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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Louisiana on
Q: Do i have to pay the 10 percent of what my vehicle is worth in the state of Louisiana when I get a new license plate.

And I'm 70 percent DV

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Oct 3, 2022

In answer to your question, no, however, if you have purchased a vehicle and seek to get it registered into your name, then generally you will have to pay tax on the purchase price of the vehicle which is approximately 10 percent (tax rate depends on which zip code you are residing and the tax rate... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: I'm in the state of Louisiana. How is estates settled after death with no will.

Husband had 3 children prior to marriage wife had 1 child prior to marriage. No children together. Husband passed first with no will. Wife passed no will.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Oct 3, 2022

I am sorry for your loss. A succession will have to be open to pass the decedent's estate onto his heirs----in this instance, since there is no will, who receives the estate is based on Louisiana law. Further, depending on the solvency of an estate, sometimes it may be advised to hold off on... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Louisiana on
Q: My mother left me a small house in her will. She has no other property. How do I get the house in my name?

I just need to know the steps I need to take. I do not live in LA and have to go back to TX Friday.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 27, 2022

Depending on the value of her estate, you might be able to complete this via affidavit. If not, then you would have to open a succession. I would recommend that you hire a succession/probate attorney to do this----it is not worth a title issue in the future because it's not done right at... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: I have a property I would like to purchase but is having a hard time getting the tax sale purchase to sale

At the time of the auction the owner had died and her heirs wasn't aware of the sale but is willing to sale to me but can't because the tax sale has 100% but hasn't quiet the title.I have offered him cash and still won't sale he doesn't live in state and the property is now... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 27, 2022

If this property is in Louisiana and you are not in Louisiana and this property is going up for a tax sale, then I strongly recommend that you contact and hire a Louisiana real estate attorney practicing in the local jurisdiction where the tax sale is being held so that you can make sure that all... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: How do I go by getting financial compensation for vet bills after unleashed dog attacked service dog in our yard

How would I approach this? Husky dog ran up into our yard on our porch attacked my mother service dog, who is a chiweenie on our porch. Dog has broken bones and peritoneal hernia issues pooping etc. Surgery is likely going to be needed for the hernia. All caught on neighbors security system showing... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 26, 2022

You should contact a personal injury lawyer (or a few of them) in your area to discuss the specifics of your matter and what has transpired thus far--I suggest a few because most will provide a free initial consultation. Also, you can contact the owner of the husky dog and and inquire of his... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: My ex-husband and I have joint custody of our 16 year old son. He built a house an hour and 5 minutes away and wants son

To commute. This puts him on the road at 6 AM (he got his license in June so still not experienced driver)to get to school on time. He plays football and gets out of practice most days in between 6:30-7:00. I try to get along and work with him but this seems very unfair. He’s not discussed any of... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 22, 2022

Does the judgment/order say address this? If it does, then is he in violation? If it does not, then did you have an attorney representing you in connection with the judgment/order-----if so, please contact said attorney and discuss----if not, or if you prefer not to reach out to said attorney,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My son fell asleep at the wheel, causing property damage, and is being charged with a misdemeanor. How serious is this?

To our knowledge, the property owners are not pressing charges. However, the District Attorney is charging him with a misdemeanor for this accident. He was not under the influence of anything. He was returning home from football practice. He's a good kid. No history of drugs or alcohol. Good... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 21, 2022

If the District Attorney is prosecuting this, then you need to hire an attorney to represent your son's interests and help mitigate this matter----depending on the age of your son, it may be possible to get all of this transferred to juvenile court jurisdiction which might keep all of this off... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: A drivers friend hit my parked car and I’ve called the police have report and the owner is saying it’s not her fault and

And insurance is giving me the run around

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 21, 2022

If insurance is giving you the run around then you should consult with an attorney to represent yourself, although in this situation, depending on the amount of the damage to your vehicle and whether or not you had collision coverage and the corresponding deductible to your vehicle, you might just... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Louisiana on
Q: My special needs son was charged with atemped simple burgury of an inhabited dwelling
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 21, 2022

You did not post your question(s), but based on what you did write, my recommendation is that you please contact a lawyer in your area to discuss your options going forward and how to best assist your son with mitigating what can happen.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: Would the children of deceased parent be responsible for 5k lien against her 90k house?

Succession is complete. House is in children names.

Loan was for pool in Aug 2016. Lien was put on house at same time. Price of pool $10,655.54. Down-payment of $5,000. Oringinal principal financed $5,655.54.Payments totaled $7,701.49. Remaining principal balance when she passed in Feb.... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 20, 2022

Did you have an attorney involved in the succession? If so, please speak to the attorney about this. If the lien was not resolved through the succession , then the property was transferred subject to the lien so if at the the time the house sales there is a valid lien, then the lien must be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Noncustodial parent owes a large amount of arrears if my child moves in with him what happens to arrears?

