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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on
Q: If I own a bar in Florida, can I buy liquor from my rep in bulk and store it at my house?
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Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jan 24, 2020

Although I do not have any Florida court cases nor Florida statutes to cite to you in support of this opinion, I still will advise you not to try to evade any Florida law by storing liquor in any place not zoned for the sale of liquor. If you want to check me and my advice out you should call the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: Does my landlord have the right to evict me if I moved out well before eviction.

2016-2017, I lived in a shared 4 bedroom apartment with roommates apart of off-campus housing in Orlando, FL. I ACCIDENTALLY signed a lease agreement for 12 months on April 12, 2017. The lease would start in August 2017 and end in July 2018. In the event where I could not find anyone to sublet my... Read more »

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Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jan 24, 2020

Wow. I never cease to be amazed at the bizarre situations many people get themselves in by not doing what they know is the right thing to do--at the time it should have been done.

Learn this lesson well: When you signed the original annual lease for the school year August 2016-August 2017...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: Can a landlord change locks and lock you out after a Writ of Possession is issued but BEFORE it is served?

Not served Writ of Possession in person or posted on house.

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Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jan 24, 2020

Learn this lesson well: If you were delinquent in your rent payments; and if you were informed by any means that the landlord was going to evict you; and if you ignored the threat of eviction; and if you made no effort to get current with the rent or move out; and if you have been doing anything at... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Banking on
Q: I am a beneficiary of a deposited in TD Bank remittance of departed one yet i was asked by the bank for payment !

I claimed a fund of the late Filipina deposited money in TD bank but she died without statement of beneficiary and next of kin. I wenth through a process of claim of fund. But in the long run i was asked by the bank to make payments for change of ownership and delivery charges of fund transfer. Is... Read more »

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Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jan 23, 2020

Short answer: If you still want the money you will have to pay the bank's service charges.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Family Law and Elder Law for Florida on
Q: Thank you please tellm theres any laws In Puerto rico that obligate daughters to be responsible for the erdely father,
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Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jan 23, 2020

Most Florida lawyers are NOT from Puerto Rico and thus have no idea what the laws of Puerto Rico have to say about the obligations of children to be responsible for their elderly father. Search for a Florida lawyer who advertises their ability to practice in Puerto Rico.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Florida on
Q: Does my attorney have to send me copies of emails with opposing party’s attorney and that I am charged for?

*NOTE* THEY ARE NO LONGER THE ATTORNEY OF RECORD. WITHDRAW WAS GRANTED. MY QUESTION WAS IN REGARDS TO THE LAWS OF WITHHOLDING INFORMATION FROM OPPOSING COUNSEL. Case is still in litigation.

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Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jan 22, 2020

General answer: Your attorney must send you copies of whatever he has that either belongs to you or is relevant to the case that he or she is handling for you.

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: Can my ex get more child support from me due to me getting remarried?
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Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jan 22, 2020

No; but then again, getting married does not LOWER the amount you owe for children from an earlier marriage either.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida on
Q: Can my child's mother have what I owe in back child support erased? Our son is 21 and lives on his own.

I owe my child's mother back child support. I was paying her for years through Western Union and she wasn't reporting it. I was able to get that taken off what I owe because I was able to produce proof of the payments. Fast forward a few years, and she said she is willing to have the balance... Read more »

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Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jan 22, 2020

ave the mother call the Florida Department of Revenue and ask if this cane be done,

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Florida on
Q: I want to keep my unborn baby out of the system. I have three kids i just had a tpr on... Can i sign baby over to dad?

Im in florida. The father has no criminal history and makes great money and dorsnt do drugs. Cant i just sign the baby over before ots born to avoid it going into the system?

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Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jan 22, 2020

Since you are not married the best thing to do before the baby is born is to make sure the father agrees to claim the baby is his and have the hospital or doctor put his name on the birth certificate. Then you can start proceedings to turn the child over to their legal father.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Florida on
Q: I have a hearing on an order for temporary relief in my divorce case

I had representation until recently and my evidence is on lien and I have to regather my evidence as I just found out that prior counsel did not prepare or turn in my evidence needed for the judge in time for my hearing. Now I have nothing for my hearing and have missed a deadline I was not aware... Read more »

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Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jan 19, 2020

You have nothing to lose by filing an emergency motion for continuance to allow you to seek new counsel-or to prepare your case for trial because you no longer have counsel.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Contracts on
Q: I am currently employed in a private corporation and I am planning to resign in two weeks will that be ok?

