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  • Can i take a person to small claims coury dor a vet bill ??

    My dog was attacked by a neighbors sog that dashed out of an apartment and attacked my dog . my sog is a small maltese and the dog that attacked her seems to be a pittbull mix . i had to take my dogbto the ER vet hospital and now i am being charge...

    Michele’s Answer

    You can file a small claims action against your neighbor for the damages. You can obtain the forms from the Lee County Clerk. Complete the Complaint, obtain a summons, and have your neighbor served. The Clerk will provide you with a date for your mediation. Be sure to have copies of the bills. If the case does not settle, you will go to a trial, and a judge will hear your case. Ask that the Judge also award you the cost if filing your case, in addition to your $323 in out of pocket damages.

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  • Do we have any recourse for a tree we suspect was cut by our neighbors?

    We returned from vacation to find an avocado tree fallen in our backyard. Upon inspection, it has obviously been cut and the entire tree is now damaged. It is 51 inches away from the fence line/property line and we suspect the neighbors but do not...

    Michele’s Answer

    As Mr. Lopez stated, you would have a case for trespass if you had proof. Without proof, you would most likely not be successful in pursuing this matter.

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  • What does returned mail? This is for divorce w/ a child - everything agreed on in mediation but showing returned mail

    Below is what shows on the court website; We agreed on everything in mediation and are just waiting on the final judgement I think. 07/XX/2015 Cancellation of Conference Memo 08/XX/2015 Special Interrogatories 08/XX...

    Michele’s Answer

    It means that the Clerk of Court mailed something to either you or your soon to be ex spouse, and it was returned to the clerk by the post office as non-deliverable mail. It could be a notice of a hearing, or an Order of the Court, so you should contact the Clerk and find out. If you moved, file a notice of change of address with the Court.

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  • My wife left our home today and took our child. How long can she keep my child from me?

    She says she needs time to figure things out. What do I need to secure my home if she decides to divorce?

    Michele’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues, you should contact a local attorney experienced in Family Law for assistance.

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  • I have full custody of my daughters and their father illegally took them based on false allegations. What can I do till court?

    I filed a motion of contempt, contacted a lawyer (which I cannot afford), contacted legal aid (who cannot help me because of an active case from 2006). Since he refuses to give them back he is trying to transfer their school and want me to sign o...

    Michele’s Answer

    You have not provided enough information for a lawyer to give you an opinion. What false allegations are you referring to? If he has violated a Court Order, a Contempt and a Motion for Emergency Hearing would be appropriate.

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  • I need foreclosure defense attorney (911) prior to end of next weeks sale date.

    I am a court reporter in broward since 78. Prior for 4 years court reporter in federal court southern district ny until i moved to floida. Owned agency for 7 years but worked as freelance snd with all broward judges till present. Worked at small...

    Michele’s Answer

    Attorneys are not allowed to solicit clients in Avvo. Do a search for foreclosure attorneys here on Avvo in your geographical area. Good Luck!

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  • Tenants that keep contacting me for bogus things to fix.

    Can I do anything about it? I keep being contacted about things that they caused such as very minor water damage caused by them not using a shower curtain. Also low water pressure inside because they had a big blow up water slide running the house...

    Michele’s Answer

    Review your lease first, and be sure it properly addresses the maintenance and repair issue. Then, I would send a copy of the lease, highlighting the areas you are referring them to read, along with a letter explaining that they have called you for items that are not properly covered within the lease.

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  • A person owns a condo. Wants to marry someone with a class four felony. Can the condo association kick them out?

    The condo association doesn't do background checks on buyers. they do background checks on renters or co-occupants - live-ins. So if the owner has a co-occupant that's a 25 year life partner who's been living on site with the owner and now the b...

    Michele’s Answer

    Bring your condominium documents to a local real estate attorney for review. There is not a quick answer to this question, your documents will need to be closely read.

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  • How do I find out about my marriage in Egypt?

    I went to Egypt last year and met someone and we ended up getting married. I came back to the United States and I need to find out if my marriage was really legit.

    Michele’s Answer

    You will need to contact an attorney in Egypt.

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