Dennis Andrew Chen’s Answers

Dennis Andrew Chen

Orlando Landlord / Tenant Lawyer.

Contributor Level 17
  1. IS YOUR SPOUSE ENTITLED TO $$ FROM LAWSUITS/SETTLEMENTS?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jason D. Holbrook
    2. Dennis Andrew Chen
    3. Jeffrey Robert Davis
    4. Chris Matthew Limberopoulos
    5. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    If you are separated it should not be a problem. For personal injury claims: Normally, when a married person settles their personal injury claim, the spouse is required to sign the settlement release and their name is included on the settlement check to avoid any future claims for "loss of consortium" by the spouse.

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  2. Tenants broke lease and moved out of state.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. Carol Lynne Zimmerly
    3. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    3 lawyer answers

    To obtain a judgment for damages, you need personal service on the defendants. So you need to locate them in NY and have them served with the summons. Posting the summons and mailing a copy is only effective for obtaining possession, not for money damages.

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  3. HOW DO I GET JUSTICE?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. Daniel A. Bachert
    3. Charles B. Upton II
    4. Linda Elise Capobianco
    4 lawyer answers

    There is no law in Florida that requires a person to marry you even if you have had a long term relationship and the person promised to do so many times. If your reference to 100% relations is a reference to sexual intercourse, that does not mean that a person must marry you.

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  4. FMLA, under IL law does FMLA apply to part time employees

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    1 lawyer answer

    I will guess that you are asking if FMLA applies to part-time employees. The employee has to have worked at least 1,250 hours in the past year and there is also a size requirement for the employer.

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  5. How to protect Workers Comp and Disability payments from bank garnishment by creditors? How do I set up bank account to protect?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. Rex Edward Russo
    3. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    3 lawyer answers

    You do not need to place the funds in a specific type of bank account,. The proceeds are exempt from creditors claims but you may want to consult an attorney to help you plan for the long term protection of those funds. I have provided links to Fla. Stat. 222.18 and 440.22 for your review.

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  6. If I was served for a small claims suit but filed bankruptcy after. Do I have to appear in court?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. Steven Robert Samples
    2 lawyer answers

    Call the lawyers that filed the lawsuit and tell them that you filed chapter 7. Give them the bankruptcy case number and they should stop pursuing the case. You should also call the small claims court and tell them that you filed chapter 7, give them your bankruptcy case number so that they can cancel the hearing. They may request something in writing.

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  7. Is eviction process necessary in Orange County, FL for trespassers who moved into vacant home without owner's consent?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Marshall C Deason Jr.
    2. Dennis Andrew Chen
    3. Eric J Trabin
    3 lawyer answers

    Do not file an eviction action. Since you do not have a landlord-tenant relationship with the family, a judge may dismiss an eviction action. File an unlawful detainer action. i am in Orlando and may be able to help you with this type of case. You may reach me at (407) 392-1872 or dennis @ chenlaw.net

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  8. Florida homeowner association board passed a rule limiting property use, by invoking a two car max. allowable.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. Barbara Billiot Stage
    2 lawyer answers

    An attorney will have to review the original documents to properly advise you regarding this matter. There are limitations regarding the changes that an HOA can make regarding the use of property.

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  9. Can I sue

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. John Michael Phillips
    2. Dennis Andrew Chen
    3. Robert Kenneth Tucker II
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. David Herman Hirsch
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    6 lawyer answers

    Yes, you can make a claim and you should have an attorney represent you in the process. Do not rely on just an ER visit. You should consider a consultation with an ophthalmologist (eye specialist) to be sure that your eye injury is properly treated.

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  10. Where do we start if we want to be bought out of a property that is owned by four siblings?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Richard Paul Zaretsky
    2. Dennis Andrew Chen
    3. Carol Anne Johnson
    4. Susan Dianne Bratcher
    4 lawyer answers

    A partition action allows your husband to force the sale of the property. If the siblings want to stay in the house they will have to buy out his interest. Consult a real estate litigation attorney for this type of case.

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Dennis Chen is prepared to assist you. Call him today.

407-392-1872