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  • Can I change the locks on my sole proprietor business after divorce papers ahve been filed?

    My wife changed the locks on our home (in both our names) and now is entering my place of business (I am listed as sole proprietor) and removing files and tools without my knowledge or permission. I have asked her to return the files, documents a...

    Marcus’s Answer

    The business may be community property, but that doesn't mean she can raid the tools and supplies of the business. If you are the only spouse working in this business, then you would be awarded temporary control of the business and exclude her from the premises during the divorce. She may have violation ATROS by changing the locks at your home. Best advice is to have a consultation with a divorce/family lawyer in Ventura county. There are important steps that need to be taken. If she violated ATROS she may be liable for your attorney fees. Get with a lawyer as soon as possible, these issues are time sensitive.

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  • Why would they go this route? Will this change things a little bit? How can I show its unfair?

    I was served by the father( never married him) of my 2 oldest children (minors) He agreed for a move to Washington then 24 hours later disagreed. My husband already accepted the job. He's our sole provider for our family of 5. I never wanted to s...

    Marcus’s Answer

    The best way to handle this is hire a lawyer. Move away cases are difficult and require the assistance of an attorney. Most will offer free consultations.

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  • How do I successfully conduct a "buy out" of my interest in the family home? I am in pro per in California.

    Our marital settlement agreement specifies that we sell the family residence and divide the proceeds. The house is in both of our names. Originally ownership was joint tenancy; it was changed last year to Tenants in Common. We are both on the t...

    Marcus’s Answer

    Your lawyer should draft an agreement regarding the buy out with the purchase price and clear indication this is purchase of your community interest so it is non-taxable. Best of luck to you.

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  • I have a slip and fall case, and want to know how much I can get for compensation.

    I fell at the gas station. There was a rip in one of the pumps causing a puddle of gas on the ground. I ended up braking my teeth and ripping my lip. They offered to pay my medical bills but I am traumatized causing me to ask someone all the time ...

    Marcus’s Answer

    It depends on a number of different factors. If liability is proven, the gas station is liable for your medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, etc. Call an attorney today. Most will offer a free consultation. Best of luck.

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  • Will hearsay statements be disclosed?

    Im currently preparing for trial for obstruction of justice and perjury. Im sure that the prosecutor will want to introduce my description of an arsonist and pictures of him to compare them and then claim I deliberately gave a false description to...

    Marcus’s Answer

    Your lawyer will receive them during discovery. The prosecutor has an obligation to disclose all evidence, even if the evidence is your favor. If you don't have a lawyer, hire one. These are serious allegations.

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  • Child on Child Sexual Abuse and Filing a Civil Suit- Who should I list as Defendants and what causes of action should I claim?

    This is a case of child on child sexual abuse. I want to sue the child who is over 14 years old but under 18 years old. Can I list the parents as individual defendants in addition to the child's perpetrator? Also, the causes of action I have so fa...

    Marcus’s Answer

    Yes. These types of cases are extremely difficult. You should see if the parents have a homeowners insurance and see if this type of claim is covered. Also, do the parents have any collectible assets? If not, you may get a judgment but be unable to collect. Call a lawyer for a free consult and discuss this case in depth. Thank you.

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  • Do I have a case?

    I was going about 55mph when a riverside county employee(similar to Caltrans) pulled out in front of me trying to beat me across the street. I'm having terrible back,neck and chest pain. I have first and second degree burns on my left arm from t...

    Marcus’s Answer

    Yes, you have a case. Did you get a police report? When did the case happen? Have you had follow treatments in physical therapy for your injuries? All questions to address to a lawyer. Call a lawyer for a free consultation. Personal injury lawyers will only charge a percentage of what they collect for you. Any questions, just ask.

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  • How can I find the accurate account of the trusts assets if the successor trustee has changed everything into there name

    the trustee has bought a car quit working opened retirement accounts traveled and is telling us there is nothing left

    Marcus’s Answer

    Hire a lawyer who can demand an accounting. If that doesn't work, the lawyer can file in court to compel an accounting by the trustee, assuming you have standing. Any questions, just ask.

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  • What if my ex wife does not record a inters spousal transfer deed 9 years ago since o ur divorce?

    I checked the registrar records and no such document exist. Des this mean I still own haalf the home if the court never divided tin our divorce?

    Marcus’s Answer

    What does your divorce judgment say about the property? Do you have an MSA or other agreement regarding the property?

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  • Can I collect a settlement from two different vehicles that were involved in an accident ?

    #1 vehicle went too far beyond stop sign and #2 Vehicle clipped that car and swerved and hit me head on. I have a broken arm and hurt back. Can I file two separate claims against both parties?

    Marcus’s Answer

    Yes, you should file claims with both insurance companies and if you don't get a fair offer sue both of them. Consider hiring a lawyer, a lawyer will only charge a percentage of the money they collect for you. Insurance adjusters are trained to pay you as little as possible. Fight back by hiring a lawyer. Best of luck to you. Any questions, just ask.

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