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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: my former roommate has admitted to owing me money for covering his portion of bills and now refuses to pay can i sue?

my former roommate got fired and fell behind on bills i agreed to cover it for him with the understanding he pays it back as soon as he can and he tried decently hard of it at first then he totaled his car a few months later and fell even more behind on bills i asked him on multiple occasions when... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Sep 23, 2023

Yes you can sue but it appears he may not have any non-exempt assets to satisfy any judgment you may be awarded.

0 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Texas on
Q: 401k Contributions Guidance for Two-Member LLC in a Community Property State

We established an LLC at the beginning of this year, with just two members – my spouse and myself. We reside in a community property state and file our taxes jointly as a married couple.

Throughout this year, we've utilized our LLC to carry out business activities. My spouse has been... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: How do I motion the court for discovery specifically the arresting officer's report?

On 3/23/2023 I was pulled over for not having plates on my private automobile. Sheriff's deputy requested driver's license and insurance documents. When I asked why he threatened me by saying if I didn't provide those documents he would break my window arrest me. I again told him I... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Sep 23, 2023

File a motion asking for the arresting officer’s report. But don’t expect it to describe your encounter quite the same way you recall it.

Personally, I’d ask for the bodycam video.

And you don’t have a right to drive your private automobile on public roads without license...
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0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Is it against the law for a parent to throw away their child’s prescription Adderall bottle with medication in the trash

In Texas, is there a law about the disposal of controlled substances? Is it legal for a parent to throw their child’s prescription bottle with remaining pills of Adderall in a trash can, even if it’s not expired?

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Q: I’m looking to change my name and gender marker on my birth certificate in Louisiana, I live in Texas

I’d like information on the next steps on how to go about it, where do I go from here? I live in Texas so I’m out of state of my birth place, my court order was filled in Texas as well

0 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Texas on
Q: The other parent has stopped sending me money until our child support case.

He was sending me money through Zelle, but has decided he was going to stop "until the court told him how much he was supposed to send" Should I continue to send a request as before to show even though I know he wont send anything?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Texas on
Q: Need help on my pass divorced that was filed in Abilene Texas year 1994 filed by my ex-husband (retired Airmen).

Want to know if I can claim for his retirement benefits after the divorce?

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answered on Sep 22, 2023

In Texas, retirement benefits can be considered community property and may be subject to division between spouses during a divorce. However, the specifics of how these assets were allocated would typically be laid out in your divorce decree or separation agreement. If your divorce decree from 1994... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: Can i sue if their social media says the product gives no ___ & on the website it says reduced __?

Can i sue a company if they have on their social media pages saying that the product gives no ___ and then on the website and other places, it says reduced ___? On their posts and everything it says without the ____

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation for Texas on
Q: Can I have the other sides hearing moved?

If we were told we couldn't schedule a Hearing until a trial was removed from the docket and the other side scheduled a hearing the morning we were about to schedule ours. There's a 2 hour time difference so they were able schedule first. We need our hearing to be before there's... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: Field Trip permission slip that includes Indemnity Waiver and Release of liability

I received a field trip permission slip for my child to attend an On-Campus field trip. The school is a public school charter school in Houston, TX. The trip is for Houston Museum of Natural Science Dome to visit the school campus. I was a little taken back when I was asked to sign an Indemnity... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Texas on
Q: will this court date show up on my rental history when I apply for a new apartment?

I just found out today my landlord is taking me to court for back rent when I’ve been waiting months to hear from them so I could apply for rental assistance. They never said anything to me but today all of a sudden my case got filed. After months of not being able to pay the rent.

I... View More

John Cucci Jr.
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answered on Sep 21, 2023

You have it right. If there is a judgment against you it will be a public record. However, simply filing an eviction or other case for rent will not show, unless you go to trial and lose.

I hope this helps.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: If you’ve been charged but not indicted on a crime, does it 180 day rule apply

Canthe police, search your house without having a search warrant in hand

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answered on Sep 21, 2023

You have 2 questions.

1. There is a Criminal procedure rule whereby if you are arrested, and NOT released on Bail/Bond then the DA has 90 days to get an indictment, or you can get released. If you are arrested, then get out on bail/bond, the DA has 180 days to get an Indictment, or you can...
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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Texas on
Q: Who could I talk to about a will my father passed and had said a property was left to me but then resulted it wasn't.

I'm afraid that my uncle and his girlfriend might have changed the will.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Sep 22, 2023

If you think your father’s will was altered, you should hire a forensic document examiner to examine the original Will to determine if there is any evidence of alteration.

You might also ask the attorney who prepared the will if he kept a draft in electronic format and compare the draft...
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0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Q: In Mexico do I have to share my teacher's state pension with my spouse although we have always kept thing separately?

Married 40 yrs, we have lived in separate quarters under the same roof for decades now, no joint accounts ever and shared household expenses. He is 72, self-employed and never saved for his retirement. No mortgage and he also did not include my name in the deed of the house. Asking for a family... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law for Texas on
Q: Can I file a lien of home is going into forclosure.

Performed a repair on a roof. I have a signed contract collected a deposit. Was working with the lender 3 days before closing. At closing found that the seller had not paid his mortgage for a few months the realtor did not disclose this info to the lender. Now he is going into foreclosure on... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Texas on
Q: What type of lawyer do I need for a personal motor vehicle non-accidental?

Currently trying to get a judge to sign off, giving me my vehicle and unable to get the dealership to sign over and transfer title. Been battling with the dealership for over six months I did however process for a bonded title but after finding out that there was a lien on the title, I could no... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Sep 22, 2023

You need a civil trial attorney who practices in the area of consumer law. Experience dealing with motor vehicle dealerships and title issues would be preferred.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Texas on
Q: My neighbor built a fence on my property. I been there 31 years, him 21. Claim it's his property. What do I do?

I've had a demand sent to him but he has failed to remove the fence. Should I file trespassing against him & file against who he claimed did a survey on property without my permission in my absence from my home. Do I have the right to remove the fence myself? I'm a Senior on a fix... View More

John Cucci Jr.
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answered on Sep 20, 2023

I would like to know how far his fence encroaches on your land.

The best way to deal with your problem is to get a survey and have the surveyor mark the boundary lines, or hire a lawyer to deal with your neighbor. Then, if his fence is on your land, you should send him a certified letter...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Texas on
Q: Texas DIY divorce to finish already filed petition with lawyers?

We currently have a divorce petition filed in Texas and a draft decree proposed. Both of us agree of the draft, however both of our lawyers are dragging the process out ( we believe for monetary gain) and we are wondering if we can file the DIY paperwork ourselves and if we have to wait another 60... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Sep 20, 2023

Unless you have no children and no assets of any real value, it is never advisable to do a DIY divorce unless you have substantial legal experience in family law cases (for example, if you were a paralegal in a family law practice).

A typical agreed divorce can be completed for under...
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