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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Florida on
Q: How do I collect on an agreement to pay for a business?

I sold the business to my partner, he sent me an agreement and signed it that he would pay me over 4 years and stopped making payments. Can I do anything to collect that? I am a 78 years old and really need the money. I haven't done anything since Covid, but now he is back in business and... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on May 18, 2021

Contact a lawyer who handles business disputes or a contract lawyer or a collections lawyer in your area----bring them the agreement signed by your partner and ask them the best way to enforce it, that is, collect the monies owed.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Wisconsin on
Q: How to handle a company that failed to complete contract and their loan company seeking payments?

Hired a company to remodel bath/tub area. They put in wrong materials, wrong (cheap) hardware, total sloppy job. We had local manager come in, he said they have to tear out and start from scratch. Then we never heard from them again. Multiple phone calls to salesman/manager/corporate HQ have gone... Read more »

Nathan DeLadurantey
Nathan DeLadurantey answered on May 18, 2021

It sounds like you may have claims against the contractor - and defenses on the loan. It will be based (in part) on some additional facts and the contents of any written documents you signed. I suggest contacting a Wisconsin consumer lawyer for a free consultation to discuss your rights and options.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Oregon on
Q: lease renewal letter to accept by end of month then rescinded before that..put on month to month. Eviction coming?

My boyfriend was given a lease renewal letter and told he had til the end end of this month to sign it. Today he received a letter saying that that has been rescinded and it is now going to be month to month. Out of 3 units he was the only one put on month to month and when he asked the landlord he... Read more »

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott answered on May 17, 2021

Had he signed and accepted the offer prior to the rescission, there is likely nothing the landlord could have done. But if he rescinded before your boyfriend accepted the renewed term lease, your boyfriend in now likely going to be on a month to month. But that is not the end of the world - to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Collections for North Carolina on
Q: Can I file a satisfaction of judgement. Paid amount in full about a month ago and have written notice without response?
Lynn Ellen Coleman
Lynn Ellen Coleman answered on May 17, 2021

Only the creditor can file a Notice of Satisfaction of Judgment. If you sent your demand for them to notify the Court about the payment of judgment in writing, and you have proof of receipt of your written demand, and they have not filed it, contact an experienced consumer law attorney. You need to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Entertainment / Sports for California on
Q: Do I need an entertainment lawyer or a business lawyer?

I have a lot of intellectual property claims I would like to file.

I have businesses I would like to create.

I would like to know the legalities of them.

I want to find someone who is willing to work for a percentage.

Julie King
Julie King answered on May 17, 2021

You would be best served hiring a law firm that has both intellectual property attorneys and business attorneys. If your business involves entertainment, then you may need an entertainment lawyer as well. But most business questions can be answered by a business attorney. Best wishes.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Q: I want to break my lease early....and dont have anything in the lease explaining and management is not telling me

Ive called them multiple time and they keep on giving my the run around with who handles the leasing questions. What should I do, everything is over the phone and I do not have a paper trail as they do not answer anything by email

Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb answered on May 16, 2021

A lease is a contract between the owner of property and the party who wishes to occupy or utilize the premises for the purposes and duration agreed to in the lease. The lease then is a contract. Inherent in every contract is the potential of one party to refuse, for whatever reason, unilaterally to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Florida on
Q: A company failed to provide services contracted for. What legal recourse do I have if further collections are attempted?

I own a small waste management company in North Fla. Recently a piece of equipment was stolen prompting me to install GPS units on other assets. I contracted a firm that provides the GPS devices and monitoring service. We entered into a three year agreement. In "normal mode" of operation... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on May 16, 2021

You have a cause of action for breach of contract. You can start with a demand letter and hope to get into a negotiation.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Contracts and Real Estate Law for Tennessee on
Q: My landlord notified me he is selling his properties to retire, can he make us leave or can I take it to court?

There is a clause in our 3 year lease that’s titled “Vacating Upon Termination” and it states “Tenant agrees upon expiration of the term of this lease or upon early termination of the lease for any cause tenant will at once peacefully surrender the leased premises etc.” My question is if... Read more »

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on May 16, 2021

The answer will depend on the language of your lease. If you have a three year lease- without any provision related to termination prior to this then you have a 3 year lease. The language you provided doesn't sound like enough to allow for an early termination.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Probate and Real Estate Law for Nevada on
Q: I was in contract to purchase a house in probate. The house was sold to some one else in court. I had no representation.

I was told not to come to hearing unless i objected to the sale. I thought the house was to be sold to me so i didnt go. The house was sold to some one else. I had no representation at hearing to counter offer any offers at that time. I have signed contract, sent earnst money which was cashed then... Read more »

Kirk Kaplan
Kirk Kaplan answered on May 16, 2021

The short answer to your question is: Likely not.

