It means that if the executor or administrator were to fail in his duties to the beneficiaries of the probate estate, then the beneficiaries can claim against the bond up to the amount of $300,000. Often the bond is a personal bond with no surety, meaning it is given by the executor or...Read more »
Yes, there is a Rhode Island that allows a common owner to sell the property, by bringing a civil action called a petition for partition and sale. The court will first review whether the property can be divided (partitioned) into a separate parcel of land for the petitioner. If so, then that is the...Read more »
The paper road is woods and swamp, not even a path or dirt road exists. It probably could not be made into a road because of water table. It was platted over 70 years ago. Does the town own the land or just hold a ROW for the property? The other roads in the neighborhood are paved and maintained... Read more »
A paper road remains the town's property even if the town does nothing with it. The town does not have to build a road on it in order to keep it as a paper road. The town retains the option to build a road on the area of the paper road at any time in the future.
Yes, it is true that in Rhode Island the plaintiff's initial complaint that is filed in court should not request a specific dollar amount for personal injuries. But, the plaintiff can ask the defendant or the insurance company for a specific dollar amount in out of court settlement...Read more »
We keep the areas clean, there is nothing she would need access to for any other unit in either area, the lease doesn't state anything about it, we store our eBay store items that we sell in the areas and don't want anyone to have access to these items
Yes, you have to give the landlord a key to the storage room and garage that you are renting from the landlord. Your landlord has a right of access to all areas of the landlord's property that you are renting, and can enter any area on reasonable notice to you.
My parents are selling me a $450,000 house for $250,000. And they want to make sure the value they gift me stays in my name. I do not believe it would be fair to retain the whole house as personal property as I would be bringing $250,000 of debt into the marriage.
Yes, you and your future spouse can get a prenup that says that the gifted portion of the real estate equity shall be allocated to you in the event of divorce. A prenup can allocate your property in any way that the two of you agree upon, within reason.
No citations were issued, however, the other driver's insurer accepted liability. The other driver was a 17 year old boy. Now, It appears that my medical costs may exceed the liability portion of the other driver's parents' policy. If my costs do exceed that limit, how do I obtain... Read more »
Yes, you should contact your own motor vehicle insurance company and discuss with them your underinsured motorist insurance. If there is money under your policy to pay for the amounts beyond the limits of the other driver's policy, then you are fortunate to have those benefits. Although you...Read more »
No, that isn't true. Your uninsured motorist coverage under your motor vehicle insurance policy covers a hit and run as an uninsured motorist claim. You do not have to prove that the unknown person had no insurance.
My mom recently passed away. She did have a Will. My step father is refusing to share her Will with her children. I know there's certain things that belonged to my mom that she inherited from my grandmother that was to be passed along to me when my mom passed. My step father denied me seeing... Read more »
No, you do not have to retain the real estate until the case is done, but there are some things you should do before you sell it. You do need to gather your evidence while it is still fresh, and give the contractor the opportunity to do the same.
First, hire a registered contractor to look...Read more »
Rights of redemption usually refers to a municipal tax sale. The property may have been sold at tax sale and if so then you have a limited period of time to redeem it, by paying off the debt to the person who bought it at tax sale. There are deadlines stated in the notices that you receive. If you...Read more »
Your driveway may be the easement by past agreement. If there is a recorded document that gave the back property an easement across your driveway then that would explain it. The easement passes from owner to owner, and whoever owns the back property holds the easement, has the right. It "runs...Read more »
One of my brothers is considering buying the house. We will naturally charge him a lot less than the appraised price. Does the mortgage go with the house or are we responsible for paying it off before we sell it to him?
Yes, the mortgage goes with the house. He needs to get a mortgage to pay off the existing mortgage plus whatever additional value you and he decide upon as part of your purchase price. And, whoever of you is living at the house now ought to pay the mortgage and insurance for the time being.
The lane was right turn only, with no traffic coming from traffic on the opposite side. The lane was marked at least 100 feet before turn. Front driver stops short. Meant to go straight, but there was no way to go straight in the lane they were in. No turn signals.
Every retirement plan is governed by plan documents. Those documents are summarized by a Summary Plan Description. HR can give you the summary plan description. Also, every retirement plan has a Plan Administrator. Make a request to the Plan Administrator identified in the Summary Plan Description...Read more »
There is a website called the Rhode Island Public Portal that you can use to confirm what they are saying. Maybe when you search you will find the case. Also, if you have any paperwork that has the case number, that would help to identify the case.
My 90 year old dad recently lost his wife of 30 years. When he married her, he moved into her house which was in her name. He has contributed to this house for the 30 years he has lived in it. Deceased wifes children have told him that nothing in the house belongs to him and he is entitled to... Read more »
If the contract states a time of payment, then you can sue at any time after the due date. If there is no due date, then you can sue after a reasonable amount of time has passed. After a reasonable amount of time has passed and no payment, a common practice is to send a second notice. Usually you...Read more »
The life estate might provide some protection. A trust might provide more, especially during your life. But, at some point in the future, if he and she are living there and you have passed on, then he will probably own the property outright. It would be hard at that point for him to prevent her...Read more »
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