Joseph Jaap's answer Disney is likely to sue you for trademark infringement, which could allow them to collect damages and their attorney fees from you. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to talk to a local trademark attorney before using that domain name.
Joseph Jaap's answer There are various statutes of limitation that might apply, either for a home sale contract or for fraud. Those are all shorter than 22 years. The clock starts either when the event occurred (when the seller told you it was county water and sewer in 1999) or when you learned about the problem (you just found out), or should have learned about it (should you have inspected in 1999). The seller would say that you should have inspected better when you purchased in 1999, and that the statute of...
Joseph Jaap's answer Father in law should meet with an estate planning attorney to review all the facts of the situation. The attorney can discuss various options of how to accomplish what he wants to do. It could be as simple as executing an affidavit, but he should also have a will, a living will, and financial and health care powers of attorney. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to find a local estate planning attorney to meet with him.
Joseph Jaap's answer You probably have no legal obligation to him if you had no knowledge of the ownership of the things he left behind. It is between him and the company to whom he sold the property. But if he files a lawsuit and names you as a defendant, then you should obtain an attorney to represent you.
Joseph Jaap's answer There is no rule about that. Coming over the boundary line is technically a trespass. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney who can review a survey and all the facts, and advise you with specifics.
Joseph Jaap's answer You could send them a letter giving them "permission" to keep it there, but advising you retain the right to have it removed at any time. Send the letter by certified mail with return receipt, to defend against any claim by them for "adverse possession." Or you could demand that they remove it, and if they don't, you could file a lawsuit for trespass. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney to review all the facts and advise you of these options.
Joseph Jaap's answer Landlord would have to follow the normal eviction process and cannot legally throw you out. If landlord shows up and attempts that, call the police. But if you don't pay rent, landlord could start the eviction process, but that takes weeks. You can deposit your rent into escrow with the local court. Check the court web site for the escrow process. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain an attorney to communicate to landlord to advise legal action will be taken if water not turned on...
Joseph Jaap's answer Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney to prepare a simple deed and have it properly recorded. It would not cost much, and could avoid future problems that could happen if you try to do it without an attorney and don't do it properly.
Joseph Jaap's answer If a landlord does a lock-out on residential property, the tenant can sue for wrongful eviction. It is more complicated for commercial property. And if you invested $30K without anything in writing, it is even more complicated. Use the Find a Lawyer tab and retain a local real estate attorney to review all the facts and advise you of your options.
Joseph Jaap's answer It depends on what your lease says, and what action your landlord takes. If they demand you pay it, and you don't, then they could sue you, which becomes a permanent court record that could make it difficult to rent from a landlord who checks. And they could make an adverse entry on your credit report, lowering your credit score, which a potential landlord can find. Try to work it out with landlord with the least damage to you.
Joseph Jaap's answer A lawyer is not required. But without having a lawyer to be sure everything is done properly, there could be problems that could be difficult or expensive, or both, to correct later. Preparation of a deed by an attorney, and a title examination to determine if there are any problems, is a prudent investment at a modest cost. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney.
Joseph Jaap's answer The 3 can file a lawsuit called a "partition action" asking the court to order the property to be sold, and the sale proceeds to be split equally among the 4. The 3 can use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney to review the facts, and contact #4 to advise that the property will be sold by court order if #4 does not cooperate.
Joseph Jaap's answer You'll need an attorney to review the deed and all the circumstances, and then figure out what to do about it. It might require a court to determine. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney.
Joseph Jaap's answer In a divorce, if the house is a marital asset, then the equity in the home, which is the fair market value of the home minus the mortgage balance, can be divided 50-50. It does not matter whether husband's or wife's name is on the deed or the mortgage. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to review all the facts about when the home was purchased, with whose money, who pays for what house expenses, the current mortgage balance, etc., and advise you about any division...
Joseph Jaap's answer Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney to review the home sale contract and the escrow agreement and advise you of your options. You might have to sue the buyer and the escrow agent.
Joseph Jaap's answer Ohio law specifies the order in which family members share in property when there is no will. But the deed to his house might have had joint ownership and survivorship, or transfer on death provisions. If so, then those would control, and the house would not be subject to probate, and would transfer according to those instructions, not Ohio law for descent and distribution. Consult a local attorney where he lived to review the deed and any other documents recorded for the house and advise...
Joseph Jaap's answer If there are problems with the home that were not fully disclosed by the seller, use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney to review the purchase contract and disclosures, and advise you of any claims you have and how best to proceed.
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