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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: My brother has a domestic abuse case she signed to affidavit of non prosecution what can be done to get this thrown out
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Feb 7, 2023

The prosecutor or District Attorney's office has the final say on all matters forwarded to it. The office will (should) take into considered that drop charge/affidavit of non-prosecution in deciding whether or not to formally file charges. If the accused has or can afford to hire an attorney,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: Do the By-Laws and the Rules and Regulations of an HOA have to be publicly recorded in Louisiana to be enforceable or

is it just the Restrictive Covenants that must recorded with the Clerk of Court?

Thank you very much,

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Feb 7, 2023

In answer to your question, I contend it is just the covenants which are required to be recorded with the Clerk of Court. On the other hand, if the HOA has non-recorded rules and regulations, then it certainly should notify new property owners of its existence and have some sort of mechanism to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Hello, i would like to know how and if i can obtain power of attorney for my son who is incarcerated. Its for medical re
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Feb 7, 2023

You can if your son signs the paperwork giving you power of attorney. If your son refuses to do so and you believe your should have some sort of equivalent of a power of attorney over him, then you should consult with an attorney in your area who handles interdictions to see whether or not that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: My brother was charged with domestic abuse a affidavit of non prosecution was signed because she wants to drop the charg
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Feb 7, 2023

The prosecutor or District Attorney's office has the final say on all matters forwarded to it. The office will (should) take into considered that drop charge/affidavit of non-prosecution in deciding whether or not to formally file charges. If the accused has or can afford to hire an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Probate for Wisconsin on
Q: My husband's father passed away in May 2022 in Texas, with no will. Does my husband have any right to his estate.

My husband was the only child, and his father was remarried. At the time of his passing his step- mother said my husband would get about $30,000 from his JP morgan account and since then she has made her son from a different marriage power of attorney. The stepmother now acts like she never said... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Feb 1, 2023

You should contact a probate lawyer who practices in or near the city/county your father-in-law passed. Discuss in detail your situation and see what said lawyer advises. It is worth the cost of a consultation to get information. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Health Care Law and Municipal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Who insures the Parish Coroner for Malpractice or breach of duty to investigate a mandatory autopsy death?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 27, 2023

I am not certain there is a requirement for insurance, however if the coroner does obtain insurance, either the office of the coroner or the parish in which the coroner is located would most likely obtain the insurance as there is no requirement that each coroner be insured by the same insurance... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: In the "Louisiana HOA Laws", it states that "The CCR's (Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions) are publicly recorded

deed restrictions. The Bylaws are the rules and regulations for management and administration. The Resolutions are additional rules and regulations that the association may adopt." There is no mention of the Bylaws and Rules having to be publicly recorded. Farther down under "Are HOA... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 27, 2023

Someone else may give you a more direct answer to your question, however, I think more information is needed and I would also suggest that depending on the your specific situation, then perhaps some discretion (no matter the answer) might be in order. That is, while ignorance is not usually a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Colorado on
Q: Careless driving fine with a date to appear in court. First ever offense will there be jail time?

Hit another vehicle but no one was injured.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 26, 2023

More information is needed, however if it's a garden variety careless operation citation, you should not be facing any jail time. That said, any moving traffic citation (which careless operation is), can impact your insurance rates and thus, your pocket book monthly, for a few years so I... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can a naked owner of a property be homeless

Usufruct has there own home and is not living at the jome in question

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 26, 2023

Yes, a naked owner can in general be homeless, however, what I would suggest is the naked owner seek a consult with a lawyer, discuss the current situation and see what, if anything, can be done to perhaps change the circumstances.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: How do I challenge a wrongful ticket that was given to me in the Harris County court? Thanks

I got a ticket where police told me you did not stop when turning right, which I did but at the time did not want to argue with him. When I got the citation from him, I saw he mentioned ran a red light.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 26, 2023

On your court date go to Court and let the prosecutor know you are challenging/contesting the ticket. Better yet, contact a local traffic ticket attorney to represent you and possibly go to you on your behalf. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Colorado on
Q: Must an HOA provide monthly bank statements to owners within an HOA?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 20, 2023

If the governing documents specifically state this, then yes but it is highly unlikely that it does. On the other hand, you have a right to inspect the books---I would recommend that you contact a local HOA/real estate lawyer and sit down and discuss the specifics of your dispute and then decide... Read more »

4 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: Defendant found math/fact errors in the Stipulation after Judge signed it.

