The agent who was putting on the camp changed the date twice and the last date he changed it to, I couldn't attend it. I asked for a refund and he said that I would receive it after the camp was over. I asked for the ref...

    Thomas’s Answer

    It would have been helpful if your post noted when the camp was over. I think the date was material, because people have to schedule the time to be present at a sports camp. You should write a certified letter to the agent one more time and demand a return of your money or that you'll sue in small claims court. I assume you will make the judgment of whether the amount justifies the time and cost of your case.

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  • What can i do to get the money for those hours

    I worked for a company that basically to me because, I hadn't seen the hr dept they didnt have to pay me for the 58.25 hours i worked.

    Thomas’s Answer

    Unless your hourly rate was very substantial, the total amount of your client will be high in proportion to legal fees. You will need to see if you can find an attorney who will also attempt to collect the fees as part of the case, and small claims court may be viable.

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  • Does a default judgment for failure of the tenant to appear in court mean that we do not owe her the money she was suing us for?

    My former tenant sued me for failure to return a portion of her security deposit. We did not return the full security deposit due to excessive damage to the carpet. The tenant received this in writing after moving out. We filed a countersuit fo...

    Thomas’s Answer

    Since you are operating a business with residential rental units that is big enough to require a property manager, you need a landlord-tenant attorney. Issues like this will come up repeatedly, although each may have nuances that require separate consultation and possibly representation. In the business of rental dwellings you should consider legal fees to be part of the cost of doing business. The more you learn from your attorney, the more you can save in the future by doing the right things.

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