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Q: Why would I receive a message from The Federal Claims Court House. Asking me to return call, from an automated system

When I call # it goes busy. I live in Fla. What is this court all about. Who would file against me. Lisa Kennedy

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 23, 2019

Unless you are an officer of the federal government, no one would file against you in the U.S. Court of Claims. Someone perhaps dialed your number by mistake or, perhaps more likely, it's some sort of a scam.

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Q: If a person is trying to serve you court papers as do they have to tell you what it is for over the phone if you ask

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Apr 22, 2019

No, they don't have to tell you.

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Q: I just had a judgement of 19865 against me and they are going to get it from my company. How do I get rid of this?

This was a car loan for my ex wife I co signed for. I pay child support and also 80% of both my girls school needs. Books ,band , medical and orthodontic etc. This was charged off in 2011.

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 13, 2019

Apparently you failed to raise the statute of limitations when you were sued. The debt can probably be discharged in bankruptcy. It is doubtful that there is any other way to "get rid of this".

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Q: My H.O.A says i can't dumpster dive. I am not but grabbing items on top. They wrote me up. Am i in violation?

I put all trash in the dumpsters that has fallen out and break down boxes. I also compact trash OUTSIDE the dumpster with my hands as well as i can so there's more room for trash. I also line the dumpsters up as the trashman is busy after he unloads them. For instance, last night a neighbor... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 12, 2019

Review the text of the HOA's regulation on "dumpster diving" to see if what you are doing is a violation (if the term is defined).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumpster_diving

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Q: If you know that an lawyer has created an last will of deth was emailed to the closest living relieve no notarized stanp

The sigiture is forged an the will outs the benafisharery all together an wills all asses an the benafisharery is also on the life insure policy as benafisharery an the wishes of the place mint of the ashes es are not where the fake will stats

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 4, 2018

What are you trying to ask?

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Q: Is a spouse responsible for the care of the other if they are disabled?

Woman’s leg is rotting, she’s wheelchair bound and spouse is supposed to care for her. She can’t move from the waist down, and this morning he says she’s been hiding that her leg has a gaping wound and is rotting. If he was bathing her and changing her clothes and assisting in the bathroom... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jul 24, 2018

Responsible in tort to her (or her insurance company) for negligent care? No, particularly since her conduct (hiding her condition from her) is the primary reason he didn't know about it.

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Q: Can a seller remove the contents from a home that was offered for sale as furnished after the contract is in effect?

The contract is an "as is" contract. Line 23, " The following items are excluded from the purchase" is blank. The real estate agent told us that everything in the house would remain except for a few personal items that the seller would take with him on a commercial flight to Nebraska. However,... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jun 24, 2018

No, it appears that he is in breach of the contract.

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Q: If I loaned my car to someone and they did not return it, is there anything I can do?

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jun 19, 2018

Sure. Take it back.

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Q: My neighbor is harassing me she has video cameras on her food truck at the end of it on the air-conditioner that is

My neighbor is harassing me she has video cameras on her food truck at the end of it on the air-conditioner that is pointing to my house she is threatening to serve me papers because of my husband getting up and going to work at five in the morning and his friend picking him up he doesn’t read... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jun 7, 2018

Your neighbor can record your activities from her property. And your husband can, if he wants, leave the house early in the morning. You didn't say what you want to know, but I don't see that either of you has a case.

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Q: My ex-roommate is trying to charge me rent when I didn't even live there for nearly a month.

At the time I didn't have the money to rent a U-Haul truck and storage unit and I had to leave a bed and dresser behind until it could be moved at the end of the month. She said that it was fine. She had broken the lease early and had given me time to find another place to live but my father... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 23, 2018

What do you want to know? Until she sues you, there is nothing you need to do; if and when she does, you can explain to the judge what you indicated here.

You aren't clear whether or not your father was able to pick up your furniture.

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Q: My apartment towed my car. can we do anything?

My apartment complex tows unregistered vehicles in their parking lot. Monday of last week, my spouse and I purchased a vehicle and had yet to get it registered. I went to the office of our apartments, explained the situation to one of the employees who communicates with the tow company, that we’d... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 13, 2018

You may be able to sue the apartment complex for the mistake on the part of their employee. However you probably should immediately pay the towing company, to keep the costs from continuing to mount.

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Q: How is it legal for a person who is a quadriplegic invalid be a guardian for elderly person in a nursing home (ward)?

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 8, 2018

The guardian doesn't have to physically do anything. The role of a guardian is mainly decision-making.

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Q: Is there a way for individuals in Florida to claim an abandoned vehicle, when a vehicle is abandoned at a business?

Have attempted to report to city, police, and sheriff, none claim to be able to help

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 5, 2018

The best way to handle it is to call a towing company and have them take care of it. They will eventually sell it and you can, if you want, buy it from them.

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Q: Brother threatens to take tires off parents vehichle (he bought them) the car is not in his name. Is this legal?

My brother and I use my fathers vehicle getting to and from work. The tires wore down and needed replaced, we each purchased 2 tires for the vehicle (we were NOT asked to do so). My brother has threatened to remove 2 of the tires (along with the head lights and battery he has replaced) once he... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 3, 2018

Not true. It appears that you and your brother gave the tires and other parts to your parents. If he does this he can probably be prosecuted for theft.

And whether or not you have a license has nothing to do with it.

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Q: I am older then 24 and a person I met online who I have not met or seen yet is turning 18, how much trouble can I get in

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jan 18, 2018

I surmise that you are asking about the criminal penalties for having sex with a minor. 18 is the age of consent in Florida, as well as most other places. If the person will indeed be 18, that should not be a problem.

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Q: I hired a lawn company to do some work for me.He was to lightly trim two trees in front of my house and remove weeds in

planter around pool and install weed barrier and mulch..He completely cut with chainsaw my trees and took off all the branches and all leaves and left me with two sticks that look hideous..I asked him to just trim very little off my crepe myrtle tree and not to remove any height or branches and... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Dec 10, 2017

I would consider not paying him, or even consider filing suit against him. But, on the other hand, if he is not bonded, he may be judgment-proof.

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Q: Is it against the law for a 18 year old and a 15 year old to have a non sexaul relationship

I am just wondering

Both are female

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 20, 2017

Depends on the nature of the relationship. By non-sexual, I assume you mean a platonic relationship. However if such relationship is, for example, for the purpose of committing crimes, that might be a problem.

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Q: I got into an verbal arguement in public and we were insulting each other her hand was near my face

I thought she was going to hit me so I hit her hand away from my face, can I get sued for that ?

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 9, 2017

Was her hand injured? If not, it doesn't appear that you could "get sued" (as a civil case), because there would be no damages. However you might be charged with a criminal battery.

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Q: Is it legal to open someones car door

waiting for someone at a store parking lot, and someone opens my car door and starts talking, I instantly reached for my firearm he then tells me to calm down and that it isnt illegal to open somes car door.

my questions are

1)Is it legal to open a car door without permission ?... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jun 13, 2016

I all depends upon the circumstances. If, for example, a man accompanying a woman is expected to open her door to help her enter the vehicle. But that is not the situation here. What did he say?

No, he probably was not justified in opening your car door, as you had not given him...
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Q: How do i find a law suit filed in my name

In the state of florida vs the police state

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jun 11, 2016

You can look up cases online. For federal cases, google "PACER". For Florida state court cases, google "___ county, Florida clerk of court". You should find a website at which you can look up your case by your name.

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