Mike H wrote:
Sorry, I didn't mean to be "snarky". That was just my way of saying if you can afford an attorney,you should try to get one, at least for the motion
hearing on Summary Judgement. I was justifying what I had to say next,
which was, "if you can't afford a lawyer, this will definitely help you. I know
because I've been there, done that, and won my case.
I would refer you to Florida Statute 702.10 , which is a bit antequated,
but still tells you that you need an "affidavit" to refute the allegations in
the Motion for Summary Judgement and in support of your "Motion to Dismiss". It has to be "verified", which means you have to "swear" to it.
This is why you might need a lawyer, because if you swear to something
that is not true, you could lose big time!
If there is a genuine "issue of fact" the Judge can not enter Summary
Judgement against you. You have to dispute the facts in the Summary
Judgement motion in such a way as to prove to the Judge that there are
genuine issues of fact. YOU ARE AT THE CRITICAL PART OF YOUR CASE!
If you get past this, it should be all downhill from there. Good Luck!