Legal Corner

  LEGAL CORNER: Who’s liable for my stolen package?

  LEGAL CORNER: Is it true I need a court order to research my biological parents?

  LEGAL CORNER: What is the age to receive full Social Security benefits?

  LEGAL CORNER: What’s the “Bergeron Standard” in child custody cases?

  Legal Corner: Are Oral Contracts Binding in Louisiana?

  LEGAL CORNER: Can a succession wait until after both spouses die?

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  Legal Corner: Can a parent say who will raise and care for their young children in a will?

  LEGAL CORNER: I received a five-day notice to move out - Am I reading this wrong?

  Legal Corner: My neighbor recently died and didn’t have a will or immediate family. what happens to her estate?

  Legal Corner: I’m a senior on fixed income. Is there any assistance available for my bus fare?

  Legal Corner: If your parent passes away with unpaid debt, are the heirs responsible to pay?

Legal Corner: Can a parent name a guardian for the care of his or her child in a Will?

  Legal Corner: Since we have so much wildlife in Louisiana, are there any laws that regulate balloon releases?

Legal Corner is featured on KPLC 7News at Noon each Wednesday. Submit your questions to news@kplctv.com. Civil matters only, please.

  LEGAL CORNER: Which type of lawyer do I need to file suit for breach of privacy of a child in a medical facility?

Legal Corner is featured on KPLC 7News at Noon each Wednesday. Submit your questions to news@kplctv.com. Civil matters only, please.

LEGAL CORNER: Can I file for wrongful termination if I retired before filing?

Legal Corner is featured on KPLC 7News at Noon each Wednesday. Submit your questions to news@kplctv.com. Civil matters only, please.

  LEGAL CORNER: Do I need a certificate of incumbency to buy property to add to my LLC?

Legal Corner is featured on KPLC 7News at Noon each Wednesday. Submit your questions to news@kplctv.com. Civil matters only, please.

  LEGAL CORNER: Can I harvest or keep a female crab with eggs?

  LEGAL CORNER: MY SON NEEDS A TWIC CARD FOR A JOB, CAN HE EXPUNGE AN ARREST TO GET HIS CARD?

  LEGAL CORNER: If our self-typed premarital contract isn’t the proper form, is the entire contract void?

  LEGAL CORNER: Do HOA rules prohibiting political signs violate 1st Amendment rights?

  I’m going to start driving for a ride-share company. Do I need to form an LLC to protect my personal assets in case I get in a wreck and get sued?

  LEGAL CORNER-If your parent passes away with unpaid debt, are the children/heirs responsible to pay them?

Legal Corner if featured on KPLC 7News at Noon each Wednesday. Submit your questions to news@kplctv.com. Civil matters only, please.

  LEGAL CORNER: If community property was not settled and one passes, what are the rights of the other?

Legal Corner if featured on KPLC 7News at Noon each Wednesday. Submit your questions to news@kplctv.com. Civil matters only, please.

LEGAL CORNER: If I co-own a home, can I evict a tenant without the consent of the other owners?

Submit your questions to news@kplctv.com. Civil matters only, please.

  LEGAL CORNER: Does a parent need a will if they have only one child?

Submit your questions to news@kplctv.com. Civil matters only, please.

  LEGAL CORNER: What are employers’ responsibilities to employees regarding payroll during an evacuation?

Great question, as there is never a more dire need for resources than when you have to evacuate – not just the standard expenses of gas, lodging and food, but the unexpected expenses such as trying to board a pet!

LEGAL CORNER: What are some of the ‘unalienable rights’ in the Declaration of Independence?

What are the rules for shooting fireworks in the city limits?

  LEGAL CORNER: Can my neighbor’s heirs build a fence across a pathway I have been using since the 1980s?

Submit your questions to news@kplctv.com. Civil matters only, please.

  LEGAL CORNER: No solicitation, coach praying, passive income

Submit your questions to news@kplctv.com. Civil matters only, please.

  LEGAL CORNER: “Handshake deals,” law suits, and hunting feral hogs

Submit your questions to news@kplctv.com. Civil matters only, please.

  LEGAL CORNER: What are the requirements to operate a food truck?

Submit your questions to news@kplctv.com. Civil matters only, please.

  LEGAL CORNER: At what age is a child’s input considered in custody matters?

At what age is it legal for a child to say he is not going to visit his father?

  Legal Corner: Construction lighting is disturbing my residence, is there an ordinance?

Attorneys from the Southwest Louisiana Law Center answer your questions on civil matters every Wednesday in KPLC's Legal Corner.

  Legal Corner: My job fired me shortly after moving a long distance, am I entitled to money?

Legal Corner: My job fired me shortly after moving a long distance, am I entitled to money?

Legal Corner: What can I do if new development causes my land to flood?

Legal Corner: New construction causing drainage problems

  Legal Corner: How do I report a nurse abusing my grandmother?

Legal Corner: How do I report a nurse abusing my grandmother?

  LEGAL CORNER: I filed for custody in La., my ex filed for custody in Miss. - what’s going to happen?

Me and ex recently split up. He moved to Mississippi. We have one child together. I filed for custody here in Calcasieu. I allowed the child to be with him during his time off at his new home in Mississippi. I later learned that he filed for custody in Mississippi. What’s going to happen?

  Legal Corner: Does Louisiana recognize a common law marriage from Texas?

Legal Corner: Does Louisiana recognize a common law marriage from Texas?

  Legal Corner: Who is responsible if a landlord’s employee steals?

Legal Corner: Who is responsible if a landlord’s employee steals?

  Legal Corner: What’s the difference between a succession and an estate plan?

Legal Corner: What’s the difference between a succession and an estate plan?

  Legal Corner: Are non-compete clauses enforceable?

Legal Corner: Are non-compete clauses enforceable?

  Legal Corner: Can I get my money back for paying for my ex’s education?

Legal Corner: Can I get my money back for paying for my ex’s education?

Legal Corner: How do I get my last check from an old job?

Legal Corner: How do I get my last check from an old job?

  Legal Corner: Is my marriage legal?

Legal Corner: Is my marriage legal?

  Legal Corner: Are landlords required to provide smoke detectors?

Legal Corner: Are landlords required to provide smoke detectors?

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

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

  Legal Corner: Can adopted siblings marry?

Legal Corner: Can adopted siblings marry?

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

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

Moss Bluff man indicted on attempted second-degree murder charge

A Moss Bluff man was indicted today on multiple charges after he allegedly shot at his wife then fled from police.

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

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

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

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

  Legal Corner: Should I revise my will every year?

Submit your questions to news@kplctv.com. Civil matters only, please.

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

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

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

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

  Legal Corner: How do I fight an unfair ticket?

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?

It's time again for another Wednesday Legal Corner!

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

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?

Curtis Guillory with the Southwest Louisiana Law Center is here to answer your legal questions!

  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 ...