Miami, FL asked in Real Estate Law and Civil Litigation for Florida

Q: My brother bought from my co-owner his investment in the property, 30%. Now, in a partition lawsuit he's claiming 66%.

I offered my brother to pay off the loan to my ex-partner $74,000.00 for the part that he owned in the house (30%) so that one day he could receive the benefit of my investment of $ 150,000.00 in cash. My brother accepted the offer, a contract with a lifetime guarantee. At the closing of the transaction, my brother's wife asked to be added to the title of the property because she was his wife. Although she is not part of the sales contract, she was added to the title. Now, without even having cooperated with the maintenance costs of the property. They have sued me and demand 2/3% of the property. However, legal representation is very expensive and my financial resources are very limited. I am a beneficiary of a Social Security disability. In order to retain an attorney who can defend me in my case, I respectfully ask for your help.

2 Lawyer Answers
Jane Kim
Jane Kim
Answered
  • Naples, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Try these people- https://www.clsmf.org

I am not sure if they handle your type of issue, but this is a legal aid clinic and maybe they can refer you to someone.

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
Answered
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Ms. Kim, in her answer, was on the right track but gave a link to a legal services agency in another part of the State. For the Miami area, contact Legal Services of Greater Miami - see: https://www.legalservicesmiami.org

or Dade Legal Aid Put Something Back - see https://www.legalaidoffices.com/details/dade-legal-aid-put-something-back

If you cannot obtain pro bono (free) representation, you may be able to obtain a low-fee lawyer by contacting the Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service and say you need a referral to a low-fee lawyer.

See: https://floridabarlrs.legal.io/guide/5bbbcbc6b4e6740f56b2080a/Low-Fee-Panel-Eligibility

- or their general page at https://lrs.floridabar.org

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