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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Small Claims for Florida on
Q: I was assaulted in the workplace, how can I sue the individual who assaulted me?

Already working on a PI case against the employer.

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Oct 12, 2021

You can file a lawsuit against the person that assaulted you, and his homeowners insurance policy may cover your losses depending on how the assault took place. Often times, a clever lawyer can Argue the facts of the case to the insurance company such that the “exclusion for intentional acts”... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Florida on
Q: My father passed and left no will, and a surprise to us half sibling

My half sister (both adults) and I are the beneficiaries on many accounts, but there are several that had none. He also had a home that I lived (and still live in) with a mortgage. I have been paying for the upkeep of the home since he passed. We found out that we have a minor half brother after he... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Sep 21, 2021

If the terms of the court order required that Proof of an insurance policy is required to be produced by your father, and was not produced, then the Estate may argue that the mother of your minor half brother waived her rights because of her failure to act and her continued failure to act to bring... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Brother got arrested for attempted murder charges with a gun..

He shot at the car

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Sep 11, 2021

Attempted murder charges will still be viable if there were one or more persons in the car at the time he shot at the car. Murder charges can be based on less than an intent to kill upon a showing that the person had a reckless disregard for human life at the time he pulled the trigger. Shooting at... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: I was rear ended and driver left the scene. I have been treated for back spasms. Do I have a case?

I do have a preliminary accident report on file. The sheriffs department has to investigate to locate the driver and vehicle in order to complete report

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Sep 8, 2021

Yes, you have a case. Retain counsel here in Florida on contingency fee, which means you don't pay anything unless you win. Keep in mind you have 14 days from the date of the accident to seek medical attention in order to preserve your PIP benefits.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: Regarding the I-129F Alien Fiance proof of relationship, is proof of In-Person Meeting required due to COVID lockdown?

I met my fiance shortly prior to the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Living in the UK, the moment things became romantic, I had wanted to go, but a strict lockdown of travel has prevented US to UK and UK to US flight. We want to be together, but there is not a way to make this happen. Having... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Sep 7, 2021

So in order to sponsor your fiancé for a K visa, a requirement is that you have to have a physical “in person meeting” within two years of filing the application. There are exceptions to this rule but they are extremely rare and it would not apply to your case based on the summary that you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Q: Is giving a deposition considered going to trial
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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Sep 4, 2021

No, but deposition testimony can be used at trial as evidence.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: Hello, I was in a slip and fall accident where I rent. I have gone to the Dr's, and they did xrays

They determined that I had a right knee contusion

And that I can't work , ( I do hair, and doordash/instacart )

I have to follow up with an orthopedic surgeon on Tuesday, this is the third time I have fallen due to really messed up conditions with faulty steps with no lights ,... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Sep 4, 2021

You may have a case. Retain counsel here in Florida on contingency fee, which means you pay nothing unless you win the case. Your case will turn on what evidence you have that the property manager was at fault for this accident (ie lack of lighting, faulty steps, etc) and also the severity of your... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: My son was removed from his home and the two deputies injured him in the process. Internal affairs is involved.

They now want him to sign a medical release. Should he sign the release?.

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Sep 3, 2021

You should retain a police abuse lawyer. Some of us work off contingency fee, which means you don’t pay anything unless you win the case.

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4 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Alabama on
Q: I live in alabama. My fiance is an undocumented immigrant. Would it be a good idea to get legally married ?

He has a valid passport and ID. I'm scared that in alabama, ICE will be involved quickly. And that our marriage wouldn't be classified as "legal."

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Sep 3, 2021

If you are a US citizen, and your fiancé entered the country legally, then you should sponsor him now for a green card so that he will be legalized upon a successful conclusion of your marriage interview which takes approximately one year after you file the case.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Domestic Violence on
Q: hello, I am a high school graduate looking forward to being a lawyer in the future. I need help from professional lawyer

hello, I am a high school graduate looking forward to being a lawyer in the future. I need help from professional lawyers to guide me through the list of subjects I need to study as an undergraduate, and what I need to go through in order to get into a law school. I need every detail, maybe share... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Sep 2, 2021

Take a lot of classes that require reading about complex issues and also take classes like public speaking and debating so you can think on your feet

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Nevada on
Q: I have been here illegally for over 20 years, came over on an F1. I have decided to return home in a few weeks...

to Singapore. My father has cancer and cannot fly so I plan to go to him. My plan was to go to the airport with my valid passport but expired visa and leave. Any advice on if this is the right course of action.

would love to know I won't be detained and miss my flight.

