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Q: I was injured in a car accident, but I wasn't driving, can I sue?

Heather A. Harwell answered on Apr 4, 2011

You can always sue any party other than yourself for your injuries. The more important question is whether or not it will be worth your while. I assume that you were a passenger in a vehicle that was not owned by you at the time of the accident. If this is the case, you may assert a claim... Read more »

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Q: My parents were killed in a car crash in 1971 in florida. could there be monies to be collected, ans how can i find out

Heather A. Harwell answered on Apr 4, 2011

If the accident occurred in 1971, you are years past the last date to file a lawsuit against the party or parties at fault. Unfortunately, once this date passes and no suit has been filed, it is highly unlikely that the responsible party or his or her insurance carrier will pay out on a... Read more »

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Q: Assets in a revocable trust- are they safe from law suits as a result of an accident

Heather A. Harwell answered on Apr 4, 2011

If you are a grantor, assets in a revocable trust are not protected from your creditors, including law suit judgments. Generally, if you are the beneficiary, and the irrevocable trust is properly drafted the assets are protected from your creditors, including law suit judgments, until distribution... Read more »

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Q: Does a person need an atterney in a civil suit

Heather A. Harwell answered on Apr 4, 2011

A person who has not been previously deemed legally incompetent may represent himself or herself in a suit. However, the answer as to whether or not a person should represent himself or herself depends upon the nature and complexity of the issues that will be involved in the lawsuit as well as the... Read more »

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Q: Husband lives in fort lauderdale he divorced me and i did not know how do i get my divorce papers

Heather A. Harwell answered on Apr 4, 2011

Since your husband lives in Fort Lauderdale, I am assuming that he obtained the divorce in Broward County, Florida. First, check on line at the following link: http://www.browardclerk.org/BCCOC2/Pubsearch/CaseSearch.aspx; once you have located your case, save the case number and case name... Read more »

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Q: I need to know where the closest Legal Aid Office to Starke, FL is located so I can obtain a divorce and custody of kids

Heather A. Harwell answered on Apr 4, 2011

Most legal aid offices function primarily in the county where located. The clerk of court may have a list in your area as well as attorneys who may be willing to perform pro bono (without pay) work for you. If the clerk of court does not have this information, contact the Florida Bar.

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