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Suddenly Widowed

My husband died recently. We were together for decades and have school-age children. His passing involved severe trauma, and we have social support and frequent therapy appointments to get us through the turmoil. Emotionally, we're holding up. My question is about getting our affairs in order. [more inside]
posted by Fichereader on Jun 16, 2012 - 29 answers

Bait 'n Switch

I either need to drop it or get a lawyer. Tell me which one. [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Aug 24, 2011 - 32 answers

Probate probate, who's got the probate?

Probate mysteries? [more inside]
posted by silsurf on Feb 21, 2011 - 5 answers

Free Parking

What would be involved in building a driveway / basement-level garage for a house in Seattle, WA with respect to zoning, estimated costs, etc.? Specifically, it would be for a house that currently has on-street, city-zoned parking only.
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Dec 25, 2009 - 5 answers

Real estate: encroachment when same person owned both homes?

How does property line encroachment work when the two properties were owned by the same person? [more inside]
posted by zippy on Sep 28, 2009 - 12 answers

Buying a Home from Grandma... Legal issues?

We are looking at buying my wife's grandmother's home from her before she goes into a senior living facility. What sort of implications could arise for her if we can all come to an agrement on us purchasing the home? Would the house still be considered an asset of hers if it was sold to us at less than fair-market-value? [more inside]
posted by ganzhimself on Jul 29, 2009 - 8 answers

There should be a 4th "R"- The Real World

Why aren't life skills taught in schools? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Apr 13, 2009 - 39 answers

Severe damp in rented house: What are our legal rights?

We rent a shared house in London. There are damp issues in a downstairs room which are known about by the landlord. We have just noticed a severe case of black mould infesting an upstairs wall. What are our legal rights as tenants? [more inside]
posted by bollockovnikov on Jan 11, 2009 - 4 answers

How to find the real dirt on how a bill actually becomes a law

How can I research how a particular act of the U.S. Congress came into existence - with as much detail as is possible about how it changed from proposal to final act and how it was influenced along the way? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Nov 8, 2008 - 12 answers

have house, will travel

What are the legalities involved in buying a house and then dismantling and removing it? [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Sep 28, 2008 - 17 answers

Illegal Immigrants in College

Can anyone tell me the percentage of children of illegal immigrants who attend college? Specifically in Texas. We are arguing the HB 104 (in state tuition bill) in my government class and I need to know how many children of illegal immigrants who were not born in the US actually attend institutions of higher education....
posted by madmamasmith on Mar 22, 2008 - 12 answers

What are my rights regarding shoddy construction work?

Legally, what rights do I have in regards to shoddy renovation work done on my condo before I bought it? [more inside]
posted by tocts on Jan 31, 2008 - 16 answers

Road to Nowhere

My SO's long-held family house looks like it will soon have a 6 lane highway built through it. Is there anything that can be done or said that could have a bearing on the route? (MI) [more inside]
posted by figment on Nov 22, 2004 - 14 answers

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