Family Law

Family law questions? Ask a family lawyer online.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I am in need of legal advice have one question. My

Customer Question
Good morning. I am...

Good morning. I am in need of legal advice have one question.
My ex-husband and I were married when we moved in to a Kansas rental on Jan 2012, signed a 1 yr contract which transitioned to month to month after the first year. We divorced in Oct 2016 and because of they were DV cases, he was prohibited from the property legally. He remained in jail from Nov 2016 to May 2017. After the PFA expired, he broke in to the house several times, caused damages, was removed from the premises and charged with counts of trespassing, illegal entry and burglary. I moved out on July 31st 2017 while he remained in the hospital for self-inflicted burns. I am being billed for nearly $1900 (primarily damages caused by him, some of which are notated in numerous DV court cases) and the land lord advised ME to pay it in full within 14 days.
Are all of the damages solely my responsibility? In other words, do I legally have to pay the total amount or half?
Thank you,
Rachelle Harllee***@******.***(###) ###-####

Lawyer's Assistant: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Ks

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

domestic violence charges, damages due to his breaking in

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No thank you

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Family Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
9/13/2017
Family Lawyer: FamilyAnswer, Lawyer replied 9 months ago
FamilyAnswer
FamilyAnswer, Lawyer
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 31,939
Experience: 10 + years of handling Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support cases
Verified

Hi! I will be the professional that will be helping you today. I look forward to providing you with information to help with your question and concern

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Family Lawyer: FamilyAnswer, Lawyer replied 9 months ago

Good morning. I am sorry to hear about this. Were you both on the lease agreement and tenants of the landlord at that time?

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
8226; My ex-husband and I were married in 2011.
• We moved in to a rental house on Jan 2012.
• We signed a 1 yr contract which transitioned to month to month after the first year.
• In August 2015 he was charged with numerous DV cases, was prohibited from the property legally while the cases were being reviewed and while the PFA was in effect for 1 yr through August 2016.
• We divorced in Oct 2016.
• I permitted him back into the home until Nov 2016 at which time he became abusive again and returned to jail until May 2017.
• He broke in to the house several times, caused damages, was removed from the premises and charged with several counts of trespassing, illegal entry and burglary.
• He was released from jail June 2017 and stayed at homeless shelter in town.
• I gave him all of his belongings and informed him I was moving out of state for a promotion.
• I moved out on July 31st 2017; he remained in the hospital for severe burns.
• I am being billed by the landlord for appx $1900 (primarily damages caused by him, some of which are notated in numerous DV court cases) am informed by the lord advised I must pay it in full within 14 days.
Are all of the damages solely my responsibility? In other words, do I legally have to pay the total amount or half?
Family Lawyer: P. Simmons, Lawyer replied 9 months ago
P. Simmons
P. Simmons, Lawyer
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 37,257
Experience: 16 yrs. of experience including family law.
Verified

Hi, My name is***** am an attorney with over 16 years experience. Hopefully I can help you with your legal question.

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Family Lawyer: P. Simmons, Lawyer replied 9 months ago

Different expert here...happy to help...but I am curious why you would have booted the prior expert...they asked a question and then you demanded a different expert...can you answer the question that they asked you (who is listed on the lease)?

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a family lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Ely Your Own Question
Ely
Ely
Ely, Counselor at Law
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 11,971
11,971 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

Ely is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

11,971 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney and Counselor at Law

9,034 satisfied customers

30 years legal experience. I remain current in Family Law through regular continuing education.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

7,856 satisfied customers

I provide family and divorce law advice to my clients in my firm.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

37,257 satisfied customers

16 yrs. of experience including family law.

