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2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on
Q: I own my house 100%. My wife buys a dog. I want to evict the dog. What do I do?
Jeffrey Snyder
Jeffrey Snyder
answered on Apr 8, 2020

Did you purchase the house before or after marriage? If after, you do not "own the house 100%." It is a marital asset. If you purchased it prior to marriage, then she will likely still be entitled to any appreciation of the value of the house since the marriage. Either way, you do not own... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Q: Good morning,,,I was told that could get help with a uncontested divorce through pro bono. No money,children properties
Jeffrey Snyder
Jeffrey Snyder
answered on Apr 6, 2020

Contact your local legal aid office there in Orlando.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: No hot running water

I signed a lease on an apartment in Miami Dade . Lease starting date 3/13/2020. When doing the walk thru I found out there was not hot running water. The realtor I was doing the walk thru with said I could not move in without hot water in the apapartment, she would have it fixed and the starting... Read more »

Jeffrey Snyder
Jeffrey Snyder
answered on Apr 6, 2020

What does the lease say? Does it stipulate that move in date will be after the hot water issue is fixed? Get a copy of your lease and take it to a landlord/tenant attorney to review.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Q: Why dont I get a stimulus check for back child support I havent missed a payment for over 10 years

Yes I had a disagreement with my ex back in 2001 and got behind the judge put 50 bucks on arrears and since she turned 19 in 2010 I been paying that arrears and havent missed a payment

Jeffrey Snyder
Jeffrey Snyder
answered on Apr 6, 2020

I am confused. Are you saying that your total child support lien was $50.00 starting in 2001? How have you not paid that off in nearly 19 years?

If you only owe a minimal amount I presume that once the lien is satisfied, any left over will be sent to you from the stimulus check. If you...
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4 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Collections for Florida on
Q: I joined a gym and was told it would be month by month and not a year long contract. I'm now being told it was year long

When I joined the gym they told me it was a month to month thing and not a year long contract. In fact I was told that this specifically was not a contract. I was not shown a contract nor did I receive a copy of anything. In January I stopped attending the gym and didn't update my payment... Read more »

Jeffrey Snyder
Jeffrey Snyder
answered on Apr 6, 2020

Do you have a copy of the contract that you signed? If not, get a copy and go from there.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Q: My wife wants me to Sign divorce papers that says I've cheated on her by texting other girls But i don't want to

I'm a US Resident and I'm married for 3 years and i have a son but me and my wife didn't live together until the 5th of December 2019 when I moved from Egypt to the USA, And we agreed on getting a divorce and then i will be moving out of Florida and go to live in another state but I... Read more »

Jeffrey Snyder
Jeffrey Snyder
answered on Apr 6, 2020

Has she actually filed a petition for divorce yet? You really need to hire a family law attorney asap to assist you through the process. Florida is a no-fault divorce state so as far as getting a divorce judgment, it is not relevant.

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2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: High wealth tenants and coronavirus! Interesting scenario. Your opinion?

My tenants are high wealth individuals, paying close to $12,000 per month in rent. They owned a few very high value cars, each priced above $200,000. In the past, in our direct conversation they stated that they are millionaires. A few weeks ago they mailed us a letter stating that they're not... Read more »

Jeffrey Snyder
Jeffrey Snyder
answered on Apr 6, 2020

With that amount of money at stake, you really should have a real estate attorney on retainer. It will save you a ton of money in the long run. Get a copy of the lease and bring it to an attorney for review and advice on what to do moving forward.

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Florida on
Q: Recently had electrical work done in home.Cost was $3,000. Contract states that I can get full refund if not fully

satisfied. Well they had to redo shoddy work after I complained, started work and disappeared for 3 weeks, tracked dirt into home(no shoe covers are mentioned in contract), left scrap lying around and several other things such as me missing work without pay for appt. they never kept. If they refuse... Read more »

Jeffrey Snyder
Jeffrey Snyder
answered on Apr 6, 2020

Be prepared to spend possibly more than that amount to pursue the case and get a judgment against the company. Do they have assets? If not, the judgment will be worthless. You would be better off hiring an attorney to represent you if you decide to file a small claims lawsuit.

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2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: can my landlord charge a late fee if i have the money on a day i was given to have it?

I made a partial payment and was told to have the rest on april 9 i vae the money when i called to pay it i got no answer and theres a letter on my door stating ill be charged a late fee now

Jeffrey Snyder
Jeffrey Snyder
answered on Apr 6, 2020

So, based on your facts you did not in fact get the money to them by the date they gave you to pay it? Calling and them not answering is simply not sufficient effort to get them the money. Unfortunately, you should have moved mountains to try and make sure they received payment by that date.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Q: Do I have any legal recourse if a doctor indicated the wrong COD and has not amended a death certificate after 2 months?

My mother was on hospice and passed away 1/28/20. The hospice physician indicated the wrong cause of death on the death certificate. I made them aware of the error and it has not been correctly amended to date. Meanwhile, I am waiting for an accurate certified copy to send to the insurance company... Read more »

Jeffrey Snyder
Jeffrey Snyder
answered on Apr 2, 2020

If the cause of death they improperly placed on the death certificate causes a delay or denial of the insurance benefits, then I would say yes. If not, then I do not see a viable cause of action.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Florida on
Q: Clinic said they accepted my insurance, are billing me almost a year later. Insurance says they’re out of network.

I wouldn’t have gone if they hadn’t told me they accepted my insurance. Now I have a bill for $568. If they didn’t accept my insurance, why do I have records of my ‘co-pays’ of $40 and $20 (standard for my insurance)? Not only that, but I had to seek treatment elsewhere because they... Read more »

Jeffrey Snyder
Jeffrey Snyder
answered on Apr 2, 2020

First, get the explanation of benefits from your health insurance. Did the provider even send their bills to the health insurance at all? It sounds like they may be trying to "balance bill" you, which is illegal.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on
Q: How to proceed with split custody duty covid 19 state of emergency lock down?
Jeffrey Snyder
Jeffrey Snyder
answered on Apr 2, 2020

See if you can come to a mutual agreement on how it is to be handled. Is there a court order regarding custody?

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: Is it legal for our landlord to raise our rent during this pandemic? Said he can kick us out if we don’t pay!

He raised our rent after all this started and then said we have to pay it or he can kick us out! How is that legal?! How are we suppose to pay if we can’t even work?

Jeffrey Snyder
Jeffrey Snyder
answered on Apr 2, 2020

Do you have a lease? Is it monthly, yearly? Need more information to answer properly. If for example, you are on month 6 of a year lease, then the answer would be no, he cannot arbitrarily raise the rent. But, my guess is that is not the scenario.

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Florida on
Q: I was wrongfully terminated during a pandemic. There is policy I broke but the policy states could be corrective action

The policy states it could be a corrective action UP TO termination. It’s a lot of grey area. I believe my boss who dislikes me terminated me as retaliation instead of issuing the corrective action.

Jeffrey Snyder
Jeffrey Snyder
answered on Apr 2, 2020

Retaliation for what, exactly? Also, you appear to have answered your own question. You stated that the termination policy "COULD" allow for corrective action. If it stated "WILL" or "SHALL" allow for corrective action, then you might have a better argument.... Read more »

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