I have read the financial agreement signed and it states "parents have financial responsibility for those rare days daycare is closed to catastrophic events. The legal definition of catastrophic events references natural and man made disasters not pandemics. This is the only thing I've signed and 3... Read more »
The answer to your question would depend upon how the court construes the definition of a "catostrophic event." Now one will be able to tell you with certainly how a court would construe the definition. For example, how is a "man-made disaster" defined? You are free to sue in small claims court...Read more »
There was a commercial kitchen for sale. It was technically only the equipment. The space has to be rented separately but you couldn’t take the equipment from the space. The price was $25,000 with a required down payment of $5,000. For the deal to work you have to be approved by the landlord... Read more »
A judgment in Missouri is valid for 10 years, so that fact that the judgment against you is 5 years old only means that it is still valid. If you get summoned, you need to appear. Consult with an attorney familiar with judgment debtor examinations, as there is an easy way to avoid answering the...Read more »
Former partner signed 5yr contract. I honered the entire 5yrs. I tried to end contract when 5yrs were up but they say since i didn't give 30 day written notice they are suing me for liquidated damages plus attorney fees, etc. They said there was auto renewal unless written 30 day notice. I didn't... Read more »
That's a lot of money. I suggest you schedule a consultation with an attorney. The attorney can then review the entire contract and give you legal advice. An attorney could also help negotiate with the opposing counsel if that is something you desire.
You didn't indicate whether this was a real estate contract or something else. Regardless, you ought to have an attorney review the contract and assess the facts in order to give you meaningful advice. You are better off spending a little money for a consultation now than thousands in defending a...Read more »
I am living in a rented slab home that had sewer work done in the house starting Jan 2nd. I have been living in a trashed home since: cement and sewer mud dust is on everything. Now I am ill. They don't take the cleanup seriously. Cheap help may be coming. I am thinking I might want to sue to... Read more »
I am sorry to hear about your terrible living situation.
Yes, you can file a lawsuit. Whether you win will depend upon the claims you plead, the facts, the law, and (most likely) whether the parties hire counsel. I suggest that you meet with and attorney to review the lease and all of the...Read more »
Check with the court that handles probates in the vicinity of where your grandmother passed away. If a case has been opened to probate her estate, the will must be lodged with the court. Once lodged with the court it becomes public record. You can view it and even obtain a copy (usually for a...Read more »
Hi, I live in Missouri and have a rental business. Every month I have to go through 1-4 evictions. Most judgments I get are never paid. This is an ongoing issue. To make things easier, I have created a spreadsheet that fills out forms for Rent and Possession, Unlawful Detainers and Garnishment... Read more »
Rent and Possession petitions and Unlawful Detainer petitions need not be filed using the forms made available by the Missouri judiciary or your local circuit court. I am not certain but believe that the garnishment forms on the available at https://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=103116 and your...Read more »
Lawyers are very intelligent and highly trained professionals--but we are not soothsayers; nor do we do crystal balls. Therefore, I am constrained by a fundamental law of the universe (no one can foretell the future) and unable to opine on your current dilemma.
I pay my rent online the website has always said my rent is 800. My lease says 850 which I did not know as I just renewed my lease without reading it. I am now being charged back rent for the extra 50 that I have not been paying. If it has always said 800 on their website is it legal for them to... Read more »
It's not a matter of legal v. illegal but rather a matter of what your contract states. It sounds like you've been underpaying rent due to a mutual mistake but that you owe the amount stated in the contract.
You should have read your new lease before signing it. The failure to read a...Read more »
We have an inspection contingency in the contract and after the inspection came back with mold and other significant findings we decided to cancel the contract. The seller is not signing the release for the title company to release our funds. How can we get our earnest money back? Can the... Read more »
Sometimes sellers can be frustrated when a contract falls through. As long as your cancellation of the contract was within the time provided by the contract you are entitled to return of your earnest money deposit. An attorney can help you with this issue.
I'm not aware of any cases addressing you specific issue. The statute seems to contemplate either mailed notice or in-person delivery of the notice, because it states, "Cancellation occurs when the buyer gives written notice of cancellation to the seller at the address stated in the agreement."...Read more »
There is one sentence stating the lease will automatically renew after year lease but was never told how we had to avoid that. We assumed that our lease was up in September and we told them we were moving and they said we never told them not to renew the lease. How can we get out of this lease. We... Read more »
Have an attorney read the lease and see if there is a way out. Leases commonly have automatic renewal provisions and they are generally enforceable. You could have given timely written notice that you were not renewing.
Here is the situation: Currently the debtors are working with me, and agreeing to work out payment solutions including legal action if necessary. I want to make sure this next document\contract we sign contains the right words follows the right steps to allow me to collect should this go to a legal... Read more »
Any contract attorney should be able to help you with this type of agreement. If the debtors breach the agreement you will still have to go through the court process but you can put in provisions that will give them incentive not to breach.
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