An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. You are seeking representation, but attorneys here can't reach out to you. The format of this Q & A forum is not geared for solicitation or referral. You'd need to contact attorneys on your own. In addition...View More
i was late one month and was charged a late fee of $25 which i understand is ok, but also a finance charge. there are no terms and conditions stating this charge and they are not a lender that i am borrowing money from. is this allowed and if so, why?
If the full amount owed to the HOA, including finance charges, is not paid, then the HOA can record a lien and foreclose it if not paid. The judge would decide if the finance charge is allowable based on the HOA declaration and any actions taken by the HOA board of directors to implement finance...View More
My car was stolen, recovered and I am still waiting for my car to be repair. Theft was in Sept 2022, car was sent to auto repair shop in 11/2022, they didn't know the car was on the lot until 03/2023, still waiting for my car and it is 06/2023 and I have still been paying car notes and car... View More
We were told the job would be done in Feb 2023, It is now June and we are still being delayed and not scheduled. Our contractor has been "scheduling" dates to start for months but then reschedules the day before, most times without notifying us unless we reach out to them. I asked to... View More
Had roof done on 5/5/22. City inspector found out they didn't have permit. They apparently have an issue with getting the permit and still do not have it. This has been over a year now. I have the money waiting to pay them and am of course willing to pay them if they ever get their legal... View More
There are a few parts to this question. Debt incurred by a spouse alone will not, generally, expose you to liability from the creditor, even during marriage. This debt, during divorce, may be considered marital debt, and it is possible that some or all of the debt may be apportioned between the...View More
Debts incurred during the marriage are presumptively marital debts. Parties may agree to treat them differently or in the case of a divorce a party that did not incur the debt may make an argument as to why it should be treated as a separate debt. Factors may include the circumstances around the...View More
It is my intention to move within the next 6 months but my lease renews for a year on the 1st of May. Can I advise landlord in writing that I do not wish to renew a year lease and would prefer to move to a month-to-month basis while I am looking for a new residence. It is possible that I may move... View More
You can ask, but the landlord does not have to agree to month to month. If it renews automatically for another year, then you might not be able to break it if you have to move. You might ask landlord to include an early termination in which you would pay some extra amount to terminate, but...View More
I recommend sitting down with an estate planning professional to discuss. If your mother makes such a transfer it could be subject to gift taxes. Additionally, if she were to need benefits under a needs based assistance program like Medicaid, such a gift would impact her eligibility and may mean...View More
If she transfers her house to you both as a gift, in addition to possible gift taxes, you and your sister will acquire the home with your mother's cost basis for income tax purposes, so that when you and your sister sell it, you both will also pay capital gains taxes on the increase in value...View More
The HOA Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions specifies the process for the HOA to change the amount of the assessment and if a vote is required. Review the HOA Declaration for the requirements and talk to the HOA management company or the HOA board members.
An attorney would have to do a full review of the noncompete, the circumstances, and related facts to determine whether the agreement remains enforceable and to what extent. Even if the employer has broken promises, they could still force you into court trying to enforce the non-compete. So...View More
We are trying to contract with an illustrator. Our CEO is insistent that we require the illustrators physical mailing address for the contract to be valid, the illustrator is only offering us his email at this time.
It can be valid without an address. I agree with your CEO though that you should require a physical mailing address in the contract. If the contract is breached and you need to sue then you will need their address to start the lawsuit.
Ohio Revised Code Chapter 1701, https://codes.ohio.gov/ohio-revised-code/chapter-1701, provides the legal framework for an Ohio for-profit corporation, and specifies procedures for issuing and transferring stock, which should be recorded in a ledger or other records of the corporation by the...View More
Is she allowed to do that when my lease clearly states “this is a utility y by the landlord”. My lease isn’t up until 4/30/23. Shes saying that there is new management and that she gave us a 30 day notice so we have to pay. Is this correct? I thought my lease was a binding agreement that... View More
Some property managers act improperly. They sometimes demand that tenants make a payment not required by the lease. If you don't pay it, she could file to evict you. You could then take your lease to court, and if your lease does not require you to pay it, the judge could dismiss the...View More
Inherit some land but has passed away. The land would have gone to my mother who also passed away. My cousin wants my siblings and myself to sign a deed gift receipt so she can own the land free and clear (she said a surveyor determined the land my father would have received and her house have been... View More
If grandmother, father and mother all have passed away, and their estates were not submitted to the probate court in the county in which each lived, and because they owned real estate, then that is a big mess that will require an attorney to help sort it all out by opening the estate of each with...View More
The code section you've cited permits employers to deduct from wages for damages to company property, provided there is an express contract between the employer and the employee putting the employee on notice that he or she will be held accountable for damaged property and equipment. An...View More
He would have to sue you for breach of contract or on some other basis such as fraud, and the judge would determine if you have to return the money. If there is no written contract or anything else in writing to confirm what was agreed between you both, that would make the court case more...View More
I do not live there or have any connection to the property. The bill is for 1.2k. I called them back that day & told them I did NOT request delivery & that they needed to come back & remove the product. The bill is for $1.2k made out to my son & his wife. They should not be... View More
The company could claim that you authorized it. But they would have to prove that in court. For that amount, it is unlikely they would go to court. But they could place a lien against the property, and turn it over to a collection company. Call them and try to work it out. If your son will...View More
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