We are a small business and did some repairs on a home in Naples, FL. Our business is in a different county. Do I file suit in our county or theirs? ...and we dealt with a person who was the owner's representative and never dealt with the owner. Now he refuses to pay. Do I list the... Read more »
A summons was “served” to my address to someone else in my household. The papers were dropped in the street by the process server without identifying me or even the household member’s identity. They just said they were looking for me and had seen a “lady” outside my house. My household... Read more »
I want to start a small company where I send demands (seeking settlements) to companies for violations of u.s. telemarketing laws...I have seen places that help with accidents that arent actually law firms, am I able to do something similar but with telemarketing?
You definitely can file a small claim, and during the pandemic, Fla. courts are doing everything remotely (video or telephonic hearings). However, when the time arrives for them to start up in-person again, you might have a problem. The first stage in small claims, after filing and serving the...Read more »
Morning, I have Jefferson Capitol Systems, original creditor, and xxx attorneys for plaintiff still pushing for a garnishment and or judgement against me regarding an old bill from 2016. Oct 29th I have a pre trial court date via zoom. I have submitted to court, a petition added to my case on... Read more »
Whether your assets are exempt from execution is one issue; whether a judgment against you is quite another. The purpose of the pretrial conference on the 29th is to determine whether you owe the money and whether a judgment should enter. Only after that happens, and the judgment creditor tries...Read more »
I was recently incarcerated due to a warrant for violating probation (reckless driving case) Unbeknownst to me, my friend retained the wrong attorney & paid him $2,500 with one of my checks. The only thing he did was file a Notice of discovery and lied about having a court date the night before... Read more »
Sounds very problematic and you need to either give the money back or get him his trailer immediately...depending on the value of the trailer you could be charged with either a felony or misdemeanor (probably a felony).
when I found out my money was frozen that was giving to me, I did not know what to do. I did not know my rights. so, my husband file a emergency bankruptcy to get a stay. Not knowing I would have a right to ask for a claim of exemption and request for hearing in the court. We didn't file the... Read more »
I'm a college student living at home with my mother who owns our townhouse. My car was parked in one of two of our assigned spots marked on the ground with our house number written on the pavement. It was towed at 12:30am so everyone was asleep. It was towed for an expired license plate but my... Read more »
The in small claims court, missing court-ordered mediation is grounds for a dismissal by default. So if the case is dismissed the plaintiff will have to ask to reinstate the case. A statute of limitations really has nothing to do with it.
My upstairs neighbor neglected To fix his leak and over the course of six months has been flooding me with poop water. He ruined my Venetian paint with yellow stains. In March he said he will fix it and I have been waiting ever since and today he told me he is only responsible to paint with regular... Read more »
My ex boyfriend refused/refuses to return my fathers ashes. I live in Florida and he lives in Texas, and with the covid travel restrictions I cannot travel there to file a claim against him myself, but I’ve read an attorney can do so for me. He’s said the ashes were disposed of but I can’t... Read more »
Whatever type of attorney is needed, he/she must be a member of the Texas Bar in order to represent you in Texas court. Unless your ex took the ashes from Fla. to Texas, he would have to be sued in Texas. Also, if Texas Court's operate the same as Florida's, you don't have to...Read more »
I own a condo in FL and the management office had contacted me many times stating that the unit below me was experiencing water damage from my condo bathroom. Since I live out of town I asked the mgr who phoned me to have condo maintenance handyman inspect. Maintenance eported back that there was... Read more »
It’s from 2015 or 2016. The account got closed and because of interest the amount owed doubled. A company bought the account and is taking me to small claims, all of this during a pandemic! Do I have to show up/do the zoom? Do I need a lawyer.
Yes, always be sure to show up and fight them as they are always trying to get default judgments, that is their game mainly. Also, they bought the debt, they need to prove they have ownership of the debt and are the rightful person to collect upon it, can they prove they are the owner and the debt...Read more »
So I am technically on an expired license, and the lady also does not have a valid driver’s license, so she did not call the police. This happened in a parking lot of a convenience store. No police reports filed. Info exchanged (my phone number and ID) and she took a photo of the license plate. I... Read more »
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