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Anna E Meddin

Anna Meddin’s Answers

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  • International Divorce

    I am asking for a friend. He is a Libyan citizen and has returned there. He wishes to divorce his wife that he married here in Florida. She does not want the divorce. He doesnt have any idea which way to go to start the process. Any help in direc...

    Anna’s Answer

    He can still get a divorce in Florida even if his Wife does not want one. First he needs to file a Petition, get a summons and serve his Wife. That will be the beginning of a lengthy divorce process since she does not want a divorce. However, if there are no children involved or no properties to divide, it should not be as tedious.

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  • Do I need to file a motion to cancel a mediation conference?

    I explained to my ex-wife's attorney that I will be out of the country on the date that we have mediation. My ex-wife did not agree to rescheduling. Do I need to file a motion to cancel and reschedule the date? I leave in a week and running out o...

    Anna’s Answer

    You should be able to continue the mediation as long as it was scheduled without your knowledge/coordination or after you notified your ex-wife's attorney that you would be out of the country on that date. Since you will be out of town in one week, contact the Mediation office first, then file the Motion to Continue, prepare an order, and schedule a short matters hearing.

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  • Where can I get a divorce case number?

    My spouse living overseas has not responded to my divorce action filed Family Court in July 2012...it was done following the court's guidelines....is my process a default divorce and should I not be legally divorced by now per California's laws?

    Anna’s Answer

    First, after you file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage in Florida, you should have received your case number. Second, you have to give proper service to your Wife even though she lives overseas. Look up the country and see how you will need to serve her. Lastly, if there was proper service, you can file for a default. However, a default is very easy to set aside. It might be best for you to consult an attorney.

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  • How do I go through the process of letting go an attorney I feel a bit unsure of now?

    He prefers to come to my house for business dealings, checking to see if I have personal property that belonged to a loved one, Is late, and does not tell you that he is going to discuss legal business ahead of time and springs it on you when all ...

    Anna’s Answer

    If you are disabled or unable to reach his office, it is quite normal for an attorney to drop by and discuss legal business, after making an appointment with you. It is apparent that he is not acting appropriately and you should consult and hire a new attorney. Also, if at any point you feel threatened, you should contact 911 immediately. An attorney-client relationship is still a relationship.

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  • Is this legal?

    We have 2 dogs in a boarding kennel that is under investigation with the SPCA. We made an appt to pick them up. The bill is current, the owner of the kennel would not release our dogs claiming the SPCA had to be there. The police were called out a...

    Anna’s Answer

    I would have to agree with attorney Laura Mcfarland-Taylor. You need to contact the SPCA. They should be able to tell you whether you can get your dogs or they could come to the kennel to release them. If that doesn't work, you should contact an attorney. Good luck.

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  • Can a realtor take interior shots of tenant occupied home. Don't I have rights to privacy?

    I am 2 months into my new lease..

    Anna’s Answer

    In your lease agreement, it is very likely that the landlord (LL) has a provision allowing LL to enter the home and take pictures of her/his property in the event the LL wants to put the house up for sale. The best you can do in this situation is to ask you LL to use sheets to cover your furniture before a photo-shoot or simply remove some of your personal items to avoid having them in pictures. Also, the LL will have to give you notice, as per your lease agreement, whenever the LL plans on having people will be going through your home with the realtor for showings so it might be best for you to not have any valuables in plain sight.

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