The plaintiff made the stipulation to settle down something and the defendant signed on it. The defendant had the Judge signed on it 2 weeks later as well. Unfortunately, the defendant realized there were errors in the stipulation at the moment the Judge signed it.. The defendant didn't find... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 20, 2023

If defendant is represented by a lawyer then speak to the lawyer immediately----if no lawyer is involved, then I highly recommend that the defendant immediately contact a lawyer to discuss the specifics of this and determine how to proceed further. Any lawyer will need a copy of the document in... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Am I required by the courts in Louisiana w/notice of deposition of opposing party, and not have any legal consequences.
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 20, 2023

Your post is missing something which does not allow one to attempt to answer your question.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Construction Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can dotd and contractor be liable for damage to my car from road construction

I bought a car December of 20, in March of 21 I ended up in some road construction work that we were being flagged to drive through. I proceeded to drive through like normal. Until my serpentine belt started squealing pretty much immediately and I asked the flag boy what was that down on the road?... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 20, 2023

Your post suggests that the date of incident is in the year 2021----is that correct? If so, you may be out of time as in Louisiana you have 1 year from the date of incident in which to file your tort claim. If you did file a lawsuit and you have a lawyer representing you in said lawsuit then... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: How to leave a home with no deed to a grandchild in Louisiana.

The home owners built their home with cash and the home has never had a mortgage. Therefore there has never been a deed recorded on the home. They wish to leave the home and adjacent buildings to a specific grandchild. How do they go about this?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 20, 2023

If the owners want to leave the property to a specific grandchild, then they either have to sell/donate the property before their death or do it via a will. As attorney Tournet mentioned, please reach out to a local succession/estate planning/will lawyer in your area-----this is doubly important... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: Arabic speaking lawyer in Baton Rouge
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 13, 2023

Call the Baton Rouge Bar Association (225-344-4803) or the Louisiana State Bar Association (800-421-5722) and ask if they can provide you with contact information for the type of lawyer you are seeking. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Georgia on
Q: I will like to know how to seek legal representation about a situation I recently had regarding wrongful termination

I will like to know how to seek legal representation about a situation I recently had regarding wrongful termination by retaliation. I made a complaint to my manager regarding the passive-aggressive behavior and possible discrimination of a QA lead. Unfortunately, the very next day, I was... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 11, 2023

Use the Justia Find a Lawyer tab and search for employment and/or labor law attorneys in your area---call a few for a consultation and then proceed accordingly. Some of the lawyers will charge you for a consult and others may not so I would find that out when you first contact them. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Massachusetts on
Q: I was adopted at 15 years old do I have any legal claims against my biological mother's estate
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 11, 2023

You very well may however some laws vary from state to state (jurisdiction to jurisdiction) and I would recommend that you contact a probate lawyer in your state to discuss this further. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law on
Q: I was adopted at 15 do I have legal rights to my biological mothers estate
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 11, 2023

You very well may however some laws vary from state to state (jurisdiction to jurisdiction) and I would recommend that you contact a probate lawyer in your state to discuss this further. Good luck.

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: If i am the victim of an attack, and want the attacker to pay for damages, is the attacker entitled to itemized receipts

This was a dog attack. my dog sustained most of the injuries.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 10, 2023

In a court of law, you will have to prove each and every element of your case, which in this context means that any monies/reimbursement you are seeking needs to be proven to be related to the incident. If the attacker contends that what you have provided is insufficient (and a Court agrees) then... Read more »

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