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  • If I file an LLC for my company, then get divorced can wife touch it

    if I file an LLC for my company, then get divorced can wife touch it?

    Mark’s Answer

    Thanks for using Avvo. I am Mark Britton and I am the CEO at Avvo. I am also a lawyer. Bc we are not in NM yet, you may not get a response from one of our loyal Avvo lawyers. St, I wanted to offer some help. Please keep in mind that I am not a NM lawyer, and to get a definitive answer on this you should consult a lawyer in your area.

    Still, as a WA, DC and VA lawyer, I can tell you that seldomly (in any state) can you convey property away from the marriage and not have a judge claw it back in the divorce proceedings. Otherwise, everyone contemplating a divorce would simply form an LLC, transfer a bunch of assets to it, and keep those assets for themselves. Mayhem would ensue.

    My advice is to hire a good divorce lawyer and he/she will get you the best deal they can. You should probably start working with one well in advance of filing the divorce papers.

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  • What are my rights under Indiana contract law to get my property back from a cosignment store

    I hope this makes sense but here I go. I owned a consignment shop in my town & recently gave it back to the old owner & left all the items I had purchased on consignment & I pick up a check every week. Well, I went in to take my items out which sh...

    Mark’s Answer

    Thanks for using Avvo. I am Mark Britton and I am the CEO at Avvo. I am also a lawyer. Bc we are not in IN yet, you may not get a response from one of our loyal Avvo lawyers. St, I wanted to offer some help. Please keep in mind that I am not a IN lawyer, and to get a definitive answer on this you should consult a lawyer in your area.

    First, if the consignment contracts are in the store's name, you may have turned the goods over to the old owner when you "gave it back" to her. Even if she agreed to assign the contracts to you, there is a question whether she can do that under the consignment agreement.

    If the contract is silent regarding assignment, and she orally agreed to return the goods to you at some point then you have a right to the goods. In this instance, she cannot keep your property and you could contact the police to see if they are willing to help. If not, then you will need to file an action, possibly in small claims court. Here is a link to the IN manual on small claims. Irrespective of the route you take it will unfortunately be your word against hers.

    http://www.in.gov/judiciary/pubs/handbooks/small-claims-manual(2005).pdf

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  • Business law for loaner vehicle from same dealership i purchased vehicle from thats being repaired

    i recently(4 months ago) purchased a 2004 chevy trailblazer. the vehicle is going back to the dealership for the following repairs....1.check engine light on 2.all brake warning lights on 3.power seats dont work 4.speedometer stopped working 5.the...

    Mark’s Answer

    Thanks for using Avvo. I am Mark Britton and I am the CEO at Avvo. I am also a lawyer. Bc we are receiving so many questions right now, it may take longer for some of our loyal Avvo lawyers to get back to you. In the meantime, I wanted to offer some preliminary help. Please keep in mind that I am not a NY lawyer, and to get a definitive answer on this you should consult a top Avvo-rated lawyer in your area.

    Unless the dealership promised you a loaner car when you bought your car, they have no legal obligation to give you one with 4wd or otherwise. They are giving you a loaner simply to keep your high-margin repair business. If they decide to stop offering this perk, your only recourse is to find another dealership for purchasing or repairs who you think will treat you better.

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  • What actions can be taken against an establishment allowing a minor into their place of business for 21 years of age and older.

    What if a bar allows a minor to enter their business when it is only for 21 years of age or older? Are they held accountable? Who would I talk to concerning a bar allowing my child who was a minor at the time into the bar? Is there a statue of ...

    Mark’s Answer

    Thanks for using Avvo. I am Mark Britton and I am the CEO at Avvo. I am also a lawyer. Bc we are receiving so many questions right now, it may take longer for some of our loyal Avvo lawyers to get back to you. In the meantime, I wanted to offer some preliminary help. Please keep in mind that I am not a CA lawyer, and to get a definitive answer on this you should consult a top Avvo-rated lawyer in your area.

    The CA Dept of Alcohol Beverage Control, along with the police, enforce the rules for establishments selling liquor. So, if an establishment is serving your child, you should report it to the police and the CA ABC at the same time. http://www.abc.ca.gov/

    I would not worry about any statute of limitations. The CA ABC will investigate if they think there is a problem.

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  • Business owner tried to fight us, threatened to kill us and blurted out racial comments about African Americans

    Hi. I play in a 9 piece band here in Champaign, IL. Saturday night we played at a place called chiefs and the owner of the club was very drunk and trying to start fights with everyone in the band, and the bar. He was also blurting out how he would...

