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Adam Peter Phipps

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  • Can a mother throw her adult stuff out of garage storage?

    my bf moved out and he has stored his things in one of his mother's garages for over 2 yrs. Now that she can't control him she is threatening to throw his stuff to the curb without giving us ample time to get it. Can we legally do anything? we pla...

    Adam’s Answer

    Hard to say, but let's say she can't. In order to do anything about it, you would need to take her to court, prove the value of the "stuff" and that she didn't act reasonably. Attorney's fees, court costs, there are a lot of potential issues. Move the stuff, it's easier.

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  • Have a tenant that has not paid rent for two months and now involved code enforcement and they are not through housing .

    need to know what to do . We were never told about the infractions also their lease is up and not been renewed need to know if I can serve them 30 day notice need advice thank you

    Adam’s Answer

    If the board of health finds code violations, you have some rather serious liability. The board of health or inspectional services can fine you and bring civil and criminal proceedings against you. The tenant has serious civil claims for money damages, the longer they have been there the higher those damages are likely to be. Also, if the building has more than one rental unit in it you are also likely to fall under the consumer protection act, providing for more penalties and attorney's fees. Landlord's have responsibilities to the tenant under the sanitary code and common law, there are statutes that specifically protect tenants and provide for rather stiff penalties against landlords who do not follow the correct procedures. Trying to handle these kinds of cases on your own often ends up costing you more money, and making it more difficult for an attorney to help you. Get a lawyer!

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  • Is there any reason that a tenant can use NOT to pay rent?

    I rent a room on a week-to-week basis. No lease. On 3 occasions, she has refused to pay the weekly rent or part of weekly rent. Is that legal? My home is 2 story. She lives downstairs, I and my family live upstairs. We share the kitchen. The ...

    Adam’s Answer

    You should find an attorney who can assist you, before you create a huge headache for yourself.
    What you are describing does not, sound like a lawful landlord/tenant situation. Landlord's have responsibilities to the tenant under the sanitary code and common law, there are statutes that specifically protect tenants and provide for rather stiff penalties against landlords who do not follow the correct procedures. Trying to handle these kinds of cases on your own often ends up costing you more money, and making it more difficult for an attorney to help you. Get a lawyer!

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  • What are my rights as a patient for being given anti-seizure meds when I do not have seizures - and now have episodes?

    I was diagnosed with seizures, and prescribed multiple seizure meds that increased violent seizure like episodes in my body for 2 months only to find out after an extensive EEg that I have anxiety. Had I never taken the anti-seizeure meds I wouldn...

    Adam’s Answer

    You have the right to speak to an attorney who can evaluate your case. Without looking at the medical records, any comment would be guesswork. You should find an attorney who can assist you with this. Trying to handle these kinds of cases on your own often ends up hurting your case, costing you more money, and making it more difficult for an attorney to help you. Get a lawyer!

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  • How to fill out a Civil Judgment Form

    I have a civil judgement form that I need to send to my ex spouse's place of employment to start garnishment, I was granted filling fees and statutory interest and I am unsure how to fill this form out before sending it to his workplace, I don't t...

    Adam’s Answer

    You should find an attorney who can assist you with this. Either at the court if they have a lawyer of the day program or the local pro bono agency if you lack sufficient funds.

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  • Approved i130 can I file 601a . Do we qualify.

    My husband entered the country with a fake visa and the application was withdrawn and he was sent back. He then came back to the U.S. And has been here for 15 years we have kids together and I have kids whom are from a previous marriage that would...

    Adam’s Answer

    Immigration law changes quickly, there is a new executive order that just came out. You should find an attorney who can assist you, with this. Trying to handle these kinds of cases on your own often ends up hurting your case, costing you more money, and making it more difficult for an attorney to help you. Get a lawyer!

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  • Change of status from B2 to F1 with I-130 petition approved: approval chances?

    Currently, I am in the US on a B2 visa and would like to enrol in school for an MBA and change my status to F1. Last year, an I-130 petition filled on my behalf by my family has been approved. The I-539 form asks about immigration petitions and th...

    Adam’s Answer

    You should find an attorney who can assist you, with this. Trying to handle these kinds of cases on your own often ends up hurting your case, costing you more money, and making it more difficult for an attorney to help you. Get a lawyer!

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  • A UD Judgment was enter against me on 11/18/2014. The entry of judgment was served 11/20/14. I filed a notice of intention to

    move for a new trial based on new evidence & is scheduled to be heard on 12/30/14. If a writ of possession is served before the hearing, I plan to go in ex parte to STAY the execution of judgment pending the hearing. If the STAY is denied. then ...

    Adam’s Answer

    You should find an attorney who can assist you, with this. Trying to handle these kinds of cases on your own often ends up hurting your case, costing you more money, and making it more difficult for an attorney to help you. Get a lawyer!

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  • Can my landlord turn off electric in my apartment for holding his rent and how long of a process does that usually take.

    I've been in this apartment for four years now. When I first moved in was Unaware that there was no heat in the dwelling so I used space heaters for the first 3 year. House was sold to a new landlord and he put in electric baseboards. So first ele...

    Adam’s Answer

    Each state has it's own rules regarding the rights of tenants, but most attorneys will consult for free. Leasing apartments without heat or in uninhabitable conditions are typically illegal. It would depend on any contractual requirements. You should find an attorney who can assist you, with this. Trying to handle these kinds of cases on your own often ends up hurting your case, costing you more money, and making it more difficult for an attorney to help you. Get a lawyer!

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