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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Consumer Law and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can You name institutions or addresses in Louisiana or internet for expropriation in Chicago?

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

my girlfriend living in Louisiana inherits a piece of land in Chicago that the city or state of Illinois wants to expropriate to build a school on.

As I understand it, the court is asking my girlfriend to receive $36,000 as compensation for the inheritance... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 17, 2022

You will eventually need an attorney in Chicago if this matter goes to litigation but you may also want a Louisiana atty to assist you with this---use the Justia FIND A LAWYER tab and search for Chicago and Louisiana expropriation attorneys--contact/consult with a few of them ad then hire the one... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: My stepmother is trying to buy me out but she hast to refinance the house to get the money and asked me to sign a paper

She asked me to sign paperwork relinquishing my rates what do I do

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Jan 15, 2022

DO NOT SIGN!!! Hire a lawyer to review all documents. She is trying to take your inheritance.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: Does the right of Habitation have to be filed in court?

The House belongs to my wife's

Mother. The son has power of attorney. Have lived in home 15 years and my wife died a month ago.

Her brother issued a 30 day eviction notice to me. We had been married 32 years. Brother wants to sell house.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 11, 2022

You need to immediately contact a succession lawyer in your area to see what options/rights you have ----use the Justia Find a Lawyer tab and search for succession lawyers in your area. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: Hi is there a statue of time that a request for rental reimbursement in a community property case be filed in court?

I have community property case, my then attorney filed for rental reimbursement in the descriptive list but not in the petition. is there a statute time limit that it should have been requested?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Jan 5, 2022

No statute of limitation. But it is prospective, not retroactive to date of filing for divorce.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Real Estate Law and Insurance Bad Faith for Louisiana on
Q: What justifies needing a new foundation after a hurricane in Louisiana! The house is on piers and had an 2 inspections

Insurance company fighting to not pay when foundation is compromised

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 5, 2022

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. The dispute you describe sounds like it met an impasse between your assertion for a new foundation and the insurance carrier's position. One option may be to reach out to Louisiana attorneys to determine... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: My mother's home in Louisiana may have squaters. What is her right's to get rid of them?

My father passed away this year and my mother is living with my sister for care as she has alzheimer's. One of my brothers is being allowed to live in the house because he would probably be homeless as my father was supporting him. We received a two from a neighbor that he may have several... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Dec 15, 2021

You need N attorney to interdict your mother. Then you can evict the squatters

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: I inherited a home 20 years ago and just found out about it. A relative has lived there. Am I responsible for liens?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Dec 6, 2021

More information is needed to respond to your question including the nature of the liens, when the liens were recorded, against whom the liens were recorded. Since your post implies probate or a succession has not occurred to transfer something which could have been transferred 20 years ago, I... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Real Estate Law, Civil Rights and Health Care Law for Louisiana on
Q: Must I abide to details of a listing agreement?

I was ordered to sign a listing agreement for the partition of co-owned property. I signed the agreement but it has been one month and I have not shown the house due to COVID concerns. I just received a Motion for Contempt. I don’t know if that puts me in contempt since the order only stated I... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Nov 30, 2021

You need to agree to requested showings. The CDC concluded that surface transmission was low. Get vaccinated. You can require that anyone looking at the house wear a mask and stay outside yourself until the showing is over. If not, you can be held in contempt.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: I am selling 52 acres of land and just signed an agreement to list it. Can I terminate selling the land?

Signed on November 14, 2021

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Nov 29, 2021

Yes, you can, however you need to read and review the listing agreement to see if there are any ramifications you might have if you terminate the listing agreement ahead of time. Also you need to read and review the listing agreement to see what, if anything, it says if you change you mind again... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Bankruptcy and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: IF MARRIED IN ARKANSAS , WHAT STATE SHOULD I FILE FOR DIVORCE? TEXAS? MISSOURI? LOUISIANA? ARKANSAS? PLEASE SEE DETAILS.

1. being as the home and land, under my name in Missouri was purchased BEFORE we married,

2. WE OWN a mobile home IN TEXAS with no land under her name bought AFTER we were married that WAS OUR MAIN RESIDENCE,

3. and a RV PURCHASED AFTER MARRAGE in Louisiana ?

Also... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan
answered on Nov 8, 2021

If Louisiana is your permanent address, and you have no plans to move in the immediate future, you can file in Louisiana. I would defer to someone who is familiar with the divorce laws of the other states to say if you can file in one of the other states.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Real Estate Law and Construction Law for Louisiana on
Q: A signed a contingency contract with 2 different contractors to do repairs after hurricane IDA . Will both be binding?

