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I am a single mom with child. Can i legally be evicted in the state of Florida. If so how log does it take?

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any papers in FL family court?

No

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer about this yet?

No

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Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
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I'm sorry to hear about your situation.

Unfortunately yes, if you have breached your lease then you can be evicted.

The law unfortunately does not offer any added protections for parents or single parents.

Was there a written lease agreement?

Your landlord does need to follow the proper eviction laws and obtain an eviction order before you can be legally forced to move out.

Part of the eviction process is a hearing, which you would be served notice of as well. At the hearing, you can make a defense to the judge, explain your situation, and ask for some added time to secure a new residence.

Typically a judge will give 30 days in which time you must move out, but the judge does have the discretion to grant a longer period of time in special circumstances, such as 60 - 90 days.

I hope that helps!

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