My question is, if we miss a couple of months of rent and pay off all of our debt (credit cards, etc) will this effect our home purchasing options? I don't want to not pay rent or not work with them, but this seems like the only way for us to be able to get our credit to a good enough standing.
answered on Jun 2, 2023
Your idea makes as much sense as shooting yourself in the head! Sorry to be harsh, but that will lower your credit rating and make you a bad risk to a prospective lender. The real estate market is overdue for a crash and when it does crash it is widely believed that it will be at least 6 years... Read more »
we went to have a custody court date. She lied and said I threatened her with no proof. the judge granted her a restraining order. we went to court for that and it was switched to a civil restraint order. it says I can only see my son supervised once a week, but she had no proof of why. my son... Read more »
answered on May 21, 2023
A full custody case is a very expensive proceeding, which will require expert testimony. You need to make sure that you have the resources to retain the attorney and the necessary experts that will be required. You do not want to bring a case for custody and lose for lack of resources. With modern... Read more »
Excavators, electricians, masons all have damaged our property- the pool company continues to reference the contract which states they are not responsible for any third party work, can this be possible for them not to take any responsibility?
answered on May 18, 2023
It is extreme rare for any type of home improvement contract to comply with the NJ Home Improvement Contractor Act and frequently the Statute of Frauds and the Consumer Fraud Act (which provides for triple damages plus attorney fees. A Judge will decide who is responsible. No matter what the... Read more »
Divorce decree says we must share in post secondary costs.
answered on May 18, 2023
What you need to do is retain an experienced matrimonial attorney, since this child is NOT emaciated. College is not for everyone. A trade school is a valid form of post high school education, as long as it is a legitimate trade school, not some fraudulent operation like Trump University or DeVry.... Read more »
i deposited a check into my bank account it cleared so i started spending the money, i then got a call from my bank a few days later saying
the check had been flagged as fradulent and my bank account is overdrawn $4500.
answered on May 14, 2023
Yes, you are legally obligated to repay the check. I personally make it a practice if I have any doubts about the person or the check to call the issuing bank. They can tell you if it is safe to deposit the check in your account. The police in your town will probably allow you to file bad check... Read more »
GC did not pay subcontractor in full. Plumber is threatening a mechanic's lien on my home for $3,000.00 owed from contractor. Can subcontractor place lien on my home?
answered on Apr 19, 2023
Yes the subcontractor can do so, the validity of it would be questionable. A strongly worded letter from an experienced civil litigation attorney could solve the problem. In addition, it may be possible based on knowing more facts that you can also take action against the GC. With modern... Read more »
My brother is divorced from his wife. They were married for over 20 years. He pays her monthly alimony. She has been living with another man for over 5 year. They travel together, her mail goes to his house and they tell everyone they are married. When her son asked her why they just... Read more »
answered on Mar 29, 2023
You need to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney to file a motion for termination of alimony and seek reimbursement of anything that you should not have paid. . You should also consider the attorney's reviews. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one rule: a good attorney is... Read more »
My ex filed a continuation of cs in New Jersey. Stating my daughter is in college. I was told she isn’t going to college anymore. Will she have to provide documents every semester for proof to the cs services or is it a one time deal and she is using the documents before my child quit.
answered on Mar 26, 2023
You can bring a motion to have your child declared emancipated and your ex-wife would have to prove that your daughter is in fact in college. Children at that age frequently change their minds about going to college or not. As to the rest of your question, there is no standard answer. With modern... Read more »
answered on Mar 25, 2023
NO you cannot do so. The name "Tater Tot" is a registered trademark of Ore-Ida. You would end up paying a significant sum of money since you would be infringement of their trademark. What you need to do is develop a business plan and a different name for your product that is catchy.... Read more »
I don't know the DV laws very well. I am aware of restraining orders and possible monetary reparations. Is there anything else I can do?
answered on Mar 24, 2023
Domestic Violence restraining orders are life altering. Having a Final Restraining Order entered against you prevents you from being able to have a normal life. If you are seeking to have a restraining order entered against you or have to defending against one then you need to retain the best... Read more »
He convinced me to sell my house in brooklyn and now the money is gone and I owe the IRS. He makes me feel worthless and blames me for everything, I am severely depressed and have anxiety disorder because of all this. I feel like I can't do anything.
