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Sammid J Mansoor

Leesburg Estate Planning Attorney.

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  1. What are my rights and where should I start?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Sammid J Mansoor
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    FIRST - DO NOT DO ANYTHING THAT WILL PUT YOU IN DANGER. - Throwing allegations that cannot be proven may backfire. If there is truth to your story, talk with an attorney and then go to the police. Second - The best place to start is to go to an attorney that specializes in family law in your area. If you are not in a financial position to retain an attorney, you can go to a women's shelter or legal services, which work with attorneys that can help. However in your case, you do have assets,...

  2. Can I sue him and get my money back?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Joseph A Blaszkow
    2. Sammid J Mansoor
    2 lawyer answers

    Short Answer - You probably could sue him. An examination of your documents and both his and your financial situation is required to make the determination, of whether it is worthwhile for you to sue him. There are going to be several factors that need to be evaluated, but most importantly right now, we need to make sure you have not exceed the statute of limitations (the time which you have to bring suit) has not expired. If you require some more assistance, we would like to offer...

  3. I recently purchased a new truck and was told that I needed a co-signer. Come to find out that was not true. what can I do?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Sammid J Mansoor
    1 lawyer answer

    Short Answer - Yes it was probably legal. When you go to purchase a car/truck, the dealer offers financing as a convenience to you. This convenience creates an opportunity for them to make money for placing a loan. You generally are not required to take their financing, are probably are free to pay it off early without penalty. Consult your loan documents on whether there is a pre-payment penalty. The dealers may finance the vehicle themselves, but most likely they are simply brokering...

  4. Property Owners Association not complying with laws

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Sammid J Mansoor
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    If an individual commits a misdemeanor, you can contact your local police department and report the crime. As far as how many misdemeanors does it take to make a felony? Short Answer: Depends on the misdemeanor. - A misdemeanor is a crime that is punishible by less than 1 year incarceration. - A felony is a crime that is punishable by 1 year or more incarceration. If an individual commits several misdemeanors, he may never actually commit a crime that equals a felony. There are...

  5. Can a landlord sue you for back rent after you have moved from a home?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Charles Edward Mcwilliams Jr.
    2. Sammid J Mansoor
    2 lawyer answers

    Short answer - Yes a landlord can sue a tenant for past due rent. You have a contractual obligation to pay the rent throughout the lease term, or your tenancy. If you fail to meet this obligation, he can file a lawsuit to recover. Once he has received a judgment he may not be able to collect, however the damage inflicted to your credit will make your road to recovery much more difficult. And you will likely eventually have to pay the judgment at some point. As you have indicated there...

  6. Seeking Criminal Defense Attorney Pro Bono

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Shawn Mills
    2. Michael G. Levine
    3. John Leif Fossum
    4. Andrew Mark Weisberg
    5. Brian Daniel Geno
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    Have you sought a court appointed attorney? 6th amendment A defendant has the right to be represented by the attorney(s) of his choice or may represent himself. “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district where in the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted...

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  7. Is there a conflict of interest in family court when the respondent does business with the judge?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Sammid J Mansoor
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    The Following is an excerpt from the TN Canon of Judicial Ethics CANON 4 — A Judge Shall So Conduct the Judge's Extra-Judicial Activities as to Minimize the Risk of Conflict with Judicial Obligations A. Extra-Judicial Activities in General. A judge shall conduct all of the judge's extra-judicial activities so that they do not: (1) cast reasonable doubt on the judge's capacity to act impartially as a judge; (2) demean the judicial office; or (3) interfere with the proper performance...

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  8. Do I have any rights about renewing my lease. The landlord has not given 30 days notice. He has not offered a new lease.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Sammid J Mansoor
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    You need to read the lease to determine your rights. at first glance, a note pinned to the door on 5/6 saying you need to vacate by 5/31 is probably not enough notice. While this might not renew your lease it may buy you a little more time to find a new place. Good Luck and if you need further information, feel free to contact me. Sam NOTE: If you find this response helpful, please click on the “thumbs up” button at the bottom. Disclaimer The hiring of a lawyer is an important...

  9. When a family member adopts my children from DCF Custody will his girlfriend go down as adopting them also?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jeanne Trudeau Tate
    2. Sammid J Mansoor
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    The purpose of adoption is to place children who have been permanently and legally separated from their birth parents with a new family. It is a social and legal process which gives new parent(s) the same rights and obligations as biological parents. In Fl, a prospective adoptive parent must be approved by the courts, and the adoption is not final until a 6 month supervision period has been completed. After that period, the adoptive parent and his attorney will appear before the judge and...

  10. Just notified of a fta bench warrant in family court. Will I be able to fly domestic.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Sammid J Mansoor
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    Long and short it is a risk. The airlines do not enforce bench warrants, law enforcement enforces them. When you check in at the airline counter, there generally is not any red flag that pops up informing the gate agent that a family court is looking for you, and generally the TSA will not be notified either. That being said, technology is becoming more and more advanced every day, and there is no guarantee that a new database has become available to the government, in which you will be...