Dennis Andrew Chen’s Answers

Dennis Andrew Chen

Orlando Landlord / Tenant Lawyer.

Contributor Level 17
  1. HOA has a writ of possession and the bank just issued granted us 90 days til the foreclosure to move out -

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. Zoubin Zaeri
    2 lawyer answers

    There is not enough information here. You really need to speak with a landlord-tenant attorney asap. It is odd that the HOA can have a Writ of Possession and insist on your continued payment of HOA dues/rent? You have to be prepared to fight the HOA in court if they attempt to have the writ executed. You can contact me for a free 15 min telephone consult by emailing dennis@evictiontime.com to schedule the appointment.

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  2. What happens to surrendered propety in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy plan?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. Lewis Matthew Roberts
    3. Scott Benjamin Riddle
    4. Jacob Bair
    5. Diane L Gruber
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    6 lawyer answers

    I have read your comments to the other attorney answers. As long as you live in the house, absent some other instructions, the owner of the house is entitled to rent. The formal written lease may have ended but you are still a tenant and most likely on a month-to-month basis. The owner can evict you for non-payment of rent. The trustee may not want to deal with collecting the rent from you. They may prefer to just receive a single check each month from the owner. So until you get...

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  3. IS YOUR SPOUSE ENTITLED TO $$ FROM LAWSUITS/SETTLEMENTS?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jason D. Holbrook
    2. Dennis Andrew Chen
    3. Jeffrey Robert Davis
    4. Chris Matthew Limberopoulos
    5. Jeffrey Mark Adams
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    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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  4. 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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  5. HOW DO I GET JUSTICE?

    Answered almost 2 years 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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  6. FMLA, under IL law does FMLA apply to part time employees

    Answered over 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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  7. How to protect Workers Comp and Disability payments from bank garnishment by creditors? How do I set up bank account to protect?

    Answered almost 2 years 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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  8. If I was served for a small claims suit but filed bankruptcy after. Do I have to appear in court?

    Answered 6 months 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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  9. Is eviction process necessary in Orange County, FL for trespassers who moved into vacant home without owner's consent?

    Answered almost 2 years 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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  10. Florida homeowner association board passed a rule limiting property use, by invoking a two car max. allowable.

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

407-392-1872