Questions Answered by Robert Jason De Groot

Q: I LOST 67 VACATION HOURS THAT I WAS TOLD I COULDNT CARRY OVER IS THIS LEGAL

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Florida on Feb 18, 2015

Answered on Feb 26, 2015

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I write only to say that you need to see a labor lawyer about this.

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Q: How to trademark a word for business

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for Florida on Feb 23, 2015

Answered on Feb 26, 2015

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Apply for it.

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Q: can my employer deduct hours already worked from my pay so I don't get Overtime?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Florida on Feb 23, 2015

Answered on Feb 26, 2015

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This does not sound right, but then all I know is what you have written. The problem here is that there are no labor lawyers who regularly contribute to this forum. Go see one.

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Q: Do I have to pay a gift tax if I write a letter that lender wants for my daughter, even though I paid 20% tax invest $.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Florida on Feb 24, 2015

Answered on Feb 26, 2015

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I doubt that an actual tax attorney will answer this question. Perhaps you should speak with your accountant.

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Q: Does Florida Law require a Vet be in attendance during a NON ANESTHETIC dog teeth cleaning using scraper and scaler?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on Feb 18, 2015

Answered on Feb 26, 2015

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Read the applicable statutes and provisions of the Florida Administrative Code. My guess is no. But I have never researched this matter, and that, of course, could not be done for free.

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Q: What if I want to take an invention and add to it?

1 Answer | Asked in Patents for Florida on Feb 24, 2015

Answered on Feb 26, 2015

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Start from scratch.

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Q: I got my first dui in Michigan last July. I have moved to Florida. Will my dui affect my florida car insurance?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Florida on Feb 23, 2015

Answered on Feb 26, 2015

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You do not know this by now? That is quite odd. I would say that is will affect your insurance if you have a dui.

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Q: My boyfriend lives in Florida & his daughter lives in P.R. Daughter is 20 yrs old and pregnant & moved out.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Feb 23, 2015

Answered on Feb 26, 2015

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Without being able to afford a lawyer, there is not much that can be done for him. But in order to determine if he still has to pay child support, read the final judgment. It might terminate child support at 18 or 21. He might have to petition to modify the judgment.

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Q: My daughter(19) received a notice to appear for a possession less than 20 gm pot and paraphenalia , need a lawyer?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on Feb 23, 2015

Answered on Feb 26, 2015

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Absolutely, a criminal defense attorney is what she needs. Hire one.

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Q: In florida when living with family do they need file eviction with court

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on Feb 23, 2015

Answered on Feb 26, 2015

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No facts means no legal conclusion can be made. Go see a lawyer.

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Q: how do I get more child support

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Feb 23, 2015

Answered on Feb 26, 2015

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There has to be a substantial change in circumstance, namely his income must have increased dramatically, in order for you to be able to get the judgment modified. There might be, I just do not have enough facts.

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Q: How protected am I with a contract between me and another American that resides in Thailand?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Feb 23, 2015

Answered on Feb 26, 2015

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You know what? You have asked an attorney to tell you how protected you are under a proposed contract, without giving the attorney the opportunity to read the contract. The only thing I can say is that it is a loan and you are as protected as the documents say.

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Q: I am launching a company called Slim Fit Tea

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for Florida on Feb 23, 2015

Answered on Feb 26, 2015

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Probably not, it is a completely different name.

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Q: In the state of Florida can I get introuble for taking my child out of state , but still being married to him ?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Feb 23, 2015

Answered on Feb 26, 2015

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Taking out of state on a vacation, or permanently moving to another state? Yes, you certainly can get in trouble for doing this. It is always best to get written permission, so that the spouse cannot try to do something that should not be done. You gave nowhere near enough facts to get a valid opinion from an attorney. Go see a family attorney near you.

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Q: Refinancing and HUD1 shows only 1 borrower when there are 3 borrowers.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Florida on Feb 24, 2015

Answered on Feb 26, 2015

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You know what? An attorney needs to have a full discussion with you regarding this in order to make any valid conclusions.

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Q: Can someone with a Durable Power of Attorney superceade or un-do a Trust that was set up for an elderly parent?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Florida on Feb 24, 2015

Answered on Feb 26, 2015

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I would need to read both and discuss the facts with you in order to be able to answer.

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Q: I am a subcontractor.Is it unlawful for my employer to demand that I work every day 2 hrs with no pay or be Fired?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Florida on Feb 24, 2015

Answered on Feb 26, 2015

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No it is not unlawful for the contractor to demand that the subcontractor perform the work.

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Q: can my employer make me work off the clock? I am an independent contractor

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Florida on Feb 24, 2015

Answered on Feb 26, 2015

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This is actually a complicated question for which you should go see an attorney and tell the attorney all of the facts. Basically the employer does not control the hours that an independent contractor works. To exercize that, the independent contractor would become an employee.

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