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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Florida on
Q: Workers Comp Contract

I have a question. If I agree to a lump sum settlement and told my lawyer to sign it instead of me signing it at a mediation but end up emailing my lawyer telling him I changed my mind two hours letter about the settlement. Do I have to settle for whatever amount was given to me or Is the contract... Read more »

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Linda Liang answered on Sep 27, 2021

This sounds odd. An attorney has no authority to simply sign a settlement for a client by virtue of being an attorney. With that being said, the settlement agreement if there is one, should be unenforceable.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for Florida on
Q: My father is in ICU in Orlando FL due to covid. He has been in ICU and on a ventilator since 8/28. He has a DNR, but n

But no living will or advance directive. They took him off sedation 3 days ago, and have called us to tell us he has lesions on his brain and that they “believe” he’s brain dead. But when asked the doctor cannot say for certain he sees brain damage. Today is Sunday 9/26. They want us to agree... Read more »

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Linda Liang answered on Sep 27, 2021

It depends on whether your father designated health care surrogate or proxy. If he did not, the law provides a pecking order of person to make decision on his behalf. The first on the order is court appointed person, followed by the spouse. If you have reason to believe that your step mother is not... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Trademark for Texas on
Q: If this trademark is abandoned, how can I get it for my wellness comany
Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Sep 27, 2021

You may apply, preferably with the help of an attorney.

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4 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: I have a k1 visa im married ready to apply for adjustment of status I-485 form. I with I 765 and I 131 what is the fee?

I'm married with a us citizen have a k1 visa I believe I need to apply for I 485 and I 765 but I plan to add I 131 for travel document can you please tell me the exact fee for all of them when seeding together with each fee separately of possible?

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Sep 24, 2021

If you are asking for government fee, it is $1225. If you are asking for quote of attorney fees, it'd be practical to call attorneys in your area.

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1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for Florida on
Q: Is it required for a trademark attorney to give you your file if you request it?

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Linda Liang answered on Sep 24, 2021

An attorney is required to communicate with clients, including giving the files back. Yet, in your case, you can get on the website of USPTO and see what have been done. You may be able to receive a copy there.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Florida on
Q: Does dcf have to provide a warrant to take a child
Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Sep 23, 2021

I do not think so. A shelter hearing should be held within 24 hours where judge find the justification for the sheltering.

2 Answers | Asked in Trademark on
Q: What Does No Standard Character Claim Mean in a Trademark? ex: "i love" trademark

The "I LOVE" Is A Trademark But In The Mark Information There Is This Phrase " No Standard Character Claim" what does it mean?

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Sep 21, 2021

As it says, it means your mark is not composed standard character. i.e, it is of particular font or has some characteristics, which you need to making a claim by specifying.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida on
Q: What do I do next if my ex motions to set aside default before the final judgement?

What is my next step if my ex fills out the Motion To Set Aside Default form? She is in default from my supplemental petition for modification for timeshare and child support. (I assume she would need to get a lawyer at that point and I will no longer be able to self litigate effectively. The judge... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Sep 20, 2021

This is between your ex and the court. If he or she can present a good cause, the court could grant the default and the case moves on. There is not much you can do.

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark on
Q: Can a Third-party seller on Amazon use "gorilla glass" in their product description if its a replica manufactured by the

A third party seller on amazon used the description "gorilla glass" in their own manufactured replicated glass screen protector which is the main reason I purchased the product because it claimed it was GORILLA GLASS as well as the military grade metal phone protective case. When iI... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Sep 20, 2021

If you can prove that a) there is lacking of gorilla glass screen b) lacking of gorilla glass is the cause of the broken screen, you have a cause of action for misrepresentation.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Florida on
Q: Can I change pool contractor or sue him?

We signed a contract for a pool in August 2020, it took months for the permit and they started digging 6 months ago. They have only worked 6-7 actual days on it. Tiling was supposed to be done 2 weeks ago and the contractor stopped responding to us a week ago. Can we sue him to finish? or can we... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Sep 20, 2021

Yes, you can do both. A signed quote is an enforceable contract if it is signed by them.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: How would I petition the court for an annulment because your alleged husband forged my signature

My alleged husband faked out civil ceremony, the person marrying us pretended he did not have a pen my husband gave him an invisible pen, I signed my signature faded after a couple days, he then forged signed my signature on marriage certificate.

