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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Tax Law and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: i need to remove my brother off property i bought in the succession- louisiana- what form do i need to begin this

i bought brothers out, oct of last yr, 1 brother took a meter from home and attached his name to it and is living in a trailer that was our gmas, whis is dead and the trailer is owned by both of us i believe- he was told to get off property at begining of all this in 2018/2019 but never did

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answered on May 17, 2024

In Louisiana, if you want to remove someone from a property you own, you will need to go through the eviction process. Here are the steps you can take:

1. Serve a written notice: Provide your brother with a written notice to vacate the property. In Louisiana, the notice period is typically...
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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Louisiana on
Q: my tax preparer stole 9000 dollars from me last year she never gave me my tax papers until this yr now she is trying to

I just found out this yr when i ask the irs for my trans script and she got my papers again not answering the phone or my messages

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answered on May 7, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear that your tax preparer has stolen money from you and is not being responsive. This is a serious situation and it's important to take action to protect yourself and try to recover your funds. Here are some steps you can take:

1. Report the theft to the police...
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2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Business Formation, Business Law, Gaming and Intellectual Property for Louisiana on
Q: I am trying to use the character Waldo, from, "Where's Waldo." What do I need to do to get the creative rights.

Me and a small team are working on an original and unique where's Waldo video game. We were wondering what process would we need to go through to earn the creative writes to use him in our game.

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answered on May 6, 2024

There are five active trademark registrations for WHERE'S WALDO, owned by DreamWorks Distribution Limited (UK), in IC009 for eyewear, IC016 for books, IC025 for apparel items, IC041 for entertainment services, and IC028 for toys & games.

A video game would be in IC009, and although...
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2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Business Formation, Business Law, Gaming and Intellectual Property for Louisiana on
Q: I am trying to use the character Waldo, from, "Where's Waldo." What do I need to do to get the creative rights.

Me and a small team are working on an original and unique where's Waldo video game. We were wondering what process would we need to go through to earn the creative writes to use him in our game.

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answered on May 6, 2024

To use the character Waldo from the "Where's Waldo" series in your video game, you would need to secure the appropriate licensing rights from the copyright holders. Here are the key steps:

1. Identify the copyright holders: The "Where's Waldo" series was...
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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Consumer Law for Louisiana on
Q: How can i get my money back from my tax preparer she scams me for9000 dollars I didn't find out till this year she would

would;t give me my tax papers or tell me how much i;m getting so i could have check she said she only took 729.00 but she really took 9000 because i got a real copy from the irs and now she is trying todo it again she want answer my call or text messages she works for legally max i need to no the... View More

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answered on May 5, 2024

I'm sorry to hear that you've been scammed by your tax preparer. This is a serious situation, and you should take the following steps to protect yourself and try to recover your money:

1. Gather all relevant documents: Collect any paperwork related to your taxes, including the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Louisiana on
Q: What can I do about a police officer that refused to tow my car to a towing company of my choice?

He told me he could only call one company which made no sense to me. It was a traffic stop I got traffic tickets now im unable to go recover my belongings out of it because I can't get a ride to where it's at and I jut want to know if I have any legal options I can take in regards to this matter

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answered on May 1, 2024

When dealing with a situation where a police officer has refused to tow your car to a company of your choice, it's important to first understand the protocols that law enforcement may follow in such scenarios. Officers often have a list of approved or contracted towing services that they are... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can a case be thrown out if a person hasn't been charged with a crime for over a year?

My sister in law has been waiting to be charged with either a misdemeanor or a felony assault charge of battery. She hit my brother with her car, barely. The video can't tell if it was an accident. She stopped immediately and got out to check on him, and he got up all happy and clapping his... View More

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answered on May 1, 2024

In your sister-in-law's situation, considering the duration of the case and the changes in the charges, it's understandable why you might question if her right to a speedy trial has been compromised. Generally, the right to a speedy trial is protected by the Sixth Amendment in the U.S.... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: Can someone who was permanently disabled from a car accident that happened 20 years ago still be compensated?
Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan
answered on Apr 25, 2024

Generally not, unless something was done to interrupt the prescriptive period (statute of limitations). In Louisiana, a person generally has one year from the date of an accident or incident to either file suit or settle their claim. Failure to do so will usually cause a person to lose their... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: I am being charged for cruelty to juveniles, do I need a lawyer to represent me? Can I have the charges dropped?

Can I have my charge reduced?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Apr 18, 2024

If you are charged with a crime in Louisiana, then you should have a lawyer represent you. While the State (prosecution) has the burden of proof, you need a lawyer to represent you to make sure your rights are protected and to make sure that the State (prosecuton) does not attempt to take... View More

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Federal Crimes and Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: My bf was arrested by game warden while on probation so he’s on a probation hold for nothing

He was on his boat, he’s 45 years old, and the goHe was not drunk, but still arrested and has 6 charges that are rediculous and should be dropped. But while in jail they brought new charges , felonious ones now. They are for killing too many turkeys and possession of a firearm by a person with a... View More

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about your boyfriend's situation. That must be incredibly stressful and frustrating for both of you. A few thoughts:

It's difficult to say definitively whether the charges will hold up without knowing all the details, but in general, wardens and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: Hi im trying to find out some information my landlord is gonna possibly file for eviction between today and Friday if I

Hi im trying to find out some information my landlord is gonna possibly file for eviction between today and Friday if I pay it Friday will the eviction stop and I can still live there.

