Legal

  Legal Corner: Is my marriage legal?

  Legal Corner: Are landlords required to provide smoke detectors?

  LEGAL CORNER: What can I do about bright construction lights at night?

  Legal Corner: Can adopted siblings marry?

  Legal Corner: Can I get a divorce after 3 months of marriage?

Moss Bluff man indicted on attempted second-degree murder charge

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  Legal Corner: What is a “Notice to Vacate?”

  Legal Corner: Can I divorce my husband after a felony conviction?

  Legal Corner: Should I revise my will every year?

  Legal Corner: Am I responsible for my parent’s debt?

Legal Corner: Can I have Christmas displays in my classroom?

  Legal Corner: How do I fight an unfair ticket?

  LEGAL CORNER: Can my ex stop me from moving with my child?

LEGAL CORNER: Can my ex stop me from moving with my child?

LEGAL CORNER: Is it legal to go 5 mph over the speed limit?

LEGAL CORNER: Is it legal to go 5 mph over the speed limit?

  Legal Corner: How do I keep people off of my property?

Legal Corner: How do I keep people off of my property?

  LEGAL CORNER - Can I smoke with my child in the car?

It's time again for another Wednesday Legal corner!

  LEGAL CORNER: Are there legal requirements for babysitters?

  LEGAL CORNER: How can I get a speed limit changed?

  LEGAL CORNER: I gave power of attorney to a friend and he emptied my accounts, what can I do?

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

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

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

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 ...