Before you do anything, read the lease very carefully. If the lease is expired, you are a "tenant at will." They can't hold you for long, and you cannot hold them either. Mark everything the landlord may have violated. Mark anything you have or may have violated. Alabama law is...View More
The mortgage company is saying they can make me a successor of interest (her daughter). What is that and can I sell her house in the future? She had no debt except the mortgage and some back income tax. I have tried to get information from the IRS about her tax bill, but no one will help me. I am... View More
The mortgage company would like you to assume, in writing, the liabilities of the mortgage. Don't do so unless you think it through carefully. Her estate could be squeezed by the IRS or the mortgage company, and there does not seem to be much cash.
Joint bank accounts often, but not always, have a "right of survivorship" to the account holder who survives the other. The terms of the account are in that envelope full of small print that you get when you open an account. The ownership of a bank account is often a separate issue from...View More
No law prevents a spouse from acquiring or selling land without the spouse. Alabama law does protect spouses through probate and family from being left broke by a spouse who liquidates property. Ala. Code Section 35-4-73 (a) says:
"No deed, contract, or other conveyance of land or...View More
My mom thinks that she has to do some weird legal workaround so that when we inherit her property we won't have to lose a ton of money on inheritance. I've researched as much as I can but she's not convinced. I've looked at AL and federal tax laws and can't find anything... View More
Your mother may be worried about inheritance taxes, which are taxes on what you inherit. Fortunately, there are no federal inheritance taxes, and, just as well, there are no Alabama inheritance taxes. She will not pay taxes on what she inherits (unless, perhaps, she moves quickly to New Jersey,...View More
Such overflows are complicated because they involve both a "trespass" and a "nuisance." Sometimes they also violate a federal law or regulation. Trespass once was the more important tort; it is a major part of Anglo-American law (and the Lord's Prayer). It is the...View More
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