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0 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Delaware on
Q: Why do people who live in mobile homes have to pay property and school taxes along with property rent each month.

The land doesn't belong to the mobile home owner. Why pay taxes once a year on land that's not theirs?

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Land Use & Zoning for Delaware on
Q: Tree roots from my property might be going under my neighbor's driveway. Can he force me to cut it down?

My neighbor wants to replace his driveway and has been pressuring us to do the same (to keep costs down, I assume). I don't want to do this.

Today he started complaining that a tree on our property has roots that are going under his driveway and might be causing cracks. I've... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Delaware on
Q: My landlord didn’t return our security deposit or provide a detailed list of deductions within 20 days. Next steps?

We asked him about it and he is now saying the “repairs” cost above and beyond the deposit. He listed things and none seem to be legit charges. He’s now saying we can take him to court and he will file to get all the money paid to him above the deposit.

0 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning for Delaware on
Q: Isitlegalforsussexcountytocombinemy2 parcelsofland without notification to me. Both parcels are side by subdivision plat

I was never notified that these 2 parcels were combined by the County and now I'm being required to submit a new subdivision request in order to have them subdivided back into single parcels. They were deeded as separate lots on original plat and deed

0 Answers | Asked in Education Law for Delaware on
Q: A school in Ohio had a “fire drill” which instead of a fire drill there was a threat to the school.

Some of the ap kids were testing when it happened and they were left in the school instead of evacuated

0 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Delaware on
Q: Hello just had surgery in APRIL 14, 2022 , I have a short term disability claim in already , can someone help me get pay

Opening a Aflac claim , just making sure I did everything to get the most when I am out of work from carpal tunnel release surgery , I put in for it to be pay by work compensation

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Delaware on
Q: What is age of consent in delaware

I like this girl but shes 16 and im 19, are we allowed to have sexual contact. I just dont wanna get in trouble

0 Answers | Asked in Adoption for Delaware on
Q: Is a petition required to terminate parental rights for a child OVER the age of 18 prior to the adoption hearing?

Child is 21. Bio Dad and myself ( Dad's girlfriend and co parent since child was 8 years of age ). Judge says notice is required to the Bio Mom. Legal feedback that I seeked says otherwise, and that notice is not required bc child is an adult. What is accuarte? And where would I find the law... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Delaware on
Q: My sister gun

I once was arrested in her car because her other gun was in it and the case was closed chargers was drop and they gave her gun back…..My sister owned a gun and the police pulled us over and found a bullet in the car and they asked her where’s the gun she stated in her room she once’s resident... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Delaware on
Q: Can a commissioner extend a consented pfa for 1 year without a new consent ?

Ex filed a pfa in February last year . There was no trial but instead a consent was put in place for 1 year with no findings of abuse .

2 days before it ends in February this year she tries to file contempt and an extention . The commissioner did not find me in contempt but extended the... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Delaware on
Q: Can I get my money back when I file a motion to revoke bail?

I bailed someone out of jail last year and the case is still going on. I don’t trust them anymore and they have been breaking probation. I have a hearing in two days to request a motion to revoke bail. Will I get all the money I paid (cash) in bail back? I’m in Delaware. Will I possibly lose... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Delaware on
Q: My car was parked in front of a grocery store with my mom in the car. A commercial van had backed into us.

The driver I believe is uninsured as he said he would pay for the damages. The driver also has a temporary license. We did not file a police report. The driver does not own the company vehicle but does work for the company. There is video footage of my car getting hit Infront of the grocery store.... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Mar 16, 2022

Since most attorneys who practice accident/injury law will provide a free consultation, I would recommend that use the Justia Find an Attorney tab and search for accident/injury lawyers in your area----call a few of them, set up consultations, and after meeting with 1 or more of them, then decide... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Delaware on
Q: Can you file for bankruptcy if none of your bills f your bills are in collections
W. J. Winterstein Jr.
W. J. Winterstein Jr. answered on Feb 6, 2022

Yes.

There are two basic tests for whether one is bankruptcy-

1. Inability to pay debts as they become due, and

2. If the total amount of your debts exceeds the total value of your assets.

Eligibility for specific chapters of bankruptcy are set forth in Section 109 of the Bankruptcy Code.

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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright for Delaware on
Q: I'm developing a game and will be parodying famous locations.

Will changing a letter in name and their specialty be good enough to not get any kind of copyright claim or some kind of takedown request? Think in the style of the Grand Theft Auto video game series by Rockstar.

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Dec 28, 2021

Depends.

You should consult with an attorney.

Using names of public common places may not be an issue.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Delaware on
Q: Can I apply for US Citizenship with a Lost Green Card?

Recently I have lost my Green Card at the Philadelphia International Airport. My question is can I apply for Naturalization process with a lost Green Card? I do have scanned copy of the Green Card, and a Police File Report for the incident. Before I incur the I 90 cost, I wanted to verify whether I... Read more »

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury answered on Dec 22, 2021

Yes. As long as your green card is valid at the time that you apply for Citizenship and you have a copy of the front and back of it to submit with your naturalization application, you are ok to apply. Best wishes!

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Delaware on
Q: Is a vehicle with an outstanding loan an estate asset in Delaware?
Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Dec 1, 2021

I do not practice in Delaware, but everywhere that I do practice, yes, a vehicle with an outstanding loan is both an estate asset (as to the value of the vehicle) and an outstanding estate debt (as to the outstanding balance of the loan).

This type of asset generates all kinds of issues...
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