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Car Dealer Fraud? Lawyer?
Almost A Month Ago Me And My Boyfriend Bought A Car Out Of A Car Lot. It Is A 2011 Chevy Malibu, We Put $3,000 Down. And It Was Under My Boyfriends Name. Yesterday, The Car Dealer &Quot;Mike&Quot; Told My Boyfriend That He Had To Go To The Financing Bank To Fill Out More Paper Work. So Today My Boyfriend Went To The Bank Where They Asked Him A Whole Bunch Of Questions. His Answers Did Not Match What The Information Said, Which &Quot;Mike&Quot; Had Sent Over. My Boyfriend Then Learns That &Quot;Mike&Quot; Made Fake Check Stubs And Lied To The Bank About How Much My Boyfriend Made Last Year. So &Quot;Mike&Quot; Has Given My Boyfriend The Option Of Putting The Car Under Someone Elses Name And Keeping It Or Giving Him Money Back. My Question Is Should We Get A Lawyer? Can We Sue The Car Lot If He Doesn'T Want To Give Us A Full Refund? Since My Boyfriend And I Did Not Know That He Was Lying?

Auto finance is what I do for a living and this is the worst type of fraud in my opinion.

If your boyfriends income was not enough to qualify for the loan the dealer should have just told him that and asked for either a co-signer or another person to purchase the vehicle for him.

If the application submitted and signed by your boyfriend states that he did indeed make the money claimed that's another story because your boyfriend lied on the application.

Either way you already have the only real options, give the vehicle back in return for a full refund or find another person to apply for the loan.

I personally would not have any dealings with such a dealer. If they will lie about a customers income and forge documents to try and prove it, what else will they lie about?

If for some reason the dealer does not want to give you a full refund contact your States used vehicle commission, I'm sure they would love to find out about this and help you.

Good luck.

Auto Accident Personal Injury Claim Help?
So, I Was Driving Home, When A Girl Came Speeding Around The Corner In My Apartment Complex On The Wrong Side Of The Road. Long Story Short, It Got Ruled 100% Her Fault. Now I Ended Up Doing 6 Months Of Chiropractic Visits And 2 Months Of Physical Therapy. I Don'T Feel Different And I Am Going To Have Permanant Back And Neck Damage (Not Severe Just Not Comfortable To Be On My Feet A Long Time, Sleep, Or Do Strenuous Activities, I'M A Chef). That'S Not It. My Wife Was About 37-38 Weeks Pregnant, And We Went To A Doctors Visit A Couple Hours After The Accident. She Wasn'T In The Car, But Freaked Out When She Heard The Accident And Came Out Of The Apartment And Saw It Was Me. The Doctor Diagnosed Her With Preeclamsia (High Stress During Pregnancy) Because Of The Accident And Had To Induce Her That Night. The Drugs Slowed The Baby'S Heart Rate, So They Had To Give A C-Section. They Only Offered $3K To Start And They Say My Wife Doesn'T Matter Because She Wasn'T In The Car. Suggestions?

