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Melissa G. Dacunha

Melissa Dacunha’s Answers

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  • I live in Florida. A competitor enticed me to leave my current employer and work for him. I did and 60 days later he let me go.

    A competitor painted me a rosey picture to entice me to leave my current employer and come work for him. We made a contract stating my pay and what he expected my monthly sales to be ($30000). He verbally told me we would look at figures after 90 ...

    Melissa’s Answer

    My name is Attorney Melissa Dacunha and I understand the part where the person gave you a job with expectations of being able to bring 30k in sales on a monthly basis, but you are leaving out the part of why you got dismissed. Can it be that you did not bring the required 30K on a monthly basis, and therefore he/she decided that it would be better for the company to let you go?, or the purpose of the dismissal was simply because he had obtained all of the contacts you had for his own benefit. It is very important for you to take that contract to an attorney that deals with Small Claims/Lawsuits to identify the reason for your dismissal. At this time you can speculate many reasons, but you should leave it up to a professional to find out for you.
    My specialty is Small Claims and Lawsuits, and can be reached at:

    The Law Office of Melissa Dacunha
    750 East Sample Road
    Pompano Beach, Fl 33064
    954-785-9280

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  • I am a US citizen and married an illegal immigrant.

    We have been living together as a couple since March 2010 and got married in May 2012. He has been here for about 7 years and I want to know if I could ever petition for him. Will he ever be able to be here legally? What can I do?

    Melissa’s Answer

    Absolutely, as long as he has entered the country in a legal manner. I understand that discussing someone's legal status may be something you want to discuss directly with an Immigration professional on a face-to-face consultation, but urge you to make sure you consider someone that has a broad understanding on the subject. Also, make sure you contact an attorney as soon as possible as there could be another alternative by filling under the "Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals".

    The Law Office of Melissa Dacunha
    750 East Sample Road
    Pompano Beach,Fl
    954-785-9280
    mydacunhalaw.com

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  • What if the mother of my child hasnt put her in school what can happen to her its been 3 weeks and no school yet?

    she has me on child support so i dont know what to do,and shes at my house 95% of the time

    Melissa’s Answer

    First, enroll the child in school ASAP because the state of Florida does not allow children to miss more than 10 unexcused absences. It does not matter who has the child at the time of enrollment, but what matters is that your kid starts school today. Also, make sure to set up some type of meeting with the principal of the school and/or the teacher to make sure they are aware of the current situation. I'm sure that your child is already behind in all subjects and she may need assistance in catching up. It seems to me, as i'm a Family attorney that you may want to seek a modification to allow yourself to have equal time sharing with the mother of the child. This will also have the court revise the monthly child support payments, which in turn can allow you to reduce or even annul payments. You can contact my office at 954-785-9280 or send me an email through my website at mydacunhalaw.com. I practice in West Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade county.

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  • Do i have a discrimanate case?

    I was hired by a non-profit organization as a live in maintnance man, for an aprtmnt complex w/ 40 units. I have a 7 week old baby & my wife was arrested for petty theft & vop. shortly after she was arretsed, the organization asked me to go take ...

    Melissa’s Answer

    This is an at- will state, and it grants employers the right to hire or fire at their will. I would first try to contact their human resource department to try to settle the matter before hiring an attorney. Sometimes non profit organizations have an attorney that works directly with them, and if the human resources are not solving the issue then you should take this problem to an attorney.

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