James Kenneth Sweeney

James Kenneth Sweeney

  • Business Law, Collections, Divorce...
  • California
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Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Collections
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Real Estate Law
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
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  • Free Consultation
    Generally I do not take contingency cases.
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    My hourly rate is $350 and my retainer varies with the complexity of the case. I do arrange monthly payment plans.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Education
Iona College
B.A. | Literature and Philosophy
University of West Los Angeles
J.D.
Professional Associations
California State Bar # 182032
Member
- Current
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7 Questions Answered

Q. How can i settle with a creditor out of court? or is it possible to come to an agreement with them
A: Sure, it's more than possible to work out a settlement with a creditor if you want to. Telephone the creditor directly, tell them you'd like to work out a deal, ask them for their best terms, see what they say and then negotiate. A lot depends on how much money is owed, who the creditor is, whether it is the original creditor or a collection firm and more.
Q. How do I find out who is serving me court papers?
A: The party is named on the summons and on the first page of a complaint or every pleading filed with a court. There are no anonymous pleadings filed in a court.
Q. Do i need to respond to Plaintiff's responses to Defendants specially prepared interrogatories?
A: I assume you're the defendant. The answer is No if you are satisfied with the responses. If you believe more is neede for some responses, you need to tal with alawyer or read the Code of Civil Procedure discovery section as to special interrogatories.
Q. How do I get my business/ name off the Department of Corporations website?
A: You cannot.
Q. What should i use for duration of corporation
A: Corporations have no termination until you wind it up. It differs thus from a partnership. Corporations are perpetual entities.
Q. What is the statute of limitations for fraud, breach of contract, negligence, illegal foreclosure etc..
A: Breach of (written) contract is 4 years; oral contract is 2 years. Fraud is 3 years from discovery or date discovery should have been made of the fraud. Negligence is usually 1 year with some exceptions. Illegal foreclosure is not a term recognized by any statute; more details are needed.
Q. The owner said "I had to wait 20 days for my security deposit" & it passed 20 days already,the owner has not respond
A: The law states that a full accounting of any deductions from your deposit plus any remaining balance therefrom is to be given to the former tenant not later than 21 days from the termination of the tenancy. Sue the landlord in small claims court and seek sanctions against him for his failure to comply with this strictly observed law.
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424 South osemead Blvd.; Unit C
424 South Rosemead Blvd.; Ste C
Pasadena, CA 91107
USA
Fax: (310) 496-0122