Sorry to hear about your accident. It is a bit tougher to assess your claim because you indicated the duration of your treatment (6 months of chiro and 2 months of PT) but not the frequency (# of visits incurred during this time frame). I also don't know the "legal market" of where the accident occurred because you didn't mention it. Most importantly, I would like to know the total amount that your medical bills came to. If the $3000 is for general damages only (pain and discomfort) I would generally consider it to be an appropriate offer, however if it is also intended to pay for the costs of the treatment you had to undergo I would say no way. Unless you incurred a fracture or some kind of nerve root compression brought on by the accident, six months of chiropractic treatment would be considered excessive even among the chiropractic community itself whose literature indicates that the average soft tissue injury (muscle strain or sprain) can be resolved through eight to ten weeks of chiropractic treatment. It could be that your chiropractor has overtreated you expecting to get paid whether the insurance company determines that the charges were reasonable and customary or not. They have the right to determine for themselves whether the medical documentation you have provided them with indicates any valid reason why the chiro treated you for 6 months when the chiro literature out there indicates that 8-10 weeks on average would rectify your complaint (again, this is assuming you had a "simple" strain or sprain type injury and nothing involving a medically substantiated nerve problem). The insurance company is not obligated to give any financial consideration for your wife's condition because as you said, she wasn't in the vehicle and unless there is provable or defendable medical evidence to support not only that she had high stress during pregnancy but specifically that this stress occurred as a result of your accident, they would not figure this into their evaluation as they owe only for reasonable and customary medical expenses arising for treatment you underwent from injuries sustained in this accident. If you believe that such provable or defendable evidence does exist that would show the insurance company that your wife's condition definitely was related, provide it to them. Otherwise, if you can't prove it to the insurance company chances are you won't be able to prove it in court either. Sorry to hear about your wife's condition but it'd be a stretch for even an attorney to prove to a jury specifically that your being involved in the accident was the sole cause of the high stress that resulted in her c-section. There is basically "one degree of separation" in the relatedness of her condition which is basically that it was you and not she actually involved in the accident. Had it been her in the vehicle, it would be a no-brainer. Also, for a third party bodily injury claim, insurance company has only a full and final one-time settlement with you and can only evaluate the medical records, notes, and bills for treatment you have already incurred and not for any future treatment. If you are still undergoing treatment as a result of your injury and/or if you plan to continue, and if you feel your medical providers can continue to furnish you with medical documentation indicating that these continued treatments are reasonable, customary and related to injuries you sustained specifically as a result of the auto accident, my recommendation would be to postpone settlement until you make a complete recovery and finish all your treatments so that the insurance company can consider these in their evaluation. In most states, there usually is a two year statute on pursuing bodily injury claims so you would have to get an attorney and file suit to extend this statue of limitations if you are nearing the statute date. The insurance company is not your enemy, they are trying to find a suitable settlement for you to keep this out of court but in their evaluation they are subject only to include those factors which in court would be proved to be accident related. You also didn't indicate the amount of damages to your vehicle, which is something the insurance company would take into consideration. The greater the damage to your vehicle, the more likely that the physical forces involving the vehicle would've cause your injury and the easier they can rule out other non accident-related factors as causing you to have to seek treatment. Also, they'll give more money for an injured person in a badly totalled vehicle as they know the shock value of the jury seeing those photos would bias them towards the injured person if the case went to court. If the $3000 offer is specifically for general damages (pain discomfort etc.) I'd encourage you to consider their offer seriously and if your vehicle sustained less than $2500 in damage, I'd definitely encourage you to do so. The company is trying to be fair based on the info you've given them to evaluate and unless you have a case substantial or significant enough to warrant attorney involvement (they generally don't take cases to court unless the claim value is over $15000 or unless there is some type of "emotional" component such as DUI or drugs), you can probably settle this directly with them since an attorney will probably do comparatively little for you other than help collect your medical notes/bills/records and furnish them to the insurance company, and they will take 28 - 33% of your settlement to do this, which sounds like it's already been done if the company's now making you an offer. Good luck with your claim and it sounds like one that can and probably will be able to handle on your own.

How Much Does A Paralegal Get Paid?
I Want To Be A Paralegal For An Immigration Law Firm. What Classes Are Required For That? How Long Do I Have To Go To College? Is It Hard? Thank You.

And it's even harder to find a job in this vocational field.

Choosing a career is one of life's most important decisions.

The legal profession is dramatically changing and is in CRISIS!!! Every year, more and more people graduate from law school, but there are fewer and fewer jobs. Even the largest and most reputable law firms are experiencing unprecedented cutbacks. I don't expect the situation to improve in the coming years.....

