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1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Landlord - Tenant for Illinois on
Q: Good afternoon: I have an issue with a landlord-tenant dispute in McHenry County.

A friend rented from a private house in McHenry County. There was an issue with monies owed but my friend has paid the back rent. There is no lease involved. The landlord had agreed to pay the utilities but did not and the water was shut off.

Conflict arose concerning the utility shut... Read more »

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Jan 27, 2020

You don't have an issue with the landlord, your friend does. He should contact an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I sell a vehicle that someone abandon in my driveway?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 24, 2020

I'm sorry your post remains open for four weeks. This is really something an Oklahoma attorney would need to advise on, as laws for determining abandonment could vary by jurisdiction. An attorney should be able to advise as to what good faith measures you would need to take to demonstrate due... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Texas on
Q: I'm really need help,my lawyer withdraw in the middle of mediation and im brook.

Im disabled and now thay Will roll right over me.im trying to get division of assets sure I can survive 401k and investment fund s

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 20, 2020

I'm sorry for your difficult situation. Texas attorneys would be most knowledgeable in directing you toward resources that might be helpful, but your post remains open for two weeks. Until you're able to reach a Texas attorney for meaningful input, maybe you could start looking at resources on this... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Business Law on
Q: We have LLC In California. We are 4 members in LLC. Now we have dispute. 2 members are on one side having 33.3% .

1.in this condition how the matter will be solved and make us more powerful as per state law.

2. In original LLC we had equal rights as a members. But the ist party change the SOI declaring himself as owner of the company without informing us.

How can we protect our rights and what... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Jan 18, 2020

This does not appear to be an immigration question. Please elaborate?

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Q: My apartment is seriously infested with roaches

They have had pest control come out but he isn't using proper chemicals for German Roaches. I had to throw out my microwave because a nest was in it, what are my options and rights

Paula J. Mcgill
Paula J. Mcgill answered on Jan 13, 2020

You can sue the landlord in Superior Court to force a repair (AKA extermination of the roaches) and obtain damages for failure to repair. If you live in a rental house, you also have the option of informing the landlord that you intend to repair the situation yourself by hiring your own licensed... Read more »

Q: Without my notice, my grandfather’s Culpeper VA home was sold by forced partition sale. Do I have any recourse?

Recently I received an email from a paralegal asking if I’d recieved a check. A PDF was attached with a partition sale documents showing my final proceeds to be about 1.5% of my perceived value of the land that had been in my family for decades; after expenses. About 2 years ago my 2 sisters has... Read more »

Richard Sternberg
Richard Sternberg answered on Jan 13, 2020

It is unlikely that you can reverse the process at this late stage, and it will be useful to understand why you ignored the issue so long. But, in many circumstances, Virginia law in partition rulings is not final for two years after the final order. That might help, but you need to start... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: Course of action when a conspiracy to provide incomplete records pursuant to a subpoena request is discovered?

A subpoena request was made to a company (i.e. AT&T) to provide phone records. The company deliberately provided incomplete records under the direction of the entity who requested the subpoena.(i.e. police department)

The incomplete records were knowingly used to, obtain an arrest warrant,... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jan 4, 2020

It is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the details of your case. An attorney will be able to navigate through this much better than you can alone.

We are glad to assist you. Contact us whenever you are ready.

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770)...
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2 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: My ex wife was my conservator. She took my money and got me to sign a paper for a uncontested divorce.

She took $30,000 from our cd account and took my name off. She been sleeping with a guy at the shop she worked in. She appoint him to cut my hair. She left our residence to fellow her affair for a year and a half. Still getting paid for service, but not rendering services .Which ended in a child.... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 2, 2020

You need to speak with an attorney about your situation. No one can give you advice about whether your divorce is proper and / or if you have any recourse about the funds taken until they review your paperwork and discuss your case with you.

--Regina Edwards | www.EdwardsFamilyLaw.com |...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can bails man charge a 30% fee on a cash misdemeanor bond for disturbing the peace
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 27, 2019

Interest is set by the state at 12%

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law for California on
Q: My homeowners association sued me and my wife and there was a trial. Now we want to counter sue them for their actions

In California can I sue my association for selective enforcement among other violations?

George W. Wolff Esq.
George W. Wolff Esq. answered on Dec 26, 2019

What happened to their lawsuit?

Did you win or lose?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Landlord - Tenant for Maryland on
Q: Security Deposit return

I was renting a house with a few military friends, all three of us were on the lease. I decided to get a place of my own and move out early. Both other tenants and the landlord was notified and I would receive no penalty. An addendum was signed and I was told by landlord and tenants that I would... Read more »

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Dec 24, 2019

Sue the co-tenant who received your share of the security deposit in small claims court. Whether it is worth your time and effort is a value judgment on your part. It is not worth hiring and paying a lawyer for this amount.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Civil Litigation for Nevada on
Q: Can I be held responsible for damage to my neighbors unit?

