Asked in Civil Litigation and Contracts for Florida

Q: What paperwork do I need to file for a breach of contract due to theft of over $26,000

What part of the court does the paperwork get filed through, and do I need an attorney

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3 Lawyer Answers
Michael  Mayoral
Michael Mayoral
  • Coral Gables, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: I highly recommend hiring an attorney for a breach of contract claim. There may also be grounds for a claim of civil theft, which may provide for triple damages.

Barbara Billiot Stage agrees with this answer

Jane Kim
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  • Naples, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Breach of contract and theft are two separate causes of actions. For breach of contract, you must attach the contract. For theft, you must provide specific allegations about that. In FL, you can hire a lawyer to draft the complaint for you under the limited representation. But you can handle the case yourself, at least the initial document will be properly drafted.

Linda Liang
Linda Liang
  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Judging by the question you asked, you do not have sufficient knowledge about a lawsuit. Yes, you definitely should hire an attorney.

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