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Florida is a state in the southeast United States

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Having a body exhumed and reburied elsewhere

My mother was buried by her husband (second marriage) in a military graveyard in the state of Florida in 2016. The cemetery was counter to her (verbal) wishes and we, her children, would never have ...
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When does child support end?

Assume that a person lives in Florida, and his children live with his ex-wife in Virginia. He is under a court order to pay child support. When does the obligation to pay child support end? Should it ...
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Is it possible to seek a declaratory judgment without having a dispute / opposing sides?

Specifics: I am a board member of a condominium association in Florida, U.S. Our governing documents (articles of incorporation, declaration of condominium, by-laws) are completely silent on the ...
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Elderly man cannot care for himself but refuses nursing home. Wife/primary caretaker cannot care for him. Options?

Background A married couple I know have a large age difference - about 20 years. The husband has been "dying" for literally 6 or 7 years now - in and out of hospice a number of times, and then was ...
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Hospital refuses to allow me to talk to their billing department - are there any laws/regulations that I can use to help them change their minds?

Background here: Hospital billed me for services that I explicitly refused. Are there any legal ramifications for hospital?. In short, my wife visited a hospital and was grossly mis-billed. In total ...
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Hospital billed me for services that I explicitly refused. Are there any legal ramifications for hospital?

(well, my wife). Background - we lost a pregnancy early this year. Got pregnant again. Wife had some spotting during first trimester, became panicky, and rushed off to a hospital. The main thing ...
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Florida Law: Can email be used in place of USPS to receive notifications \ messages?

I travel a lot and can not rely on USPS mail. How could I substitute an e-mail address for a USPS physical address, with respect to a legal matter in Florida small claims court?
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Can a voided option contract be transferred to a new company?

I gave a deposit of $10,000 and signed an option contract with a franchisor for a franchise to open within 12 months or the contract was void. The franchisor failed to deliver and refuses to refund my ...
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Why are Florida prosecutors filing for manslaughter rather than murder in the case of Michael Drejka?

Florida prosecutors filed to charge Michael Drejka with manslaughter rather than murder in August 2018. If convicted of manslaughter, Drejka can be sentenced to up to 30 years rather than receive ...
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What recourse does an ex-employee have when commission/wages are being withheld by employer?

I recently left a position while still owed commissions for a deal that closed after my departure. My activities, duties, etc. on this deal were completed. I simply needed to wait for the other ...
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Can you block the sidewalk in front of your house in a gated community?

We been getting window stickers in a gated community about parking on our driveway and partly blocking sidewalks. Is it legal or not?
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Paid apartment complex full month's rent on the 29th. 2 days later on the 1st I was asked to pay an additional full month

Since the apartment complex I moved into state they do not prorate rent, but I was still asked to pay the full month's rent value on the 29th, I assumed that meant I would have to pay every 30 days as ...
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Is it legal to impersonate an abstract lawyer?

I would like to request a copy of my contract from a previous employer, where most of the staff is juridically uneducated people. I'm afraid that if I introduce myself, HR would realize that I am a ...
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Foreclosure on a Business Loan

Assuming that the due diligence has been performed, what is involved in foreclosing on a business loan? Said business is currently owned by an investment group. That group owes two payments that ...
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Am I liable for 20 year old water bill for a house I bought?

I bought a house in Florida in 2017 and when I went to get the water service turned on they told me there is a water bill from 1998 and I need to pay it. Is it my responsibility even if I didn't own ...
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Is it legal to ask someone their birthday in an interview?

I'm applying for a job where they want a lot of personal details from me. The HR rep specifically asked me for my birth date. I heard this is illegal, is it true? If relevant, the question was asked ...
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Can I buy a $ 500 lot as a foreigner to register a car in Florida?

I travel a lot to the United States (Florida). I would like to have my own car registered in the country instead of renting all the time. In long-term this will be cheaper and more comfortable. I ...
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In USA, is it possible to end up being called to jury duty even if you have not registered to vote?

My friend received a letter summoning her to jury duty. She has not received anything like that before, even though she is now in her 40's and has been a U.S. citizen all her life. Also she never ...
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Can you claim unemployment benefits while driving for a ride-sharing company in Florida?

I've been working in one full-time job for over 5 years. In the past year or so, I started driving for a couple ride-sharing companies to supplement my income. Now, I'm being laid off from my primary ...
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Was the officer assigned to Parkland school legally obligated to intervene?

This question is related to Are police legally required to stop a crime they see being committed?, but IMHO there is a twist. Although SCOTUS decided multiple times, as in Town of Castle Rock v. ...
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Does a landlord have to rent to someone even if it makes the other tenants uncomfortable?

Let's say I rent a 3 bedroom house in Florida to 3 women from a university in their 20's. Then one moves out and a 40 year old male applicant applies for the vacancy with great numbers on paper. I ...
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When a Florida Appellate court issues a PCA, against their own prior rulings, what are the options?

The scenario is -- When a Florida Appellate court issues a PCA without opinion, against their own prior rulings, what are the options? In a Florida civil appellate family law case, the 2DCA issues a ...
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Lack of residential lease and my rights as a tenant

Roommate is on the lease, I am not. The landlord knows I live here but states that in the state of Florida it is illegal to rent a home to two families so she cannot put me on the lease. My question ...
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Inherited guns in Florida

My step-dad gave my son who is 24 years old and is eligible to own a gun legally all of his guns before he died. This includes several shotguns, rifles and handguns. He died with no will. My son was ...
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Tax Deed Sales Florida - Address requirements

I live in Europe and would like to bid on some tax deed sales in the Jacksonville area. Can I use my foreign address in the property record and in the deed? For example when i purchase an estate ...
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Construction next door damaged our fence, what can I do?

