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My wife used an attorney in a legal matter she had and ran up a bill she could not possible pay. Can the attorney place a lien on a property that I own with her. What are my responsibilities if any into any arrangements she made with her attorney?
The answer to your question is likely a matter of New York law, although federal bankruptcy law could also come into play, depending on the size of the lien. In very general terms, it works like this in most states: A creditor of either can lien joint property; their ability to force a sale or collect at the time of any transfer is the issue to research. A lien on joint property, without more, doesn't make you personally liable for her debt but it can make the debt attach to the property. It's best to consult a local lawyer if you want to get advice on a more specific level.See question
I work for a general contracting/building/design business and want to make sure we have protected ourselves and our clients from poor business practices. Can you please let me know how best to do this (i.e. Through wording in the contract? Through...
It almost sounds like you are hoping to ask a question online, get a free answer, and then have that answer be the key to running your business risk free. As one of my law professors famously said, "life isn't like that."
Your business needs regular legal advice; an insurance agent knowledgeable about all of the coverages needed for construction; a banker or financial adviser to guide you on how to manage money; an accountant to make sure tax compliance and proper bookkeeping are done. You need to read every day, learn every day, go to seminars, join trade groups, and constantly update your education.
The best advice about seeking 100% certainty is this: It doesn't exist. That's why there's a discipline called "Risk Management", not Risk Elimination. Good luck!
Unfortunately due to medical procedures bills that were in past are currently to high to function and can't pay. I have a home and looking for a new start. The companies are looking towards liens. Would like some advice.
In any instance when you consider bankruptcy there will be consequences that you may have anticipated and some, likely many, that you have not. Thus, every filing comes with pros and cons. Your decision needs to be guided by consultation with a bankruptcy attorney because they need to look at the total effect of a filing on you, and advise you on benefits and drawbacks. Be careful and consider talking to more than one attorney in your vicinity. Sometimes debtors are advised to file bankruptcy when there are other alternatives to that process.See question
The street my home is on has boarded up homrs, tarped roofs etc. They say the neighborhood is historic and metal roofs aren't allowed. But if there were more metal roofs they would preserve the homes better. They bring up home value, save on en...
Have you ever heard the expression, "you can't fight City Hall?" If there is historic zoning in place, my sense is that it would not be worth the effort to fight the battle to get a metal roof. Sure, metal roofs are better, but if the community has decided that it wants a certain uniformity of look, based on historical appearances, then you are going to face strong opposition.See question
2 months ago I obtained a judgment against someone for a significant amount in Florida and after filing for garnishment of bank and wages the debtor wanted a payment plan to have the garnishment lifted. I agreed to a payment plan. I drafted it up ...
Judgment collection is something many attorneys specialize in because debtors in our system have learned there are ways to fight a creditor even after a judgment is collected. You situation is not unusual, and in fact is a typical place to find yourself at some point. No attorney can answer your question with a short response here because collecting a judgment is like playing chess: There are many options (moves) available to you and many options (counter moves) available to the debtor. Entire books have been written on the subject of your questions. You do have a few specific questions, but they are just the next steps in a process that will involve many steps along the way. So, to go back to the chess analogy, your question is like asking, "what's my next move?" which then will be followed by the whole rest of the game.
You indicate you've been doing well so far; I take it that means figuring out the system/process and getting to this point. But, if I understand your post, you haven't collected anything yet. You have just gotten to the hard part. I think if the judgment is large you should be consulting with an attorney and even consider turning this matter over to one.
Cobb County, Georgia. Tenant is away from home and can't be reached. Landlord enters premises unannounced for random inspection/repairs and discovers cats in the home. "No pets allowed on premises at any time" is stated in lease. Landlord ha...
Who committed animal neglect: the landlord, who enforced a written lease, or the tenant who negligently put a cat in an apartment where it wasn't allowed?See question
I incurred $5k of travel related expenses on my corporate Amex card, which is in my name. I received a majority of the reimbursement for the expenses but had a personal emergency occur and used the reimbursement money to pay for it. I had every i...
The minor errors in your mileage reports shouldn't matter. If you have a substantial number of expense reports that are accurate it should show you are an honest person. You may consider discussing the personal emergency you had, if it is legitimate, and then ask for payment terms that you can handle. I agree with Mr. Riddle that you also need to be looking for another job.See question
I bought a foreclosure with limited warranty dead stating that I can resale the house for fixed price within 90 days. If I transfer the title to another person, does this rule apply to him also? Thanks.
The answer to your question would require a review of the documents that went with your purchase of the property.See question
Amex applied pay over time charges without my permission several times. I had to call and have it removed 5 times. Then the balance got high enough I had to pay the all the charges in one month even though I had asked to be removed from that pro...
You don't need a bankruptcy attorney, unless you are going to consider bankruptcy just because of this one debt. It sounds like it's small enough that you should negotiate something and not take out an Amex card again.See question
My sister was in an accident in Georgia with a car from Nevada and one from Georgia, She was seriously injured. She has been contacted by the insurance companies, but keeps having me talk to me. They want to talk settlement but won't tell me how m...
A lawyer working on your sister's behalf knows how to invoke the statute that requires them reveal the insurance information, usually in the form of a declarations page. That shows limits of coverage. She should get an attorney because she doesn't know what's involved in settling this sort of case.See question