Thomas. R. Morris' answer If this was a gift, you do not have to repay it. If it was agreed to be a loan, she is entitled to seek repayment. But, even if it is a loan, it is not secured by a mortgage on the house and although she has remedies available, those remedies do not include "pulling" your house. If you applied for a mortgage to finance the house, was there a 'gift letter' provided to the lender?
After writing this I see that Mr. Blackburn gave the same answer. I agree with his answer.
Thomas. R. Morris' answer You have not provided enough facts for me to be able to determine whether you have a basis to sue anyone. However, if you claim that the lease was breached by the landlord, your claim would be against the landlord, whom your refer to as "owner LLC", and not against any of the landlord's agents, such as the "management corp."
Thomas. R. Morris' answer If you gave an engagement ring to your fiancée and she pawned it, that would be an anticipatory repudiation of the contract for marriage. Under Michigan law, the gift of an engagement ring is a conditional gift, so if you find it in a pawn shop, you can claim to be the owner. In other words, I agree with the other attorney’s answer.
Thomas. R. Morris' answer If you cannot find evidence that the property is being marketed for sale, then the marketing is not effective.
If you are still a co-owner of the property, her entry into a listing agreement won't be effective. You would not be obligated to sell the property were a buyer to be found. However, the court might order you to participate in a sale.
You should consult with the attorney who represented you in the divorce, or hire an attorney who can take into consideration the...
Thomas. R. Morris' answer Not easily. A judicial procedure, such as partition, could “remove” you from the deed. And if ownership is joint, your death would vest title in the survivor. But a co-owner cannot simply “remove” you from ownership.
Thomas. R. Morris' answer The former owner can always ask, but the buyer may not have a contractual obligation to respond to the questions, so it may be difficult to use the law to require the buyer to respond.
Thomas. R. Morris' answer Title insurance is not a legal requirement, like liability insurance for the operator of an automobile. It is customarily charged to the seller because it is the seller that may be providing to the buyer a warranty of title.
Thomas. R. Morris' answer You may owe the rent, but the fact that they did not try to collect it for four years may give you an argument in court that you should not be immediately evicted. Is there a written lease? Consult with an attorney and provide him or her with the lease. There is not a simple answer to your question (and you did not ask a question).
Thomas. R. Morris' answer This is possible, but don't try to come up with the language on your own. An attorney could advise you as to the proper language to use. Have an attorney advise you as to the entire transaction if you are not certain how exactly to do it.
Thomas. R. Morris' answer The administrator of the estate of the buyer, or his proper heir, would presumably have the right to take over the purchaser's interest in the land contract. (Is there anything in the land contract that prohibits assignment of the purchaser's interest?) Rather than to try to write a law-school-exam essay on the issues, were you my client I would ask you what you want to achieve. Do you want to try to defeat the interest of the successor(s) to the land-contract purchaser, or are you OK with...
Thomas. R. Morris' answer Michigan law permits you (or the owner of the funds) to establish ownership. See Danielson v. Lazoski, 209 Mich App 623 (1995). Someone needs to act quickly to object to the garnishment or otherwise assert rights as to the funds. You should consult with an attorney.
Thomas. R. Morris' answer This is a question of military law. The United States military has its own system of law. Here is a link that provides a summary of the appellate process with respect to military-law appeals:
Thomas. R. Morris' answer Good question. The answer may have to do with tax refunds. If you regularly receive refunds, the best day to file may be just after you have spent your refunds. There are a lot of competing considerations, but that's my candidate for a seasonal factor.
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