Yeah, definitely lawyer up!
Just so happens that I practice law and this type of case is my specialty. I usually charge 225$/hour and cases like these usually go for a bottom line of 7500-12000$.
For you though, I'll wave all fees with regard to file preparation and travel feels. I'll even pay the taxes if you do 1 lump sum payment. You can wire the money to my paypal and I'll give you all the legal advice 5000$ can pay for.
Let me know.
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