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Matthew Howard Hinson

Jacksonville Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. Who are legal inheritors in Puerto Rico?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Howard Hinson
    2. Grisel Morales
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with the above attorney, if the decedent passed away in Puerto Rico and the property is in Puerto Rico, you need to seek counsel from someone licensed to practice law there. In Florida, your situation would be affected both by probate law (how property passes when there is or is not a will) as well as Florida Homestead laws (possibly). You should seek an attorney in the appropriate jurisdiction. Best of luck!

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  2. FLORIDA TENANT AND LANDLORD QUESTION ON WITHHOLDING MONEY FROM DEPOSIT FOR DAMAGE AND RETURNING BALANCE

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Barbara Billiot Stage
    2. Carol Lynne Zimmerly
    3. Matthew Howard Hinson
    3 lawyer answers

    I would add to the above answers by stating that, in my experience, sometimes better communication between landlords/tenants solve lots of issues when parties are being stubborn. If you have not already done so, you may want to inform them of why you need their new address (i.e., its required so that you can deal with the issue of the security deposit), not just telling them they need to provide it based on the lease. They may, or may not, be more cooperative. In all, you may need to...

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  3. Withholding rent payment

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Howard Hinson
    2. Joshua L Fenton
    2 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, landlord/tenant law is an area that is governed by both statutory and contractual law, as well as decisions handed down by appellate courts. Thus, they are very fact specific to your particular matter. First, you must look to the contract and the obligations/remedies that the contract provides for both parties. Second, you must look to Florida Statutes. Florida Statute 83.60 sets out a specific procedure that, if you are allowed by law or by contract to withhold rent, you...

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  4. Landlord/tenant-direct deposit

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jed R Prest
    2. Matthew Howard Hinson
    2 lawyer answers

    Your questions appears to have both practical and legal aspects to it. From a practical aspect, it is difficult to "guarantee" uninterrupted rent payments, but I would agree that direct deposit is one of the better ways to collect. You may want to also consider discussing this matter with a landlord/tenant attorney in Jacksonville to ensure that you are protecting yourself with a lease that provides you with efficient remedies should the potential tenant default in the future. All the best!

  5. How can one serve Adversary Petition in Probate Action (Mail or Process Server)?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Howard Hinson
    2. Bret A. Schnitzer
    3. Eric Jerome Gold
    3 lawyer answers

    Florida Probate Rule 5.040(3) covers the methods in which formal notice shall be served.

  6. Am I required to pay rent?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Nicholas Mermiges
    2. Matthew Howard Hinson
    2 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, landlord/tenant law is an area that is governed by both statutory and contractual law, as well as decisions handed down by appellate courts. Thus, they are very fact specific to your particular matter. First, you must look to the contract and the obligations/remedies that the contract provides for both parties. Second, you must look to Florida Statutes. Florida Statute 83.60 sets out a specific procedure that, if you are allowed by law or by contract to withhold rent, you...

  7. Can I consider tenant abandonment /surrender of dwelling unit or do I have to proceed with the eviction process?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Carol Lynne Zimmerly
    2. Matthew Howard Hinson
    2 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, landlord/tenant law is an area that is governed by both statutory and contractual law, as well as decisions handed down by appellate courts. Thus, they are very fact specific to your particular matter. First, you must look to the contract and the obligations/remedies that the contract provides for both parties, especially if your contact covers abandonment. While there are statutes that deal with the doctrine of abandonment, there are also implications for accepting...

  8. REGARGING CONTRCT LAW.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Howard Hinson
    1 lawyer answer

    The primary question that must be answered prior to being able to provide any advice in your matter is in which state has the estate administration been opened. The answers to your remaining questions would be based on that key piece of information. One of the areas in which my firm focuses is probate administration and litigation in Florida. If the estate administration is in Florida, my firm may be able to be of assistance. Feel free to call or email our firm for additional information...