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My husband has given his car to his brother as a gift in October 2015. My husband has filed with the DOL in Washington in regards to him transferring the car and its title to his brother then, but his brother has still not done anything to 'accept...
It appears Hubby did what he needed to do. The Seller quickly reports the sale to DMV (there is a form for that and it can be done online). The Title is endorsed over to the purchaser, and handed to purchaser. It is then up to the purchaser to register the vehicle and there are time limits within which that must be done or fees and fines start accruing. CONTACT DMV. Expect to have to go into an office to provide documents and the story to an investigator type person (they don't bite). A word from a DMV investigator will likely get the tow yard off your tail. However, a tow yard has a possessory "mechanic's" lien on the car, and upon proper notice it can sell the car to pay off its lien. Who to notify of such a sale etc. is generally notice to the registered owner. Assuming timely Report of Sale was made, your Hubby should not be the registered owner. ASK DMV... go in, be the doe-eyed pure hearted simpleton, and ask for help. They WILL help you.See question
01/13/2011 I got a d.u.i and I got hooked up with classes, and got started with the SR22 . Judge said it would be 5 years then I would be clear. According to Olympia the insurance expired January 13,2016. My car insurance say in 2018.
First, the court does not tell you to get insurance as an assigned risk (SR 22). SR22 is a risk pool of higher risks who are all lumped together to provide an "alternate market mechanism" to promote the state's policy that all drivers be insured for at least minimum liability. Given the higher risk, the insurance is minimal and the premium is high enough to cover the additional risk.
Next, This is going to come down to documents.
READ your Judgment/Plea Deal/Conviction paperwork and note any dates. Date of entry of the order, any deadlines to be insured to operate an auto, and for how long you have to be insured under that judgment.
READ your Declarations Page (not the insurance card). Declarations gives you a list of the coverages and coverage limits for the insurance you purchased. Take special note of the date your insurance term ends. If you have been paying your premiums and have not been having claims, your insurance will be valid for as long as you continue to be a timely payer who does not generate claims.
How long you might be stuck buying SR22 assigned risk is likely up to 7 years, not because of a judgment, but standard Western State Underwriting Guidelines for ordinary standard policies do not allow anyone with a DWI in the past 7 years to buy ordinary insurance. You might be able to step up from SR22 to "substandard" coverages which are less expensive and might provide coverages SR22 policies simply do not offer.
If you are still stumped, go to an agent for one of the big carriers: Allstate, State Farm, Farmers, Nationwide, American Family, Progressive, GEICO, USAA (veteran), and just ask for a complete insurance check up. They will evaluate what your insurance status and requirements are. Some can also provide instant comparisons of rates among several insurers. Any of them can likely tell you when you can stop buying assigned risk and move up to substandard (e.g. Mid Century/Famers), and then to standard insurance.See question
Lived in an apartment for 6 months, requested numerous repairs and handling of pests, ie pigeons in the attic and maggots coming into the garage due to lack of duty of the landlord enforcing trash policies with other tenants. Then found out that m...
Call Elizabeth Rankin Powell in Tacoma (253)274-1518. She's the tenant rights queen in Pierce.See question
I bought a house four years ago and financed about 15 percent of the purchase with a loan from my father. I paid the remainder of the cost with cash, so there is no bank loan. At the time, we decided to include his name on the title. Now, I have p...
Quitclaim Deed. Don't forget to do the Excise Tax Affidavit. Figure out what exemption there is for release of security interest (unperfected). QC Deeds are done all the time between family members.
I do not think it would be a Full Reconveyance. That is how the bankers release real estate subject to deed of trust. Since you never formalized the loan as a deed of trust, there is no 3rd party holding equitable title.See question
During my divorce I incurred $26,000 in debt on my credit card that I cannot afford to pay back. I had been out on L&I for almost a year and am back to work for now (L&I is still in place but my work can accept light duty now). I also have other d...
If you have not filed BK in the past 8 years, you likely qualify for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy under the "means test". The income measure for the means test is median income for this area. The measuring period is income over the six month period ending on the last day of the month prior to filing. With two kids, you would likely have to have taken in much less than the $60,000 or so (half actually) applicable locally. If your credit is trashed anyway, there is no disincentive I can see. You can re-establish your credit and be average to good credit in 2-3 years. Chapter 13 is not usually helpful to lower income earners who are not looking to save a house from foreclosure and who do not have nondischargeable debts (taxes, fines, frauds, DUII damages, child support, student loans, etc.). BK attorneys will analyze your personal situation, and usually for free, and make recommendations tailored to your personal debt picture. Credit Repair IMHO beyond cleaning nonsense out of your credit reports is not something attorneys get into.See question
1960 SFH with recent remodeling in wooded high occupancy area. Tenant has 3 children (smallest is 3 years old). Tenant reports droppings 7 weeks after moving in. On the first day they found 3 droppings and panicked and moved to a hotel. Within ...
Landlord is not required to provide absolute assurance of pest free housing. Landlord is required to provide habitable housing and to take reasonable and timely steps to address issues. A couple of days' for response to a pest problem is pretty fast, and appears to have been effective. The landlord did all that is required as a response to a couple of rat doods. In my humble experience, a week of rent or so would be as much as I would expect in the way of accommodation by the landlord. Two months rent is not going to happen. Carpet cleaning could happen, but I doubt it would be additional to the week worth of rent. Emotional distress is not likely to support any claim over a relatively humdrum issue. Rats happen.
Client should keep in mind the value of peaceful relations with the landlord. Motivating a landlord to start building a book on a tenant and refusing to extend or renew a lease is rarely a good idea. If push comes to shove, tenants should keep in mind that a case number with their name on it is a public record. In Washington that means it is forever and does NOT age off one's credit. It is possible to get a limited dissemination order with a stip from the landlord, but that is a heck of a bet to place with the data miners breathing down a client's neck.
