Heather Morcroft’s Answers

Heather Morcroft

Winter Park Family Law Attorney.

Contributor Level 20
  1. I fell a restaurant/resort having slipped on something that was not supposed to be on the floor. My foot is broken from this.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Heather Morcroft
    2. Andrew Daniel Myers
    3. John Harold Russell Jr.
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    5. Jason M. Melton
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    You need to contact a personal injury attorney immediately for an assessment of your case. Personal injury cases are taken on a contingency basis, so you do not pay unless you win. The sooner you see one the better, as delays may hurt your case.

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  2. Can you sue your lawyer ... ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Heather Morcroft
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Robert Matthew Kyle
    4. Adam C Kent
    5. Timothy Leo Bowden
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    I believe that you would have to show malpractice. I am not a malpractice lawyer, but based on my general knowledge of basic malpractice requirements, I don't believe you are describing a malpractice case. Failure to communicate with you on a reasonable basis can be an ethical violation, and could subject the attorney to a Bar grievance, which is process you can learn about by going to www.flabar.org and following the appropriate links. Be aware however, that if there was a settlement offer...

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  3. I am a victim of domestic voilence, physically abused by my husband from last one year now i want divorce. I am not a US citizen

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Heather Morcroft
    2. F. J. Capriotti III
    3. Amanda Marie Sampaio
    4. Ksenia Alexandrovna Maiorova
    5. Robert Louis Brown
    5 lawyer answers

    Contact a divorce attorney who is also familiar with the Violence Against Women Act, which may assist you in getting permanent status here. Do so quickly, as VAWA is set to expire, and given the gridlock in Washington, it may take a little time to get reauthorized and you don't want to be stuck in a limbo period. I'm going to add some things to your categorization to help you find an attorney on AVVO. I'm also giving you the Legal Aid number, I know they used to do VAWA cases, I don't know...

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  4. Where do I stand with my case if my Attorney withdraws from my case, can the other side close my case if my Attorney withdraws ?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Heather Morcroft
    2. Robert P Garven
    3. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    5. David A. Papa
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    9 lawyer answers

    You need to get a few other opinions, and if all the attorneys urge you to take the settlement, then you should seriously consider taking it. Trial is not always the best option, so if a number of attorneys evaluate the situation the same way, your desire to go to trial may be a bad bet. Otherwise you are going to be taking it to trial by yourself, or possibly facing a less advantageous settlement offer without an attorney to protect you.

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  5. Pulled over after visiting a "massage parlor"

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Heather Morcroft
    2. Thomas Klemens Almquist
    3. Don Waggoner
    4. Richard G. Canina
    5. Joshua Eli Adams
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    I don't know what kind of statement you made, but if you testified to criminal conduct, as opposed to observing others engaged in criminal conduct, they could choose to come arrest you at a later date. That may or may not be their intent. If you picked "the woman" out of the line up it sounds like you made a statement regarding your conduct with the woman, which was definitely not a wise choice on your part. I tried to change the tag from speeding ticket, which is an absurd choice, I don't...

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  6. I am a victim of domestic violence. How do I relocate with my children to another state when the father objects?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Heather Morcroft
    2. Howard M Lewis
    3. Michael Charles McGinn
    4. Joseph Julius Registrato
    5. Jonathan Hackworth
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    If you have never been married and there is no order for custody or time sharing, you can just leave. However, if there is such an order, you would need to ask the court for permission to relocate. If the only order is a temporary order in the injunction, you couldn't leave while the injunction is in effect. The existence of the injunction does give you some benefit in that it provides a presumption in your favor in regards to time sharing with the children, especially if there is also a...

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  7. ? defamation:MD told pt family nurse rude on phone. Nurse/pt trust broken. Family asked to not have nurse care for patient.

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Heather Morcroft
    2. David Hughes Harris
    3. Michael David Myers
    4. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    It wouldn't be defamation, as it would be an opinion, but it might be retaliation for complaining about discrimination or perceived discrimination. She needs to go see an employment law attorney.

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  8. Can a care giver inherit if there are no next of kin?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Heather Morcroft
    2. Frank Joseph Tylman Jr.
    3. Dennis Michael Phillips
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    This is a little confusing. If he had a retirement fund, if that is what you are talking about, he should have named a beneficiary in those documents. If he inherited money after he passed, then its too late for him to inherit. If it is money that is supposed to go through the estate and he had no will, then if he had no heirs it would go to the state. However, he may well have heirs. Even if he had no spouse or children, he may have had brother, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, or others...

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  9. Is it reasonable for me to speak to my ex-wife via email only?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Heather Morcroft
    2. Melissa Moore Stockham
    3. William Charles Rosenfelt
    4. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora
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    If the judge buys her argument that she is not sure the emails are coming from you and he wants phone contact, then ask for a court order allowing you to record all the phone conversations. That solves the problem, and judges will often do that.

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  10. BF got set up by the DEA, caught with 500 grams of MDMA. Cooperated and was let go, but faces time, should he get a lawyer?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Don Waggoner
    2. Joshua Sabert Lowther
    3. Heather Morcroft
    4. Nick Jay Dorsten
    5. Edward Joseph Chandler Jr.
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    Yes. He can still cooperate, but he will do better protected by a lawyer.

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