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Stuart Gregory Steingraber

Stuart Gregory Steingraber

Saving debtors millions of $ since 1976
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Western State University College of Law
J.D. (1976) | Law
Honors: Top 8% in graduating class
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Western State University College of Law
B.S. (1974) | Law
Honors: Received degree Bachelor of Science in Law
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Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 72812
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8 Questions Answered

Q. Will I be arrested at the airport if I fly into the country from abroad and I have a bench warrant against me?
A: Probably not. Bench warrants for failure to appear in civil matters are low on the Sheriff's priority list. Bench warrants for criminal matters are higher on the list. You don't say why you have a bench warrant outstanding so more information is needed to give you useful advice.
Q. If a bill is from 1999 and the water comp wrote it off in 2005, can they ask for payment of same bill in the yr 2018?
A: Answering your question invites a discussion of the "statute of limitations". The law encourages prompt resolution of debt issues. The longer resolution is delayed, the greater the risk of harm to either party. Tennessee has established time limits on seeking the court's help in collecting a debt. If the collection process involves using the court system, the creditor/plaintiff must file the action within the time limits in TN. If the claim is not filed within the time limites, it is deemed "unenforceable". You must raise that defense or you risk losing your defense. Good luck to you.
Q. Can I get someone to collect on a loan if it was just a verbal agreement?
A: Yes. Verbal agreements are still considered contracts in the eyes of the law. That said, there are limitations, such as: contracts involving real estate must be writting; contracts to co-sign for a debt must be written; depending on the law in your state, contracts involving money over a certain amount must be written. The bigger problem is your being able to "prove" the terms of the contract. Absent agreement on the essential terms of the contract, (amount, payment dates, interest, etc) the court could find there was no meeting of the minds and, therefore, no contract. Then you are faced with having to proceed on other legal theories such as quantum meruit, promissory estoppel, etc. Depending on the amount and complexity, you are best served by hiring a lawyer or at least getting a low cost/free consultation with a lawyer to help you sort out your options. Good luck to you.
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