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How does my wife get out of a request for a deposition? Our

How does my wife get out of a request for a deposition? Our attorney just dropped us and the defense has five lawyers screaming at us and a stack of first requests 12" tall. Our case is against the trustees of my family trust who just evicted us from our home and cut off all our money because I filed this lawsuit. Long story short, these men have been trying to have me declared legally incompetent so I can't sue them for estate fraud. I've discovered almost a dozen false police reports and almost 40 pages from the local mental health department that outline the effort. The first police reports state that they didn't have enough evidence and the rest we're supposed to serve as that evidence. Over the last year they've been filing false reports about so they could do it. One year ago just after we were married they convinced my wife that she didn't know me. They told her that I was crazy and that if I found out that she had been talking to them about me I would either kill myself or kill someone else and if that happened she would be held responsible. They told her to keep them informed about everything I do that could cause concern. she told them a few strange things every once in a while but I have ocd so I do a lot of strange things. Anyway, I discovered all these reports and was able to stop them before it happened. My wife has just been diagnosed with severe ptsd, the defendants are trying to blame everything on her, saying that it was all her idea and that they were just trying to help her. It's all lies but she is so scared of going to meet with anyone to give a deposition that I don't think I can talk her into it... They've already manipulated every word she has said over the last year, there is no question that they are going to abuse her even more. What can I do? Our attorney dropped out of the case because of a deal he made with the other attorney. I'm not even joking, I literately have an email from a month ago that says "they have agreed to accept service however I have to get out of the case"... He then sent me a notice of his withdraw hearing that said the 17th but I later found out that the notice he submitted to the court showed a hearing date of the 19th so he was removed by default. I'm trying to find an attorney and the judge granted my continuance but I'm at a real loss on this one issue, my wife truly does have major psychiatric problems because of this and is most likely going to be checked into a hospital soon. The idea of giving a deposition is truly frightening.

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legalgems

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My lawsuit is against the trustees of my family trust and

My lawsuit is against the trustees of my family trust and unfortunately my own mother is one of the trustees. She is not in favor of what the others are doing at all and quite frankly is scared of the other trustees. They have been pulling some pretty egregious stunts lately and that includes making a deal with my own attorney to drop out of the case. So I just went to the first status conference today and showed the judge my evidence and he had no problem giving me another two months for a continuance but here's my problem... Some of the best evidence I've collected over the past year is from my mother, I have a dozen or so emails that could make this case alone and over the last few months months I've sent some pretty mean emails to my mother to try to get her to stand up for us against these guys, but today that backfired. The defense asked for a restraining order to prevent me from talking about this case with my mother. They didn't ask to have me stop talking about her, they just wanted me to stop talking about this case. Now I admit that my "rude" emails were about this case but that seems rediculous. If anything, they could have just asked me to be nice. But anyway, the judge saw a few of the emails and asked me about them and I agreed to stop. After the conference, the other attorney sent me a copy of what had been signed and it prohibits me from talking to her about anything that has to do with this case, and not only me but my wife to (she is also named on the petition). The judge hasn't seen the evidence I've collected yet but there is no question that the defense just wanted to prevent me from gathering any more. What can I do?

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Phillips Esq.

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If I agree to sale a piece of property via email (no

If I agree to sale a piece of property via email (no contract being signed) Am I legally obligated to sale that property?

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Nishan Parlakian

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I don't work for anyone, but I've been married to my husband

