It sounds like you may be right. It is important that you discuss this with a Florida attorney before proceeding, however, to make sure that this can be done. You may also wish to re-post your question using a Florida address. As is, most Florida attorneys will not likely see this.
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I suggest you re-post this in the Florida Avvo section as I don't think too many New York lawyers will know the answer to your question.
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