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I am in an informal business partnership and need to exit.

I am in an informal business partnership and need to exit. My partner owned a registered company and brought me in as 50/50 for the last 2 years. We split all costs rent, supplies, equipment, etc. and all income 50/50 and have the records to show. Now that I want it a formal the terms are changing and I can no longer stay in this partnership. What legal rights do I have in regards ***** ***** compensation when I exit the business relationship

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William B. Esq.

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On March 15, 2015 I was in a car accident and found at

On March 15, 2015 I was in a car accident and found at fault. My insurance covered $10,000 but not the additional $12,000. They are holding me responsible for that money. Currently I'm unemployed, on food stamps and "Obamacare." Have been for months. Their insurance attorney sent me a letter offering to let me pay $100 a month, which I could maybe manage if I work some odd jobs and pay it all to them each month. But now I procrastinated too long and received a notice that they are suing me. Is it too late to get the 100 a month? Will they possess the few things I have? Will they suspend my drivers license until it's all paid (which will probably not be until I'm dead and gone)? This is Indianapolis, Indiana.

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I have a mediated settlement agreement that states I have to

I have a mediated settlement agreement that states I have to vacate my marital home within 14 days of receiving equity check from husband. I'm not working and it seems impossible to secure an apartment because I have adequate income. I'm now 1 day past the deadline and have nowhere to go, but he says he still wants me out. Can he make me leave or will he have to formally evict me?

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I red a CPA to prepare my tax return. She prepared a

I hired a CPA to prepare my tax return. She prepared a engagement letter which we both signed, which included an estimate range and language which stated that if the work cost were going to increase significantly from the $450-$1165 estimate that her office would provide me with a good faith estimate of what that increase would be.They ended up charging me $2501.95 after tax for the work without ever having told me the price was going to go beyond the top of the estimate range. They did tell me at one point that my books were not in good order and they would have to do cleanup work but did not ever specify that the bill would increase by over $1000 for the tax return prep.I communicated my surprise and upset to her over being billed so much after the work was done and not ever being told the total was going to go over the estimate range directly.She basically told me that by telling me my books were not in good order and by my not telling them to stop I was giving them permission to continue to charge me more even if it went over the estimate range. That I should have understood from that information that they would be logging in nearly double the hours to get the job done.I ultimately told her that I would pay (and I did) the exact amount of the upper end of the estimate range plus the applicable taxes but that they never provided me with a good faith estimate of the ACTUAL cost of completing my tax return prep and, thus, never had my explicit permission to go beyond that.She has now assessed $160 in late fees and interest on the remaining balance and today wrote that "this will be your final notice. Your account has aged >60 days. Please contact our office by Friday, July 15, 2016 5:00 pm. If we do not receive full payment by the same date your account will be forwarded to Collections/Civil Suit filed against you on Monday, July 18, 2016. Thank you for your cooperation."Can they do this if I have the signed engagement letter as described above?Would I have legal ground to stand on to defend myself against this suit?Thank you for your help!!

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I am one of three siblings who had a disagreement with the

I am one of three siblings who had a disagreement with the other two over the care of our father. It led to court whereby we were in the process of putting together a settlement agreement with the court which included hiring a Trustee to oversee our incapacitated father's house trust. Unbeknownst to me the opposing counsel sent the potential Trustee, who was a lawyer, a draft of the settlement agreement before his appointment. He reviewed and edited the settlement agreement while it was being drafted. His edits included a provision that the Trustee would sell the house. This was done before he was assented to by me and appointed. My lawyer found out after the appointment that the other lawyer had sent the Trustee the settlement agreement but did not know that he actually provided edits and input. I would not have agreed to his appointment if I had known this. Without going into detail this Trustee ended up damaging my interests to the benefit of my two siblings. Continuing legal proceedings led to discovery and my finding this out.What level of impropriety occurred with his editing and influencing the settlement agreement without my knowledge and what can I do?FYI: My father has since died and the Trustee will be making final distribution of the proceeds (the house was sold) by November.

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I am a pro se plaintiff in a case that has been moved from

I am a pro se plaintiff in a case that has been moved from small claims to district court. I was sent a notice that there will be a conference to discuss discovery schedule. I may be interested in a settlement agreement, but I would insist that the settlement agreement have no confidentiality clause and that the agreement be available to the public. I am not looking to force the defendant to profess liability. How do I make sure that the settlement agreement becomes public record and doesn't get buried? How and where would it need to be filed? It is me against a very big entity, but it is not for much money. My case is mainly for principle and fighting injustice. Thank you.

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I went to sign my settlement papers today but refused based

I went to sign my settlement papers today but refused based on the wording of the settlement but I am now so angry at the fact I have let my lawyers lead me in a direction I feel is unfair to my cause. What rights do I have at this point. Can I make an amendment to this document stating I sign under duress and ask for some documents be provided to me by the private investigator I hired to do back round check etc. I want a death certificate, copy of power of attorney and will for a woman who died. She had the same social worker and bank manager and possibly the same lawyer for these transactions as did my uncle. They both had 6 figures taken from them. With these documents I can go to DA and have further proof of wrong doing. But it would be the DA who would look for criminal charges as fraud not me. I would be just providing the information I had found while investigating the case for my uncle.

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I did some online marketing work lawyer in CA starting in

I did some online marketing work for a lawyer in CA starting in 10/2013. He had had a previous bad experience with another provider. In the middle of the engagement he cancelled the project. Many months later, I found out I had used stock photography on his site and he was fined. At the time, I had agreed to pay the fine, but instead he took care of it.A few years later...Last week, he contacted me threatening to sue. Again, I agreed to repay the fine and reimburse him for the work not completed when he cancelled the project in monthly installments of $500, as I am not rich. What should I do?

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I am recently divorced. My husband an I have a settlement

I am recently divorced. My husband an I have a settlement agreement around our vehicles. He is to maintain ownership of his car and I am to maintain ownership of mine. However, the titles are still in both our names. He recently found out what his settlement will be from VW regarding his diesel car. We bought the car together and the lawsuit started when we were still married. Am I entitled to any of the settlement money?

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