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0 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Civil Rights for Minnesota on
Q: I'm in a situation where im uncomfortable with my parents, is it legal to stay at another house for safety without per.?

I am safe but sometimes question that statement for my mental health and do feel uncomfortable around some of my parents. They have told me im fine and will not give permission for me to stay with someone. I feel like I need out of the house for a tinny bit for safety and to feel comfortable again.... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Constitutional Law and Collections for Minnesota on
Q: I have a 9 yr old civil judgment for 1,500$ and debt co agreed to withdraw it and then they sold it should I reach new

Out to the collection co that has it now? I am 77 and didn’t know that they didn’t remove it and went to file papers to remove it myself and that’s when I found out they had sold it

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Small Claims for Minnesota on
Q: Do I have any rights in regards to dealing with Best Western?

I was checking into a Best Western hotel. They first refused my Synchrony card required for incidentals because it has a 2049 expiration date. The manager later told me it is "not possible" to have a 2049 expiration date. I then gave them the only other card I had in my wallet. The name... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Minnesota on
Q: How to file charges for depriving custody
Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Jul 16, 2024

Citizens report the incident to law enforcement, law enforcement conducts an investigation (if appropriate), prosecutors decide if criminal charges are to be filed. In most cases, family court is where these situations are addressed not criminal court.

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: I called my boyfriend probation office while we were fighting ad left a 30 second voicemail no threats were made.

Wondering if they will know it's me and if he'll get into trouble for it

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Minnesota on
Q: Can my ex get in trouble if he were to purposely let my dog escape
Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Jul 13, 2024

Your ex could get in trouble if he were to purposely let your dog escape. Proving it could be very difficult. I doubt the police would investigate.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Minnesota on
Q: I want to know if we have a case against police officers

not enough room for all details. we were stopped by a road block of cops with guns pointed at us. we just pulled out from a porta potty and they detained us right there for over 2 hours, i have rsd and the hand cuffs were tight and told them this and then my rsd started flaring up and went into... View More

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Jul 13, 2024

Contact attorneys directly that deal with police misconduct. In forums like this, attorneys try to provide guidance for people with legal matters. People often post facts about their situation wanting to know if they have a viable lawsuit. Unfortunately, an attorney cannot evaluate a claim based... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation, Construction Law and Lemon Law for Minnesota on
Q: Seek a real estate lawyer for fraud on remodel w/major structural defects and mold that were not disclosed.

The realtor committed fraud by painting to disguise and failing to disclose a cracked foundation, leaking roof, abandoned cistern well, and stating mold was remediated when it wasn't. Ungerman Construction, American Waterworks, Diversified Drainage, and Standard Water Control Systems declare... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Minnesota on
Q: I'm a landlord in MN. Tenants signed second 1 yr lease 5/1, but broke up 6/19.

Male was not abusive. We agreed to remove his name based on her request, and her being able to pay rent on her own. He has returned to the house a few times since 6/19 saying "hes still on the lease & has every right to be there". We do not have a new address for him, and are unsure... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning for Minnesota on
Q: Can I setup a beneficiary of my assets to go to a named revocable trust?

I want my daughter Jordyn to get 100% of my assets in the event of my death. But in the case where she does not survive me, I want all of my assets to go to a named revocable trust. Am I allowed to do that?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Minnesota on
Q: Contractor did not complete services

A contractor was hired to remove trees on my property, and asked for payment in full and never completed the work. It has been a month of excuses and promises of a refund with no results. I told him I would seek legal avenues, and he told me he would dissolve the LLC / declare bankruptcy if I did... View More

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Jul 10, 2024

You can sue the company and him personally. Allowing an attorney, like me, to evaluate, organize, send a demand and draft your conciliation complaint (up to $15,000) may be a wise investment. A well polished complaint will not only provide the judge a solid foundation to rule in your favor, but a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning for Minnesota on
Q: Can I sue someone who has stolen land from me n put a fence around the land

Not sure what to do to be honest.

