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  • Auto accident and possible lawsuit

    My 19 yo daughter who is covered under the auto insurance in my husbands name, was involved in accident in another state. There were no serious, major injuries although one involved party was taken away by ambulance. She was trying to back out o...

    Anthony’s Answer

    Neither you nor your husband were driving at the time of the incident. Just because you owned the vehicle does not make you legally responsible for your daughter's action. Furthermore, your limited assets are protected from claims of creditors. Let the insurer deal with the claim. You should not worry that you and your husband have any responsibility beyond your insurance.

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  • How long do I wait to contact code enforcement after telling landlord about having no smoke detectors?

    I just moved into a place with no smoke detectors

    Anthony’s Answer

    I think that depends on your landlord's response. If he tells you that he is not going to do anything or if you get the sense that he's going to take his sweet time about doing anything, call the CEO right away. Otherwise, I think it is reasonable to give him a few days.

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  • Do I let the landlord know about no smoke detectors before I call code enforcement?

    I moved into an apartment with no smoke detectors.

    Anthony’s Answer

    Maine law requires working smoke detectors in every apartment. If I were in your shoes, I would attempt to keep a good working relationship with my landlord and I would first speak with the landlord. If I got nowhere with the landlord, I then would contact the code enforcement officer.

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  • How can I get my name removed from a home mortgage with girlfriend when she is primary and I am secondary on said mortgage.

    I purchased a home with my girlfriend 5 years ago. over the past 5 years she has become verbally and mentally abusive twords me. a couple months ago I told her that I couldn't take it anymore and we needed to sell the house. she has refused to do...

    Anthony’s Answer

    If you are on the mortgage, but not on the deed as an owner, there is little that you can do. The bank will not release you from the mortgage. the mortgage must be paid or refinanced by your girl friend before you are off the hook.

    If you are on the deed, you can file a partition action and ask the court to force a sale of the property. You will need to contact an experienced real estate attorney.

    I wish you the best.

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  • What do I need to do to dissolve a real estate partnership with my father ?

    We own two homes and a vacant lot together . We have agreed that he will sign over his interest in the two houses and I will sign over my interest in the vacant lot . Do we need title search/insurance ? I want to be sure there are no surprises lik...

    Anthony’s Answer

    Contact an experienced real estate attorney because you will need a title search if you have concerns about existing mortgages and liens and you should have an attorney draft the deeds.

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  • Do I have a law suit against my ex and against my attorney?

    Was going through a divorce, spouse lied and misrepresented things. He also didn't disclose everything in discovery. He took my name off of the corporate papers a year after I filed for divorce. My attorney never asked for or got the corporate pap...

    Anthony’s Answer

    Contact an experienced family lawyer. Each party in a divorce is required to file a financial affidavit disclosing all assets. If the corporate stock was not identified by either party as an asset to distribute in the divorce, a post-divorce motion can be filed identifying the stock as an undistributed asset and the court can issue the appropriate order.

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  • Can a business owner dictate who another company can sell to?

    I work for a company and I do side work none of which is agents company policy. I bought equipment from a mutual supplier. There are only 3 suppliers in my area. The owner of the company I work for got mad that the supply house sold to me. He cal...

    Anthony’s Answer

    Based upon your description, this clearly constitutes tortious interference in business relations. What to do about is another matter. You are in a precarious position because of your employment. If I were in your situation, I would purchase equipment from one of the other two suppliers.

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  • Can I sue? Got hit by a car in October 2013 while I was riding my bike. I recently moved away from the state. Moved to ND state

    I was riding my bike at night I had lights too. I was just riding back home because I finished a 8hr shift at work. The road was extremely bad because of potholes and it was busy too so I rode on the sidewalk. I came across a pickup truck who look...

    Anthony’s Answer

    Attorney Wolf is correct. You have 6 years from the date of the incident to either settle the claim or file suit. Based upon your description of the incident, you have valid claim. It is likely that the witness to the collision is the key to proving fault. You should contact a Maine personal injury attorney.

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  • Can I sue them?

    A small cafe "hired" me and I had my first day yesterday. I put hired in quotations because they never had me fill out paperwork to legally hire me. Unfortunately during my first day I fainted from dehydration and had to go to the hospital and now...

    Anthony’s Answer

    Because you sustained an injury, you have a worker's compensation claim for payment of your medical expenses and, if because of your injuries you are unable to work or have limitations, a claim for incapacity benefits. Contact the Advocate's Office of the Maine Workers' Compensation Board for free advice and possible representation.

    It is illegal to fire someone because of a work injury. If you feel that this is the case, the Advocate's Office cannot represent you on that part of the claim because it is a claim that results in an attorney's fee award if successful. Use the attorney search feature of AVVO to find an experienced worker's compensation attorney.

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  • What are the rules and law regarding access to criminal court records and proceedings in Maine Superior Court?

    An known associate of business and personal relations has been arrested and charged with numerous criminal offenses here in Maine. For professional reasons it is pertinent that information regarding the proceedings and outcome be known to me perso...

    Anthony’s Answer

    If you go to the Clerk's Office you are able to purchase copies of the charging instrument and the docket record.

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