    Mark’s Answer

    Thanks for using Avvo. I am Mark Britton and I am the CEO at Avvo. I am also a lawyer. Bc we are receiving so many questions right now, it may take longer for some of our loyal Avvo lawyers to get back to you. In the meantime, I wanted to offer some preliminary help. Please keep in mind that I am not a IL lawyer, and to get a definitive answer on this you should consult a top Avvo-rated lawyer in your area.

    While unfortunate, I think having thick skin - and refusing to return to the club - is the best way to respond to this. In the US, he is free to express his opinion through gestures and words, no matter how inappropriate. However, if you and others simply quit going to his club, soon he will be out of business - and that would be the best way to teach the guy that his inappropriate actions have ramificaitons.

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  • Business holding Car as lIen

    My friend took my vehicle in for repairs to the dealer and the service technician gave him a loaner even though it wasn't his vehicle and he didn't have insurance. He gets into a car accident in the loaner and now the dealer won't give me my car b...

    Mark’s Answer

    Thanks for using Avvo. I am Mark Britton and I am the CEO at Avvo. I am also a lawyer. Bc we are receiving so many questions right now, it may take longer for some of our loyal Avvo lawyers to get back to you. In the meantime, I wanted to offer some preliminary help. Please keep in mind that I am not a CA lawyer, and to get a definitive answer on this you should consult a top Avvo-rated lawyer in your area.

    If you asked your friend to take in your car, a court would likely find that he was acting as your agent. As your agent, he took the loaner and you can be liable for his actions. If your friend exceeded the scope of the agency by taking the loaner, you can sue him for the money. If he did what you asked him to do, then you need to work with the repair company. Presumably there was a loaner agreement. I would get a copy of that and see what it says regarding damages to the loaner. It most likely says that you are responsible for the damages, but does it say that they can hold on to your car?

    Even if they don't have the right to hold your car, the time and expense it may take to sue them may not be worth it.

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  • Business car Lease, stuck or not?? Help

    I have recently been layed off from my job. When I started, the owner had me get a car lease for the shop, and it would be paid for out of my pay check. I was told that at this point I will be stuck with this payment, along with my personal car p...

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    Thanks for using Avvo. I am Mark Britton and I am the CEO at Avvo. I am also a lawyer. Bc we are not in __ yet, you may not get a response from one of our loyal Avvo lawyers. St, I wanted to offer some help. Please keep in mind that I am not a __ lawyer, and to get a definitive answer on this you should consult a lawyer in your area.

    First, is the lease your your name? That would be unusual for work vehicle. Usually the employer signs on for the payments.

    If only you signed up for the lease, you are the one on the hook for making the payments on the lease. If your employer orally agreed to make the lease payments for you, you could go to small claims court and ask the judge to enforce your agreement. However, it will be your word against theirs.

    If your employer did not orally agree to this, then you may want to talk to the leasing company and see if they can help you out.

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  • 401k lost

    i had a 401k with a company that went out of business and i can"t find my 401

    Mark’s Answer

    please repost your question. There are not enough facts here for any attorney to answer.

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  • Accident but police man gave me a ticket

    i wanted to know how can someone involved in a accident be sewd to where there house is at risk

    Mark’s Answer

    Thanks for using Avvo. I am Mark Britton, the CEO at Avvo. I am also a lawyer. Bc we are receiving so many questions right now, it may take longer for some of our loyal Avvo lawyers to get back to you. In the meantime, I wanted to offer some preliminary help. Please keep in mind that I am not a NY lawyer, and to get a definitive answer on this you should consult a top Avvo-rated lawyer in your area.

    If you were involved in an accident and caused serious damages, the injured person can sue you recover those damages. If a judge awards the injured person an amount of money and you do not have the liquid assets (i.e., cash) to pay the injured person, they may be able to put a lien on your house. Whether they can force you to sell the house depends on NY law. However, forcing you to sell your house is typically difficult in any state.

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  • Help

    what type of lawyer do i need for a wrongful imprisonment case which there was false evidence?

    Mark’s Answer

    If anyone imprisons you and, in so doing, damages you, you should talk to a personal injury lawyer. However, from your question it sounds like you may have been "imprisoned" by the police. In that instance, you should find a personal injury lawyer who also has significant experience in criminal cases.

    Please search our lawyer directory for lawyers in your area that can help you.

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