Is this legal? They told us they wanted to give each of their kids (3) the gift of $10,000.00 to assist with buying a home. There was nothing signed or in writing on either end.
This sound like a law school hypothetical! :) The previous commenters are correct when they state the settled law on this point - once a gift is given, the recipient owns the property/cash. If it was a loan, a written loan document would have helped make their intent clear.See question
A group of concerned parents are filing a motion to stop the reconfiguration of a school district based on procedural shortcomings and irreparable harm posed to the children as a result of such reconfiguration.
A layperson trying to achieve a positive legal result by looking for a "form" and then trying to fill in blanks is in for trouble. You wouldn't do your own dental work. Don't do your own legal work. Find a local lawyer on Avvo and have that person help you. If price is a concern, find a recent law school grad who can charge less but will l handle you matter better than you can.See question
As a general rule of legal ethics, a lawyer may not call an opposing party in litigation (if that opposing party is represented by counsel). However, a non-attorney is not covered by the legal rules of ethics. So someone representing himself (called "acting Pro Se" and almost always a bad idea) can call the opposing party without going through the attorney. Whether that helps or hurts is a different question.See question
We were there for 1 1/2 hours during which we explained that we were both currently working but planned to retire very soon and wanted to establish a will. We went over our real estate (our single family house), investments, 401K, profit sharing ...
You are entitled to 30 minutes of a free consultation - because of the ad. From the 31st minute on, you owe the attorney something. How much you owe is the question. Most lawyers will tell you their hourly rate at the outset. The fact that this one did not does not mean she acted unethically, though. Your local bar association may have a fee mediation service. Ask them about it.See question
I have be experiencing Parental Alienation attempts from the other parent for years now. We have been in and out of court for several years now. Although Pennsylvania has a factor that addresses that, judges, many times, overlook it. I am not ve...
Find your local State Representative at http://www.house.state.pa.us. Visit that person's district office (located near you) and explain your problem to the aide. Ask to meet with the Representative and ask him or her to sponsor legislation to help this problem. Be aware that if the legislation does pass (it takes a long time) it will apply to future cases, probably not yours.See question
My neighbors have complained several times about my baby crying and her running and playing after 9:30. They started banging on my floor a couple of nights ago while I was sweeping, but I ignored it because I wasn't playing any music, stomping, or...
Read the noise statute in your city. You can usually find the statutes (called ordinances for local laws) at your city's website. If there is no city ordinance on noise, check state statutes. When you read the law, you will see that the words give a judge or jury wide latitude to determine what is too much noise.See question
Display of any flag is a First Amendment protected right. But only the government -- not a private entity like Walmart - can violate your constitutional rights. Walmart can choose who is allowed in its stores, except for a few narrow categories of "protected classes" - meaning things that you can't change about yourself (age, race, gender etc.). Your recourse is to picket in front of their store (peacefully and on public property), start a www.TheyThrewMeOutOfWalmartBecauseMyShirtHadTheConfederateFlagOnIt.com website or some other social media type campaign. No legal case here.See question
I am in law enforcement and the military. On a training weekend for the military I was checking in to a hotel. I asked the front desk attendant to see the room before purchasing. While in the room with a fellow military female, she takes a shower,...
If your state recognizes the tort of public disclosure of private facts, you may have a case. But as one of my colleagues already pointed out, no tort case can be successfully brought with our being able to prove damages.See question
These are low life thieves about suspects before a conviction? Several other false statements have been aired and printed where an ALLEGED burglary suspect is now charged with robbery. The press never mentioned a Gun was brandished and suspect sh...
A sheriff is not covered by the legal rules of ethics. Had a prosecutor made this statement, that person would be covered by the legal ethics rules.
If what the sheriff said is false, not a statement of opinion, and caused damage to the person who the sheriff was talking about, then that person might have a defamation action against the sheriff. However, the law of sovereign immunity often makes it more difficult to sue a government official,
The sheriff's statement affects the ability of the defendant to have a fair trial, the judge can change the venue of the trial and/or impose a gag order on litigants, counsel, and witnesses.
The news media can print what it wants. It is protected by the First Amendment. If it prints defamatory statements (see discussion above) the media can be sued for defamation.See question
We have a stalking case against two people in Oregon and there are a lot of witnesses to these peoples behavior but because they do want want retaliation, we all live in the same neighborhood, they do not want to appear before the other party but ...
The other attorneys have covered this well in their answers. Except in some very limited circumstances, testimony in court must come from people who are present and able to be cross-examined. In criminal cases, the right to confront an accuser in court comes from the U.S. Constitution.See question