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1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Pennsylvania on
Q: My grandfather passed away and for years I’ve been living with him taking care of him. My uncle had lost the will.

I’ve been saving for 3 few months but it’s not easy when I pay all the bills, the house is paid off so there is no rent just condo fees. My uncle just sent me a letter giving me 30 days to leave or his team will take action to remove me. I’m not sure what to do or if I have any rights.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 14, 2021

"lost the will" doesn't cut it. See if an estate has been opened. The uncle can't just act regardless. You need to file a claim as a potential heir with the register of wills for whichever county you are in. You'd want to check to see if an estate has been opened. If it was... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Sister's partner died. The mortgage is in his name. They're together 28 years but not married. She's not sure whats next

Payments not late. 22k payoff. She's on social security disability.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 14, 2021

A big problem as Pennsylvania doesn't recognize common law marriage. Also, that wouldn't even apply if they didn't hold themselves out as husband and wife. In whose name is the property? If it's in the partner's name, the property goes to his estate.

Did he have a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: How do I write a concise statement?

The appeal trial was in the Court of Common Pleas in Montgomery County, PA, held on Sep. 9, 2021. The arresting officer was excused from the trial. He was supposed to be there according to the ADA, but I found out he would not be there midway through the trial. The judge would not continue the... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 14, 2021

I think being limited in what you could ask witnesses is the bigger issue, though without the arresting officer not sure why you couldn't have moved for a nonsuit.

Note that you have to file a request for a transcript of the proceedings. You may be eligible for a free one if you meet...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: My neighbors and I share a backyard they have 3 dogs, and I have 2. Do we need a kennel license?

The property is a house that has been divided into two separate spaces. Half the house is there's and the other half is mine.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 14, 2021

In most locales, no, but check with the local animal officer who enforces animal protection codes. Assuming you aren't breeding. Or call your local Animal shelter or your vet.

2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Pennsylvania on
Q: When I pass and leave house to my adult child can I put in will that my sig other can stay in house indefinitely?

My child lives elsewhere and my significant other has children

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 14, 2021

Contact an elderlaw specialist or an estate attorney, especially as there may be tax issues. Thorny issues are who pays municipal/boro taxes, school taxes, and what happens if they don't

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents on
Q: I am Scottish and the accident I am claiming compensation for happened in Scotland why is the trial happening in england

I have gone through my insurance company

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 14, 2021

This is an American forum. You need to find a UK legal forum.

As to the location, you should consult with the Barrister who is representing you. It may be that is where the Defendant lives or may be found -- i.e., for a jurisdictional reason. In some cases, that may be a more favourable...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is there a way I can get legal advise if I can't afford or it's to late to hire a lawyer on criminal charges

Misdermeanor 3 charge

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 14, 2021

Some criminal law attorneys will work with you on a payment plan. You should contact the defender association for your county.

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3 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania on
Q: if you get injured at work and off on workers comp can you still sue for you injuries

fell off a ladder at a property while doing my job

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 14, 2021

Unless someone is at fault your best bet is workers compensation, so talk to an attorney who focusses on comp like Mr. Belt. They give free consultations.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: I was at fault for an accident in the time my insurance lapsed. Now the other person's lawyer is asking for compensation

I recently moved and my insurance sent a letter to my old house saying that my policy was going to end soon. I didnt know this since I was at a new house and they didnt call nor email. During my accident I didnt stop in time at a stop light and rearended the person in front of me. I got cited for... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 29, 2021

Contact an attorney in whatever state you moved from who can tell you what the law is on cancellations. Save the paperwork you got that was forwarded. Postmarks are key--sometimes, insurance companies being cheap, they hold their mail for a few days for a bulk rate. That means if the letter was... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: How do I make insurance pay for a rental car?

I was in a multiple car collision and was not found at fault. The at fault insurance is refusing to pay for my rental car while parts are on backorder. They say they only pay for rental car while the car is actively being repaired. However with the missing parts the car is undriveable. I'm... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 29, 2021

First, look for a better rental deal. Secondly, get them to put in writing that they only cover it while the car is being "actively repaired." Get a letter from the dealer saying they are ready to repair except waiting for parts. Send that to them. Then contact the Consumer division of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Michigan on
Q: I was issued a citation on 9/28/21, the citation states that the incident happened 7/28/21. Can I get this dismissed?

