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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Criminal Law for Florida on

Q: we were recently scammed/frauded for a few thousand dollars from a person pretending to be renting us a house

he was not the owner we would like to prosecute him and sue him for damages how would we start this process

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Jan 18, 2016

You have to report the crime by calling the police.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on

Q: my wife seperated from me 4 months ago while she stayed at friends she got picked up on a vop warrant while she was in

her friend filled 2 schedule 2 narcodics scripts that were my wife's the took out of her purse the pharmcey admited filling it and they didnt have her id now my wife is out was this illegal

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Jan 18, 2016

Yes, this was illegal.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Florida on

Q: I am simply looking for a local legal service or attorney to prepare a quick claim deed for me.

I would like all of the necessary papers prepared, and when ready, to have them notarized, and finally, to have them filed with the courthouse. Probably very simple, but I would rather have someone that does this every day do it for me, rather than go through the learning curve to do it myself.

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 28, 2015

Then look for a local real estate attorney in the phone book or online.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Florida on

Q: Does the title company have the responsibility of ordering the survey on the property?

this apparently slipped thru someones fingers and the delay on our closing is causing us a great deal of angst

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 28, 2015

That is how it is usually done. Speak with the title company about this.

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Constitutional Law, Divorce and Family Law for Florida on

Q: Can I file motion for holding Status Conference again, if I have missed it earlier ?

I missed my Status Conference in dissolution of marriage ( divorce ) case, as I was not given any Notice. What to do next ? I don't know what happened at that conference. Hence, I want to file motion for holding Status Conference again. Can I do that ? Which number of family law rule of procedure... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 28, 2015

You need to get a family attorney on your side to clean up this mess.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Florida on

Q: WE BOUGHT A LAKE LOT WITH MY DAUGHTER AND HER HUSBAND 50/50. Now THEY ARE DIVORCED AND WE HAVE IT 3 WAY DEED: 50/25/25.

X son in law found an investor and wants to do forced sale in front of the Judge. He wants to sell it at 1/2 of original price. Will judge ask us we agree or he can make any judgement without us even we are 50 % holder. My daughter and my X son in law are still in dispute of some money.

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 28, 2015

What you need to do is get an attorney. There might be defenses to partition.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Florida on

Q: I'm a California native, home of record per military is California, but had been living in FL with husband for 8 months.

Spent all of 2015 separated and living on my own with our 2 small children. He's never paid any support, he filed for divorce in 2/2015, but dropped petition in 11/2015. I want to go home to CA where my 3 older children are located and best chance at getting reemployed (not able to find stable... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 28, 2015

He can file another divorce and get it ordered that you have to return the children to Florida if you leave.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on

Q: my child father have notpaid child support since 9/2015. He suffered from stroke. Does he still have visitation rights

I think he's going to have his lawyer call for a emergency hearing. My daughter has been to his brothers house spent nights with his family but her father choices not to visit her. He expected me to drop her off at his house. My daughter father n I have been to court for domestic violence.

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 28, 2015

Yes, he still has visitation rights.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on

Q: Can my soon to be ex wife leave our kids at home with someone just released from jail

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 28, 2015

This has happened already, right? Go see a family lawyer for a full discussion about this matter.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Florida on

Q: I'm 17 and almost 8 months pregnant. 2 months ago I moved out of my legal guardians house and into my boyfriends house.

I'm 17 and almost 8 months pregnant. 2 months ago I moved out of my legal guardians house and into my boyfriends house. My legal guardian provides no financial support for me and we have no contact with each other. How can I become not legally binded to her anymore?

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 28, 2015

Go see a family lawyer. Perhaps you could get emancipated.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on

Q: Hello, I am the defendant in a negligence civil case involving a car accident

The plaintiff attorney used an unlicensed private investigator that collected electronic evidence from my vehicle to be used against me.

Can I sue the unlicensed investigator?

Can I file criminal charges?

Can I sue the attorney that retained the PI?

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 28, 2015

One of the big reasons that you have auto insurance is to defend you against suits like this.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Florida on

Q: Isn't there a law in Florida that if a property provides public access for a road for 20 years it becomes permanent

Pinellas Co, Kenneth City, St. Petersburg. Access to 80th St N from 46th Ave. N. Owners on corner put up a privacy fence across 80th St N no longer allowing access to residences who must go through the neighborhood to get access to their homes. This is a named street that the city provides... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 18, 2015

All I can say is perhaps without doing a ton of legal research.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Florida on

Q: 28 ys old; 2-1/2 yrs married; 0 children. boght hse befor married. wife never wkd; 26 ys old. how bad can Tx law be?

she never worked. 26 yrs old. He bought house before married. He lived in NJ, married

in Mass; living now in Tx. Where is best place for divorce? My son is being told anywhere

but Tx. How bad can it be? only married 2-1/2 yrs; 0 children. she came with nothing but... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 18, 2015

You have asked Florida attorneys about Texas law. You need to ask an attorney in Texas.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Florida on

Q: How is child support enforced if the non-custodial parent loses their job through no fault of theirs?

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 18, 2015

Child support is enforced through contempt.

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law for Florida on

Q: In FL - dad deceased n mom in nursing hm. All left to mom until she is deceased. I am pwer of Atty as daughter. She will

Will use her n dads social security cks. n his federal retirement to pay nursing hm but she will owe approx $3K per month to Medicaid. How will we pay this? She only has small banking acct n about $250K in insurance claims...we can't sell house until she is deceased I believe.

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 18, 2015

Have you thought about actually going to see an Elder Law Attorney. That would be best.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Florida on

Q: I married a woman in Ecuador. I separated from her and I am a U.S. citizen. On a business trip to Ecuador, I met another

woman, whom I brought briefly to the U.S. and married in Florida believing that I was legally able to do so because Ecuador has no jurisdiction in the States and vice-versa. Both my Ecuador-married wife and the woman I married in Florida agree that an annulment is necessary for the second marriage... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 18, 2015

I suggest that you get to an attorney for a full discussion as opposed to admitting to crime on a public forum.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on

Q: I am in florida fighting for SSDi but i filed a petition to lower my child support in RI. Can RI touch my SSDI

They won't lower it and the bill monthly keeps adding intrest

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 18, 2015

What needs to be done is to apply for social security benefits for the child.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Florida on

Q: My grandfather has passed away and left everything to my mother but she has a lien and a judgment. What will happen?

The son of my grandfather is now fighting for all of his estates. Vehicles are all ready in my mothers name. Would she have to put it in someone else's name to save her fathers estates?

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 18, 2015

If she did put things into someone else's name this might be considered to be a fraudulent conveyance.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on

Q: Legally married/separated, but child has different bio dad, can bio dad get visitation or custody?

I have been married but separated for 5 years during which I had a child with another man. No one is lost ed on the birth certificate and my husband is the child's legal father by default, can the biological father file for any parental rights or visitation? He was there for the birth an nothing... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 18, 2015

You have touched upon one of the most complicated areas of the law in Florida. What you need to do is have a full discussion with a local family lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on

Q: I want to rent an apartment do the lease has to be in both my husband & I name to file the papers or can it be anyone

We got married last year December & I want to start filing the papers in January. We are currently living with relatives & I want my own space. Do the lease agreement has to be in both our names or can it be anyone of us. The bills won't come in both names

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 18, 2015

You did not explain yourself enough here or give enough facts. That would be up to the landlord, most likely.

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