Jody Lynn Peskin’s Answers

Jody Lynn Peskin

Decatur Residential Real Estate Lawyer.

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  1. How many hours a day do attorney typically work? Do attorneys work weekends?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Eric Edward Rothstein
    2. Alan Stuart Katkin
    3. V. Jonas Urba
    4. Jody Lynn Peskin
    5. Bobby L. Bollinger Jr.
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    So much depends - if a sole practitioner isn't available, then the potential client will find someone else to give the work to, so they always want to be available. In large law firms they often have a very high mandatory minimum of "billable hours" that must be reached each year, sometimes requiring as many as 1800 - 2200 hours a year (and a billable hour isn't the number of hours in the office, but the number of hours you are actually working on case work that can be billed to the client,...

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  2. Can i sue the business owner that hit my parked car with her uhaul rental if i did not have insurance?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew D. Swain
    2. Michael Herschel Monheit
    3. Matthew Louis Solomon
    4. Jody Lynn Peskin
    5. Michael Thomas Farrell
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    I agree wiht the other post, but would add, if you can't find an attorney willing to take the case (get an appraisal on the repairs so you'll know how much is involved), you can always file suit against the other driver in small claims court. It's for the judge to determine who is a good witness, not the Uhaul company. By the way - I presume you've taken pictures of your vehicle, by chance did you get photos of the other rtuck (or it's license plate) so you can see if it was damaged in teh...

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  3. How can I finalize my divorce when my husband will not sign?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Brett Ladd
    2. Jody Lynn Peskin
    3. J. Thomas Salata
    4. Glen Edward Ashman
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    I agree that an attorney could handle this all quite simply, so I am presuming that you've tried to handle this yourself (pro se). Who sent you the letter? Was it from teh court or from your husband? It may be that he's using the letter as a response to the divorce proceedings. So the questions arise re: 1) venue - does your husband reside in the same county where you filed the divorce? If not, you need to refile in the correct location. 2) did you send the papers to your husband to...

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  4. Real Estate II need proof that property is marital not premarital

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jody Lynn Peskin
    2. Anthony M. Zezima
    3. David A. Canale
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    You need to speak to a family law attorney immediately. If you cannot afford one, speak to a local legal aid office, or contact the local bar associaiotn to see if they have a pro bono organization that can provide you with free legal services. First, even if he is considered the sole owner of the house, he cannot require that you move out as you are still married. Only a judge will be able to do that, and they may decide that you and your kids stay there til the proceeding is final....

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  5. Can a homeowners association use the funds to pay for landscaping on lots they personally own that our neighborhood doesn't use?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Jody Lynn Peskin
    2. Gregory John Barry
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    I agree that you must first review your covenants. You may want to see what it says about the developer's turning over the association. It may say that the association must be turned over when certain events take place, which include a period of years, when a percentage of lots have been sold, or even not til all lots are sold. The latter scenario usually doesn't count if the developer is holding on to lots to keep for himself and they are not available for sale to a third party, but all the...

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  6. Am I responsible for HOA fees if I have Never received any correspondence from them for services rendered or money owed?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Jody Lynn Peskin
    2. Michael A. Satterwhite
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    If you know that you live in a covenanted community and you know there are assessments, then you had an obligation to find out what was owed and pay it, even if you weren't notified. You will find it hard to defend yourself claiming ignorance when you had previously paid the former management company. Though if all notices were sent to an incorrect location, it may mitigate some of the extraneous costs -it won't reduce the debt amount. Before a lawsuit can be filed, you should have been sent...

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  7. Can a probate administrator force a heir to move from the family home before the sell of the property

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Orsen E. Paxton III
    2. Jody Lynn Peskin
    3. Brian Michael Malloy
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    Other than remaining in the house, what are you trying to accomplish? Are you the sole heir, or are you the sole beneificiary of the house? If not, and the house must be sold to pay the debts of the estate and the bequests of the deceased, yes, you must move. If there are other assets that can be sold and you want to keep the house, (and you have the funds available) you can ask if you can purchase the house from the estate at fair market value, or if the estate is large enough and your...

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  8. Do I have any legal rights to sue the school for injuries my daughter received during a physica assault by student in the class

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jody Lynn Peskin
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
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    I agree with the other poster, but you may also want to speak to someone at the solicitor's office in your county, which, if DeKalb, should have a victim's assistance counselor for your daughter to talk to and who can walk you both through the process. Did the police actually make a report on the matter? Are they investigating it? Do you have photos of the injuries, or the hospital reports? You should have copies of these to take with you when you speak to the people in the Solicitor's...

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  9. Does a Homeowners Association have the right to dictate fence finishing procedures? To require owner to "stain" fence?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jody Lynn Peskin
    2. Kenneth Allyn Sprang
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    I agree with Mr. Sprang, you need to start by reviewing the Covenants and restrictions, as well as any adopted rules and regulations, and/or any architectural guidelines that may have been adopted. You may want to ask the board (or architectural comittee, if one) for a meeting so you can express your concerns regarding access and safety in staining the fence, and ask for an exemption to the rule about staining. (and do they really mean "stained" or do they mean any sort of protective finish...

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  10. Real estate in GA owned as Joint Tenants in Common & one tenant is deceased - can we sell the property?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Loraine M. DiSalvo
    3. Jody Lynn Peskin
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    While I agree with the other attroneys who have responded, and they have referenced your mother's interest in the property, I don't think that they made it clear - although you say you didn't get "rights of survivorship", you still are a part owner of teh property. Your mother, under the will, only gets your father's share of the property. Depending on what the deed says you may own half (or some other percentage) of the property and via the will, your mother would inherit the other half (or...

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