Contracts Questions & Answers

Q: I have joint custody of my girls. My girls are going to be signed to a record label. Do we need a signature from him?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Family Law and Entertainment / Sports for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 21, 2018

If you have primary physical custody, it should not be an issue if you are signing on their behalf. You papers should address the signing of contracts for them. You may want to look at entertainment attorneys if you are looking for representation in the negotiation of contracts.
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Q: Hello, I am being sued by someone I do not even know.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Business Formation and Business Law for California on
Answered on Feb 21, 2018

Bring proof of the existence of other businesses with your name. If there is a signature on the receipt/estimate/contract, show how your signature is different. Print out your Google Location Time Line, or Apple Maps Time Line for the period in question to show that you weren't at the location where the job was supposedly done. There could be an infinite variety of evidence on the subject. These are just a few ideas off the top of my head.
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Q: I live in VA and I worked as a consultant for a company in Florida, and they are not paying me for work performed

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Business Law for Virginia on
Answered on Feb 21, 2018

It's not a clear-cut answer whether you can sue the company in Virginia because it can depend on what the company's contacts are with Virginia.

What is a safe bet that they can be sued in Florida since they are a Florida company, presumably engaging in business in Florida.

But to be sued in Virginia, they would need to show that they have some meaningful contacts with the state. Your consultancy work, if mostly related to business activities elsewhere other than Virginia, will...
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Q: My aunt passed almost 20 yrs ago she own the home my parents moved there when she passed and also my brother my parents

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Maryland on
Answered on Feb 21, 2018

A lot of facts missing, as well as conflicting facts in your question. First, you say, "My aunt passed almost 20 yrs ago she own the home," and then you say "my aunt didn't own the property sets on"--so, which is it? Are you saying the original seller never recorded the deed transferring the property to your aunt, or that your aunt never bought the property but was given permission to build on someone else's property, or you don't know? What corporation owns the land, and how did they...
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Q: my name is on car, was to be repo. Ex husband’s family has car and hiding it. How do I get it back? Collection after me

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Family Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 20, 2018

Report the car stolen. Then call the police and tell them where it is.
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Q: Hi, My husband and I are currently preparing to build a home on his family's farm. We need a contract made.

3 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Maryland on
Answered on Feb 20, 2018

Assuming you are using a properly licensed and insured general contractor, start with the contract your chosen contractor provides. There are many, many of them, so don't believe any nonsense about form. Then, hire a lawyer to review the agreement before you sign anything or commit to that contractor. If you do this yourself for the first time, you are extremely likely to make some very serious and expensive mistakes. A few hundred dollars on a lawyer review is nothing on the scale involved....
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Q: Lease allows early term with # days notice + fee, is the renter expected to pay remaining days of month after # day end

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Feb 20, 2018

All right! Let's start with the lease seems clear but maybe it isn't. Let's discuss. The lease says clearly either party can terminate by giving the other 60 days advance (whatever kind of notice could there be) notice. AND pays LANDLORD all sums due.

You would think based upon the clear words you could give notice say on December 15 and then leave on February 13 (I think that is 60 days) and you would owe no more rent.

But what the Landlord is probably thinking is that...
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Q: Can my brokerage enforce this? See details.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Copyright, Employment Law and Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 20, 2018

Covenants not to compete or non-competition clauses are disfavored by the Courts in Ohio. They are enforceable but are seen as a restraint of trade. First, there has to be consideration. Allowing you to remain employed in an at will position is sufficient consideration. Second, the restriction must be reasonable. Fifty miles seems to be overly broad and two years seems too long. A court would likely narrow the scope and the time. Third, the restraint must be necessary. The factors...
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Q: Do I actually have to pay this bill?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Car Accidents and Collections for Alabama on
Answered on Feb 20, 2018

Towing is a racket. Find out what they are charging you for. See if your motorcycle insurance will pay it. Send the bill to the guy who ran the red's insurance. They don't pay, contact a member of the Ala Assn for Justice--they give free consults. Look for one who handles "bad faith insurance claims"

However right now to stop the meter running, see about paying off the thieves (don't call them names--for reasons I won't bore you with they have the upper hand) just because it will get...
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Q: There is a clause allowing me to break lease if transferred out of state. Does this apply if I own my own business?

