A landlord can move for eviction as soon as you are in violation of the lease agreement. This can be for many reasons but the most common reason for a landlord to file for an eviction is due to late rent. In Indiana a landlord has to post a notice to quit premises or pay giving the renter 10 days...Read more »
My daughters biological father has never been involved. He has never supported her, seen her 4 times in her 2 1/2 years, did not sign the birth certificate, I have video & picture evidence of him being involved with drugs, threatening me and my fiancé, refusing to give me an address to file with,... Read more »
Child Support and Child Custody/Visitation are two separate issues. Just because a parent is ordered to pay child support does not necessarily mean that they will also be granted custody or visitation rights. All children are entitled to receive support from both of their parents. In regards to...Read more »
Water damage was never addressed. Landlord says after initial leak fixed, there must have been additional leaks not reported that contributed to water damage. Therefore, I was responsible for the water damage. I have a text I sent notifying them of the leak and water damage. Should that text be... Read more »
No one here will be able to give you a yes or no answer as to whether or not a single piece of evidence is enough to win a case or obtain a judgment against another individual or entity. A lawyer can only give you their informed professional opinion on a case after reviewing all of the facts and...Read more »
We are trying to clean up the place for household auction and possibly rent the house. There are 2 executors with total if 4 heirs. We think she is hiding goods she wants or from someone that wants a certain item. This executor is homeless usually. Our lawyer is not helping us. What can we do?
Hypothetically, yes, your attorney would have to inform you if you were a suspect in a criminal investigation. Your attorney represents you and has a duty to act in your best interest. How your attorney would know that you were a suspect though, short of being told by the investigating authority, I...Read more »
An emotional support animal is not the same as a service animal. Indiana law recognizes that service animals are not pets and therefore are not subject to 'no pets rules' or 'pet deposits.' However, as previously stated, an emotional support animal is NOT a service animal and are therefore still...Read more »
The answer is yes and no. In some counties you can file without an attorney. In others, they require that you are represented by an attorney, especially in an estate without a will. Check the local county probate rules where the deceased lived or contact the probate clerk in that county.
If you had a lease with the former landlord that expired after the property was sold to a new landlord that you didn't sign a lease with. But the new landlord was given the security deposit that you had given the former landlord. But you stayed and just continued paying rent month to month without... Read more »
If the new landlord took possession of your security deposit and continued to accept payment for rent, they effectively assumed responsibility for your lease agreement. If you are seeking the return of the security deposit they are most likely responsible for returning it minus any damages beyond...Read more »
We moved out of a duplex after living there for 2 years. During inspection our landlord mentioned that the unit needed a fresh coat of paint. Can they deduct this from our deposit or are they required to do this for new tenants at their own expense?
Unless you have received notice from the tenant that they have abandoned the property or are surrendering it back to you, you still have to go through the eviction process to be safe. You do not want the tenant to come back later on saying you unlawfully evicted him.
Rental agreement lapsed. Tenant was contacted 24 hr in advance via phone but the number was disconnected. Tenant claims we violated their rights. We called another resident 2 1/2hr prior and they agreed to let us in verbally.
There is no set time for a 'reasonable' notice of time for access to the property, but it is generally understood to be 24 hours. These rights are still required even if the agreement is expired and rent isn't paid. Calling a disconnected number is not providing notice and getting another resident...Read more »
File a police report for domestic abuse. Indiana law provides protections for abuse victims and protections from landlord retaliation in situations like this. File a police report, obtain a protective order and go from there. Look for free legal services if you cannot afford your own legal...Read more »
My fiance had a verbal agreement w the new landowner to do maintenance work in order to pay our rent. He was supposed to be working for $18 HR and we have done our best to try and log his hours.He also keeps every text message and has a log of all calls.he had worked well over what it would take to... Read more »
When it comes down to it, its your word against the landlord's. You need to show evidence of the agreement, whether that is a witness to the conversations or party to them. If you have any sort of evidence of the agreement in writing or communications, such as text messages or emails, you can use...Read more »
I am sorry for your loss. Assuming you are the individual in charge of the funeral services, yes, you may bar your husband's children from the funeral services. This is determined by either an appointment by law under Indiana statute or you are appointed through an estate planning document your...Read more »
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