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September 2013 - but I did something really stupid - in 2012 I signed a promissory note to him in August 2012. In the divorce proceedings, I was convinced I would lose a piece of property I own next door to my house. The plaintiff had already convinced me that the now ex owed him money - all based on verbal contracts. I signed the promissory note so the plaintiff would have legal recourse against the ex if he got the property in the divorce. I spoke frequently with the plaintiff for three years after the now ex filed for divorce - I was always told by the plaintiff he wanted the now ex to pay, not me.
I am attaching a copy for you - but it was done in San Bernardino County California:
did that work? I do not know what "url" is - sorry
Promissory not and real property lein
in consideration of monies paid and services rendered pursuant to previously entered into agreement the undersigned does hereby give this voluntary promissory note and grant a lein against real property for the purpose of warrenting repayment of the promissory note as herein enumerated.
The undersigned suzanne hancock hereinafter to be known as the "co-debtor" being the 50% owner, legal custodian and representing her husband who is also 50% co owner of the herin named property hereby promises to pay the sum of 200,000.00 as repayment of monies and services as provide by jack valenzuela to herself and to arn d hancock a co debtor. this debt may be repaid in us legal tender in proper manner in full in one payment until such time as the debt is paid by the so debtors a lein on the real property as listed below will be placed as a security interest for the repayment of this debt'
then the legal description of property is listed.
This was signed in San Bernardino County California August 1, 2012
On Friday, Nov 1, 2013, I received a notice to attend an "early case conference" for Monday, Nov 11, 2013 in Carson City Nevada at 10 am.
Is there any legal paperwork I can submit to the court to get it NOT decided in Nevada?
When I received the demand for payment letter from mr valenzuela, I did call four times, he stated he wanted a drag racing bike, motorcycle lift, and tools left in the garage of the house next door.I was TOLD I had to call the sheriff and report the items as stolen. And I had to file a claim with my homeowners insurance company. I contacted both entities.
The sheriff told me I could not file a report on stolen property, the property was in mr hancock's name - and mr valenzuela needed to file the report himself because the garage where the items were stored was last under mr hancock's possession. Mr valenzuela had rented the house on the property from Jan 2009 until June 30, 2010 - not the garages, which mr hancock rented from me to store cars from his limo business.
My insurance company stated that mr valenzuela's renters insurance company should handle the claim, not the my insurance.
Mr Hancock had sole and exclusive use of that property from July 13, 2010 until the divorce was final May 2013. I have receipts showing all items were mr hancock's. Mr Valenzuela stated mr hancock verbally agreed mr valenzuela could have them a repayment fo the debt. When the property was returned to my use, none of those items remained.
I gave mr valenzuela mr hancock's two known addresses. The motorcycle race team and company were both considered mr hancock's property due to being financed through a large trust from mr hancock's father. Not community property. Mr hancock got all businesses in the divorce.
Does any of this help me at all?
I have to honest, I did believe what mr valezuela told me because of other things he had been correct with. He is the one who told me that mr hancock was making and selling porn. I had no idea that was going on - I found "arn hancock adult films" listed on the internet and that is the night mr hancock left - he filed for divorce 13 days later. Mr valenzuela also told me mr hancock had rented a condo in Baja, Mexico which I was unaware of - that information was substanciated by the gang detectives who visited me looking for mr hancock's guns after a member of his "criminal biker gang" was shot in Palm Springs, CA on July 15th. And Mr Valenzuela was correct in the info regarding another gang member's wife disappearance in Baja, Mexico - which was then ruled a homicide. I had zero knowledge of any of this prior to mr hancock leaving.
Does this info help or hurt me? I have a;ready rated you as a 10!
I now, am 100% leery of mr valenzuela due to unthruths in his court papers
I received two requests to meet -
"Just a reminder of the time, and notification of the place, for the required pre-trial meeting that you were notified of by US mail. Time. 11/11/13 10:00 pstPlace. 1071 S. Carson st.In the conference rm. carson city,nv Jack Valenzuela"
Suzanne,My email mentioned a 'pre-trial' meeting in the generic sense, and provided the exact address, as I had to confirm the reservation for the room. This scheduled meeting was for the " Early case conference" as my letter to you stated.Secondly, my filing of a request for an EXEMPTION from the Arbitration process was a pro- forma request only. This case does NOT QUALIFY because of the amount of damages involved, and the head of the Alternative Dispute Resolution department of the First Judicial Court requested this be made into a formal request. There is no Arbitrator nor will there be one, so I cannot request them to call you.Please contact me by return email , as soon as possible to reschedule the Early Case Conference. I have november 27th, 28th, or the 29th available on my schedule. Please pick one of these dates so we can take care of this.Jack Valenzuela
Now I get this:
As of today November 16, 2013 I have not received a response to my November 10, 2013 email attempting to secure a date for the Early Case Conference. Please select one of the following dates, November 27, 28, or 29. I have chosen these dates to accommodate your work schedule. That is the same reason I initially selected the 11th of the month because of the holiday I knew that school would be closed. For the sake of time and convenience lets limit our communication regarding this case to email, due to the fact that you mistakenly sent two copies of the same letter to the Carson City Court Clerk instead of to me.This is the 2nd request attempting to secure a date for the early case conferenceSuzanne, My email mentioned a 'pre-trial meeting' in the generic sense, and provided the exact address, as I had to confirm the reservation for the room. This scheduled meeting was for the "Early Case Conference" as my letter to you stated. Secondly, my filing of a request for an EXEMPTION from the Arbitration process was a pro-forma request only. This case does NOT QUALIFY because of the amount of damages involved, and the head of the Alternative Dispute Resolution department of the First Judicial Court requested this be made into a formal request. There is no Arbitrator, nor will there be one, so I cannot request them to call you. Please contact me by return email, as soon as possible to reschedule the Early Case Conference. I have November 27th, 28th, or 29th available on my schedule. Please pick one of these dates so we can take care of this. Jack Valenzuela
The "conference" he set up was at a real estate office - my guess it belongs to another member of the criminal biker "club." I am 100% afraid to meet under those circumstances. I am having dismissal papers written by a paralegal in Carson City - who would know what is required.
He has also picked Thanksgiving - I have submitted paperwork to allow me to "meet" with him audio-visually, have heard nothing from the court on that issue. Do I have to go up there (475 miles away) and meet in scarey situations?
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