Be aware of what you are proposing on getting yourself into. Please do more research first. Reminder: We are in a World-wide Recession. Consider career paths that have available JOBS.<<<<<

Warning> Jobs in the field of Law are drying up fast!! This is just not a good field to invest time and/or money into. This is a SHRINKING, crumbling, and dying vocational field. Many reasons. We now have computers. So, many people today (mistakenly) think they can do their own legal work, thanks to the Internet. Also, there are a lot of companies out there making very efficient legal software for the field of Law. Today's graduating lawyers tend to be very computer savvy, so they just do the work themselves to save themselves the cost of overhead. Also, the "Public" buys this legal software in order to get legal work done without the cost of an Attorney. Also, we simply already have way too many Legal Professionals - we have an absolute glut!! ("Legal Professionals" includes, but is not limited to: Attorneys/Lawyers, Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc)

Sites like legalzoom.com have taken away work that many small-time attorneys/lawyers would do.

The field of Law has a mystique that actually exceeds reality. The field of Law is an overrated career - mostly by television. There are many myths regarding the field of Law: working as a Lawyer is mentally challenging (Actually, most work as an attorney involves routine paperwork: research, cite checking, drafting documents, and document review. Attorneys need to write down and track every activity they do, all day long [in 6 to 15 minutes increments, depending on the billing system] - a painstaking but necessary task), being an attorney is thrilling, high-powered, and glamorous (remember: television is fiction - the fictional lawyers on TV are ACTORS - the majority of work that an attorney does, does not happen in a courtroom), law students think that because they are good at arguing they will become great attorneys (actually being a great attorney is more in one's ability to mediate between differing sides and bringing them to agreement), as a lawyer I can correct injustices (actually legal decisions are more about reaching compromises than about right vs. wrong), guaranteed financial success (actually when salaries are compared, you also need to account for cost-of living expenses [most large law firms are in large cities - the bigger the city, the more cost-of-living expenses will be], payment of debts accrued while attending law school, and time needed to build a client base. Many large law firms require lawyers to work 60-80 hours per week.).

Cost of law school to be lawyer, approx $150,000+.
Be prepared to take on a LOT of debt, if becoming an attorney is your real ultimate goal.<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

There are no jobs in this vocational field. My family, coworkers, friends, acqaintances, etc. have been laid off left and right in this vocational field.

Regarding being a Paralegal: Employers (usually law firms) in the field of Law today want employees with BACHLORS degrees from traditional colleges/universities. Those "certificates" you see advertised aren't worth the paper they are printed on - they are generally scams. (I found this out the hard way.) Also, the law school's program needs to be accredited by the American Bar Association - if it isn't, you are just wasting your time/money.

Even if you finish law school, you won't be able to find a job when you are done. Since this vocational field is shrinking, many new attorneys/lawyers are, themselves, having to work "down" as Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc, to simply try to keep some of their bills paid <<this would be your competition. And the competition is fierce!!

Now... the law schools know this, but they won't tell you the truth >that the job market/economy is just SATURATED with way too many Legal Professionals. Instead the schools will feed you a fairytale and will LIE to you. The root of the problem is we have too many law schools. We are in a recession, and the schools are fighting for their own survival - they will tell students anything to get to the students' money. (Which is why they won't tell you the truth about the job market for the field of Law.) And these schools continue to recruit and churn out even more graduates.............Remember: law schools are BUSINESSES - their top concern is making money for themselves.

>>>>>THE MOST IMPORTANT THING (and I can't stress this enough): You ESPECIALLY have to beware of the bogus, inflated law school salary/job stats given out by law schools!!!*****

If you don't believe me, then just do a SEARCH here on Yahoo Answers to see what other posters are saying about the current status of the field of Law. Call some local law firms - ask to speak to the Manager of Human Resources - ask them if they are hiring; ask them what they think about job availability in the field of Law..................

