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  1. i am 20 years old and me and my husband are trying to get custody of my sister and possibly my brother they are4 living with my mom right now but she married a sexual predator just after divorcing my dad. I am looking for any way to get them out of that house my mom is not in the right mindset to have them in that house. I just want to protect them from this man. and just another piece of info she knew marring him that he was a predator and that he was her cousin!!! someone please help me.
  2. I want to hire a Landlord Attorney in Boca Raton, FL to deal with Ex-Tenant $3,817.00 damage of my house. If Tenant pays the damage without lawsuit, my attorney gets half of what Tenant paid and I get half, too. In case that my Attorney has to file lawsuit, Tenant pays my attorney lawsuit fee and I get $3,817 if Tenant is losing party in the lawsuit, or my Attorney and I do not get paid if Tenant is winning party in the lawsuit. If you are an Attorney in Boca Raton and want to know more details, please call or text me 813-334-4089 Thank you, David Chen
  3. Just got our lease, 7 pages long, he put a clause "Tenant accepts entirely the responsibility for recharging air conditioner compressor and the cleaning of furnace or replacement of filters." This a legally enforceable term? Another one here: Tenant is responsible for all glass, screen, and storm door repairs. Tenant is responsible for all plumbing repairs including faucets, leaks, stopped up pipes, frozen pipes, water damage, and bathroom caulking. Landlord will assist with major repairs over $100. Anybody in Florida find objection to these terms. It's a 3/2 home in Cape Coral.
  4. I've lived in a community with a HOA for 20 yrs. In January the HOA hired a new management company. When the previous management company transferred the records to this new one, it seems that the oldest records they have start in January 2008. Somehow in the transfer my account statement from 2008 appears with an initial balance (monthly payments appear due from before Jan 2008). I have automatic/recurring bill pay setup in my bank website since 2000 to pay the HOA, and the check goes out like clockwork. I was a frequent caller to the previous management company to talk to the person in charge of my HOA's account for different reasons, questions, problems, to check if payment for a special assessment had been received, etc. In recent calls I remember asking her if everything was OK with my account, and she said "yes". I never received any communication that anything was owed. I explained that to the new management company, and asked them to tell me the years and months that were due (in order to find proof of payment documentation), but they say they were not given those records, they only have 2008 and after. The old management company told me that by law they can't work or look at my records anymore after they're transferred. This week I received a statement with a coupon to "please pay", but it has no due date. I pay everything on time. In 20 years living here, I have their payments going out by paper check automaticly from the bank. I'm concerned b/c those people can't care less. Does the statute of limitation apply to this kind of debt? In Florida I think it's 4 or 5 years. Can they put a lien on my property? Is the burden of proof on them--as they're claiming that I owe--in this situation? What should I do?
  5. Purchasing (land contract) 4.8 acres in Gadsdan County. There are no restrictions from the company we are purchasing the property from. Before moving I called the building department and asked questions. They said I could put an RV on the property while we build a home. When it was time to move the RV fell through so we put up tents on April 15th. The last week in April a Sheriff stopped by said he had some complaints. He did not write anything up nor did he give any verbal warning. On May 5th the Gadsden County Code Enforcement was here took 2 pictures of our camping area and gave me a Notice Of Violation. Violation Type: Tent on property. Living in. And said I needed to come in and talk to them. On May 8th we went in and talked to them. Said we had to have the tents down and off the property within the 14 days from notice. We tried to talk to them to work something else out, like the RV that was suppose to be okay over the phone was no longer okay. The code enforcement guy said repeatedly "you just need to disappear". I need to find out if we have any legal foot to stand our ground.
  6. I should have read the lease and made sure i understood the exact terms of the lease but hindsight is 20/20. I gave 6 weeks notice to my landlord (in lease 2 months) that we would be moving, we had been tenants for a little over 5 years. Never signed a lease other the the first one signed, went to month to month. She said okay, but you understand 2 months is what the lease said. I told her i understood, but could she understand too? I was told okay based on home being able to be turn over quickly. We were delayed in moving everything out and she said no problem, just get it done as quickly as possible. She came in and did a walk through as we were packing, said everything looked good, thanked us for being great tenants, but please hurry to move so she could turn property around. We were moving things in and out everyday, during this time the garage door broke for the third time. I had had it repair by my work handy man the first 2 times, this time he could not repair the (original/house built in the 1980's) garage door. He did however close and secure it. She is now saying I am responsible for all of the cost for repairing the garage door, she said I am being charged for the total repair. In addition, she is charging me to fix the sliders to the backyard, again original to house. Also, (referenced above-read your lease from top to bottom!), we were responsible for painting the house when we left, hindsight!! so I understand I need to pay for her hiring someone to come do it as well as supplies. I do accept responsibility for the repairs, and the extra rent due for the extended time we were at the property, i do think however that in a house that old things get worn out like sliding doors, garage doors, why do i have to pay the the whole bill? Please advise because i need to respond to her asap, with payment. Also, when we discussed the "damages" I explained I could not pay everything upfront, i did/do not have all of the money she is asking for, can a lump sum be paid with payments, is the that a reasonable request?