Sale of real property through the probate process subject to court confirmation is ALWAYS subject to overbid in the in-court auction. Your signed contract, despite the estate accepting your offer, is still considered an "offer"...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for New York on
Q: Can a seller re- list a house if we are in a signed contract to purchase

We signed a contract in January, paid a down payment and expected to close 2 weeks ago but the title company wouldn’t release the title until a problem with the pool was fixed. The seller has now resisted the house and is holding an open house on the property today. As of yesterday the title... Read more »

Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel answered on May 15, 2021

A seller cannot relist if you have a signed contract. However, you would have to sue to stop a sale to someone else.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Antitrust for New York on
Q: Can LinkedIn restrict access to my own account? Connections to other users and all the data on the page?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 15, 2021

No one here is likely to know the answer to that, based on the facts at hand. It could depend on the terms of service or any other user agreements. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Florida on
Q: My grandmother passed away and her kids have decided to sell the house, one of them live outside Puerto Rico, how can be

done without flying in to PR ?

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on May 14, 2021

You are saying you live outside Puerto Rico, you are a beneficiary and you consent to sell the house, but you do not want to fly to Puerto Rico, right? This is a question for closing company.

If you are not beneficiary, or you are but you do not consent, or you are not sure, you should...
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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: Can a landlord change a contract terms at any time?

Was in a 5 year contract rent to own with me and my girlfriend on the agreement. We broke up, she stayed in the home with our 2 children. She recently wanted out of the house, so I took over and moved in. The landlord knew what we were doing, she then contacted me 11 days later saying the... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on May 13, 2021

The only way to get a legal opinion on this is by scheduling a consultation with an attorney, so that the attorney may review the original contract and discuss the facts with you. The landlord is stating you are in default. Why? It should be plain, by the terms of the contract, whether you are... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law and Real Estate Law for Maryland on
Q: What do we do about the person renting from our landlord who was subletting to us... stealing our money?

Mike is our landlord. Jeff rents the house from him and his name is on the lease. Jeff is subletting to me, and two other roommates. Jeff moved out but is still on the lease. We have been sending him rent money and utility money to pay the landlord and utilities (in his name). We found out today he... Read more »

Richard Sternberg
Richard Sternberg answered on May 13, 2021

It sounds to me like you need to get out in front of this with the landlord as well as the sub landlord. It might be a good idea to review the lease between Mike and Jeff to see if he had the right to sublet. It is likely that you may be evicted, and if the PEPCO bill is in your name, you might... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Education Law for Florida on
Q: Can a college deny a student from completing schooling until the tuition fee is paid in full?

I’ve submitted an email requesting a leave of absence and attempted to get a deferral from the lender which they declined. Now I would like to re-enroll and they are denying me a chance to finish the program until I pay I pay off the current balance, the lender also increased the amount that I... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on May 13, 2021

Whether it is ethical or it is breach of contract, you must revisit the agreement you signed with the school when you first enrolled. You should bring a copy of the agreement and consult an experienced contract attorney.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Florida on
Q: I signed up to sell my house on one of these realtor sites that list your home for a flat fee. I then tried to cancel it

Before they even did anything with it which they didn’t do anything with it. Now they are saying they will sue me or put a lien on my home.

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on May 12, 2021

The only way an attorney can give you an opinion on this issue is by reading the contract. Therefore, schedule a consultation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Contracts for Indiana on
Q: 2 months after serve out of parole in Kentucky, Indiana parole office along with two Tell City, Ind. officers.

Kick in my dad's house, handcuff and hold at gun point my little brother and go through all my father's residence, property and garages. My buddy's house is kicked in and searched and my house is doors rammed off the hinges and completely tossed upside down to the point of... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on May 11, 2021

I'd suggest consulting with a civil rights attorney who is familiar with 1983 actions. Keep in mind you have a time limit to put the agencies on notice.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Copyright, Entertainment / Sports and Intellectual Property for Texas on
Q: In 2001 a well known music artist signed all his right away under duress. His life was threatened if he didn't sign.

Can he file suit since it was under duress? There is alot of money in royalties on the line

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on May 10, 2021

You definitely have to run very fast to talk to an attorney.

There may be some criminal issues as well.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Florida on
Q: Is a contract non-binding is one of the signers was not present?

We bought into Marriott's "Destination Points" vacation program, the salesperson lied and they can’t be used for our purpose.

We own a fixed holiday "Week" in Marriott's Vacation Club with "Select" status that allows us to book reservations... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on May 10, 2021

I am sorry to hear what you have gone through. If you signed into the agreement as the result of attending Marriott's solicitation and sales presentation, Marriott should be responsible for the contract regardless who was the sales person. This is called vicarious responsibility. You should... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Divorce for Florida on
Q: Good Morning I have a decree settlement question

The decree ended on April 05, 2021 and it states the wife shall have 60 days to buy out the husband

The wife refinanced back in August 2020 so the remaining balance has to be

found on an Amortization table which the wife does not agree with

Tami Lane Augen
Tami Lane Augen answered on May 8, 2021

Your question is a bit unclear. The final judgement should provide clarity in regard to the value of the home and how much Wife should pay to Husband by a certain point in time. You may want to consider having an attorney review the final judgment and/or any settlement agreements to provide... Read more »

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