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My mother separated from my step father about 10 years ago (

HiJA: Hello. How can we be of help?Customer: My mother separated from my step father about 10 years ago ( they never got married but lived together for a little more than 10 years). Back in 1995 they bought the house where they used to live together. The house is only under my step father's name. In the past they had a verbal agreement that if the house was going the get sold they each would get half of the sale. My step dad is selling the house now and he does not want to give her half anymore. My mother has live there and she is still living in the house. She has contributed with the payment all of this years. Can it be possible for her to get half?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't think so

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My father entered into a verbal agreement with my cousin 16

my father entered into a verbal agreement with my cousin 16 months ago (approx.). My father would put up the money to purchase a property and fix it up and my cousin would sell another property and give my father the equity from the proceeds (there's a mortgage involved on that property) and pay the difference off monthly afterwards. It was stated that the expected equity of the property to be sold was to be 100,000 and the total amount owed to my father from my cousin is disputed - somewhere between $131 - $145K. My father gave my cousin the money via bank deposits and their is no current paperwork on the transaction other than bank records. my cousin purchased the property via online auction and payed for it via funds transferred from my dads account. my cousin now refuses to sell the property (his mom is living in it) and is telling my dad the only paperwork he will sign is a promissory note for the lesser amount and agree to a "note" that amounts to only the interest on a normal 100,000 mortgage. My dad is 70 years old and the property my cousin bought with his money is in St Tammany Parish, Louisiana. and the property he agreed to sell is is Jefferson Parish La. What legal recourse does my father have and what is a reasonable amount to expect to spend to see a situation like this satisfied through a legal process if that is the path to take?

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I HAVE A HOME SECURITY CONTRACT, WITH A SECURITY COMPANY ,MY

I HAVE A HOME SECURITY CONTRACT, WITH A SECURITY COMPANY ,MY CONTRACT IS ABOUT UP.THEY CALL ME. AND THE COMPANY CHANGE THEIR NAME, I HAD A 60 MONTH CONTRACT WITH THEM. BUT THEY SAID I AGREE ON THE TELEPHONE FOR 60 MORE MONTH, WHICH I DON'T. IS THAT AGREEMENT ON THE TELEPHONE BINDING.

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I booked a club and paid over $20,000 for a recording artist

Hello, I booked a club and paid over $20,000 for a recording artist to perform that night. The night of the event the club was shut down for not having workings compensation insurance. There was no contract signed between me and the owner but i have all the emails and text messages confirming the agreement. Do I have a case? If so what do I stand to potential win?

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I'm getting sued tree removal There was a verbal agreement

I'm getting sued for a tree removal There was a verbal agreement that the tree company would pay the insurance deductible when I told them I could not afford to pay them the 6200.00 they quoted to do the tree removal work. We included verbiage on the written quote "Ins. to pay" I signed and they signed. The Ins company wanted a amore detailed receipt, so they added some general items they said would be doing and I signed it and turned in to Ins company. No Ins to pay was on that receipt. The Ins company paid me the total value less the deductible, and I in return paid the tree company the 3000. that the Ins check was for. They took check never said a word and cashed it. about a week later I got a notice from the court saying they were suing for 3000.00., that the 3000.00 paid was a deposit. Whats my options or chances?

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Greetings, I recently was approved and agreed to the terms

Greetings, I recently was approved for HAMP and agreed to the terms over the phone but have not sent in the contract. My first payment is suppose to be 5/31/2016. Which would be for 6/1 2016. After more research I decided I do not want to accept the terms can I cancel tomorrow. I also tried to make my regular payment over the phone and the services already applied the modification payment. Please help...I need to know before tomorrow

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Former friend owes me $2500 in loans. No official contract,

Former friend owes me $2500 in loans. No official contract, I didn't ask for interest. I have a few hundred messages with them about this loan saved. I do not have all the receipts for the loans, but I do have them acknowledging what is owed in the saved messages. We had an agreement and they haven't paid up on it (explained out in the saved messages). We are both in the military, so I at least know they have a steady paycheck that comes in at the same time as mine.What legal advice should I seek?Do I have a case for small claims court? If I do, I plan on asking for $4000, to cover court fees and grievances.How do I go about getting reimbursed what is owed to me?

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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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A customer came to me and wanted me to explain my business

A customer came to me and wanted me to explain my business to him adter I did he wanted to take my ideas and name to start his own shop. Promising me gainful employment as store manager and a % for my knowlage . We sgreed on a salary and % now a month in we have the store ive been there every day he has paid me, but now he want me to sign a contract basicly saying he can fire me at any time and i get nothing.JA: The Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: No I was going to look into that today. Im a former police officer so im not stupid. Now he has given me either 3 days to sign or quit. My name, ideas and knowlage are valuable i refuse to just give them awayJA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Lawyer can help you best. Is there anything else important you think the Lawyer should know?Customer: If you give me an email addy ill send you 1st contract, my amended contract, and mow the last. Other than the fact he has lots of money and i dont . He came to me. Asked me to send him business plan. He offered gainful employment and a % of the shops. Ive done everything down to the business cards. Now he pulls this. The store in question is projected to do 100k first yr.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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