ago and she has not once physically come to get her dog and now is threatening to send sheriff take me to court. Is this a civil matter since no criminal theft occured no police report? Can I defend that Im now primary caregiver and property abandonment? She does have original adoption papers for... Read more »
The only legal defense you have to keep the dog based on your description is if you convince the court she abandoned the dog, or intended to give the dog to you. Get the proof from whomever she told that she had abandoned the dog. That’s an admission against interest. You also have a...Read more »
If my sons father has his wife complete the protective order for him statement and all and he signs it would I be able to get the order dismissed to perjury him saying he completed the form when it’s two different hand writings?
No. Who wrote the statement is not relevant. So long as he signed the petition and made oath or affirmation the the statements were true, the petition is not invalid. Of course, you can cross-examine him about those written statements not being his, and therefore represent his wife’s eye-witness...Read more »
I was granted an interm and a temporary restraining order against my sister-in-law, but the final protective order was dismissed b/c all of my evidence came from my brother-in-law’s phone and he was not present at the hearing (he had given me copies of all of the texts and voicemails).
You can contest it and state it was not dismissed on the merits (I.e., the court did not make a finding that the harassment didn’t happen), but because you didn’t know how to introduce the harassing text messages into evidence, and you as an unrepresented litigate we’re unfamiliar with the...Read more »
Do we have to sell the house to pay 4000 in credit card debt? My mom and I would like to take over the house. Brother doesn't want anything and all my dad had was the house. He took my mom's name off of the deed in 2001. We don't know why. We don't want to loose our home.
Discuss this with a lawyer. One option: Wait 6 months after date of death before opening the estate, and do not talk to the credit card companies or volunteer that he died, just stop making payments and ignore their calls. After 6 months open the estate and if the credit card companies file claims...Read more »
A lawyer can appear for you without you being present. This is a 5 point offense. It does look better if you appear in person, but I have appeared for numerous clients who were from out of state and travel back was just too expensive and time consuming so that was never held against them. You’ll...Read more »
We have a court signed Settlement Agreement granting "joint legal custody." The order outlines that I have unlimited access and visitation rights to our children. However, the former wife routinely states that "you are not their parent, I am." When I press visitation issues,... Read more »
File a motion to enforce court order/settlement agreement, and for contempt. Ask further for a set schedule of visitation, or to modify custody to make you the primary custodian since she is not allowing access.
Contact the circuit court law library in the county or City of Baltimore where you live to see if they have the old volumes of the Code you are looking for; or you may contact the Maryland Department of Legislative Services, which archives all the laws....Read more »
An acquaintance of mine (I’ll call him Ted) acquired two rental properties, one in Baltimore City and one in Baltimore County. After Ted's original business partner fell through (due $ and COVID), Ted asked if I could provide the money to convert both properties into multi-unit dwellings and... Read more »
See a lawyer familiar with real estate and business before you agree to anything like this. Not enough information to evaluate whether this is a good economic deal for you, but that depends on Ted's equity position in the properties (FMV less debt owed). But he expects you to fund major...Read more »
You are asking a statute of limitations question regarding Tennessee law, so you need to ask this for a Tennessee lawyer to respond to and not a Maryland lawyer. That said, most statutes of limitations are measured in a single digit number of years, on the lower end of the number scale (2-3 years,...Read more »
District court proceedings are recorded. When a matter is being reviewed, the audio recording generally is ordered on a compact disk (“cd”) either to have an official written transcript of the proceedings prepared, or so that it can be listened to by the reviewing court and parties.
If a contract says that a buyer has to "secure financing" by X date what is the actual interpretation of that? Do they need to be able to close the loan and sale or just show they have applied for a loan or just a pre-approval?
You did not identify the section of the traffic code or the description of the charged offense. All moving violations carry points—generally, violations of rules of the road, such as speeding, failure to stop at a stop sign, unsafe lane change, etc. The amount of points vary depending on the...Read more »
Once your license is suspended or revoked in one state, no other state will issue you a license until you reinstate your privilege in the state where you’re suspended or revoked. This is the interstate compact adopted in all but three states, but even in those three states you are unlikely to get...Read more »
Lawyer said I should get much more money. My Car was totaled, lost consciousness, peed on myself, broke my wrist & tailbone & had surgery. I was out of work for over 6 months & had rehab for 4 months. My medical bills were way over $30K which my mother & her insurance paid. Lawyer... Read more »
Did the policy of insurance covering the vehicle you were riding in have underinsured motorists coverage that exceeds $30,000? Or were you separately insured under another policy that has such coverage? If so, you can make a claim for the excess coverage. There is a specific means for pursuing an...Read more »
of privacy. She was yelling at me on my doorstep and there were people in the neighborhood out and about. Although we were in public, we were on private property owned by the condominium that I live in.
Can I use this recording because there was no reasonable expectation of privacy as it... Read more »
The recording is illegal regardless of anyone’s expectation of privacy. Maryland is a two-party consent state when it comes to audio recordings. Period. If you admit to having made this recording (you posted this question on a public forum) you are admitting to committing a crime. In a civil...Read more »
After talking with a chief of police in the state of PA, they told me that police cannot enforce an executive order as it is not a law. They said code enforcement and municipal authorities can but not police. Therefore how could one get jail time for violating an executive order?
You have asked this question under Maryland law, not Pennsylvania law. In Maryland, the state legislature passed a statute many years ago making it a misdemeanor offense to violate an executive order relating to a public health emergency. It carries a $1,000 fine and up to 1 year in jail. It is...Read more »
Her uncle came and took all of his personal property vehicles etc.. she was distraught over the loss s he retained a lawyer to stop uncle from taking money Wich is 1.8 million dollars the lawyers told her they would release some monies to her because she has to live and pay bills and eat and now... Read more »
I assume her father died in Maryland, as you asked this under Maryland law, although your geographic location is listed as California. She needs to immediately petition to open an estate and be appointed Personal Representative. She also needs a lawyer. Based on your facts, with no will, her...Read more »
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