I purchased the home in 6/2022. I wasn’t aware that the gas and electric were separate companies until 9/2022 when the previous owner reached out and wanted reimbursed for paying the gas bill from 6/2022-9/2022. She paid it for three months before saying anything. Do I legally have to pay her back?
The home sale contract that buyer and seller sign, typically specifies that seller must pay for utilities through the date of the closing of the sale, and afterward the buyer is responsible. You would have to pay only if she sues you, the court finds you liable, and enters a judgment against you...Read more »
When a new POA is executed that revokes the prior POA, until people are notified that the old POA has been revoked, they might still honor it and follow instructions from the old agent. So the new POA should be given to health care providers, banks, financial advisors, insurance agents, etc. so...Read more »
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Along with executing the new POA that specifically revokes the prior POA, anyone who received the prior POA should be notified that the prior POA is revoked, and provide a copy of the new POA. Until someone is notified that the prior POA has been revoked, they will have no way to know there is a...Read more »
My father currently has a court appointed Gaurdian. I am currently in the process of becoming successor Gaurdian. The court hearing date is set. I am just wanting to know if legal representation is necessary.
Legal representation is not required. But there are significant legal and fiduciary responsibilities of being a guardian, reports that must be filed with the court, etc. You should retain a local probate attorney who handles guardianships to represent you at the hearing and to provide continuing...Read more »
My father and mother purchased land in 1963 to build their home and the deed transferred to my mother in 2002 at my fathers death. There is a certificate of transfer on file but there is no volume and page number which the form requires. Can I reference the deed from 1963 that has a volume and page... Read more »
If the certificate of transfer was recorded in the county recorder's office, the book/page recording reference will be in their on-line records or in their records. If it was not recorded, it must be recorded now. To be sure your TOD affidavit will be valid, use the Find a Lawyer tab to...Read more »
My ex-fiancée put zero money into purchasing the home. I sold my house and my credit got this currently. She has only paid half mortgage. Nothing else. No house bills, nothing. I only put her on the deed because we were going to marry. Turns out she used me to leave her parents house and had no... Read more »
Once a person is added to the deed to a home, they have to agree to any transfer to remove their name. Without a written agreement with her in which she agreed to pay her share, you can't force her to pay anything on the mortgage or any other bills. You can offer her some amount of money to...Read more »
While under contract for sale, pipes froze and burst causing extensive damage (we had already relocated so it was not caught immediately.) The buyer went through with the sale but at a $25k reduction in price. Can I ask my home insurance company to compensate me for this loss in value?
My great aunt signed a TOD deed on her home and my mother was the beneficiary. Later my great aunt signed another TOD deed with her neighbor as beneficiary, but then revoked the TOD deed to the neighbor several years later. Is the one to my mother still valid if it was never revoked? What if a... Read more »
It depends on how each was worded and if they were properly executed and recorded. They would have to be reviewed by an attorney to give an accurate answer. A properly worded, executed, and recorded TOD affidavit would take precedence over a different designation in a will. Use the Find a Lawyer...Read more »
Ohio Revised Code Chapter 1701, https://codes.ohio.gov/ohio-revised-code/chapter-1701, provides the legal framework for an Ohio for-profit corporation, and specifies procedures for issuing and transferring stock, which should be recorded in a ledger or other records of the corporation by the...Read more »
Unless there is a court order requiring continued parental support, when a child reaches age 18, the parents no longer have a legal responsibility to provide financial support, including room and board, health insurance, car insurance, etc. So the 18 year old can decide whether to obtain those.
Our family resides in Ohio. I plan to go to college in Pennsylvania. I do not believe my parents will give consent for emancipation. I am currently working on opening a bank account and securing a part-time job, and I eventually would like to obtain a debit card. I'm not sure if this would... Read more »
Parents are legally responsible and make the decisions until a child turns 18. Ohio does not allow a minor to seek emancipation. Emancipation cannot be accomplished by an act of the child alone. Emancipation is generally through the act of the child's parents regarding terminating child...Read more »
I have a scope of work from my homeowners insurance. There are things that the contractor did not do. I have highlighted and given the detailed scope to him and he’s stating I owe more than what was done. There was also damage to property that he’s claiming we did/manipulated in order to cause... Read more »
If you don't pay, the contractor could sue you, or instead, choose to record a mechanic's lien against your home. The lien automatically expires after 6 years if no action is taken on it. Try to work it out with your insurance and the contractor, but if contractor files a lien or...Read more »
Is she allowed to do that when my lease clearly states “this is a utility y by the landlord”. My lease isn’t up until 4/30/23. Shes saying that there is new management and that she gave us a 30 day notice so we have to pay. Is this correct? I thought my lease was a binding agreement that... Read more »
Some property managers act improperly. They sometimes demand that tenants make a payment not required by the lease. If you don't pay it, she could file to evict you. You could then take your lease to court, and if your lease does not require you to pay it, the judge could dismiss the...Read more »
Inherit some land but has passed away. The land would have gone to my mother who also passed away. My cousin wants my siblings and myself to sign a deed gift receipt so she can own the land free and clear (she said a surveyor determined the land my father would have received and her house have been... Read more »
If grandmother, father and mother all have passed away, and their estates were not submitted to the probate court in the county in which each lived, and because they owned real estate, then that is a big mess that will require an attorney to help sort it all out by opening the estate of each with...Read more »
will changed after many yrs and just 10 mo. prior to mothers death and mother was in a very vulnerable position with monies, travel to Dr. visits, food etc and older son had just had stroke 2 months before the will change and younger son took advantage of this.
To open an estate, the executor named in the will should file it with the court and must give notice to all the next of kin that it has been filed, and then family members can contest the will if they have suspicions. If the named executor doesn't open the estate, any other family member can...Read more »
If you do not have a written lease, then he can evict you. An eviction is a permanent public court record that can make it difficult to rent from a landlord who checks the records, and most do. So avoid having an eviction filed.
If you are not married to the mother, and there is no court paperwork, then the mother has full custody. If the child is staying with you without any court-approved agreement, then that is a risk for you. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to work out a custody...Read more »
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