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My stepmother just passed away and left my dad with credit

My stepmother just passed away and left my dad with credit card debt. One with his name one the account, $16,000.00, we found out that Discover has turned the account over to a law firm. All of the credit cards were kept from my father. He didn't know that she/he had so much debt. What is the next step. I'm trying to help him. He's 74 and does not like dealing with paper work or debt. What shoul we do next. This is taking place in Florida. Brian Laberdee

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My mother passed away last year with an unsigned will and an

My mother passed away last year with an unsigned will and an insolvent estate. I have two brothers. What is my responsibility? I was her POA and oldest child. One brother is emotionally incapacitated and the other lives 2000 miles away. Her one credit card company forgave the $750+/- balance she owed. Her home is under water-appraised for $278k and owes $308k and Medicaid placed a lien of $130k against the property. She had no funds to pay for her burial, so we paid as a family. Eighty percent of the contents of the home were damaged, worn or had little to no value. We had several estate sale agents appraise the values and all came in under $5000. The actual estate sale grossed $3900 and the proceeds paid for workers, gas (I live 100 miles away round trip) dump runs and advertising. There was some left over to repay burial expenses. My brother that lives 2000 miles away is now threatening to start an investigation and demanding a complete accounting. This is after he came to the funeral, cherry picked what he wanted without letting us know and left stating we would be better off to throw a match on the whole mess. Please advise.

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I was taking care of my mother bills. She took a medical transport.

I was taking care of my mother bills. She took a medical transport. I would make the pick up appointment for her and pay the driver. I was told ro stop paying because she was applying for Medicaid.My mother has since passaway any money she had went to paying what bills i could. There is nothing left. But the transport company keep billing me.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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What is the best approach when dealing with a large

What is the best approach when dealing with a large ambu***** *****cing firm? We sent a painter to paint and scrape a porch and he took it upon himself to dismantled the entire porch with a friend ultimately collapsing the porch on him and his friend. We are insolvent and do not have any insurance of any kind. We do have workman's comp. We spent a few bucks to have an attorney go back and forth with the firm. Ultimately they want to settle a $200K claim. My questions is how to have a meaningful conversation to show them there are no funds without compromising myself ?

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Ray

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Ray - would it be possibly to kindly read over my

Hi Ray - would it be possibly for you to kindly read over my amended answer and counterclaim and let me know if it legally makes sense and is in correct order to turn in? I would be so grateful, thank you! I have attached it to this conversation in word format.

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Ray

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Can I file insolvency if I filed mortgage forgiveness

Can I file insolvency for CA if I filed mortgage forgiveness of FD? In 2014 we lost our house at the time we filed FD using Form 982 and did not realize that CA did not conform but did allow insolvency so we only file FD hoping that CA would conform but they have not as of now.JA: The Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else important you think the Accountant should know?Customer: We are both on SS and have outstanding IRS debit which in now currently not collectible so we'd like to finish 2014 with CA and do an offer and compromise. ThanksJA: 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 Accountant about your situation and then connect you two.

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My roomate and best friend just passed away at 76 yr s old

my roomate and best friend just passed away at 76 yr s old of natural causes. i found him in his residence 2 days ago . his body was picked up by the coroner . he has no family at all living. and i am the closest thing to a blood relative. i ve known him for 8 yrs and he never had or wanted to worry about after life preperations . no will .. nothing in writing to say anything about what would happen to him or his belongings.. i told the coroner that i would like to take care of all of his afairs. incliuding having him cremated and dealing with his property as is necisary . i dont make much money and am ;thinking that since there is no one that is alive to make any claims to his belongings that i could sell what he had and use the proceeds to pay for his funeral and burial expenses. he has a mobile home about 45 yrs old and is worth maybe $3k and his old car may be worth $1k all other assets might only sell for less that $300.00. i have access to the home and his car and the pink slip . is there some way that i can legally take poseession of his things and take the profiit and not be in the wrong

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My father died owing the care home he was living in back rent.

My father died owing the care home he was living in back rent. My signature is on the bottom of the Admissions Agreement not so much as a guarantor but as an authorized signer. My social security number is ***** on the document. Am I liable for this debt? How could the landlord affect my credit adversely if at all? I do not have the money to pay her.

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I have a contract State of Tn .00 this is nail

I have a contract State of Tn for 30000.00 this is for a nail salon i was given a deposit of 10000.00 to start project we were given other checks 7,400.00 for HVAC contractor we did not pay that contractor we were give few other checks for extra work above contract we had expenses of 5500-7500 from the 10000.00 we were removed and locked out of project a week ago and he has said he is filling criminal charges for fraud against us he and i had a deal of i pay back 1000.00 per month which i felt was high but he was due some money back , today he text me and said deals off i want the law to handle it (1) does he have a case (2) what are my options

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