I was struck by another car in an intersection while I had a green arrow. Im getting a failure to yield because of the cops evaluation, he believes I am at fault. I have witnesses that saw the other person run a red light, but I also don't want to take things to chance. Can I get this thrown... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 29, 2021

No. Focus on the facts. See if there was a camera at the intersection. And if you were hurt contact a member of the Michigan Assn for Justice--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Pennsylvania on
Q: What is the difference between non-renewal of lease letter, and a notice to quit?

Landlord gave me non renewal of lease letter dated for 9/30. Said she want to sell this house. I do not owe any rent, nor violated the lease in any way, but I am only income to my family of 2 adults, and 3 children ages 16,11, and 3. I was handed this letter on 9/10. What are my options, if any? Is... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 29, 2021

They have to give you a 30 day notice to quit. I suggest you contact legal aid.Ask for their landlord tennant group.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Sexual Harassment for Texas on
Q: Can s1 like code compliance just go into yr property with only a search warrant and remove yr personal property ???
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 29, 2021

Personal property may not be removed without a search warrant. Personal property such as cars that have not been moved may violate local ordinances. They can be removed once the owner has received notice to remove, and there has either been a hearing or the person has not responded. If it was... Read more »

Q: Husband picked up from store. do evaluation a year ago. He was found to not be harmful to himself or others. Supposed to

Have been sent back to sending district but instead sent somewhere else for another evaluation. His due process rights are being violated. He’s had covid and treated unfairly. beaten Been sent all over the place this last year. It’s been pure hell for him. We are married and have been together... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 28, 2021

Contact the North Carolina Civil Liberties Union. Ask for the names of their "cooperating attorneys" on civil commitement issues. They give free consultations.

https://intake.acluofnc.org/

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Q: What are my rights and obligations as a passenger in a car at a traffic stop. I live in Monroe county,Pennsylvania.
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 28, 2021

I assume you mean the car was stopped for a violation? Your rights are those of any other citizen. Feel free to call me to discuss what your question is about.

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Pennsylvania on
Q: I have an audio recording of my lawyer for breaking the law. Can I sue him?

I am an epileptic. My audio device accidentally recorded my lawyer make an agreement to lose my case. On the FIRST morning of the lawsuit trial between me and the defendant, my lawyer and the defendant's lawyer were a short distance away from me. I have a little brain damage and was medicated.... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 28, 2021

Much depends on what the paper was. From the conduct of the lawyer to keep trying the case--when I'm assuming he is not paid by the hour but on a contingent fee, doesn't make sense if he's not going to try.

You need to get the recording re-recorded so it's not...
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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Pennsylvania on
Q: can i sue the D.O.C. for failing to protect from an attack in the yard. for failing to follow protocol. leaving me unco-

unconscious for an hour in the yard. i have a fracture left jaw, a fracture eye socket, bleeding on the brain. i was attack by an inmate with a sack of bocci balls for no apparent reason. the guards did not see it.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 28, 2021

Under those circumstances they may not be liable for the attack but there may be liability for the failure to provide proper care. Your best bet is to contact the Pennsylvania Civil Liberties Union, ask for their prison rights project.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Real Estate Law and White Collar Crime for Pennsylvania on
Q: Me and my family got scammed out of 10k by a company that swears they're helping people purchase houses.

They found us "temporary" apartments, twice, and they swore that this money they took from us was going into a down payment for the house we purchase. I have ALL the emails and texts messages with the bull they put us through and all the lies they told. I don't have any of the phone... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 28, 2021

Contact the Attorney General's Office of Consumer Affairs. You would also have an action in fraud against the company.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is a Health Care Power of Attorney The same as a Legal Power of Attorney ( will and testimony )

I have been asked to be the Health Care POA for a friend . I dont mind helping with health issues but do not want the responsibilities of all the other financial and legal obligations . Can I be one without the other

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 28, 2021

They are different. The best way is to ask for a copy of what it is they'd want you to sign on to.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Q: In PA, if an uninspected driver gets into an accident and isn't at fault, are there any issues with an insurance claim?

Will the at fault party still be required to pay damages?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 28, 2021

Unless the vehicle's equipment somehow played a role in the crash, no. They are not related issues. Feel free to call if you have questions about your rights.

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