Questions Answered by Elizabeth Tarasi

Q: In PA, are both spouses required to sign closing documents if only one spouse is listed on deed and mortgage?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on May 19, 2019
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
Yes also you need to consult an attorney for this. While the property is in both name there are estate taxes that need to be taken care of and if you are married your wife has an interest. You really need to retain an attorney to get you through this transaction.

Q: We broke up. He isnt the owner but said he got him licensed? I pay everything and all paperwork is in my name. What

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Pennsylvania on
Answered on May 15, 2019
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
You can bring a civil lawsuit against at your local magistrate. In your complaint state the facts of ownership and request that the court find in your favor.

Q: Contracted with a basement refinishing contractor with no work 2 years and 30 K later

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Civil Litigation for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 10, 2019
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
You should be able to bring a breach of contract action against the contractor. I would need to see the contract you signed.

Q: I'm asking on behalf of my sister in law. Her husband passed away last September. Her husband brother is suing her for

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 4, 2019
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
If she does not show up in court she could have a judgment entered against her. If the loan was made from brother to brother I am not sure how he can legally claim she owes the money.

Q: I moved back with my parents 17 years ago can I be forced out by my brothers when both parents gave died?

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 31, 2019
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
Unfortunately the house is now in the estate. Whom ever the executor is will decide what will be done with the house.

Q: The seller of the property I'm buying passed away suddenly. Does the estate still have to go thru with the sale?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 27, 2019
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
I would need to read the agreement of sale to give you an answer. I suggest you make an appointment with an attorney to discuss this.

Q: Isn't agreeing to buy something on line a binding agreement?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 25, 2019
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
Unfortunately if she is not going to be cooperative you will not be in a position to purchase the item. I would back off and disappear for a bit. When she doesn't get any other offers she will attempt to contact you. By the way what is so special about this piece of furniture?

Q: Re. Pa Real Estate -- learned co-ownership of condo is tenancy in common.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 3, 2019
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
File a corrected deed to state joint tenants with the right of survivorship. Yes both parties must agree and execute the deed.

Q: My mother and girlfriend own a house together. I slipped on ice and broke me ankle requiring surgery. Can I sue

4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
If they were negligent you may be able to sue them. Do you know if they have homeowners insurance. They should report the incident to their homeowners carrier.

Q: How do I have a deed put into the estate's name, in order to sell it and have it transferred to the buyer?

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 10, 2019
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
You pay a lawyer to do it. Hopefully there was an estate opened.

Q: I am a sole heir administering an estate with no will. Do I need to transfer a home into my name before selling it?

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 10, 2019
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
The deed should be in the estates name and be transferred from the estate.

Q: If the defendant appeals a small claims judgement can I ask for the remainder of the punitive damages be awarded also?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 6, 2019
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
Yes the appeal from small claims is Like you are starting the case from the beginning.

Q: death due to negligence

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 6, 2019
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
The car accident was the cause of her untimely death not the fact that she was in the car going to an interview.

Q: deed written as joint tenants with right of survivorship

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
Yes if the POA gave her the power to transact real estate

Q: How do you transfer a real estate deed to a court appointed administrator when the deceased did not have a will in PA?

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jan 24, 2019
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
Talk to your attorney he should help you navigate this.

Q: Pa. Father dies during divorce decree (final order 2008) cause has been established more than two years separated

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Probate for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jan 23, 2019
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
..."Executor comes along in 2016 for mother’s estate claiming owner ship of fathers house lower court gives it to them." The house would go to mothers ..."real or residual remaining"....

Q: If an LLC (with a land lease stating the lease cannot be sold) is sold, does this also mean the lease is sold? Breach?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions and Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jan 8, 2019
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
Who is the current landlord? Please give me a call in my office. Your transaction seems a little more involved than can be done in a message forum. My office number is 412-391-7135

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