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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Florida on
Q: If a company that fix my truck Windows damage my truck.do I get the check or the other party that fixes.

They said they only give the other party the check and not me.I don't think thats right.I can use the money now and pay for it to be done later.single mom and it's Christmas I paid 1,400 for the windows out of pocket.

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 18, 2015

You have not given enough of the actual facts here for a full answer. Who is writing a check, to whom? for what?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: Is it true that in Florida if I don't sign a renew lease I have 30 days to move out I've been in this apartment for 3 yr
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 18, 2015

If the lease is not renewed, it becomes a month to month tenancy, and I believe that only 15 days notice is required.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Florida on
Q: When you are served an initial complaint via service of process, does the 5 extra days (per rule 2.516) apply?

Rule 2.516 states that when service is made by mail or e-mail, you get an additional 5 days. BUT if you are served a compliant via hand delivery (service of process) and you will serve your responsive pleading via e-mail, do you still get the additional 5 days for "mailing" the responsive... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 18, 2015

I do not think so. Get the responsive pleading in prior to the expiration of 20 days.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Florida on
Q: If a 17 has a high school diploma can she leave home with her 18 year old boyfriend if he is 6 months older than her?

My parents say if i leave before i turn 18 they will call the police.. can they do that even if i have my high school diploma? What will happen if they do? What if i go to a different state for college with my boyfriend without there concent?

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 18, 2015

Yes, they can do that. You will be taken home once you are found. If you go to a different state, the boyfriend might get charged with a crime.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Florida on
Q: Can an employer legally fire you for being out of work 2 consecutive days without a docs note even if they ask for one
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 18, 2015

The answer to this question is yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: Purchased pre-existing home in April 2015. Recently found structural roof issues. Can we pursue sellers for replacement?

Sellers offered to reshingle roof before sale as home inspector found roof was needed. Also passed home owners insurance inspection after reshingled . Now we have leak/rot & possible structural damage. We called the original roofer that re-shingled before sale & he stated he advised... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 18, 2015

You will have to have a full discussion with a local attorney about this. It would be best to get someone who knows both real estate and construction. The problem is that you will have to pay an attorney to sue, and that comes with no promises other than the attorney will do his best. Find out how... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: When a company asks for any felonies on a job application, but you were a minor when it happened?

I know on job applications, they ask if you have any felonies or arrests, but the only one I have was when I was a kid for getting in a fight with my mom. Since this shouldnt be on public records, do I have to put anything, since this will most likely affect the chance of me getting hired and... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 18, 2015

It depends upon exactly what the question is as to how to answer it.

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Florida on
Q: Should I contimue"

I filed a small claims case against 2 veterinarians (one is the owner of the business the other the vet on duty the day in question) I was offered a partial refund of the $600 I was charged the day in question. So many things happened including one medication listed as going to be injected but a... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 18, 2015

You should hire an attorney for this matter, at least go and speak with one and have a full discussion about it.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Florida on
Q: Can i file my Georgia taxes with me on child support in Florida I stay in Georgia now

I no longer stay in Florida I've been in Georgia for two years and will be filing taxes this will Florida take my taxes

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 17, 2015

If you owe child support, your income tax return can be siezed. Your wages can also be garnished with an income deduction order.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Florida on
Q: How many days can you be out of work before an employee can legally ask for a doctors note?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 17, 2015

An employee can be out of work due to sickness, but should always get a note from the doctor if the employer requests it.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: How do I stop an adjuster from NJPLIGA from harassing me?

Had car accident in 1988. Been dealing with NJPLIGA since Allstate dropped me into their hands. It's been a nightmare. How can I stop this?

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 17, 2015

You simply have not given enough facts here for any sort of answer. Go have a full discussion with a local attorney about this.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: My personal property is on someone else's property who has recently died.

I'm in Florida. My personal property is on someone else's property who has recently died. The person over all of the property is claiming that my property is considered part of the estate because "that is what the court said". Is this correct? Will I be able to get back my property?

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 17, 2015

You need to hire a probate attorney and make a claim in the estate if it is not too late.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: I stay in Jacksonville FL and my son dad stay in Orlando FL how do I get him in child support from here?

He only paid $25 once and act like that's enough. I asked him that I need money for my son medicine he hasn't given it to me and I know he works. I am currently unemployed because I recently graduated from the American Red Cross so I been waiting on interviews for my profession. I need... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 17, 2015

Have you filed a paternity case? If not, that is what to do. If you have filed a paternity case and child support has been ordered, you might be able to transfer to your county the enforcement. Go see the child support enforcement people at the department of revenue.

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits for Florida on
Q: I am disabled. What is best, SSI or SSDI ?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 17, 2015

You seek both. Get counsel.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Family Law for Florida on
Q: In the state of Florida if my father passed away and my brother filed a letter of administration without my consent

And we're the only two heirs and I'm the oldest can it be granted to him?

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 17, 2015

It will be granted to him, unless you hire an attorney and want to fight over this.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: As a daughter is there anything I can do to remove the tenant or even give them an ultimatum?

My father is disabled and currently has a tenant in his house that is not keeping up with any cleaning in the house. The house has become infested with spiders and cockroaches.

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 17, 2015

It is the landlord's responsibility to get an exterminator. Generally, you could do all the footwork, and perhaps you can get a power of attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: Do interest payments on arears go to custody parent what is the interest rate
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 17, 2015

The law is quite convoluted on this subject. The interest rates vary from year to year and yes, the interest goes to the payee.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Florida on
Q: if my sentence day is up can they still hold me on probation

I was sentenced to 3 years of probation in 2012 I went to rehab for my drinking I was returned back to probation after rehab and I failed a drug test and they wanted me to do 52 weeks of counciling it was 50$ a week on top of my fines I could not afford it and I stopped going my sentence was... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 17, 2015

You violated probation, and could spend an entire 5 years in prison, minus time served, it appears. Get counsel swiftly.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: I am going through a divorce . I have one child the ex has the other . How would child support be split?

One child had decided to live with me . the other my ex. I am trying to figure out how the child support will work as we split the children . they are both 17 years old and twins . My ex has not worked in over 7 years . I make about 3400 a month net . the child that lives with me doesn't go... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 17, 2015

What you need is to have a full discussion with a local family lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: If I accept a lump sum for CS do I have to pay taxes on it? Can I still ask for college expenses. My son is 17.

My son's father had his lawyer send me a request for a lump sum payment for the final last 1 1/2 of payment with a discount to him. He wants to finish "this chapter in his life". But I can't afford college by myself.

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 17, 2015

Child support or alimony? Maybe you do not want to get a lump sum if it is alimony, but rather payments as agreed.

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