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Scott Michael Kyrouac

Terre Haute Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney.

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  1. Is it legal for a 19 year old to date a 16 year old with parental consent, but the 19 year old has a charge of sexual misconduct

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jorge Luis Rodriguez
    2. Scott Michael Kyrouac
    3. Benjamin J Lieberman
    3 lawyer answers

    The age of consent in Indiana is 16 provided that the older party is not in a position of authority, coach, teacher, care giver etc. Furthermore, if he has been in trouble before, it is important to check to see if there are any specific terms of any plea bargain or sentence that may be violated by the relationship. Last but not least, if the current relationship started when the youngest party was under 16 years of age, charges could still be filed. Your boyfriend needs to immediately seek...

    3 lawyers agreed with this answer

  2. Is the house automaticly the man's house if it is in his name in Indiana?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Eric Charles Lewis
    2. Scott Michael Kyrouac
    2 lawyer answers

    In the absence of a valid prenuptial agreement, there will be a rebuttable presumption that both husband and wife are entitled to one half of the equity in the home. This presumption is difficult to overcome. One way a judge might deem the house to not be a marital asset is if he was convinced that the home was a gift, the couple was only married for very short period of time and that the wife did not contribute any sweat equity to the home. In Indiana, this would be a difficult burden. In...

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  3. I might have signed a check issued to my mother in law after she passed. Can I be charged with forgery even though my husband

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jorge Luis Rodriguez
    2. Scott Michael Kyrouac
    3. Paul A. Smolinski
    4. Robert A Serafinowicz
    5. Steven J. Fromm
    5 lawyer answers

    While $300 does not seem like a lot of money, the issue is obviously very important to the parties. In general, no one can cash another person's pension or social security payment after the person is deceased. You sound remorseful and sound like you paid restitution. Consequently, criminal prosecution is unlikely; however, still possible. If civil suit has already been filed, seek the services of an attorney immediately. Representation will allow you to speak through a representative...

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  4. What should I do next about mold in a rental house?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Scott Michael Kyrouac
    1 lawyer answer

    You have many options. However, this is the type of case you need to immediately consult with an attorney in the Ft Wayne area about. You need to discuss your goals: remedy the property, cancel, the lease, compensation for adverse health effects or emotional distress etc. Once mold is found to be present, remedition is usually very costly. Nevertheless, it is necessary that the landlord take steps to remedy the problem before there are serious health issues.

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  5. Is there legal recourse against house sellers for a water leak that began before sale of house and was caused by faulty crimp?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Scott Michael Kyrouac
    2. Brian D. Swan
    2 lawyer answers

    I suggest that you consult a Hamilton County or Marian County attorney as soon as possible. Gather all of your closing documents before you meet with your lawyer. Indiana has a law requiring certain disclosures be made by the seller at the time of the sale. See disclosure form here: http://www.in.gov/pla/files/Sellers_Disclosure_Form.pdf. Unfortunately, causes of action may be limited. The Indiana Supreme Court clarified when there may be a cause of action in 2013. Specifically in the...

  6. (Indiana) If my name is on an auto title can I get copy of spouse's Auto Insurance Declaration Page?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Scott Michael Kyrouac
    1 lawyer answer

    First, I strongly suggest that you contact a lawyer in your county of residence. Marian County has many outstanding lawyers to choose from. Second, in Indiana, an automobile is registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles. Insurance information must be included on the registration. The Department of Motor Vehicles can be contacted and asked for a copy of the registration. Once the insurance company name and policy is revealed, try speaking directly with the insurance company and...

  7. Can my contractor place a lien on my property?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Scott Michael Kyrouac
    2. Robert M Diamond
    2 lawyer answers

    It depends on several factors. In Indiana, a contract occurs when there is an offer, an acceptance and mutual consideration. We also have a statute of frauds which requires contracts involving more than a certain dollar amount to be in writing. However, even in the absence of a written contract, one may still be liable based upon quantum merrit or other equitable doctrines of law. (Such as reasonable reliance upon an oral promise or representation.) I suggest that you immediately contact an...

  8. If i'm 17 years old with a child can i move out of my parents house legally in the state of indiana?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Scott Michael Kyrouac
    1 lawyer answer

    Emancipation is controlled by Indiana statute. IC 31-34-20-6 Emancipation of child; findings; terms Sec. 6. (a) The juvenile court may emancipate a child under section 1(5) of this chapter if the court finds that the child: (1) wishes to be free from parental control and protection and no longer needs that control and protection; (2) has sufficient money for the child's own support; (3) understands the consequences of being free from parental control and protection; and (4) has an...

  9. My 14 year old daughters father has not had any contact with her in almost 3 years. Does he still have any legal rights to her

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Scott Michael Kyrouac
    1 lawyer answer

    In the absence of a protective order or an order terminating visitation rights, your ex husband still has a right to reasonable visitation with your daughter. If he chooses to exercise that right, you may need to seek court guidance for supervised visits or an order requiring some type of family counseling to assure that visits are safe. Children generally do better when they have a relationship with both parents. However, safety during visitation must be given a premium. Good luck.

  10. Can an apartment tenant record me (tenant in the same building) from inside their apartment?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Eric Charles Lewis
    2. Jorge Luis Rodriguez
    3. Scott Michael Kyrouac
    3 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, the tenant has a right to film the common areas from within his apartment as long as it is for a legitimate reason and not a nuisance. No prosecutor would likely consider this to be an unlawful invasion of privacy. Furthermore, convincing a judge in a civil suit that this is an actionable nuisance would be extremely unlikely. Your best bet is to leave this man alone. If you don't like his surveilance of common areas, then talk to your landlord about alternative living...