On April 27, 2019 the neighbor was sent a registered letter requesting the removal of structure, she secretly sold property to someone else who is refusing to honor our request. We are looking for legal assistance.
The sale is unlikely to have affected your rights. This is not a situation which can be solved in a question and answer forum such as this. You will need to have an attorney review the specifics of the encroachment. A lawsuit may be required.
If by quitclaim, you mean sell, then you do not need a special order for the sale to proceed. However, you still have a fiduciary duty to the beneficiaries, and you must follow the mandatory procedures, such as giving proper "Notice of Proposed Action".
That depends on the lawyer's hourly rate and the hours needed to undertake the specific project. Even for litigation, limited scope services are often simply "pay as you go". So, the first project may be to start the lawsuit by filing the drafting and filing the Complaint and arranging for...Read more »
There's a roommate I had that refused to pay the last bill of a utility, well his portion anyway. Long story short, its not a big amount but he turned out to be really rude to alot of people so I wanted to know if i could sue him in small claim court so he doesn't get away with not paying just... Read more »
Yes. There is no lower limit amount you can sue for in small claims court. Before you can sue, you must make a demand for payment to the person. If you do not know how to use the court, see if your county has a free small claims adviser. You can consult with, but not be represented by, a lawyer...Read more »
My grandmother recently passed, and my sister and I are the named trustees in her will for her estate (we were also her only living relatives). We are currently in the process of selling her home, and we can't seem to find a clear answer as to whether or not our inheritance of her estate will need... Read more »
The first step is to examine the title to the home. It is possible it is held in such a way as to avoid probate. If it is solely in your grandmother's name, then, real estate values being what they are in California, it will have to go through probate. Being named trustee is not the same as...Read more »
I've been without a car for 3 weeks, I work doing DoorDash so my car is my work. The last time I spoke to the adjuster at Alliance United 7/26/19 she told me she finally got in contact with the insured last week and not sure how to handle the claim because the insured doesn't know what happened as... Read more »
You do not have to have a broken bone to have a perfectly valid personal injury case. You are much more likely to resolve your case faster and for more money if you have an attorney. Almost all personal injury attorneys offer free case evaluations. Start calling now, because the longer you wait,...Read more »
This property where I live was gifted to me by a woman with whom I lived here with for many years. The deed was put in my name by her in 2007. She passed away in 2010. A little less than two years ago her daughter and son-inlaw showed up here from out of state. They have been trying to stake a... Read more »
My subtenant gave her 30 day notice on July 15, 2019 for her month to month Sublease and plans to move out by August 14, 2019. Since she paid last month deposit, am I obligated to refund her a portion of the last month deposit since she is moving out mid-month?
If the claim was for personal injuries (like uninsured motorist), many attorneys will take such a case on contingency. That means they get paid a percentage of what you get from the insurance company. If the claim is for property, it is more likely you will have to hire an attorney on an hourly...Read more »
My grandmother had my mother and our family live in her paid off home since I was little. After Grandma died years ago, we continued to live there. My parents never married but my father pays/paid the property taxes every year. My mother suddenly died earlier this month and now an Uncle is trying... Read more »
In order to understand your rights and your potential claim to the property (all or part), an attorney will need to know how title to the property is held, whether there are any wills or trusts, and whether any probate or other court proceedings have taken place. You need to consult with a...Read more »
I was in a accident 7/14/19 and a 15 year old was driving the SUV with 2 older women when she made a u-turn in front of me and we collided. None of the women was on the insurance and it was the girl older brother car. The owner of the vehicle is taking his time to contact his insurance and a police... Read more »
Even without the insurance coverage issue, you should get your own attorney because you were injured. Do not speak with the insurance adjuster; certainly do not give a written or recorded statement. Most personal injury attorneys will give you a case evaluation at no charge.
Not sure what you mean by a "request". If you are a party to the case, and you received a "Notice of Deposition", then you are required to appear, unless you can make other arrangements (or obtain a court order). Postponements are commonly granted. Be sure to confirm in writing the new date or...Read more »
Vehicle Code section 21663 specifically references motor vehicles. Even if a bicycle fits the definition of "motor vehicle", negligence in California is comparative. That means someone can be less than 100% at fault, and if so, still be able to get some compensation for their injuries. So if the...Read more »
I received this notice last week from my apartment saying "We will be doing 15 minute inspections from June 24-28 from 9am-7pm. Due to the amount of inspections we will not be making appointments or changing the dates of the inspections." My girlfriend has anxiety and knowing that someone will come... Read more »
Civil Code section 1954 cover the landlord's right to enter a dwelling unit. It does NOT provide for general "inspections". It DOES require that, for any allowed purpose, the specific date and an approximate time be given, and that these be during normal business hours. If a resident is home and...Read more »
I live in California and I might have to break my year lease early on my house that i'm renting. There is no verbage stating in the rental lease agreement say they will do anything if I break it early. If it's not in the lease saying they will do anything if I break the lease early, can I break it... Read more »
No. If you break the lease you will be responsible for contract damages. Typically, for a lease, this would be rent until the place is re-rented, plus any costs associated with re-renting early. If your lease contains an attorney fees clause, you could be responsible for those as well.
Assuming you are the named beneficiary, you can try making a claim. If they deny it, they will give you a reason for the denial. If you suspect the denial is incorrect, contact an attorney right away to preserve your rights.
A stadium (70% public, 30% private ownership) has been hosting electronic music concerts that use amplified sound. These concerts can last for up 10hrs/day for 2 days at a time. Adjacent to the stadium, there are several residential high rise developments that house ~900 people within 400 feet of... Read more »
Those are very high levels, and it is unlikely they actually comply with a rational noise ordinance. Even if these levels are compliant with the local ordinance, that would likely not be a definitive bar to a nuisance action. A successful nuisance suit could result in an award of damages and an...Read more »
She claims I was there I was not, the dog was determined my exs in a court of law. I need to know what kind of a lawyer I need for this I'm having trouble with the legal terms involved. I also need any advice on a lawyer that will take my case pro bono or at least on small payments... this is so... Read more »
If you had homeowner's or renter's insurance at the time of the incident, turn this over to the insurance company right away. They will provide you with a lawyer and defend you. If you did not have insurance, and can not afford an attorney, try legal aid in your county, or your county bar...Read more »
My lease clearly says "Tenant agrees to pay $4,250 per month for the term of the Agreement." And, "This Agreement shall terminate on May 31, 2020." Can I fight this? Is there anything I should be aware that he could do if I don't pay the increase?
An attorney would have to look at the lease to form a definitive opinion, but generally a lease for a set time is a contract which can not be unilaterally changed by one of the parties. It's hard to predict what he could do, since it appears he is not being rational in regard to the rent increase....Read more »
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