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Q: Does an HOA board have the right to let landscaping just die and quit maintaining it?

My HOA board has cut off all maintenance to a grassy area outside my condo. No more watering, mowing, and blowing and picking up debris that falls from trees outside my door. The area is becoming a giant dirt patch, and an eyesore. Javelina already came around my place, but now that they have a... View More

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Q: What do I do about joint ownership of a car after a break-up?

I am about to go through a break up of my current abusive relationship but the car is primarily in his name. I'm thinking of doing a silent exit of just leaving while he is at work but I'm scared he might call the police and report the car stolen as his name comes first on the title.... View More

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Q: Is there a way to get the primary to sign a contract so they won't be involved in any future plans I have for the car?

I want to get my car refinanced, but I am not the primary. I make all the payments, am the one driving and maintaining it. I want to see if I can get the primary to sign a contract and have it notarized to where they will not be involved if I ever decide to refinance, sell or trade it. Verbally,... View More

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Q: I have a solar company that has admitted fault to roof damage. I do not want panels back on my roof! I'm in a lease??

Can the solar company force me to put the panels back on my roof? There's been negligence, poor workmanship, unprofessionalism, broken trust with the company. I'm in a lease with the panels but leases are made to be broken.

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Apr 2, 2024

Have the contact reviewed by an experienced attorney to determine your rights in addition to claims for their negligence

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Small Claims for Arizona on
Q: won a judgement of $2,184.23. Can not get man to pay, what does it cost to try and collect?

Man does not answer phone, text and emails. However, he has in the past replied with a nasty message. I think he works under an umbrella name.

1 Answer | Asked in Collections and Contracts for Arizona on
Q: Can a collection agency proceed with a default hearing after a payment arrangement was agreed to and payments were made?

In January, I was served by a collection agency. I contacted them and agreed to a payment arrangement. I’ve made a payment in January and in February, both on time, and noticed that the agency proceeded to file for a default judgment after I’ve made on time payments and agreed to a payment... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Mar 7, 2024

Yes unless there was a specific agreement not to do so. You can file a motion to set aside the judgment.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Contracts for Arizona on
Q: How can I get my ex partner to pay me on a car lease we have together?

My ex partner and I paid off a truck together and when we separated we agreed he would keep the truck and we took out another car together so that I could drive . He said he would help me with payments but after we got it he said he wasn’t going to help me anymore . I only have text messages... View More

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answered on Feb 28, 2024

Here are a few options to try to get your ex partner to pay for their share of the car lease:

1. Send a formal demand letter stating they agreed to pay for half the lease and you have text message evidence of this agreement. Set a deadline for their payment and state you will pursue legal...
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Q: I have storage unit which i have until today empty it I found out last night it was on there aucton sight list in might

Have sold I have a email from them stating I have untiL today to get it in I have a picture of it be auctioned off by them is there anything I can do

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

If your storage unit was listed for auction without your knowledge or consent, it's essential to take immediate action to address the situation. Start by reaching out to the storage facility to discuss the matter and express your concerns. Provide any documentation you have, such as the email... View More

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Q: I live in Arizona. We got solar panels and First rain our roof leaked. Can I sue? They don’t want to fix it.

They state the issue was there before the solar panels. Our house was brand new built in 2020 manufactured home. We had bad storms before that caused no leak. The first rain after the solar panel installation, our roof started leaking out of our smoke detector. They got on the roof and stated... View More

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answered on Jan 29, 2024

In Arizona, if your roof started leaking after the installation of solar panels and the company refuses to accept responsibility, you have several legal options. First, review your contract with the solar panel company to understand any warranties or clauses regarding damage during installation. If... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Divorce and Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: I need a lawyer to write up a demand letter.

I'd rather explain in person if I could bc it'd be a lot easier. Bc there is a lot involved and not sure what direction to go with this issue. Civil Rights, Domestic Violence, interference with business relationships, Cyber stalking, Hacking, spying, tampering with personal properties,slander

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 6, 2024

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. It could be difficult for attorneys here to offer their services or a consult, as you mention your preference to explain in person. You'd need to reach out to attorneys. In addition to your own independent... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Medical Malpractice for Arizona on
Q: In a demand letter, how to present incurred expenses and economic damages? List exactly the hours, date, receipts?
Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jan 10, 2024

I have found to be most effective, as much detail as possible. But, it is important that all supporting documentation to prove the damages be included.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Arizona on
Q: Hi. I recently signed a co tract with a mktg company and before I did I was told something else. Can I get out if it

The person for the company told me something v different than was in the contract.

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answered on Jan 4, 2024

If you believe the marketing company misrepresented the terms before you signed the contract, there may be grounds to contest it. Misrepresentation can occur when false statements or promises are made to induce someone into a contract.

First, review the contract thoroughly to understand its...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Estate Planning, Family Law and Real Estate Law for Arizona on
Q: My brother's girlfriend physically produced a quitclaim signature two days before his passing in a hospice facility.

She payed $1,000 to have a notary present and legalize the quitclaim of his house, everything in it and a wishlist of his financial accounts to be used to support her. This was witnessed by my living brother and sister. When they asked what the signatures where for, she said they were just papers... View More

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answered on Dec 17, 2023

Among other considerations, your brother had to knowingly know what he was doing without undue influence. It sounds like there may be issues with this transfer. You may want to consult with an experienced probate litigation attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Real Estate Law and Workers' Compensation for Arizona on
Q: I have some really insane thoughts right now due to to my only moderately maintained BP disorder. I would love to discus

I currently want to fight the entire tech industry because my rights to my privacy and my data and my sovereignty is being impeached every day and I have receipts and I'm ready to stand up in front of a judge and preach my case. I'd love to write it out to you.

Joel Friedman
Joel Friedman
answered on Oct 5, 2023

This question came into the workers' compensation category. It does not appear to related to a work injury and you should limit your inquiry to employment law.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Construction Law for Arizona on
Q: What recourse do I have with sub-contractors who require a deposit but do not perform in a timely manner?

I am building a single family residence. Currently I have an engineer who took a deposit but is not performing, or responding. Small claims court the only choice? What about other contractors down the road? Maybe need a contract to cover myself.

Peter H. Westby
Peter H. Westby
answered on Oct 3, 2023

This is a complicated matter. There are many things you need to do to protect yourself. Using a good contract with the general contractor is a first step. If you are acting as the general contractor, having good contracts with the contractors you hire is important. As for the engineer you... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Elder Law and Identity Theft for Arizona on
Q: Who can i have look at this durable POA document that my mom signed for my sister in law and my brother? It looks wrong.

The only signature that's legit is my mom's 1 signature. And the 2 disinterested witnesses signatures are done by the same person. Who happens to be my sister in laws best friend. And I've never seen a notary that has handwriting like a child's. And all of the initials are not... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Sep 29, 2023

If you have genuine concerns about the authenticity of a power of attorney, particularly one with handwritten and initialed changes, you should decline to accept it and request a clean version whose authenticity you don’t question.

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Q: I am a subcontractor trying to get my retention from the GC. I have been complete with my work for over 120 days

The building is occupied and we bill for retention Months ago. The GC only replys with not funded, and paid when paid. We do not have a lien on this work.

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answered on Sep 27, 2023

Retention is often a sticky issue between subcontractors and general contractors. If you've completed your work and the building is occupied, you may have a strong case for releasing the retention. Arizona has "prompt payment" laws that could be applicable. Since you've not... View More

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