Questions Answered by Robert Jason De Groot

Q: How many points does sale of cocaine carry

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on Nov 12, 2013

Answered on Nov 25, 2013

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It is probably a level 3 which gets 16 points.

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Q: In Florida: Can a lender sue (for foreclosure balance) again if it did not show up for the court date the 1st time?

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure for Florida on Nov 21, 2013

Answered on Nov 25, 2013

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If you are talking about what is known as a deficiency judgment, yes lenders can seek that.

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Q: How can i file an oorder to have my daughter release from her aunt whom the court has dismiss all her rights

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Nov 23, 2013

Answered on Nov 25, 2013

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We need to know why the aunt had custody. Basically you file a motion, and have a hearing.

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Q: My son picked up a iphone and they called the police and he was arrested on a felony but he never ran and the girl go

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on Oct 2, 2013

Answered on Oct 30, 2013

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When anyone is charged with a crime, they need an attorney. Having an attorney is so important that the state must provide one for you if you cannot afford one, when you are charged with crime. Yes, he needs a lawyer, hire one.

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Q: I am a NY resident and my sister lives in FL. She is named bene on my life insurance. She and her husband will probabl

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Florida on Sep 4, 2013

Answered on Oct 30, 2013

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After, perhaps. It depends upon the timing. Before, yes. During the bankruptcy, probably.

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Q: Can a minor at 13 change their last name? If not how does one ch ange the minors last name. Is the ssi # the same?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Florida on Sep 6, 2013

Answered on Oct 30, 2013

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You will need to ask an attorney in Ohio if a minor's last name can be changed there without the consent of both parents. In Florida both parents must consent. The ss# remains the same.

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Q: Which is more comprehension when requesting a copy of bankruptcy papers from archives docket sheet or preselected docs

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Florida on Sep 6, 2013

Answered on Oct 30, 2013

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Your question is confusing. I believe you can request copies through pacer, the filing system in federal court. Or you can go to the clerk of the bankruptcy court where the bankruptcy was filed and request copies. Either should be complete.

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Q: I was served with a Notice To Appear for Pretrial Conference/mediation about two days ago for a credit card debt

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Florida on Sep 10, 2013

Answered on Oct 30, 2013

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You will not get the case dismissed. You will probably enter into a stipulation that you will pay a monthly amount. Be very careful, if you miss a payment a judgment can be entered against you.

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Q: If the bank forecloses on my condo can they take my annuities or my joint account with another person?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Florida on Oct 23, 2013

Answered on Oct 30, 2013

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No. Annuities are exempt from process. It would be highly impractical to try to garnish an account which is jointly held with another person, unrelated to the suit.

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Q: I am seeking a pro bono lawyer or a payment plan for a child support case. What are my options?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Oct 24, 2013

Answered on Oct 30, 2013

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The only pro bono lawyers in family cases are the local legal aid societies. Many attorneys will take payment plans. It will not hurt to set up a few free consultations with family lawyers in your area.

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Q: In a case where the garnishee did not garnish- the debtor still lost intrestin wages when the garnish order issued?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Florida on Sep 28, 2013

Answered on Oct 14, 2013

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Everything is put on hold when you file bankruptcy, and you would have to claim that the money being held in the garnishment is exempt. Otherwise, the trustee may well get it. Seek advice from a bankrutpcy attorney in your area.

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Q: How do I go about getting my child back from my husband who took our son and refuses to let me know anything about him?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Oct 11, 2013

Answered on Oct 14, 2013

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You need to borrow money to get an attorney. Take notes about what has been going on, soon after it happens. Continue to insist upon seeing the child. Get counsel.

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Q: If our son will not file a Motion for Contempt because his ex-gf is withholding visitation, may we seek visitation?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Oct 10, 2013

Answered on Oct 14, 2013

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There are no more grandparents' rights. The only way to see the child is to secure an experienced family attorney for the son to secure his rights.

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Q: How long does it take to get an emergencytemp custody of a child

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Oct 14, 2013

Answered on Oct 14, 2013

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It will not take long if there is a true emergency. Consult with an attorney in your area.

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Q: Does a father have the right to ask the mother to meet him half way when they live 4 hours away from each other?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Oct 8, 2013

Answered on Oct 8, 2013

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It depends upon more facts than you have given. Who moved away from the other?

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Q: I purchased a lot in a subdivision in Florida for 150k in 2005, now it's only worth about 25k , should I default ?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Florida on Oct 2, 2013

Answered on Oct 8, 2013

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A complete review of your finances is necessary to say whether you should file bankruptcy or whether you should default on the lot loan. If they get a judgment against you it will be good for 20 years, but there are exemptions.

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Q: I was charged with a 2nd degree misdemeanor retail theft under 100 dollars. should i get lawyer? what can they do forme

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on Oct 6, 2013

Answered on Oct 8, 2013

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You might be offered a deferred prosecution agreement. Take it. Of course you should hire an attorney.

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Q: The mother of my kid is preventing my son to contact me can i do anything about it

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Oct 7, 2013

Answered on Oct 8, 2013

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You sure can, but you will need to hire an attorney. She is violating one of the main statutes that need to be followed.

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