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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for New Jersey on
Q: My employer of 13 years had just eliminated my position and gave me a notice of few days 15 or so days Is that legal ???

I read somewhere he had to give me 60 days , could that make legal ground to sue

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert answered on Sep 7, 2021

Unless you have an employment contract that states otherwise, New Jersey is an at-will employment state, meaning you or your employer can terminate the employment relationship at any time for any reason or no reason, and no notice is required.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for New Jersey on
Q: If I purchased a car and it has me and my fiance name on it and if we separate he have it in his possession what do I do

How can I go about removing my name

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Sep 5, 2021

If the car is registered in PA, then you must consult a PA attorney. New Jersey law only controls the contract, nothing else. Hopefully you were the primary borrower. It is also going to matter how the registration reads. Good luck.

3 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning for New Jersey on
Q: Can a plaintiff lawyer enter the premises without my knowledge as I am the executor of an estate.

I am the executor of my grandmother estate. My uncle hired a lawyer because he wants ownership of her home. His lawyer drew up documents towards me for court at which I also put in a court order as well. The question is, who gave that attorney permission to enter in the premises without my... Read more »

Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb answered on Sep 3, 2021

In order to enter any premises, a person must either obtain permission from the occupant or a warrant isuued by a court.

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: how do we go about collecting the remainder of a security deposit from a former landlord, its been about 2 years.

the landlord still owes about $1300, claiming that he had the apartment cleaned several times to alleviate a smell. granted we had 3 dogs with us at the time but no accidents took place inside of the apartment. but there was a smell and it was an oily smell coming from the garage below the apt.... Read more »

Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb answered on Sep 2, 2021

File a lawsuit.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for New Jersey on
Q: Is it legal for employer to ask employee to reapply for ada accommodation without a medical reason?

3 years ago, The Boss's boss gave employee ada accommodation for permanent impairment. 2 years ago, the Boss's boss left the company.

After 3 years, without medical reason, the Boss informs employee to get a medical inquiry form updated by the doctor. The Boss informs the employee... Read more »

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert answered on Aug 31, 2021

Employers are permitted to seek "recertification" paperwork, i.e. updated doctors' restrictions explaining the need for the accommodation, for all accommodation requests, whether new or outstanding. These recertification requests can occur periodically throughout the course of your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: how to get shoplifting lowered to theft
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Aug 30, 2021

A lot depends on the facts of your case if it is even possible and your prior criminal record if any. I suggest hiring a good lawyer if you want to have the best chance to have your charges downgraded. Most of us criminal lawyers offer a free in office consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Hello, I was wondering if in assault cases (2nd degree) the victim could shorten the accused sentence?

I have a friend who was sentenced to 5 years and was just wondering if the person he assaulted could advocate for a shorter term?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Aug 30, 2021

Once the person is sentenced its hard for anything to shorten the persons prison term except for an appeal.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: I’m being charged with 2C:33-4A I’m Voorhees Township.

The person who filed the complaint got a number online so she could text herself as proof

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Aug 27, 2021

I would suggest hiring a lawyer as this is a criminal charge. Most of us criminal lawyers offer a free in office consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: Apt complex has just been sold and now have new landlord. We signed lease with old landlord. May I end lease & leave

We have been dealing with unanswered complaints about dangerous conditions on grounds. Mother was recently injured due to this dangerous condition. Would like to find safe place to live.

Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb answered on Aug 26, 2021

The existing lease is assumed by the new buyer. Thus it continues until the end date specified in the lease.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law and Business Law for New Jersey on
Q: I had an NDA made with a developer. I accidentally had him sign under owner and I signed under recipient, am I the owner

So we had an NDA made where he can’t share make his own or do anything with the software. He did all of the sudden and I issued him a cease and desist. Afterwards he pointed that he was the owner of the agreement and not us, which was a mistake on my end I switched up the roles, but the terms... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Aug 26, 2021

To properly answer your question a lawyer would need to review the entire agreement and any other information regarding your relationship and payments.