answered on Mar 22, 2023
You really need to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney with extensive domestic violence trial experience to obtain a Final Restraining Order against him. With modern technology, you can be represented by any high-quality attorney in New Jersey irrespective of geography. Pick the best... Read more »
We have an agreement that says that both parents will consult each other about who is going to be around when the kids are in their custody, now she found out that I'm dating and is requesting to see my girlfriend otherwise she is not okay with the kids being around my girlfriend unless she... Read more »
answered on Mar 19, 2023
Realistically it should not be a problem, but every Judge and every situation is unique, so it is hard to know for certain. If your ex-spouse makes a motion based on the facts you provided, then it will be time to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney. With modern technology, you can be... Read more »
Can a power-of-attorney (POA) add themselves as member to an existing LLC and joint owner of a bank account owned by the principal or are these acts a breach of fiduciary duty (e.g., self-dealing, embezzlement), in particular, if the principal was incapacitated during the change? The LLC in... Read more »
answered on Mar 12, 2023
You are going to need to meet with an experienced corporate and civil litigation attorney to have all the necessary documents reviewed and be provided with your options. You can expect to pay for an hour of attorney time to review all the documents and then make a decision. With modern technology,... Read more »
Do I ask the accountant to sign the NDA also or just the potential buyers?
answered on Mar 9, 2023
What you really need to do is have a non-disclosure, non-compete and non-circumvent agreement signed by anyone and you should not do any of this without an attorney. With modern technology, you can be represented by any high-quality attorney in New Jersey irrespective of geography. Pick the best... Read more »
answered on Mar 7, 2023
A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy will eliminate a wage garnishment unless it is for child or spousal support or if it was for something involving fraud or criminal conduct. With modern technology, you can be represented by any high-quality attorney in New Jersey irrespective of geography. Pick the best... Read more »
Is this considered coercion? How to vacate civil restraints without plaintiff agreement?
answered on Mar 3, 2023
You cannot easily vacate civil restraints. You would need to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney, with extensive domestic violence trial experienced and that attorney would have to show you meet the critieria of The seminal case setting forth the “good cause” standard in New Jersey is... Read more »
If there are costs such as filing fees, you would be expected to pay them at the time they are incurred. Based on the informaton on the docket, you likely will incur an RJI fee and motion fee totaling $140 if you want a motion made for permission to amend your answer. (alternatively we offer a... Read more »
answered on Feb 16, 2023
The fee you were quoted was dirt cheap. We cannot quote fees on this website, however, I can tell you to remember one rule. Choosing a cheap attorney can often lead to expensive mistakes and/or irreparable harm, so just save yourself some aggravation and money by picking the best attorney you can... Read more »
As the Defendant, I filed an "Answer to Compliant w/ Counterclaims" in an NJ Superior Court on 1/10/23 (the date the Answer to Complaint was due). How long does the Plaintiff have to submit a Reply to the Counterclaims? If Plaintiff does not file a Reply by the deadline, can I make a... Read more »
answered on Feb 13, 2023
Plaintiff has no obligation to file a reply. There are several ways that a Plaintiff can respond if it so chooses. You cannot make a motion for Default against the Plaintiff. What you need to do is to retain an experienced civil litigation attorney because what you do not know can destroy your case... Read more »
Grandmother's property is in Camden County, NJ. Mortgage company entered a complaint in April 2022 that went unanswered because notification was NOT sent to the executor of the estate. Property is now in foreclosure scheduled for Sheriff's sale this week. The complaint, request for... Read more »
answered on Feb 5, 2023
The only way to obtain a meaningful answer and learn what can be done about this is to have either an in-person consultation or a secure video conference and document review. It will require you to pay an attorney for at least an hour of attorney time. Speculating as to what has occurred and the... Read more »
Payment is referral fee for candidate. Guarantee period is also over. Candidate and client agreed on remote, relocation plan. But now client is holding our payment as candidate has not yet relocated.
There is written agreement between both parties. Agreement states that it will govern and... Read more »
answered on Jan 22, 2023
This is not something that can be answered without a document review. That is also the same reason a price for what it will cost cannot be provided. However, this will probably exceed the time and work that most attorneys will offer in a free consultation. So you should expect to pay for about an... Read more »
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