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Sep 19, 2021

One of the grounds for annulment is that one of the spouses used fraudulent acts or misrepresentations to trick the other spouse into entering the marriage. It sounds that you were there and signed the paper there. If you want to prove that you were tricked or forced to enter the marriage, you need... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence and Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: I have my citizenship interview scheduled for November, and I am going through domestic violence situations at home.

I want to separate for my safety and the safety of the child. If I do, do I lose the chance of getting my citizenship? The US Citizen spouse is abusive in many ways, I have police reports, pictures etc. I work for attorneys in Family Law, I am aware of how divorce and injunctions work. However, I... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Sep 19, 2021

If you get a divorce during this time, you will have to wait five years instead of three to file for citizenship. After five years, divorce does not affect your eligibility because eligibility does not depend on marriage. The USCIS will not automatically assume that divorce equals a false marriage.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Florida on
Q: Can a judge require me to sign a quick claim deed with no legal standings.

I just went through a divorce and the judge granted my ex the home. She asked for the home so she could sell it to pay her student loans but never filed anything in court about how much these loans are or anything except she painted the house and put a fence up. Is there someway i can have this... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Sep 17, 2021

The judge must have issued an order. It does not seem that you understand the process well. You should hire an attorney to review your documents and tell you what is really going on.

3 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Health Care Law and Insurance Defense for Florida on
Q: My father recently passed away after a 3 weeks in the hospital. During that time, the hospital tried to get him approved
Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Sep 14, 2021

What is your question? hospital tried to get him approved for what?

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Florida on
Q: Am I legally bound to use a roofing company that got money for our hurricane loss through a public adjuster?

I signed a Restoration/Construction Services Proposal for them to come in and assess the interior damages and was told this obligated me in no way. They have not shown up for 3 appointments to give me roofing samples, yet they say they will sue if we don’t go with them.

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Sep 13, 2021

If the proposal did not turn into a contract in anyway, you owe them no duty to perform, i.e, to hire them. Anyway, you need to read the proposal carefully or hire an attorney to review it to know for sure what your obligation is.

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Hello Sir or Ma'am. My questions is: I have a family member that is detained at El Valle Detention facility.

My question is, can my family member be release from detention when she claimed refugee/asylum? she was detained when she crossed the border. She was in the united states when she got picked up. After so many calls and transfer, I called the deportation office, someone told me that my family member... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Sep 13, 2021

It depends. You need an attorney for him to get a hearing.

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Government Contracts, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Florida on
Q: Workers compensation contract

I don't remember signing a workers compensation contract. And I didn't want to be under workers compensation. I got ran over by a garbage truck. One of the workers compensation clients must of came in and had me sign their contracts when I was at the hospital under the fluence when I was... Read more »

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Linda Liang answered on Sep 10, 2021

Florida law states that workers' compensation insurance is required when a business has four or more employees, either full- or part-time. ... Sole proprietors and partners are automatically excluded from workers' comp law, but they can purchase coverage by filing for election of coverage... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Consumer Law for Florida on
Q: Hello, I signed a document through Docusign and was expecting a certificate of completion that makes the contract

legally binding. When I did not receive a copy, I requested through the sender to provide the cert. They were unable to and couldn't find it. When I contacted Docusign to receive a copy, they informed me the contract was voided and that there was never a cert to provide. Even though I signed,... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Sep 9, 2021

Yes, you are bound by the contract with electronic signature even you have no certification from dousing because Electronic signature constitute valid signature.

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1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for South Dakota on
Q: if the description of mark involves font, the words printed in a different font aren't trademarked correct?
Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Sep 8, 2021

You still have the trademark right because, if others use different font but the same words, on a similar product or service, consumers may be led to think that the product or service is from you, hence it will be trademark infringement.

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Florida on
Q: My Partner is threatening me to press charges against me for taking money from business account.

I have been working full time on this business.

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Sep 6, 2021

Whether he can press charges comes down to the question whether you have authorization to take money out of the business. You should talk to a lawyer.

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