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17-0040737 Urgent Needs

Submitted on June 7, 2018 in Probate

Client seeks urgent assistance obtaining title to his home, as his water is at risk of shutoff if he does not obtain title to his home. Client lives in a home titled in the names of three of his deceased aunts and uncles. Client and his aunt by marriage are the sole heirs of the three record owners, and client’s aunt has agreed to transfer her interest to client. Due to a recent transplant, it is particularly crucial that client obtain title to his home in order to have his water service permanently restored. An attorney is needed to file a § 3546 petition in Orphan’s Court for determination of title to the property.

Core Competencies: Client Interviewing, Draft Pleadings

18-0041589 Urgent Needs

Submitted on May 23, 2018 in Real Property

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Client, who is very responsive, seeks assistance in a quiet title action. Client’s unmarried grandparents owned the property as joint tenants with right of survivorship. Grandfather predeceased grandmother, and grandmother died intestate in 2009, with client, who lived at the property with the grandmother, as her only heir. Client was incarcerated February 2017 to March 2018 and property accrued delinquent real estate taxes during this time. Nephew of grandfather and the administrator of his estate paid the delinquent real estate taxes, stopping a sheriff’s sale on the property. Administrator then fraudulently conveyed grandfather’s interest in the property, which had already passed by operation of law to the grandmother and therefore should properly be in grandmother’s estate, to a neighbor who is now the alleged record owner. A volunteer is needed to file a quiet title action to get the property back into the grandmother’s estate. Once that is complete, VIP will open a companion probate case to find a volunteer to help probate grandmother’s estate and transfer the property to client. This matter is urgent, because client is not currently living in the property and has recently been arrested for trespassing on the property when he picked up the mail; however, the police released client, acknowledging the alleged record owner’s claim is suspicious.

Core Competencies: Courtroom Experience, Draft Pleadings

18-0041690 Urgent Needs

Submitted on June 22, 2018 in Auto Accident

Client seeks representation in an auto accident case. The accident occurred in 2016 during a time when client’s insurance had lapsed. Client disputes fault stating that he entered an intersection on a yellow light, and the other driver disobeyed a red light. Client has identified a bystander who witnessed the accident. Plaintiff/OP is the insurance company of the other driver in the accident. An attorney is needed to represent the client throughout this matter.An arbitration hearing is scheduled for Nov. 26, 2018.

Core Competencies: Courtroom Experience, Draft Pleadings

18-0041955 Urgent Needs

Submitted on June 20, 2018 in Landlord/Tenant

Eviction hearing scheduled for June 29, 2018, at 8:45 am in Room 3. Case summary coming soon. Please “express interest” by clicking on case number if you are available for representation and would like more information right away.

Core Competencies: Courtroom Experience, Negotiation Skills

18-0041392 Urgent Needs

Submitted on June 22, 2018 in Mortgage Foreclosure

Client seeks assistance with an urgent mortgage foreclosure matter. Client lives in a home titled in his deceased mother’s and father’s names and mortgaged in his deceased mother’s name. The mortgage payments became delinquent shortly after his mother’s death in 2015, and the mortgage company stopped communicating with client. Client is his parents’ only heir. An attorney is needed to communicate with the lender to help client assume and modify the loan. Client’s housing counselor is Kathryn McClenaghan of Liberty Resources. Client’s next conciliation conference, which will be his ninth, is scheduled for June 21, 2018, at 9:00 am. This case has a companion probate case; a separate volunteer will be asked to assist client in assuming full title to his home, if it looks like client will be able to keep the home.

Core Competencies: Courtroom Experience, Negotiation Skills

18-0041762 Urgent Needs

Submitted on June 5, 2018 in Collections

Eighty-one-year-old client seeks assistance with a collections matter in Municipal Court. In May of 2014, client opened an auto loan through Citadel Federal Credit Union for a used vehicle she purchased to take her daughter to medical appointments. At the time, client’s daughter, who is a veteran, was living with her and was helping with the loan payments. When client’s daughter moved away, client could no longer afford the monthly payments, and she fell behind on the loan. The last payment client made was in January 2017, and she returned the car to the dealership in August 2017. The creditor has brought a suit against client for $9,503. Client is unable to afford a payment plan. A volunteer is needed to represent client at a hearing scheduled for July 2, 2018, at 1:00 pm.

Core Competencies: Courtroom Experience, Negotiation Skills

18-0041954 Urgent Needs

Submitted on June 20, 2018 in Landlord/Tenant

Eviction hearing scheduled for July 2, 2018, at 8:45 am in Room 3. Case summary coming soon. Please “express interest” by clicking on case number if you are available for representation and would like more information right away.

Core Competencies: Courtroom Experience, Negotiation Skills

18-0041949 Urgent Needs

Submitted on June 20, 2018 in Landlord/Tenant

Clients are an engaged couple who seek assistance in a landlord/tenant matter. The eviction complaint seeks rent for October 2017, partial rent for April 2018, and ongoing rent from May 2018, plus late fees and court costs. Clients moved into the property September 2017 with their two daughters, then aged six and 14. The property has several issues including rodent infestation, leaking pipes, and an unsafe structure cited by L&I. Landlord only accepted verbal repair requests, but clients ultimately made repairs themselves. Clients had complications receiving mail when they first moved in, which caused a banking problem and their issue with paying October 2017’s rent. When clients had financial hardships in April 2018, they were only able to pay half of the rent. Landlord verbally agreed to let client perform work to pay the debt. At the same time, landlord repeatedly entered property without notice. Landlord entered while clients’ daughters were home, and clients called the police. Landlord filed eviction complaint shortly after the agreement and the police incident. Defenses may include breach of the implied warranty of habitability, failure to supply lead safe certification, and retaliation. Clients would like to have no money judgement and at least 30 days to vacate the property. Landlord is not represented. The hearing is scheduled for June 26, 2018, at 12:45 pm.

Core Competencies: Courtroom Experience, Negotiation Skills

18-0041907 Urgent Needs

Submitted on June 18, 2018 in Landlord/Tenant

Eviction hearing scheduled for July 3, 2018, at 8:45 am in Room 3. Case summary coming soon. Please “express interest” by clicking on case number if you are available for representation and would like more information right away.

Core Competencies: Courtroom Experience, Negotiation Skills

17-0040945 Urgent Needs

Submitted on May 25, 2018 in Real Property

Client seeks assistance with an urgent deed transfer. Client lives in a home titled and mortgaged in her elderly parents’ names. Her parents would like to transfer title into her name so that her Owner Occupied Payment Agreement application for back real estate taxes won’t be denied. An attorney is needed to draft a new deed granting client sole title to the property.

Core Competencies: Client Interviewing, Drafting

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