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Jul 10, 2024

Yes, you can sue someone who has stolen land from you n put a fence around the land. Unfortunately, you don't provide any facts.

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Minnesota on
Q: Question about inconsistency in job descriptions and pay

My job description uses the template that a higher-level position uses. Because the company chose a lower-level title and job classification, my pay is lower. There are many job descriptions/benchmarks available in the company database that show that my position was designed as a higher-level job... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Minnesota on
Q: I am still on the mortgage that my X lives in after 15 years being divorced. This has caused me alot of emotional stres

Hard getting into a place when i show obligation to mortgage in a house i dont live.

I've lived with my kids, my sister etc. Is he in contempt of court ? can i sue him ? What can I do

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Jul 6, 2024

I have no doubt it is stressful. That is why I and other attorneys try to ensure everything is final (or easily finalized) when the judgment is signed. Did you have an attorney 15 years ago?

Obviously, you can try to convince him to take you off the mortgage yourself. You could hire an...
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1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Minnesota on
Q: What do you do if no one has told you anything regarding the outcome of a probate case and it's been over 2 years?

My dad passed away over two years ago and no one has told me the outcome of the probate case but that my brother, the representative, gave my niece is vehicle. He also had another. He had 2 ATVs, many, many tools. An expensive grill. Two garden tillers. The day before he passed my sister and... View More

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Jul 5, 2024

I suggest you first visit the court's website to access the court records if no one has told you anything regarding the outcome of a probate case and it's been over 2 years. Then you may decide to go to the courthouse (in person) to view documents not viewable on line. If it was a small... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Civil Rights for Minnesota on
Q: What information on an Out of Home placement plan does CPS have to share with me after the case is over?

I recently had a cps case and was forced into a voluntary tpr and the case is closed. Now following i have requested my Out of Home placement plan, they sent it to me and most of it is blacked out due to other peoples names and information on it, which i know is the law. However, i have asked them... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Real Estate Law and Domestic Violence for Minnesota on
Q: I need a lawyer for custody/divorce. Legal aid has refused to help. Can't afford private. Can the court appoint?

I am self-representing because I can't get a lawyer and it is not a criminal matter so not entitled to one. Can I submit a motion requesting the court to appoint me a lawyer since he is pushing this to trial? What steps do I need to take to create/submit a motion? Dakota County MN for court... View More

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Jul 4, 2024

In most civil cases, you do not have the right to a court-appointed attorney. This includes dissolution (divorce), custody/parenting time, and child support cases. In these cases you have the option to hire a private attorney. Some organizations use a sliding scale to charge for legal services... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Minnesota on
Q: Can my company be sued if a patient leaves children in her car and something happens to them?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 8, 2024

It could possibly depend on additional details. A local attorney should advise on any state-specific aspects. But as a general matter, if you mean your company is a medical office and a patient comes in while leaving their children in a car, the short answer is that it is something outside your... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Minnesota on
Q: Can a mom with 50/50 agreed custody voluntarily admit themselves to a residential treatment center lose custody rights?

Jackie has no criminal record. Jackie voluntarily decided to seek help at a 30-day residential program in her internal concern for misuse of alcohol. Jackie’s ex husband is emotionally abusive. After Jackie expressed her desire for a treatment program Jackie’s ex seemed to be fully supportive... View More

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Jul 5, 2024

If proper arrangements were made and it was successfully completed, it seems unlikely a mom with 50/50 (who agreed to custody voluntarily) and admit themselves to a residential treatment center would lose custody rights. She has several options when the other parent isn’t following a court order,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Minnesota on
Q: Can I find a pro bono attorney to sue someone for animal cruelty

My friend whom I bought my house with was beating my dog and caught on camera by all neighbors and he was charged criminally, I’ve since had to surrender my dog and lost my job of 27 years over this.

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Jul 5, 2024

You may want to start by contacting Animal Law attorneys. It is unlikely you will find an attorney willing to take your case for free or even on a contingency basis.

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