Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Ohio Contracts Questions & Answers
1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Ohio on
Q: I am interested in becoming a lawyer - which courses can I take now that would show me what law school is like?

I am interested in becoming a lawyer. I am highly intelligent and can do just about anything I put my mind to. My question is this: which courses can I take now, in college, that will show me what law school is like? I am very good at language and comprehending all things linguistic - that has... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jan 15, 2022

I recommend calling up the Dean of the law school and telling him your situation and ask if you could sit in on a law school class or 2 to see if you would still be interested in it. Law school classes are not lecture format like college classes are. It requires reading cases and then being... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Divorce and Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Q: Is there anything I can do?

In 2015 I purchased a home. My ex(never married) and I, months later, after putting a lot of work into the house, split. Her and her father went behind my back to the loan office and drew up the paperwork to sell her the house for the same price I bought it for. I signed them. I didn't know... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Jan 5, 2022

You'll have to have an attorney review all the facts and advise you if you have any possible claims, such as fraud, or whether you might negotiate a resolution. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Ohio on
Q: If I cosigned for a for my aunt under fear and it has been 5 months ago can I report it stolen

I just want to get my name off the car

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss answered on Jan 2, 2022

Can you provide a little more information?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Contracts for Ohio on
Q: Wage garnishment over “loan” between family w/ no contract, only told pay when/if you can. Help please

Hi, I have a question regarding money given between family. My grandpa gave me around 3k to help with our back rent. There was no contract or anything signed between us. He just said, “pay it back when/if you can”. Now he passed away recently & his daughter is threatening to garnish my... Read more »

Bruce Martin Broyles
Bruce Martin Broyles answered on Dec 16, 2021

A loan does not entitle a person to garnish your wages. They would have to obtain a judgment against you, and garnish wages based upon the judgment obtained against you.

Even if a judgment is obtained and garnishment is attempted, social security, disability, and retirement benefits are...
Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Ohio on
Q: Is it possible to get back a non refundable deposit back from a vendor is there is no communication

I have contacted the vendor many times by emailing and by phone no response. I have to go the company website and complete a inquiry to get in contact with someone and finally got a response sept 25 stating that she would provide me with the update proposal from back in July in a one week or so.... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Nov 19, 2021

Do you have a signed contract with them? If so, what does it say about dates to complete the planning? Does it have any deadlines that caterer has missed? Does it have a termination provision? Make contact with them whatever way you can, and try to work it out. Or sue them for breach of contract... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: Booked a caterer for my wedding. After tasting that took place in July was supposed to be provided a update proposal.

I have reached out to the vendor by calling and sending emails never got a response I had to go onto their website to do an inquiry to even get a response and when I did they told me that they will get back to me by sending out a proposal in a week or so it’s going on November now and I have yet... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Nov 19, 2021

Do you have a signed contract with them? If so, what does it say about dates to complete the planning? Does it have any deadlines that caterer has missed? Does it have a termination provision? Make contact with them whatever way you can, and try to work it out. Or sue them for breach of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Banking and Business Formation for Ohio on
Q: My mom’s boyfriend has 50,000 from selling a house. He owes money and wants me to hold it for him.

He wants to transfer the money straight into my bank account. Is this money then legally mine? Is there any legal action he can take if I don’t give it back? He has no access to my bank other then him having it transferred

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Nov 18, 2021

If it is not a gift to you, then you are holding it in trust for him, and it would not be legally yours. But he would not have access to it, and if you refused to give it back, then he would have to sue you. If there is no signed agreement stating the terms by which you are holding the money for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Ohio on
Q: My rental company sold property to a new one. I never signed a new lease, does the new company need to follow old lease?

My rental company in Ohio sold my apartment complex to a new rental company. One day I just got a random note on my door saying it was now under new ownership. I never was required to sign a new lease with the new company. The only lease I have is with the old company. I am now looking to sublease... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Nov 12, 2021

The sale remains subject to all the existing leases that are in effect. The new owner cannot make changes to lease terms until the lease is renewed, if tenant agrees.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Business Law for Ohio on
Q: My wife owned a cemetery plot and passed without a will. Does it go to me?

My wife owned a cemetery plot and passed without a will. She had three children from a previous marriage but paid for the plot while we were married. As her next of kin, do I now own that plot?

Aaron Epling
Aaron Epling answered on Nov 1, 2021

Call the cemetery and ask them. Sometimes, cemetery plots will pass under cemetery rules. Even if it has to go through probate, you will probably be able to get it.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Ohio on
Q: What kind of lawyer do I need to help break a lease?

Covid related. Mother was in hospital. Doctors requiring first floor instead of third floor apartment.

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Oct 14, 2021

You need to speak with an attorney who practices landlord/tenant law.

Best of luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: Why don’t HOA’s allow essential critical infrastructure workers, emergency plumber, park their vehicles at their homes?

