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Q: How can I get a copy of a child support affidavit that was filed by my lawyer through the Sarasota court in 1992.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Aug 17, 2018
Deborah Annette Carroll's answer
The office of the Cletk of Courts in Sarasota County will be able to pull the file and provide copies of what you need for a minimal fee if it was filed with the court.

Q: Are we required to pay intangible tax on a property we are transferring into a revocable trust via a quit claim deed?

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Answered on Aug 17, 2018
Alvaro Augusto Acevedo's answer
You will have to pay documentary stamp tax on the Mortgage and the transfer to the state of Florida.


1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Aug 16, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
Call your local county bar association's legal referral telephone line, explain the issue and they will refer you to someone who can step in and fight for his civil rights. Obviously, time is of the essence, so do this right away! You can always Google civil rights lawyers in your local area and start calling lawyers until you get someone to assist you. Either way, you should do either or both of these things right away!

Q: How do I defend myself against shoplifting charges in Los Angeles. Not guilty, charges are due to misunderstanding.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Answered on Aug 16, 2018
Wais Azami's answer
I know you don't want to hear this, but get a lawyer. Besides, how sure are you the cop will come and/or even be available without a subpoena? The more innocent you are, the more of a reason to get a lawyer. Cleaning up a mess you created on your own will be more expensive and possibly impossible at a later time, just because you wanted to save some money. Call me if you need representation. And if it was this easy to get legal help online, why would we go to law school and pass...

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