If someone files for divorce, they can ask the court to order their spouse pay their attorney fees if that other spouse controls all the marital funds. They can also ask the court to order their spouse to pay temporary spousal support. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to talk to some local divorce...View More
The forms can be confusing. Some counties have a legal clinic with volunteers to assist those without a lawyer, and some law schools also provide such assistance. Check with your local county domestic relations court if they know of such assistance that is available, or contact some local law...View More
LLC bought duplex , raises rent 200 then, when I ask for new lease I got a text that said, to difficult to fix issues while you live there so , 2 months notice to leave so the can fix apartment for the LLC son to move in? they have already moved their nephew in upstairs. I do not want to move. They... View More
It makes no difference if landlord is an LLC. If you do not have a written lease for a specified lease term, then landlord can terminate your tenancy by giving 30 days written notice. Landlord is giving you 2 months. If you don't leave, then landlord can file an eviction, which is a...View More
It is my intention to move within the next 6 months but my lease renews for a year on the 1st of May. Can I advise landlord in writing that I do not wish to renew a year lease and would prefer to move to a month-to-month basis while I am looking for a new residence. It is possible that I may move... View More
You can ask, but the landlord does not have to agree to month to month. If it renews automatically for another year, then you might not be able to break it if you have to move. You might ask landlord to include an early termination in which you would pay some extra amount to terminate, but...View More
I am unmarried and own a home. My mom (married) cosigned my mortgage a few years ago and is listed on the deed with me, though I pay the mortgage myself. She is now getting a divorce and her husband's legal team is claiming that my house is marital property. I live in a dower state and my... View More
Your mother's interest in the home could be marital property, depending on how her ownership interest is listed on the deed. The divorce will determine how all marital property is divided, included any ownership interest she has, and some of her equity might be awarded to her spouse in the...View More
Terminating a marriage is a difficult decision to make, even more so with children. If you file for divorce, you could ask the court for temporary child support, temporary spousal support, and for your spouse to pay your attorney fees while the divorce is in process. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to...View More
We have been trying to get divorced for four months this is our fifth hearing I went to my attorney an told her I just want it to be over he can have everything as long as . An he can have 50/50 of our daughter an she won't take it to his attorney what could happen if I did?
Four months is not that long. Many divorce cases take up to a year. The court process moves slowly - at the judge's pace. Talk to your attorney first, and find out why she won't pass along that offer. Your attorney knows what is realistic and what is a fair outcome for you, and your...View More
My business name is very similar to that of another business in a different state. We both provide the same type of services. Being in different states there's no problem, but at the end of 2023 the government is supposed to open up cross-State Licensing. I have no intention of performing... View More
As the prior user, the other business could take action to terminate your use, even without a trademark registration. Registration is not required to obtain legal rights in a mark and the ability to terminate infringing uses. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local intellectual property...View More
those articles? The HOA existence was canceled with Articles of Incorporation however, the existence of the HOA was recently reinstated by the state, does that automatically reinstate the articles of incorporation?
Cancellation by the Ohio Secretary of State does not terminate the existence of an entity. Termination is done only as provided in Ohio law. The Articles remain in effect as filed with the Ohio Secretary of State until they are changed as provided by law by those who have the authority to change...View More
If she transfers her house to you both as a gift, in addition to possible gift taxes, you and your sister will acquire the home with your mother's cost basis for income tax purposes, so that when you and your sister sell it, you both will also pay capital gains taxes on the increase in value...View More
Hello my mother was a surviving widow and has now passed away. She died with a will, and left everything to her surviving children. Financial assets have been discovered from my dad who died prior to my mom and without a will. He had other children from (previous marriage) and not all of us... View More
A family member will have to apply to the probate court to be administrator of your father's estate. The administrator of his estate will then divide the newly-found assets, first to your mother as his surviving spouse at the time of his death, and then any remainder divided between his...View More
We pay a monthly association fee but we have never been charged a "cleaning fee" for our clubhouse. We did not pre-authorize the cleaning but the fee was still assessed. To me, this does not seem to be a legal debt. Am I correct?
The board of directors of the condominium association can change the amount of the monthly fee and impose new fees as permitted by the Declaration of Condominium recorded in the county real estate records. Review the declaration to determine if the board was acting properly, which it probably was....View More
Closing document did not credit new owner with taxes that should have been paid by previous owner. The amount involved (approx. 4 months) is not large but if punitive or other damages can be claimed it may be worthwhile to move forward. Property is located in Clermont County Ohio. There are other... View More
No punitive damages. Real estate taxes are a matter of public record, and a buyer is deemed to have notice of them, and a seller is not required to disclose them to a buyer. If there were errors or omissions on the settlement statement, contact the title agency that conducted the closing to get...View More
all the members to agree or is it just a majority that have to agree to become incorporated. Are the members of an unincorporate HOA legally obligated to pay annual dues? We are having issues with some members not paying their dues this year they seem to be misunderstanding their obligation to our... View More
The HOA covenants recorded in the county recorder's office require owners to pay their annual assessment. It does not matter whether the association is incorporated or not. The association can place liens on the home of any owner who does not pay. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local...View More
2003. We are a self managed HOA having 19 homes and for 19 years maintained the common area, provided yearly financial reports, filed our taxes, collected all dues every year, paid all expenses, kept yearly due amounts the same for over 5 years, communicated to homeowners on issues, even filed a... View More
The HOA should have been incorporated as a non-profit corporation with the Ohio Secretary of State to implement the HOA covenants recorded in the real estate records. Without that, the HOA has been operating as an "unincorporated nonprofit association," which still has legal status as a...View More
My neighbor has a sump pump that drains out into their yard but borders mine. This has created a pond/swamp in the area and is quite large. This swamp makes it impossible to use part of my yard or even trim it. Also my driveway borders up against this area and has cracking and sinking in towards... View More
Damage from normal water runoff does not give a claim. But if water is redirected or collected to send more runoff, then there can be a claim. Depending on the source of water into the sump, the slope of the land, and where the neighbor directed his sump discharge, you might have a claim for...View More
The HOA Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions specifies the process for the HOA to change the amount of the assessment and if a vote is required. Review the HOA Declaration for the requirements and talk to the HOA management company or the HOA board members.
An attorney would have to do a full review of the noncompete, the circumstances, and related facts to determine whether the agreement remains enforceable and to what extent. Even if the employer has broken promises, they could still force you into court trying to enforce the non-compete. So...View More
If there is no environmental problem, title problem, lien, or other issue attached to the property and also possibly affecting the owner, the owner could just quit claim it back. But if the person whose name is now on record as owner wants that totally removed, it would require a Quiet Title...View More
Our HOA filed the Initial Articles of Incorporation with the Ohio Secretary of State but, I recently found out the Articles were canceled in 2010 as a Notice of Continued Existence was never filed. From what I gather, this is required to be filed every 5 years. Since 2010, I have paid my HOA dues.... View More
The HOA still exists as an Ohio non-profit corporation unless it was cancelled by the Ohio Secretary of State. Failing to file the Notice of Continued Existence does not officially terminate it, and does not stop the obligation of homeowners to pay HOA assessments and dues. And even if cancelled,...View More
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