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0 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Animal / Dog Law for Delaware on
Q: My ex bf left his dog at our house it’s been 4 days and no contact about picking her up. When can I keep her legally?

My ex left the house we both are on the lease he has been gone 4 days now and hasn’t tried to contact me at all about picking the dog up she is under his name through where she was adopted but technically is our family dog hence why I’d like to keep her. I’ve been providing food and care for... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Small Claims for Delaware on
Q: My son's ex-girlfriend refuses to pay her obligation of the monthly mortgage and lot rent for which she is listed as

co-owner on the mortgage and signed an agreement to pay lot rent to the mobile home park. She abandoned the home in September 2022. My son is continuing to live there until it is sold. We want to sue her in small claims court for 1/2 the lot rent amount from October-January among other amounts.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith for Delaware on
Q: I have an insurance that is refusing to pay for a benefit I was assured they would pay for before getting it.

I have screenshots and emails saying they will but still deny benefit.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 25, 2023

A Delaware attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. If they issued you a denial form or a denial letter, it's possible those could outline your recourses, in terms of litigation, arbitration, etc. There aren't many details here, but one of your options is... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Delaware on
Q: In Delaware when someone has a no unlawful contact with a victim after sentencing how long does that usually last?

My husband was sentenced 18 months for abuse and the judge changed the no contact order to no unlawful contact he also was level for probation for several months can he reside in my house on probation if I'm the victim in Delaware

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Delaware on
Q: I got my son living with me but I am still paying child support how can I get it stopped so that I can support my son

And how to expedite the custody process the mother got my son taken away by the state

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Delaware on
Q: So I was convicted of a crime in Delaware now Maryland is trying to investigate the same crime

But I didn’t commit this crime in Maryland at all but my co defendant did I wasn’t aware he did so so my question is since this crime happen over 1 1/2 years ago can Delaware probation violate me even tho the crime happen while I wasn’t on probation?

0 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Delaware on
Q: my street legal jet powered motorcycle outputs a bright blue flame, would that be considered a blue light to police?

I also am working on an ion engine that has much less thrust, but the engine puts out a lot of blue light. I know in some states adding blue lights to a vehicle is illegal, but if the light comes from the engine source, would this exhaust count as blue lights being installed?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Real Estate Law for Delaware on
Q: How do I move back into my house after legally being removed from it. I own the home.

Hello i just finished a pfa order that was in effect for 2yrs and have been out of my home since. Case was dismissed and my ex who's been living there doesn't want me to come back refuses to pay rent and won't leave voluntarily. We have no verbal or written arrangements for her to be... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
answered on Dec 19, 2022

Suing her for possession ("eviction") is in order if you are the owner. If someone else owns it with you, then you may file suit for a Sale For Partition. Your lawyer should have already had you ready to do this when the opportunity arose. She will be going after you for child support,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Delaware on
Q: If I am inventor on a patent owned by the corporation I work for and the patent gets licensed, am I entitled to paymnt?

I live in the state of Delaware and am an inventor on a patent owned by my company (they are a non-profit and they applied for the patent; I did the work during my employment with them). The patent is going to be licensed by a company. I want to know whether I have legal grounds for compensation... Read more »

Cameron Tousi
Cameron Tousi
answered on Oct 21, 2022

You've asked an important question, that comes up often with employees, and the answer is somewhat complicated.

In their employment agreements, many employers these days require new employees to assign any and all rights to their new inventions to the company. They also typically...
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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Delaware on
Q: Repocession help

I have a loan in Pa, but moved to De, which repo laws are inforced

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 4, 2022

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Delaware on
Q: What are my rights on a house if I am on the deed but not the mortgage?
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jul 13, 2022

If you are the grantee on a Deed then you own some interest or the Fee Simple Absolute Estate in the real property. The Mortgage/Deed of Trust is a recorded security instrument against the land, securing the repayment of the Note. If you own it, then it is SUBJECT TO THE Mortgage. But unless... 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


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


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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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Delaware on
Q: Does my state's "Doctrine of Necessaries" mean I, unemployed, can't expect a ch7 discharge if my spouse makes an income?

I'm very confused by Delaware state code's "duty to support" clause and how it applies to my bankruptcy case. The clause says each spouse has the duty to support the other, so my wife is technically responsible for my ER bills? But the subsequent clause states that this duty... Read more »

W. J. Winterstein Jr.
W. J. Winterstein Jr.
answered on Sep 14, 2021

Section 109 of the Bankruptcy Code determines who is eligible for relief under each of the different bankruptcy "chapters", e.g., 7, 13, 11, etc.

Federal law, it is often said, is the "supreme law of the land", and that is certainly true where a determination of who may...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Federal Crimes, International Law and Small Claims for Delaware on
Q: I need help suing Puerto Rico

I live in Delaware I am the father of four daughters who live in Puerto Rico in 2008 for which a pension was fixed for me in 2011 in 2019 my eldest daughter turned 21 years old and still continues to pay the pension in in 2019 and second daughter left home and still continues to pay the pension in... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 21, 2021

You might have better chances of a response with this question if you reposted under Puerto Rico. Your post remains open for two weeks. Even though you're in Delaware, it sounds like Puerto Rico is where the pension originates from. There is not a section here for Pensions, but you could try... Read more »

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