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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: Hi, I need consultation, can I get child support and legal custody agreement

we both are undocumented alien

we don't have legal agreement about child support just verbal agreement,but his father not fallow verbal agreements.

we don't have agreement about child support.

most of the time my son live with me (5 days /week with me ,2 days/week with his... Read more »

Santo Artusa Jr.
Santo Artusa Jr. answered on Feb 28, 2019

Yes you can have an agreement. However, you should go through the proper court channels to easily enforce the agreement despite your legal status.

Sincerely,

Santo V. Artusa.

Artusa Law Firm.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Litigation for New Jersey on
Q: Can a case that was heard and ruled on 8 months ago go back to court if I feel ruling was unfair?

The other party (my ex) and their attorney presented many pages of text exchanges between ex and my new sig other, I'd say approx 75-100 texts over the course of 6 month for so.. They were all printed out. Some just showed my name, then after I was removed as a "contact" they showed my number. My... Read more »

Santo Artusa Jr.
Santo Artusa Jr. answered on Apr 20, 2018

You would have to file a motion to set aside the order based on what you may believe is fraud/mistake, etc. This usually needs to be filed within 1 year of the order but the sooner the better. Can you prove you did not send that text?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: Question: Alimony arrears , can Police retirement pension be used to collect? Only N.J. asset as he fled state.

early retirement -alimony (agreement age 65 retirement). Alimony was mutually agreed upon not a court ordered amount.

filed to terminate, denied-after garnishment attached.

pending hearing - quit job & left state of N.J. , stopped all payments - failed to appear -motion denied.... Read more »

Santo Artusa Jr.
Santo Artusa Jr. answered on Apr 20, 2018

What about his bank account? Does he have other assets? His bank account can essentially be "attacked" and the money turned over to you. Have they issued a warrant for his arrest? How much is owed?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for New Jersey on
Q: I have a court date to finalize my divorce and I have a motion filed denying a few points but that date is after the

Hearing to finalize. Will it be heard and can decisions be made that would change things in the the final decision?

Santo Artusa Jr.
Santo Artusa Jr. answered on Apr 20, 2018

It really depends on many factors. First, have you entered into an agreement? Second, have you defaulted? What is the current status of the case? Did you complete discovery? Where is the case being heard. You can feel free to contact me for an initial consult if you want to talk specifics.

4 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for New Jersey on
Q: Alimony period is about to end, how do I calculate what the new child support amount will be? (Assuming it will go up)
Santo Artusa Jr.
Santo Artusa Jr. answered on Jan 30, 2018

I agree with the above response in that you need to recalculate child support based on the new incomes of the parties or imputed income of the parties.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for New Jersey on
Q: I want to file for divorce my spouse will not leave so I have to, am I responsible for taxes and insurance on our prope

On our property ...he is the majority bread winner

Santo Artusa Jr.
Santo Artusa Jr. answered on Feb 13, 2017

You have many options but I would not leave the house unless you are scared of your spouse etc. You can file for divorce in New Jersey and seek his contribution for the house and/or alimony. You have options.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Question about false restraining order from a girl I have known for only 2 weeks

I met a girl online 2 weeks ago and we went out for drinks a couple of times. We texted back n forth for a few days. Then I met her 2 days ago and we were hanging out in the car when she suddenly walked out of the car and called the cops on me. She said I am trying to hack her phone and harrasing... Read more »

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Santo Artusa Jr. answered on Jan 26, 2017

You need to hire an attorney and defend this case. An FRO is serious in many ways. You need to show that you have no intent of communicating with her ever again and show the surrounding circumstances so the Judge can understand what is going on.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: I live in a house an rent a room with my son an husband, his dad is saying to get out everytime he gets mad or drunk,

well I no my law an he has to evict us properly, well we are leaving for a week out of state an I will have our room on camra an it will be locked so what happens if he trys to break in an throw our things out? we live here I get mail here an I have it in writing what we pay a month with his... Read more »

Santo Artusa Jr.
Santo Artusa Jr. answered on Jan 26, 2017

You would need to speak to an attorney about this and give better details so we can assess what is going on.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: I'm in probation can I press charges to somebody that hurt me
Santo Artusa Jr.
Santo Artusa Jr. answered on Jan 26, 2017

I would need more information but in short, if you are ever a victim, you can always press charges for what has been done to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for New Jersey on
Q: What statue would I use if I wish to file a criminal complaint against someone for calling NJ DCPP out of malice?

