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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Real Estate Law for Texas on
Q: Can a seller change their mind and backout after closing papers are signed?
Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa
answered on Nov 30, 2022

I would need to learn more about your case. It is unclear what is being sold.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law, Tax Law and Landlord - Tenant for Texas on
Q: Employment offer letter states housing provided at (blank) property. No details, what is or isn’t allowed?

Housing provided = 2 bed, one couch bed rv camper trailer. Details of said housing were not outlined in employment contract/offer letter. We are now purchasing a mobile home (larger/more permanent adequate). Company owner is allowing placement on the property. We do not pay rent, but portion of... Read more »

Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa
answered on Nov 30, 2022

I would need to reach the contract to determine if there is a breach.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Contracts for Texas on
Q: I live in Dallas and approximately two years ago my husband and I were scammed into a solar panel lease.

About two years ago we got solar panels. The representative promised us that this was a good investment because we would never receive an electric bill again. Overall what convinced us to get the solar panels was that he told us we would get a 26% cash back check when it was tax season and it would... Read more »

Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa
answered on Nov 30, 2022

I am working on a case like this currently and am preparing to sue the solar panel provider as well as the finance company that financed the loan for the equipment. You may have a several valid causes of action here, but I would need to read your contract to make a determination.

2 Answers | Asked in Education Law and Contracts for Texas on
Q: Does the school owe me more? Or no? Their website said the school could be finished 100% online, but now it can't.

2 months, with school that is with the Texas tdlr, has to drop out this month. I emailed questions before starting to make sure the program was fully online as the school's website stated, I have the school email stating it is fully online, in their handbook it states can finish 100% online.... Read more »

Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa
answered on Nov 30, 2022

I am working on a case currently where it is likely that I am going to have to sue a University on behalf of a student. I would need to see all supporting documentation from you to help develop a strong legal strategy. It may not require a lawsuit, but I would need to see the documentation.

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Business Law for Texas on
Q: If I sell my business on contract & the buyer does not pay - can I foreclose on the buyer's house or other collateral?

Wondering if a business sale contract gives similar protection benefits to something like a mechanic's lien - where the debt can be secured with property or other collateral.

Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa
answered on Nov 30, 2022

In order to answer this questions effectively, I would need to learn more about your situation. There is not enough information here to answer your question effectively.

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Copyright, Tax Law and Business Formation for Texas on
Q: I need a trademark lawyer
Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa
answered on Nov 30, 2022

Trademark is a very important area of the law. A few months ago I was working on a case where my client had asked me to sue an individual in the east for trademark infringement.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Estate Planning and Family Law for Texas on
Q: My grandpa bought his house and is in his name only, before he married his wife of 25+ years.

They are now in the process of a divorce. But I'm not so sure he will live long enough before the divorce is finalized. He wants to leave his house to me only. What do I need to do to ensure this happens?

Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa
answered on Nov 3, 2022

He can have a Will or Trust drafted in his name detailing his wishes. Whatever interest he owns in the home after the outcome of the divorce can transfer to you upon his death.

If his wife retains or it is determined she owns an interest in the home, she may be able to live in the home...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law and Business Law for Texas on
Q: I hired a guy who advertises his services to build 2 PCs. Brought him the parts. Been 1.5 months. Can he legally keep it

He claimed he was the best. I know alot more now about PCs than when I hired him. I put down $250 and the overall fee I'm supposed to pay upon completion is way over market price and reluctantly I agreed as long as I had in writing what service after the sale would I be receiving. Never got... Read more »

Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa
answered on Oct 24, 2022

This may be a breach of contract. I would need to learn a few more details. If it is a breach, you can likely take legal action.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Products Liability for Texas on
Q: What happens if we stop paying TECHNU for our 51 solar panels that haven’t worked in five months?? No response from comp

We were promised “Will not receive bill from electric company”. Panels sat for 6 months before learning still need electric company and solar plan. Started solar plan with TXU. Then lights and all appliances started arching. Turning off and on. Burning out everything. No one assumes... Read more »

Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa
answered on Oct 24, 2022

This may constitute a breach of contract. I would need to review the details. However, in the event it is a breach you will be able to take legal action.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Consumer Law and Contracts for Texas on
Q: I have a consumer loan with the APR of 17.92% and 56 mth term. Amount financed $18304.54 payment $479.00 mth. Can they

Truth lending page says I will pay $9077 for this loan. They also charge $6.70 per day on top of this APR cost which was not disclosed. They are taking 3 times the disclosed interest. They have my car title yet won't work with me on any level. The deceptive practice of hiding the daily... Read more »

Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa
answered on Oct 24, 2022

I would have to read through the details, but there is more scrutiny on lenders that offer loans with interest rates above 10%. In situations like this, I look for areas where the lender failed to follow the law.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Consumer Law and Elder Law for Texas on
Q: DTPA, MECHANIC’S LIEN, PERSONAL INJURY, ..? --INTENT TO COMMIT FRAUD, TAMPERING W/GOVT RECORDS, EXPLOITATION

Dropped vehicle w/repair facility 18 mos ago. Signed Invoice #1. Received 4 unauthorized invoices since. 5th invoice sent to the Tax Assessor-Collector w/INTENT TO LIEN petition. It contains my signature, forged. Advised to file suit in JP Court and did so. The Tax Assessor-Collector’s office... Read more »

Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa
answered on Oct 24, 2022

I had a case that I recently worked on that involved a similar situation. I think you should hire an attorney to represent you. Work with the attorney you choose to develop a legal strategy and execute the strategy effectively.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Animal / Dog Law for Texas on
Q: My ex came over to get his mail and took off with our dog that I’ve kept since the breakup without my permission. HELP

He just came by to get his mail and I gave him the mailbox key to go check while I was in the bathroom and when I came out he was gone saying bye xxxxx the dogs mine

Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa
answered on Oct 24, 2022

I have worked on cases like this in the past. I recommend you work with an attorney to generate a legal plan.

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Contracts for Texas on
Q: If my landlord doesn't keep the gates closed and I incur theft of my auto does Warrant of habitabilty take action?

Gated parking garage broken 7 weeks and I lost my truck to thieves

Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa
answered on Oct 24, 2022

I would need to review your contract to provide you with a possible solution.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Texas on
Q: My mom is holding my ID documents. I am 24. They were sent to her house and now she won't give them to me. What can i do

She's opened my mail before. She lives in MS. I live in TX. I don't have concrete evidence, only that I get my mail from her opened. Now she is refusing to give it to me.

Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa
answered on Oct 20, 2022

This case may require litigation. I would need to ask you a few questions to learn more.

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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Texas on
Q: Mother passed in2009 father and brother filed affidavit of heirship 2020 father passed can you go back to mother's death

Brother was supposed to be trustee and was set to get all asset into trust but brother said it cost him to much so no will. Should I have inherited off her death

Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa
answered on Oct 20, 2022

I need more detailed information, but generally if there is not a Will or Trust in place the estates of your mother and father would have to go through probate court separately. Because there is not a Will or Trust in place the destruction will be based on statute, and therefore it is likely that... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Collections for Texas on
Q: I sold my truck to a buddy of mine and he’s paying it off but is 6 months behind on payments what do I do?

There was no contract just a hand shake.

Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa
answered on Oct 20, 2022

I agree, this is likely a matter for small claims court. However, there are some measures you can take before hand to get him to pay prior to taking him to court.

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation for Texas on
Q: I was in a relationship and bought a car. My ex boyfriend's name is on the title, what are my rights?

I bought the car with cash and my name was used to purchase vehicle because the temporary plates were in my name but when we went to get the new plates he put it in his name. I have the statement from the bank showing my withdrawal for the purchase. He also doesn't have insurance on the... Read more »

Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa
answered on Oct 20, 2022

I agree, and if he does not work with you it may make sense to take legal action.

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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Lemon Law for Texas on
Q: Bougth a used car from a privite seller. He lied about what was wrong with it and have prof. Anything I can do?

I purchased a used vehicle from a private seller. The check engine lights were on when buying the car, and he informed me it was the car struts. He told me if I replaced them, that would fix the problem. He also said there was a warranty on the vehicle. So I bought the car and replaced the struts.... Read more »

Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa
answered on Oct 24, 2022

I agree with the former answer. I am in the process of suing a dealership for a similar situation. There are a number of causes of actions you may be able to utilize in order to earn judgement in your favor.

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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Texas on
Q: My father never signed his will. He only has myself and my sister as far as family goes. What will happen to all of hi

his assets?

Pardon me, but I don't think the woman who answered first read what I stated. He has myself and my sister, not HIS SISTER. Thank you!

Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa
answered on Oct 21, 2022

If your father passed away, it is likely that the Will won't be enforceable. You and your sister will need to go to probate court upon his death. The distribution of his assets will be determined by statute. I am currently working on a case like this.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Construction Law for Texas on
Q: My contractor abruptly stopped work 3 weeks ago and is unreachable. How do I proceed?

Homeowner in Texas. I contracted with (name withheld) for concrete and electrical work. I paid 50% upon signing. Work started 5 weeks after the estimated start date. They worked 3 days (some light excavation) and then all communication abruptly ceased 3 weeks ago. The contractor is unreachable by... Read more »

Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa
answered on Sep 21, 2022

If I were to take this case, I would start by reading your contract and creating an effective litigation strategy. After outlining the strategy, I would move forward with the plan. It looks like you have taken a few steps already, but it does not look like you have taken any formal steps. If your... Read more »

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