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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Q: My father refused to do a will & put myself and 3 siblings on the deed. Do we all have to agree to sell after his death?

Fourth sibling lives in house and won’t consider selling even though she has no income to pay even the basic bills.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Nov 23, 2020

Yes, all co-owner of the house must agree to sell, along with the spouses of any of the co-owners who are married. If they all can't agree, then if a co-owner wants to sell, that person must file a partition action asking a court to order the property to be sold and the sale proceeds divided... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Q: My neighbor has a right away on my property. If they developed their land can they build it into a roadway?

It’s a shortcut to that part of their property. They can access it from their property but they’d have to go the long way around.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Nov 23, 2020

An attorney would have to review the real estate records to determine what documents give your neighbor the right of way, the purpose, extent and location of that right of way, etc. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney to review the situation and the real estate... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Personal Injury for Maryland on
Q: My grandma lives in an elderly care facility and she falls at least twice a year. Can we sue for negligence?

Her most recent fall was yesterday. She's had other falls that she's need stitches for as well.

John Mesirow
John Mesirow answered on Nov 23, 2020

You would have to provide a lot more information for a personal injury lawyer to be able to make even a preliminary determination. The hard truth is that elderly people fall frequently, without anyone being negligent. There are lawyers who handle a lot of nursing home negligence cases (I'm not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: I cohabitated with partner since 1985 to day he passed away in 2018. We made each out to be husband and wife

from beginning. We lived in New York and also had a house in PA. Since common law was not recognized in NY, we bought a house in PA where we made each other to be husband and wife in 1994 as he was still married. We travelled to PA during the month when we were not working for yrs. WE have been... Read more »

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Nov 23, 2020

The State of Florida does not recognize common law marriage. In fact, most states do not. You do not say why you want it recognized but depending on the reason, you may want to consult with an attorney that has that area of expertise.

Good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Am I going to get a ticket/dose a cop have to tell you if you are getting a ticket

I was pulled over for doing 80 in a 55 the officer pulled me over took my stuff but never said anything about a ticket what dose this mean I live in Pennsylvania

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Nov 23, 2020

You can be mailed a citation so long as the officer files it in court within 30 days of the offense. If you do receive a citation, plead not guilty as you would be looking at a 4 point offense at that speed. Many times we can go to court and get the speed and the points reduced, hopefully to a zero... Read more »

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