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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for New Jersey on
Q: If im from argentina and live in Argentina but got married in las vegas where should i get divorced????
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William N. Sosis answered on Feb 21, 2019

Probably Argentina. But since I'm not familiar with Argentina, be wary that International divorce laws vary. Even within the US, divorce laws can vary between states. You should also consider any jurisdictional issues that may be brought up by your spouse.

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence and Divorce for New Jersey on
Q: Hi my ex wife put a restraining order out on me she lied on the paperwork what can i do

She trying to ruin me I need help

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William N. Sosis answered on Feb 12, 2019

This is very serious. You only have 10 days before a final restraining order hearing. This gives you incredibly little time. If there's still time left (2-3 days) there's fortunately a legal technique that a knowledgeable attorney can use that gets you more time to defend yourself against any false... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for New Jersey on
Q: Do I have legal claim to goods that were delivered even though I cancelled them?

I ordered a product from Amazon, canceled delivery, and the item got delivered anyway. I got the full refund. Do I have claim to the item?

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William N. Sosis answered on Oct 23, 2018

If you canceled your order and received a full refund why would you think you're entitled to keep the item? Just imagine if everyone did that. How do you think Amazon and its vendors would revise their return/refund policies? If current online purchasing policies are designed to encourage... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for New Jersey on
Q: can a conditional dismissal be appealed?
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William N. Sosis answered on Oct 22, 2018

Appeals from trial court decisions are 'as of right', so most likely yes. But a reliable answer requires that you first speak with an attorney. An attorney will evaluate the specific facts of your case before providing you with the best answer. However, the courts use strict rules and timetables... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for New Jersey on
Q: There's a court order for parenting time with my kids, I haven't talked to or seen my kids since the end of Fed. 2018.

Is their mother in violation or that order? And one of my sons is Autistic.

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William N. Sosis answered on Oct 15, 2018

Children have a right to see both their parents. A custodial parent cannot unilaterally decide to stop the other parent from parenting his children and being part of their lives. Unless your Order prohibits your parenting time or imposes certain restrictions then it's likely your parenting rights... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for New Jersey on
Q: How should I proceed with daycare if they have not paid me my deposit?

Contract states that after 90 days upon stating child will not return to school, daycare will refund deposit. On June 1, stated my children will not return to daycare beginning July 5. It is now October, well over the 90 days the daycare’s contract states they would return the deposit. How can... Read more »

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William N. Sosis answered on Oct 11, 2018

This is a contract issue so the matter really depends on the language in your agreement. you've asked them for your deposit and they've unreasonably refused, you can file a lawsuit. The amount they owe you will determine how much you sue for, and how and where to file your lawsuit. But sometimes... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability, Real Estate Law and Banking for New Jersey on
Q: I am a Notary in NJ. Am I allowed to be a witness on a document I am notarizing?
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William N. Sosis answered on Oct 11, 2018

No. Notaries can't notarize their own signature. You might also want to read this: https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/revenue/pdf/NotaryFAQ.pdf

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Identity Theft for New Jersey on
Q: What can happen to a wife if she purchased house items with her husbands credit info without asking
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William N. Sosis answered on Oct 11, 2018

I think your question is more suitable for posting in the Family Law section. Regardless, I think what can happen mostly depends on how much you spent, whether you used a joint credit card, the trust and quality of your marriage, and how your husband feels about it when he finds out. You might... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for New Jersey on
Q: I want to know when the statute of limitations runs out for me to file a NJ Consumer Fraud suit against a roofing co.

Roofer began tear off on 10/14/16 to reroof my house. I discovered the roof leaked on 10/29/17. I had a 15 year workmanship guarantee from the roofer. The roofer claims I tore off the chimney flashing that they never installed and deemed my warranty and guarantee null and void on 11/07/17. I... Read more »

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William N. Sosis answered on Oct 11, 2018

Consumer-fraud claims (CFA) in New Jersey are subject to the six-year statute of limitations (SOL), N.J.S. 2A:14-1. New Jersey has an excellent law protecting consumers. It allows for triple damages and also pays the attorney fees. Despite the six-year SOL, there are several reasons you shouldn't... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for New Jersey on
Q: are legal separations still allowed in nj

I can't afford a divorce because my husband will not agree and will have us in court every week if he can.We have no minor children and both own investment property .Our primary home is paid for. I just want to be able to sell this and give him half and be done.

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William N. Sosis answered on Jul 26, 2018

NJ has what's called "divorce from bed and board." But you should contact an attorney for a free consultation. Depending on what you both want you may be able to do it yourselves or with a little help from an attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: Is there an age when a child can decide to no longer have overnight visits with their dad.

Mom has full custody. Dad has girlfriend that son does not want to be around at all and feels like dad does not like him. Dad takes don to grand moms house where there is not one thing for him to do and no bed for him to sleep in other than with dad. He is almost 11 years old.

