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Q: Is there any legal way I can live in my mothers house after she is deceased to have time to change the deed to my name?

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Estate Planning for Florida on
Answered on Jul 23, 2017

I agree with Attorney Isaksen comments. Good luck.
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Q: We received an adverse claim regarding the 3,106,000 shares of SFRX.What can I do

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Broker Fraud, Business Law and Securities Law for Florida on
Answered on Jul 23, 2017

I agree with Attorney Thorgaard. You need a lawyer to assist you. Search for an attorney who handles securities type cases in your area.
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Q: I leased a home in FL. Never missed a rent payment. Landlord is breaking the lease to sell the home. What's my rights?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Florida on
Answered on Jul 22, 2017

You need to consult with a landlord tenant attorney. The key first step is a review of the rental agreement as it likely has contract terms related to this type of situation. Also it does sound like she may have improperly handled the security deposit and a good landlord tenant attorney can help you there. But first step is the review of the contract.
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Q: Writ of Replevin defendant ordered to obtain an impossible to obtain bond.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Collections and Consumer Law for Florida on
Answered on Jul 22, 2017

Short answer. Yes you can file a motion to modify the bond. That decision is up to the judge.

Additionally this sounds like a complex situation so I suggest hat your hire an attorney to assist you.
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Q: Can a landlord keep portion of security deposit and designate it as a pet deposit when I moved out. Never had a pet

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Jul 21, 2017

It sounds to me like you violated the pet policy or invoked the pet policy by having a pet in the home. Saying that it is not your pet does not get around the fact that a pet was in the home. The above being said, I do not think that the landlord can just change the way a security deposit is handled by merely sending a letter. However, I would say that you will likely need to hire a lawyer to assist you and the cost of a lawyer will exceed the missing $400.00 rather quickly. I would also...
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Q: Water main break and we have no water until further notice according to the rental office. What are my rights?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Environmental and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Jul 21, 2017

Unfortunately, your question is too broad in my opinion. I suggest that you meet with a landlord tenant attorney in your area to discuss the whole situation. This forum is not a substitute for getting one on one legal advice.

This does not sound like the fault of the landlord, so that might be something that the city will do for effected people, but again speak with a landlord tenant attorney in your area.
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Q: Is it a real estate agent's job to make sure they're seller fills out every question on the disclosure form

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Answered on Jul 21, 2017

This appears to be a duplicate question. I agree with the advice that Attorney Siegel gave you in regards to the time constraints that you have and the need to point out defects such as you describe.

I suggest that you need to consult with a real estate attorney from your area asap to go over these issues. Your contract governs these issues and without reading the contract I could not venture a guess of whether you can get out of your contract.
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Q: I was a passenger in an auto accident and looking for attorney to sue other driver that hit our car. I have injuries.

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Answered on Jul 21, 2017

I agree with Attorney Berman. You need to contact a personal injury attorney in your area.
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Q: I am a plaintiff in a small claims(court date in a week) and just received a motion to dismiss. Do I need to respond?

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Construction Law and Small Claims for Florida on
Answered on Jul 21, 2017

You do not have to respond in writing to a motion to dismiss by law. However you can make a response if you desire to do so.

Good luck.
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Q: Breach of contract

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Florida on
Answered on Jul 21, 2017

There is no way to answer this question without reading the contract. I suggest that you take the contract to an attorney in your area for a consult. After the attorney reads your contract then that attorney can likely answer your questions.
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Q: 4 days ago i was rear ended torn ligaments in my neck and lower back from whiplash and right sprain shoulder

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Florida on
Answered on Jul 21, 2017

I agree with Attorney Wolf's response. I suggest that you need to hire a personal injury attorney from your area to walk you through the process to the end. The factors outlined by attorney Wolf develope over months and sometimes years. I suggest that an experienced personal injury lawyer is going to be your best approach versus trying to represent yourself against an insurance company.
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Q: My husband and I purchased a new vehicle 2 weeks ago. We signed a contract and got all of the paperwork.

3 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Consumer Law for Florida on
Answered on Jul 21, 2017

I agree with my colleagues responses. The terms of the contract is key. Consult with an attorney in your area.
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Q: ejection without a lease

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Florida on
Answered on Jul 20, 2017

Hire a real estate attorney asap to assist you. You have seven days til closing and if your brother went to court you need to get a lawyer involved asap.
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Q: accepting gifts by a nurse

3 Answers | Asked in Probate for Florida on
Answered on Jul 20, 2017

I agree with Attorney Isaksen. It depends upon the circumstances. I suggest you consult with an attorney regarding the time line if events especially if there is a concern of limited or lack of capacity of the smoky member that passed away.
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Q: personal rep

2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Florida on
Answered on Jul 20, 2017

From he facts you state the PR would be the next person named in the will after your brother.

I think that I have said this before to you but you need to hire a lawyer.
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Q: I am a pro se claimant trying to deal with an insurance adjuster. This woman has absolutely refused to speak to me

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Consumer Law for Florida on
Answered on Jul 20, 2017

In short. You typically have 4 years from an auto accident to file suit or your claim is barred by statute of limitations. The law does not mandate that you attempt to settle and they will gladly let you walk or run past the 4 year statute and time bar your case.

I will just say that you really need to hire a personal injury lawyer to assist you. Personally injury cases can be extremely detailed and if the case goes to trial you will be totally out matched against their lawyer who does...
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Q: I signed a lease and gave a deposit on a home. The landlord did not sign or give me a copy but said she would tomorrow.

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Jul 20, 2017

There is really not enough information in your statements to give you advice.

If you want the keep the rental then you need to keep calling the landlord. If not then notify her you are cancelling dento her delayed / failure to respond. Your response depends largely upon your desire related to the rental.
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Q: If my friend opens a business and hires me can the IRS take money from the business being I owe back child support

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Jul 19, 2017

The IRS would not take your money for back child support. The Department of children and Families would be the entity that would come after you for back child support, assuming that it is owed in Florida. The IRS is federal and DCF is state of Florida. They are both government but not the exact same government.
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Q: I received a letter in the mail from a lawyer representing my father's widow. Can you tell me what it means?

2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Florida on
Answered on Jul 19, 2017

I agree with Attorney Richert. You need to consult with a probate attorney to get specific advice about the estate and whether to sign this waiver.
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Q: I am the only heir to brother's estate. His homestead property is 99% of assets (there is also a used car).

2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Florida on
Answered on Jul 19, 2017

The homestead value is not counted when determining if an estate will qualify for summary administration. So frimthr facts you present it sounds like a summary administration is possible. The creditor issue presents issues that might make a a good idea to consider a formal administration as is has a lot of flesibility versus the summary administration.
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