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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: My 12 year old son was in a motocycle accident two years ago as the passenger. The Ins was to settle for bodly injury.

They keep using the term minor compromise for Louisiana, What is this and how do I figure this out. The Ins company also ntoed they would hire an attorney free to handle to case and present it to the judge, but thye will not allow me to talk to the laywer until we settle onan amount. It this... View More

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Apr 5, 2024

More information is needed here but if whoever is handling this claim on behalf of your son (since your son is legally not a party since he's a minor) is not a lawyer and/or does not have a lawyer, I strongly recommend that you contact an accident/injury lawyer to discuss options and to get a... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Louisiana on
Q: My Grandparents left a will with the house in Monroe La. to their 2 sons, also on the will is my cousin and myself

before my dad passed (my uncle died 1st) he hired a lawyer and paid to have the house put in his name because he wanted to sell the property. my dad passed and the will has my cousin (my uncles oldest and me, my dads oldest) left on the will, I spoke to the lawyer about my dads passing and he said... View More

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Apr 2, 2024

Sounds like you need to have a longer conversation with the lawyer to get a clearer understanding of what's the holdup here. If yoou are unable to have that conversation with the lawyer, then you may want to consult with a different lawyer in the area. Alternatively, if you have a personal... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Hi! My question is if a child have been living with father for 4yrs can he file for complete custody?

The child is 14yrs old and the mother does not provide anything for the child. The child do visit mother. The mother did loose custody of her oldest child and at one time did not have a permanent address. The father provides shelter, food, clothing and transportation for the child. The mother have... View More

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Apr 2, 2024

What do you mean by "complete custody"---also, what does the current custody order provide---what are the terms? If the child is 14 years old, I think the appropraite thing for you to do is to seek a consult with a family lawyer in your area to discuss the specifics of your current... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: To finalize my divorce, do I have to file a motion for judgment of divorce or just the judgment of divorce?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Mar 28, 2024

Courts in Louisiana are not 100% uniform in how they will grant a divorce, especially if you are not represented. My advice is to call the local bar association and see if they can provide any assistance to you, or if they can recommend an attorney who will meet/consult with you at a reduced rate... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: Im a tenant in Carencro, LA. If I hold out money from next month's rent for a repair I paid for can he evict me?

I notified him he said he sent a work order for the plumber but the plumber came 3 days later my water bill was 130.00 more than average.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Mar 28, 2024

You need to review your lease, if you have one, to determine whether or not you can proceed in the manner you deisre. Normally, unless you have the landlord's permission to decrease that month's rent due to the payment of the bill, you have to pay your monthly rent or you are in breach... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: My grandmother owns inherited property by my great great grandfather she gave legal written permission for me to move on

Now she wants to evict me. What are my legal rights

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Mar 25, 2024

Your post is unclear however the gist is what right do you have to be on the property? Is it written and if so, what are the terms? If there are no terms, then I would assume the owner has every right to ask that you leave and if you fail to do so then you are subject to eviction.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: I got a ticket on my honeymoon in Louisiana and I was in a rental car when I returned the rental car I left ticket.

I cannot find the ticket and I need to get it taken care of because my license is suspended in Texas now where I live.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Mar 20, 2024

Short version is hire a traffic ticket lawyer in the area where the ticket was issued to negotiate a resolution. If you are not sure where the ticket was issued, I suspect if you contact motor vehicles in Texas they can tell you whre in Louisiaina the ticket was issued. If oyu hire a traffic... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can the state of Louisiana charge you with armed robbery, if they don’t have a victim or evidence of armed robbery?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Mar 15, 2024

Can they charge or file a bill of information? They can but it most likely would be defective if they do not have a victim alleged in the bill/charge. That said, if there is no victim and/or no evidence, then the State would not be able to convict ---I would strongly have one involved in this... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Collections for Louisiana on
Q: What can I do if i have a default judgment against me and i had no type of knowledge of this judgement against.
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Mar 13, 2024

You need to immediately discuss this with a lawyer in your area. Depending on when the judgment was signed you may have some appellate rights. If the time period has passed for you to exercise those appeallate rights then you have an option or two but it depends on what happened which would best... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Personal Injury and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: When divorced a settlement was had . But spouse refused to give my share even when my name as her husband was on the sui

Suit. Judgement was 2014 divorced in 2022 AM I entitled by Ohio law my share.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Mar 11, 2024

If the settlement has been signed by a Judge as an Order of the Court or a Judgment of the Court, then return to Court and seek enforcement of the Judgment. If you have an attorney representing you then I advise you to contact said attorney about this. If you did not have an attorney, then please... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: Can the fine for a speeding ticket be considered excessive and reduced?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Mar 8, 2024