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 20, 2018

You can try. Talk to the landlord. But if landlord does not agree, and you leave, landlord could sue you for the rent for the remainder of your lease, minus any amount of rent from re-renting to a new tenant. The court would then determine if that lease language gave you a valid basis to terminate. Or landlord could decide not to sue, but make an adverse entry on your credit record, lowering your credit score and making it more difficult to rent from a landlord who checks your credit.
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Q: I have a 1 year lease that automatically becomes a month to month agreement signed when I moved in. is that legal?

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on Feb 20, 2018

When a lease expires, if the tenant remains and a new lease is not signed but the landlord is still accepting rent then it does generally become a tenancy at will, which is what month to month is. Here is a helpful resource that explains more: https://www.masslegalhelp.org/housing/lt1-chapter-4-tenants-at-will
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Q: Hello all, We have contarct breaching our company located in Florida, defendant in Texas. Can we sue him in Florida?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Florida on
Answered on Feb 20, 2018

Depends upon a variety of factors. 1st. If there is a written contract that stated that Florida is the jurisdiction to sue in then yes. If contract is silent as to jurisdiction then you will need to to consult with an attorney to determine what is the proper jurisdiction and venue.

Good luck.
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Q: Can Plaintiff enforce a Non-Solicitation contract , if one of their customers change their name or get's acquired?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Business Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 19, 2018

It is possible, but there is an insufficient factual basis on which to make that determination.
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Q: As a seller, if I sign a contract with the buyer, but I need to change my mind BC of a med diag. Can i do that?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for New Hampshire on
Answered on Feb 19, 2018
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Q: Bankruptcy or credit card question. Can I be arrested for not paying creditors?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Business Law, Consumer Law and Contracts for Kentucky on
Answered on Feb 19, 2018

There is no debtor's prison. If there was, over 50% of Americans would be in jail. You may very well be judgment proof and not need a bankruptcy filing. It would still not hurt to talk with a bankruptcy near you to get an opinion and to see all of your options. Most lawyers offer a free consultation to review your situation. Hope it works out. Good luck!
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Q: I received a death threat from the man living below me. We are coworkers and there were witnesses.Can I end lease early?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 19, 2018

That does not provide a legal defense if you leave early, and if landlord sues you for unpaid rent for the remainder of your lease term. But landlord can only collect unpaid rent, minus any amounts collected from re-renting, and landlord has to take reasonable steps to re-rent. Even if landlord doesn't sue, landlord can make an adverse entry on your credit record, lowering your credit score and making it more difficult to rent from a landlord who checks your credit. But if that is what it...
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Q: Resigned from position due to years of unfair treatment. They sent me Severance Agreement and I need attorney to review

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Tennessee on
Answered on Feb 19, 2018

You can use a website such as this to search for lawyers to fit your needs. For a severance agreement, you'll probably want to search for an attorney with employment law and contract experience.
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Q: On a joint car loan, is there a way to legally exempt someone from being financially responsible for the loan.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 19, 2018

You both could sell the car. That would end the loan. The mortgage broker would have the best alternate suggestions.
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Q: If I moved with my so called gf/bd then In july and was put on the lease as of September 2017 as a renewed lease with gf

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 19, 2018

Anybody can sue anyone for anything. But they only win if they have evidence and a valid legal claim, as determined by the court. Either work it out, or if she sues, use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney to defend you.
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Q: AUTO DEALERSHIP FRAUD...

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Civil Litigation for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 18, 2018

You desperately need to contact an attorney who practices consumer law. What you've stated sounds like consumer fraud. NJ has an excellent consumer fraud law that can help you recover not only your down payment but also help you collect damages and attorney fees. Some attorneys may even be willing to take your case on contingency. Contact an attorney who will provide you with a free consultation.
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