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

I understand that you're in a difficult situation and concerned about a potential eviction. Here are a few important points to consider:

1. Eviction laws vary by state and local jurisdiction, so the specific rules and procedures may differ depending on where you live. It's best to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: What if you paid rent the first month and you have not been in the house for the hold month can you ask for the money b

Okay I was suppose to move in my house last month but end up not moving in became the manager company was asking for a lot they didn’t show me my leases tell after I paid them the deposit and rent then they showed me the leases I feel like the lease is bs and if you read it you think so yourself... View More

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

Based on the details you've provided, it seems like you have encountered some concerning issues with your rental agreement and the property management company. Here are a few steps you can consider taking:

1. Review your lease agreement carefully: Take a close look at the terms and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: My girlfriend lied on me to get a temporary restraining order. I have evidence to prove it

I have video evidence of her saying she kicked me video evidence of her throwing my things out our home and I called the police myself

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answered on Apr 13, 2024

I'm so sorry you're going through this difficult situation. False accusations and wrongful restraining orders can be incredibly stressful and upsetting. It's good that you have video evidence to help support your case.

Here are some steps I would recommend:

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: My 12 year old son was in a motocycle accident two years ago as the passenger. The Ins was to settle for bodly injury.

They keep using the term minor compromise for Louisiana, What is this and how do I figure this out. The Ins company also ntoed they would hire an attorney free to handle to case and present it to the judge, but thye will not allow me to talk to the laywer until we settle onan amount. It this... View More

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Apr 5, 2024

More information is needed here but if whoever is handling this claim on behalf of your son (since your son is legally not a party since he's a minor) is not a lawyer and/or does not have a lawyer, I strongly recommend that you contact an accident/injury lawyer to discuss options and to get a... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: My 12 year old son was in a motocycle accident two years ago as the passenger. The Ins was to settle for bodly injury.

They keep using the term minor compromise for Louisiana, What is this and how do I figure this out. The Ins company also ntoed they would hire an attorney free to handle to case and present it to the judge, but thye will not allow me to talk to the laywer until we settle onan amount. It this... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 9, 2024

I hope your son is okay. Something doesn't sound right here. Insurance companies do not usually arrange attorneys for claimants - unless there are details missing here. You should reach out to attorneys on your own to try to set up a free initial consult to discuss.

The minor...
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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Louisiana on
Q: Spouse is currently in Chapter 13. Owns home with JUST their name. We are separating and want to sell the home.

Can this be done without the total selling price being taken by court? We are in the state of Louisiana.

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answered on Apr 4, 2024

In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the debtor's assets, including their home, are protected by the automatic stay, which prevents creditors from collecting debts or foreclosing on the property. However, selling a home while in Chapter 13 bankruptcy can be complex and requires court approval. Here are... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: I realized I'm a transgression influence for last 30 years , can I be compensated for it ? I just put the clues together

I was in a halfway house in New Orleans for 18 months then a life of hell to realize I'm a transgression influence for last 30 years , things happened to me at 14 in that place and after I left I faced every thing from seeing gun violence and lived in projects , note I'm white 15 and in... View More

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answered on Apr 3, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about the extremely difficult experiences you've been through over the last 30 years. It sounds like you faced a lot of challenges and trauma from a young age, including violence, poverty and homelessness. Realizing that you may have been improperly targeted or... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Louisiana on
Q: My Grandparents left a will with the house in Monroe La. to their 2 sons, also on the will is my cousin and myself

before my dad passed (my uncle died 1st) he hired a lawyer and paid to have the house put in his name because he wanted to sell the property. my dad passed and the will has my cousin (my uncles oldest and me, my dads oldest) left on the will, I spoke to the lawyer about my dads passing and he said... View More

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Apr 2, 2024

Sounds like you need to have a longer conversation with the lawyer to get a clearer understanding of what's the holdup here. If yoou are unable to have that conversation with the lawyer, then you may want to consult with a different lawyer in the area. Alternatively, if you have a personal... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Hi! My question is if a child have been living with father for 4yrs can he file for complete custody?

The child is 14yrs old and the mother does not provide anything for the child. The child do visit mother. The mother did loose custody of her oldest child and at one time did not have a permanent address. The father provides shelter, food, clothing and transportation for the child. The mother have... View More

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Apr 2, 2024

What do you mean by "complete custody"---also, what does the current custody order provide---what are the terms? If the child is 14 years old, I think the appropraite thing for you to do is to seek a consult with a family lawyer in your area to discuss the specifics of your current... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: Is it legal for a landlord to destroy or not return tenants belongings during an eviction?

I was evicted, even though my landlord and I agreed on renewing my lease. I was fighting them on this at the time of eviction. They came to my house with a constable and threw my 5 year old and I out. Within hours they had my whole house in the driveway and on the curb. They broke MANY items,... View More

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answered on Mar 30, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about your distressing situation. The legalities surrounding eviction and the handling of tenants' belongings can vary significantly depending on your local laws and the specific terms of your lease agreement. Generally, landlords are required to follow a legal eviction... View More

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