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Celia R Reed

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  • I signed a contract with an LLC that doesn't exist and I am being verbally abused. What can I do legally in order to walk away?

    - LLC doesn't exist - Signed a 9 month artist/manager agreement - being verbally abused - Verbally abusing people we're trying to do business with - Threatens me with legal actions he claims he could take

    Celia’s Answer

    An agreement signed with a non-existent llc is probably not enforceable. Have a business attorney review it and help you protect yourself from these people.

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  • My landlord agreed by E-mail to extend my lease 1year to 9/2014, now she wants to sell, can I stay til 9/2014 as agreed?

    I have option to buy, but we are not ready and they said we could stay until 9/2014 on a month to month even after I requested an addendum stating the new agreement. Now she says she changed her mind but in the e-mail it states "No Matter, just do...

    Celia’s Answer

    If you do not have a signed lease and are a month to month tenant you may be able to stay that long and even longer, but there is no way to know.

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  • How to go about assigning a property manager to a rental property in Mississippi?

    My grandmother has a house she has been renting out in Holly Springs, MS to a tenant who is no longer paying the rent. My grandmother has moved from Mississippi to Illinois now for treatment for her illnesses to be near my father. My brother has...

    Celia’s Answer

    You should use the Find a Lawyer feature on this website for a business or real estate attorney in the Holly Spring area.

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  • Can I get permission from courts to leave the state?

    I'm a single mom. Just lost my job. Can I get permission from the courts in Az to leave the state with my child to stay with family in my home state. The father will probably not be agreeable to me leaving, but I am facing being homeless if I can...

    Celia’s Answer

    If the father has not established parenting time, you can relocate. However, Arizona retains jurisdiction for the first six months. So if you are willing to take the chance, you can leave at any time. It would be very helpful if you consulted with an experienced family law attorney prior to relocating. Good luck.

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  • I paid for my prenatal expenses, then got married, now divorcing a year later. Can I ask for reimbursement although its paid?

    I paid for my prenatal expenses, soon thereafter got married (stayed at home) and am now divorcing. Can I ask for reimbursement of those expenses? I know I couldn't if it was during the marriage, but we were not married yet.

    Celia’s Answer

    No. You are only entitled to prenatal expenses in a paternity action.

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  • Can I break my lease if I moved into an apartment with roaches?

    I moved in my apartment June 1st and my landlord did say that I might see a roach every now and then but he was working on the problem. He has sprayed but only once a month and gave me roach baits and I'm still having problems with them and it's n...

    Celia’s Answer

    You need to give the landlord formal written notice indicating that the premises are uninhabitable due to the roach infestation and indicating your intent to vacate if the breach of lease is not immediately corrected. I would work with a residential-landlord tenant so the landlord understands that either the premises are roach-free or he's losing a tenant.

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  • Can landlord evict you w/o a written warning?

    i put my lizard on the patio and she said its against the contract to feed animals in the patio? she said i have 30 days to find new apt.

    Celia’s Answer

    No. You need written notice and usually an opportunity to cure a violation/breach before the landlord can file a complaint for eviction. I would consult with a landlord-tenant attorney and have the attorney review your lease.

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  • Do I have to share a property "equally" with a sibling if I am the primary owner/maintainer, because of a parental will ?

    The will was revised some years back, listing me (by name) as the primary. My name appears on all of the bills and tax forms, with the letters "ETAL", after my name. I am the only one that financially maintains the property. The revised will sti...

    Celia’s Answer

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    First, I am assuming that your parents have passed away and that the estate has been probated, which leaves both you and your sister on the title. As joint owners, your sister is obligated for one half of the expenses, including taxes and maintenance. You want more than a gentleman's agreement in this situation. You want a contract indicating that if the house is sold, her financial obligations prior to sale are deducted from her portion of the sale proceeds. Speak to a real estate attorney about preparing the agreement. If your sister refuses to cooperate, then your remedy is to file for partition - a legal remedy to force the joint tenant to be responsible for her portion of the expenses and place the property up for sale.

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  • How can i sue a used car dealership after buying a car as is

    he didn't tell me what was wrong, or that the car title had a lien

    Celia’s Answer

    It is always a risk to buy something "as is," especially when you don't take the time for an independent inspection. "As is" may or may not apply to the condition of title and lien on the vehicle and an attorney may be able to assist you with this part of your problem.

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  • I have not contacted bank or mortgage company of my fathers passing

    I found a Quit Claim Deed in my fathers' suitcase. He Quit Claimed a free title mortgage deed to me. I barely saw it and his signature is good. It is NOT valued at $50K or more. Is this sufficient enough to record deed under my name? He also le...

    Celia’s Answer

    I have also added probate to your list, because you don't gain title to real property by a deed not recorded or delivered during the owner's lifetime. If your father died without a will, and was not married, you are qualified to act as his personal representative and take care of his estate. I recommend that you contact a probate attorney regarding this matter.

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