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0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: Bought a duplex in polk county Tenant did not express any damage to property upon move out, am i able to keep deposit?

Duplex bought a few months ago with tenants already in house, tenants lease ended this month, they moved out a few days early. Upon inspecting the property noticed the walls had been patched (more than 20/30 hole patches IN EACH ROOM) and there is water damage under the sink.

Are we able to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: What is my rights if a partner does not want to pay 50% of damage to property which they are co-owner?
Phillip William Gunthert
Phillip William Gunthert
answered on Sep 29, 2022

Take it out of their rent, share or eventual sale of the property by tracking these costs, if they are not a good partner in the property then buy them out, refinance or consider other options, but definitely track and keep records of all your costs and expenses for a later date in order to claim... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Can you be arrested for aggravated battery if there was no contact. The victim states in the police report never touched

My husband was arrested for aggravated

battery when the officer had proof the victim wasnt touched.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Florida on
Q: Can blood work be suppressed if an officer did not provide an option for a voluntary breathalyzer?

During a DUI arrest while visiting Florida, I was brought to the hospital for chest pains. 20-30 minutes prior to being discharged from the hospital, the officer said a breathalyzer was no longer an option (we were there for approximately 3 hours, his station was 5-10 minutes from the hospital),... Read more »

Jonathan Blecher
Jonathan Blecher
answered on Sep 29, 2022

There's a myriad of issues present in this fact pattern. I'm not licensed in California, so I can't offer you an opinion on the nuances of CA law which may apply. I suggest STRONGLY, that you retain an attorney in your area to defend you.

Good Luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: Do I have to disclose finances before paternity is established
Pamela J. Fero Esq.
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Pamela J. Fero Esq.
answered on Sep 29, 2022

Yes. You will have to comply with mandatory disclosure. You need to fill out the financial data to determine future support.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Child Custody for Florida on
Q: Can dcf lie failed homestudy the reason for an emergency temp custody meant to take child without any danger or reason

Non removed Fit parent that has conditional custody DCF send state AVOID Communication w/receiving agency, w / parent for 6 months after concurrence. While attaching more custody conditions meant to cause violation.Zero reasonable efforts to keep child w/parent. File form100b would have completed... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: What is needed to establish legally guardianship for a mentally unstable very sick adult person

Our 42-years old daighter, resident of FL, single mother of 3 children is seriously ill with her liver failure including mentally unstable condition. She is already in hospital for over a month. In order to apply for any insurance, benefits or placing her in some facilities we need to establish a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for Florida on
Q: I own a small business that I’d like to sell. I’m considering owner financing. Can an agreement include repossession?

I want to be sure I’m protected if the buyer defaults, or fails to maintain the business. The business is a franchised restaurant so there standards that need to be maintained. If the agreement includes a down payment, would I retain it as well?

Derek Allen Colvin
Derek Allen Colvin
answered on Sep 28, 2022

There is always some level of risk involved in every business transaction. Providing owner financing and the nature of the franchise relationship will need to be taken into account. You can't eliminate risk, but you can manage risk by contemplating these issues in an asset purchase... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Business Law for Florida on
Q: Can you legally get paid from other company's for work that volunteers did for your company?

Is this legal? (ex. John decides to volunteer for Company A and he gets assigned work to be done for Company B. Company B pays Company A for the completed work. Company A does not pay John for the work since he's a volunteer.)

0 Answers | Asked in Probate for Florida on
Q: What are my mother's rights when it comes to her partner going into hospice and has no knowledge of a will. And allowing

They're family members into the house to get documents and belongs? They have been together for about 30 years. He moved into her house however, through the years his name was addeded.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: Can I throw out my exes things that he left when I kicked him out? He said he will come back for them and hasn’t.

I gave him 30 days to get out which are up on Friday. He moved over a week ago and left stuff at my house. Some is junk some is worth value. Can I throw it away without getting into legal trouble? For 3 days he said he would get it and hasn’t. Now he ignores me when I ask. His family won’t... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Sep 27, 2022

Unless you want to continue this acrimonious relationship, I suggest you hold on to the stuff for at least 30 to 60 days and WRITE LETTERS to your ex and to his family just to have written proof that you did not steal anything.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: My case was Ordered to Private Mediation. It is stated that "within 10 days the PARTIES may agree upon a mediator".

My ex husbands lawyer chose the mediator with out asking if I agreed. I was unhappy with the decision. This same mediator had previously not conducted mediation appropriately. He was giving me bias awnsers such as "Well Judge --- won't go for that. He never does." I than spoke with... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Sep 27, 2022

I agree with Mr. Minnick, but don't think that the mediator saying that the judge wouldn't go for something indicates that the mediator is necessarily biased.

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: How can I get the management agency to fix my ceiling? it collapsed before the storm and they still won't fix it!

My ceiling began leaking on September 1st and then part of it fell in and I went to the office and told them about it and that water was leaking from the light bulb too, the maintenance man came and took pictures and then I called the office again when they still didn't show that day and this... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Florida on
Q: My manager called me into her office and said "I am frustrated with you". Is this a good statement?

Everyone has their share of mistakes, we do not live in a perfect world. Out of my years of work, I have never had a manager use that statement, against me. She is an HR manager, I feel very uncomfortable now. She also gave me a warning, Just want to know if there is a solution for this.

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Stockbroker Fraud for Florida on
Q: I’m getting con by a investment fraud by a person who scam before what can I do to to get my money back. Voice /audio

Befriended me and made me believe that I would get a high rate of return

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Florida on
Q: Can I evoke a quit claim. I filed it for my home to my partner and we are seperating
Phillip William Gunthert
Phillip William Gunthert
answered on Sep 27, 2022

Likely not, you will want an attorney to review a copy of the deed, unless it was an enhanced life estate deed (ladybird deed), you are likely stuck with your partner as a co-owner of the property, unless they agree to sign a quit claim deed or other deed back to you, you may well be now a co-owner... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: Can I revoke a quit claim To some property while I am still alive
Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on Sep 26, 2022

No. A quit claim deed once executed, means that you have sold, for whatever price, the property to the other party, lock, stock, and barrel. A quit claim deed is not a gift, there's no revocation.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Florida on
Q: If a child has been living with grandparents, but there is no legal custody arrangement, can grandparent deny the mother

If there has been no court ordered custody or guardianship arrangement, Can a grandparent, who has been caring for a child for an extended period of time, deny the mother the ability to take the child back? And can they make rules denying the parent from having the child stay with said parent... Read more »

Pamela J. Fero Esq.
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Pamela J. Fero Esq.
answered on Sep 26, 2022

If there is no court ordered custody arrangement, there is no reason the grandparents keep the child from you, unless there are proofs you are unfit to care for the child and they appeal for custody for the child. Speak to lawyer to know how best to proceed with your case.

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