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I purchased a home through Miami-Dade County Foreclosure, property is occupied by the home owner & tenant.: Am I required to start a full eviction process? Or because the property was legally foreclosed, are there any short cuts to the eviction?

Asked about 3 years ago in Landlord & Tenant

Marjorie’s answer: No there are no shortcuts to the eviction process. Also if the tenants have a valid lease, you will need to give them proper notice in compliance with the Tenants Act and may need to honor the lease as well. Your best option here is to consult with an attorney who can review the facts of your case and provide you with proper guidance. Eviction in Florida must bet done through the court system. There are no shortcuts and no self-help allowed.

Answered about 3 years ago.


Do I need a real estate attorney?: I just got a court order delivered at my door. It says I'm going to be evicted if I don't pay the complaint dues. I gave them my deposit and told them to keep it and use it as my rent.

Asked about 3 years ago in Landlord & Tenant

Marjorie’s answer: I would need to look at the document you were served with to properly provide you with information. If it is a summons for eviction and past due rent, you need to follow the instructions, file your answer and deposit the amounts due which should be detailed in the complaint with the Court registry. If you do not do both, plaintiff will obtain a default against you and a judgment of eviction.

Answered about 3 years ago.


Question re: immigration requesting adoption papers: I am U.S. Citizen. My wife became U.S. Citizen about 6 months ago and filed for her daughter's (from her previous marriage) citizenship. Daughter turned 18 two months ago. Now immigration is asking to provide adoption papers for my daughter. When we applied for her citizenship she was not 18, but now she is. I never formally adopted her, once I got married, daughter automatically inherited my name. I am not sure where to go from here?

Asked about 3 years ago in Immigration

Marjorie’s answer: My suggestion for you is to contact an attorney who works with both family law and immigration such as myself and have the attorney review your case during a consultation. Other questions need to be asked and answered to properly guide you through the process. Since she is 18 she can consent to the adoption which would be done in family court. Once that is taken care of, you can proceed with her immigration paperwork. This is just a general opinion, not legal advice. You really need to consult with an attorney who can assist you further depending on the details of your case.

Answered about 3 years ago.