he keep telling me he's waiting on some money its almost been a year
You have remedies! They range from claims for breach under your contract, to claims pursuant to Maryland law that requires prompt payment, and also requires a builder to hold money intended for your work in trust. A lawsuit requires folks to come to the bargaining table. Depending on the amount at issue, you can go to the District or Circuit court.See question
Our HOA has provided homeowner with written notices to make the required fixes/repairs to outside of their home numerous times. We have also stated that a fine will be added to the HOA fees. No response from homeowner for months. Can we actually s...
The HOA rights are contained in the by-laws and recorded declarations. Self-help to make repairs is surely covered in the language, one way or the other. There are several law firms that focus on HOA issues, would you like a referral in your area?See question
Prior to filing a "motion to compel to produce evidence", what procedure (Civil Rule) can be followed to ask the defendant to produce the evidence? From my understanding, subpoena is not the answer to this question.
A good practical question. You must file interrogatories and requests for production of documents and things. The Rules tell you in what format, and how many. There are standard sets of questions used by practicing lawyers, which we tailor to specific cases. It is only upon the other side's failure to answer that you reach the "motion to compel" mechanism.See question
Jon, Gary, and Ricky are active members of a partnership called Swim City. The partnership manufactures, sells, and installs outdoor swimming pools in Arkansas and Texas. The partners wish to expand the business and are also concerned about larg...
There is nothing inherently wrong with conducting this type of business as a general partnership, subject to the licensing and registration laws of each state in which it conducts business. More importantly, you should be having a conversation with your insurance broker. General liability and other insurances will likely cover most of your concerns,See question
My LLC owned a property in which I signed over (the property not the llc) by quick claim deed to an investor who stated they would release me of all responsibility being completing the project would be difficult for me due to medical issues. Now ...
Your description is a bit confusing. If you gave someone a "quit claim deed," there are questions about consideration and the terms on which that deed was signed, by you. I am confused by your statement that "she has signed deed" and a lawsuit is threatened. If you gave up the property, what is the loan to you for? It is best for you to bring your documents to a local lawyer who might explain the deal, and your current options.See question
I bought a house with someone about 16 yrs. Ago things have taken a turn for the worse I don't want the house anymore I wanna sell it. He owns the deed my name is on the house, he doesn't wanna sell it and he's constantly threatening that I am ...
Maryland law does not force co-owners to stay in business. The court action of "partition" is available to force a sale. Your co-owner may either buy out your interest, or the house will be sold to a third-party. You will then reconcile income and expenses to decide who gets paid, and how much. Don't be bullied!See question
If a defendant's affirmative defense is too broad and vague, which civil rule can be invoked by plaintiff to move the court to order the defendant to either ammend his affirmative defense and/or provide clarification?
An affirmative defense is only as good as the facts behind it. Best practiced is to complete discovery and make a motion for summary judgment on the claim or defense. As a matter of pleading in the answer, the broadest language is ordinarily acceptable. What and how you file is different if you are in the federal court or the superior court for the District of Columbia.See question
My girlfriend and I purchased an attached row home in Baltimore city Nov 2013. We are both tenants in common listed on the deed and are both on the bank mortgage and we both verbally agree to split the $1400 mortgage payment and utilities each mon...
Even if you proceed without counsel, the process is not immediate, and there are several opportunities built in to permit negotiation. You might negotiate a period of time to allow you a refinance, even. Most importantly, do not default in filing a responsive pleading- then you can only lose.See question
He is verbally attacking me in person and by text by email. He is also making vague threats. He has lived here for 4 1/2 months. I own the house.
What you describe may constitute criminal acts. You have recourse through the police and through a civil peace order to have him removed/barred. You might also change the locks.See question
I hired a contractor to remodel the first floor of my house in the contract it states that it would take 3 to 4 weeks they started the day after Labor Day as of today they are still not finished what are my legal options
Analysis starts with your contract documents, change orders, and conduct of the parties. If you believe the contractor acted in an "unworkmanlike manner," you have recourse via complaint to the Maryland Home Improvement Commission. You may also elect court remedies, if warranted. But your choice of remedies will be driven by the reasons for late performance, whether it is excused, are they licensed, and have you paid for work properly done.See question