Several months back construction started in the empty lot next door. They essentially built a house there, and in the process dug up a lot of dirt and gravel. The construction workers dumped this ...
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Answering to eviction case with no “final judgement”

I have a friend who has an eviction on his record. I'm trying to help him get it removed since when I looked up the case, there is no "final judgement" or "writ of possession" and it still shows up as ...
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Should I be taxed on electricity in Florida as a private resident?

I live in Tallahassee, Florida where everyone gets their electricity from Talgov. I recently looked at my utility bills and realized my electricity charges were about 10-11% larger each month than I ...
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Required to have a fishing license if homeless?

Lets say an individual is homeless. He has no source of income and simply wanders around with a small bag of personal items. Included in the items are a fishing pole and several fishing lures. He ...
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Will I be liable for injuries to someone else resulting from defending myself in a confrontation?

Let's say you are eating dinner with your family at a restaurant in Florida that has some outside seating. In the middle of your meal, a young man proceeds to try to sell you his mix tape. You ...
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Refusing to cooperate with Police

Lets say a person has been "Terry Stop"ed. The person does not carry any id with them. As the Police continue to question the individual, he advises them that he will be remaining silent and not ...
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Evidence found during police search of incorrect address listed on search warrant

A warehouse is a single structure with several divided units separated by concrete walls. These units have different sequential addresses; 1000 Fake St (unit A) 1001 Fake St (unit B) 1002 Fake St (...
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A violation of Florida Statute 790.15

If a group of friends goes out several miles into Everglades National Park and does some target shooting. Are they violating Florida Statute 790.15? What about if they were on any "Public" land that ...
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Firearm restriction while open carrying in Florida

A person is going fishing out into the Everglades. They make the decision to open carry a firearm. Are there any restrictions as to the type (Shotguns, Rifles, Pistols, etc) of firearms a person can ...
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Lawful possession and transport of a firearm without a permit on foot in Florida?

Lets say Bob goes out to the gun range with a friend. They drove to the gun range. Bobs friend has an emergency and leaves Bob stranded. Bob has no one to who can pick him up. Bob wants to go from ...
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What could be the legal consequences of the “street justice” beating of a person by another?

A pervert walks past some kids and sexually exposes themselves. They then walk towards the father of the children they just exposed themselves to, as words were exchanged. The father proceeds to exact ...
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Expired concealed weapons license in Florida

Lets say someone is walking to the gas station and they're armed with a concealed firearm. They have thier concealed weapons licence. A police officer decide to do a terry stop. In the process of ...
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In Florida, do you need to physically hand over your licence to Police?

According to Florida Statues 322.15, It states; License to be carried and exhibited on demand; fingerprint to be imprinted upon a citation. Does this mean you only need to present the drivers ...
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Deadly force allowed during a forcible felony in Florida?

You are at a stop light and see a person with a firearm run up to the car in front of you. They attempt to open the door and see a struggle begin as the door opens. You are absolutely sure this is a ...
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If someone has left their residence for a few days, due to fear of the homeowner, can they get a restraining order against the homeowner and return?

My mother and I fled our home this weekend due to concerns for our safety, caused by my step-father. We're staying at a friend's house across town while we sort things out. The home is one which we ...
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Expired tag sweep in a private apartment parking lot in Florida

My apartment complex sent the following: Loree Residents - On Monday (9/25) Loree Management in-part with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, will be conducting an expired tag search for all ...
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Does Death terminate a lease in Florida?

If I sign a lease for 12 months and die in month 7 from an unexpected car crash, is my estate responsible for closing out my residential lease in the manner defined by the contract (advance notice of ...
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AND Logic: recovery of rental property

CONTEXT A tenant in Florida passes away. Based on this attorney's evaluation In this instance, Florida law prevents a landlord from recovering possession of the rental unit except when the last ...
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Is it breaking and entering to open an unlocked for-sale car at a closed car dealership?

Some people like to shop for cars when car dealerships are closed to avoid the salesmen. While looking at cars for sale at a closed car dealership, is it breaking and entering to open the door of an ...
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Do any laws exist which protect a mother without shorterm disability from losing her job due to leave for pregnancy complications?

My wife is pregnant and also in the process of switching her work status from "benefited" to "non-benefited" (she's a nurse). We use my benefits only (for the most part), and the pay bump is about $13,...
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can I submit a new insurance claim on roof damage after unpaid claim unrepaired

I am a long time member on the developer/code side of StackExchange, but this is my first time on the legal forum, and I confess that I hate questions like this over on the developers' forum -- that ...
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Collections from a dissolved entity in Florida

If a corporation in Florida owes a business money, but the the debtor entity is now dissolved, what collections avenues are available to the creditor? Furthermore, can the creditor pursue the ...
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Does a landlord owe you rent back if amenities on the lease are not available? (Florida, Broward County)

I'm in somewhat of a nightmare situation, where the property I am renting is currently under heavy construction, rendering many of the amenities I pay for inaccessible. Specifically, the pool, ...
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Contacting the opposition

A young lady (21) is connected to our family through friendship. Over the last year or so she has had a rough go of it. Central to these issues is a legal dispute with her step-father and the mother ...
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Can a deliquent become a director in a Florida Condo?

Florida Condo law is governed by Florida Statues 718. Can a director candidate be eligible for office if they are 90 days delinquent for a nonpayment of late fee? Given that there is a section that ...