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Susan Michelle Budowski

Susan Budowski’s Answers

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  • How do I get rid of a paid-off timeshare?

    Susan’s Answer

    Depending on who your timeshare is with you may be able to give it back to the developer or association. Call them and ask them if you can give back your timeshare. Don't say buy back/sell back, just say you'd like to give it back. If they want it back they will prepare the surrender documents for you to sign and return your ownership to them.

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  • How do I fight an eviction if the person who is trying to evict me is in breach of our contract

    Susan’s Answer

    This is a serious issue that will require consulting an attorney in your area. You may have specific remedies by Louisiana Statute your attorney will be able to assist you with. Call the Louisiana Bar Associations for a referral in your area.
    Lawyer Referral Numbers
    New Orleans area: 504-561-8828
    Baton Rouge area: 225-344-9926
    Lafayette area: www.lafayettebar.org
    Shreveport area: www.shreveportbar.com
    Helpful link:
    https://www.lsba.org/public/lawyerreferral.aspx
    Best of luck.

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  • How can I find a good fair housing attorney in Tampa Orlando areas

    Susan’s Answer

    There are several ways, you can always search on Google or Facebook, however I would recommend calling the Florida Bar directly for a referral in your area.
    Phone (800) 342-8011
    Monday through Friday
    8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m
    You can also call the local bar associations in Tampa and Orlando:
    Orlando is the Orange County Bar Association Call 407-422-4537
    Hillsborough County Bar Association you can request a consultation online at:
    https://hillsbar.site-ym.com/?LRIS
    Best of luck.

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  • How to hire a real estate closing attorney for a family to family residential real estate transaction?

    Susan’s Answer

    Quincy, the process is pretty straightforward. You just need to search for a real estate attorney in your area that also provides closing services. He/she will be able to draft the contract for you and provide closing services, deed recording, etc., just like if you were using a bank for your mortgage. The key is make it formal as is you were not related to avoid any potential conflict or confusion down the road. Best of luck.

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  • Can I get my down payment back?

    Susan’s Answer

    This depends entirely on the contract. Being a used car from a lot it is usually sold "As Is" without a warranty unless one was specified to you or you purchased one. This may be problematic on receiving a refund depending on how long it was until you returned it to the dealer. If you paid the down payment with a credit card you may be able to dispute it, however before doing so you should seek counsel from an Attorney in your area.

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  • What is the name of a service contract-- a two way contract service is furnished and payment is made later ?

    Susan’s Answer

    The name can vary depending on who drafts the agreement, it could by several things as simple as a
    "Service Agreement", "Service Contract", "Contract for Services", etc. If this is something you are planning to utilize for your business or business you are starting, you should contact an attorney to ensure the details in the agreement/contract are clearly defined for both, services to be provided and payment terms. The attorney will also have some type of default or breech provision with potential remedies, court jurisdiction, mediation or arbitration clause. It is best to contact an attorney to guide you based on your specific requirements.

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  • What recourse do I have when a contractor who did not finish the contractual job sends invoices for payment

    Susan’s Answer

    You should consult with an attorney to review your contract and know what your legal remedies may be, If you prefer to give another chance to the company, send correspondence via certified mail and regular mail, make sure you specify the facts as you see them and give them 10 days to resolve otherwise you will be forced to escalate matters. If after that time the matter is still not resolved it is time to contact an attorney. There are also other things you can do such as filing a complaint with the BBB, possibly the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations, maybe even the Attorney General's Office. However, prior to embarking down that path the most prudent action to take is to engage an attorney on your behalf to thoroughly review your contract. Best of luck.

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