My ex and I are trying to figure out how to transfer the house to her without me losing all of my equity. Unfortunately, she can't afford to just buy me out, and can't qualify for a new mortgage on the remaining loan balance if she's got a loan to me as well. I'm looking for recommendations on finding a lawyer to help vet a legal agreement, and any specific legal methods for making this happen. This is in Denver, Colorado. [more inside]
My friend is buying a house and received the original 1942 deed to the place, in Arizona. There's a (blatantly racist) provision we're having trouble parsing. [more inside]
My Dad owns about 20 acres of land in a small town that he wishes to give to my brother, my sister, and myself now, not when he passes. My siblings and I plan to split the proceeds of the sale of the land evenly amongst us. Which way, tax-wise, would maximize the amount of money we receive from the land in the end? Should my dad give the title/deed to us first and we sell it, or Dad sells it and then gives us the money from the sale of the land? [more inside]
My neighbor and I share a retaining wall which is going to need some repairs soon. It's become abundantly clear to me that I need to sit down with a lawyer, a bunch of documentation, and a list of questions just so that I know where things actually stand here in terms of obligations and what this shared ownership actually means as a practical matter. So, as far as AskMe goes, I'm hoping to get recommendations for lawyers in Minneapolis that people have worked with on property line issues like this.
What kind of rights does the owner of a home have when they agree to rent out their home through a rental management company? [more inside]
What are the legal implications if I start a blog documenting the poor service my property manager provides, and asking others to share their opinions of this firm? I can speak for the factual accuracy of my own experiences (I have their letters and invoices etc, as well as my responses), but what about others? [more inside]
My partner and I have saved a deposit of $50,000 to put down on a house. We're looking for a one bed flat around the Gastown area of Vancouver BC, which we may end up renting out while we move to the US for a couple of years for work, but I have no idea how to go about this. [more inside]
Has someone violated my rights? [more inside]
Has anyone attended the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference in Beijing? I'm not a lawyer or an academic, but I am interested in learning more about property rights in China. Should I attend?
Needing recommendations for a competent, reasonably affordable intellectual property attorney in the US. [more inside]
In dealing with wills and estates, what is to stop the recipient of a testamentary devise (or an inter vivos grant for that matter) of a fee simple with a condition subsequent attached to avoid the application of the condition by selling and then repurchasing the property in question?
Locked my bike to a post, and a bus sideswiped my bike. Am I stuck with the damage? [more inside]
What rights do the public have to the planting strip (between the sidewalk and street) in a Berkeley residential area? [more inside]
Our apartment was damaged on Friday, and the whole floor needs to come out, possibly some of the drywall too. The property manager needs us to vacate, and remove all of our stuff, for an extended period of time (1-2 months). (Note that we have been dealing with the property manager, and to a lesser extent, the superintendent, and not our landlord.) How much notice is he legally required to give us? We live in Toronto. YANAL. [more inside]
How do I defend myself against a spiteful landlord? [more inside]
Separation of Personal Debt in an Ongoing Marriage (NZ Law) [more inside]
I need a lawyer in Toronto for Real Estate / Property issues. Specifically, the state of an adjacent property (in violation of multiple orders from the city) seriously affecting ours. Would ideally know the magic password to get the Building Standards people to do their job. Otherwise, any and all other avenues that can be pursued.
Need to help mom stay in the house. [more inside]
Am I trespassing if I am standing on a public sidewalk, leaning against a wall that directly abuts the sidewalk? [more inside]
I love counterfeiting. Especially counterfeit toys and clothes, cars and other crazy items! I LOVE counterfeiting. I want to explore the possibility of a career in intellectual property law or other careers that have to do with counterfeiting (like: becoming a counterfeiter!) [more inside]
How would a contractor paid a weekly rate by Company X make ownership distinctions between works created for X and works for others?
I've been offered a new contract/consulting job where I would be paid not by the hour or for a specific deliverable, but at a flat weekly rate. Under this arrangement, how might I make intellectual property distinctions between works that will belong to this client, and outside works I may do for myself or others? [more inside]
What, if any, are the effects of express warranties by landlord and landlord's agents under New Jersey landlord tenant law? [more inside]
Generally in most states, especially Oregon, if one person claims another has "personal property," do the police deal with this in an immediate sense or is this a case for small claims? [more inside]
What kind of lawyer specializes in property line disputes? [more inside]
I am leaving my fiancee, we bought a house together a year and a half ago. What kind of property rights do I have? [more inside]
What are the Intellectual Property Rights boundaries for revenue-generating blogs that recycle others' work? [more inside]
what does one do, if ones property has been resurveyed, actually all surrounding properties have been resurveyed, and he discovers that his neighbors house is within his newly corrected property lines? (original survey was done about 60-70 years ago - hence the errors)