Also to be kept in mind is that currency in the rent is required to assert most affirmative defenses in Unlawful Detainer.See question
My partner and I have rented the same private residence in King County for the last 5+ years. Our landlord now wants to sell the house, but our current lease isn't over until 12/31/2017. We've been using this lease since 01/01/2015, and now he's c...
Two elements to enforceability of a term in excess of one year.
1. Property legal description.
The requirement is the lease be fit for recording. Without these elements the Recorder will reject the lease.
Without them you have a month to month lease on the other terms of your written agreement, any addenda, and any amendment made in accordance with the modification clause of your lease.
If you are in the city of Seattle, special notice rules of up to 60 days may apply.
Lawyer up. Consider Christopher Cutting. He's here on AVVO.See question
We live in Clark county, Washington and we are in a condo that originally we rented a room from a man however he passed away recently. His son took over and is evicting us. I filed my answer with the courts but was told that the sheriff will be ev...
First, if there was no Writ posted on your door, it is not likely to be "any day now". The Sheriff posts the writ, and then waits three days. The Deputy who posts the writ will likely put his name and phone number on the writ. These guys are nice guys as long as you are respectful and polite you won't have any problems with the deputies. They do NOT like locking anybody out. Nobody gets evicted on a weekend or holiday.
I do not know much about Clark County. They do have a volunteer lawyers civil program. To get prescreened and referred to a volunteer program, call the CLEAR hotline. The hours for the hotline are limited. Call a couple minutes before the open, and keep hanging up and redialing until you get an answer. Ignore the messages about lines too busy etc. Heep hammering. The CLEAR hotline: 1-888-201-1014
The CLEAR hotline is open Monday through Friday from 9:10am to 12:25pm. You might also try the Clark County Law Library as they might be able to smooth you in a little faster (you still have to qualify). Good luck, that is a nasty problem.
If you want to see what is going on with your case, you can look yourself up by name (or case number if you have it) at this website: It is a little annoying with the CAPTCHA code entry but you can at least find your case and see if there is something obviously wrong with it. http://dw.courts.wa.gov/
If you want a show cause hearing, but were never served with an Order to Appear and Show Cause Why A Writ of Restitution Should Not Immediately Issue (Show Cause for short), there are Do It Yourself forms and instructions at this website. Play nice and truthful and the judges hand out stays of writ for a week or so and grant show cause hearings. Due Process is of primary importance. It helps a lot if you have a defense, which is where the volunteer lawyers come in handy. http://www.washingtonlawhelp.org/resource/vacating-a-judgment-and-staying-enforcement-o?ref=ALIis
Surf the videos, forms and instructions for a lot of things. This is a super valuable service for people who must do their own legal work.See question
My apartment building caught fire 10/30/16. It started with an electrical malfunction in my next door neighbors refrigerator. My apartment had significant smoke damage & the fire spread thru our shared attic, so the fire dept ripped out a secti...
Go to the Kent Courthouse and there to the Housing Justice Project. It is on the first floor. Go past the elevators on the right side and follow the signs to the end of the hall. Room 1281 is HJP. Mondays are LIGHT for HJP, but do show up at 08:00 to make sure you get assistance. They do have income limits as it is intended to help poor folks, and folks of modest means. (They have to live within the terms of the grants that fund the project). I cannot say specifically what your situation entails, but you MAY be entitled to relocation assistance due to the building becoming uninhabitable due to safety concerns. Ask the City of Kent, Code Compliance folks if your building has been "red tagged". Let them know you are being invited out on super short notice. Given the date and time, you might just ask HJP to make the call for you. I hope this works out well for you.See question
I'm an employee at my apartment complex in Washington. We just moved here and are having trouble paying our rent. The only thing my landlord ever said/ asked was if I was "able to pay rent today"; and, "if you were not an employee you would have b...
The eviction Summons is a mandatory form. It must substantially be in the exact form specified in the statute RCW 59.18.365 (the form is way too long to repeat here). There should simply be a case caption, the date one or before which you must respond to the summons, the known tenants and the property address. It must be signed by the landlord or landlord's attorney.
There should not be ANY allegations of fact in a Summons. A Summons is supposed to be a notice that you must respsond by a specific date. The due date for response must be not less than seven days after service on a tenant or co-resident. You may be referring to the Complaint in Unlawful Detainer, which recites a bunch of facts such as the parties, the lease start and end dates/month-to-month, rental, the type of notice, dates of service of notice, the tenant did not comply with the notice, and then asks the court to terminate the tenancy, award rent and holdover damages, costs and if allowed by your lease, attorney fees.
NOTICE is critical to invoking the subject matter of the court sitting in Unlawful Detainer. A notice that was not served is not notice at all. Notices must be in writing. They must be hand served to tenant or co-resident, but can be posted and mailed (add one day to effective date of service for mailing).
LOOK at your Summons and Complaint. If there is no case number on them then you have until the response date to safely vacate without getting a case number with your name on it. These are VERY bad if you are a long term renter as they DO NOT age off your credit. They are not a late payment, they are a public record. If there is no case number, cut a deal for any time you can get and vacate within the terms of the agreement. If they say no dice to any agreement, vacate before the expiration of the response time shown on the Summons. Technically they can file anytime they want, but most will not file the case before the response time runs out.
I did not see anything about your other financial issues, if any. It may be that your credit is already bad, are up to your ears in debt and your best bet is bankruptcy. That puts an absolute stop to everything until relief from the automatic stay is granted or the bk is dismissed. Nobody can really recommend this step without a consultation.See question