QUESTION: I have been using a path over my recently deceased neighbor's property since the 1980's. The deceased's heirs have taken over the property and are threatening to build a fence which would obstruct my pathway. Are they allowed to do this?
ANSWER: Normally, verbal agreements regarding immovable property are not binding. So, any verbal permission can be withdrawn. But there may be other legal grounds for exercising that right of passage. Additional information would be helpful.
QUESTION: My step daughter's biological dad has little interest in her. How difficult would it be to adopt her when her biological dad is still alive?
ANSWER: The first consideration is whether or not the absent parent will consent to the adoption. If consent is granted, the adoption can go forward. If the absent parent objects, the Children's Code Act. 1245 lists two grounds in which a contested adoption can be granted:
QUESTION: I saw a question about hunting hogs and coyotes legally, what about coons and possums? Do bobcats have a season?
ANSWER: For coons and possums, you only need a "basic season" license, but you need a trapping license to sell the skins. You cannot hunt them from a moving boat or vehicle, and there is a limit of 2 per day.