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  • I received 2 tickets in a company vehicle, will it show up on the companys insurance or mine?

    I was recently arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license and possession of Marijuana in a company vehicle. It's a pipeline construction company that is privately owned. Will my charges show up on the companys insurance or mine?

    John’s Answer

    Your driving record and your criminal record should reflect the charges. The owners insurance may also.

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  • My ex husband rented and made and put the house for sale without my consent . We have 50/50 ownership

    It's stated on decree we split any earnings and need to be in agreement... not the case here.

    John’s Answer

    I don't really see a question.

    If your spouse had come to see me, I would have advised, "you can't sell what you don't own."

    There may be more than meets the eye. If he's trying to sell your land, what else is he doing?

    See a lawyer ASAP!

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  • Please read the background information for the full question.

    I need ASAP legal advise. So the situation is my girlfriend wants to move in with me my father and my stepmother. My stepmother and father told me they would talk to her parents about acquiring legal guardianship of her through signing papers and ...

    John’s Answer

    If abuse continues, someone should call the authorities. CPS may place her with a foster family.

    Guardianship is difficult and expensive. If her parents consent, termination of their parental rights + adoption would be easier.

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  • What type of lawyer do I need?

    My disability was terminated, because of a mistake made the doctors office, I ask them to correct it before it happen an they never did. I had to go back to the doctors office to retrieve paper work to correct the issue. Insurance company said it ...

    John’s Answer

    You need a local legal aid lawyer. You may have trouble hiring a lawyer without paying a retainer. It would be awesome if your doctor stepped up - it sounds like it's his fault (his staff).

    Good luck.

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  • Can I be held responsible for claims of another person involved in an accident with a car I sold?

    this car was sold twice but no one ever transferred to title. I have a receipt of sale from me.

    John’s Answer

    The Texas Certificate of Title Check Act presumes that a car is owned by the owner of record with the DMV. On the other hand, an automobile liability policy usually only covers cars owned by the insured. Insurance coverage follows the far, and the insurer only insures cars in which it's insured has an insurable interest.

    See a lawyer ASAP. And file a vehicle title transfer notification ASAP. If you had filed it within 30 days of the transfer, you could not be held liable for crimes or civil liabilities after the date of transfer.

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  • Question about an auto accident and ensuing insurance issues. I was in a 4-car pileup in TX, not at fault.

    Hi! This is a question about an auto accident and ensuing insurance issues. I was in a 4-car pileup in TX, not at fault. The at-fault driver is clear and documented in reports. I sustained possible injuries (neck, back) but could not get to a doct...

    John’s Answer

    Stop talking to the insurers. Even your own insurance company is not on your side. With the facts as you state them, you need a lawyer even if you weren't getting the run-around.

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  • My mother passed away a 1 1/2 yrs ago and her home is Co owned and the appraisal district states her ownership as estate of?

    She co-owned the home with her boyfriend, 50% each, he just passed away recently, since my mom's percentage of the house is listed as the estate of, does that mean it needs to go through propane still? I am the only living child left, do I have a...

    John’s Answer

    Deeds evidence title, not tax accounts. See a lawyer that handles probate matters.

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  • Would renters insurance possibly cover a car stolen from my parking lot?

    My car was stolen from the parking lot of my apartment complex. My car insurance doesn't cover it, would my renters insurance be any help?

    John’s Answer

    I can't conceive of a way that a Texas renters insurance policy would cover theft of the insured's vehicle. However, the policy should be reviewed for a specific coverage opinion.

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  • If I purchased a piece of land with my mom and sister and I want to sell my part can I ?

    40 acres in Texas I want to sell my part me my mom and sister are on the deed

    John’s Answer

    When relatives jointly own undivided interests in land (often happens as a result of a death), difficulties may arise when one co-owner wants to sell. If the other co-owners want to buy, it can be relatively easy . Otherwise, selling an undivided interest in land can be tough. The joint owners can save a lot on legal fees and costs by agreeing to subdivide the land (so any owner can sell his parcel) If they can't reach agreement, a lawsuit can be filed seeking a judicial partition.

    You need a lawyer to review your situation and give specific advice.

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  • I stepped in a hole on our HOA property twisted my ankle and jarring my back pretty bad. I'm in a lot of pain.

    My wife is taking me to the ER right after I send this question. Is the HOA responsible for my injury?

    John’s Answer

    It depends. Many facts must be evaluated. Others may be proportionately responsible too. Trip/slip cases are governed by premises liability law,which generally disfavors the plaintiff. If the recreational use statute applies, it's even a tougher row to hoe. Seek a consultation with a Dallas area personal injury lawyer.

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