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William N. Sosis answered on Jun 25, 2018

That's a touchy question. First, New Jersey courts have long-settled the question of non-custodial parents having girlfriends (or boyfriends). Generally, divorce or dissolution doesn't preclude people from moving on with their lives. The touchy part is determining what's actually happening in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for New Jersey on
Q: I live in a different state from my child. How can I see my child more her father won't allow her to visit me?

I live in Texas and my child is in New Jersey.

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William N. Sosis answered on Jun 25, 2018

There's really not enough information to provide you with an adequate answer. However, assuming New Jersey has jurisdiction, you should consult with a family law attorney. The attorney will interview you and gather all the facts necessary and provide you with the best option(s). You'll then be able... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Someone is harassing and cyberstalking me and my family. Torment me and taking me and my family pictures on internet

It a woman I don’t know her but she is disgusting as many fake names and tormented me for months and she found my phone number and every time I wake up I found some disturbing text to crash and dead. She also disturbed me at work by repeating text to my phone. She know where I live, work and go... Read more »

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William N. Sosis answered on Jun 25, 2018

You'll need to immediately consult with an attorney. You'll be interviewed and your case will be thoroughly reviewed. An attorney can then file the appropriate papers on your behalf but only after gathering all the necessary facts and evidence. You should contact an attorney willing to give you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for New Jersey on
Q: In a court decision a defendant is to pay lawyer fees to the plaintiffs atty within 60 days, what if it's not paid?

In the court decision, the defendant was ordered to pay $750 of the plaintiff's attorney fees within 60 days. What happens if the fees cannot be paid because the defendant doesn't have the funds?

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William N. Sosis answered on Jun 25, 2018

Defendant's non-compliance with a court order permits you to file a motion with the court. The court can now consider you a judgment creditor. The court will make an ability to pay determination if the defendant claims a lack of funds.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: How can I stop my son’s mother from taking him to another state?
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William N. Sosis answered on Jun 25, 2018

Whether you can actually stop the relocation will depend on several facts. So there's no doubt you should immediately consult with a family law attorney to discuss the facts of your case. There's even a fairly recent New Jersey case addressing the way courts are required to analyze whether a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Family Law and Child Custody for New Jersey on
Q: I have sole custody, can my current husband adopt my kids legally?

Biological father is not in the picture, and he pays no child support

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William N. Sosis answered on Feb 18, 2018

Parental rights are never terminated lightly because it's a constitutional right. However, if you motion the court and show that (1) the biological parent has abandoned his parental obligations and (2) that the best interests of children would be promoted through adoption, then yes. It also helps... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for New Jersey on
Q: What happens if my ex-wife can't afford to pick up our kids from my visit with them?

Our court order states that I have to fly to NJ to pick up our kids and bring them back to Arizona with me for my visitation. The order states that she has to fly to Arizona to pick them up and go back to NJ. She says that she's not able to pick them up because of finances. So what will happen... Read more »

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William N. Sosis answered on Feb 18, 2018

You can file for sole custody...but whether your request is granted depends on many factors...such as how a change in custody will affect the children. Your ex-wife might decide to file for a modification of the parenting schedule and/or child support based on changed circumstances. Alternatively,... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Civil Litigation for New Jersey on
Q: AUTO DEALERSHIP FRAUD...

I bought a used certified car on Feb 06, 2018 with a down payment of almost 6 thousand dollars. A week after the engine light goes on, the car started shaking, the brakes didn't work well and a weird sound in the engine, so I took the car to Ramsey Dodge because the car was certified by Dodge,... Read more »

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William N. Sosis answered on Feb 18, 2018

You desperately need to contact an attorney who practices consumer law. What you've stated sounds like consumer fraud. NJ has an excellent consumer fraud law that can help you recover not only your down payment but also help you collect damages and attorney fees. Some attorneys may even be... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Q: How can I find cases on the coversion of equity doctrine?
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William N. Sosis answered on Jan 31, 2018

You probably don't have access to LexisNexis or WestLaw so try https://scholar.google.com. Click on the "Case Law" and "New Jersey courts" radial buttons. Search for "doctrine of equitable conversion" OR "equitable conversion doctrine". After hitting enter, you should get about 35 or more NJ... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: I have sole legal and residential custody of my child.

Even though DCP&P is involved with my child's father due to drug use and past domestic violence towards myself and my oldest son I am being forced to remain in contact with him. He has yet to have met any directives from DCP&P and the judge continues to disregard their requests. Is there something... Read more »

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William N. Sosis answered on Jan 31, 2018

You need to get a restraining order against him. Do it immediately and don't wait. There are 24-hour hotlines available or contact a family law attorney if you need help.

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