I live in a Common Interest Community; and have been accused of putting materials [such a paint, drywall, construction materials, etc...] down the drain. There was damage to their bathroom with this stuff coming up out of their drain. The plumbing is shared between mine and the neighboring unit. I... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 20, 2019

I'm sorry for your difficult situation. You could ask to see the report and conclusions of the plumber whose determination is used to establish liability. If those findings are against you, you could consider the option of contacting a plumber of your own for a second opinion. If some sort of... Read more »

Q: Is mediation the best option for a pro se plaintiff in an employment discrimination case?

How, where and when can I request to be referred to medition?

V. Jonas Urba
V. Jonas Urba answered on Dec 18, 2019

Neither employer nor employee are forced to mediate. That process is voluntary.

However, employment lawsuits in federal court get scheduled for mediation. But going to mediation when an employer believes your claim is "no pay" will do little by itself.case.

Even during mediation,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law, Banking and Business Formation for Rhode Island on
Q: Citizens Bank won't refund money stolen from my business account, now what can I do?

My home office was broken into while I was away. And ex-employee broke into a locked filing cabinet. Jumped threw every hoop they asked, including filing a police report. I also filed with the BBB, OCC and a couple of others. After 6 months of getting the runaround, I get a letter from the OCC... Read more »

Andrew Bilodeau
Andrew Bilodeau answered on Dec 17, 2019

Hi Richard,

Sorry to hear an ex-employee robbed you. Did you check your insurance policy of you are covered for employee dishonesty? Some policies have automatic coverage like $5K-$15K.How were the monies taken, by ACH/wire/check?

2 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Texas on
Q: As a dad that has been divorced for 3 years, I have questions on my rights because it seems like i have none.

my son lived with me for 2 years and I did not recieve any financial help from the mother. Now he lives with her and the Attorney general is taking more than 50% of my paycheck to pay back what they think I owe for the 2 years he was with me. I have zero problem paying my child support I just cant... Read more »

Jon R. Boyd
Jon R. Boyd answered on Dec 9, 2019

I understand.

You really need to just talk to a lawyer for an hour, let me/him/her read your prior order, answer your questions and make recommendations.

I've been helping Fathers for 25 years. I'd be glad to help if you want to call me office and set up a time to confer....
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1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: My husband and I have a covenant marriage. He abandoned me and our three kids in September. I would like to divorce.

There is evidence of adultery. Can an immediate divorce be granted being we have a covenant marriage? What steps can I take right now to ensure my kids and I are ok? He left me with a ton of financial debt and refused often to pay the arrangements we set.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 7, 2019

You can hire a divorce attorney to file immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law for Oregon on
Q: In Oregon, I paid a deposit on a golf reservation. I have to cancel and was told it is non refundable.

One question - is it truly non refundable. If so, can I get a credit to use at a later date. However, when I asked about that they said they would extend a one time courtesy for me to do that, but if I canceled that date, then I would lose the money.

Can a business take deposit money and... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 1, 2019

You raise a valid point. However, the handling of such deposits as a general rule is usually governed by terms of the underlying agreement. You could check with an attorney in Oregon as to any state laws that might serve to protect you, or if the attorney could offer a brief, inexpensive consult to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Employment Discrimination for Kentucky on
Q: What is the statute of limitations for initiating employment arbitration in the State of Kentucky Boone County please?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 23, 2019

It depends on the issues in question. There is no exclusive right to arbitration in employment unless it is contractual.

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law for Oregon on
Q: Dispute with a auto Mechanic. Paid $850. Drove home next morning the car would not start

For two weeks he's been coming to tow my car back to the garage. Haven't showed up

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 16, 2019

An attorney who practices in Oregon could best advise on your options here, whether arbitration (as you list), small claims, or other. But your question remains open for two weeks. It isn't fully clear if you mean the mechanic has been showing up at your place for the past two weeks (which the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law for Florida on
Q: HOA Presuit Mediation - do the Homeowner have the right the right to know the names of the people involved ?

The Florida Law Firm will not disclose their Client name etc, only hiding behind the HOA,

I do not know if it is the Board of Directors or Property Manager or individual resident.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 14, 2019

A HOA is usually a corporation, which is a legal "person". So the "people involved" is not the same as the individuals who may be directors or individual owners.

If you want to know more, you should tell us more about the issues involved in whatever dispute you have with the HOA.

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