the home which I had the right to do as executor of estate, we agreed that brother would live in home paying for all upkeep.Brother has a spouse. (whom he married after we became joint owners) Brother has passed away. Spouse is making a claim for property. Does spouse have any legal rights to... Read more »
I would have to check to make sure that your brother didn't add his wife to the deed before he passed, before giving my full legal opinion. But in the scenario you outlined, since the ownership was joint with the right of survivorship between you and your brother, once your brother passed,...Read more »
I purchased a business and the owner of the business i purchased sold me some equipment that was under a lease and had not been paid off. The owner of that business never told the lease company or paid a payment...
The attorney who handled your acquisition should have considered this in your PSA. If it was a stock sale, as opposed to an asset purchase, the business is likely the lessee on the capital equipment lease for the equipment included in the sale of the business. Check your due diligence file for...Read more »
A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If you mean closed in the sense of a decision being rendered and the time period for appeal has passed, then it's possible the opportunity to re-open has passed. If the case had been withdrawn, it could...Read more »
It is understandable that you would be upset if you were not allowed to attend your brother's funeral. If you wish to file a grievance against the deputies, you may be able to do so through their employer, the sheriff's department. You can try contacting the department to find out more...Read more »
I am the victim of criminal abuse of the civil commitment process. Among the wrongdoings committed was the officer deliberately entering false timestamps on the custody order for the time taken into custody and time delivered to the examination unit. He deliberately entered both times as exactly... Read more »
Forgery of Writings is a common law offense in North Carolina. Common law forgery occurs when someone 1) falsely makes or alters a writing; 2) at the time the person made or altered the writing they intended to defraud; 3) the writing appeared to be genuine; and 4) the writing, if genuine, would...Read more »
A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. If it isn't a legitimate reduction, such as loyal customer or safe driving record but rather an error, they could move to recoup it. Good luck
A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. To avoid further delays, you should repost and add Civil Litigation and Collections, or reach out to attorneys in those categories to discuss options. Good luck
Structural Engineer we hired agreed via a signed contract to provide building blueprints and specs for our renovation of our home this was to be completed in a specific time frame. We paid him 1750.00 up front and the balance to be paid upon receipt of the drawings. This has not happened. We would... Read more »
I am almost exclusively practicing criminal defense law these days, but I do have prior experience with contracts and civil litigation, so maybe I can get the conversation started. A few questions that come to mind are: Have you spoken with or corresponded with the engineer? Is the engineer...Read more »
I co-owned a house and property with my older sister since 2013. She has kept all the rent money for 8yrs, then she has sold 50% of the property behind my back on April 21, 2021 to her friend and didn't tell me until 8 months later. Her friend is committing larceny as well. I recently found... Read more »
My mom rented a tv and bed from a buddies home furniture store, she has made all her payments on time but she was in a wreck and has missed 3. She is going to catch them up but needs time but the store manager isn’t very nice and is demanding the payment or item or he will press criminal charges.... Read more »
If the local office is a franchise and separately incorporated, you sue them. If they are part of the main company, you sue the main company. To be cautious, you sue both. Please note that you cannot sue the out of state company in Small Claims court. You have to file in District Court if the...Read more »
A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. You could reach out to civil litigation attorneys who handle insurance claims. Some more detail would be helpful as to the type of matter you have - auto, home, life, health, etc. Some attorneys specialize...Read more »
Sellers hid major damage, real estate agent was a young kid, making millions in a crazy market and largely uninterested n unresponsive to us small potatoes. He recommended we go with his inspector friend. We trusted all parties at the time. We discovered immediately... Read more »
Attorneys are not allowed to say "I'll take your case" on this forum. It's not allowed. Start with local attorneys and gradually move further away. I must warn you that you have a duty to mitigate your damages. You have to pay for the repairs yourself, and then sue to get...Read more »
My RV's catalytic converter was stolen overnight while the RV was parked on the repair shop's property-- which has no fencing or lighting--while awaiting various repairs. The shop replaced the converter and billed me for ALL parts and labor. My auto insurance reimbursed me for the costs... Read more »
You would have to prove that the shop knew there was a security problem there. As in, it's happened before there very often, but they failed to warn you or take steps to increase security. If no police reports are filed, that would be very difficult to prove. You may be able to search police...Read more »
A contractor charged an additional $8000 to replace his mistake. I believe such a miscommunication is not my fault, but would be willing to agree to a compromise at 1/2, but not pay the entirety since he did such a poor job with replacement. Its going to cost me an additional $8k to fix his poor... Read more »
You need an experienced civil litigation and construction attorney. Some debt collection defense attorneys have experience defending these kind of lawsuits. If the contractor placed a lien on your property and is seeking to enforce that lien and sell your property, you need someone familiar with...Read more »
Going To appeal the denied motion to set aside default judgment. Can I use the trial transcript from the motion to reconsider as evidence in my appeals case? In this instance, comments made by the judge and the plaintiff in that hearing would be highly beneficial to my appeal and should further... Read more »
First, I am not a North Carlonia attorney. But from your question, the answer is YES. The appellate court usually receives the entire record from the trial court--including any transcript (assuming you have ordered them). So the transcript of the motion for reconsideration or any other transcript...Read more »
Party A lives on property, gave monetary value, during closing, to own 25% of the property. There is no writing in place. Their name is not recorded on the deed. Credit was not pulled. Verbal agreement was : to help pay half of the mortgage and other costs. Take care of... Read more »
This situation is difficult to determine, and I would have to review all documents to give you a complete answer. However, legalistically, it sounds like you are the only property owner, which would make the other "owner" a tenant or guest on the property. Where it goes from there, I...Read more »
I dont want to claim bankruptcy and my only goal is to protect the house. I am being sued by an unsecured creditor. I executed a new deed a year ago and my wife gave me $12,500 out of her 401k for repairs. Can this be considered fraudelent by a judgement creditor? I believe this to be fair market... Read more »
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