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  LEGAL CORNER: How can I get my child support payments changed?

GENIA COLEMAN-LEE WITH THE SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA LAW CENTER IS HERE TO ANSWER YOUR LEGAL QUESTIONS.

LEGAL CORNER: Do I have to pay a ticket with a misspelling?

IT'S TIME AGAIN FOR THE WEDNESDAY LEGAL CORNER. THIS WEEK WE'RE BUSTING MYTHS ABOUT TRAFFIC TICKETS.

LEGAL CORNER: How do I prove that I’ve made my child support payments?

IT'S TIME AGAIN FOR ANOTHER WEDNESDAY LEGAL CORNER. THIS WEEK WE'RE TALKING CHILD SUPPORT, SPOUSAL RIGHTS AND WILLS ACROSS STATES.

LEGAL CORNER: Do veterans have to buy hunting licenses?

Jonathan Fontenot, with the Southwest Louisiana Law Center, has answers to your legal questions every Wednesday on KPLC! This week we talked about lawsuits, adoptions and hunting rights for veterans.

LEGAL CORNER: Should I sue for my last paycheck?

Submit your questions to news@kplctv.com. Civil matters only, please. QUESTION: I had an inground pool constructed four years ago. The pool company I used warranties the pool for the lifetime of the original owner. The pool has developed problems with the plumbing and plaster. Now there's a sign on the door of the pool company that says they are closed by order of the state due to failure to pay taxes. Do I have any recourse against the pool company or sub-contractors of the pool c...

New law protects those who rescue children left in a hot car

on August 1, over 400 news laws were put into effect in the state, one of them being the "Good Samaritan Law", giving some protection to the people who attempt to save a child or pet left in a vehicle. The heartache of a life lost after being left in a car is an all too common occurrence. According to the National Safety Council, on average, about 37 children die every year from this preventable situation. "If somebody sees a child in a car or a pet and they...

LEGAL CORNER: Will a common law marriage in another state be recognized in Louisiana?

Submit your questions to news@kplctv.com. Civil matters only, please. QUESTION: I am a homeowner outside of the city limits in Calcasieu Parish. My neighbor has cypress trees on his property. As a result, I have a large number of cypress knees on my property. If I hit one of those knees with my zero turn mower, who is responsible for the damage to my frame? ANSWER: There is not a clear cut answer for this situation.  The law is clear regarding removal of ove...

LEGAL CORNER: If my neighbor's tree falls, it will hit my house. What can I do about this?

Submit your questions to news@kplctv.com. Civil matters only, please. QUESTION: I have a problem with a tree in my neighbor’s yard. The tree is split and rotten. The tree has a huge bee hive and possums living in it. If it falls, it will hit my house. I took a picture from my back door. What can I do about this? ANSWER: Well, it is magnificent that you contacted us before the damage is done! On multiple occasions, we are contacted after a tree has damaged someone’s prope...

LEGAL CORNER: How do I get a car I cosigned for signed over to me?

Submit your questions to news@kplctv.com. Civil matters only, please. QUESTION: I need to know how can I get my ex-daughter-in-law to sign a car title over to me. She lives in Houston and I live here in Lake Charles. I cosigned for the car in Lake Charles in 2012, the car was in repo in 2017 in Colorado and I had to pay four months back pay and get it transported here. ANSWER: Not a good situation, but we need a little more information – when you say you cosigned, do you mean ...