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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: Hellos is it legal for our rent to own landlord to have us sign that we waive our rights if there was mold here

Black Mold found after signing lease

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 28, 2022

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Until you speak with a local attorney, many courts nationwide do not look kindly on the idea of waiving liability for injury in general. It could depend on how a waiver was written. Good luck

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Louisiana on
Q: My mother left me a small house in her will. She has no other property. How do I get the house in my name?

I just need to know the steps I need to take. I do not live in LA and have to go back to TX Friday.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 27, 2022

Depending on the value of her estate, you might be able to complete this via affidavit. If not, then you would have to open a succession. I would recommend that you hire a succession/probate attorney to do this----it is not worth a title issue in the future because it's not done right at... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: I have a property I would like to purchase but is having a hard time getting the tax sale purchase to sale

At the time of the auction the owner had died and her heirs wasn't aware of the sale but is willing to sale to me but can't because the tax sale has 100% but hasn't quiet the title.I have offered him cash and still won't sale he doesn't live in state and the property is now... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 27, 2022

If this property is in Louisiana and you are not in Louisiana and this property is going up for a tax sale, then I strongly recommend that you contact and hire a Louisiana real estate attorney practicing in the local jurisdiction where the tax sale is being held so that you can make sure that all... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Louisiana on
Q: If employer owns 2 stores do they have to pay overtime if splitting time between & 2 different checks?

They have me working 50+ hours a week

Charles Joseph Stiegler
Charles Joseph Stiegler
answered on Sep 26, 2022

It is very likely that this is a legal violation which would allow you to recover lost wages and penalties, but I would need a few more facts to know for sure. We've represented workers in similar cases with good results. Feel free to email or call for more information.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: How do I go by getting financial compensation for vet bills after unleashed dog attacked service dog in our yard

How would I approach this? Husky dog ran up into our yard on our porch attacked my mother service dog, who is a chiweenie on our porch. Dog has broken bones and peritoneal hernia issues pooping etc. Surgery is likely going to be needed for the hernia. All caught on neighbors security system showing... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 26, 2022

You should contact a personal injury lawyer (or a few of them) in your area to discuss the specifics of your matter and what has transpired thus far--I suggest a few because most will provide a free initial consultation. Also, you can contact the owner of the husky dog and and inquire of his... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: My ex-husband and I have joint custody of our 16 year old son. He built a house an hour and 5 minutes away and wants son

To commute. This puts him on the road at 6 AM (he got his license in June so still not experienced driver)to get to school on time. He plays football and gets out of practice most days in between 6:30-7:00. I try to get along and work with him but this seems very unfair. He’s not discussed any of... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 22, 2022

Does the judgment/order say address this? If it does, then is he in violation? If it does not, then did you have an attorney representing you in connection with the judgment/order-----if so, please contact said attorney and discuss----if not, or if you prefer not to reach out to said attorney,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Banking and Collections for Louisiana on
Q: I'd I owe a credit card company money and I sell my house does the title company have to pay the debt off before me?
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Sep 21, 2022

The title company's job is to clear your title prior to the conveyance. If there is no judgment lien prior to closing, it may not get paid and released. Then the creditor would probably try to collect from your bank.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Louisiana on
Q: My special needs son was charged with atemped simple burgury of an inhabited dwelling
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 21, 2022

You did not post your question(s), but based on what you did write, my recommendation is that you please contact a lawyer in your area to discuss your options going forward and how to best assist your son with mitigating what can happen.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: Would the children of deceased parent be responsible for 5k lien against her 90k house?

Succession is complete. House is in children names.

Loan was for pool in Aug 2016. Lien was put on house at same time. Price of pool $10,655.54. Down-payment of $5,000. Oringinal principal financed $5,655.54.Payments totaled $7,701.49. Remaining principal balance when she passed in Feb.... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 20, 2022

Did you have an attorney involved in the succession? If so, please speak to the attorney about this. If the lien was not resolved through the succession , then the property was transferred subject to the lien so if at the the time the house sales there is a valid lien, then the lien must be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Noncustodial parent owes a large amount of arrears if my child moves in with him what happens to arrears?

