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Thomas Richelo

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  • How long can turkey irs hold him for tax money

    I know of a man that did a job in turkey and earned three million dollars for the job he had no money on him and was detained in customs at us airport and has to pay the taxes on this money before they will let him go the tax amount was ...

    Thomas’s Answer

    I agree this doesn't make sense. If a man earned $3,000,000 he must have some access to that to pay the relatively small fee.

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  • I was wondering are there any attorney's that offer payment plan options for clients in Atlanta Ga.?

    I was wondering are there any attorney's that offer payment plan options for clients in Atlanta Ga.? And if so, do you require a upfront fee? If so, do you know of anyone or services that do not require an upfront fee? I hope to hear from you guys...

    Thomas’s Answer

    Mr. Birchmore is correct, so there is no one who can give you a global answer. also, you have not said anything about what sort of legal services you need and what you would be willing to pay in installments. Generally, there are surely some lawyers who would agree to installment payments if the work was otherwise financially advantageous to them and they were assured of payment. you will only find out if you present an actual lawyer with an actual scenario or proposal.

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  • Do I have a case for voiding the separation agreement based on a material breach?

    I signed a separation agreement with my employer. They were to pay me a modest cash amount and classify my separation as a voluntary resignation, and I agreed to dismiss my EEOC claim. I received the cash, along with the required Department of Lab...

    Thomas’s Answer

    I think the key here is, what was the basis of your EEOC claim and does it have substance, or at least leverage value with the employer. If what you say is true, then the employer has not abided by the terms of your agreement and that was a condition of your dismissal of the EEOC case. Have you tried to get them to revise the reason for separation by telling them you will not dismiss the EEOC charges unless they do?

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  • What are my options if this goes to small claims Court. I believe that they are using unfair billing practices.

    A local gym billed my credit card after freezing the account and giving them 30 days notice before services ended, when I inquired and asked for a cancellation they indicated that because I'm canceling they have to charge me an additional fee. ...

    Thomas’s Answer

    Mr. Crawford's answer covers the subject very well. You should check the small claims court for the filing fee for a case and consider the value of your time to dispute this. Weigh that against the amount of the gym's overcharge and make a financial decision as to whether it is worthwhile to invest in fighting this thing.

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  • Since he won't do the work as stated on the first estimate, doesn't this void the estimate and let me withdraw from this scam?

    I need a landscaper to drain my back yard from rain water. Went to Angie's list. Landscaper said he would run french drains, grade the yard 1% , put down a small 8 x 10 deck, put fabric and mulch down. He called a week later and said he could not ...

    Thomas’s Answer

    You have posted two versions of the same question. I think since the contractor will not honor his original quote that there's no cancellation fee due from you.

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  • What do I need to do to stop the medical bills?

    Husband died with no will for probate. I was beneficiary of all his assets. There is no money in an estate. I continue to receive medical bills in his name only with letters threatening to turn it over to a collection agency.

    Thomas’s Answer

    When you say there is no money in the estate, I'm assuming that means there was no money at the time of death; if there was and you disbursed it before taking care of creditors, that could be a problem. But as a practical matter, I agree with both colleagues that these creditors likely do not know that your husband has passed and when they are so informed they very likely will let the matter end.
    I am sorry to hear of your loss.

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  • Is this first estimate without scope of work still valid, or does the new one void the old one and I can use another contractor?

    I got an Estimate/Proposal from a landscaper that did not provide scope of work, only materials, for $5000, he promised me verbally what he would do and I signed the estimate. He called back a week later and said he could not do the work for that ...

    Thomas’s Answer

    Under Georgia contract law, it doesn't seem to matter if the first estimate was valid, because he repudiated it himself when he said he could not do the work for that price. At that time there was no deal. You rejected the second estimate, so still no deal. Now you have the right to elect not to work with him and demand all of your money back. Angie's List may be able to help you in seeking a refund from him, as a way for him to avoid a negative review.

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  • How long will it take to be compensated after I file a notice of civil action based on malicious arrest and prosecution?

    I have been wrongfully convicted of armed robbery and i'm in the process of getting my case overturned due to insufficient evidence and I've been incarcerated over ten years.

    Thomas’s Answer

    You face a tough case trying to establish false arrest and prosecution when the original verdict of a jury was a guilty one. Even if your case is overturned, that does not automatically mean the arrest and prosecution were not justified. You may find an attorney who will take such a case but it seems to me you should regard it as a long shot.

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  • Wtf do I do. Give advice as if I am actually guilty of the crimes said. I am not admitting I am in anyway.

    Accused of 4th degree forgery and theft by taking. Warrant May be issued.

    Thomas’s Answer

    Step Five: Remember that you are about to deal with the legal system. Be respectful, and get habits like using "WTF" out of your system.

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  • Am I obligated to pay him overhead and profit for a single, simple roof repair?

    I hired a general contractor for a water damage project covered by insurance. I asked him for a price to replace a roofing boot since this repair was not covered by the claim. We made a verbal agreement for $250.00. I found the contractor to be di...

    Thomas’s Answer

    Based on the terms you described, I think he was obligated to do the roof work for a flat $250, period.

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