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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Consumer Law for Florida on
Q: Can I sue an auto body shop for unauthorized use of my vehicle?

After I picked up my car at the body shop, I checked the video recording of the installed dashcam and found out that some employees took a joyride during working hours, on my car and were trying to teach another employee how to drive a manual transmission.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Jul 17, 2024

A civil lawsuit normally requires money damages. Unless there is a statute imposing punitive damages, such a suit for using your car would bring you pennies, at least, so it probably wouldn't be worth your time and expense. Also, the body shop might well contend that it was necessary to see... View More

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Q: Can a contract be drawn up requiring me and my partner to return the gifted deposit, if the house is sold or foreclosed?

My family are giving 60k to my partner for a house deposit. However, as first time buyers I cant go on the mortgage due to being a student. In the contracts it states it is a gift. However, we were wondering if it would be possible to have a contracted drafted stating if we become in financial... View More

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answered on Jul 17, 2024

Your Parents will want a Deed of Trust securing their loan by Note signed by the borrowers. However it may have to be a second priority mortgage which include a default provision for non payment of the first priority Deed of Trust. Hire a competent attorney, not a title co., to draft these... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Foreclosure for California on
Q: I'm being evicted, was offered cash for keys, 2 weeks later, served a pay or quit, was served a complaint. Is that legal

In 2023 March, i left my ex husband for domestic violence issues and entered a saftey shelter. Our hose we bought march the prior year was a forbearance due to a hardship. April 4th 2023 my ex husband was arrested on domestic violence. He since then spent 418 days in jail. While I and my children... View More

Delaram Keshvarian
Delaram Keshvarian
answered on Jul 17, 2024

Thank you for your question!

It seems that your house was out is about to be foreclosed.

You may have defenses against foreclosure and eviction if the loan servicer is not complying with the forbearance terms agreement. You may also apply for loan modification if you have some...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Divorce for Louisiana on
Q: Does a finalized divorce void the communal property law in Louisiana?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jul 17, 2024

No. Once the community property is terminated, income and debt you earn/obtain is solely yours moving forward but the already existing community property is still that. If your community property is terminated, then the community property between spouses remain just that, except that you are now... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Alabama on
Q: Gifted land deed not in my name yet and owner to other acres bought land say they own mine to whats my rights
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answered on Jul 16, 2024

The owner of the land that you think might be yours later must hire an AL attorney file a Quiet Title and Ejectment action against the adjoining landowner. Time and possession witnesses are critical. Title Searches of both properties are needed, and possibly a survey. You apparently have no... View More

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