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  1. What does affiliated mean? Not the meaning of the word, but the relationship between the apartments and the school. Would there be any detriment to you by the school if you just walked away from the apartment deal? Are you financially capable of living on your own, in your own small apartment, like a studio or efficiency?
  2. I postulated a reason earlier. If everything was owned jointly, which is likely the case, then everything went to her. You don't have to believe her. You can open probate under intestacy. That might or might not force out the will. You could only probate assets that were owned as your Dad's sole and separate property. Have you looked up the real estate ownership yet?
  3. I'm surprised you lost, given the information in your earlier thread: https://boards.answers.findlaw.com/topic/242678-commercial-lease-constructive-eviction/?tab=comments#comment-623128 Did the judge provide a reason for his decision? Not what you think you heard in court. What did he write in the case notes? You can get them at the courthouse.
  4. Leilani, you also ignored the question about your state, which could make a difference in any potential consequences depending on decisions you might make. In addition to questions that others have asked (that need answering) did you hand over any money when you signed the lease.
  5. That was a link to CA Code of Civil Procedure 116.220 which says, in part: There is nothing expressly prohibiting punitive damages so if the OP were to ask for $1000 compensatory plus $4000 punitive for a total of $5000 what's to stop a judge from awarding it? After all, small claims is somewhat informal. Is there some appellate decision somewhere that addresses that?
  6. That's ridiculous. All you need is a couple of hundred (if that much) for filing and process service fees. You've already met the 90 residency requirement. You can get all the forms and instructions you need from the MO Judicial Branch website. Note the Litigant Awareness Program that you have to complete in order to represent yourself: https://www.selfrepresent.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=5240 Can you? Beats me. You can ask the court to award you something but getting your husband to actually pay you anything is anybody's guess. Can't read anybody's minds at the school. Yes, call the school and let them know they won't be getting title to the vehicle. Whether you sit and watch is up to you. Seems like that's what you've been doing for the last 8 months. If you don't file for divorce and get it moving, that's all you'll be doing.
  7. Get yourself an attorney. Neither your realtor or the buyer's realtor nor any of the inspectors or contractors are going to take responsibility for any of this unless you put their feet to the fire. Get a contractor to write you an estimate to repair all the damage. My guess for the drywall repair, taping, texturing, and paint it's going to eat up that $5000 real fast.
  8. No need to post the actual plat. I'm mostly guessing. Let's call the red bordered area the Tract. At some point after 1896 the owner of that tract sold all or part of it. You'll have to go back to that first deed and study the legal description. From there you'll have to go forward and study subsequent deeds to see the legal descriptions of any smaller parcels that were sold off. A surveyor will have to determine the location of the proper survey marker as the starting point. They are often located in the center of an intersection (as you can see in the plat I posted - the arrows in the four corners point to them). A surveyor can measure from those markers and determine the position of the property lines based on the legal description of each successive deed. I imagine any errors can be picked up that way. Since a mortgage company or bank isn't likely to lend to a buyer as long as the property line is in question, I doubt if a reverse mortgage company would do it either.
  9. You could do that but the assessed value has nothing to do with the market value of the property. If you go to sell the property some years in the future when property values have substantially, the property line uncertainty will cost you a lot more money then taking care of it now, once and for all. Or, you can price it well below market to get rid of it. Or, you can hope that a naïve buyer doesn't have the savvy to look into it. Does your subdivision have a plat like this of the subdivision? With something like this you should be able to tell where your property lines should be despite what the legal descriptions say.
  10. This is important. If she had to quit due to sexual harassment she needs to file a complaint with EEOC, followed by a lawsuit if appropriate. Might even be a defamation lawsuit available. If she's not willing to do that then nothing is going to be done and she can ignore what's happening and get on with her life as best as she can.
  11. Why wait? Go ask your boss if your pay is going to change and you need to know for your mortgage qualifying. Then you'll need to notify the lender of the change and make appropriate adjustments even if you have to cancel the purchase and look for a lower priced house that you can qualify for. The one thing you don't want is to lose your house because you can't make the payments.
  12. Are you still able to work for a living?
  13. That's all beyond me. You're going to have to hire and obtain your own survey and not rely on what anybody else maybe did. If there is still some doubt as to where your property lines are, you'll have to get a court to rule on where they are and then the county records and deeds can be corrected. Not pleasant to contemplate the expense but best to get it cleared up now rather than when you have to sell your property.
  14. Are you saying that your service keeps getting cut off due to non-payment?
  15. How is anybody here to know whether it will jeopardize his custody case or not? Then you would be an idiot. You're entitled to it, he's obligated to pay it.
  16. That a competitor is already using the phrase makes this a lot more serious. I don't know if a phrase like that can be subject to copyright or trademark protection. But if it can, it doesn't need registration to have protection. At this point you really do need to consult an intellectual property lawyer. What you pay him will be a mere fraction of the money it would cost you to defend a lawsuit.
  17. Your property taxes are based on the assessed value of the property. That's not going to change as long as the property lines in the county records are not challenged. If you own the property in question, you're free to pay for a survey that can correct the property lines in the county records (if need be) or document the property lines for when you go to sell the property. Why didn't the title company order a survey?
  18. I found two novels with that title: https://www.amazon.com/Three-Better-Than-Amanda-Martinez-ebook/product-reviews/B0722RKSCM https://archiveofourown.org/works/11015988/chapters/24546837 And a movie: https://cocatalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?v1=19&ti=1,19&Search_Arg=three is better than two&Search_Code=FT*&CNT=25&PID=QHd8S1OEkpw_8bvCoLpSoVyOwRKAx&SEQ=20190426122330&SID=2 Looks pretty generic to me but, as always, if you are hoping to make money with your app, an investment in an intellectual property attorney is recommended. Nothing attracts lawsuits faster than making money off of something that somebody else thinks that they should be making the money off of.
  19. No. If they owned everything jointly with right of survivorship it all went to her at the time of his death and bypassed probate. Doesn't matter if there was or wasn't a will. Without a will, you can open probate yourself under intestacy if you can show that he had assets that he owned only in his own name. If there were any, you would be entitled to a share. Start by looking up county property records for the house and cottage to see how the deeds were written. If they were in both their names jointly with right of survivorship you can stop right there because it means your father was content to have his wife get everything upon his death.
  20. Available on Amazon as an instant kindle download for $1.99. https://www.amazon.com/You-Have-Right-Remain-Innocent-ebook/dp/B01DAD218W/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3C0HU22LNNHVU&keywords=you+have+the+right+to+remain+innocent&qid=1556124230&s=digital-text&sprefix=you+have+the+right%2Caps%2C196&sr=1-1-catcorr
  21. I think you'd better. If it's not the money then lick your wounds and get on with your life. Money is the only way to punish somebody for doing you wrong. How old? I'm 72. If somebody did me wrong I'd sue them in a heartbeat. Unless, of course, the lawsuit would cost me more than I could get by winning. I'm not a real fan of Pyrrhic Victories (google it).
  22. Is this happening in the United States? I ask because there are primitive places on this planet where physical punishment, even execution, might result from that kind of monetary loss.
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