In the book "So You Want to be a Lawyer?" by Marianne Calabrese and Susanne Calabrese (ISBN 0-88391-136-1): "The United States has more lawyers than any other country in the world. About 38,000 students graduate >each year< from the 200+ law schools in the United States. The competition is very keen for jobs and clients." - Even Associate Justice Antonin Scalia (who served on the U.S. Supreme Court for more than 20 years) says there are too many lawyers. (9/14/2008)

Check out these websites: http://informeddecisionmaking.blogspot.c...
http://calicocat.com/2004/08/law-school-...
http://abajournal.com/news/triplt_bad_ne...
http://abajournal.com/news/as_rio_tinto_saves_millions_other_corps_will_outsource_too_counsel_says/
http://blog.penelopetrunk.com/2009/02/03/dont-try-to-dodge-the-recession-with-grad-school/
http://lawschoolscam.blogspot.com
http://dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/02/another-view-lock-the-law-school-doors/?ref=business
http://media.www.dailyorange.com/media/storage/paper522/news/2009/09/15/News/Law-Students.Face.Tough.Job.Market-3771810.shtml
(A link to a website does not constitute endorsement.)

If you want a job when you are done with your studies, consider and look into the fields of: >>>Healthcare, Information Technology, Law ENFORCEMENT, environmentalism, emergency planning, accounting, education, entertainment, utilities, home-car-commercial-industrial repairs, vice industries, clergy, and/or debt collection. I spoke to a career counselor from Jobs and Family Services, and HE told me that these areas are where the jobs are, and future job opportunities/availability....and scholarships.

Good luck.



(This is based on my current knowledge, information, belief, and life experiences. This was intended as personal opinion, and not intended to be used as legal advice. Please be careful and do your research.)

Any Opinions On Ralph Shepherd- Shepherd Law Firm In Tomball?, Tx?
Does He Practice Family Law? Is He Board Certified? Does Anyone Have Personal Experience With Him?

You can look him up on
www.martindale.com

Are You An Immigration Lawyer?
Please No Bs Answers. If You Don'T Have Facts Don'T Answer Either. Knowledgeable People Are Welcomed. I Was Born In Mexico In 1988. Was Brought Here To The Us At The Age Of 4 In 1992, Not Legally. I'Ve Been Living Here Ever Since. I Have Never Been In The Trouble With The Law. Its Now 2010. I'M 21. What Are The Chances Of Me Being Able To Fix My Legal Status Here And Becoming A Legal Resident Of This Fine Country And Then Becoming A Citizen.What Steps Do I Need To Take In Order To Get A Green Card?

Take a look at section 245 of the Immigration & Nationality Act and 8 CFR 245.1(b)(3).

You will find that aliens who were not admitted or paroled following inspection by an immigration officer are ineligible to apply for adjustment of status to that of a lawful permanent resident. If you, or any other alien, entered the U.S. illegally, you are not eligible to adjust status to permanent resident.

If someone petitioned for you, the petition could be approved, but you would have to return to your home country to apply for an immigrant visa at the U.S. Consulate in Juarez. Download form I-130 from the CIS website and read the instructions for more data on petitions.

As an adult, you are accruing unlawful presence everyday. You now have at least 3 years of unlawful presence on the books. That is going to block your efforts to obtain an immigrant visa in Juarez.

Your chances of being able to fix your status and becoming a legal resident and then eventually a citizen are extremely poor.

If Social Security Is Governed By Federal , Does A County Family Court Have The Power To Off Set Child Suppor?

Probate/Family Courts are found in each County of the State(s). This court system is charged (among other duties) with hearing matters of separation/divorce. A most important decision empowered to this court is the matter of child support, a fixed amount of money to be paid to the custodial parent for each child, by the other party/individual who is legally held legally responsible (usually, not always the biological parent) . Arrangements such as amount and frequency is stated in a Court Order or "Decree" which may be temporary or permanent. If the "payer" does not follow the order, he/she can be held in contempt of court. The Court can order that child support payments and monies in arrears be taken directly from "payer's" paycheck. This arrangement is handled by an agent of the State; usually the child welfare system. Your question regarding social security is too vague to answer.
I regret that I do not understand your question. What do you mean by "off set"? What kind of social security (I presume-payments) are you referring to? Which party in the case are you referring to? No further assistance can be elaborated upon until you clarify your question...