What happens when child moves in with noncustodial parent and they owe a large amount of arrears? Can I be put on child support and how does that affect his arrears?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 19, 2022

Th arrears would remain outstanding.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: i have a misdemeanor summons for theft will i go to jail ?

this is my first offense and the amount was $790 the store that it was stolen from doesn't consider $790 a felony. if the amount was $1000 then i wouldve been charged with a felony

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 19, 2022

It is highly unlikely that yo will go to jail if you following the orders of the court. That said, your goal here should not be going to jail but mitigating the charge to keep it off of your record. The best way to do this is to hire a criminal defense lawyer in your area-----or at least consult... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Upon retiring and no longer having an income am I required to file in court to stop spousal support?

Louisiana Civil Code 112 states...The sum awarded under this Article shall not exceed one-third of the obligor's net income. If I no longer have an income because of retirement and my Ex is aware there is no longer an income, am I required to file in court to stop spousal support or can we... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 12, 2022

Inferring from your post, I assume you are talking about permanent spousal support? Regardless of whether it's permanent or temporary, I suspect that there is an Order in placing which details this obligation. That said, I highly recommend that you consult with a family law attorney to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: It's been 9years since my child seen his dad and he isn't on the birth certificate can he force me to allow visits?

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Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 12, 2022

If he takes you to Court and the Court ordered the visitation, then yes. That said, is there already an Order in place for visitation which he has not followed for years? My advice is that you consult with a child custody attorney now and discuss your options, including whether to be proactive... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Trademark for Louisiana on
Q: if a quote is trademarked, for ex, "rumble, youngman, rumble", can similar but diff quotes be used and trademarked?

If a quote is trademarked, for ex, "rumble, youngman, rumble", can similar but diff quotes be used and trademarked? I would like to implement a slogan for my company but I am worried about using it because it is an alteration to this quote. "jngl, youngman, jngl" - jngl pronounced jungle

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 12, 2022

Attorney Spila's post is accurate. I would recommend consulting with an attorney to provide you an opinion and/or research whether the phrase you seek to trademark has already been claimed and/or what similarities there are. You can try looking at the site yourself however if there is a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for South Carolina on
Q: If the officer who gave me a traffic ticket quits before the trial date can they send a different officer to prosecute?

I was pulled for rolling through a stop sign. The officer has quit.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 9, 2022

The State/prosecution must prove its case with competent evidence ---in this case, it must prove via testimony that you are the one who committed a traffic infraction. Unless the different officer can testify to this, then the different officer does not provide any help. That said, the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: Will any lawyer take my case?

I missed court for the second time the first time was doing covid and I didn't have enough money to pay. I found out I had a warrant through Uber when they fired me I turned myself in the next day because I didn't know the severity now I thought my second court appearance was on the 9th... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 9, 2022

Very good that you recognize that a lawyer can assist you. Please contact a traffic ticket or criminal defense lawyer in the Little Rock area---or contact a few lawyers----and then after speaking with them and hearing your options, hire the one with whom you feel most comfortable. While there are... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: What do u do about a concrete subdivision sign that is blocking the view of oncoming traffic?

My daughter got in a wreck and said she doesn't remember seeing headlights coming. Because of this concrete sign. Everyone complains about it. She got a ticket but the sign is obstructing her view.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 9, 2022

More information is needed before one can render an assessment of whether or not the concrete subdivision sign was improperly placed and whether or not it was a legal cause of the collision. If you posted this because of a traffic ticket issued to your daughter, then you might want to take photos... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Louisiana on
Q: If on supervised probation for 6 months for first dui conviction can I relocate to a different state while on probatio?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 8, 2022

If you are on supervised probation, then you cannot relocate without permission of either your probation officer or the presiding Judge until your probation is completed. That said, most probation officers and/or the Court will give permission to relocate as long as there's good cause.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Alabama on
Q: How do I fight this ticket?

So I was traveling behind at a truck at a safe distance and the truck slammed on his brakes due to a cop being up ahead. Due to him doing this I came up on him and proceeded to slow down so I wasn’t right up on him and the cop pulled me over and gave me a ticket. When I told him why I was so... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 7, 2022

The best way to fight a ticket is to contact a local area traffic ticket attorney (or a few of them) and discuss mitigation options available to you, including whether or nor to fight it---it is much cheaper to pay an attorney now than to have months of higher insurance premiums in the future.... Read more »

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