Florida Uncategorized Questions & Answers

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

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Answered on Jul 24, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Answered on Jun 24, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
No, it appears that he is in breach of the contract.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Answered on Jun 7, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Answered on May 23, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Answered on Mar 13, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Answered on Mar 8, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
The guardian doesn't have to physically do anything. The role of a guardian is mainly decision-making.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Answered on Mar 5, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Answered on Mar 3, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized, Consumer Law and Contracts for Florida on
Answered on Dec 10, 2017
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized and Criminal Law for Florida on
Answered on Nov 20, 2017
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized and Domestic Violence for Florida on
Answered on Aug 9, 2017
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
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.

Q: Is it legal to open someones car door

2 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Answered on Jun 13, 2016
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
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 express or implied permission to do so. It might even constitute a crime; an assault, perhaps.

You would not, however, be justified in using deadly force unless you were under a reasonable belief...

Q: How do i find a law suit filed in my name

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Answered on Jun 11, 2016
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
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.

Q: is having a charge differed the same as adjudicated?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Answered on Jun 9, 2016
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
No. "Deferred" means that the court is postponing any possible adjudication of guilt, instead waiting to see if the defendant will successfully comply with certain required conditions. If the defendant is successful and complies, adjudication will not happen.

Q: I have a deposition, and I have AIDS dementia, should I tell anyone?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Answered on Jun 8, 2016

Q: Couple was behind in their HOA fees, and wife died during discovery of a foreclosure proceeding initiated by HOA.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized and Probate for Florida on
Answered on Jun 8, 2016
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Normally a guardian ad litem will be appointed to investigate who will inherit the decedent's interest. Once the GAL reports back to the court, the plaintiff will be able to go ahead with its case.

Q: Can I collect from a 10yr old paycheck in Florida?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Answered on Jun 2, 2016
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Start by depositing the check. If I clears, your problem is solved. If it doesn't, contact the employer which wrote the check and ask that it be re-issued.

The unclaimed funds website would not apply. That is for a situation in which funds were not claimed and the holder therefor delivered the funds to the agency which runs that website. Chances are that the previous employer is still holding the funds.

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