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

3,571 satisfied customers

Attorney with 17 years experience

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

2,991 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

ScottyMacEsq

ScottyMacEsq

Lawyer

2,828 satisfied customers

Licensed Texas General Practice Attorney

< Previous | Next >

Related Family Law Questions
Domestic violence with incorrect charges... should be
Domestic violence with incorrect charges... should be misdeamer not felony. Military Navy Special Ops and Officer. Retired now after 25 year outstanding career and decorated officer.… read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
193 satisfied customers
I was granted a rehearing for a false Domestic Violence case
I was granted a rehearing for a false Domestic Violence case that initially went against me. As it turns out the plaintiff has never lived with me. But falsified that she did in court and on the petit… read more
Jessica B
Jessica B
Juris Doctor
1,291 satisfied customers
I am a victim of domestic violence. Since I've been
I am a victim of domestic violence. Since I've been viciously harassed work, family home cell social media. He isn't beyond setting people up. He mentioned my phone before which he had access too. Tod… read more
Attorney DROD
Attorney DROD
Sole Practioner
Doctoral Degree
46 satisfied customers
In Maryland, if a Domestic Violence event hearing is
In Maryland, if a Domestic Violence event hearing is Dismissed/Closed/ or Inactive, does that still mean it's not able to be expunged? … read more
PhillipsEsq.
PhillipsEsq.
Attorney
JD
818 satisfied customers
How important is domestic violence concerning child custody
How important is domestic violence concerning child custody if it occurred right before post decree orders?… read more
Bruce Schreiber
Bruce Schreiber
Juris Doctor
483 satisfied customers
Can my ex use my past history of domestic violence against
Can my ex use my past history of domestic violence against me in family court if the violence took place before the divorce decree and joint custody order?… read more
P. Simmons
P. Simmons
Lawyer
37,257 satisfied customers
Last night my ex wife was arrested for domestic violence
Last night my ex wife was arrested for domestic violence charges (battery and false imprisonment). There were numerous witnesses … read more
Pheobe Clark
Pheobe Clark
Attorney
JD
144 satisfied customers
I was a victim of domestic violence and stayed to protect my
I was a victim of domestic violence and stayed to protect my stepdaughter. Eventually her biological father took her moved and I couldn't stop him. I've stayed in her life as was our agreement from th… read more
Law Educator, Esq.
Law Educator, Esq.
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
244 satisfied customers
Is a Petition for Order of Protection in a Domestic Violence
Is a Petition for Order of Protection in a Domestic Violence against me in New Mexicio, considered a criminal proceeding ?… read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
193 satisfied customers
Physical domestic violence records can be used at court to
Physical domestic violence records can be used at court to penalize the violent spouse. How about mental domestic violence in marriage when the couple is to divorce? Such as psychological abuse, not p… read more
Law Educator, Esq.
Law Educator, Esq.
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
244 satisfied customers
I'm trying to get out of a domestic violence relationship
I'm trying to get out of a domestic violence relationship but he stays with me and they are telling me i have to evict him in order for me to put him out. Is there anything else i can do to get away f… read more
Law Educator, Esq.
Law Educator, Esq.
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
244 satisfied customers
If I made a false police report concerning domestic violence
if I made a false police report concerning domestic violence who would I need to contact to retract my statement? … read more
Attorney Wendy
Attorney Wendy
Member
Juris Doctorate
962 satisfied customers
Wanted to ask a question on a domestic violence case. The
Wanted to ask a question on a domestic violence case. The person is locked up and has multiple charges one being domestic violence. The so called victim is stating that she doesn't know why they have … read more
DanLegal
DanLegal
Law Partner
Juris Doctor
541 satisfied customers
I have a question regarding domestic violence no contact
I have a question regarding domestic violence no contact order, I'm the victim … read more
Sue
Sue
Juris Doctorate
525 satisfied customers
Domestic violence issue with a child involved. He is in
He is in Chicago, IL and I currently live in KC, Mo … read more
Expert
Expert
Managing Partner
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
For domestic violence cases, how is the valid time to sue
For domestic violence cases, how long is the valid time to sue people from the day of being attacked?… read more
Nisha Jones
Nisha Jones
Juris Doctorate
3,097 satisfied customers
Is domestic violence a silver bullet to a SAPCR requesting
Is domestic violence a silver bullet to a SAPCR requesting custody if the following is shown to the court: 1. Records of domestic violence in previous relationships. 2. Custodial parent calling 911 an… read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
12,269 satisfied customers
If domestic violence charges have been dropped by the State
If domestic violence charges have been dropped by the State attorneys office can the husband return home. DCF said they will take the kids if he does. Do they have the right to do this? … read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
193 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x