I would contact local counsel as soon as possible. In the interim, be sure you document document document. Take pictures, keep records of what people said, etc.
The police are not licensed to provide legal advice, thus, sometimes they provide the wrong advice. In addition, whether or not someone was ticketed may not matter.
This could be an example of comparative negligence (both parties are at fault).
Think of the mediated agreement as a binding contract between the parties. Generally speaking, it is hard to get the mediated agreement thrown out (Motion to Set Aside Mediated Agreement), absent fraud, duress, etc., and then go straight to a final hearing.
If you are following the agreement, then you should not be in contempt.
I would speak to an attorney as soon as possible. It sounds like the agreement needs to be incorporated into a Final Judgment first, and then everyone can go...
Based on the information provided, my answer would be "no," you are not liable as long as you did not sign any documents stating that you would pay the amounts owed. If they sued your mother, then as long as you were not named in the suit, the judgment is against your mother alone.
A judgments is simply a piece of paper. The prevailing party next has to collect on that judgment by way of liens or garnishments. A judgment is also good for 20 years in the State of Florida.
If your mother...
Yes, happens all the time, along with A/C unit being tenant's responsibility, insurance, etc. In commercial leases, you can negotiate almost anything based on standard contract law....provided it complies with section 83.
Have an attorney review the lease though for your sake.
Are dog's provided for in the lease. If not, then 7-day notice of noncompliance with opportunity to cure (unless this would be a second notice, then 7-day with no opp. to cure).
If dog's are provided for in the lease, then same scenario. Tenant should be given notice of the problem, and a chance to fix it or you will terminate their lease.
Send all notices by certified mail, return receipt requested.
Section 83, Florida Statutes.
First, I am sorry to hear about this and you and your family are in my thoughts.
To answer your question, yes, yes, yes. Although Florida Statutes provide a default if there exists no health care surrogate, it is best to have this in writing so there is not doubt as to your wife's wishes.
I would get a POA, healthcare surrogate, living will, and last will and testament done asap. Don't even have to be married to do this. Don't hesitate as the person signing needs to filly comprehend...
I caution anyone going to a paralegal for document drafting. I strongly advise you to speak to an attorney. While you may not be able to afford their fees, a free consult oftentimes is beneficial.
We would first need additional facts, for example, did each person have a separate lease for his/her bedroom payable directly to LL? If so, and the LL allowed her to vacate, then you have no cause as the lease was between her and the LL.
Otherwise please advise.