Several factors go into obtaining title via adverse possession. Certainly you are over the time period required by Louisiana Law, but if the actual owner has given you permission to live there, you will not likely prevail. You should speak to an experienced real estate attorney that can evaluate...View More
You should speak with an experienced Family Law attorney. You have to file a rule for contempt—this is typically done in the jurisdiction in which your original pleadings were filed. It’s pertinent to note that in order to prove contempt, there must be a willful violation of an existing court...View More
I co-signed for my son a car at the price of $12,400. The car was purchased January 2020 with $1000 down toward it, notes are $410.64 but he still has four more years of payments. This is truly unjustified, unfair and ridiculous. I need guidance on what to do and who to contact to help.
Not likely. There are usury rate laws lenders need to follow, but there are so many loopholes for them that I find it common for my clients to have 20+% interest on car loans. There could also be hidden fees and upcharges that upped your principal balance.
A motion to lift is filed by a creditor to take the collateralized debt out from under bankruptcy protection. Chapter 7s allow you to designate how you are to treat a specific secured debt in your statement of intent--you can surrender the collateral, reaffirm the debt, or redeem the property.
but the police took his side and threatened to arrest me if I called them again. I was also told as long as he received mail here, he was a resident. I was told my landlord could have him evicted. He tried but we both got the runaround and Covid-19 restrictions came into place by time we finally... View More
Yes, your landlord can move to evict him only. If your landlord is willing to help, have them meet with a real estate attorney to make sure they are following proper eviction procedure, otherwise your boyfriend could have a potential wrongful eviction suit.
Reducing your bankruptcy depends on a couple of factors. Unless your initial bankruptcy plan had you paying unsecured debts due to an income liquidation issue, you may only be able to reduce your note by surrendering secured collateral.
There are also Covid exceptions to extend plan...View More
With some exceptions, it takes 6 months to establish jurisdiction in Louisiana. A relocation motion should be filed prior to moving out of state or beyond 75 miles (again, Louisiana law--other states may have different requirements for relocation).
My apartment has been without an A/C for 3weeks+, there is mold everywhere, the ceilings are leaking terribly due to hurricane IDA and my leasing office tells me they will fix the air but I have been there without anyone attempting to work on my apartment for the whole time and the place is... View More
Repairs will be delayed due to the hurricane. You could likely get out of your lease without penalty, or your landlord may decide to give you given discounted rent due to the inconvenience. If you are trying to get out of your lease talk to an experienced real estate/contract attorney.
This has been going on for over 2 years. Speaking to the owners, repeatedly, and having to call both the Glenmora Police Department and Rapides Parish Sherriff's Department Subsation in Glenmora, repeatedly, has not brought any relief. I'm a disabled veteran on chemotherapy and being able... View More
Should I responded to the clerk of courts or should I let the debt management company take care of the issues or should I contact the lawyer that had me severed with the papers and try to make a settlement.
Unfortunately this is not uncommon for people dealing with debt management companies. You should discuss this with an experienced bankruptcy attorney. The filing of a bankruptcy may prevent the credit card company from obtaining a judgement against you.
You do not need an attorney, however, it is highly advisable to employ an experienced title attorney to ensure that your sale does not have a clouded title. The cost of hiring an experienced attorney now can save you a lot of money later if you end up in litigation down the road based on an...View More
The tenant contacted me at the beginning of the month and broke their lease with 2 months remaining. They cite the hurricane as the reason. There is damage to the property and mold has developed as there has not been any power in the area since Aug. 29th. Can they break the lease with no... View More
Expungement costs are not set by the court so the total fee you are charged can vary attorney to attorney, however there are set court fees that can be pricey. You can seek to proceed with the expungement in forma pauperis, which may reduce the court fee itself possibly giving you a break on the...View More
Her father has a crazy work schedule and it changes often. I am not working and I am available 24/7. I am willing and able to keep her on all the days he works and he can have her any day he’s off and he is available to have her. But he wants to do one week he has her and one week I have her and... View More
Yes, I agree with Ellen. In Louisiana you are entitled to a no-fault based divorce under Art 102 or 103 and can get default judgments under either article. More than likely you left out a step required to finalize the divorce.
My experience has been that judges are a little more finicky...View More
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