I have my dad staying in my house (me and my husband own the house) and my dad doesn’t pay rent or bills and I want him to move out but he has mail that is coming to my house without my permission. Can I still make him leave ?
answered on Jun 7, 2023
He is considered a tenant. You will have to file an eviction against him, and that process will take several weeks. Since it is likely to cause tension in the home, use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney who handles evictions so the process is done properly. Otherwise, if not done... Read more »
I have a will that gives to the husband as a life estate, then to the daughter as a life estate, then to the granddaughter. The certificate of transfer gives to the daughter, who then conveys the land to another party. It appears that they have ignored or forgotten that the daughter would have... Read more »
answered on May 24, 2023
If the Certificate of Transfer is incorrect, then contact the attorney for the estate to file with the probate court to have it corrected. If the daughter sold the property, there could be a real estate title issue for her and the buyer to resolve. If the buyer did a title examination, that... Read more »
Based in Ohio, I wanted to use a "NAME" for my architectural services business. There is an active mark with the same "NAME" registered to someone in California providing Electrical messaging services. Am I allowed to use that "NAME" for my business, and/or file that... Read more »
answered on May 19, 2023
Trademark issues and analyzing the potential risk of an infringement lawsuit are too fact-specific to generalize. You could apply to the US Patent and Trademark Office to register your name for a determination if you can register it. But if you do that, the registrant in CA could learn of your... Read more »
Left numerous voicemails and finally a call went through and the attorney answered and took my name and phone number and said they would get back to me. It has been 3 months since I have received the notice of inventory and appraisal of the estate with no further contact from the attorney or the... Read more »
answered on May 18, 2023
The case documents are available to the public on-line. So anyone can log in to see them and see what the progress is. The probate process can move slowly. The attorney for the estate represents the estate and works with the executor, and is not necessarily obligated to keep anyone else informed... Read more »
Surviving spouse is afraid that Probate Court process is required in all death of spouse situations.
answered on Apr 27, 2023
If the real estate transfer is in the will, then probate court is required to get a Certificate of Transfer. When the transfer is by a survivorship deed or by transfer on death affidavit, probate court is not required for that transfer, but might be required if there are other transfers under the... Read more »
Would a lawyer take a client if they can not pay up front as they do not have access to marital funds?
answered on Apr 26, 2023
If someone files for divorce, they can ask the court to order their spouse pay their attorney fees if that other spouse controls all the marital funds. They can also ask the court to order their spouse to pay temporary spousal support. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to talk to some local divorce... Read more »
Is there help with those that can not afford to pay and if so can you lea me in the right direction. I also am not sure which forms fit my family make-up.
answered on Apr 26, 2023
The forms can be confusing. Some counties have a legal clinic with volunteers to assist those without a lawyer, and some law schools also provide such assistance. Check with your local county domestic relations court if they know of such assistance that is available, or contact some local law... Read more »
LLC bought duplex , raises rent 200 then, when I ask for new lease I got a text that said, to difficult to fix issues while you live there so , 2 months notice to leave so the can fix apartment for the LLC son to move in? they have already moved their nephew in upstairs. I do not want to move. They... Read more »
answered on Apr 10, 2023
It makes no difference if landlord is an LLC. If you do not have a written lease for a specified lease term, then landlord can terminate your tenancy by giving 30 days written notice. Landlord is giving you 2 months. If you don't leave, then landlord can file an eviction, which is a... Read more »
It is my intention to move within the next 6 months but my lease renews for a year on the 1st of May. Can I advise landlord in writing that I do not wish to renew a year lease and would prefer to move to a month-to-month basis while I am looking for a new residence. It is possible that I may move... Read more »
answered on Mar 31, 2023
You can ask, but the landlord does not have to agree to month to month. If it renews automatically for another year, then you might not be able to break it if you have to move. You might ask landlord to include an early termination in which you would pay some extra amount to terminate, but... Read more »
I am unmarried and own a home. My mom (married) cosigned my mortgage a few years ago and is listed on the deed with me, though I pay the mortgage myself. She is now getting a divorce and her husband's legal team is claiming that my house is marital property. I live in a dower state and my... Read more »
answered on Mar 31, 2023
Your mother's interest in the home could be marital property, depending on how her ownership interest is listed on the deed. The divorce will determine how all marital property is divided, included any ownership interest she has, and some of her equity might be awarded to her spouse in the... Read more »
I'm not able to afford and honestly don't even know where to start to get the process going
answered on Mar 27, 2023
Terminating a marriage is a difficult decision to make, even more so with children. If you file for divorce, you could ask the court for temporary child support, temporary spousal support, and for your spouse to pay your attorney fees while the divorce is in process. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to... Read more »
We have been trying to get divorced for four months this is our fifth hearing I went to my attorney an told her I just want it to be over he can have everything as long as . An he can have 50/50 of our daughter an she won't take it to his attorney what could happen if I did?
