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Jeffrey Charles Rocker

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  • I want to sign my home and property over to my daughter who is 8 years old. I live in Indiana.

    I am in I'll health and I don't have a will. I want to make sure she gets the home and property.

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    I suggest you make a will. The cost is minimal and you can accomplish your goals and preserve the property by naming a trustee to handle the child's property until she is old enough to competently do so.

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  • My Employer sold her business and did not pay me all of my commissions due. What is my recourse to collect monies due to me.

    The employer has now moved to Florida.

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    File a wage claim with the state of Indiana (Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division). Let your tax dollars fix this. the answer will depend to an extent on how the sale was effectuated. If the buyer bought the 'entity' the new person may be liable.

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  • Can my landlord send a contractor and proceed to sell the house that im renting from him on a year lease?

    landlord selling house and i have a 1 yr lease with him and he is basically telling us that once he gets a buyer than he we would have to move out.

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Barring something in the lease to the contrary, he can sell the house. typically the buyer would be required to honor the lease (assuming its in writing and you're not in default)

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  • If I have a $58,000 tractor, and am securing a $20,000 loan, can the entire tractor be taken if I don't pay off the loan on time

    Due to the weather and some other factors, I anticipate being about 6 weeks late in paying off my loan. What is the amount of time I can delay the payment, before they come and get my tractor?

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    It depends on the terms of the written agreement, but often the answer is "yes". They don't necessarily have any time period (again, look at your contract) before they can do so. The best bet is to contact them asap and try to get a WRITTEN agreement to change the terms and, if that can't be done, you might consider selling it back to them so that you may be able to recoup a portion of the equity.

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  • I am looking to obtain guardianship over my 16 year old sister. How would i go about doing so if my parents given me their ok?

    My parents both agreed to let my sister come live with me in another state. I wanted to know in order to get temp. custody or guardianship over here will i need to sign papers with my parents? I would like to be able to get her medical insurance a...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    You need to get a guardianship on file in the court in the county where you are living (assuming Indiana law). The process will likely require a lawyer as there are certain notice and consent provisions that will need to be met. The process otherwise is very simple and if everyone is agreeable, should be able to get done in a month or so.

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  • I have a Quit Claim Deed that was recorded in Indiana but it is missing the 2 statements "Prepared by" and the SSN statement

    I prepared and recorded a quit claim deed in Indiana but the deed was missing the 2 Indiana statements, "This deed was prepared by " and the statement,"I affirm, under the penalties for perjury, that I have taken reasonable care to redact each Soc...

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    It would appear to be valid (assuming all the other deed requirements are in place). Recording a deed is not necessary to make the transfer valid, it is so that other people are put on notice of the transfer. The recorder's office doesn't "validate" or warrant the quality of the transfer, just that the requirements for recordation have been met.

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  • Will prenup still be valid if 2 things are removed consensually?

    In prenup….husband wants 2 things removed about retirement & insurance…we were only married 2 years & I don't care if they are removed….will this invalidate the rest of prenup? He demanded theses be removed before he waives trial….this will be unc...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Sounds like this is in the context of a divorce settlement. Yes, you could agree to those things without invalidating the whole prenup by including it in the settlement agreement. However, i would encourage you to discuss any settlement with an attorney. Often, self created divorce agreements miss critical issues which haunt you later.

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  • What action can I take against contractor to finish punch list items?

    We closed on our house Jan 25, 2013 and still have over a 19+ punch list that has not been addressed depsite several attempts at getting him to do so. It includes a custom mud room storage bench that have been on the blueprints from day 1. I unfor...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    A few thoughts. Public image: prepare a recitation which you show to the contractor with the threat of publishing it to Angie's List (which has more and more teeth in it). Secondly, it may be the contractor violated Indiana law, which would depend on the terms of the contract to some extent. Finally, prepare a small claims suit. These can be done without need of an attorney and the process is built for lay people. The cost is minimal and if the suit is greater than $1,500 AND so long as the builder is a corporation/LLC, they will have to hire a lawyer which starts costing them money. They may get more reasonable then.

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  • How can I legally break an apartment lease in Bloomington, IN?

    I transferred schools and moved back home (Fort Wayne) due to medical issues. My contract doesn't end until August 1st.

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Bloomington has a pretty "tenant friendly" local set of codes. I believe there is also a tenant's rights local agency. One common miss from landlords there is that there were and likely still are, inspection rules that require landlords to do front end and exit inspections with the tenants. Failure to follow some of these processes may result in cracks where you could convince the landlord to let you out. If they have no violated either local/state law or the terms of the lease itself, I would suggest offering a buyout of the lease (some amount of money you're willing to sacrifice to get out of the longer term obligation.

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  • Do I need my brother's permission to put our mother in a nursing home? She lives with me and I can't take her mental break-down

    She is not mentally with it and does not follow her Dr.'s advice taking meds. Also continues to drive(not with me) I am a widow with only my wages to run our lives. She is 88.

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    If no one has authority via a power of attorney then you may need to get a petition in front of a court to establish a guardianship. Another route would be to call adult protective services

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