Steven W. Ledbetter’s Answers

Steven W. Ledbetter

Venice Probate Attorney.

Contributor Level 12
  1. Can the company i work for make me use a specific bank?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Steven W. Ledbetter
    1 lawyer answer

    No. However, they may be able to restrict services such as direct deposit to certain banks. What is the practical effect of objecting, however? Is the job that great?

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  2. Can i be evicted

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Steven W. Ledbetter
    1 lawyer answer

    Your lease and terms of employment will govern your tenancy. If she goes as far as filing suit to evict you (how likely is it that they'll want to incur attorney fees to do this) you can probably defend yourself in front of the judge, based on the facts you shared. Keep in mind, however, this question: Do you really still want to live there?

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  3. Is there a statute of limitations for filing a claim against a tenant for non-payment of rent? (Florida)

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Steven W. Ledbetter
    1 lawyer answer

    In Florida, the statute of limitations for written contracts is 5 years. If your lease was in writing, then you arguably can file suit for breach of contract. You might investigate the option of representing yourself in small claims court, if applicable. Please keep in mind, however, that you cannot get blood from a turnip, so do not throw good money after bad.

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  4. Trustees of my Mom's estate will not answer any of my financial questions about cash and asset disposition, what do I do?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Susan E. Gregory
    2. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    3. Steven W. Ledbetter
    4. M Daniel Sasso
    5. Steven J. Fromm
    5 lawyer answers

    It appears your siblings are not taking you seriously and have breached their fiduciary duty (if they are the personal representative ("PR")) or, worst case, stolen from the estate. I recommend retaining a FL attorney to represent your interest in the estate. Unfortunately, I've seen many families' relationships shattered once a pile of money is thrown on a table. To further clarify, the Will should be filed; a PR appointed; the estate assets inventoried and accounted for; costs of...

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  5. Found an attorney's bill which states he made a trust for my deceased parents, I have tried talking to the PR (my sister).

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Steven W. Ledbetter
    2. Gust G Sarris
    3. Steven J. Fromm
    3 lawyer answers

    I am in agreement with the previous answers, above. Your explanation of the facts is quite limited, but regardless, it would be prudent to have a local attorney review the matter and do a little digging around the current probate action for which your sister is PR. An initial one-hour consult should not cost much and many attorneys offer them for free.

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  6. Real Estate 1st lien possitions. Other than a mortgage what can constitute a legal form of first lien against real estate

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Steven W. Ledbetter
    2. Tracey Keith Dewrell
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. Emil Ward
    5 lawyer answers

    Your question begs for more facts to enable me to give a decent answer. Are you a contractor who performed work at someone else's home? Are you a homeowner trying to sell your home and want to finance a purchase loan to the buyer? Or are you just looking for general information? It's always easiest for an attorney to answer questions when we know your goals. Feel free to call my office set up a free 30 minutes consultation. I'm just a few minutes up the road at Jacaranda and Tamiami...

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  7. Change in real estate contract not disclosed or initaled. Just whited out by listing agent.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Marshall C Deason Jr.
    2. Steven W. Ledbetter
    2 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, it appears your question got cut off prior to posting, so I'll try to address where I think you're going. Yes, one might argue that you do not have a contract since it was altered without your consent. Clearly the seller did not know all of the terms when they accepted your offer. This alone should instigate a consultation with an attorney to ensure your goals are met during this transaction. Further, it may be that you can retain an attorney without additional fees if your...

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  8. Is a 2 year lease legal in FL.? Is a real estate agent required by FL. law to use the approved lease agreement?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Steven W. Ledbetter
    2. Dennis Michael Phillips
    2 lawyer answers

    Short answers: yes; refer to FREC guidelines for regulation of realtors Don't rely on realtors for leases. Hire an attorney. Ask yourself, "Which one has malpractice insurance?"

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  9. Will a foreclosure on our mothers reverse mortgage effect our credit, since probate put the house in our names?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Margery Ellen Golant
    2. Steven W. Ledbetter
    3. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, mortgage companies cannot be trusted to follow the rules and the proof is plain from the look of current court cases. I suggest that you retain an attorney familiar with area of law.

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  10. Question on hand written agreement/ possible extortion

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Steven W. Ledbetter
    1 lawyer answer

    Sounds like extortion. Maybe a call to the police is in order. Certainly the handwritten agreement is not enforceable in a court of law. On the streets of vigilante justice, however, is another issue.

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