I was awarded a settlement for personal injury. My attorney says the insurance sent the check two weeks before Christmas. Today is January 16th. Whenever I call to find out if my check is there he tells me is hasn't came. It's reached the point th...
There is no set timeframe. Typically, the check will be endorsed to you and your lawyer requiring both of your signatures to deposit. Sometimes it can take more than a month to get the check after settlement. I typically try to put dates for when they must send payment, but insurance companies typically won't agree to them. Best advice, if you think the lawyer is cheating you, write a certified letter to the lawyer and tell them they do not have your authorization to cash the check without your signature.See question
It's not me, it's my 18 year old daughter. She was in a serious auto accident and hired an attorney to handle the insurance company claim. Last week her attorney received a check in both his and my daughter's name. She endorsed the check and sh...
The terms of the contract will control. If the contract said he gets 1/3 of the gross settlement, you may be out of luck. 1/3 of gross would be, for example, if the settlement was 12k, attorney gets 8k, then medical liens are paid and what is left over your daughter would keep. If the contract says 1/3 of net settlement, then that would most likely imply the attorney is paid 1/3 of the settlement, less medical liens. For example, 12k total settlement, 6k medical liens, total left, 6k, attorney is paid 2k and your daughter receives 4k, plus any out of pocket expenses.
No one can give you clear indication without reading the contract and settlement distribution. Best advise is to see another lawyer to review the documents. Best of luck to you.See question
I'm contemplating the proof I present the judge. I want to be sure the income that I missed due to doctor orders of needing to take 2 months off per the accident of me not at fault for, is reimbursed from the defendant.
If you are pre-litigation, have your employer sign a wage verification form detailing the hours worked per week and rate of pay before the accident, the days and times missed due to the accident, and when you returned. Back that up with pay stubs, and that should be sufficient. If you are on verge of trial, the employer or supervisor will need to be subpoenaed to testify. Best of luck to you.See question
My friends live in an apartment building that in one of the units had a fire. The fire department red tagged the building for inspection, and the redcross helped all the tenants out for a week. The landlord has done nothing. Now the redcross is no...
Your friends need to contact a landlord tenant lawyer right away.See question
I was told I should clock out for lunch and stay on the counter and help customers. I also was told to come in early off the clock or stay late after I clocked out.
Yes. This case may be perfect for a Department of Labor Claim. Your case is stronger if you have other witnesses and other employees who have be subject to the same behavior. Call a lawyer, most offer free consultations. Best of luck to you.See question
My spouse was ordered to pay support until April 2017, which is coming up quickly. I have applied for numerous jobs and have not been hired. I am not young anymore and jobs are scarce where I live. Can I file for an extension for support? How ...
You will need to file a Request For Order (FL-300), Income and Expense Declaration (FL-150) and all attachments and declarations. Additionally, your success will be determined by the language in the divorce judgment (i.e. does it says jurisdiction is to be determined in April 2017?) Additionally, the length of the marriage, if there was a change of circumstances, etc. will all be relevant factors. You will most likely need a lawyer to assist you. Best of luck.See question
I have a 50/50 custody court order agreement. I want to move our son to a better and safe environment in another county. We live in Ventura California and I want to move him to valley springs California. That's 6 hours away. But I have a court ord...
First step hire a lawyer to evaluate your case. The lawyer will have to file a request for a move away order.See question
Going through a divorce
I agree with my colleague. The inherited funds are your separate property which you would have a reimbursement claim to. But, you need to trace those funds, i.e. perhaps a bank statement and court order from probate, etc. Speak to a lawyer, this can get complicated if you do it on your own.See question
Landlord/Tenant. My landlord has been at my house 6 times in 5 weeks. 1. Meet painter for touch up paint 2. Meet cleaning lady 3. He said he needed in and next time he would give 24 hour notice (3 hour notice) 4. Look at fountain in ba...
This could deemed a breach of multiple landlord tenant laws. He should not go onto your property without proper written notice, unless in case of emergency. You may want to hire a lawyer to send a stern letter to the landlord. If this type of behavior continues, then you may have additional remedies.See question
what if the other party can't afford to pay?
Hire a lawyer to request the judge impute full time employment to the other party. A vocational evaluation may be needed. Consult with a lawyer.See question