When renting the home I was not told or given any information about the HOA, nothing in the lease. I am trying to work w HOA, even tho legally they should be dealing with home owners, but they are just condescending, rude, and bullying throwing their attorneys around. I have been nothing but... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 21, 2021

HOAs are governed by a set of rules specified in a declaration that has been recorded in the county records and is binding on all the home owners and any others staying in any of the homes. The HOA rules provide fines or legal action for violations. They typically prohibit outside parking of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Contracts and Copyright for Ohio on
Q: Is it legal to sell someone's else stuff without their knowledge or consent?

Until my lease for my new apartment began, I stayed at my friend's place for a month. Recently when moving in, I forgot some items at the friend's place. The next day after move-in, I asked the friend if I can go to their place and collect my remaining items. They said they were out of... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 8, 2021

Take a criminal complaint against the boyfriend for theft and conversion.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Ohio on
Q: Do I need a work for hire agreement for an editor and illustrator when I want to own my book rights, independent author?

I want to start writing and publishing children’s picture books as an independent author. I have written a 32 page book. i have already paid for copyrights. I want to hire an editor to look it over (line editing and copy editing) before I hire an illustrator. I am funding this entire project. Do... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 7, 2021

The contracts you sign with editor, illustrator, etc. must assign all of their WMFH copyright rights to you. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain an intellectual property rights attorney who can explain the copyright issues and prepare appropriate contracts.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Collections for Ohio on
Q: Stop payment on plumbing service

Our basement flooded and we received an estimate for work. We signed the estimate and we’re told it was “no problem” if we changed our mind. We told the company we were getting other estimates and to stop all work. They did an hour of work. We received other estimates that were 75% LESS than... Read more »

Bruce Martin Broyles
Bruce Martin Broyles answered on Aug 26, 2021

Many credit card companies provide you with an option to dispute any charge on your card.

As soon as you dispute the matter, the credit card company with "chargeback" the amount from the Plumbing Company. The credit card company will then attempt to resolve the issue and...
Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Ohio on
Q: Went and purchase a car they charged me for something he told me he would give me for free now they want to give half

My money back based on the video he watch I told him we didn’t want it then he tells me he will give to me for free then charge me for it under other

Michael Lewis Eisner
Michael Lewis Eisner answered on Aug 5, 2021

Misrepresentations made during the sale of a car by a dealer should be reviewed by a consumer rights attorney. Most will give you a free consultation to determine if you have a strong enough claim to seek a remedy. Good luck.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Products Liability and Banking for Ohio on
Q: Can a contract clause absolutely eliminate or waive a citizen's right to a trial by jury?

I have noticed this clause in many end user agreements such as computer and phone software, product and service warranty terms, various financial applications, etc. It is always one-sided (written by the provider) and directed at the buyer. Sometimes these terms include mandatory use of a (or... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Aug 2, 2021

Right to a jury applies to criminal matters, not civil cases like business contracts. Rights to a jury in civil cases depend on state law, and can usually be waived as a matter of contract. That's why those waivers appear in so many business contracts.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Rights, Education Law and Small Claims for Ohio on
Q: Can my private university mandate me to get vaccinated after I’ve been accepted, paid money, and told me that I don’t?

They told us we did NOT have to get vaccinated then an hour later told us that we DO need to get vaccinated against COVID-19. I was accepted for a month and a half with a down payment before I was informed that I needed to get the COVID vaccine, so now it’s crunch time and I either get the shot... Read more »

Bruce Martin Broyles
Bruce Martin Broyles answered on Jul 26, 2021

I have not personally looked up the resources, but it is my understanding that the vaccine has not received final approval from the FDA.

The emergency use of an unapproved medicine is covered by 21 U.S. Code § 360bbb–3 - Authorization for medical products for use in emergencies. A...
Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Ohio on
Q: I have a will that left me 2 cars. That I have in my prossion. But another person. Got titles in her name. And won’t giv

Give to me. So I have cars she has titles. What can I do

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Jul 19, 2021

In order for title to pass from a deceased person to another you generally need to go through the probate process. If the other person was the transfer on death beneficiary of the vehicles, then that takes precedence over the Will. I suggest you sit down with a probate attorney to review the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Lemon Law for Ohio on
Q: Can I sue vroom, an online car dealership for fraud?

They falsely advertised the condition and features included on the car. They also claimed this vehicle has a clean title; however, the car has had electrical issues since day one. I have several reasons to believe this car has previously been in a wreck after taking it to a mechanic. The company... Read more »

Hunter G. Cavell
Hunter G. Cavell answered on Jul 17, 2021

You should speak with an attorney about this. There could be a bait-and-switch issue in your situation. The question is, what would you like to get from the dealer?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Ohio on
Q: How to get out of a 8 month online group coaching contract

I signed up for an 8 month group coaching session starting June 1 2021. After 3 week I sent an email saying this was not for me. It was sold as something much different then it actually is. I then sent another email on July 11 asking again to leave the group as it is not for me. I was told I can... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Jul 15, 2021

If the contract is for 8 months, and there is no early termination option, then there isn't one, and you could be obligated to pay, or else they could make an adverse entry on your credit report, lowering your credit score. They could also turn it over to a collection agency. But they might... Read more »

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.