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3 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for California on
Q: I am a co owner and would like to sell my half asap. How do I do that?

My co owner will soon have a lien on his half. We are not married.

Delaram Keshvarian
Delaram Keshvarian
answered on Jul 18, 2024

If other co-owners consent to the sale, you can sell it. Absent of the consent, You can bring a partition action to force the sale of the property.

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2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Foreclosure for California on
Q: I'm being evicted, was offered cash for keys, 2 weeks later, served a pay or quit, was served a complaint. Is that legal

In 2023 March, i left my ex husband for domestic violence issues and entered a saftey shelter. Our hose we bought march the prior year was a forbearance due to a hardship. April 4th 2023 my ex husband was arrested on domestic violence. He since then spent 418 days in jail. While I and my children... View More

Delaram Keshvarian
Delaram Keshvarian
answered on Jul 17, 2024

Thank you for your question!

It seems that your house was out is about to be foreclosed.

You may have defenses against foreclosure and eviction if the loan servicer is not complying with the forbearance terms agreement. You may also apply for loan modification if you have some...
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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: how much time do I have to drive with tint?

Hello, I live in Sacramento, CA. I was issued a fix-it ticket regarding tinting until October 10. Can I drive with the tinting until October, or do I need to remove it during some other period?

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Jul 13, 2024

You need to have it fixed before driving the vehicle. You can be issued additional tickets.

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2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Bridge property management inc has not fixed my Living room window in its been 5 months what do I do
Delaram Keshvarian
Delaram Keshvarian
answered on Jul 13, 2024

Thank you for your question!

If you, as the tenant, have not been at fault for the broken window, the landlord must fix it after a reasonable time from a notice requesting repair.

You can fix the window and deduct it from the rent. This may rise an eviction lawsuit against you, so...
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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for California on
Q: Filing for divorce after living in another country for over a year.

Wanted to file for divorce. Originally a California Resident, but lived in Mexico for over a year. She is in a mental health facility, and had taken the children and CPS had to remove the children from her. She tried to get me arrested with false accusations. I want to get divorced as soon as... View More

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Jul 12, 2024

You will need to meet the residency requirements in order to file for divorce (i.e. six months.) False accusations, CPS involvement and mental health issues don't change that requirement. There may be options depending on all the facts.

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4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Is it possible hire a lawyer to write a settlement demand letter to an insurance company for an accident I was in?

I was in a 1 vehicle accident and I was a passenger and I’m now waiting on a settlement from the drivers insurance company. I would like to have a lawyer write a settlement demand letter to start the negotiations process. Is that expensive? My mom was also a passenger and she received a lowball... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jul 12, 2024

There are many, many attorneys who represent individuals involved in motor vehicle collisions. Typically, they will accept your case on a contingency fee (1/3 is common) so you do not have to pay anything upfront. They receiver their fee out of the proceeds collected. A strong demand letter from... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: My husband and I along with our toddler lived with a severe roach infestation for 9 months . Is 1 million reasonable ?

We lived on a military base. I have a settlement demand meeting tomorrow and I plan to ask for 1 million for various breaches and pain and suffering. Is asking for one million for me, my husband and toddler a reasonable amount ?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 11, 2024

A California attorney might be able to advise best, but you mention a hearing tomorrow. It's difficult for attorneys on a public forum to comment on the value of cases - they can be fact-specific in their settings, region, and the forum. There isn't much time to research the matter... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for California on
Q: In CA, can multiple family members contribute to purchase a home?

Mortgage responsibility: Married couple (1 income), a Mom (retired) & an Aunt (retired). 4 people, 3 incomes

Delaram Keshvarian
Delaram Keshvarian
answered on Jul 9, 2024

Thank you for your question!

The amount of rent can be increased under some restrictions after the fixed terms of tenancy ends.

If you have paid the rent to the address mentioned in the lease, and you were not given any notice about the change of address, then you can use that as a...
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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: I discovered the lease the landlord is using is expired and has a lower amount of rent and a wrong address where to pay

I need to get a fair hearing I have discovered the lease on the eviction is invalid I have been wrongfully evicted and the hearing was very unfair and I can prove to the judge that I am telling the truth it's not for entertainment he dismissed my last case since it was wrong identity that he... View More

Delaram Keshvarian
Delaram Keshvarian
answered on Jul 9, 2024

Thank you for your question!

The amount of rent can be increased under some restrictions after the fixed terms of tenancy ends.

If you have paid the rent to the address mentioned in the lease, and you were not given any notice about the change of address, then you can use that as a...
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2 Answers | Asked in Collections and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: debt collection on apartment rent. Am i responsible for my adult daughter's unpaid rent after i moved out of the apt?

i lived in an apartment for 3 years. I paid rent on time every month, until my adult daughter moved in during covid. She became mentally ill and could not hold down a job. I officially moved out and paid my last months rent. My daughter stayed and did not pay rent for almost 3 years. She is 41 now... View More

Delaram Keshvarian
Delaram Keshvarian
answered on Jul 9, 2024

Thank you for your question!

