Christie Tournet's answer There is no law requiring that you hold property for a minimum time before re-selling. However, tax consequences could differ on income/capital gains. You should address that scenario, and your specific circumstances, with your CPA.
D. Alex Onstott's answer The answer depends on the exact language of your lease. However, generally, when you sign a document, you are agreeing to its terms. A guarantor is typically required by the lessor; and provisions of a contract which exist to protect the lessor may not be relied upon by the lessee to invalidate the lease.
You also mentioned roommates who might have forged or altered your signature, and a landlord who seems to be changing the rent. These are issues that should be discussed with an...
Most contracts don't require notarization or witnesses, nor do they need to be written, in order to have effect. Writing your agreement is almost always advisable, since it memorializes the intentions of the parties for later reference, and to settle any disputes about the agreement that may come up in the future. For that reason, most attorneys will advise you to get all agreements that you...
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer Your son is a major, not emancipated. You are paying arrwars, not ongoing. To change the recipient, you can't "file paperwork". You need an attorney to research the issue and file a Motion. This is not something that can be done with a form.
Christie Tournet's answer If he is not on the lease, then he does not have a right to be there. However, without the Lessor cooperating, it may be difficult to force him to leave, as the landlord is the one with ownership rights and can force an eviction. So, check to see if the lease shows him as tenant also and if the Lessor will cooperate. Also, if he is staying without paying rent, then you have a claim for unjust enrichment. See if you can get him to move by threatening an unjust enrichment claim for all months...
Edit Stelczner's answer Your US citizen spouse will need to petition for you by filing the form I-130. You will likely be able to file the adjustment application (green card application) along with the petition and from the date of filing you would receive employment authorization (work permit) in about 4 months. I strongly recommend working with an immigration attorney so you can get through this process without any unnecessary delays or mistakes. Congratulations on your marriage!
Christie Tournet's answer If the person is not a listed occupant on the lease and pays no rent, then you can end whatever invitation you extended for them to "visit" at your residence. Whether law enforcement will want to get involved is another issue - they likely will only get involved for criminal trespass matters. You may need to handle it through civil/small claims court by getting an eviction, if the invitation termination and law enforcement avenues do not pan out.
Christie Tournet's answer The landlord may be entitled to certain relief under the contract, but it also cannot sit back and refuse to market and lease the property in attempt to collect greater damages. The landlord has a duty to mitigate its damages. So, whether the landlord marketed, showed, and attempted to lease the property will likely be at issue. Also, if you have any written correspondence showing prior issues with the landlord entering your premises - in a method that violates the lease between you -- that...
Christie Tournet's answer A lease agreement need not be in writing to be binding. An oral lease is valid under Louisiana law. And, the payment of an set monthly price tends to support that an agreement as to the thing, price, and term was reached. Still, the fact that the lease was not reduced to writing may help simplify reasons for terminating the agreement - especially, if there are concerns as to a safe habitat. Still, it may be prudent to advise in writing of the reasons for concern, provide a time period for...
David Alan Wolf's answer You should consult with an attorney. It is odd that the insurance company is cancelling the policy for failure to maintain the building. Typically, policies are challenged by the carrier if there is a misrepresentation or a failure to pay the premium. There may be a way to force the insurance company to cover the claim.
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer A lawyer has the right to charge what is a fair fee. If he promises a full refund, however, you have the right to enforce that promise. If he or you contests what is owed (or what is a fair fee), you have the right to ask the Office of Disciplinary Counsel in Baton Rouge to intervene. They can be reached at https://www.ladb.org/. Good luck.
Charles Joseph Stiegler's answer A claim of this size is probably best brought in Lafayette City Court (assuming it's within city limits). I would contact the Clerk of Court for the 15th JDC and ask how to proceed. I will warn you that even if you do get a court order awarding back rent, in many cases it is very difficult to actually collect.
Brian Lehman's answer Yes. "An individual may file any money claim under the amount of $3,000 on the Clerks Docket; all other claims are filed under the Civil Suits." https://www.lincolnparish.org/clerkofcourt/pages/civil.html
Will Blackton's answer That answer will depend on a number of factors, but as it relates to intellectual property law, the first question you have to answer before anyone can possibly respond to your question accurately:
Is this a picture you took (or own the rights to) that is of someone else, or is this a picture taken (and owned) by someone else?
Adam Studnicki's answer Possibly. Depending on local law, the landlord may have a duty to mitigate damages. Check with a local real estate lawyer.
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