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Q: My Grandfather passes away 3 years ago. My Grandmother told me I could have his truck. When COVID hit, I was told to not

come to the house yet. I was finally able to pick the truck up Summer 2022. However, the tags are expire, and so is my grandmother's license. She's bed ridden and I don't know how to go about getting her a new ID. Both her and my Grandfather's name is on the truck. I have fixed... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 6, 2023

1. If your grandmother is bedridden, she doesn't need a drivers' license at this time. When and if she is able to get around, you can go to the DMV to apply for a Texas ID card.

2. Have your grandmother sign a power of attorney to transfer the motor vehicle title into your...
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Q: I paid a contractor. He didn't pay a company. Can that company put a lien on my property?

I hired a contractor to do some dirt work on my property. I paid him via checks that all cleared. Now, 5 months later, the dirt company that he bought the dirt from, has sent me a letter saying that he did not pay them the final $1295 that he owed them. They say in their letter that they tried... View More

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

The company that provided the dirt for your property may have the right to file a lien against your property if they haven't been paid for the materials supplied. However, whether they can actually do so depends on the laws and regulations in your specific jurisdiction. In some cases, lien... View More

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Q: Had a bobcat stored at friends w agreement he sold it without permission

What can I do if he sold it without my permission

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Feb 21, 2024

You can report the bobcat as stolen.

You can sue your friend for conversion or under the Texas Theft Liability Act.

You can sue whomever has your bobcat for replevin.

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Q: Car impounded can't get a hold of impound yard .my son was arrested in the car its been 3 days
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Feb 13, 2024

Keep trying and physically go to the impound yard with your vehicle registration and insurance during its normal business hours if you have to.

After 30 days, the impound yard can sell your vehicle for the towing, impound, and storage fees.

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Q: We are the grandparents.we bought grandson an ATV for his birthday.parents divorced.lives with son.mother gave ATV.

Can she do that legally? Theft?

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answered on Feb 5, 2024

The legality of the mother's actions in giving away the ATV depends on the ownership and intent behind the gift. If the ATV was given to your grandson as a gift, and he is considered the legal owner, then typically, only he or his legal guardians (depending on his age) would have the authority... View More

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Q: There was no problem with him owning ATV.she gave it away out of spite for not living with her

Is it a crime?

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Feb 5, 2024

It is not a crime for a person to give away an ATV they own.

It may be a crime for a person to give away an ATV someone else owns/

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Q: Can I bring a lawsuit against pizza companies that outsource their delivery driving to doordash?

For instance, when I order a pizza through papa johns, there's a delivery charge included. But when it comes time to deliver the pizza, it's doordash doing the delivering, not papa johns. Should the delivery charge be included if it's a different company bringing the food?

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answered on Dec 8, 2023

How is the delivery fee calculated? Does it clearly reflect the cost of using a third-party delivery service like DoorDash? If the fee appears to be inflated or disproportionate to the actual cost of delivery, it could be argued that the pizza company is unjustly profiting.

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Q: Is it fraud?

If someone knowingly misrepresents themselves as the beneficiary of a bank account in order to mislead the true beneficiary so they won't claim the money, is that fraud?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 17, 2023

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. That sounds like fraud. You could consult with local attorneys to ask how it is treated under state-specific laws. Good luck

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Q: My husband and I believe he is owed C-Shares due to the sale of the company in which he owns said shares. How do we go

about getting the company to pay the money he should be owed for them? There are more details that might make this more complex if more explanation is needed but he is no longer with the company and his leaving was not on friendly terms. But he does for sure still own 100 shares of the company.... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Oct 2, 2023

This is a classic business litigation case. Look for a competent and experienced attorney who practices in the area of business litigation in or near the county where the corporation’s principal office is located.

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Q: How do i legally make a nonfamily member leave my home that is emotionally abusing my child, but refuses to move out

*REVISED* I own home,my father owns land.No lease was signed.Verbal agreement to pay half of utilities.Hasn't paid in 3 months.Eviction filed awaiting court hearing in 2 days. When her home was sold 2 years ago she refused to leave,the new owners had to use law officers to forcefully make her... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Oct 1, 2023

The eviction proceeding you have already initiated is the quickest and least expensive way.

