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  • Legal Corner: Can I still get child support from my ex who wants to relinquish his rights as a father?

    Legal Corner: Can I still get child support from my ex who wants to relinquish his rights as a father?

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 12:25 PM EDT2017-04-19 16:25:44 GMT
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    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: If your marriage ends, and my ex wants to sign over his right as our kids’ father in an attempt to keep from paying child support, can I still get child support from him? Article 1015 of the Children’s Code lists all the grounds for termination: CHAPTER 4. GROUNDS OF INVOLUNTARY TERMINATION Art. 1015. Grounds; termination of parental rights             The grounds fo...More >>
    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: If your marriage ends, and my ex wants to sign over his right as our kids’ father in an attempt to keep from paying child support, can I still get child support from him? Article 1015 of the Children’s Code lists all the grounds for termination: CHAPTER 4. GROUNDS OF INVOLUNTARY TERMINATION Art. 1015. Grounds; termination of parental rights             The grounds fo...More >>
  • Legal Corner: Rude neighbor keeps blowing trash into my yard

    Legal Corner: Rude neighbor keeps blowing trash into my yard

    Wednesday, April 5 2017 5:09 AM EDT2017-04-05 09:09:39 GMT
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    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: What can I do about a neighbor who doesn’t clean trash out of their yard, and when they cut grass, rips the trash up and blows it into my yard? To add insult to injury, he uses his leaf blower to blow his trash into our yard on purpose. First and foremost, go and talk to the neighbor. Politely ask the neighbor not to blow trash in your yard. Rule this out as a possibility before turning to legal solutions. If this does not wor...

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    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: What can I do about a neighbor who doesn’t clean trash out of their yard, and when they cut grass, rips the trash up and blows it into my yard? To add insult to injury, he uses his leaf blower to blow his trash into our yard on purpose. First and foremost, go and talk to the neighbor. Politely ask the neighbor not to blow trash in your yard. Rule this out as a possibility before turning to legal solutions. If this does not wor...

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  • Legal Corner: How would one obtain the proper attorney for Napoleonic "rights" of a blood sibling?

    Legal Corner: How would one obtain the proper attorney for Napoleonic "rights" of a blood sibling?

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 4:22 PM EDT2017-03-28 20:22:08 GMT
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    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: How would one obtain the proper attorney for Napoleonic "RIGHTS" of a blood sibling? Are there special questions to ask before retaining an attorney? (LA R.S 47:287.736 et seq. Wills, Trusts, and Estates): A Louisiana estate planning attorney can assist you with the Napoleonic rights of a blood sibling. Four years before Louisiana became a state in 1812, the former French and Spanish colony adopted a version of the Napoleo...More >>
    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: How would one obtain the proper attorney for Napoleonic "RIGHTS" of a blood sibling? Are there special questions to ask before retaining an attorney? (LA R.S 47:287.736 et seq. Wills, Trusts, and Estates): A Louisiana estate planning attorney can assist you with the Napoleonic rights of a blood sibling. Four years before Louisiana became a state in 1812, the former French and Spanish colony adopted a version of the Napoleo...More >>
  • Legal Corner: Who do I complain to about constant dogs barking all hours of the night and day?

    Legal Corner: Who do I complain to about constant dogs barking all hours of the night and day?

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 11:57 AM EDT2017-03-22 15:57:11 GMT
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    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: Who do I complain to about constant dogs barking all hours of the night and day? There’s no one living there – just four dogs. I’ve contacted animal control several times, but I haven’t seen any progress? To clarify – incessant or late-night barking is definitely a violation of the parish’s “Nuisance Animal” statute. Section 5-43 defines a nuisance animal in several ways, one of which ...

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    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: Who do I complain to about constant dogs barking all hours of the night and day? There’s no one living there – just four dogs. I’ve contacted animal control several times, but I haven’t seen any progress? To clarify – incessant or late-night barking is definitely a violation of the parish’s “Nuisance Animal” statute. Section 5-43 defines a nuisance animal in several ways, one of which ...

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  • Legal Corner: Neighbor's dog is chewing up my fence. Can we file charges?

    Legal Corner: Neighbor's dog is chewing up my fence. Can we file charges?

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 1:27 PM EDT2017-03-15 17:27:52 GMT
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    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: My neighbor’s dog has chewed up our fence. We have asked her repeatedly to fix it, but she won’t. Can we file charges? Yes you can. Ordinance #5650 for Calcasieu Parish addresses nuisance animals states that the director of the Calcasieu Parish Animal Services and Adoption Center or his designated agent may designate an animal a nuisance if it engages in any of the following non-exclusive behaviors or activities: (1) Mol...More >>
    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: My neighbor’s dog has chewed up our fence. We have asked her repeatedly to fix it, but she won’t. Can we file charges? Yes you can. Ordinance #5650 for Calcasieu Parish addresses nuisance animals states that the director of the Calcasieu Parish Animal Services and Adoption Center or his designated agent may designate an animal a nuisance if it engages in any of the following non-exclusive behaviors or activities: (1) Mol...More >>
  • Legal Corner: Movers didn't relocate my trailer correctly, and I'm disabled and can't do it on my own

    Legal Corner: Movers didn't relocate my trailer correctly, and I'm disabled and can't do it on my own

    Wednesday, March 8 2017 12:07 PM EST2017-03-08 17:07:45 GMT
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    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: I recently had to move my trailer. The movers moved it but did not finish the job – no tie down and did not leave blocks. I already paid for the job. I am disabled and can’t do the work myself. What can I do ? This question turns on whether a contract was signed. Usually, in transactions in the thousands of dollars, a written contract is used in order to clarify all parties’ obligations. So, the viewer should revie...More >>
    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: I recently had to move my trailer. The movers moved it but did not finish the job – no tie down and did not leave blocks. I already paid for the job. I am disabled and can’t do the work myself. What can I do ? This question turns on whether a contract was signed. Usually, in transactions in the thousands of dollars, a written contract is used in order to clarify all parties’ obligations. So, the viewer should revie...More >>
  • LEGAL CORNER: How can I find out if my son's baby is his? His newborn looks nothing like him.

    LEGAL CORNER: How can I find out if my son's baby is his? His newborn looks nothing like him.

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 12:03 PM EST2017-03-01 17:03:13 GMT
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    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: How can I find out if my son’s baby is his? His wife just gave birth, but the baby looks nothing like him. LA Rev Stat § 9:398.2 states that a petition for order to submit to blood or tissue tests prior to bringing filiation action: A.(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the husband of the mother, prior to filing an action of disavowal of a child born or conceived during his marriage to the mot...

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    Submit your question to news@kplctv.com. Question: How can I find out if my son’s baby is his? His wife just gave birth, but the baby looks nothing like him. LA Rev Stat § 9:398.2 states that a petition for order to submit to blood or tissue tests prior to bringing filiation action: A.(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the husband of the mother, prior to filing an action of disavowal of a child born or conceived during his marriage to the mot...

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