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Celia R Reed

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  • If she told her broker she wasn’t going to take a commission from selling the family home, then after escrow closed she took 10k

    My Dad died my sister who has had a real estate license is the executer of the trust. We had an estate sale & sold the home. There was a reverse mortgage with a pay off amount of 350k. After the estate sale I told her she needs to open an account ...

    Celia’s Answer

    I believe you have already asked this question and received several helpful responses.

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  • In Texas are verbal contracts binding?

    Verbal contract for the purchase of a truck with the understanding that once truck is paid off the title will be handed over. With truck almost paid off or is paid off and have moved out of state seller wants truck back.

    Celia’s Answer

    Generally if a person changes his position based on an oral agreement, it is binding. Here, one side made payments in reliance of an agreement to own the truck. Unless a court finds the person made the payments as a gift, it will enforce the verbal agreement and order the transfer if title.

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  • How can posting insulting comments that aren't sent to their subject constitute cyberbullying/harassment, instead of defamation?

    The media often refer to leaving insulting or unflattering comments on social networks as "cyberbullying." Like this case, where a girl falsely wrote on Facebook that another girl had herpes: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/08/02/5619718...

    Celia’s Answer

    You have oversimplified the issue. Cyber bullying is harassment in a particular forum, I.e. the Internet, and it can have widespread impact. So it doesn't necessarily matter whose wall you post it on.

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  • Brother living with parents. Does not contribute. No lease. No rent payment. Eviction or Unlawful Detainer?

    My brother has been living under my parents roof his entire life (20 years). However, recently he has become rude toward both of my parents. He has even had violent outbursts towards them. He does not hold a job and refuses to help my parents out....

    Celia’s Answer

    If he is violent, you might need to get a restraining order against him and ask that he be removed from the house. If you serve him with a required notice to vacate, he may cause harm to your parents or you. You should discuss these concerns with a landlord-tenant attorney before taking any action.

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  • My husband lied in the divorce papers.

    I just got served with divorce papers while visiting my family in the white mountains. This really came out of left field. My husband sent me up here from chino valley to visit my family and kept our daughter with him. He was going to send me gas ...

    Celia’s Answer

    The fact that you husband stated things in the pleadings that are not true has very little significance, as you will deny the allegations and present evidence to the court on these issues. Many attorneys offer free consultations and some will represent you for little or no payment until the court rules on temporary orders or attorney fee issues. So use the Find A Lawyer feature on this website to locate an experienced family law attorney in Yavapai County.

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  • Do I need an attorney to represent my business and myself?

    I am an entrepreneur and currently have several different projects I'm working on ranging from non-for-profit efforts to Limited Liability Corporations. Some of the companies I am running also include business partners, partnership agreements, etc...

    Celia’s Answer

    First, your interests would generally be those of an officer, director, member or manager of an entity. That is one of the purposes of having the entity. In that light, one attorney can handle everything. In the event of conflict between individual officers, directors, members or managers, the attorney would represent the entity and based on the nature of the claim, may or may not be able to represent your corporate interest. Keep in mind that this scenario may never happen, so it's safe to start with one attorney.

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  • Can the HOA enforce a one pet policy if I've been renting for the last 4 years with two pets?

    The initial owner gave me permission to rent the condo with my two small dogs, as there were other tenants (including one owner) with two pets. A year ago, new owners bought the condo and I continued my lease. Now that my lease is up, I'm told th...

    Celia’s Answer

    The HOA can enforce the one pet policy. Generally a tenant in a property controlled by an HOA must be given a copy of the CC&Rs, and Rules and Regulations along with the lease. However, given your history living in the subdivision for four years with no problems, you might be able to get a waiver of enforcement from the HOA. It's certainly worth asking for.

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  • My 26 years old house downstairs bathtub was never connected to the drainage line and I have mold in the crawl space. My remedy?

    Yesterday, an emergency technician went in the crawl space of my house for the first time in 26 years I have been living in the house. He informed me that the bathtub drainage is not connected to the drain line. The elbow connecting the two is mi...

    Celia’s Answer

    If you have a home warranty, put in a claim. After 26 years, you don't have a claim against the seller.

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  • Can I legally break my lease without paying the fee?

    My lease does not end until 11/9 but I am having major health problems and need to move back home with my mom. I went to talk to my apt complex about this and I will have to pay over $3,000 to break it. I have drained all savings to pay doctor bil...

    Celia’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Brabender. Unless your lease allows for early termination due to health issues, it is not a basis for breaking the lease. There are statutory requirements, and possibly provisions in your lease for dealing with security issues. If you have not properly exercised them, that is also not a basis for breaking the lease.

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  • Can a person who is in prison for life receive an inheritance?

    thank you

    Celia’s Answer

    Yes-unless the prisoner killed the decedent.

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