Florida Questions & Answers

Q: Neighbor refuses to remove bees from wall of house. What can I do. My dog has been stung. I have kids

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Answered on Apr 28, 2016

One legal remedy may be to file a nuisance action. Most attorneys will charge a retainer to handle this matter. A judge may grant the relief requested and require the neighbor to clean up the building and get rid of the bee hive. It could end up being expensive. It is unfortunate that the neighbor and government officials have not acted in a manner to protect your children, animals, and others.
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Q: After my fiance comes to the US is it true that we have to wait 60 days before we get married?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Answered on Apr 28, 2016

It depends on what kind of visa she comes in. If she is on a Fiance Visa she will have to get married within 90 days, if she is in a tourist visa she will have to wait at least 60 days before she can get married but getting married on a tourist visa is no recommended as it may have negative consequences. You need to talk to an immigration attorney in private to find out. Many immigration attorneys including me offer free consultations, make use of the consultations.

All the best....
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Q: Am i responsible for a signed certified letter if it was sent to me and I didn't sign for it?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Florida on
Answered on Apr 28, 2016

It depends on what the letter was about and what you mean by "responsible for" or "liable for". Ask for a copy of the letter and the post office form which supposedly has the signature of one of you.
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Q: Can a landlord quote you one price for monthly rent and then call you 48 hours later and advise that he made a mistake?

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Apr 28, 2016

I'm also confused. Was a rental contract (lease) signed? If so, the landlord cannot change the terms (such as monthly rent amount).
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Q: IF TAXES ARE DELINQUENT IF THEY GET PAID CAN ONE OWNER GIVE FULL OWNERSHIP OF HOUSE TO THE OTHER

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Florida on
Answered on Apr 28, 2016

Yes, one of two co-owners can (but is not necessarily required to) convey that person's interest to the other.
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Q: Do either of these men have legal rights to my son and, if so, which one?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Apr 28, 2016

If by "legal rights", you mean the right to have visitation with the son, no: neither does.

However either could sue you to get such rights. The likelihood of either prevailing is as follows:

Your ex-husband: I am assuming that you told the divorce court that you had a child but the child is not his son. If this is the case, it would be extremely unlikely for the ex to have the divorce decree modified so as to give him any rights. If, on the other hand, the court was not made...
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Q: If I signed a blank mortgage contract, then when I researched I found that the name of the bank officer was manually

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Contracts for Florida on
Answered on Apr 28, 2016

Probably not. You signed the contract and the bank signed the contract. The bank signed it by a different officer than you expected. This doesn't change any essential element of the contract.
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Q: What property should be listed on a asset list for a divorce?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Answered on Apr 28, 2016

What the court wants to know is those things which can be divided between the husband and the wife. If he is holding some things for a third party, those items probably don't need to be listed. Ask the clerk of court to be sure.
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Q: We recently became aware we are heirs to property partially owned by others. Heir property.7 acres. What should we do?

1 Answer | Asked in Other for Florida on
Answered on Apr 28, 2016

If there is a probate process required, you should contact a probate attorney in your area. It will depend on how the property was deeded. Find the most recent deed that was recorded on the property appraiser's website for your county and then go from there. You may need the services of a real estate attorney, probate attorney, or both. Good luck.
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Q: Why can't I Robinson vs. California 1962 U.S. Supreme Court Ruling as a Precedent to throw out my DUI case in FL?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Florida on
Answered on Apr 27, 2016

While alcoholism may be a medical condition, and while SCOTUS may have held that punishing someone for having such a medical condition is impermissible, DUI is not merely having the condition; but it is also conduct. In other words, while you cannot be punished for being an alcoholic, you can be punished for driving under the influence.
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Q: My father owes back child support for me. But now that I'm an adult can I get it "pardoned" for him or the like?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Apr 27, 2016

Not really. The child support is owed to his sister/ your aunt (I assume), not to you.
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Q: What can I do to prove that my child's father is working under the table to avoid child support, I know where he works.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Apr 27, 2016

Take the deposition of his employer.
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Q: How long is too long, to start work on a signed contract with deposit paid. And what can I do to get my money back.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Florida on
Answered on Apr 27, 2016

Assuming that the contract doesn't specify when the job will start (or be completed), you need to send them a letter (certified mail, preferably) demanding that they start the work, and complete it, by a specified date. I would give them a short but specific period of time, one week perhaps, to begin. If, by then, they have not either responded with a firm promise to commence work at a specific time, or by beginning work, you will need to sue them in small claims court for your down payment.
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Q: Do I need a lawyer for minor car accident.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Answered on Apr 26, 2016

The question is a very general one. For a minor car accident, a driver or passenger may need the services of an attorney. It all depends on the facts and circumstances as well as the goals of the person seeking property damages or compensation for personal injuries.
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Q: Do I need a lawyer for a car accident?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Answered on Apr 26, 2016

Additional facts would be needed. For some automobile accident cases, a person will not need the services of an attorney. It all depends on the facts and issues involved. It will also depend if there is a fight or challenge with the insurance company. Many automobile accident attorneys provide for a free office or telephone consultation.
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Q: Where to find a lawyer and what type of lawyer for a constitutional tort/ Biven action.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Florida on
Answered on Apr 26, 2016

You are looking for a lawyer that does plaintiff civil rights work. There are likely lawyers with profiles on this website that perform this type of work in your state. You can contact them directly to set up a private consultation.
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Q: How much time will it take to get divorce if one of the spouses is not willing for divorce?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Apr 25, 2016

That is a very broad question. The dissolution of marriage proceedings can go well beyond a year if there are many issues contested. There is no set time period to quote or by statute to provide to you. Consult with a family law attorney to find out your legal rights and recommended course of action.
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Q: Do I have to continue paying child support while my daughter is in college I live in the state of Florida

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Apr 24, 2016

Typically, child support ends when the child turns 18 or is still in high school. In some marital settlement agreements, the paying parent has promised to pay for college. You need to review the court order or agreement that applies to your case. Good luck.
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Q: I am a single mother with a five year old daughter, her father has never supported her, I petitioned the court and won

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Apr 24, 2016

There are certain rules and procedures for moving out of State. If you have a job or family related reason for the move, this could be enough justification for the move. The father does not seem to have much leverage but the ultimate decision on these matters is left up to the Judge. I recommend you contact a local family law attorney for advice, guidance, and a recommended course of action.
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Q: I hired a sitter on Rover to take care of my 2 dogs while i was away. She lost one. Another one was bitten by her dogs.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Contracts for Florida on
Answered on Apr 24, 2016

The statute of limitations for most negligence cases in the State of Florida is 4 years. There are some exceptions to this general law. Typically, damages for the loss or injury to a dog are limited to the replacement value of the dog and not the emotional value of the dog unless there was reckless conduct involved. Sorry about the loss of one pet and the injury to the other. Good luck.
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