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0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Construction Law for Florida on
Q: Is it my financial responsibility to repay for work that was almost done, but had to be torn out and redone?

The contractor failed to get the necessary inspections so had to tear out work that was already paid for and almost finished. After the inspection he's claiming there's an outstanding balance now. He will now redo any work and considers the contract closed. If I want him to come back... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: Can a landlord enter property when moving out without my consent and putting my belongings on lawn and changing locks

And keeping items and throwing them out in the trash.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: If I have a durable power of attorny. Can I sign a quitdeed on her behalf. My daughter is handicap and would go to mom

My wife and daughter and I made a deal that if I let her move in with her friends and gave her access to her ssi money (for witch I and my wife would control) and payed all expenses for her dog I have She would sign over the half of house in her name to my wife. We all agreed on it. So I let her... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Florida on
Q: I inherited a house, can a credit card company I owe sue me for it
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on May 21, 2024

If your credit card account is delinquent, the credit card issuer can sue you on the account. If and when it gets a judgment, it can record the judgment, and thus have a lien on your house. And it could, in theory, foreclose the lien.

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Insurance Bad Faith for Florida on
Q: Lula car insurance gave me 9 days notice of termination because they've been acquired. What are my options?

I was notified on 5/9 that my policy would terminate 5/19 because Lula had been acquired. There is a FL mandate that sets the minimum to 45 days unless the reason for termination is not paying, which this clearly is not. I only saw the email a day prior to termination and now I have a gap on my... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Florida on
Q: Does an acupuncturist need a tax permit to provide in- home treatment services in Lake County FL?
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answered on May 21, 2024

In the state of Florida, including Lake County, acupuncturists are required to obtain a license from the Florida Board of Acupuncture to practice acupuncture legally. This is outlined in the Florida Statutes, Chapter 457.

However, regarding a tax permit for in-home treatment services, the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: My husband and I have a "agreement to sell real estate", where we are the buyer. The seller wants us to leave

The seller left vehicles in the yard without tags or title. Code enforcement wanted them gone, we complied with code enforcement, now the seller is threatening us and trying to break the contract without the return of the down payment we made or the mortgage payments we made to them. What can we do?

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on May 20, 2024

Your question is a little confusing as you use the phrase "mortgage payments we made to them." That suggests a completed real estate transaction which means a deed conveyed the property to you subject to a mortgage interest retained by the seller. An "agreement to sell real... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Florida on
Q: My lawyer had me sign closing statements for both insurance Co. After signing them, she told me that 1 of the checks

Would not be coming and there's nothing more that they can do. This sounds wrong, are they robbing me?

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on May 20, 2024

I don't know that they are robbing you, but it does not sound right.

3 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: I have been paying my 36 year owner financed mortgage by mail for 35 and a half years. I have 6 monthly payments left.

The last payment check I mailed was returned to me as undeliverable. That never happened before. I have since learned that the original owner died 5 years ago. I was not informed, and I assume his heirs have been depositing my checks. I have tried, but have been unable to contact the heirs so... View More

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answered on May 20, 2024

How did you "buy" this home? Typically, title transfers on the day of closing and then you pay monthly payments on a mortgage where your home is treated as collateral for the mortgage. But you own your home from the very beginning. Unless this was a lease contract with option to buy, then... View More

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0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: What form is filed with the court, by the ward, in order to terminate a voluntary guardianship?

My 21 y/o is the ward and I am the guardian in a voluntary guardianship. He wants to terminate the guardianship and I am totally in agreement. Florida Statue 744.341(5) says (5) A voluntary guardianship may be terminated by the ward by filing a notice with the court that the voluntary... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Florida on
Q: Can a food service deduct 30mins of pay if a break is not taken?

I work part time at an ice cream stand. Owners say 30 minutes breaks must be taken. If too busy to take a break they want us to deduct 30 minutes of pay. Can a food service owner mandate a break even if you would rather work and get paid that additional 30mins

Brian Phillip Vassallo
Brian Phillip Vassallo
answered on May 20, 2024

Since you were not injured at work, your question falls outside of workers compensation law. I think an employment law attorney or one that handles Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) matters will be able to answer your question.

0 Answers | Asked in Small Claims for Florida on
Q: my landlady evicted me on May 10 for using Kratom. This is an entirely legal and we had no lease. I want my pro related

Rent. I also had a $400 deposit. The only damage was the blinds. She wake me up by threatening me with violence. I want my money. I don’t want lawyer. Can you help?

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: I let 6 people use my phone my tenant says a text she got now changes a signed leaseagreement when ucan see no sense

Florida rental lease she asked for more time she sent a paper i agreed then she changed it in text someone texted i understand but it wasnt to her and it wasnt me. The lease says has to be a written amendment signed to change anything

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: What are the penalties to our Landlord if she never set up our Security Deposit escrow account as required by law?
Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on May 19, 2024

There's no statutory penalty.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Florida on
Q: My Son borrowed $213000 in 2019 and signed A Promissory Note containing terms he drafted!

He is delinquent and has refused to answer my texts, emails and phone calls since last May last year.I have requested he work with me to consolidate two other Notes with the $213,000 but he refuses to reply! What can I do to get a return of my money.He is a highly paid National Sales Director for A... View More

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on May 19, 2024

Schedule a consultation with a lawyer in your area handling breach of contract matters. The lawyer can start with a demand letter, then file suit if necessary. You didn't say when the loan re-payment was due. You probably have a limit of 5 years from that due date to file suit. If the... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: First time home buyer in Deltona Florida. I need a lawyer to review contract correct? and any idea how much? Recommend
Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on May 19, 2024

I recommend that everyone who buys or sells real estate in Florida have a lawyer represent them in the transaction. There is no set fee because every lawyer is different.

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0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: Can a trustee distribute the funds with the consent of all the beneficiaries if it veers from the original trust?

original distribution to beneficiaries was over the age of 40 ..can they be distributed sooner if all agree?

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