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Gregg J Ormond

Gregg Ormond’s Answers

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  • I have asked the attorney that is representing the plaintiff in an eviction case for opinion of counsel and for proof of counsel

    after requesting this information from the attorney several times they attorney has so far have not supplied me with the info i have asked, the reason i ask for opinion of counsel is because its believed the power of attorney used to hire him is n...

    Gregg’s Answer

    An attorney for an opposing party has no duty to supply you with privileged information or communications with his client. Likewise he has no obligation to supply you with any opinions. His or her duties run to his client and the court. If he has not been properly hired by a party and appears in court on behalf of a party, he could be sanctioned by the court or the state bar association. I would generally assume that an attorney is not going to risk sanctions from either just to file an eviction action. You should be addressing the merits of the case--either you paid the rent or not, and not be focusing on these other issues which are not likely to benefit your case in the long run.

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  • In my case petitioner has two attorney one filed order to compel without my knowledge and second filed contempt to order .

    What I don't understand is judicial assistant gave docket time to both with out coordinating with me they both were in contact with Pro Se me. Now I get a hearing to contest the judgment, petitioner attorney claims busy every day until after appea...

    Gregg’s Answer

    The system works pretty well if the folks participating know what they are doing and work within the rules. I doubt the assistant is involved in something "crooked." For the most part, JA's are hard working and dedicated professionals. Since you admittedly have limited knowledge about Family Law, find an attorney that does and hire them. You cannot expect the courts to provide you with legal advise.

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  • As Pro Se what can I do to get petitioner to pay for lost wages because of not coordinate hearing and keeping her attorney info

    Petitioner had kept attorney information away from Pro Se for a week. I sent multiple emails about needing her attorneys information all ignored until day before proposed hearing petitioner knew about for a week I took off work considering we woul...

    Gregg’s Answer

    If the attorney has filed an appearance in the case, you must notify and deal with the attorney, if not you have to deal directly with your opponent. It is unlikely you will recover for lost wages related to cancelled hearings, but you can ask the judge. I really don't understand the rest of your question.

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  • As pro Se what can I do to get petitioner to answer request for a hearing?

    I filed motion to review and apply facts to judges orders after divorce was finalized. I was involved in a car accident in which I was in emergency room during trial. I informed the court of the situation, the trial continued with out respondent o...

    Gregg’s Answer

    Call the Judges judicial assistant and request a hearing date and time. Send notice to the last known address on file of your opponent or his/her attorney. Not sure why you would want to subpeona "her" unless you need "her" testimony to prove your points. It is probably better for you without her testimony-although you must give her notice. Good luck.

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  • What is my next step in attempting to get my bank account "unfrozen" following a writ of garnishment?

    My bank account was frozen on 12/31/13; received the writ on 1/3. I replied same day with claim of exemption as the head of household (using the court's paperwork) and requested a hearing with the same paperwork. On 1/16, I received an Aff. in Opp...

    Gregg’s Answer

    Whether you need a motion to dissolve is usually a question of local practice. I would call the judges chambers and tell the Judicial assistant or baliff that you filed the claim of exemption and requested a hearing. By statute, such matters are to be expedited. Usually they are set automatically, but if yours somehow was overlooked, calling the JA should get the matter set ASAP. In addition to live testimony, be sure to bring whatever documents that you have to support the basis for your claim of exemption. Good luck.

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  • Is there any way to fight a motion to revive in Ohio?

    I keep getting a Motion to Revive from Ohio a 1994 Judgement for payroll taxes from a corporation I owned back then. Is there some statute of limitations on this. I am not worried because my income and my home are "judgement proof" here in Florida...

    Gregg’s Answer

    It sounds to me like you need to post this where you can get advise from an Ohio attorney as Ohio law would control under the facts that you describe. Move quickly since it would appear the process is already underway.

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  • When child support ends on my son's 19 birthday, will the state automatically stop garnishing my wages????

    SEP 3, 2015

    Gregg’s Answer

    I agree that the garnishment should end when the original order says it should assuming you are current on your payments. But usually that is at 18 not 19: you should check with whoever is withholding the moneys and verify when it will end.

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  • Can someone send you to collections if you don't have a written contract and they didn't finish a job?

    We had a verbal agreement to pay someone a price per sq ft for a complete set of plans. The person quit after only creating some drafts which are worthless to us. We had put down a deposit but disputed it when the person quit. They have since s...

    Gregg’s Answer

    A person does not need a written contract to refer a matter to a collection agency or to file suit, it is just more difficult. You can defend yourself by disputing the claim with credit bureaus, and in court. You may have the right to bring a claim under the FDCPA or FCCPA with the right facts. I suggest you speak to an attorney.

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  • Housing debt- Am I collectible/Will they pursue my guarantor?

    I had to leave my apartment way before the end of the lease to evade another tenant who was threatening me and doing illegal things. I explained my situation and they said to simply turn in my keys and they would re-rent it in a month or so, but t...

    Gregg’s Answer

    It sounds to me like you may have a defensible case, if the facts as represented are true. Also, some leases cap damages at two months rent if proper notice is given. You need to have an attorney that understands landlord-tenant law review your situation and documents.

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  • Would a spouse and a spouse only be a dependent in regards to head of family laws in terms of a wage garnishment matter?

    I have a Utah creditor getting a judgment on me there. he then will transfer here to Florida. My wife doesn't work and I make the sole income to pay all bills.

    Gregg’s Answer

    If your creditor domesticates the Utah judgment in Florida you should receive notice of that proceeding. Once the judgment if final in Florida, debtors/defendants are rarely informed in advance of garnishments or other post judgment remedies for obvious reasons. The are required to be informed after the fact and allowed to raise defenses. Based on the facts supplied, it would appear that you are head of household for purposes of exemption from wage garnishment under Florida law.

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