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Aug 20, 2021

OK so anyone who has overstayed his visa by more than 12 months and exits the United States is then barred from returning to the United States for a period of 10 years. If you have overstayed your visa by 20 years and then leave to go back to Singapore, you will not under immigration law be able to... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Florida on
Q: Workers compensation contract

I got ran over by a garbage truck while working. I was rushed to the hospital and had to stay for one night. I don't remember signing workers compensation contract. If I was drugged up at the hospital and a workers compensation agent comes in and had me sign their papers, do that counts? Am I... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Aug 20, 2021

You may have a third party case and the contract you signed could be voidable depending on the unique facts of the case. Discuss with counsel here in Florida about possible contingency fee representation.

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: About a dismissal case for the US citizen and how does that effect me immigration. I am on a conditional 2 year visa

Hi i have a question please

My wife who is a us citizen was abusing me physically. I then i called the cops and they arrested her . After words I moved out and there was a domestic charge on my spouse . How ever later on i knew that her case was dismissed . Also i know my spouse will... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Aug 20, 2021

You may be a good candidate for the violence against women act. This act also applies to men. An abused spouse does not have to involve the participation of the abuser spouse In order to continue processing his application for lawful permanent residency. Of course this all depends on the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: I was assaulted by a family dollar employee and his boyfriend
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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Aug 12, 2021

Yes you have a case against the store that employed the assailant, if he had a history of violence and the store knew or should’ve known before they hired him. Retain counsel in your state to represent you on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay anything unless you win.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Florida on
Q: Hello my wife was found dead in her room by her mother I was living in Mississippi my wife's son immediately took posses

her

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Aug 5, 2021

OK I’m very sorry to hear about your loss. You should discuss your case in a private phone consultation with a lawyer here in Florida. If this involves any kind of potential liability for the death of your wife due to the negligence of a tortfeasor, that should be fully investigated. Cases like... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Small Claims for Florida on
Q: I just swallowed a piece of plastic that was on my sandwich from Wendy’s, what can I do about that?

I showed the manager the plastic and she knew exactly where it came from.

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Aug 5, 2021

OK so I have had several cases like this. If you see blood in your stool or if you pass blood, don’t be alarmed, because this usually goes away after a while with a very sharp object like glass or sharp plastic is adjusted. If you do pass blood, make sure you take a picture of it so that you can... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: If my landlord has been proven to be negligent and reckless, which caused an explosion that has rendered me permanently

disabled and can't work, do I still have to pay rent. We have an active demand against him which was due on July 30; and he ignored us.

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Aug 5, 2021

OK so if your landlord was negligent in causing you to be injured and disabled, then you would have a claim directly against your landlord for damages. You should retain counsel here in Florida on contingency fee, which means you don’t pay anything unless you win the case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: Same-same marriage

I've been in a relationship with a man from the United States who will visit me in Greece and intends to live with me. But the problem is that we're both men, and in my country, it's illegal to marry somebody of the same gender. Is there any possibility we may marry and I receive a... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jul 31, 2021

A US citizen can sponsor you for a fiance visa and you can process at the US consulate in Greece. US recognizes same sex marriages. You should discuss your case in detail with counsel before taking any legal steps.

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Hi if i have a 10 years green card residence in the us can i do the residence process for mom and Dad please?
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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jul 31, 2021

Once you become a US citizen, you can sponsor Mom and Dad as your immediate relatives for their green cards.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Arizona on
Q: Do you help with filling out paperwork for immigration? i am trying to fill out form I 130 and I 130a for my husband

I am a citizen of USA and his 2 daughters, I need to have him here to help me with our daughters, especially our little one who has a medical condition, I have been struggling to get someone to help me with this

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jul 30, 2021

You should consult with an immigration lawyer in the United States here, as some of us charge a very affordable flat fee split into payments. Counsel anywhere in the United States can represent you.

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