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Ask the County Law Librarian: How Do I Get a Lien on Mom's House?
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Ask the County Law Librarian: How Do I Get a Lien on Mom’s House?

Q. I had been living in the family home with my mother up until she died a few months back. I am a good handyman, and I have spent a lot of time and money fixing the house up. I’ve also paid the property taxes a couple of years when Mom couldn’t afford to. Now that she’s passed, my brother and I...

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Ask the County Law Librarian – Contesting a Red Light Camera Ticket

Q. Last week, I was in the process of turning on a green turn signal when it quickly changed to yellow and then red. Before I was completely through the intersection, I noticed camera flashes that caught all three cars in the intersection (myself, and the cars ahead of and behind me). I am at a...

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Ask the County Law Librarian: Where to Get Free Tax Preparation

Q-I am looking for tax assistance and forms and I’ve heard libraries offer this service. Does the law library have someone who can help me with my taxes? S.W. Hart A- Thank you for your question. While it is true that many public libraries have tax forms and limited assistance, we do not offer...

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Ask the County Law Librarian – Feeding parking meters

Q: I recently received a parking ticket for parking at a meter for too long. I had fed the meter, so it was not expired when I was ticketed. Is it really illegal to do that? I thought as long as the meter was fed, I was OK. – Terri A: Despite popular belief, feeding a parking meter will not...

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Ask the County Law Librarian – Solar Panels and HOAs

Q. I recently submitted an Architectural Modification Application to install solar panels on my roof. The application was approved but with a caveat that said, “Every effort must be made to reduce/minimize visibility of the panels from the streets.” This is ridiculous. If you can see the roof from...

Ask the County Law Librarian–Traffic Ticket in “Collections”
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Ask the County Law Librarian–Traffic Ticket in “Collections”

Q. I have traffic tickets that have been turned into “Collections” in Sacramento County.  I cannot get my driver’s license back until the tickets are paid in full. There are attorneys out there that say they can get it back for you. Well, they say there is a 99% chance. I was wondering if I could...

Ask the County Law Librarian – When One Parent Wants to Move
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Ask the County Law Librarian – When One Parent Wants to Move

Q. I have a shared custody agreement with my daughter’s father, a 60/40 arrangement. Our custody order states we cannot move out of Sacramento County. How would I go about relocating with my daughter without committing a crime if her father won’t agree to the move? -Wendy Cases involving custody...

Ask the County Law Librarian: Water Conservation
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Ask the County Law Librarian: Water Conservation

Q- I am a new resident to the area, and driving in my neighborhood I notice that almost every lawn is brown! I hate it, but I figure if everyone is doing it there must be a reason why. Can you shed some light? R. J. A- With California facing one of the most severe droughts on record, in January...

Ask the County Law Librarian – Homesteads
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Ask the County Law Librarian – Homesteads

Q: A friend said it was really important for me to put a homestead on my house, but couldn’t really explain what it is. Could you direct me to more information about a homestead? – Jeannette A: California law (Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) 704.710 et seq) protects a certain amount of a...

Ask the County Law Librarian – Motorcycles and Lane-Sharing
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Ask the County Law Librarian – Motorcycles and Lane-Sharing

Q. I moved to California about a year ago from the Midwest, and I’ve noticed something that, to me, seems pretty dangerous. When I’m driving, whether in town or on the freeway, motorcyclists will often pass me by slipping between my car and the car traveling next to me! At first I thought I was...

Ask the County Law Librarian: Danger from Unsound Trees
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Ask the County Law Librarian: Danger from Unsound Trees

Q- I am a renter on one side of a duplex, the duplex next to me has a tree in their backyard that is over grown and the branches cover my entire backyard. It canopies over 3/4 of my yard. I’ve contacted my landlord but he ignores my requests. I’ve contact the renters in that duplex but...

Ask the County Law Librarian – Registration of Living Trusts
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Ask the County Law Librarian – Registration of Living Trusts

Q. My mother created a living trust in 1990 and amended it in 2005 with the aid of an attorney in Sacramento County. My mother died last month. Are there any copies of this trust filed with the county? Sincerely, Robert A. Estate planning documents, including living trusts, are usually not filed...

Ask the County Law Librarian--how do I get rid of my abusive son, who refuses to leave home?
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Ask the County Law Librarian: Appealing a Labor Decision

Q- I work in a restaurant and feel my employer was not paying me for the hours I worked, so I filed a wage claim against my employer for unpaid wages. We had a hearing last week, and I lost, the notice I received said I could appeal, do you have any ideas on how to do this? Courtney A- The Labor...

Ask the County Law Librarian – Criminal Identity Theft
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Ask the County Law Librarian – Criminal Identity Theft

Q: A family member gave the police my name and social security number when he was arrested. Now there’s a criminal record coming up under my name, for something I had nothing to do with. This is causing me problems, making it really hard for me to find a place to rent and in my job search. Can I do...

Ask the County Law Librarian: Next steps in lawsuit
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Ask the County Law Librarian – Prenuptial agreements

Q. Hi Law Librarian, My fiancée, Julie, has requested that we write a prenup. We don’t really have many assets. I thought only rich people needed prenups. Ronald A. Hi Ronald, Actually, “prenups” or prenuptial agreements or premarital agreements are not just for the rich. These agreements in...

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