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Standing up for the rights of condo associations

Any time legal issues or disputes arise involving real estate, the entire situation can be very stressful for all involved. However, this is especially true for condominium associations in Miami, and in cities around the rest of Florida. At Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, our firm is familiar with the various types of legal hurdles that condo associations find themselves facing. Moreover, we know how pivotal it is for people in this situation to stand up for their rights.

Whether you have a disagreement with a developer or your condominium association is in the middle of a dispute with a condo owner, it is crucial to be aware of your rights. People decide to take legal action against homeowners' associations for a myriad of reasons. Sometimes, these cases are based on the violation of a contract, or some other matter. However, some of these disputes arise as a result of baseless claims that were made up. In other cases, condo associations may face legal action over misunderstandings or disagreements due to incidents that were blown out of proportion.

Anxiety and immigration issues

Whether you have moved to the U.S. because of your spouse or plan to relocate because you have been offered a job, there are all sorts of immigration issues that you could be going through. At Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, we are all too familiar with the stress that people who are working through this issues frequently endure. If you are planning on moving to Miami-Dade, or any other area in Florida, you should try to prepare for any difficulties that may arise in order to reduce the likelihood of stress and other problems. Unfortunately, immigration difficulties cannot always be prevented.

If you have anxiety as a result of immigration problems, your life could be affected in multiple ways. You may struggle at work, or you could be too stressed out to work through the immigration process. Unfortunately, this can make things even more challenging, so it is important to try to stay focused. There are a number of ways that you may be able to lower your level of stress, such as carefully assessing your circumstances and developing a good idea of what challenges you may come across. Moreover, if you speak with a legal professional, you may have more confidence and be able to find a better understanding of which route forward is best.

Tenant says landlord destroyed property during eviction

Sometimes, landlords may be accused of wrongdoing during the eviction process. On certain occasions, these allegations are based on truth. However, some landlords in Miami or another Florida city may be falsely accused of violating the law by their tenants. Unfortunately, there are many reasons why landlords may find themselves in this situation, such as a tenant being upset about his or her eviction.

A tenant is accusing his Florida landlord of destroying his property while she was being evicted. The 40-year-old tenant is accusing his landlord of destroying or stealing more than $35,000 worth of his property. In fact, he provided authorities with a list, with property such as a computer, shoes, a television, and textbooks.

Some reprieved from deportation face new worries

For immigrants, various concerns about deportation may arise. In Miami, and neighborhoods across Florida, it is essential for those who have immigrated to the U.S. to do their best to satisfy any immigration-related requirements and have a firm understanding of their rights. Moreover, it is important to be aware of the ways that things can change. For example, the political climate of the U.S. may affect some immigrants significantly.

In May, a man who had illegally immigrated to the U.S. was told that his deportation case was being reopened. However, the 38-year-old man had been given reprieve in 2014, when his deportation case was suspended due to a change in policy by the president. However, things have changed with the current administration and there is evidence to show that hundreds of people have had their deportation cases reopened after they were given reprieve.

Woman sues Florida apartment complex

Landlords may find themselves in court for any number of reasons. Regrettably, some tenants decide to take action against those who own the house or apartment they live in even though the landlord was not responsible for what they have endured. In Miami, landlords who find themselves in this position should be very careful as they handle their dispute with a tenant. After all, the outcome can have serious ramifications.

A woman recently took legal action against an apartment complex in Florida over allegations that she fell down after slipping on a grassy surface. In her complaint, the woman says that she suffered a number of setbacks as a result of the incident, including mental trauma, lost earnings, medical costs and serious injuries. She believes that the company which owns the apartment she lives in failed to alert her of the dangers and keep the premises safe.

Can victims of abuse file Form I-360?

As an immigrant, or as someone who anticipates moving to the United States, you may have a myriad of questions. For example, you may be unsure about what obstacles you may face during the immigration process, or you could be stressed about the different ways your life may change. Whether you are planning on moving to Miami-Dade, or any other place in Florida, it is very important to know your rights and familiarize yourself with any helpful options. For example, if you are involved in an abusive relationship, you may want to take a look at Form I-360.

According to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services site, those who immigrated to the U.S. and were subjected to domestic violence may be approved after filing Form I-360. For example, an alien who is abused by a U.S. citizen who is his or her parent or spouse can file Form I-360. However, this form also covers other people, such as those who immigrated to the U.S. and were abused by their child who is a U.S. citizen.

Immigrants and workplace accidents

Regarding employment immigration, multiple challenges may arise and employment immigrants could have to work through a number of issues, from finding a job to obtaining a visa. Unfortunately, some people face hardships even after they have relocated to the U.S., such as a workplace accident. At Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, our Miami law firm knows how difficult these issues can be for those who have moved to Florida from another country for work.

If you are hurt on the job, you should try to address the injury as soon as possible. Depending on the details surrounding your situation, you may be eligible for certain benefits that can help you recover. Immigrants who work in a variety of fields may suffer a workplace injury and it is vital for people in this position to recognize their rights as a worker. Unfortunately, some choose to stay quiet because they are afraid that if they speak up or try to obtain benefits they are eligible for they will lose their job or be deported from the country.

Tenant evicted from Florida home over toys

From bothering neighbors and disrupting peace to dangerous dogs and other potential hazards, there are many reasons why landlords decide to evict tenants in Florida. In Miami-Dade, and in all other parts of the state, landlords who are concerned about their tenants posing a risk to the safety of others or the rental property should take a careful look at any of their options. Unfortunately, some landlords do not take action until it is too late and something goes wrong.

A 73-year-old woman was recently evicted from her Florida home due to her massive toy collection. In fact, the woman received an eviction notice following her landlord's surprise inspection, where her toy collection was deemed a potential fire hazard.

What activities are allowed with visitor visas?

From employment-based immigration to short trips that revolve around sightseeing, there are many reasons why people come to the U.S. on a temporary or long-term basis. Regardless of the reason why you plan on coming to the U.S., it is imperative to make sure that you work through the immigration process correctly, which includes filing paperwork and understanding any restrictions that may be in place. For example, if you will be seeing the country with a visitor visa, you should know which activities are allowed and which are prohibited.

According to the U.S. Department of State, various activities are allowed on a visitor visa. For example, you are allowed to take a brief course that does not grant credit which can be applied to a degree. You are also allowed to be part of an amateur sporting or talent contest, so long as you do not receive compensation. In addition to spending time with family members and friends, you can also seek medical treatment.

Florida bicyclist asked about immigration status

in the news, reports concerning immigration issues surface from time to time. Sometimes, these matters happen close to home, in Miami-Dade, and in other communities in Florida. For those who have immigrated to the country, or are struggling with any legal issues related to immigration, daily life can seem overwhelming. Often, people who are going through these challenges may also have family members who are affected as well.

In Florida, a controversial interaction between a law enforcement official and an injured bicyclist recently took place. Video shows a 31-year-old man laying on the sidewalk after he was struck by a vehicle. Next, a law enforcement official, who has yet to be identified, inquires about the man's immigration status prior to asking about whether or not he needs medical attention due to injuries sustained in the accident.

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