I let my sister borrow $48K in cash to buy a property that she promised to pay back in less than six months when her other property sold. Well, I trusted her and did not do a promissory note with her, but she never paid. It's been 3 years. I ha...
The short answer is that you file suit to recover the money. You may or may not be able to establish an equitable lien, and the fact that the property is her homestead won't help you any. The one thing I can virtually guarantee is that if you do nothing, you'll continue to get what you've gotten over the last three years, and the statute of limitations will expire in four years. I suggest you act immediately.See question
thank you so much!
The "Readers' Digest Condensed" answer: Often, the first step in the appeals process is to file a motion for new trial. After that motion is denied, or within 30 days of a final judgment, you must file a notice of appeal in the trial court. you will need to pay filing fees in the court of appeals, and file a Docketing Statement with the court of appeals. You will need to request that the clerk's record and/or the court reporter's record be prepared and filed with the court of appeals, and pay for the record. Thirty days after the full record is filed with the court of appeals, a brief must be filed, which has many specific requirements as to the form and what information must be included. Failure to comply with these rules will result in dismissal of the appeal.
In short, filing an appeal is not a do-it-yourself project. If you have a case worth appealing, contact a lawyer immediately.See question
Way too many incidents to list but, when she gets mad @ me she will call the City to investigate unfounded complaints that my property is a nuisance (grass to high, flower beds have weeds etc..) She has also done the same calling City & County ani...
Unfortunately, you can't fix crazy, so avoidance is your best bet. The police and other agencies that she calls repeatedly will learn that she makes unfounded reports, and handle them accordingly.See question
I have just been sued in state court and am considering an Answer, followed by a Motion to Dismiss in pro se (after an attorney reviews the pleadings). If the judge dismisses the case without prejudice, the plaintiff will likely revise and re-fil...
There is no way for anyone to answer this question without a review of the facts and pleadings. Furthermore, Motions to Dismiss are rarely granted, and to do a Motion for Summary Judgment properly (and have any reasonable chance of winning) almost always requires that some discovery be done first. Mediation will be ordered by most courts at some time before trial, but will be unproductive if the only preparation is to wait for a mediation date.
I suggest that you contact a lawyer ASAP to handle this problem for you.See question
Bought a new double wide trailer paid 85,000 for it . The thing is falling apart it's less than 6 months old company is giving me the run around I need to know what my rights are to get it fixed or get a new one please
I suggest that you start by looking at the warranty documents, and make sure that you've make any warranty claim in the manner required, If that doesn't work, you may have a claim for breach of contract and/or violation of the Deceptive Trade Practices Act, and you'll want to determine the cost to fix the problems as the next step before filing suit.
Since this involves personal property and not land, I'll move this question to Consumer Protection.See question
Because my wife and I both travel extensively, we have a separate mailing address. All of our creditors have this address. One creditor has filed a debt collection suit and tried to serve us at our home address when we were out of town. We ad...
It may or may not be valid service, depending on what was done. Presumably your mailing addresses are just mailboxes, and since it's impossible to serve you at a mailbox, it certainly is appropriate for the creditor to take steps to serve you at your home address.
If a judgment has not already been entered, arguing about service gets you, at best, a short delay while the creditor serves you properly. Typically, this delay is not worth the cost to get it. However, if a judgment has already been entered, you need to talk to an attorney ASAP to get the judgment overturned.See question
Both my father in law and I purchased a property in 1994. He stayed there in that property till 2010 claiming principal residence after which he moved in with his daughter. While staying with his daughter he rented all of our 1994 property except ...
Claiming the property as his homestead will limit the property tax increases, and if he's over 65, he can defer the taxes. However, a few years ago they changed the rules to prohibit your ability to claim the homestead exemption for property tax purposes on a property which doesn't have the same address as your driver's license.See question
we refused to pay rent until he gets rid of bedbugs. He is also texting and talking to our 16 and 17 year old girls after we have forbidden him.
As for the texts to your teenage daughters, if they are sexually inappropriate, call the cops. Otherwise, talk to your daughters. It should be possible to block his texts to their phones.
I don't know what "personal business" your landlord could be discussing with his friends and employees other than your legally unjustified refusal to pay rent, and your likely eviction in the near future. If you properly address those issues, he won't have anything to discuss except what good tenants you are.
Look at www.texastenant.org for the proper procedures that must be followed where a landlord is not making necessary repairs.See question
My neighbor is going to sue me to adversely possess land I recently won at a tax sale. The land is currently in my name. What steps can I take to keep my name out of the lawsuit? I wanted to convey the land to a new LLC that would be owned by a...
You can convey the land, but that won't make the potential suit go away - it will just get the new owner sued, too, possibly increasing the cost of your defense..
I suggest you talk to ta lawyer ASAP about the situation. Many people have a poor understanding of how adverse possession works, and without proper legal help, you might lose a case you should win.See question
Looking for an advisor to raise capital in real estate. I am a co-owner of a real estate company and we acquire properties with a few private lenders in the Area, but in order to expand, I am looking to increase the capital we raised What will ...
You will want to talk to someone who can help you determine what form your business should take, which depends on what kinds of returns or benefits you want to provide to the owners and investors (which may or may not be the same people), and who can discuss the pros and cons of each type of business. You can look on here, or call Houston Lawyer Referral Service (713)650-0470, or I can refer you to someone.See question