What happens when child moves in with noncustodial parent and they owe a large amount of arrears? Can I be put on child support and how does that affect his arrears?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 19, 2022

Th arrears would remain outstanding.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: i have a misdemeanor summons for theft will i go to jail ?

this is my first offense and the amount was $790 the store that it was stolen from doesn't consider $790 a felony. if the amount was $1000 then i wouldve been charged with a felony

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 19, 2022

It is highly unlikely that yo will go to jail if you following the orders of the court. That said, your goal here should not be going to jail but mitigating the charge to keep it off of your record. The best way to do this is to hire a criminal defense lawyer in your area-----or at least consult... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: I am looking for property to buy only have about 30,000 but don't know what steps to take ..do I need a realtor
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Sep 15, 2022

Find the property yourself or call a realtor. But before signing a contract, hire an attorney to search the title and check it out. Many times it is better to walk away than get stuck .

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Q: Can I sue a company for slander/deformation of character, emotional distress and racial profiling?

I went into this store and was not even in the store for 5 minutes a sales associate called security. He told security that I was in there stealing and was banned from the store. Security approached and told me what was going and said I had to leave I told him I did not know what he was talking... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 12, 2022

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Although you were treated badly in the store, from a legal standpoint, it does not sound like a case that a law firm would consider handling on a contingency basis. And if there were no tangible damages, it... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Upon retiring and no longer having an income am I required to file in court to stop spousal support?

Louisiana Civil Code 112 states...The sum awarded under this Article shall not exceed one-third of the obligor's net income. If I no longer have an income because of retirement and my Ex is aware there is no longer an income, am I required to file in court to stop spousal support or can we... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 12, 2022

Inferring from your post, I assume you are talking about permanent spousal support? Regardless of whether it's permanent or temporary, I suspect that there is an Order in placing which details this obligation. That said, I highly recommend that you consult with a family law attorney to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: It's been 9years since my child seen his dad and he isn't on the birth certificate can he force me to allow visits?

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Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 12, 2022

If he takes you to Court and the Court ordered the visitation, then yes. That said, is there already an Order in place for visitation which he has not followed for years? My advice is that you consult with a child custody attorney now and discuss your options, including whether to be proactive... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Trademark for Louisiana on
Q: if a quote is trademarked, for ex, "rumble, youngman, rumble", can similar but diff quotes be used and trademarked?

If a quote is trademarked, for ex, "rumble, youngman, rumble", can similar but diff quotes be used and trademarked? I would like to implement a slogan for my company but I am worried about using it because it is an alteration to this quote. "jngl, youngman, jngl" - jngl pronounced jungle

Erik Špila
Erik Špila
answered on Sep 10, 2022

Dear Mrs or Mr,

yes, it is possible, but it depends on a few more variables. Trademark is always registered for a certain territory and certain goods or services. If the older quote trademark is registered for software for instance and your business is going to be about providing restaurant...
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1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: What do u do about a concrete subdivision sign that is blocking the view of oncoming traffic?

My daughter got in a wreck and said she doesn't remember seeing headlights coming. Because of this concrete sign. Everyone complains about it. She got a ticket but the sign is obstructing her view.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 9, 2022

More information is needed before one can render an assessment of whether or not the concrete subdivision sign was improperly placed and whether or not it was a legal cause of the collision. If you posted this because of a traffic ticket issued to your daughter, then you might want to take photos... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Louisiana on
Q: If on supervised probation for 6 months for first dui conviction can I relocate to a different state while on probatio?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 8, 2022

If you are on supervised probation, then you cannot relocate without permission of either your probation officer or the presiding Judge until your probation is completed. That said, most probation officers and/or the Court will give permission to relocate as long as there's good cause.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: How can I find a pro bone lawyers for my son and need serious help on this for criminal or sex crimes
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 6, 2022

If your son cannot afford to hire a lawyer then you can ask the Court to appoint a lawyer to represent him.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Is it illegal to drive during a heavy storm with your flashers/Hazards on in the state of Louisiana?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 6, 2022

Yes, it is illegal, however my experience is many people do travel in heavy storms with their flashers/hazard lights operation because it is believed to be safer. I am not sure if that's true, but it is illegal.

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