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Robert John Murillo

Robert Murillo’s Answers

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  • My landlord is selling their house and my lease is not up till January Do I have to move before the lease is up?

    I do not have a notice yet just a phone call saying she is selling the house and needs to have the real estate person come look at the place.

    Robert’s Answer

    The lease runs with the property unless it provides otherwise. That means that the lease binds the new owners and they must honor that lease and its terms. So, review your lease closely to see what it says on early termination on sale and other termination rights and talk to an attorney if you have questions.

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  • Can I repossess the house , for the lack of none payment?

    I have been divorced for over two years , The ex-wife is responsible for half the mortgage and she has not made a payment in over 12 months.

    Robert’s Answer

    No, you may not. If you were divorced this duty of your ex-wife is part of the final orders. If she is violating an order then you need to file a motion for contempt and get a judgment that you can proceed to try to collect on. You can also file another motion to change the order to figure some other asset rights.

    Do yourself a favor and retain an attorney before you do things that will only cause you problems.

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  • Can my husband terminate his parental rights to our 6 month old son simply because he doesn't want him?

    My husband left me when I was 9 wks pregnant with our son for another woman. I had our son in November 2014 and we are still legally married. I have taken him to court and was awarded child support every month. However he says he is filing a motio...

    Robert’s Answer

    No, he may not. He can file that motion but the judge will not grant it at all. If you have to pay an attorney to defend against this silly motion the judge may grant attorney fees. It is frivolous based on your facts. He is responsible. Only if you remarry and your child is adopted would a judge consider granting this. It does not matter what he wants or does not want. He is financially responsible and that is that.

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  • Do tenants get deposit back after sign lease etc and they don't move, change mind?

    one reside in colo, physically came seen house, sent pics to boston roomate, boston roomate relocates to colo, day of move in tenant now says house wont work, NOW need to re rent prop, been showing lots etc, 2 wks go by do they get their deposit b...

    Robert’s Answer

    You need to lease the apartment now. If you got someone in for the same time they were supposed to move in and for the same amount, you must give them every penny back unless your lease had a clause related to damages in this situation. It is simple. If you suffered no losses you cannot bill them.

    Do yourself a favor and have an attorney review your lease and suggest revisions to avoid the complication you are now facing. If it is not clear in the lease you will have problems.

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  • I need a lawyer to sue cps and the damage they did to my kids

    In 2012 my kids were taken away from me with allegations of abuse with no proof of those it took 2 years to get them back and my kids are suffering from abandonment issues, PTSD and also trust issues. They were mulested in there care and my daught...

    Robert’s Answer

    Start contacting attorneys that specialize in civil rights and claims against government agencies. If this is not strong enough to take on contingency, this will be very costly for you (figure at least five or six figures in attorney fees).

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  • Does a fiancé that is not on deed to house have any rights to the money from selling the house after breaking up?

    Purchased a home (only me on deed), fiancé moved out last month, I am selling house now that we are separated. We have two children but cancelled the wedding last year and have decided that we are not going to reconcile.

    Robert’s Answer

    If she helped with payments and other expenses, then she likely does have rights to demand money. It really does not matter if she is not on the deed. What matters is what she paid, if anything. If she paid nothing at all and there is no agreement on repayment, then you are likely in the clear. Do yourself a favor and retain an attorney and provide them more facts before you do anything else.

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  • I am a 1099 contractor in colorado and my employer has terminated my contract but refuses to pay me money owed. 3 pay periods

    i know of two other employees this happened to and they still have not got paid.

    Robert’s Answer

    You and the other two employees should contact an attorney to file suit on the amount due. If you are truly contractors, you do not have a wage act claim. If the amount due is under $7500 you may be best off filing suit in small claims. Start contacting attorneys as soon as possible.

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  • Cashed a cashier's check and it bounced.

    My girlfriend received a cashier's check in the mail, so she went to the bank to cash it. Before going through with the transaction, she asked the teller if the check was legitimate to insure that she wouldn't receive any charges if it wasn't. The...

    Robert’s Answer

    Sorry, this is a common and well known scam. The bank only has the obligation to check if it looks valid. That is easy with any printer. She owes the money and must pay it back.

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  • Is there a statute in the Revised Colorado Statutes that deals with a vehicle lien? If so, please provide the statute number.

    This isn't a repair, mechanics, bankruptcy lien nor repo. The car is owned free and clear by the owner.

    Robert’s Answer

    For us to help you, for free, you have to do some things to. What you have to do is provide relevant facts. The lien was filed on what basis? A judgment against you? Some other claim? What exactly?

    You call this a lien. So was this, for some inexplicable reason, filed with the clerk and county recorder? What exactly does the document say and what are the facts related to the lien? We need facts and you provide almost nothing.

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  • I signed a stipulation because I was confused, intimidated, felt bullied, and was crying hysterically, can this be appealed?

    My previous landlord was trying to charge me $7k in damages (most I would think were wear and tear) I asked for clarification, got some, and got emails from lawyer saying I'm confident all damages will be awarded. Waited for lawyer at summons, no...

    Robert’s Answer

    You can't appeal a stipulation. This is one of those situations that attorneys see so often and we just wish you would have even spent an hour or two with an attorney. You would have avoided this problem.

    This will not be easy. You will have to file a suit to try to get the stipulation extinguished. This will be very hard. If you went to the hearing without an attorney or you failed to even spend one hour to talk to an attorney to advise you, the court is not going to have much sympathy. When a hearing is set that is the trial and either you come to an agreement or the court decides. You could have gone to court and asked that the hearing was continued so you could talk to counsel.

    Talk to an attorney now and they can give you some ideas, but this will not be remotely easy and your chances are about zero unless you have an attorney's help. I am sorry for the bad news and I hope this works out.

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