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Eviction from a commercial property 
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Filing Divorce paperwork 
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Do I have to be a resident of the county where I want to apply for Civil Indigent Status 
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how to complete a answer to supplemental petition form 
How do I complete an answer to supplemental petition form?

Can I sue for ruining my credit? 
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Request dismissal and respond to a motion for contempt 
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step parent adoption of spouse's child 
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witness info 
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Setting a mediation date for time share of child 
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Divorce of a spouse with Mental Health  
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Monies promised and owed 
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Child Support Modification 
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Child Relocation 
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Petition to modify Final Judgment 
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Divorce - Husband incarcerated. 
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child visition downloadable court forms 
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early probation termination 
Form to petition for early probation termination

Handicaped housing removes a vital service 
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Can I successfully change file a motion to transfer my divorce/custody case from Lake County, FL to Orange County, FL? 
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Documents for a law suit 
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Need form to file a Head of Family exemption from Creditor judgement 
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Boyfriend trying to evict me from his home. 
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Relinquish parental rights  
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form for modifying a divorce decree 
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Requirements to become a document preparer 
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Grandparent adoption 
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Motion for Change of Venue - Pinellas County to Brevard 
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indigent 
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Child support question. 
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Divorce with colorado common law marriage 
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Financial Affidavit  
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nursing home 
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Case Law Example 
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Can a domestic violence injunction void a lease? 
Can a domestic violence injunction void a lease?

I have an injunction of protection against my ex and he found out where i live, can I legally break my lease agreement so I can move to protect myself? 
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Subpoena duces Tecum 
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Facebook Invasion of Privacy 
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Establishing Residence 
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Civil Indigent 
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civil suit against law enforcement for invasion of privacy  
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Motion to take Parenting Class online. 
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Service of Process 
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How much does it cost to terminate probation? 
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Modify child support 
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Answer 
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Floirda statute requireing clerks of the court to provide "ministerial service" 
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Affidavit of Corroborating Witness 
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Writ of Replevin 
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Legal Aid? 
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Can an officer of a corporation sue? 
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What is "Affidavit of Corroborating Witness" for? 
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Termination of Rental Agreement 
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help 
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Change of Venue, Broward County 
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Legal aid for seniors 
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How do I prove paternity? 
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Why do they use legalese? 
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Declaration of Domicile 
Where can I find a "Declaration of Domicile"? I'm in Duval County. Thank you for your help.

Aalzheimer's And Durable Power of Attorney 
My Mother has alzheimer's, and I've been taking care of her for the last 8 months. Can I have her sign a durable power of attorney or is it too late? She …

Is there Legal Aid for Elderly Consumers? 
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Who can translate a legal document? 
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So sad its over ... 
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Can a corporation sue pro se? 
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Small Claims? 
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Financial Affidavit 
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Prescription drugs 
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Can I get in trouble for helping someone? 
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Legalese 
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sole custody 
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What is unauthorized practice of law? 
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Which financial affidavit? 
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Turnaround time 
How long does it take to get items returned from the Florida Association of Legal Document Preparers?

Free legal help 
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Rosemary Furman 
What happened in the Florida Bar V Rosemary Furman case? What impact on today did the outcome of that case have? I keep hearing / reading little bits …

Pro se forms 
Where can I find downloadable family law forms in Florida? Can I fill them out myself or do I need to hire an attorney?

Document Preparation business 
What does it take to start a document preparation business? I'm from Illinois and I was running a document preparation business there for years (we called …

Unauthorized Practice of Law 
What is the definition of unauthorized practice law in Florida? What are the penalties for the unauthorized practice of law? I've been helping people …

Declaration of Domicile 
What is a declaration of domicile? Where can I find a declaration of domicile to file in Duval County and is it required?

Parenting Class 
Can I take parenting classes in another state than the one I live in? I moved to Georgia right after my wife filed for divorce. Its almost final now, …

Broward County - need help. 
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Child Support 
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Small Claims 
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Financial Affidavit 
Where can I find a Florida financial affidavit long form? What is the difference between the long form and the short form? I'm getting divorced, and there …

Pro Se? 
What does it mean to be Pro Se in Florida? Is that the same as pro per? Is it wise to be Pro Se or is it better to hire an attorney? I am trying to have …

Unauthorized practice of law. 
What are the guidelines for the Florida unauthorized practice of law? How can I make certain I'm not breaking these rules?

Where can I get help with understanding these documents? 
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Custody of my son 
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Parental Relocation 
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Custody of my daughter if I die. 
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Injunction for protection 
I was granted an injunction against my son's father, but for some reason the judge awarded him two days and an overnight..all unsupervised. The man is …

Child support 
I have been paying child support for seven years. My daughter had always lived with her mom. Well, about a year ago my ex(we were never married)left my …

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Wife wants to leave the state with my kids 
I'm a 22 year old male and married with a three year old and a one year old. My Wife recently asked me to leave because of the numerous arguments we …

Termination of Parental Rights 
My daughter's father and I were not married, however, he did sign the birth certificate and she has his last name. He has never consistently been in her …

Child Visitation  
My husband and his former girlfriend were not married when their child was conceived, however my husband's name is on the birth certificate and paternity …

Ex left the state with my son 
My son's mom took my son out of state -- to Alabama. How do i get him back or find out if he's safe? I want custody of my son -- at least 50/50 or 100 …

Elder Law 
How can I get information about asset preservation to be eligible for medicaid in Broward County. I am a cancer sufferer and was on disability ( now …

Child Support Question 
My son's father and I are going through child support issues. We were never married. We are trying to do an uncontested Time sharing agreement. My question …

How do I find a form for custody/visitation? 
I'm already paying child support, how can I make sure that I can actually visit with my daughter? My ex lets me sometimes, and sometimes she just tells …

subpoena 
I am sending notice of subpoena to the Petitioner's Attorney in my divorce. I am wondering if I need to send him the unsigned subpoena too, or do I wait …

mediation 
I went thru mediation in Pasco county. Since moved to Brevard county. Is Pasco mediation recognized in Brevard County or am I entitled to a mediation hearing …

What constitutes a timely scheduled hearing on a motion in a divorce? 
I filed a petition for divorce. My husband filed a motion to dismiss on day 19 of his 20 days to respond. That was 30 days ago and he has still not scheduled …

Housing 
My homeless brother who lives in florida, has nothing, no money and no assets. Is there housing available for him somewhere?

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