Does the first signed contract negate the second. Are will I be held to both ? What are my rights to cancel in Louisiana ?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Oct 6, 2021

More information to properly answer this question is needed and most likely a proper answer can only be provided if one were to review both contracts. If this the situation where the same parties wrote up 1 contract and then agreed to write up a 2nd contract? Or is the property owner party to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: Do I need an attorney for a cash sale of land in the state of Louisiana?

Can I use the Cash Act of Sale form on uslegalforms site

Jacob Rennick
Jacob Rennick
answered on Sep 24, 2021

You do not need an attorney, however, it is highly advisable to employ an experienced title attorney to ensure that your sale does not have a clouded title. The cost of hiring an experienced attorney now can save you a lot of money later if you end up in litigation down the road based on an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: My sibling is primary on our residential mortgage. What options do I have if I want to sell but he doesn't?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Aug 19, 2021

You can always see your interest in the property but as you might guess, it is usually difficult to find a buyer for something he may not be able to do anything without the co-owner's consent. It is also possible you can try to force a judicial sale of the property and if you decide to go... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: I've been trying to purchase a piece of property in town, buyer is thinking about backing out.

I've been trying to purchase a piece of property in town for going on 7 months now. We have had extension after extension because of some title work. Come to find out the seller isnt the sole owner of the property. The other owner is tempted not to sell to us and wants to sell the property to... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Aug 18, 2021

If you want a lawsuit to make the owner(s) sell the property, then I do not think a suit for specific performance is going to get you there unless you have all of the owners sign the purchase agreement or you can prove that the owner who did sign the purchase agreement had authority to sell the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: Am I required to provide a purchase agreement as the seller of our home?

Hi, my husband and I are selling our home by owner. We have someone who verbally made us an offer on the house. Im unsure if im required to draw up a purchase agreement or if thats supposed to be his obligation. Also, if I can pay a real estate attorney to do the purchase agreement if so? Neither... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jul 28, 2021

At some point in time something is going to have to be drawn up and signed, most likely called the Act of Cash sale. Who is preparing that? Before the act of cash sale, most times the parties have a purchase agreement prepared and signed so that the parties have in writing the details of the... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Banking for Louisiana on
Q: there is a contractor who lied to everyone and said grandfather had no living relatives which made him administrator.

there is so much more and i do have proof its just finding a lawyer that will listen and take interest. this could turn into a huge case and ive been told poss. movie,,,lol. there is alot and these people have stolen, lied, bullied, and manipulate

Nina Whitehurst
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Nina Whitehurst
answered on Jul 4, 2021

Please understand that attorneys in this forum are not allowed to contact you, provide their contact information in a response, or in any way try to solicit your business or indicate their availability to help. You need to make the first contact. Click on "Find a Lawyer" above and... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Estate Planning, Military Law and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: i need an attorney that deals with veteran estate fraud. i was not notified of my grandfather death. it was almost 8 y

he was not given proper burial and he has lot of property in diff. states.

Nina Whitehurst
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Nina Whitehurst
answered on Jul 4, 2021

Attorneys in this forum are not allowed to respond to you to indicate their availability. They can only answer questions of a general nature. Click on "Find a Lawyer" above and look for a probate attorney in your area. You must initiate contact.

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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Probate for Louisiana on
Q: can my brothers lawyer lie and accuse me of fraud

he is administrator and has completely neglected the property, home and funds- he has used ins funds and never fixed the home then claimed more damage and had appraisals done that changed from C5 to C3 even though the home is gutted and unlivable-however his lawyer attacks me in an 11 page... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jun 16, 2021

Do you have an attorney? If you have an attorney representing you, then please discuss this with him. If you do not have an attorney, then please use the Justia search function and look for succession/probate attorneys in your area, set up a consultation or 2, discuss your issues, obtain your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can an elderly person donate property to another person?

Grandmother wants to give 50% of house to grandson.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jun 11, 2021

As long as the donor is of sound mind, the donor should be able to donate his/her interest to whomever he/she wants----since you are discuss a house, which I interpret to mean real property, there are rules on how to donate real property, which if not followed, may nullify the donation----so, I... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Intellectual Property and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: We have a donation of property that is being revoked. Was presented to us as a legal document by a notary. Now the donee

Wants to revoke saying the witnesses were not present. Her attorney wants us to sign a stipulation saying we agree it’s not valid. We don’t want to sign because this doc has cost us thousands of dollars and would like recourse. We do have a court date...question is can we not sign and let... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 13, 2021

If you have a court date, then a lawsuit has been filed. You indicate that "...this doc has costs us thousands of dollars and would like recourse." You need to immediately consult with an attorney or 2, and then hopefully hire one to represent you. Good luck.

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