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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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Loren

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The defendant attorney has been annoying me in court before

The defendant attorney has been annoying me in court before and after hearings. Last time he had an improper comment right before the judge entered the room and in front of the security person who did nothing. What should I do to prevent this moving forward?

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I have two questions. First, my x husband and I were married

hello, I have two questions. First, my x husband and I were married for 8 years. I currently receive spousal maintenance but it will end in 2 1/2 years. He got remarried in December and wants to eliminate my spousal maintenance. In the divorce decree it states that if I get remarried it will stop. If he get remarried it states nothing, but he wants the money for his new wife. Is there any chance that he could have my spousal eliminated?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: arizonaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no yet. I know he's tried to contact me but I wasn't home. He's tried 3 times with a registered letterJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: yes, AFter the divorce, we had a house that was for sale and sold 6 months later. During the course of the six months after the divorce and the time the house sold, I was responsible for all the bills. He was not suppose out the credit cards but he did and all I had was the debit card. So I paid the bills with the debit card and because he was going against everything else in the divorce decree, I took it upon myself that every time I used the debit card which was joint by the way, I would get cash back. Over the course of 6 months it was was about 2300.00. Anyway, he is trying to get me arrested for grand theft. Is that possible? ok, i need to get my wallet with my credit card

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Law Educator, Esq.

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My mom signed her house over to me 10 mos before she died.

my mom signed her house over to me 10 mos before she died. she was on disability and filled paper work out to have her bills zeroed after what the insurance would pay. there was no estate, i her son am the only person left in her family. the insurance company is now sending my lawyer a bill for 13k. do i owe them?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: PAJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: as far as?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: dont think so

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Statue of Limitations, I Am a US Veteran who was forced to

Statue of Limitations, I Am a US Veteran who was forced to short sale my home because I had a fool for an attorney, myself. My question is primarily about a possible statue of limitations, to sue for recovery of money that was over paid to an Fl. HOA, and their law firm by the title co. who handled the short sale.Because the law firm refused to correct,fix or amend their original submitted estoppel letter prior to the scheduled closing to accurately reflect the District Court's amended final judgment.Therefor at the closing of my short sale the title co. was forced to payout thousands of dollars out of my proceeds over & above the court ordered amended final judgment to satisfy the inaccurate estoppel letter or post pone the closing and lose a potential cash buyer. That over payment of approx. $ 6,000 to the law firm & the HOA has never been paid back to date, despite repeated requests to refund any or all monies they obtained over the court ordered amended final judgment. In fact they have repeatedly refused to refund the difference and told me consult an attorney. Time line, approx. Sept. 03/13 I lost a ambush hearing for summary judgment on my HOA foreclosure, The court than set a follow up hearing for Nov 6th 2013 to argue attorney fees .During that hearing the plaintiff's law firm won a final judgment of approx. $12, 900.00 total for all matters & ordered the public sale of my families home to commence on Jan.03,2014.Since I didn't have the $12, 900.00 to deposit with the court as security to stay the sale while I hire an attorney & file an appeal. I was forced to file bankruptcy for the first time in my life to buy time to at least short sale my home and get some equity out of the proceeds. I hired a local firm and paid them $1,295.00 for the entire bankruptcy & $300.00 additional to attempt to strip the HOA lien or final judgment. The public sale was stayed pending the federal bankruptcy. On April 8th of 2014 the bankruptcy was discharged pending the HOA lien striping hearing scheduled in June of 2014 . By this time however I had a firm cash offer on my home & a closing date of April 22nd 2014, so I withdrew the motion to strip the lien & my attorney requested the HOA & their law firm to prepare an estoppel letter so the closing could move forward on the agreed date... However they weren't cooperating and the closing was pushed another 30 days to May 23rd 2014. When the estoppel letter finally arrived to the title co. they had increased the the amount to $19,100, ( $6,200 above the court ordered final judgment) & in the mean time the law firm filed a subsequent motion to amend the original final judgment of $ 12,900 to $ 19,100. siting they incurred approx. $6,200 in additional cost, ( at least $ 5,000 of that was attorney fees ) , just to attend a 15 minute federal bankruptcy hearing & file two short responses totaling about 6 pages to the federal court in objection. The amended hearing was set for May 22nd 2014, Now at this hearing I argued to the judge it was absurd to award an additional $ 6,200 & at least $5,000 additional in attorney fees , for about one to two hours legal work objecting to my bankruptcy , especially considering my attorney's only charged me a total of $ 1,595 & they had to prepare countless pages of the filing as well as several phone calls, meetings etc... I requested that I be given an evidentiary hearing & also all discovery of any itemized documents of billing summaries etc.to be able to argue these absurd fees. The judge agreed in part and denied in part with me and awarded the firm appox.. $1,200 above the original final judgment to cover any fees incurred since the final judgment and asked the firm when can they provide me with discovery so he can set a hearing to argue any further fees ,they replied they needed two months , ( wow for what ? that should have been part of the file already ) The judge instructed the firm to supply me with the discovery request if they intend on pursuing this matter any further. Well the next day was the closing of my home & when we contacted them & requested a corrected estoppel letter they refused because they intended on going after me for more fees. My home closed on the next day May 23rd of 2014, a Friday afternoon & the title company was forced to over pay the firm approx. $ 5,000 over and above the legal amount ordered by the court. Soon after I called the firm & asked them to refund my difference or proceed with a hearing , they replied when was I available, I said within a week after they comply with the judge's instructions & hand over the discovery of writings ,documents etc..& I instructed them to forward that discovery to my attorney who handled my bankruptcy.However within days they filed a satisfaction of lien& judgment & a motion to dismiss w/o prejudice which is moot after a final judgment. Is there a time limitation to sue for monies not entitled but they kept. ? & did they have grounds to keep my $$$ ?

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Maverick

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I have legal question... arkansas, I'm an insurance agency

I have legal question...JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: arkansasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I'm an insurance agency owner....I have an employee that has a medical bill that has turned into a wage garnishment. I received a letter that I need to collect from employee's wages and send payment to law firm, per a writ.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I just sent you a message to review....

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Law Educator, Esq.

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Divorce in MA. Plaintiff files for divorce and in the middle

Divorce in MA.Plaintiff files for divorce and in the middle of the divorce liquidates pension and hides it. What kind of motion or thing should the Defendant do? sanctions?

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I got a ticket for an unsafe lane change that resulted in a

Hello I got a ticket for an unsafe lane change that resulted in a collision it was a minor accident no personal injuries. I am required to appear in court for the ticket I just wanted to know what to expect Also Im supposed to be out of the country those days is it possible to have my attorney represent me or send a letter to the judgeJA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New Jersey but I'm a Pennsylvania residentJA: Do you need to appear in court?Customer: yesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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Tina, I live in California. I have an ex bf who is harassing

Hi Tina,JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: I live in California. I have an ex bf who is harassing me after a recent break up. He is threatening to post my prescriptions online and make "t-shirts" and "let everyone know" How can I stop this action?JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No, but he has a previous spousal abuse case and served 52 weeks of anger management. we stayed together after his anger management.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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