I have lived in this house as of now this will be the third month, the shower has been a reoccurring issue the maintaince man couldn't figure out why it would leak, finally fixed that. we were without heat the whole month of October. we have no ve...
A tenant has certain rights when the landlord refuses to make repairs to anything that affects the habitability of the premises; however, there are certain procedures that should be followed by the tenant to protect these rights. Tenant should document the problem (ideally with a photograph). A landlord should be given prompt notice (ideally in writing) before tenant takes any action. That notice should describe the problem and give the landlord a reasonable period of time to make the repair (generally 30 days). If landlord still refuses to make the repair, tenant may: (1) escrow the rent and withhold payment until the repair is made; (2) escrow the rent use those sums to hire somebody to make the repairs or (3) consider the lease broken under a constructive eviction theory. Keep in mind, whether the landlord is correct (or not) any of these remedies could cause the landlord to sue tenant in retaliation seeking eviction and payment of the remainder of rents for the lease term. A successful landlord can also garnish your wages. It is important that you speak to an attorney to address these concerns. Also keep in mind, any withheld rents must be kept in a federally insured escrow account opened at the bank. The account must be titled as an escrow account.See question
Provided a statement to police about my ex at the time I felt scared but have different feelings toward it and would like to know without getting myself in trouble can I change my statement?
In general you won’t get in trouble for changing a statement; the problem arises if one of the two statements was false. In those circumstances, there could be criminal charges against the person making the statement if the falsity was intentional (i.e. knowingly made). The best thing to do is speak to an attorney who can help guide you through a corrected statementSee question
Driving home today (12/9/16) I encountered a slight traffic Jam, People were stopped because two guys were fighting in the street. These guys were fighting in front of a stopped was a school bus (in the far right lane), the lights were flashing, h...
The stop sign on the school bus is not the only determiner of an infraction, if the lights are flashing red drivers must stop. Nor are cameras the only way to determine fault, an individual bus driver may report the infraction or it could be observed directly by law enforcement. The fine is $250; however, there could also be a license suspension involved. The best thing to do is wait and see if you get a citation and then go to an attorney. Normally, traffic tickets must be filed within 30 days.See question
I need help my ex-wife cheated on me wile we were married and wants support for two kids that are not mine and found out after we got the divorce. what forms can I summit to domestic to get them to court mandate a DNA test. iv asked for 8 yea...
This question may require an analysis of both pennsylvania and Maryland law if all parties now reside in pa. I would meet in person with an attorney who handles custody (specifically paternity) issuesSee question
I was charged with 22 counts of F-3 I went to the same car dealer 3 times and damages the outside of cars. Total 18,000. I admitted I did it and I have the money to pay asap. I have no prior record.
First, stop admitting that you did it until you meet with an attorney. Felonies carry jail terms however if it's a first time offense it is possible to avoid jail. It is also possible to negotiate a better deal by pleasing it down to a misdemeanor. The damages can also be explored. Call an attorney ASAP to put you in the best positionSee question
Our lease states that we are responsible to pay the electricity for the apartment, but has no further details. Prior to signing the lease, the landlord stated that the bill would remain in their name, and they would bill us for our usage. I cann...
Keep in mind, any dispute with a landlord (even if you are correct) can result in a retaliatory eviction. That being said, the landlord needs to confirm that the meter is specific to you (and to you alone). Additionally, you have a right to obtain copies of the actual utility bill, not just the landlord’s invoice. Finally, you should request that any prior bill be waived because you were left in the dark (pun intended) about the amount and had no informed means of regulating usage. Alternatively, your repayment should be spread out over an equal amount of months as the monthly bill (i.e. 9 months). You might also try filing a complaint with the Philadelphia Fair Housing Commission.See question
The very idea of child service workers have more power than the police is scary are there laws against these people to protect innocent families
If you are facing a child services investigation, you have a duty to cooperate or risk having your children removed. That being said, overreaching by children’s services does sometimes infringe upon personal liberties. You should meet with a local family law attorney to explore whether or not it is in your interests to fully cooperate or try to set limitations on the scope of the investigation.See question
I worked at my previous employers for 6 months, I was technically let go on my 6th month anniversary. The reason they let me go was due to tardiness. They have a policy, if you are tardy 3 times in 6 months, you will be let go. The have a three wa...
You need to present this argument, just as you have stated it to the referee at the hearing. Bring any evidence with you to support this position such as any employee handbooks or other materials that describe the policy. If you have those explanations from the employer concerning the rationale for skipping over a step in the progressive warning policy bring them as well. Of course, an attorney can help maximize theses arguments.See question
My son has never taken seizures he's incarcerated an don't know what his rights are for what was done to him at the hospital Mike was charged for Dui
You will need to hire him a criminal defense attorney, look also for someone with civil rights or prisoner medical litigation experience. Essentially tow legal problems exist, the criminal charges and a potential medical battery claim is narcan was improperly administered and an injury resulted.See question
Have not heard from biological father since I told him I was pregnant. No contact, no name on birth certificate, no child support, child has my maiden name. Basically other than in my memory, biological father doesn't exist. Married my husband 4 y...
I hope that you are being extra cautious and are not in fact suffering from a terminal illness. The answer to this question might also require a review of Florida law. There are no assurances that you can pass custody of a child through a will; although, I have seen it attempted. Typically courts will give such a request weight only to the extent that it represents your wishes. The tried and true method of approaching this problem is through adoption but that would involve a termination of the biological father’s rights; that is, if the biological father is truly recognized as the father. You said he is not on the birth certificate. If he has never before acknowledged paternity then adoption might be feasible without him. You can also try a guardianship as a stopgap measure until the biological father is located.See question