  7. Facts: I just found out via a solicitation email that a creditor is suing me. I looked up the case number this morning and learned that I had a pre-trial hearing scheduled today, which I missed of course. I also see where they plaintiff filed an affidavit showing they tried to serve me but where unccessful. Let me clarify, I was in no-way every dodging a server! I looked later today and see where the hearing was cancelled because I was not served. The amount they claim I owe is less than six-hundred dollars, but I am concerned with having a judgement on my credit, and that judgement including the "debt amount" plus fees. I will definitely not avoid the situation. Not sure if it is relevant, but I have been working with Lexington law who has filed letters to the creditor. My dilemma: With the amount being so small, would an attorney potentially cost me more that the judgement? is it reasonable to represent myself and are there resources to help? I honestly don't mind hiring an attorney and would prefer not to do it myself, but I don't want to spend $2000 to save $600... Any Florida Attorneys that offer a free or low cost consultation, preferably via phone/email due to my work schedule?
  8. I'm just going to tell you guys what happened and let you tell me what you think. It was october 20,2015 and I took my grandfather to get blood work. As a good grandson I agreed to always help in anyway I can to help my grandparents if they need it. My uncle asked me to take grandpa to get blood work and I agreed. I took him to get blood work. I noticed the phlebotomist wasn't washing her hands in between patients. I told my grandfather and told him I would say something if she didn't wash her hands. I did say something but that was after allowing my grandfather to be seen by this lady and she never washed her hands. If grandpa gets sick or even dies from some kind of disease because of this event, am I criminally liable for letting it happen?
  9. My daughter has health insurance under the ACA Florida Blue as she is self employed. She recently had a baby. She was told last open enrollment by Florida Blue that when the baby was born all she would have to do was let FL. Blue know the baby's birthdate to enroll the baby on her plan. Baby is now born & she is now being told by both Fed website person answering phone & FL Blue she has to apply for Florida Medicaid for the baby & if denied, then the baby can be enrolled on her plan. She does not want Medicaid for herself or the baby & will be back to work in another 3 weeks now since the baby is 3 weeks old. So it appears this baby is in limbo right now & has no health insurance. My daughter just received a $500.00 bill from the peditrician. Doesn't Fl Blue have to cover the baby for 30 days after birth?
  10. I am executor of my mother's estate, there is something in it that I do not understand. What is the meaning of "without stirrups". Or "with stirrups"? I live in NY state, more m lives in Florida.
  11. Dad died years ago, Mom recently. If there is something I need to do, the time window is small. Section 732.402 Fla. Stat. 732.402 Exempt property.— (1) If a decedent was domiciled in this state at the time of death, the surviving spouse, or, if there is no surviving spouse, the children of the decedent shall have the right to a share of the estate of the decedent as provided in this section, to be designated “exempt property.” (When it says “the children of the decedent” does that mean only minors? Because if it does, then the rest doesn't matter.) The exempt property is a house. My sister and I are the grown children. Mom left the house to my sister and her husband. The will says: ARTICLE VI Specific Bequest I give my homestead property to my daughter, ___ and my son-in-law,___ in equal shares, or to the survivor of the two if one has predeceased me. 732.402 (5) says: Property specifically or demonstratively devised by the decedent’s will to any devisee shall not be included in exempt property. I'm guessing that means, a specific bequest overrides the part about “the children of the decedent.” But something inside asks, “Is this a raw deal?”
  12. My daughters father and I currently share custody I get her 5 days he gets her 2 days because of his work schedule. A while back we got into a heated argument via text and I mentioned suicide. I felt like I was at a breaking point. All I did was go home and went to sleep. I never attempted it as a matter of fact when I got home I forgot about it. I take extra care of my daughter in terms of dr visits getting the proper nutrition she always cleaned and well groomed he hasn't done much for her by the way my question is can he used that text message I sent months ago about suicide against me and I lose custody of my daughter even though I have never attempted it?
