LaneBlane- Yes that is correct it is the dissolution of a business partnership where I wanted to buy-out the Plaintiff wanted out. The accusations were I refused to sell, not I wanted to buy out. (She refused to sell to me).. there were no insufficientcies & any accusations of wrong doing were never validated as factual. On the contrary the Plaintiff was taking all expense vacations w/non member husband, & refusing to provide an accounting.
Yet this information was never brought up, or formalized in court.
And Yes, it involves a trust that was created by someone who passed away. The company assets belonged to the trust.. And my business attorney allowed all my LLC protections to be violated.
Because he wanted to sue her on the back end instead of defend me up front. He would not tell me when,where, time, room the court hearings were being held. The only way I found out what was going on was when the Receiver contacted me directly by sending documents to me directly.
The assets were in trust so it would seem that it would include probate & trusts. The only business to buy out now is in name only, it is the shell of the company with no assets, & little if any value.
The Plaintiff partner would have to be removed. She would also have to be removed as Trustee & Manager. The rest of the assets in the company safety deposit were stolen by the Plaintiff & her husband (not a member). Which my attorney & the "Receiver" ignored my request for it's seizure.
The Receiver would not allow me to receive my funds unless I signed a stipulated waiver protecting himself & his entire lawfirm, to which he would not provide to me a copy of the waiver, the bottom of his email states it cannot be used in court. The Plaintiff signed his waiver & received her money. I am not allowed to see the signed waiver.. Plaintiff also signed a joinder with the Receiver to violate my option to purchase, & to sell the assets (which was the only thing to purchase) other then the company name.
The Receiver placed my "trust funds" into the court registry designated in the Court Accounting separately as "trust account funds under my name" & separate account designated as personal funds with "my name" only. This is according to the internal court accounting dept supervisor.
"The attorney can draw certain legal opinions based on the documentation and your answers to a few questions."
My attorney inquiry experience has been, The attorneys wants to review the entire case file which is expansive, & then want a retainer before they will be able to provide options. They also want the amount of value held in the court, before they will give any monetary quotes other then nebulous hourly rates, or advice. Most consultations do not give any actionable legal options. Nor do they provide any assurance the attorney is going to do anything other then collect billable hours & make a 20min read in to a 6hr bill, with nothing tangible produced. So choosing an attorney becomes like more like a needle in the haystack. IMHO Pier reviews are worthless, & Avvo is the only place I've found actual attorney reviews. WSBA gives random selection for $30. With a generated list with no encouragement of qualifications or value of work. Nor does there appear to be any rating on percentage of won cases. Does such a performance rating exist?
I thought this was a forum to explore legal options?
Q: I'm curious as to why no answer to the question of the WA law equivalent to CA probate code section 16004.5? Or is that because both CA & WA are both district 9, CA law applies to both states?