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Q: Hello, I am looking for services on what can be done if the non custodial parent calls and texts excessively.

Would this be harrassment?

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Sep 27, 2023

You can request all communications go through Our Family Wizard, and then let the court enter a communications order.

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Q: What type of lawyer do I need for a personal motor vehicle non-accidental?

Currently trying to get a judge to sign off, giving me my vehicle and unable to get the dealership to sign over and transfer title. Been battling with the dealership for over six months I did however process for a bonded title but after finding out that there was a lien on the title, I could no... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Sep 22, 2023

You need a civil trial attorney who practices in the area of consumer law. Experience dealing with motor vehicle dealerships and title issues would be preferred.

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Q: I have a single driveway with a car and a truck. The truck protrudes on the sidewalk. Is illegal in Louisiana?

What can I do?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 7, 2023

A Louisiana attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for a week. Until you're able to consult with a local attorney familiar with region-specific laws, that would generally result in a fine in most places. Good luck

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Q: How do we cancel out a medical power of attorney? State of Tx

My husband's mother called him over about 8 months before our wedding. She had him sign a form for a medical power of attorney and as he was just trusting of his mom, he asked no questions. Fast forward, I accidentally found the forms and some how they were legally done and filed. I asked my... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Sep 4, 2023

A medical power of attorney allows the agent (his mother) to make any health care decision he could make for himself if he is unable to do so.

You can have him sign a new power of attorney naming you as his agent and revoking his previous power of attorney to his mother.

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Q: I received a letter for a IVC settlement and agreed how long til do I have to wait for my settlement to be deposited
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jul 27, 2023

The timing of when settlement funds are disbursed in large class action lawsuits varies widely and is dependent on the terms of the settlement reached in that particular case. You should contact the attorney for the plaintiff-class directly to determine if and when your settlement proceeds will be... View More

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Q: Physician license application denied by TMB due to not doing Step 1-3 within 7yrs (07/14-06/22 over 7yrs). What can I do

I am an IMG and I just finished residency. I have no other state license. I passed all my exams in one sitting and have no residency disciplinary issue nor legal issues. What can I do?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 20, 2023

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It was probably overlooked under the Uncategorized heading. But still, it could be difficult for an attorney to offer meaningful guidance within the short format of this Q & A forum - your matter sounds like it might... View More

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Q: So I’m here in TX taking care of my ex who is hopelessly addicted to meth. He finds it on 2 gay websites. Sue the sites?

There are 2 websites that are notorious for crystal meth use. Can they be shut down? Nearly everyone on there is on it or looking for it.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jul 5, 2023

You likely do not have standing to sue the websites, and the websites likely are legally responsible. Moreover, that would be an expensive and inefficient route to take.

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Q: New to the state of Texas and I need help on what to do when Apartment management ignores all the repairs that’s needed

I’ve found mold. I’ve been taken to the Emergency Room for odors coming for a unit being repaired. I’ve complained about issues with the breaker box in my unit. I’ve contacted the front office about issues with broken appliances. My doors are dry rotted and my unit gets full of pests... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jun 17, 2023

Read your lease and Chapter 92 of the Texas Property Code, especially Subchapter B.

Follow exactly the procedures set forth therein.

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Q: Can a cosigner take unauthorized possession of a vehicle and keep from main signer in Texas?
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on May 27, 2023

Signer. Co-signer.

What matters is who is the registered owner of the motor vehicle.

That person can take possession of the motor vehicle.

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Q: My parents are 92 and 93. They have dementia. Do I have to pay their credit cards? One is $15000.

They have a house with a mortgage that I pay which is fine because we all live here. However they have 2 credit cards that are pretty large. I have been paying those for the past 2 years but the payment is taking a toll on my income. Can I just stop? The cards are only in their names.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on May 18, 2023

Unless you personally guaranteed their credit card debt, you have no legal obligation to pay it.

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