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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Mississippi on
Q: How do I file for adverse possession in the state of Mississippi. My wife and I have had possession of a house that my

Father in-law owns for 25 years. In 2015 I went to Georgia but I kept up the bills and maintenance of the house. He passed away in 2018 without a will. We came back in January of this year 2023. Can we claim it through adverse possession without involving her siblings because we are the ones who... View More

Anthony M. Avery
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answered on Sep 22, 2023

Continuous adverse possession has not occurred since you left the property for 5 years. Hopefully you have paid taxes on it for several years. Transferring title by adverse possession is usually a defense to ejectment, not a suit for you to file as plaintiff. Right now you do not have color of... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: Workers comp questions

Hello, I had a couple questions about a potential workers comp case. First of all, what is the likelihood of winning a wear and tear injury case that wasn't the result of an isolated incident/accident? I work somewhere where I stand on my feet all day and do a lot of heavy lifting and I have a... View More

Nancy J. Wallace
Nancy J. Wallace
answered on Sep 22, 2023

Likelihood of 'winning'=50/50. depends on what medical records reveal. If you've been Russian Dancing and Trick Riding on your free time, the insurer can deny it and then you have to convince an independent doctor that the tear came from work and not jumping off and on horses.... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can a spouse donate the 50% of her community property to other relatives without the signature of the other spouse?

My mother, two years before deceasing, made an act of donation of a rental property belonging to her and my father to my niece without my father signature as required by Art 2353. My father deceased in 2019, today this property is in his name and my niece's name. Is this act of donation valid?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 22, 2023

If your spouse was the actual owner in the public record, then she can donate her portion. You should review the trasnfer document to make sure it was property prepared and executed. Also, it should be noted that donation, if proper, would be donated subject to any and all encumbrances which... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Immigration Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Looking for a Criminal Immigration / Deportation Defense Lawyer from Pennsylvania

In November 2022, my partner and I were charged with a retail theft summary offense (CC3929) of $149 and criminal conspiracy (CC0903) in Philadelphia, PA. We were arrested, fingerprinted, photographed, and given a citation copy with a court date. Considering we had no priors, our criminal attorney... View More

Peter J. Thompson
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answered on Sep 22, 2023

A lot is at stake, and you are right to be searching for an attorney who is well versed in both state criminal and U.S. immigration law and practice, including deportation defense (EOIR), affirmative applications (USCIS), and U.S. entries (CBP). Your attorney should also have a high level of... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark and Intellectual Property for Florida on
Q: I am looking at trademark here for LUCKYEYE on JUSIA with "cancellation pending", what does that mean?
David Aldrich
David Aldrich
answered on Sep 22, 2023

It means another party filed a cancellation proceeding, which is a legal proceeding that attempts to cancel the mark on one or more grounds. In this particular case, it looks like that cancellation proceeding ended in December 2022. The cancellation request was denied, meaning that it is still a... View More

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