Can it? Yes, but not likely. The jurisidiction you are in has a set fine schedule and what other fees/amounts which may be assessed in connection with an adjudication. Unless the Judge has gone in excess of this it is not considered excessive. If you are unable to pay the fine, you can go back... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: How do I donate half of my home that I purchased before I married my wife to her I live in Louisiana I still owe a mortg
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Mar 8, 2024

You can accomplish this via an Act of Donation. If you only do a standard Act of Donation, your wife would not be a party to the mortgage, however your wife would receive whatever it is you are donating (presumably 1/2 interest) subject to the mortgage and/or whatever is in the public record..... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Insurance Bad Faith for Louisiana on
Q: How long does the insurance company have to settle my claim after my car was stolen and recovered?

My car was stolen on January 28th and recovered by police on feb 2nd. Someone had set it on fire. I am completely devastated and have been treated like a criminal by law enforcement from day one. I have corroborated with my insurance company giving them everything they have requested of me. I also... View More

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Mar 5, 2024

You are handling these matters by yourself ---in order to insulate yourself you at a minimum consult with a lawyer in your area to get a better idea of the procedure and process-----and if you so desire (and I do recommend), hire a alawyer to be your representative in this process. He can... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: When in a parking lot with arrows (McD) if you ignore them and hit a car can you be at fault ? Even if you get T-Boned
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Mar 4, 2024

Can you be at fault? Yes you can , however not enough informaation is provided in yoour post to give a more informed reply. I suggest that if you are injured and/or have damages, then you contact an accident/injury lawyer in your area to specifically discuss your matter----most attorneys who... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: If there is no enclosed 6ft fence does this cancel out the Louisiana statute 14:62.4 in relation to being in a backyard?

There was no gate, no barrier walking from sidewalk into the yard. There was only one dilapidated fence (well under 6ft) seperating the neighbors yard on the east side. So the rest of the property was open. Does this fact nullify Louisiana 14:62.4?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Mar 4, 2024

More information is needed to provide a specfici answer----that said, since your post suggests something which already happened and the statute is a criminal statute, I highly recommend that you do not post anything in regards to what happened on a public board such as this-----this cona be... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: How can I get my husband out of jail he is on a probation hold. He doesn't have a court date yet. He owes 1562 dollars

The 1562 dollars is his arrears for probation. And a 725 dollar ticket he had a bench warrant out for. He is willing to go to rehab. I am trying to pay his arrears will that help any

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Feb 26, 2024

If your husband has a probation hold then he will be held until the probation hold is released---usually that involves a hearing before the Judge to determine whether or not the hold is valid and if valid then what punishment to give to your husband for violation of the probation. That said, if... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: Hi I was in a merging accident and I was the driver merging. I was side swiped by a speedin car. how am i at fault

How can I proof they are at fault with no evidence

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Feb 26, 2024

Evidence is in the form of verbal (testimony) and documentary (paper, maps, tapes, records). Being that you were involved in the accident, you should be able to provide testimony so you have evidence. On the other hand, a Judge has to weigh all of the evidence to determine fault/responsibility so... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law, Estate Planning and Probate for Ohio on
Q: My husband died 3 years ago. I have been paying 3 cc s I changed on since then. Can I stop paying? I’m 71 w no assets

These don’t show on my credit report

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Feb 19, 2024

More information is needed here. For example, based on your post, are you suggesting that these 3 credit cards are in your deceased hsuband's name only? Anyway, the short version is that if you stop paying then you are exposed to being potentially sued and the question is whether or not... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Hello, what is the likelihood a male may be granted SPLIT or JOINT custody in Louisiana?

Married for 10 years, child is 7 years old, both would be living locally to child's school, no criminal history for both parents, no history of domestic abuse from either parties, no infidelity on either side, everything is under fathers name, father employed as AVP Branch Manager, Wife... View More

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Feb 16, 2024

All cases are different and depend on the specific facts however the Courts prefer that both parents be involved in the life of the child so based on that, the likelihood of joint custody is high. I am not sure what you mean by SPLIT. If you mean SHARED, then the answer remains the same: the... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Divorced. 50/50 on our children’s expenses, only my ex-spouse turns in reimbursement receipts far beyond her means?

In Shreveport, LA. Our judgement says 50/50, but my ex enrolled our kids in stuff neither of us can afford, and she has admitted she has her parents pay her portion of the expensive tuition she chose because she cannot afford it (neither of us can), while still seeking reimbursement from me. What... View More

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Feb 16, 2024

Sounds like you have an Order from the Court detailing this arrangement----if you had a lawyer involved wit this then speak to your lawyer about these concerns. If you are no longer represented, then you should consult with a family lawyer in your area---that lawyer will want to see the Order in... View More

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