  13. Hello, I recently applied on a company website thru indeed, online. The offered position is filling shelves wi the companies products. I have years of experience all the way up into management. I filled out all necessary questions and their assessment qiestionaire. " I also checked the box for my age, over 55. Also checked another , that I had a disability. The companies website kicks back their response; " sorry but I wasnt chosen as their preferred applicant " Is this a discrimination against me ? Thank you
  14. My daughter broke her lease as she did something stupid -drunk in a public place- and was arrested, spent 2 weeks in jail. I informed the landlord she would no longer be living there but was in jail. I called to get her deposit back and was assured they had no problem with that....until the manager became rude on the phone and yelled....WE HAVE 30 DAYS! So we waited and 2 days ago went back in for it, told we were not getting it back because we broke the lease. She states a letter of intent was sent out...seemed nervous about it though. Checked all the post offices and changed her address with the post office before it was sent out...post office has no idea about such certified letter. Called our local sheriff who stated they did not formally evict her from the home. The home was vacant last month which she legally owes for. This month they have a pending application on the home so this removes her responsibility. Can we legally get her security deposit back? Thank you very much.
  15. Is it possible to obtain guardianship for healthcare and other situations (not financial) on a minor child without terminating parental rights? My granddaughter is not receiving the healthcare she needs with her mother. She lives with me about 95% of the time but I don't want to fight my daughter for custody or cut her out of my granddaughter's life. I just want to be able to take her to the doctor or dentist when she needs to go. My daughter is not taking care of her health issues.
  16. My father died in Florida in 1999. His will named me as his personal representative - and also directed that all of his assets be distributed to a trust he had established. I was named as trustee of the trust. I recorded both the the will and the trust with the circuit court of the county a day or so after his death. Both documents are stamped and I kept the receipts from the clerk of courts for the filing fees. A lawyer I consulted at the time said nothing had to be probated as all assets were distributed directly to the trust. Flash forward to 2017 - several family members were notified by a company to inform us they had discovered some unclaimed funds of my deceased father's being held by the state of Florida. This company offered their assistance in recovering these assets - for a hefty fee. Unfortunately a few family members signed Limited Powers of Attorney and Full Disclosure Statements provided by this company. I went onto Florida's unclaimed property website and saw that recovering the property ourselves - without paying the hefty fees of the company - is a very easy process so I notified the company representative that I planned to file the claim myself and do not need his assistance. In that correspondence, I also indicated that the distribution of the assets that this company had presented was not in line with what had been outlined by the will or trust. The company said they were under the impression there was no will. Just today I received a certified letter from an attorney retained by the company requesting a copy of the will. It goes on to state that if there is a will and I am the custodian than I have a legal obligation to provide them with a copy of it. This is being driven by the company who wants their fee - not by my family members who regret that they signed the documents with the company. They would prefer that I recover the assets. My understanding is that since we did not have to go through probate, the will is not part of public record (even though I recorded it with the county clerk of courts) and therefore I do not have to provide them with a copy of the will. Is that correct? Also, I saw on the Florida website that if multiple claims are filed, they will recognize the first complete claim they receive. I assume that because this company will never get a power of attorney from me, and I will never sign the statement of full disclosure (which allows them to charge fees higher than what would normally be permitted) they will not be able to file a complete claim. I am a the personal representative, trustee, and a beneficiary so I do not think they could move forward without my cooperation. Is that correct? Many thanks for any and all advice.
  17. I need a pro bono for my son he needs help we going go trial in May!! Please help me!! Its a criminal case!!
  18. Terminated from private owner (under 15). She is also has some "federal contracts", does this federal entitlement subject them to strickter guidelines under ADA or Title V11 ?
  19. I am on felony Probation and the Probation officers are harassing me constantly. Today they told me if I did not find a person they are looking for that they will return to arrest me . The reason they say is because another officer saw me driving someone to court in December or January. Neither one of those months are true! I never drove anyone anywhere. What are my Rights? This seems like extortion to me.
