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Preston Hall Oughton

Jacksonville Estate Planning Attorney.

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  1. We have a USDA loan , we have not made payments in one year . they have taken our tax refund , is there any way to stop them

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Preston Hall Oughton
    2. Dorothy G Bunce
    2 lawyer answers

    The loan documents will govern the relationship between the lender andborrower. Generally, a lender my seek and judgment against the borrower and then garnish wages/accounts as a result of that judgment. They would not be allowed to garnish from a non-borrower. I think there is more to this story. I recommend you talk with an attorney about your situation and be prepared to show them the USDA loan documents. This response does not create an attorney-client relationship. Unless you are...

  2. How long is a judgement enforcible in Florida? How many years

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Sergio Cabanas
    2. Preston Hall Oughton
    3. Jeffrey Sean Fraser
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree. A judgment can be valid for up to 20 years. This response does not create an attorney-client relationship. Unless you are already a client of the Law Office of Preston H. Oughton, pursuant to an executed fee agreement, you should not use, interpret, or rely on this response as legal advice or opinion. Do not act on any information in this response without seeking legal advice. Preston H. Oughton poughton@oughtonlaw.com (904) 854-6336.

  3. Is it legal in Florida for my landlord to increase my rent by 16% because he had to replace the air conditioning unit?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Edward J. Fucillo
    2. Preston Hall Oughton
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleague. A Lease will govern the relationship between the landlord and tenant. Most month-to-month lease agreements allow the landlord to increase the rent with proper notice. This response does not create an attorney-client relationship. Unless you are already a client of the Law Office of Preston H. Oughton, pursuant to an executed fee agreement, you should not use, interpret, or rely on this response as legal advice or opinion. Do not act on any information in this...

  4. Tax implications of foreclosed rental property where my name is on the deed (quit claim during divorce) but not on mortgage?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Bruce Givner
    2. Alicia Simone James
    3. Preston Hall Oughton
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleagues. Avoid the tax audit. This response does not create an attorney-client relationship. Unless you are already a client of the Law Office of Preston H. Oughton, pursuant to an executed fee agreement, you should not use, interpret, or rely on this response as legal advice or opinion. Do not act on any information in this response without seeking legal advice. Preston H. Oughton poughton@oughtonlaw.com (904) 854-6336.

  5. My boyfriend & I have lived in this efficiency for 10 years need answers.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey B. Lampert
    2. Preston Hall Oughton
    3. Leonore M. Greller
    3 lawyer answers

    The Lease will govern the relationship between the landlord and tenant. Most lease agreements will outline what happens when the landlord is in breach. Generally, the Florida statutes provide rules when no lease exists. I recommend you talk with an attorney about your situation. This response does not create an attorney-client relationship. Unless you are already a client of the Law Office of Preston H. Oughton, pursuant to an executed fee agreement, you should not use, interpret, or rely...

  6. In condo by laws it says,no unit owner shall make or permit any disturbing noises in the bldg by any person

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Barbara Billiot Stage
    2. Carol Anne Johnson
    3. Preston Hall Oughton
    3 lawyer answers

    The Covenants and Restrictions will govern the relationship between the association and unit owners. Generally, unit owners must obey city ordinances regarding noises, but the Covenants and Restictions may have more stringent rules about noise. I recommend you talk with an attorney about your situation. This response does not create an attorney-client relationship. Unless you are already a client of the Law Office of Preston H. Oughton, pursuant to an executed fee agreement, you should not...

  7. Can my ex wife bill me for the repairs she has done to my home? She never consulted with me nor asked to do this things.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    2. Preston Hall Oughton
    2 lawyer answers

    You have numerous issuues. Seek advice from a family law attorney. This response does not create an attorney-client relationship. Unless you are already a client of the Law Office of Preston H. Oughton, pursuant to an executed fee agreement, you should not use, interpret, or rely on this response as legal advice or opinion. Do not act on any information in this response without seeking legal advice. Preston H. Oughton poughton@oughtonlaw.com (904) 854-6336.

  8. How do I take Landlord to court, without lawyer (I'm on disability). Landlord has not made improvements to house.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Barry A. Stein
    2. Barbara Billiot Stage
    3. Preston Hall Oughton
    3 lawyer answers

    The Lease will govern the relationship between the landlord and tenant. Most lease agreements will outline what repairs the landlord is responsible for making and what happens when the landlord does not make those repairs. Generally, landlords are require make repairs requested by the tenant, but those requests must be made in writing. I recommend you make a written request and then talk with an attorney about your situation if the landlord still does not comply. If you cannot afford an...

  9. Rights of renters w/o written lease during a management change.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Barbara Billiot Stage
    2. Carol Anne Johnson
    3. Preston Hall Oughton
    3 lawyer answers

    The Lease will govern the relationship between the landlord and tenant. Most lease agreements will outline the term of the lease. Without a lease agreement, then you will likely be considered a month-to-month tenant. In which case, you must be provided 15 days notice prior to termination of the tenancy. I recommend you speak with the "management company" before taking any rash actions to move out or stop paying rent. They may be interested in keeping you as a tenant and would be willing...

  10. I signed a lease with someone who now does not own the house.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Paul S Vicary
    2. Edward J. Fucillo
    3. Preston Hall Oughton
    3 lawyer answers

    The Lease will govern the relationship between the landlord and tenant. Most lease agreements will outline the relationship between you and your landlord. If she had ownership in the property at the time of the lease, then you took possession based on her ownership at that time. I recommend you speak with the "father" before taking any rash actions to move out or stop paying rent. This response does not create an attorney-client relationship. Unless you are already a client of the Law...

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