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Edward G. Seitz Jr.

Edward Seitz’s Answers

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  • How can I check the response of a court case for Polk County, FL?

    Edward’s Answer

    You can usually search the County Clerk of Court records online to check the status of the case. If you have filed for an exemption and cannot find it online you should contact the Clerk of Court by phone to check on the status.

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  • How to get a bankruptcy lawyer?

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    The best thing to do would be to ask around to see if anyone in your area has used an attorney in the past and find out what their experience was. I would also look on AVVO attorney finder in your area and call and talk to several attorneys in your area. Most attorneys will provide free consultations regarding filing bankruptcy. If you talk to several attorneys in your area you should be able to find someone you feel comfortable using. Best of Luck.

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  • If I received a summons from court from a debt collector, can that debt collector garnish my wages from my checking account

    Edward’s Answer

    It really depends on State law whether or not a creditor can garnish pay and/or bank accounts. Many states exempt certain property from garnishment, however, you may have to file for a claim of exemption through the State Court. Further, if you are experiencing financial difficulty bankruptcy may help. I would suggest contacting a bankruptcy/debtor attorney in your area for a consultation. Many attorneys do not charge for a consultation.

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  • I need some info on terms used in a conversation with my previous landlord that i did not understand?

    Edward’s Answer

    Typically if they intend to make a claim against your security deposit they are required to send you a certified letter informing you of their claim. Failure to send the letter can prevent them from being able to keep your security deposit. As another poster stated, more information would be needed to really answer the question.

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  • HHow would custodial/noncustodial affect joint legal/joint physical?

    Edward’s Answer

    Different states have different terminology when it comes to issues related to children. It can be very important how it is worded. I would suggest contacting an attorney in your area to discuss this matter.

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  • If my husband didn't put me on the pick-up list at our kids daycare, can they legally refuse to give me my kids?

    Edward’s Answer

    I agree, you need to file for a Divorce as soon as possible so that the Court has jurisdiction to deal with the issues relating to your children. In some jurisdictions as Standing Family Law Pre-Trial Order will be entered as soon as a divorce is filed giving some guidance on custody until you can get a hearing with the Judge. Unfortunately, until a case is filed and the custody issues are dealt with the children end up suffering.

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  • Am I entitled to see an itemized bill from my attorney for the services he performed?

    Edward’s Answer

    Yes, he should provide you with an itemized bill. Also, see if you signed a retainer agreement and try to get a copy if you do not have one. You can contact the Florida Bar if you feel you have been charged for services not rendered.

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  • Do you have to appear in court if you already signed and filed for divorce?

    Edward’s Answer

    Really depends on your location. Some areas may have a process to get a divorce without appearing if it is not contested. It would be best to consult with the attorney you hired to handle the divorce.

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  • I have a restraining order, the person it is out against is telling me they will pay me to drop it. Is there any charge for them

    Edward’s Answer

    A restraining order typically prohibits any contact even through a third-party. If the person you have a restraining order against has offered to pay you money to drop it they have technically violated the injunction by passing that message along. You could report it to law-enforcement as a violation of the restraining order.

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  • Is it possible to get a Chapter 7 bankruptcy removed from your credit before 10 years?

    Edward’s Answer

    It IS a scam. If someone is going to charge you to remove something from your credit they are just trying to get your money. If there is something on your credit that is not accurate you can dispute that with the credit bureau yourself. Bankruptcy does typically stay on your credit for 10 years. You may want to report the company to the BBB so no one else gets scammed.

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