answered on Mar 27, 2023
Four months is not that long. Many divorce cases take up to a year. The court process moves slowly - at the judge's pace. Talk to your attorney first, and find out why she won't pass along that offer. Your attorney knows what is realistic and what is a fair outcome for you, and your... Read more »
My business name is very similar to that of another business in a different state. We both provide the same type of services. Being in different states there's no problem, but at the end of 2023 the government is supposed to open up cross-State Licensing. I have no intention of performing... Read more »
answered on Mar 17, 2023
As the prior user, the other business could take action to terminate your use, even without a trademark registration. Registration is not required to obtain legal rights in a mark and the ability to terminate infringing uses. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local intellectual property... Read more »
those articles? The HOA existence was canceled with Articles of Incorporation however, the existence of the HOA was recently reinstated by the state, does that automatically reinstate the articles of incorporation?
answered on Mar 16, 2023
Cancellation by the Ohio Secretary of State does not terminate the existence of an entity. Termination is done only as provided in Ohio law. The Articles remain in effect as filed with the Ohio Secretary of State until they are changed as provided by law by those who have the authority to change... Read more »
answered on Mar 8, 2023
If she transfers her house to you both as a gift, in addition to possible gift taxes, you and your sister will acquire the home with your mother's cost basis for income tax purposes, so that when you and your sister sell it, you both will also pay capital gains taxes on the increase in value... Read more »
Hello my mother was a surviving widow and has now passed away. She died with a will, and left everything to her surviving children. Financial assets have been discovered from my dad who died prior to my mom and without a will. He had other children from (previous marriage) and not all of us... Read more »
answered on Mar 7, 2023
A family member will have to apply to the probate court to be administrator of your father's estate. The administrator of his estate will then divide the newly-found assets, first to your mother as his surviving spouse at the time of his death, and then any remainder divided between his... Read more »
We pay a monthly association fee but we have never been charged a "cleaning fee" for our clubhouse. We did not pre-authorize the cleaning but the fee was still assessed. To me, this does not seem to be a legal debt. Am I correct?
answered on Feb 27, 2023
The board of directors of the condominium association can change the amount of the monthly fee and impose new fees as permitted by the Declaration of Condominium recorded in the county real estate records. Review the declaration to determine if the board was acting properly, which it probably was.... Read more »
Closing document did not credit new owner with taxes that should have been paid by previous owner. The amount involved (approx. 4 months) is not large but if punitive or other damages can be claimed it may be worthwhile to move forward. Property is located in Clermont County Ohio. There are other... Read more »
answered on Feb 27, 2023
No punitive damages. Real estate taxes are a matter of public record, and a buyer is deemed to have notice of them, and a seller is not required to disclose them to a buyer. If there were errors or omissions on the settlement statement, contact the title agency that conducted the closing to get... Read more »
all the members to agree or is it just a majority that have to agree to become incorporated. Are the members of an unincorporate HOA legally obligated to pay annual dues? We are having issues with some members not paying their dues this year they seem to be misunderstanding their obligation to our... Read more »
answered on Feb 27, 2023
The HOA covenants recorded in the county recorder's office require owners to pay their annual assessment. It does not matter whether the association is incorporated or not. The association can place liens on the home of any owner who does not pay. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local... Read more »
2003. We are a self managed HOA having 19 homes and for 19 years maintained the common area, provided yearly financial reports, filed our taxes, collected all dues every year, paid all expenses, kept yearly due amounts the same for over 5 years, communicated to homeowners on issues, even filed a... Read more »
answered on Feb 24, 2023
The HOA should have been incorporated as a non-profit corporation with the Ohio Secretary of State to implement the HOA covenants recorded in the real estate records. Without that, the HOA has been operating as an "unincorporated nonprofit association," which still has legal status as a... Read more »
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