  20. My mother passed away 24 years ago. In December I went to the cemetery to place flowers for Christmas and her headstone was gone. I went to the office and was told that my father had a unpaid balance from 1993. They never sent a bill, certified notice, or called and all the information on file was correct. I was told by an employee certified mail didn't exist in 1993 and that my fathers plot was sold due to the unpaid balance. We then were made to buy a new headstone. I was told the original that had been there 23 years had been placed in storage because it was a double marker and it had to be a single marker. We were not notified before the headstone was removed. I was told I could take the original as it belonged to us. That it was marble and bronze and I could scrap it. The new 1800.00 marker was installed 2 months later. The new marker had the wrong birth date on it. It also was in the wrong spot. When I told the same office person she responded with maybe your mother would enjoy being 2 years younger. Maybe if she was here she might but she isn't here to speak for herself. I was then told I would have to purchase a whole new headstone so that would be 3600.00 in 2 months for headstones. When I explained I was not buying a 3rd marker for their mistake as they should have checked records and had someone verify the dates as my father who is going through chemo for prostate cancer and is very ill ordered and signed for the order to be placed. They called back later that day to say they would fix it at no charge. So I go to the cemetery to see the new headstone that conveniently came in 2 weeks and it's in the wrong spot. So I call the office and inform them the new stone is not where it should be. They get their map out and it seems the original and 2nd marker were both placed in the wrong spot. For 24 years we were visiting a empty plot. The operation manager with a chip on his shoulders basically tells me in such a sarcastic pissy tone that everything should be fine now that they ate the costs for the new stone and after this man treating me horribly for 20 minutes I looked at him and said had you sent a bill or certified letter that employee claimed didn't exist in 1993, 24 years ago I wouldn't be out 1800.00 for a new stone. Or had you not put the wrong Birthday on the 2nd one you wouldn't be out that money now would you? And further more no things are not fixed. It's destroyed our family, the stress and grief is insurmountable. I feel like I've lost my mother all over again. My father can't be buried next to her because you sold a plot that was already sold without notifying the family. You then made 5-10 times more off that plot than we paid for it and your response of we could always dig her up and move her to another plot but we would have to pay for two new plots. This whole ordeal has sent my anxiety through the roof. I feel as though I lost my mother all over again and these people we paid good money to act like she was just a inconvenience to them. I have lost weight due constant nausea and vomiting from dealing with the cemetery people. I don't sleep, I have been having horrible nightmares. It's triggered my ptsd and nothing has been helping. She died tragically and I witnessed it at 6 yrs old. Can a cemetery sell a plot without sending a bill for 23 years? My father and grandfather both swear it was paid in full yet my father can't find the original paperwork. His mind isn't right due to chemo and being so ill. We haven't had luck locating it. Can I sue the cemetery for double selling a plot? Can anything be done about them removing her headstone without contacting us leaving her in a unmarked grave for several months? Who would I file a complaint with? Can we ask for pain and suffering?
  21. In October, 2016, my husband started to back out of a parking space at a local supermarket. Barely moving, he tapped the driver side door of another vehicle looking for a space. We both stopped our vehicles, other driver jumps out of shouting "You hit my car". While she is calling police, we take pictures of her car and only find minor scratches. Police takes report, ask if we need an ambulance and we both say no. Get copy of police report so we can notify our insurance company and note that she told police she has a current auto accident claim pending. Have no idea why she would say that. Anyway, long story short, we get letter from her lawyer for personal injury. Provide info requested and do not hear anything for over 4 months, until the other day. Our insurance company send us a letter saying they are paying the other driver's lawyer $100,000 (our insurance limit) !!! Also enclosed was her lawyer's letter outlining surgery she had for cervical fusion totalling $112,000 , not including the hospital bill. Lawyers DEMANDED $100,00 or else.. My insurance just paid it without even consulting us. Finally spoke to our insurance who said they never sent a claims adjuster or had any contact with her lawyer all these months but they made decision just to pay. They will be sending us a waiver release form to cover us. Something is seriously wrong here...don't know who or which agency to contact to report what I believe is fraud. Anyone with recommendations or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. This is just not right. This affects everyone with insurance. Thank you.
  22. Looking for guidance as to where to locate documentation and case law to support the addition of in-kind/barter income to parties child support calculation.
  23. Does my printer have the right to rectify a printing job due to poor print quality before providing a refund?
  24. In 2010 I was granted a divorce from my ex wife. We came to a marital settlement agreement, and she was to keep the marital home. My attorney informed that if I quitclaim deeded the home to her that I would be held harmless and free and clear of any future legal claims or financial responsibility related to the home, so I quitclaim deeded the house to her. I later found out that his advice was incorrect and that the mortgage we signed when we purchased the home was still binding on me. at one time she was not paying the mortgage in a timely manner and it was adversely affecting my credit.. Of late she is all caught upon the payments. I've been trying to purchase a a home with my new wife and can't get a loan because the prior mortgage keeps showing up. I later found that my attorney should have added a clause for my ex to have the home refinanced in her own name. I also found out that she got a loan modification on the home which I believe should have required my signature if I was on the original loan. How can I get my name legally removed from this mortgage, and move on with my life?
  25. I was helping out my grandfather and took him to get bloodwork one day. We got into an argument there and I absolutely was pissed. The lady who took his blood didn't wash her hands or change gloves before seeing my grandfather. She had handled blood samples and urine before him. Instead of asking her to wash her hands like I should have. I decided to let it go because I wanted him to get a disease and die. I didn't know of any disease that could have been present but that's what was in my mind. I truly regret this. Was this a criminal act on my part?