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I bought a car for my now EX-girlfriend while we were

hiJA: Hello. What is your issue regarding?Customer: I bought a car for my now EX-girlfriend while we were together which was over a year ago. I can no longer pay for it and have been trying to get it back legally. she's claiming i gave it to her as a gift and she has the right to keep it or be compensated for it if I take it back.JA: What state is this in? And how old is the car?Customer: California, it's a 2011JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: she's says she has proof that I gave it to her as a gift, however the only thing I think she has to go off of is a text message.

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I may be arrested for coercion regarding my wife--I was

I may be arrested for coercion regarding my wife--I was drunk and heavily depressed and I do not remember saying this but I was told that I said that if my wife does not have sex with me that I would kill myself. We did have sex but I remember before we did that she asked me "would you feel better if we had sex?"Am I guilty? The police are investigating. If I am guilty, what kind of penalties should I expect?Thanks, Steve.

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I was given signed blank business checks by my employer to

I was given signed blank business checks by my employer to reimburse myself for expenses. The employer a couple times mentioned wanting receipts but never really pushed it or inquired again. After getting into a financial crisis I started writing them for more than I spent for work. Keep in mind I was already writing them to myself with employers knowledge. I became accustomed to doing this. I feel very shameful and horrible, but I had no options. I'm not proud of this, however what is done is done. The employer foJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: figured it out and fired me. Can I be tried and go to jail even though these were authorized checks? I did not admit or say anything.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not as of yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Missouri

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I have a question about how to respond to collection agency

I have a question about how to respond to collection agency trying to collect from me money that was withdrawn fraudulently from my account. My wallet was stolen at a casino. The person fraudulently obtained cash advances from the cash window using my player's card and forging my signature. As soon as I returned home I reported to my bank and upon their advice closed the compromised account. I have now been contacted by collection agency to collect this debt. After asking them to prove I made these transactions I received copies of cash advance slips with a signature that is not mine. How should I respond to collection agency?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I was visiting casino in Cherokee North Carolina. I live in Georgia.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I reported my wallet lost/stolen to a casino floor manager. I reported fraudulent activity to my bank. Bank closed account and reversed charges.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I think thats it.

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Are there specific criteria governing a Florida court's

Are there specific criteria governing a Florida court's decision on the determination of whether or not a particular person exercised "undue influence" on "diminished capacity" on the spouse when a will has been changed to favor that person on the eve of the testator's death?The concept of undue influence on diminished capacity appears to be a very subjective one.For example a "battered spouse" be it psychologically or physically can and should be deemed to qualify for any decisions being made at any time that favor the batterer and disfavor others as being in the legal category for revocation.But is it?

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Expert James

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I have a question related to obtaining a government security

I have a question related to obtaining a government security clearance.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: FLJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Just say that a DUI was filed in MD in 2015, and a credit card default judgement was passed in FL in 2017JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: This person was prior military for 10 yrs then became a federal employee who received a secret clearance. During the time this person held a secret clearance as a federal worker, this person took about 20 trips to China, and received a DUI which were both not reported to the security officer of the current command. Recently this person received a default judgement for credit card debt for not responding to a court summons. This person is also in collections for about 5 other credit cards. This person has not been working for the federal government for the last year but has an interview for a federal government job this week. this person is wondering whether he would be able to pass the security background check if the job was offered.

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I signed a promissory note under duress. I have been paying

Hi, I signed a promissory note under duress. I have been paying on it for 7 years. My issue with it is that it was set up as payment for me to buy 1/2 of my business back from my ex-wife as part of my divorce, who appraised the worth of the business at $140,000, so I would owe her $70k. However the "business" was me working as a contractor on jobs that came up sporadically. I had no assets other than myself. She also gets alimony ($600 per month). She MADE me sign the note or she physically would not let me leave the house to leave her.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CAJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: such as...JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I never filed a complaint against her about this, as I was mentally having a nervous breakdown and just wanted to leave.

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Ray

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For FamilyAttorney So far my ex has falsely accused me of

For FamilyAttorneySo far my ex has falsely accused me of cashing checks, using his credit cards, intercepting his personal communications, and lying. (All provably false- except the communications one where I would have no idea even how to approach that) they have offered no proof they just keep making stuff up. I am sick of spending tons of money having my attorney defend me to them and so far I. The one instance to the court. Is there any motion that can be made to get this crisp to stop. It is emotional and financial harassment.

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The persons name was not spelled correctly in the will,

The persons name was not spelled correctly in the will, which a notary public signedJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: does the incorrect spelling negate the willJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: In Califrornia. And nothing has been filed as yet.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The person named in the will was a close friend, who sold land and wrote checks on the person's account without authority

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