Spouse had wife own businesses while she was alive because he had "no credit", got huge loans in her name as guarantor, sometimes under false assertions about losses (SBA EIDL), acted as manager in member-managed LLC without being a manager or member, after 23 years of marriage used... Read more »
Your description requires a series of follow-up questions, but other than the car registration, I don't see anything that is likely to excite a prosecutor. There may well be a question of undue influence or competence at the time she signed everything over to him, but you will likely need to...Read more »
After 60 days we wrote the contractor to fire him so we could get another contractor to finish the project. Found out the first contractor was not a certified contractor. First contractor put a mechanics lien on our home, stating we owed him $2,000 for a cement patio. This patio under the contract... Read more »
You have to file an action to clear the title in Circuit Court. Of course, you could send a letter or have an attorney send a letter to the contractor explaining that if he doesn't remove the lien, you're going to ask the court to award you attorney's fees for the effort and filing....Read more »
I think you need a lawyer to review the situation, but the law requires leases to be in writing. Sometimes, things that don't look like a lease, such as an exchange of written emails or even texts followed by written checks might be a writing. And, if no problem ever arises, then it...Read more »
In our case, we felt certain trees were diseased and a threat to our home and took them down. Although the DRC rule does state that diseased and dead trees can be cut down without prior approval, they fined us anyway because they said the trees were alive (the DRC had no published definition of... Read more »
You may want to look at the Virginia Code - including https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title55.1/chapter18/section55.1-1819/ which governs the administration of home owner's associations. But be careful, the fine is much less than litigation costs where the looser pay not only their own...Read more »
Not really a big deal --- where it is clear that both parties meant and understood the correct year, the court will enforce the lease with the corrected year --- The correction of a scrivener's error is a court-sanctioned action reforming a contract or other document. We note, however, that a...Read more »
I have a real estate contract where a buyer submitted an offer to buy my rental property. There is a home inspection contingency addendum, but the offer was written as "for information purposes only". Upon performing the inspection, there are some minor repairs required, and the buyers... Read more »
It depends on what the clause says, doesn’t it? If the clause gave all the possible rights to walk away but the words “for information only” were added, we might say the information was to inform the walking away. If the walking away was eliminated, perhaps the default clause is in effect and...Read more »
Your question makes no sense: What case? In any event, this is what lawyers train to do. Retain one for a consult to review the case. An hour consult is not as daunting as a full retainer for litigation. Understand the decisions you are trying to make.
Just died in the middle of the sale of the home. My mother in laws will states that if any of her children that do not have children their part goes back to the other children. Can my sister in law will her part of inherited land that was willed to her husband from his mother to her sister or does... Read more »
Greetings. We are trying to start a church and at present do not have enough funds to purchase land/property on which to worship. Are we able to open and operate a brewery for the purpose of raising these funds (and later supporting ourselves, to help alleviate the burden of donating from... Read more »
hehe, Let me see if I get this. You want to open a tax-exempt Church of the Boozin' Bro's so you and the assembled spiritual can brew beer the way God intended it: tax-free. And, even though the Whiskey Rebellion started off this great nation right here in good ol' Virginny,...Read more »
We purchased land in VA in Feb 2021. We chose a closing company and they did a title search. They told us that everything looked good and that we could close on the property. (to me that means that nothing was wrong with the property). After we started construction, one of the neighbors informed... Read more »
First, if you closed with a title company instead of a lawyer representing you, you may lack privity with the title agent. The agent represents the insurance company not you, and I’m unaware of a concept of malpractice for agents. The agent has duties to all sides to complete the transaction...Read more »
80% of my parents belongings are still in their house they just sold to their granddaughter. They don't have free access to it and were told to be out by the end of Aug. My parents are in their 70's. My dad is a Vet and receives disablity, has cancer and has 2 bad knees and back. My mom... Read more »
This doesn't make much sense. They sold their home to their granddaughter and they are in it until the end of August but they don't have access to it. They are paying rent but there is no lease mentioned and they are living with you. I think you need a consultation to review the facts...Read more »
The answers to the interrogatories asked, the documents subject to a document request, the admissions that the parties make in response to requests, the oral answers to depositions of parties and witnesses, and the documents and things that are sought to be examined. What those things are is...Read more »
I bought a fixit upper property from an auction with a partner to fix the house and sell it. After remodeling the house, my partner rented the property for the last 5 years to 3rd. party and refused to sell nor give me my share of the rental income. The deed in both our names half and half.... Read more »
If this property is in Virginia, the correct pleading is a Petition for Sale in Lieu of Partition, and, under Virginia law, the legal fees are paid off the top from the sale. As such, most attorneys will want some form of retainer to cover the initial fees, but those can be reimbursed at the end,...Read more »
Will that directive be ignored and my fiance gains ownership as surviving owner? Or will the will override the title? I understand that I should have the two (title and will) in sync, but in the interim, what would happen upon my death?
The two should be in synch, because having them inconsistent can be used to confess and delay proceedings when everyone needs certainty and dispatch. The inconsistency can be used as evidence that your testamentary intent was uncertain or that you were confused. Unless you can be proven...Read more »
I think that the easiest way to remove your late wife's name will be to quit claim the house to your fiancee. If your wife's "estate" was probated (or might still be in probate), you can quit claim the house to your fiancee as the executor of your late wife's estate. If...Read more »
as both parents have past, the residence now comes to me and someone told me to put the residence in a Trust through my banking system. Is this correct? And how do I do this? The property is in Arlington, VA.
The form of the title doesn't change the answer. Whether the quitclaim was recorded may matter. The short answer is that you need to transfer title to the trust by deed, and that isn't terribly difficult, but it may involve some expenses. Okay, let's break it down:
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