If your name is on the lease, you are still liable for the rent. You mentioned that rented the apartment yourself, and after you moved out, you were not released from the lease agreement by the landlord. Then, the landlord can collect money from you....
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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for California on
Q: I will be filing for divorce in a couple of weeks. When should we separate our finances?

Our separation date on form is March 2024

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Jul 8, 2024

Unfortunately, it is impossible to provide you any guidance. You have determine your separation date was in March and you will be filing for divorce next week. That's not much to go on. You both have an obligation to protect your property and disclose its whereabouts until everything is final.... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: What do I do if my personal injury lawyer is doing things wrong to my case had me sign forms i didn't understand hes hol

Holding my settlement checks he never scheduled the caropractice apointments.who do I talk to I need help i never received compensation for loss of wages never got any paper work showing or explaining to me whats going on.its been 7 months now.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jul 8, 2024

If I were you, I would send a letter (not an email) requesting an office conference within the next thirty days to review your case, to discuss its current status, and to determine your case strategy moving forward.

Typically, attorneys and law firms do not schedule healthcare appointments...
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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: What do I do if my personal injury lawyer is doing things wrong to my case had me sign forms i didn't understand hes hol

Holding my settlement checks he never scheduled the caropractice apointments.who do I talk to I need help i never received compensation for loss of wages never got any paper work showing or explaining to me whats going on.its been 7 months now.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 9, 2024

Your attorney isn't doing anything wrong by not scheduling chiropractic visits. That's something patients arrange. Attorneys could assist in finding medical providers and facilitating care, but it's generally upon the patient/client to schedule visits. It's difficult to guess... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: when i file a notice of abandonment how long does it give the person to get property off my land

a dispute regarding an elderly adjoining property owner who is taking too long to remove his property from my land saying the cause is a heart defibrillator/pacemaker incidences and hot weather

Delaram Keshvarian
Delaram Keshvarian
answered on Jul 4, 2024

Thank you for your question!

15 days if the notice was served personally or 18 days if served by mail.

This is merely a discussion of general laws and not legal advice. For legal advice, more specific facts and investigations are needed. I recommend you consult with an attorney for...
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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Can a tenant in a apartment complex place 2 Ring camera's on their front door & screen door facing the mailboxes

and common areas. In front of their door has a hallway and is recording them without their consent Tenants in the apartment complex feel violated about this aggressive action of this tenant. They are running a business out of their apartment and the Property management is turning a blind eye. The... View More

Delaram Keshvarian
Delaram Keshvarian
answered on Jul 4, 2024

Thank you for your question!

CA Penal Code 632 section(c) has excluded communications that a person reasonably does not expect confidentiality. This statute does not seem to apply to your case because no one expects full privacy in the common area of the apartment complex.

If...
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2 Answers | Asked in Construction Law and Real Estate Law for California on
Q: Contractor threatening to put a lien on property however, I have paid extra costs to complete the job

The contract between me and the contractor does not state anywhere for roofing to be put on me for HVAC installation; however, it was. I agreed to pay the roofing for the job the day of installation as they brought it up, but fast forward, the price for roofing doubled. I believe because of the... View More

Delaram Keshvarian
Delaram Keshvarian
answered on Jul 4, 2024

Thank you for your question!

Did you have a written contract with the company before starting the work? If yes, then you may limit the price only to the reasonable value of their performed job for the roof.

In general under unjust enrichment legal theory, at least you should pay...
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3 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Employment Law for California on
Q: Can I sue someone if feel he brech contract on a settlement that both parties breached
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 6, 2024

If you're not a party to the contract, and don't have a stake in the matter, then the answer could be "no." The court could determine that you don't have standing to sue.

But since you're asking this question, it's a safe bet that you are a party to the...
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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: How do I get my dad a green card? And how much does it cost?

I am from Arizona

Nassim Arzani
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Nassim Arzani
answered on Jul 3, 2024

Obtaining residency in the United States depends on several important factors. Here are some questions to consider:

1. How did your father enter the United States?

2. Does he have any criminal convictions?

3. Does he have any encounters with border patrol?

An...
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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: How do I get my dad a green card? And how much does it cost?

I am from Arizona

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Jul 3, 2024

If Dad entered the United States with permission, he can adjust status if you are a US citizen over the age of 21. He shouldn’t file his adjustment case until 90 days after entry. The entire process can take between eight months minimum to 18 months. Some of us charge a reasonable flat rate fee... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: I’m an asylee, can I return to my home country and then come back to the US with an H1B or F1 visa?

I became an asylee in March 2022. Applied for AOS in Feb 2024. Still waiting. I’m here alone, no family. I miss my family and I have come to decide that I can no longer wait (it’s already been 4 years) to see my family. I want to be a non immigrant in the US. I do not want to reside... View More

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answered on Jul 3, 2024

This is a complex situation with potentially serious legal implications. While I can provide some general information, it's crucial that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney before taking any action. Here are some key points to consider:

1. Returning to your home...
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