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1 Answer | Asked in Collections and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: I received tickets back in 2017&2018 they are sent to a collection agency in Texas. What should i do??
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Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Oct 22, 2021

You should contact a lawyer and provide more information to the lawyer, such as what type tickets, the status of the tickets, where and who issued the tickets, and what you are trying to accomplish at this time. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: My underage son had a baby with a 20 year old girl. I want to get legal papers for custody so my son can see his child
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Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Oct 20, 2021

Hire a family/child custody attorney to file the paperwork. That said, also ask the attorneys you consult and/or hire about all issues of these type decisions so that you and your son are aware of everything.

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning for Louisiana on
Q: When executor, unmarried no children dies does mother take over ?

Where does a mother begin ? A firm has most recent will.

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Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Oct 20, 2021

This sounds like there may be some contested issues----if so, I recommend that you contact a successions/probate attorney in your area to ask specific questions and the attorney can also ask you specific questions so that you can get specific information about your situation. Good luck.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: If I pay a speeding ticket before the court date will it still go on my driver record?

A officer had told me, I'm just curious to know for sure.

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Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Oct 22, 2021

Before you pay a traffic ticket, you should contact a traffic ticket lawyer in the area where the ticket was issued and discuss what he can do about the ticket. Sometimes (many times) it is better to pay a lawyer now to represent you on the ticket than have a ticket go on your driving record and... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I am trying to get my divorce but can't afford to at the moment my wife is in prison n and I want custody

I believe my child is being mental state of mind depressed that she can't come here . My wife n I bn separated 3 yrs

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Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Oct 14, 2021

Call the Louisiana State Bar Association or the Bar Association in the parish you reside and ask if they have a list of attorneys who might be willing to provide you legal services at a reduced rate or pro bono.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Family Law and Government Contracts for Louisiana on
Q: What are the possible outcomes if i was to go to court and are there any alternatives to going to court?
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Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Oct 13, 2021

Not enough information is provided in this post----are you in criminal or civil court? If civil, what type case is this? This is necessary information to properly respond---my suggestion is that you consult with a lawyer in your area and discuss the specifics with him. Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Louisiana on
Q: I live in louisiana who do i give my parents living will to? Dad died a few months ago and mother died friday.
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Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Oct 13, 2021

I recommend you contact & meet a probate/successions lawyer in your area and in your meeting discuss the specifics of your situation----and how to close out the estates of both of your parents----good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce on
Q: The divorce decree states "Plaintiff will retain the parties' real property in her name as her sole and separate proper"

I did sign a quit claim for the property. But I believe that she should have already refinanced in her name. 2018. What motion do I file/

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Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Oct 13, 2021

Did you have a lawyer representing you in regards to your family/divorce matter? If so, please make contact and discuss this with your lawyer as he is most likely in the best position to answer these questions. If you did not have a lawyer represent you, then I recommend that you use... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Louisiana on
Q: My daughter and I have 16 acres together that is undivided. Basically the line goes right through my living room.

Can she sell her part without my consent

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Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Oct 12, 2021

In order to really answer this question, one should review what is actually owned by you and by her and what, if any, restrictions exist as to selling the property. Once that is done, then one needs to determine what effect, if any, goes to any verbal agreements made between the two of you as to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: I’m not sure what kind of lawyer I need. I’m suing my university for slander and emotional trauma.

Loyola University sent out an email insinuating that the bartenders at TJ Quill’s are serving college kids roofied drinks. This statement was made before the official police raid and investigation began at TJ Quills. I, along with three other fellow students, are 4 of the 12 bartenders that work... Read more »

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Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Oct 12, 2021

Contact a personal injury attorney in your area--anyone you contact ask for his experience with defamation cases specifically.

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith for Louisiana on
Q: With the revised statute 9:2800.17 does that also apply to hail damaged vehicles?
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Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Oct 12, 2021

That is a good question. I am inclined to say that unless you can show the the damage caused by the hail was due to the negligence of a 3rd party, then there is no recovery for diminution in value claim. Another way to look at this is that if you are making the claim against your own insurance... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: If I hot stopped because the officer said I didn't have a seat belt and I don't sign ticket do I go to court

Is my ticket dismissed? What happens if he writes refusual?

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Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Oct 6, 2021

Yes, you have to go to court. The ticket is issued to you in lieu of your being taken into custody. Your signature acknowledges this. Your refusal could have resulted in your being taken into custody. In this instance, he wrote refusal as "his notes" to indicate that he... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Louisiana on
Q: I am being sued by Road Home in reference to their Elevation Incentive Grant. The time to pursue has expired.

I have documentation that details the timeline of their communication with me. I cannot act as my legal defense. I need pro bono or reduced fee legal defense.

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Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Oct 6, 2021

Contact the local bar association or the Louisiana State Bar association and ask them for contact information for a pro bono or modest means program.

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith for Louisiana on
Q: Is there treble damages against insurance companies in the state of Louisiana if so what is the civil statue
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Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Oct 6, 2021

I think more information is needed to properly answer this. That said, I would not say there are treble damages available, however, depending on the circumstances, an insurance company can be found liable for attorney's fees, penalties and interest for bad faith actions---two statutes which... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Civil Litigation for Louisiana on
Q: Does this law apply to reinstated HOA? We had our HOA reinstated with no vote by a self elected board after 7 years.

HOA was dissolved in 2013. Now new self elected president wishes to enact rules. Most of neighborhood does not know HOA was reinstated. It was revealed only on an nextdoor web app. Question is in reference to RS 12.1-1444

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Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Oct 6, 2021

I would advise that one first looks at the covenants and restrictions of the subdivision and see whether or not a HOA was initially discussed. If there is no mandatory HOA, then I would think the property owners would not be subject to the HOA. Further, you may want to consider consulting/hiring... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: I’ve been charged with RS 14 56.4 D and I live in California. What do I do ? Is this a felony charge ?
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Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Oct 6, 2021

La. R.S. 14:56D is a felony crime. Do not post the facts or your version on a public forum because it can be considered as a statement by you. I suggest you contact a few criminal defense lawyers in Louisiana and hire the one with whom you are most comfortable. Many criminal defense lawyers... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Real Estate Law and Construction Law for Louisiana on
Q: A signed a contingency contract with 2 different contractors to do repairs after hurricane IDA . Will both be binding?

Does the first signed contract negate the second. Are will I be held to both ? What are my rights to cancel in Louisiana ?

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Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Oct 6, 2021

More information to properly answer this question is needed and most likely a proper answer can only be provided if one were to review both contracts. If this the situation where the same parties wrote up 1 contract and then agreed to write up a 2nd contract? Or is the property owner party to... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: Do you have to use your turn signal to change lanes in Mississippi?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Oct 6, 2021

Yes, it's the law.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: I was driving down the interstate and noticed a cop sitting outside their jurisdiction

Cool sitting outside his jurisdiction followed me until I was in his jurisdiction to pull me over for tint. I asked why he was sitting outside his jurisdiction and he replied that he had to turn around somewhere

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Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Oct 6, 2021

I agree with attorney Badeaux--additionally, is your tint illegal-----if so, unless you have a legal reason to have your tint at that degree, I would remove the tint as well.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Georgia on
Q: Do I have to provide the defendant with my evidence when they’re served?

I filed a claim online against an insurance company, and provided evidence with my claim. The claim was accepted and now I’m seeking a process server to serve the register agent of this business.

My question is when I have the person served do I have to also provide them with the... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Aug 27, 2021

Why don't you have a lawyer representing you? Is this a case of supposed no insurance by the at fault driver?

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