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Q: Can a seller cancel a signed contract within 24 hrs?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Florida on Jan 12, 2014

Answered on May 22, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
This question was asked well over a year ago. I hope the issue has been resolved by now.

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Q: What is the shortest amount of time a person charged with first degree murder can be held before a bail hearing?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on May 21, 2015

Answered on May 22, 2015

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Why do you ask this question? The person needs to get a criminal defense attorney. I suppose it would depend upon the amount of the bond. If the person gets a bonding company, the shortest amount of time might be a few hours. But that presupposes that there is even a bond set.

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Q: Can the employer be selective in honoring Dr medical advice concerning their employees?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Florida on May 21, 2015

Answered on May 22, 2015

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Go see a labor lawyer about this. They rarely answer questions on this forum.

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Q: How many years retroactive child support can you collect, if you never actively pursued and child is emancipated?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on May 21, 2015

Answered on May 22, 2015

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The limit is 2 years, but you may not even be able to get that especially if the respondent presents the right defenses.

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Q: Can a lender of an REO refuse offers because of not getting prequalifird by them?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Florida on May 21, 2015

Answered on May 22, 2015

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You are free to choose your own lender in a real estate transaction where you are the buyer.

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Q: What is the penalty for filing a false affidavit and omitting assets

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Florida on May 21, 2015

Answered on May 22, 2015

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More facts are needed. The agreement and final judgment can be set aside on the basis of fraud, basically.

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Q: Do I have to open probate in Florida?

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Florida on May 21, 2015

Answered on May 22, 2015

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More facts are needed in order to advise you. Where did all of these people die? Generally an estate must be filed where the decedent resided.

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Q: I am divorced and paying permanent alimony. My ex now has a job.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on May 21, 2015

Answered on May 22, 2015

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More facts are needed to advise you. Basically, you may be able to file a petition for modification if there has been a substantial change in circumstances since the entrance of the divorce.

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Q: I am a Landlord. My Tenant does not respond to calls or email to do A/C maintenance. Do have the legal right of entry?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on Jan 13, 2014

Answered on May 21, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Read the lease. That is what I would have to do in order to answer your question.

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Q: If I buy a design online do I have the permission to use it for commercial use in one of my own designs for printing?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright for Florida on Jan 14, 2014

Answered on May 21, 2015

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What does the contract say? No, you cannot use someone's copyright without express written permission.

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Q: I have a tenant that will not pay last two months of lease and late fees.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on Jan 15, 2014

Answered on May 21, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Asking me to answer this question is like asking grandma to make her famous fried chicken without the chicken. Go see an attorney in your area and do not beat around the bush.

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Q: Can you rework a publicly posted legal document for your use for the same argument?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright for Florida on May 19, 2015

Answered on May 21, 2015

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Pleadings are not usually copyrighted in my opinion, or at least I have never seen one that has been copyrighted. Use your own words and express the same legal concepts for thed exemption, read and know the cases too.

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Q: what kind of legal professional do I need to deal with legal issues arising from mental stress and duress?

1 Answer | Asked in Injury Law for Florida on May 19, 2015

Answered on May 21, 2015

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Mental stress and duress from what source? Go see an attorney in your area, but you haven't even given any facts for me to say what type of attorney, perhaps medical malpractice, perhaps family, perhaps personal injury, perhaps civil litigation. I do not know because you gave no facts as to the source of the problem. Attorneys deal in facts and the law, and without the facts we cannot apply the law. It's like asking grandma to make her famous fried chicken without the chicken.

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Q: How can I get my daughter back into my care after she was adopted

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Florida on May 19, 2015

Answered on May 21, 2015

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More facts are needed to even begin to answer this question. Basically, this can be done if the adoption was fraudulent, perhaps.

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Q: Keeping home in deceased name, lady bird deed, child support arrears when selling home once transferred in my name

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Florida on May 19, 2015

Answered on May 21, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You have many questions and the very best way to get them all answered is to actually go see a family attorney in your area for a full discussion of the issues and potential resolutions. There appear to be many misconceptions in your question. There cannot be a forced sale of your homestead by an outside party. One cannot go back for 29 years in getting retroactive support.

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Q: I am married we have 2 kids but neither have custody we live in Florida but I want to move to Colorado with my kids

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on May 19, 2015

Answered on May 21, 2015

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You need to go see a family attorney about this. If you move without written permission from the other parent, that parent can get to court and start a custody case, basically, and you would be ordered to return the children to FL.

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Q: Is it legal for Seller to require a buyer to get a prequalification letter from their preferred lender to submit offer?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Florida on May 19, 2015

Answered on May 21, 2015

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If you were a seller, wouldn't you want some sort of assurance that the buyer had the ability to get the financing? Yes it is legal in my opinion.

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Q: I am a contractor in Florida and 1 of our subcontractors hired our sales guy behind my back. Any recourse on Sub?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on May 19, 2015

Answered on May 21, 2015

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I do not know without having a full discussion with you about this.

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Q: Can a mother who has given her rights up to the state still acknowledge a father on a childs birth certificate?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on May 19, 2015

Answered on May 21, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You need to get to an attorney immediately. You probably need to file a paternity case now.

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