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ForCustomerYou said Florida appellate courts have ruled that Chapter 718 cannot not be used as a filler for Chapter 720. Any examples of appellate court citations I could use to pursue this issue with the board?

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You have provided me with helpful information regarding my

You have provided me with helpful information regarding my Fire dept. retirement pension considered a government pension, no contributions made during marriage and noted she would not be entitled to my pension.I have an additional question regarding this, My retirement will be paid on my highest 12 months earned, overtime not included. I achieved my highest paid year during marriage does that change the scope in any way to allow her any portion of my pension or even interest earned? Again no contributions made during marriage.

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In Israel, one of the forms of civil marriage is affidavit

Hi,In Israel, one of the forms of civil marriage is affidavit signed by the notary and stated that we are "common law husband and wife".Is this acknowledged as an official marriage in the US?What is the reference in law or if there is a case that i can refer to.My employer US office states that i get single offer for relocation as my marriage affidavit is not acknowledged as the official marriage in the US.Thanks,Yulia

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A 19 y/o male was recently found guilty on 5 felony counts.

Hello, a 19 y/o male was recently found guilty on 5 felony counts. Sentencing is set for March 10 in Indiana. The current lawyer is not interested in appealing the verdict. The family is unable to pay another lawyer. Are there pro bono criminal appeal lawyers or would this family need to go with a public defender for the appeal process? Also can you list reasons as to why a key witness would be allowed to offer a video testimony only? Reason given by the state was that because his girlfriend is expecting. This does not seem to be a valid reason when the testimony of this person could make a difference in someone being released or spending the rest of the life in prison.JA: What state is this in? And can you tell me a little more about the charge?Customer: Indiana- 35-42-1-1(1) murder, 35-42-1-1(2) murder, 35-42-5-1 (2)/F2 Robbery resulting in serious bodily injury, Robbery by putting someone in fear and r,35-47-2-1/F5: Felon carrying handgunJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: in terms of the appeal?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes, also how a known accomplice can testify for the state and possibly have all charges against her dropped

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My brother is serving a 20 year sentence in federal prison.

My brother is serving a 20 year sentence in federal prison. He has been in prison for more than 13 years. His ex-wife and step-daughter accused him of sexual molestation. My then 15 year-old niece accused three other men of the same thing and wrote a recantation letter admitting to lying about what my brother had supposedly done. I became a private investigator after this matter and have spent years digging into this case. I recently came across court documents of the child custody hearing where my niece admitted on the stand to lying about what my brother supposedly done. My brother was a former police officer and decorated veteran of Desert Storm & Desert Shield. His job with the police department was investigating people who had been accused of child molestation. During the investigation into the matter with my niece a booklet was found in his desk entitled The Pedophile Handbook. It was not how to be a pedophile, but how to investigate such matters. My brother received several like material when he attended a training conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Seventy-five days after he left his home where his wife and kids were living his wife turned over computers and discs she said belonged to my brother. The computer had a number of items the federal investigators deemed "indicative of child pornography." They were referring to a site called Sorry. I hit enter too soon. Petoland. ItJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: 's where children play with a virtual puppy or kitten. My nieces and nephew played that on the home computer all the time. Anyway...the attorney I hired to help my brother (case in Kansas City, Missouri) informed me that I should convince my brother to take a plea because circumstantially things did not look good. By this time my brother had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. I was made his guardian and did convince him to take a plea. I was told there is a 95% chance of a conviction and nothing more needs to be said than my nieces accusation. My brother's Parkinson's has worsened. The state of Missouri have granted him parole in March 2018, but the federal sentence was concurrent. I want to know what form I need to fill out to get the sentence changed given the new evidence I have found in the last nine months? Would it be Form 40 for Missouri? What form do I fill out for the Feds? I spent $345,000 on the last lawyer and all he offered was a plea. Thirteen years have passed. Has time run out on this matter?JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I had a lawyer submit paperwork for a pardon and/or commutation of sentence. Neither was granted.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No.

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Law Educator Esq. ONLY. (This is on the foreclosure case)

Law Educator Esq. ONLY. (This is on the foreclosure case)(This is the regular)The plaintiff filed the foreclosure complaint when there was no termination of stay on the judgment on the plaintiff attorney fees which is still on appeal. Plaintiff later amended the complaint and made the judgment on appeal the second count. I filed a motion to strike the complaint over a year ago and went to two arguments, the plaintiff did not show up in Court and did not file objection. The order on the motion to strike was given 6 months ago and it stated that the foreclosure action was stayed till the determination of the judgment on appeal. The plaintiff filed objection to the motion to strike about a year after it was file and about 5 months after the order was given. You asked me to file a motion to dismiss which was argued two weeks ago. My motion to dismiss is denied,Now the plaintiff just filed another motion for leaf to amend and he removed the count two that is on appeal. So the complaint is now only on the plaintiff's original judgment which was count one. My questions are:(A) Should I object to this amendment?(B) will the plaintiff be able to file a new complaint on the count two after the determination of the appeal?(C) what should I do?

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I had a case dismissed because the Judge says I signed the

I had a case dismissed because the Judge says I signed the documents and I have copies showing I did not sign the documents. I need to know the best way to go about keeping this going to prove my caseJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: colorado district court of Glennwood SpringsJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: The defendant Ocwen loan financing filled for dismissel andd i responded with specifics of the chargeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Tha's basically the issue. I filled a declaratory judgemnet for my house in foreclosure. I am claiming fraud in factum in the form of forgery of loan documents and application which was taken on the phone and I did not sign. The judge dismissed it claiming I did sign the application

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Can you direct me to an attorney that can help me to file a

Can you direct me to an attorney that can help me to file a motion to get additional time to file an informal brief to the appellate court.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MarylandJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Yes, I went to the US district court in Greenbelt, Md where my case was decided. At that time I paid 505 dollars to the court clerk to file an appeal. I then received a packet from the Clerk's office US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Richmond, Virginia. They sent me directions for informal brief due by January 30, 2017. Three weeks earlier I contacted an attorney but never heard anything from him until yesterday. At that time his assistant informed me that they would not be taking the case.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes, The attorney used the term prime facia case not presented. I believe this means that insufficient or inadequate information was submitted by my attorney. After looking at the Judges opinion I saw little or no evidence that the thousands of pieces of evidence I submitted to my attorney were ever used to defend or rebut their allegations.

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Florida HOA. Arbitration rulings. I am told they are binding

Florida HOA. Arbitration rulings. I am told they are binding on the parties involved, and only on the parties involved. i am told they are not binding on anyone else. In other words, is another attorney bound by an arbitration ruling. Can he bring an arbitration ruling to court and demand that the judge follow that? Can he use an arbitration ruling to tell a homeowner association they must follow this ruling? He can cite a court ruling and tell an association they need to follow that. Correct?

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