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We need help knowing if our contractor misappropriated funds

We need help knowing if our contractor misappropriated funds to rebuild our home after it burned.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: PennsylvaniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not at this point.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Our home was not finished nor were we reimbursed for items we purchased on the scope. Items on the scope were omitted as well.

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My mother inlaw was in an auto accident 3yrs ago an and sued

my mother inlaw was in an auto accident 3yrs ago an and sued and was awarded 60,000. she wanted my wife(her daughter)to be her care taker which my wife is a c.n.a. and the insurance company was paying my wife, her mother also put my wife as power of attorney and made her care giver,the problem is the 60,000. my mother inlaw put in a joint account with her the owner and my wife joint owner and the last 18 months they spent 45,000. on trips grocerys and you name it, now its down to 12,000. and my mother inlaw is trying to say my wife spent it all. I new they would blow the money and I wanted no part of it, I told my mother inlaw why did,nt you put it in your account if you did not want her to spend any of it, or at least keep track of it. she had told my wife she could do anything she wanted to with that money now she says my wife owes her!JA: What state is this in? And how old is the car?Customer: michiganJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no she said she retained an attournyJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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My uncle (in-law) died almost 2 years ago and his will was

My uncle (in-law) died almost 2 years ago and his will was probated. My maternal aunt died many years ago and part of the assets were already disbursed to the beneficiaries. There were several large insurance policies that are in my uncle's estate and we received a letter last December that the attorney and the executor had been paid for their duties. However, no disbursements have been made and they will not give us an accounting of the money in my uncle's estate. In fact, they won't give us answers about anything. How long can they (the attorney and executor) hang on to the remaining money and are they legally obligated to provide a breakdown of the estate's worth in addition to the accounting so far? It seems that 21 months should be long enough.JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IowaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I'm not sure what you mean by filed. It has been through probate a partial payout was made in December of 2015.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't think so

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I was talking to you earlier and my internet went out and I

I was talking to you earlier and my internet went out and I lost you its about the mandatory laws and the holes.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: PaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No because they force the workers to a either be mandated for a 16 or the can volunteer for a 12 and thry can split and these are for holes that they put out on the scheduleJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes, I looked up the laws on the computer at work on my break, also I printed them out to show them, and a cpuple people asked me to make copies because they wanted it for when they tried to illegally mandate them amd I made maybe 7 copies at work not thinking it coulf get me in trouble because for one its a law about the work place, also its for the workers on thier rights about the laws about the overtime at the workplace. Its not as if I was using it for in work related business it was work related on my 15 minute break

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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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My daughter needs a lawyer because she misappropriated cash

my daughter needs a lawyer because she misappropriated cash under 5000 and the job has her belongings she needs to pick them up but is afraid she will be arrested. How can she find out because her job isn't answering the phoneJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Macon GeorgiaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: we don't know because they wont talk to herJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: she would like to pick up her belongings and pay the money back without going to court

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I went to see my lawyer of a 4 year divorce. And, we have a

I went to see my lawyer of a 4 year divorce. And, we have a mediation & a trial set for less than 3 weeks. Which he just told me about today. I ask for the meeting to see where we stood. That's when he told me about the dates! I ask what his plan was - b/c there's a lot of money & property at stake. He had NO plan. He is only hoping my husband doesn't show up. That would improve our chances. He hasn't gathered any of the properties, bank accounts, royalties, automobiles or corporate assets! I took he a truckload of titles, check book records, misappropriations of funds and unlawfully changed titles and moving of assets. He said he wanted me to drive around & get the addresses of all of the properties. He is suppose to have all of this information years ago. $30,000 ago. He had my husband sale $300,000 worth of properties and buildings for a $150,000. And, all I received was $50,000. I don't even know which properties my lawyer forced my husband to sale or why he had him sale them at 1/2 their worth. He did this with out my consent. I would have rather had $150,000 worth of properties. And, I have no idea what his plans are in the next 2 weeks. He said he couldn't promise me anything. That's not what he said when I hired him.

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My brother-in-law has POA for my mother-in-law. She is still

My brother-in-law has POA for my mother-in-law. She is still at home be he is considering putting her in a care facility. He appears to be doing some very shady things with her money. He gets very nasty when he is ask questions about the money. We believe he has moved most of Mom's savings over the past 5 years. Does my wife have any recourse to officially question his handling of Mom's money now as opposed to waiting until she dies and we challenge the will?JA: What are the basic terms of the Power of Attorney agreement?Customer: Good question. We don't know because he will not share that with us.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Do you mean the POA being filed?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: We believe he has either sold her house or is about to. We believe he has made a deal with the person buying it were he would get a kick-back under the table.

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I am trying to determine if a trustee of a trust established

I am trying to determine if a trustee of a trust established under Louisiana trust laws can be criminally charged for misappropriated funds of my grandchildren's trust that was established in their name, as sole beneficiaries.JA: Have the trust documents been finalized? What are the basic terms?Customer: She was the "Executrix" of the Last Will and Testament. Apparently, when assigned the responsibility of Trustee there has never been a document composed as a separate trust document. I believe that means the answer is yes.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Yes. I have filed to have her removed and ut is stuck in the courts.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: There is so muchmgoing on around this,,talking would be better

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