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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Municipal Law for California on
Q: Can city ordinance mandate the requirement of rental/leasing agreements to as establish water service at a residence?

Is it possible that city ordinance can violate civil liberties of squatters adverse possession rights by requesting rental or leasing agreements to establish water service on the property? My mother passed 8 yrs ago. My sister and I have payed back taxes for 5 years and established gas, electric,... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jan 16, 2021

You definitely need to consult with a lawyer experienced in civil rights law. You can go to the San Bernardino County Bar Association's website ( http://www.sbcba.org/) and click on their Lawyer's Referral Service link to help you find an appropriate attorney who can help you. Do not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Texas on
Q: I need assistance with a divorce, but can not afford it, Iam 65 Years old,not working and I am receiving Pension
David Allan King
David Allan King answered on Jan 16, 2021

Attorneys do not generally provide pro bono services for divorces. However, there are many DIY self-service type options. For example, I charge $10 on Fiverr to prepare all of the divorce filing paperwork. It prepares the documents in an automated fashion without custom legal advice and you still... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Texas on
Q: My father passed away last year and my stepmother just passed away. If she changed her will can I contest it?

I have her previous will that left all her estate to me. Additionally she was suffering from mild dementia and was on a lot of medications from a stroke 10 years previous. One of her caregivers had power of attorney. The estate was very large and all my families furniture, pictures, and... Read more »

Terry Lynn Garrett
Terry Lynn Garrett answered on Jan 16, 2021

You can contest it but you may find it very, very difficult to prove either undue influence or lack of legal capacity and very, very expensive to try to do so. You may also find that the Will has a "no contest" clause which leaves you with nothing if you contest.

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law and Probate for New York on
Q: If I lived with mom, was her caregiver for 18 yrs, and paid for improvements in her house, can't I be paid for it now?

Mom needed 24/7 monitoring, and frequent trips to Drs and treatment. I worked from home to care for her. She died in 2015 and now I must sell the house and split the proceeds with my sister who never visited or cared for mom. I also paid for new appliances, a front porch, a whole house generator... Read more »

Benjamin Z. Katz
Benjamin Z. Katz answered on Jan 16, 2021

You may be entitled to credits for the improvements. However, if you had no caregiver agreement while she was alive you would not be entitled to compensation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: My daughter was with her husband and 2 year old child in lane county Oregon at a motel. He was a felon fugitive from

Out of state. She flew there so he could see his child the room is in her name. And she says she has no idea of his status. They are separated. Can she be charged with harboring. They have her detained now

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Jan 16, 2021

They can. But whether they are successful will depend upon what they can prove about her knowledge.

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