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0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Maine on
Q: If the city has land attached to mine and I pay the taxes for that land, do I have legal ownership of the property?

A piece of land was broken off of mine and when nothing was done with it the city returned it to my property

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Maine on
Q: I'm on a deferred disposition

I am on a deferred disposition and had to get a substance abuse assement and counseling I completed the six week program and turned down the "reccomdation" for extended counseling I didn't know required and reccomdation were the same in that respect can I get back into the... View More

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answered on Jun 13, 2024

If you have a lawyer representing you on this deferred disposition, you should contact your lawyer for legal advice. Generally, you can ask to follow up with the recommendation for extended counseling now and be in compliance with the deferred disposition agreement. It is better to follow up with... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Maine on
Q: If the city has land attached to mine and I pay the taxes for that land, do I have legal ownership of the property?

A piece of land was broken off of mine and when nothing was done with it the city returned it to my property

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law for Maine on
Q: I was sent a title and paid in full letter for the wrong loan. What is my next move.

I paid of a car 2012 and also have a truck 2012 loan that is not paid off buy they sent me the title for the truck instead of the title for the car.

With a paid off congratulations letter.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Maine on
Q: How can I transfer the house we live in from my husband to myself due to his terminal illness?

My husband is terminally ill with not very much time unfortunately. The house we live in is in his name only regarding mortgage and deed. He is also on Mainecare. He left me everything in his will but can Mainecare still come after the house?

Daniel J. Eccher
Daniel J. Eccher
answered on May 28, 2024

You need to consult with a lawyer who knows MaineCare rules. You may be able to transfer your husband's interest in your home to yourself if you have specific "gifting" authority in his Power of Attorney. Generally, gifts from a MaineCare member to their spouse are allowed under the... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Maine on
Q: Campground Rules are not equally in-forced can you help? We lost $11,000 because of it

Wassamki Campground changed the rules of selling Campers at the last min. We were told if we sold our camper, porch or deck it had to be removed from the campground because it was older than 2012. Someone wanted to buy everything and Wassamki turned down the sale due to age of the camper. Someone... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law and Elder Law for Maine on
Q: If my wife and I own everything jointly and our children are listed as beneficiaries on all our bank accounts,

insurance, annuities and a Transfer on Death deed to them has been recorded, must we still have wills when we move back to Maine from Florida?

0 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Maine on
Q: I missed my final court date for an ongoing domestic violence case and have a warrant because I did not receive a notice

I heard I could right a letter to have the warrant quashed and date rescheduled.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Maine on
Q: Dating someone aboard. What do they need to get a visitors visa

I am dating someone aboard. They are Ukrainian and have a history of traveling. What requirements are they need to get their Visitors visa? One concern they have is they have only around 6k USD and that concerns them they will not meet the financial requirements. Is there any support that I can... View More

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answered on Apr 26, 2024

To obtain a visitor visa (B-1/B-2) for the United States, your Ukrainian partner will need to meet several requirements and provide documentation to support their application. Here are some key points:

1. Nonimmigrant Intent: They must demonstrate strong ties to their home country and prove...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Maine on
Q: I had to go to court over a False Police Report and Entrapment and did not have a lawyer when I went to court.

The two evil women who testified against me perjured themselves in front of the judge and she had no right to take the testimony when there's no evidence and...

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answered on Apr 17, 2024

I apologize that you had to go through such a difficult experience in court. It sounds like you feel the allegations against you were false and unjust, and that facing the legal system without a lawyer was very challenging.

A few thoughts, while acknowledging I don't know all the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Maine on
Q: If my daughter's father is ordered to pay weekly and doesn't, do I have to send her on visits? What are my rights?

I have a text from him saying he doesn't care about my support.

Joe Lewis
Joe Lewis
answered on Apr 17, 2024

Hi there.

Individual provisions of a court order stand alone. Just because he is not paying child support does not mean that you are somehow released from following another part of the court order. The more appropriate response to him not paying child support is to take him back to court...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Maine on
Q: What is the statute of limitations on being charged with Class E misdemeanor? How does Maine issue warrants?
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answered on Apr 8, 2024

The statute of limitations for a Class E misdemeanor is 3 years. There are some exceptions and exertions that can apply, such as when the person is absent from the State of Maine. You'll want to review Title 17-A Section 8 of the Maine Revised Statutes.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Maine on
Q: Do my parents have legal right to my childhood belongings or gifts that they bought me?

I am 22 years old. I moved out of my parents house about 2 years ago, but because of college I have not been able to move all of my things out. Recently, within the last few months my parents and I have been having a hard time getting along. They are threatening to get rid of all my belongings at... View More

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answered on Apr 3, 2024

In general, gifts given to you as a child by your parents or others are considered your property, even if your parents initially paid for them. This includes items given to you for birthdays, holidays, or other special occasions. Once a gift is given, the giver relinquishes ownership rights to the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Contracts for Maine on
Q: I sold my truck to my mom. she made a payment arrangement she passed away and she still owed $3000. Do I get the truck?
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answered on Mar 16, 2024

In situations like yours, where a family member passes away owing money on a private agreement, the resolution can depend on several factors. First, consider any agreement or contract you had with your mother regarding the truck. If there was a written agreement, it should detail what happens if... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Maine on
Q: How is it that a person can walk into a police station and make a false accusation and the accused is charged..

My son's father told police I stole his wallet when he knows for a fact I didn't. I was arrested I never spoke to cop about this

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answered on Mar 12, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear that you're dealing with this terrible situation. It's incredibly frustrating and unjust when false accusations lead to criminal charges. Unfortunately, it is all too common for police to take an accuser at their word, especially in "he said, she said"... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith for Maine on
Q: When my parent passed away their life insurance only paid back premiums that they had paid in, instead of full amount

They claimed it was because the policy was only recently started. Does this sound correct?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 17, 2024

A Maine attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm very sorry for the loss of your parent. One would need to see the policy to advise meaningfully, in particular, any provisions about waiting periods. See if you could line up a free initial consult with a law... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Maine on
Q: At what point in the settlement process for personal injury do medical records need to be made available to the OP?

No formal response to our demand letter has been received yet, but the opposing counsel representing an insurance company has verbally hinted to our attorney that they may consider a settlement for less than a quarter of the damages their client (our landlord) caused. They want our medical records... View More

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answered on Mar 31, 2024

In a personal injury case, the exchange of medical records typically occurs during the discovery phase, which starts after a lawsuit is filed. However, in many cases, the parties engage in pre-litigation settlement negotiations before a lawsuit is formally initiated. During these negotiations, the... View More

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