Our contact says "your appointment is at will and either party can terminate the relationship at any time with caused on both parties" does that mean I can go at my will anytime?

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Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jan 19, 2020

Since the contract mentions “cause” being required the answer is maybe. Hire a good employment lawyer to advise you.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Florida on
Q: How do I prepare and present evidence at my hearing pro se including videos, photographs and text messages?
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Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jan 19, 2020

Mr. Klein has given you sound legal advice as to handling only one of scores of different situations that may arise in the course of your pro se case. The judge is not going to allow you to bring your cell phone to court and stop the trial to allow you to ask procedural questions to lawyers here on... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Tax Law for New York on
Q: New York notice for additional sales tax owed plus interest and penalties going back to tax year 1999.

Operated a auto repair shop in NY in 1999. Had CPA do my taxes and paid what he said that I owed for sales tax tax for year 1999 which was around $500. Later got notice that I owed more than I had paid so I contacted CPA and he said he would take care of the issue. Had unfortunate events occur in... Read more »

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Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jan 17, 2020

Yes, I am sure you can find a Florida lawyer to try to reduce this large debt. But not for free. Click on the profile of any lawyers on the Justia panel and contact them directly.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Florida on
Q: How long would it take to go through court, since I'm trying to move by next month.

We were never married, only together 6 months. And also could he stop me from moving? I also have 4 other kids with my fiance of 13 years. We really need this house and are able to afford it up north for a big family.

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Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jan 17, 2020

If you have had children born in Florida you should consult a Florida family lawyer before you make a big mistake.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: Im in Florida and 17 years old . I want to leave and move to Georgia with out my parents consent and knowledge.

To live with my cousin. I don't want my parents to know where I am

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Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jan 17, 2020

What you are planning is against the law.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Florida on
Q: Who can I contact about unpaid overtime

I work overnight from 10pm-7am on Friday night I get two hours and the other six roll over to the next week (Saturday is the start of a new week) so they pushed all my hours to Friday so they didn't have to pay the overtime

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Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jan 17, 2020

Employers have the right to structure their work time needs. The system used here appears legal because it accurately records time worked each day of the week.

As long as employers do not require employees to work more than 40 hours in any one work week, or more than 8 hours in any one...
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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Florida on
Q: Does having a student loan affect whether I file taxes while on SS?
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Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jan 16, 2020

This question makes no sense. Just let me say this: everyone in America is supposed to file a federal tax return if they have income over $600. This includes people on Social Security. Having a student loan is irrelevant.

2 Answers | Asked in Social Security and Tax Law for Florida on
Q: I am 67 years old living on Social Security. I was not filing Income taxes. I have an outstanding student loan.
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Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jan 16, 2020

If you are drawing Social Security you should be filing income tax returns each year. Having a student loan is irrelevant.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: Can Florida DCF make me take a 2nd drug test once I've already passed the first one? I complied with everything they ask

The DCF social worker did a well child check up on my son. I let her in my home, I let her drug test me (I passed), I let her talk to my son. I live with my mother and stepfather right now. The social worker drug tested my mother who tested positive for her PRESCRIBED medication. My mother showed... Read more »

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Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jan 15, 2020

If you are being visited by DCF social workers that can only mean you or someone in the family did something that adversely affected your young son. And once that happens you can expect to see more DCF social workers knocking at your door-because that is precisely what they are paid by Florida to... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Florida on
Q: I just became an independent contractor. I read somewhere I only file state taxes if my income is minimum $400?

What about sales tax reporting? When and how do I do that? Read about reporting something quarterly. Is that if I make more than $400 yearly. I'm purchasing baby equipment to rent to traveling families. I use the company BabyQuip as platform and use their insurance. They only give a 1099 form to... Read more »

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Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jan 15, 2020

The empty feeling you are experiencing is caused by fear of making big mistakes that will adversely affect your new business.

Why not contract with an experienced Florida lawyer to be general counsel to your small business NOW-before the state taxing authorities come calling?...
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