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My husband and s previous deceased wife purchased a house in

My husband and his previous deceased wife purchased a house in Science Hill Kentucky. After the wife passed, he contracted to sell the house. His wife had no will when she died. The person who is buying the house has presented a few bad checks for the payments withe the last one in May, 2016. This one was not made good and she is behind 3 months. My husband married Dec 2015 and passed June 13, 2016. I am trying to not only collect payment on the house but probate his will. The contract was never filed in Kentucky. What are my options?

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Dwayne B.

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I have been notified from an agency stating I have an

Hi! I have been notified from an agency stating I have an outstanding debt from a hospital I had never been admitted to. I called the hospital in reference and they do have any record of me being there? Yet, I m suppose to be served with papers? Should I pursue legal intervention?Thx!Connie

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ScottyMacEsq

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I was served with a civil suit for $66 thousand dollars. It

I was served with a civil suit for money for $66 thousand dollars. It was an internet scam against me and the individual who gave the money. She now believes I should pay her back the money that was lost. I was paying monthly, until a lawyer advised to cease paying her and handle in court. Then she began destroying my life.I believe I have a counter suit for $80,000.The individual who is suing has caused me financial hardship, loss of employment of 9 years, loss of my nursing license thirty years, and loss of my grandmother her last yr of life.Story is complex as they sometimes are... But I have documentation to prove my case.She harassed, stalked, I have police reports, and Lawyer documentation to prove she was cause of my losses. Do I have a case?I am having a hard time trusting attorney I have now due to all of this:{

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Phillips Esq.

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What are the chances of getting restitution if a criminal

What are the chances of getting restitution if a criminal case rules in your favor and you are the victim?We have to decide if we file a civil case where the burden of proof has a lower bar and hopefully win up to $10,000 in Small Claims or SC Magistrate Court. Or do we hand our evidence over to the local police in Myrtle Beach SC and let them investigate then hopefully see them prosecute the case. Although we would be happy to see them found guilty or a crime, what we really want is the money that is due my son.The summary of this case is as follows: My son age 30, had his apartment deposit of $1200 withheld and Landlord demanded $3000 more for new appliances and excessive cleaning etc. They also claimed there was no notice to vacate. They hired an experienced attorney filed a complaint on Nov 4, 2015. We filed a counter claim on Dec 7, 2015. Our counterclaim listed numerous criminal accusations such as falsifying vendor invoices, misrepresentation, using other company letterheads to create false invoices and adding to an appliance company service receipt an amount of$375 and asking for reimbursement. Although there was no written notice to vacate (verbal only and 12 text during the last month.) We can prove that there was notice to vacate by producing the the website rental listing 5 weeks before the date vacated. This was posted by the Landlord with the date of availability just one day after they vacated. We also asked for the previous tenants exit letter to prove that such demands were not made of them and deposit withheld for the same damage. Once the counterclaim was received, they did not respond in the 30 day time . The Judge then wrote the attorney a letter once again stating they have not responded to the counterclaim and if they did not the case would be dismissed. They did not respond and case as dismissed on May 12, 2016. We just found out about the dismissal, in that we do not have an attorney. We have reason to believe the plaintiffs are scared to see what they would have to prove in court. So now we are in the drivers seat and have two years left to resolve this. We want to pursue this case and if we do so in SC Magistrate Court we will now ask for more money than we did on the counterclaim and go for the maximum of $10,000 due to punitive damages. I think we have a very strong case. But can you answer my initial question as to the best way to go . My son now lives in Ohio and would have to fly back to SC for trial and also present the case himself. This is a little stressful but we will do it if we have to. We believe the landlord filed this case thinking since my son moved out of state he would not have the financial means to fight this case and just default. We know of one other case like this with these same people. Look forward to hearing from you

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Zoey, JD

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THIS QUESTION IS EDUCATOR ESQ. I AM pro se in a civil case

THIS QUESTION IS FOR LAW EDUCATOR ESQ.I AM pro se in a civil case in WPB Florida. I'm suing a company for slander/ defamation of character as they published an online publication defaming my name, career as a realtor because I was a witness in a case against them in small claims court. as such I served a verified complaint they received and the attorney for the defendants as filed a:"motion for additional time to answer complaint and to file a counter claim"I do not think they should be given additional time to answer the complaint and their allegation in this motion that I published a defamatory online publication on defendant is false and there is no merit in a counterclaim in which they state they want to file.How do I address this to the judge? Do I write a motion to deny defendant's request for additional time to answer complaint and file counter claim" and/or in addition do I request a UMC hearing on this matter with the judge chambers??Do you know the require timeframe that the defendants have to answer a complaint??

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Law Educator, Esq.

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Being evicted from my modular home, Iowa, yes, none - they

being evicted from my modular homeJA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: IowaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: yesJA: What advice did they give you?Customer: none - they were not availableJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: the park knew it was in violation of state code for its sewer prior to my buying the home and had been serviced with violation prior to my signing leaseJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: Iowa

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Maverick

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I received a Common Pleas Summons on Complaint notification

I received a Common Pleas Summons on Complaint notification and I have 28 days to file an answer. Now I have received a "Decision/Entry granting Defendant's motion for more definitive statement" letter from the courts stating that the Plaintiff has 14 days to respond to this motion. Should I still file an answer to the initial summons or wait to see if the Plaintiff answers?

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AttyHeather

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The person asking engagement ring to be returned... Is doing

The person asking for the engagement ring to be returned... Is doing so after a domestic violence occurred and he was convicted of 1st degree wanton endangerment. I have not seen the ring since the night of the incident. His lawyer is wanting me to return said engagement ring. What do I do?JA: You're dealing with a tough issue. But don't worry -- you're in good hands. I know the lawyer has information that can help.Customer: I cannot give something I don't have.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I spoke with the Commonwealth of Kentucky Attorneys office this morning.. They stated that matter was out of their hands. That I should tell the lawyer asking for the ring what I had told them.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: This man has a DVO against him for 3 years absolutely no contact. He has damaged my home on many different dates prior to his arrest and had at one point been back in my home, with out my knowledge. Due to the ankle monitor being removed and me having no knowledge of that. I caught him at my home one day and called the police, reported the incident, but was told "since we didn't see him, we can't prove he was here. Get yourself some cameras".JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Lucy, Esq.

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I live in Utah and had a guy pose as a landscape contractor

I live in Utah and had a guy pose as a landscape contractor that bid a sprinkler job for me and said it would cost 2500 for the compete job...I gave him 1300 cash and paid for parts which totaled 1450...all he did was trench for the piping and then never came back...he abandoned a few tools on my property and a tiller...now he is refusing to pay back my money and wants his tools back...what do I do?

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AttyHeather

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