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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New Jersey on
Q: I am on SSDI ( due to ms) and i'm in a irrevocable special needs trust with my brother who can't pass his portion to me

We are both equal ownership (inheridence from father who just died) but due to the fact he is involved with a bankruptcy which will not let him pass ownership to me. Do we have any options with out being forced to give up the condo(currently I am living there) at and have to move out? and can he... Read more »

Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
Elizabeth Fowler Lunn answered on Aug 26, 2021

I’m sorry that your father has passed and your brother is in a difficult circumstance. His bankruptcy attorney can explain all of his options with regard to the trust. His attorney may also need to consult with a probate/estate planning attorney. Because the laws regarding the trust are state... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: I got a 39:3-15 while being parked in nj what fines apply to this ticket
Stuart Nachbar
Stuart Nachbar answered on Aug 25, 2021

You are looking at a $300.00 fine for a car and possible suspension of license and registration privileges if not taken care of quickly

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Is my Ocean County, NJ charge 2C:35-1()A(1) Possession CDS/Analog Schd
Amber Forrester
Amber Forrester answered on Aug 23, 2021

Assuming you are talking about 2C:35-10a(1), which is the possession of a controlled dangerous substance in schedule I, II, III, or IV, the short answer is yes. In NJ, felonies are referred to as indictable offenses or crimes and there are 4 degrees. The statute you seem to be citing is a 3rd... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Is my charge a felony? 20:35-1()A(1) Possession CDS/ANALOG- SCHD Ocean County, NJ Superior Court

My mistake it's not 20 it's 2C:35-1()A(1)

Possession CDS/Analog-Schd

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Aug 23, 2021

Yes it should be the equivalent of a felony, but you did not copy down the statute correctly so I cannot be sure. For example: Most Criminal statutes start with 2C you did not include this. Speak with a good criminal lawyer to get the correct answer to your question.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for New Jersey on
Q: I have a 16 yr old granddaughter whom was living with her mother in GA. Her mom kicked her out and sent her to her fathe

To NJ. Granddaughter wants to live with father. Mother refused to send docs to father. As her maternal grandmother can I ask the court for a law guardian for my Granddaughter. Father can't get birth certificate, his name isn't on it. My daughter wants her daughter to live hard. Job corps... Read more »

Teresa L. Reichek
Teresa L. Reichek answered on Aug 23, 2021

Thank you for your question. I am so sorry that you and your granddaughter have to go through this stressful time.

The most direct answer is you can file a grandparents rights application and request formal custody of your granddaughter. Then the court can order your daughter to turn over...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: NJ Superior Court Middlesex I asked my attorney for a copy of the testimony that a judge heard in order to create the

TRO. I was told. Nope. Cant make a copy. Must go to lawyer's office to hear. True?

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on Aug 23, 2021

I have no idea whether there was an order entered imposing a restriction on whether the lawyer could send you a copy of the tape recording of the testimony provided to the judge or hearing officer to support a TRO, but if your lawyer wants you to come into his / her office to listen to it, then go... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Should I get an attorney if I am a victim of assault and pressed harassment and assault charges ?

I pressed harassment and assault charges against someone who caused me bodily injury and continued to give threats before and after the incident. I contacted the police after the assault and they were unable to arrest her because they were not at the location (Cherry Hill Mall inside) and she is... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Aug 20, 2021

An Attorney can definitely help you, but a criminal attorney will charge you for his time and advise.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Probate for New Jersey on
Q: mom's will states that house goes to son and adjacent property to daughter but house and property are not subdivided.

if no subdivision is done, and son agrees to pay sister in future when property is sold, what legal/tax issues does sister need to be aware of now or in the future?

Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb answered on Aug 20, 2021

Divisions of property which is the result of probate are exempt rom subdivision laws but not zoning laws.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for New Jersey on
Q: Executor rights

As executor of my fathers estate, would a judge force me to sign off for his medical records to be released to his wife? I don’t want to sign but I don’t know if I have a leg to stand on.

Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb answered on Aug 19, 2021

The answer depends on all the facts involved, none of which are disclosed. My best suggestion is to speak to an attorney if you have not already retained one.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Civil Litigation for New Jersey on
Q: What can I do if the seller refuses to sign the release of my escrow funds? Am I able to sue for more than my deposit?

I had issues with the house, which the seller advised he will fix. He never signed the addendum but advised he will fix it through email. At walk through days prior to closing, the items requested were not fixed, and he was unable to provide a CO. He requested to close still which I refused and... Read more »

Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb answered on Aug 19, 2021

You raise a number of difficult, technical issues. Were you represented by an attorney when you executed the contract ? If so, contact her to discuss your problems. If you were unrepresented was this because of yoor broker's recommendation? Immediately contact an attorney to discuss your... Read more »

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