My husband and I were both arrested but ultimately the charges were administratively dismissed, however the person that called DCPP had since posted things on social media, I filed harassment charges, she received a downgraded charge of township ordinance with a sixty day suspended sentence,... Read more »

Santo Artusa Jr.
Santo Artusa Jr. answered on Jan 26, 2017

It would be very difficult to prove actual malice on a DCPP call out of "concern"

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: My daughters fathers license has been suspended for 3 1/2 years now.. What would cause this lengthy suspension? Thanks!
Santo Artusa Jr.
Santo Artusa Jr. answered on Jan 26, 2017

A second DUI possibly with enhanced penalties, non-payment of child support are just two examples. Not paying a surcharge is another

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: My license plate is flagged due to passing a cop coming the other way on back roads at a elevated speed. Whatshouldido?

The cops have my plates. I passed him at around 70 mph and continue in my direction. I never saw red or blue lights. I only saw him it his brakes.

Santo Artusa Jr.
Santo Artusa Jr. answered on Jan 26, 2017

You would need to provide more information for an attorney to help you.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for New Jersey on
Q: Is it possible to set a dui reduced to a wet reckless in New Jersey?
Santo Artusa Jr.
Santo Artusa Jr. answered on Jan 26, 2017

It has been done under very rare circumstances but I would not count on it. Speak with an attorney ASAP

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: Marriage was in Mexico want a quick divorce .

Hello , me and my wife got married in Mexico , she is U.S citizen , i have 10 years green card , we both want to file a divorce quick as possible, she want to remary the guy i catch him and her cheating on me , to get a new life ,

1- can i file divorce in KY , so i can remary again here... Read more »

Santo Artusa Jr.
Santo Artusa Jr. answered on Jan 24, 2017

you should be able to as long as you satisfy the requirements of your state

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for New Mexico on
Q: If I am pregnant can we still continue divorce?

We both have significant others. And have been separated 8 months and having pending court dates.

Santo Artusa Jr.
Santo Artusa Jr. answered on Jan 24, 2017

Yes, you can still proceed with a divorce if pregnant.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Foreclosure and Child Support for New Jersey on
Q: pendente Lite order, nothing paid 13 months, 20,000 in arrears, waiting on judge to enforce, losing CAR, Ins, food HELP!

soon to be x husband works, 4 kids, no support, does not even try to see them, support them in any way. cancelled medical insurance. No money in 13 months. I am in 70,000 legal bills with no relief in sight. HELP!!!

Santo Artusa Jr.
Santo Artusa Jr. answered on Jan 24, 2017

You need to work with your attorney to bring an enforcement motion to take away his license, passport, etc so that he will begin paying or he will be held in contempt. Have to be aggressive

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for New Jersey on
Q: Spousal support while unemployed.

I lost my job 5 months a go. I never stopped paying my ex alimony but I reached the point where I can't do it anymore. Motion to suspend alimony was denied. One of the reason was that I'm applying for higher positions based on my work search record. What are my options? File an appeal myself? I... Read more »

Santo Artusa Jr.
Santo Artusa Jr. answered on Jan 23, 2017

You need to keep track of all of your job applications at all levels. This will give you a better chance of obtaining a modification. Good luck to you

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for New Jersey on
Q: How to I apply for college contribution?

I am the custodial parent. The non-custodial parent is current on child support for our one daughter. However, the child support order was created when she was a baby and now she has graduated high school and is going to college, I would like to ask for college contribution from her father.... Read more »

Santo Artusa Jr.
Santo Artusa Jr. answered on Jan 23, 2017

You should hire an attorney to seek college contributions in my opinion.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: I need help to overturn or at the very least a modification to totally unfair divorce settlement.

Due to years of emotional abuse and total financial control I had to turn to Legal Aid. Since the very start I (September 2013) expressed the importance of filing my divorce as soon as possible. They lost my paperwork in addition to other mistakes I didn't see the correct attorney until May 2014. 8... Read more »

Santo Artusa Jr.
Santo Artusa Jr. answered on Jan 23, 2017

Absent fraud, you would need to show a change in circumstances in order to obtain a modification in New Jersey.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Family Law, Criminal Law and Divorce for New Jersey on
Q: I report to the police that my husband did Bigamy. I am his 1st wife.. how can I go about getting that Annulment

Me & my husband never got divorced and we are still together. He had cheated on me & married someone else in Las Vegas Nevada.

The other girl know that me & my husband are still married & together. I report to the police and nothing had happened. I want that marriage to be void or... Read more »

Santo Artusa Jr.
Santo Artusa Jr. answered on Jan 23, 2017

You should consult with an attorney because if he was married to someone else at the time of your marriage, you can file for annulment in New Jersey

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