I don't work for anyone, but I've been married to my husband for 30 years. We have 2 boys. My husbands family is a large caucasian catholic family. My husband and I are co owners of a 6 person corporation. Though us 3 wives are not shareholders of the corporation, the other 2 wives seem to have a lot of influence on what goes on in the corporation. I was told from the beginning, the wives don't get involved, so I respected that and never disobeyed the corporation rules, however, through the years, I've noticed how influential these wives actually are. When I would ask my 2 brother in laws questions about the corporation, they always seemed to ignore me. My 2 sister in laws never gave me the time of day. My husband and I are 10+ years younger than the 2 other co-owners of corporation. Through the years, I've grown to know a tremendous amount of information about the corporation (some good, but mostly not so good). It seems like the other 2 co-owners and their wives have prospered much more than us. We have signed for the same loans that bought properties and other farm machinery needed, amongst other items. These properties and everything is to be evenly split 33.3%. It all started 5 years ago when I started asking many question of the corporation, and thats when everyone turned against me in a terrible way. All i wanted was to create a family trust and put our home in the trust, but we couldn't because we didn't own it, the corporation did. And thats how it all started. My 2 brother in laws and their wives, my husbands 3 sisters have turned against me also. Overtime I try to get everyone together to talk things out, they totally ignore me. One day I was talking to my husbands sister and she told me that her brother (one of our co- owners of the corporation) said that I think I'm something to think I can ask all these questions. It's none of my business about what the corporation does. AND he refers me to the "Mexican Queen" (I am of Mexican decent). Even though the properties are under us 6 individuals and are deeded as tenants in common, my husband and I have no say so, but it seems to me they have it more for me because I ask so many questions and demand answers. At one recent meeting with these 2 other co-owner brother in laws. The one that refers to me as the "Mexican Queen" told me, "At the end, it's going to be between me and you Mexican Queen"!! Now I'm really starting to think that all this unfairness from the start of my marriage to now, is a classic case of discrimination. I've taken a lot of injustice from these other corporation owners and would really like to exploit them with a discrimination case against them. I have so much more evidence of the unfairness to me, but it's so obvious that they think I'm beneath them to this day. Please tell me if I have a chance to file a discrimination case against them and win. I've had all the unfairness I can stand. It's ruining my husband and my marriage. All my husbands life with his brothers, growing up with them and working with them, they have always treated my husband with no respect. All my husband has wanted from his brothers is acceptance and respect. Never has been that way.

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CalAttorney2

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Can someone accept service for someone else? I have two

Can someone accept service for someone else? I have two business partners that are also the trustees of my family trust to serve and one of them is out if town, I've been told that the one in town will probably accept service for the other but is that legally binding?

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Law Educator, Esq.

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There are ten of us siblings. Eight of us are in favor of

There are ten of us siblings. Eight of us are in favor of establishing a trust to keep our birth home and seven surounding acres in the family for years to come. Two are not in favor of the trust. Can the two prevent us eight from moving forward with the trust?

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legalgems

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My Family Trust currently names my daughter as beneficiary.

My Family Trust currently names my daughter as beneficiary. I plan to change the beneficiary designation to a baby grandson (child of that same daughter) as well as any of her subsequent children. My daughter would be the trustee of the grandchild's trust. QUESTION: I would like to stipulate that in the event of accident, illness or disability involving my daughter, that she could then withdraw assets of the trust to pay for her own personal medical or maintenance expenses, especially in the event of long term disability. Can such a benefit be given to my daughter when she is also the trustee of her child's trust?

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CalAttorney2

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Does a Quit Claim Deed have to match exactly the property

Does a Quit Claim Deed have to match exactly the property description that is in the Will in the state of Washington?

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Dwayne B.

Juris Doctor

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When can the statute of limitations be tolled? I have a

When can the statute of limitations be tolled? I have a situation where the trustees of my family trust commited some torts a little while ago, just over a year for a pretty serious case of defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress and a few others, there's even a unlawful imprisonment charge. The trust owns the house I live in and provides my income. They've been telling me that if I sued them for any reason I would be evicted and they cut off my income because I threatened to do just that. The defamation and imprisonment claims are over the one year mark but do I have an argument here to toll that? Also, my sister was involved and she is not a trustee... It was the trustees who made the threats but would I be able to toll the statutes for a claim against her? I believe that if the defendant is directly responsible for causing the delay of filing then this can be done, I'd say that losing my house and income is a pretty good reason, do you agree?

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Gerald, Esq

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