Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer Statute of limitations of limitations for back rent is 6 years. You absolutely need to respond, because even if the charges are past the statute of limitations, you need to respond to point this out, otherwise they could obtain a default judgment against you regardless of the statute of limitations. Best course of action would be to have an attorney in the area the small claims proceeding is being held and contact them on your behalf to either appear on your behalf or resolve this issue.
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer This is 100% legal. You signed the lease agreement and agreed to be held responsible for the rent. They didn't receive rent and now they are coming after you for it.
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer Nowhere in the directions that Apple Maps gives does it ever tell you to take your eyes off of the road or rely solely on the directions that the app is giving. If you look at the terms and services you will find language that says as much that you agreed to in order to use the app. You still must be a responsible driver and be aware of your surroundings as circumstances change on the ground that are not reflected in the map.
You can still attempt to sue, but I do not know how...
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer First off there is no such thing as 'constructively evicting yourself.' Constructive eviction occurs when a landlord fails to provide or maintain the rental premises in such a way that deprives the tenant of their rights to quiet enjoyment and/or violates the implied warranty of habitability.
Second, there is no hard or fast rule as to what constitutes constructive eviction. It will always be dependent on the specific facts of your case. If you live in unsafe conditions and have hurt...
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer You can only be evicted from your home with an order from the court. The notices to vacate are not legally enforceable. However, not accepting rent payments is more problematic. If the landlord is not accepting rent payments you should document your attempts and create some sort of record to show that you attempted to pay but payment was refused. The next step your landlord will likely take is to file for an eviction either due to lack of payment or some other breach of the lease agreement....
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer Small Claims is not the appropriate court to bring a claim against them in. Since this is related to your divorce, the court that handled your divorce maintains jurisdiction over the case.
Andrew L. Bennett's answer It depends on the type of case, however, you should contact the local county bar association to see if there is a service. Also you can google to see if there is a legal aid society near you that may be able to help.
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer Not having a job does not excuse someone from liability for their actions. You can still bring an action against the neighbor for her daughter's actions (assuming the daughter is a minor here).
What not having a job could complicate is your ability to collect any judgment you have against her for the cost of the damages. If she indigent, her few sources of income could be exempt from collections.
Betsy Walits' answer You would file contempt charges against him if your order states he needs to take the house out of your name. Sounds like he has bad credit now so you’d have to ask the Judge to order the sale of the house.
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer If the property is abandoned then yes, you can dispose of the property freely. That's the bind though. Just because the property has been left behind does not necessarily mean that it has been abandoned. The best way to cover your liability is to have the previous tenants sign off that any property they left behind is abandoned or get it in writing somewhere that they took all of their property.
Andrew L. Bennett's answer First, do not make admissions on a public forum, it is possible the State could learn of it an hold it against you. Secondly, if you were charged with Conversion or Misdemeanor Theft then you are facing a Class A Misdemeanor with up a $5000.00 fine and one year in county jail. Being that this is your first offense you should qualify for a PreTrial Diversion which would keep a conviction off your record. You should consider talking to a local attorney do determine if you can get a PTD on your...
Andrew L. Bennett's answer You would need to provide much more information to answer the question accurately. A warrant can only be lifted by the court and that would depend on the underlying charge, the length of time since missing the court date, the number of times the person has missed court in this case and any other cases, if any. Some judges refuse to recall warrants. You should contact a local attorney who can better answer your question when more information is provided.
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer There's no definitive answer that anyone here can give you. Attorneys all have different fees and fee schedules. Some may offer a flat fee while others ask for a retainer. Others may charge hourly and bill you later. The only way to get a definitive answer is to call attorneys and ask them.
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer This is what Small Claims court is made for. Take screenshots of your text messages, print them, show the name, the phone number and the time and dates of the messages on those prints and get ready to file a Small Claims case. Go to your local county court, find the Small Claims clerk, ask for a complaint form, pay the filing fee and service fee and gather any other evidence that you have. This can usually all be done without the help of a lawyer. Just remember though that you have to be able...
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