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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Louisiana on
Q: My mother left me a small house in her will. She has no other property. How do I get the house in my name?

I just need to know the steps I need to take. I do not live in LA and have to go back to TX Friday.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 27, 2022

Depending on the value of her estate, you might be able to complete this via affidavit. If not, then you would have to open a succession. I would recommend that you hire a succession/probate attorney to do this----it is not worth a title issue in the future because it's not done right at... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: What is the legal definition of contraband outside of a penal institution

It relates to a charge of possession of juvenile pornography on a phone said to be owned by a family member.

0 Answers | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Louisiana on
Q: I need help before October 3,2022 to write an appellate brief and without representation. Where should I start ?

I was granted a restraining order and the person I filed it against has appealed the judges decision. I have over 30 pages of direct contact from this person and police reports filed. I do mot have the means to hire an attorney but do have the deadline and need help urgently

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: I have a property I would like to purchase but is having a hard time getting the tax sale purchase to sale

At the time of the auction the owner had died and her heirs wasn't aware of the sale but is willing to sale to me but can't because the tax sale has 100% but hasn't quiet the title.I have offered him cash and still won't sale he doesn't live in state and the property is now... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 27, 2022

If this property is in Louisiana and you are not in Louisiana and this property is going up for a tax sale, then I strongly recommend that you contact and hire a Louisiana real estate attorney practicing in the local jurisdiction where the tax sale is being held so that you can make sure that all... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Louisiana on
Q: Agency is understaffed; Employer pressured staff to work off the clock, unpaid. Is that illegal on their part or ours?

Employer is a state agency who is aware that classified, hourly, staffers are working off-the-clock to meet their deadlines--to the point of exhaustion. I have documented proof of doing so for over a year. I had to take FMLA leave and then found another job and resigned. Can I sue them?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Louisiana on
Q: If employer owns 2 stores do they have to pay overtime if splitting time between & 2 different checks?

They have me working 50+ hours a week

Charles Joseph Stiegler
Charles Joseph Stiegler
answered on Sep 26, 2022

It is very likely that this is a legal violation which would allow you to recover lost wages and penalties, but I would need a few more facts to know for sure. We've represented workers in similar cases with good results. Feel free to email or call for more information.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Do I need parent permission to get emancipated?
0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: I'm trying to file for emancipation. Although, i'm worried about needing a parent or guardian's permission.

Do I have to have a parent or guardian's permission to be emancipated? I have good reasons as to why I wanna get emancipated. My parent's would never allow it, but I want to get out of their custody as soon as possible. I am 16 years old, i'll be 17 in January of 2023. Thank you for... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: In Lafayette Louisiana can a child custody case be held in a juvenile courtroom if their is no DCFS case open?

Child custody case has been going on since March. I have did everything to prove myself fit and I'm the mother who is fighting my sister whom has guardianship order. Guardianship was granted because i was never severed with a court date and it has been said that i just couldn't be located... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Copyright, Products Liability and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Can police officer tow your vehicle off private property without owner's consent? What can be done?

No cause for pulling me over. I turned into private drive way of friends house. Cops towed my car out the drive way with out my permission. I also didn't have driver license on person, expired paper plates, & no insurance at the time but they said it was because they seen it on the road... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: What is aggravated extortion of a highway of commerce I don't understand what they mean

I'm trying to get a better understanding of what it means.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana on
Q: How do I go by getting financial compensation for vet bills after unleashed dog attacked service dog in our yard

How would I approach this? Husky dog ran up into our yard on our porch attacked my mother service dog, who is a chiweenie on our porch. Dog has broken bones and peritoneal hernia issues pooping etc. Surgery is likely going to be needed for the hernia. All caught on neighbors security system showing... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 26, 2022

You should contact a personal injury lawyer (or a few of them) in your area to discuss the specifics of your matter and what has transpired thus far--I suggest a few because most will provide a free initial consultation. Also, you can contact the owner of the husky dog and and inquire of his... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: Hernia mesh issue, required 2nd surgery, and health issues possibly from years of taking Zantac

1st Hernia surgery was in Alabama and 2nd in Mississippi. Can I still use a lawyer in Louisiana since it's the mesh in question and not the Dr

0 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Louisiana on
Q: I bought a car titled it in my name… I let my son have it.. he allowed his girlfriend to drive it..she stole title

And forged his name and titled it her name .. we had a arrangement in the begging that they would buy car… never paid a dime.. what can I do about it?

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Louisiana on
Q: My ex sister n law and I bought a trailer in 2018. She moved to Indiana. Can I have the title changed to my name?

The food trailer has been sitting on my property not being used for the past 4 1/2 years.

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: I got charged with illegal possession and concealment of firearm and I'm 15,how do i get charges dropped

The gun had no bullets in the chamber it was in my waistline and I only brought it because some people were threatening my life nights before and told me they'd kill me at the street fair where I was found with the gun, I only brought it because I was going to defend myself if they tried to... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: I want to know if my bf regestered here in Louisiana and had a warrent in Texarkana can he pay the warrent?

Can they let him go if he pays the warrent?

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: My car was repoed today. It was taken from a friends gated apartment complex overnight. Are they allowed to do this?

Are they allowed to do this in a gated apartment complex that I don’t even live in?

0 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: My husband went to jail on a domestic abuse battery charge but they charged him with a felony what should I expect?

I got charged with domestic abuse battery misdemeanor and bonded out but his bond still hasn't been set we have a 1 year old daughter together and I don't want him to do any hard time

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