Jan F Hoen's answer A contractor can be liable for the employee of an uninsured subcontractor as a “statutory employer”. Consult a worker’s compensation attorney with your case information for detailed advice.
Thomas Woodward Ashton's answer This is more of a wills/estate planning question. Depending on things like your age and whether or not your grandfather has clear title to the house, it may be a pretty straightforward answer. However, there are some important questions that need to be answered before you all take any action on his wish. Is there another person on the deed? How is title held? Does he have a mortgage? What is the value of the house? How old are you? And many more.
Thomas Woodward Ashton's answer Every case is different, of course, but typically, if you ask for it the court will order child support retroactively to the date that the petition for support was filed. You should contact an attorney immediately to confirm some important details, including that the correct petition was filed and served on him, and that child support is an issue to be tried at your trial date.
Thomas Woodward Ashton's answer Unless you are an emancipated minor (in which case custody wouldn't be an issue), the answer is almost certainly no. Your grandparents may be able to file themselves, seeking non-parent custody. Or a sympathetic parent who agrees with your wishes may file to change custody. But yes, your parents could fight the petition. Most do, in these cases.
You should contact an experienced attorney immediately, to seek legal advice and protect your rights and interests.
Thomas Woodward Ashton's answer Custody cases across the board are usually extremely case-specific, meaning that no one answer is likely to be accurate in all apparently similar scenarios. The answer also often varies by jurisdiction and even by which judge within a particular jurisdiction hears your case. However, in my experience, the closer a child gets to 18 years old, the more influence his or her desires have on the ruling of the court. Hypothetically, assuming no other adverse circumstances which would override the...
Richard Sternberg's answer I’d need to read the contract to know the answer. Clients assume that the contracts are all the same, and they aren’t. In any event, all parties can always agree to walk away.
F. Paul Maloof's answer You will need to petition the Court in the city or county where the premises is located and ask the Judge to make a determination about who is right regarding the residential lease.
Richard Sternberg's answer You need a lawyer to review the notes and the deeds of trust or mortgages as well as the language in the trust and the applicable state law. If he had the power to use the corpus for his own needs, the daughter may be out of luck. If the notes are his and he had resources and he violated his fiduciary duties to the trust, it probably comes out his estate. In any event, they are his notes, not the daughter's, and a claim should probably be filed in his estate.
Richard Sternberg's answer Tell her you are going to file a Petition for Sale in Lieu of Partition, and, when she doesn't answer in a week. hire a lawyer and do it. The statute is quite clear. In the end, the legal fees will be shared by all of the parties, and there are no defenses. The elements are (I'm doing this without the book, so I'm almost sure I'm being precise): 1) That you are a part owner; 2) that one or more part owners wish to sell; and 3) that the land cannot be partitioned. So, anything residential is a...
F. Paul Maloof's answer If the rent was not paid, the tenant is in default. Give tenant a 5 day notice to pay or quit. If no payment by the 6th day, file an unlawful detainer. That will get tenant's attention.
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