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My daughter is married to a shopaholic who thinks that his

My daughter is married to a shopaholic who thinks that his pay check is his and he can spend it anyway he wants, even though it is needed to pay the mortgage and other monthly responsibilities. Is there anyway my daughter can protect herself from financial ruin when everything is in both of their names?

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CalAttorney2

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In Georgia, a tenant rented for 6 years. The last three

In Georgia, a tenant rented for 6 years. The last three years have been under an extension provision called "month-to-month" at a premium additional cost. The tenant chose to pay the premium so that tenant can exit the lease quickly when a home property opportunity becomes available. The tenant intentions were communicated to the leasing office representatives. A home property opportunity became available days before month end requiring tenant to vacate before month end with notice. Vacated tenant paid next month rent but landlord now requests an additional month rent because of the 60 day notice requirement. Resident could not reasonably provide a 60 day notice on the month-to-month rental extension without losing property purchase opportunity in a competitive housing market. The term “month-to-month” is misleading to residents when “conditional” based upon the 60 day notice requirement. Does this condition pose an unreasonable and unfair disadvantage to tenants as future home buyers in a competitive market and is there legal basis for objection?JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: The lease also stipulates that even if the property is rented before the end of the notice period, tenant is not entitled to any benefit. Yet there is a provision for early lease termination in the Georgia statutes that allows for tenant to be obligated only for the rental period (30 days in this case) or period until rented, whichever is lesser. A tenant may not interpret the contract as an attorney would. The contract has the “Georgia Apartment Association” logo on it.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: The potential contradiction is the use of the word “month-to-month” but the lease extension provision states the lease will be extended on a 60 Day Term basis until 60 day notice is given. The successive 60 day terms will be essentially indefinite until 60 day notice is given. Because of the 60 day notice condition, the “month-to-month” agreement is really a 60 day obligation on a contract that is paid monthly by the tenant. Contract logo – GAA (Georgia Apartment Association) - “Apartment Rental Contract”.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: The rental impact for an additional month rent is about $1200. Not sure if this is worth the consultation but I would rather pay the attorney than the landlord only if there is reasonable cause for demand.JA: When we are ready I'll take you to the appropriate web page.Customer: OK.

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If you hire a contractor to build a structure and you pay

If you hire a contractor to build a structure and you pay him then he refuses to build the structure or return your money when you cancel, what remedy do you have. It is above the typical small claims court but not enough that most attorneys are interested in taking case?

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Sam

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Cliffs notes. My business partner in South Dakota hired a

Cliffs notes.My business partner in South Dakota hired a lawyer, he has done work for our business and is handling his divorce. We found his lawyer failed to send a request for discovery 90 days after having it done and failed to send 3 out of 4 approved offers to his wife's attorney and lied by blaming it on her counsel which wasn't the case.Basically he is over billing for work he never did, failed to follow the instructions of his client, deceived his client as to what he was doing and in general didn't operate in the best interests of his client.He has been billed for this along without business items. As an example we have noticed he has billed us 3 hours for a 15 minute phone call.It seems the lawyer has opened a new business and no longer put much energy into his legal practice(with one other partner.)http://www.americanbar.org/groups/professional_responsibility/publications/model_rules_of_professional_conduct/model_rules_of_professional_conduct_table_of_contents.htmlIt looks like Our lawyer violated, there is still a $2000 open bill but I don't think anybody should have to pay for offers he failed to send and we should file a complaint against him to the bar.1.11.31.4-1-2-3-5b3.23.4-a-d8.4-*/1-cI know I need to write a letter here but what should I say or not say to make my complaint effective and easy to understand.http://www.statebarofsouthdakota.com/p/cm/ld/fid=45The State Bar of South Dakota222 E.CapitolPierre, SD 57501Thanks,

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CalAttorney2

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I signed a contract with a vendor for an event. He has yet

I signed a contract with a vendor for an event. He has yet to send me a copy with his signature. I have also not been able to reach him for the last 3-4 months (Phone call and email). If I cancel his services for my event, the contract states that I have to pay him in full since I am cancelling within 90 days.How can I get out of this contract?

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LegalKnowledge

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I just found out after working for nearly 6 years, that

I just found out after working for nearly 6 years, that there is NO money in my 401K! I remember signing papers, but there is "no record" of it, naturally. I called my employer, I called Mass Mutual, and they say there is no record of it. That's the point I said. I want someone to be held accountable. Do they honestly think I'd work for 6 years for NOTHING? (Sorry, I'm VERY UPSET.) They're putting it on me, saying I should have noticed. Maybe so, but they don't make it easy to get a pay stub. They do everything electronically, and unless you install a special program,you can't access it on your home computer. Also can't access it on my work computer unless I go to The Command Center. Mostly, I don't. What I want is for someone to be held accountable, and back money for what should be in there. But it's my word against theirs. I know who people are going to believe.

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CalAttorney2

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I have small claim case I filed recently. I received a date

I have small claim case I filed recently. I received a date from the court .Now I have received from the defendants law firm a motion to remove case to plenary docket.I am representing myself and have no legal backround, can you please explain what they are trying to accomplish and do I have to have to do legally.

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CalAttorney2

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Do I have a legal claim against a rehab center my son

do I have a legal claim against a rehab center my son attended who failed to provide an accurate receipt after 12 months of repeated requests?we paid a $9000 deposit to a substance abuse rehab center to expedite our son's admittance. we were told a receipt and contract would be forthcoming.the first receipt finally was received after almost 3 months; however it was missing vital information for our insurance company to reimburse us.after 3 additional drafts and one year later, we were still without a receipt.I no longer work for the company this insurance policy sat under and I am furious at this facilities incompetence.do I have a legal leg to sue them for this money?if so, what kind of lawyer would I need?

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Asad Rahman

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We asked our property manager to resign three days ago after

We asked our property manager to resign three days ago after a serious issue related to job duties. Her compensation was a combination of salary plus room (an apartment). There was no written contract. She never signed a lease and has never paid anything to us. We would like her to move out as soon as possible. What is the soonest date that we can have her move out according to Illinois law? Thanks.

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Ray

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