Robert Constantine Fafatas’s Answers

Robert Constantine Fafatas

Litigation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 9
  1. What kind of lawyer do i need if my landlord takes me to court because i broke the lease?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Robert Constantine Fafatas
    1 lawyer answer

    A civil litigation attorney can help you. If you have already been sued and served with papers, you should contact one immediately as there are deadlines by which you must file an answer.

  2. My husband died and I need to put our house in my name. How do I do this?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Robert Constantine Fafatas
    2. Kelly Kathleen Erickson
    2 lawyer answers

    There are different options available, depending on whether he left a will and whether his estate needs an administration, for example. It is Impossible to say what can be done in your situation without knowing the specifics.

  3. I hired a concrete company to pour a patio for me. I couldn't get them to come back and finish the job so I filed a small claim

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Robert Constantine Fafatas
    1 lawyer answer

    There are two main issues in your question: The first is whether you properly served the correct defendant. In short, a court only has jurisdiction over people or companies who are served in strict compliance with the law. So, you have to serve the correct person or entity (in your example it is possible the individual and the company are proper defendants, or perhaps just the company). Additionally, the person or entity served must be served in the correct manner. Your second issue is,...

  4. 2 year old divorce with no special warranty deed and trying to sell the property.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Robert Constantine Fafatas
    1 lawyer answer

    Your Divorce Decree may/should contain a provision that requires the parties to execute all forms and paperwork relating to the property division. This would require her to sign the special warranty deed if such was ordered in the decree. If you were awarded the home at the time of the divorce but simply failed to have an executed Special Warranty Deed, she should not be able to claim any interest in the home since the date of the divorce. If you and your ex were both represented at the...

  5. Breach of contract/broken lease

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Robert Constantine Fafatas
    1 lawyer answer

    The language of your lease will determine whether you broke the lease. The lease language should include a provision regarding the required notice and when and how it should be given. You should have an attorney review the lease. If the landlord has breached the contract, or wrongfully withheld deposit/security, you may have a claim against your landlord.

  6. Do we have to visit an atty to draw up a power of attorney?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Robert Constantine Fafatas
    2. Meagan Lee Block
    3. Steven Alan Fink
    3 lawyer answers

    There are generic forms available. However, depending on your father's capacity and needs, it would be much better to consult with an attorney. First, you want to make sure the power of attorney does what you need it to. Second, youay need more than a power of attorney to adequately take care of your father.

  7. How do I get a Letter of Adminstation for my deceased son's banking accounts?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Robert Constantine Fafatas
    1 lawyer answer

    Your daughter-in-law can file an Application to Determine Heriship and for Administration, to establish the heirs to your son's estate (his spouse and daughter). This will allow your daughter-in-law to obtain Letters of Administration to take to the bank, etc. Depending on the estate of your son (real estate owned, debts owed, etc.) there may be other ways to settle the estate and/or obtain access to the funds at the financial institutions. Your daughter-in-law should consult with a...

  8. Paying for a rat infestation

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Robert Constantine Fafatas
    1 lawyer answer

    Your lease should specify which party (you, the landlord or the association) is responsible for pest removal. If your landlord and/or the association is responsible, and they have not cured the problem, you may be able to claim the condo is uninhabitable, and therefore provide you an excuse to break the lease and find someplace else to live. However, determining whether the condo is actually uninhabitable will depend on several factors and would typically need to rise to the level where...