Questions Answered by Leonard R. Boyer

Q: How long do you have to be married to get alimony payments after a divorce?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 19, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
What you are asking about is actually spousal support, which is not automatic and many factors are taken into account. To properly answer your questions and address your concerns, the best way to handle this is by retaining an experienced matrimonial attorney. You need the best attorney you can afford, do not let geographic considerations be a factor in your choice of an attorney. Pick the best lawyer you can find and remember one rule: a good lawyer is generally never cheap, and a cheap...

Q: Can a name be transferred on a home deed without the other party’s consent?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 16, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
The deed has to be examined by an experienced real estate/litigation attorney. Depending on the deed's wording, he can convey his interest to whoever he wants. But that would create a major problem, by triggering the mortgage's "Due on Sale Clause". So you would have a very significant problem if that happens. Your prior consultations may have been with attorneys who are not mortgage foreclosure defense attorneys and do not really understand the situation you are facing. Do not let geographic...

Q: Hi I am a renter in Trenton New Jersey and I recently received notice that my property is in tax foreclosure.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 15, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
No! You need to keep making rent payments, unless and until you receive a Court Order instructing you to do otherwise. Just because your landlord is subject to a tax lien foreclosure, it does not mean that the landlord will lose the property. You should consult an experienced PA landlord-tenant attorney. THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE! YOU NEED TO SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY WHO IS LICENSED IN YOUR STATE FOR LEGAL ADVICE. This is merely suggestions for you to think about in discussing your situation with...

Q: Can I sue a local restaurant that's known for causing food poisoning?

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 14, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
If you have sustained food poisoning from that restaurant and can prove it, then you could file a lawsuit. Why you would even eat at such a place is puzzling.

Q: What are the best arguments for NOT filing for bankruptcy if you just have a lot of debt?

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for New York on
Answered on Sep 14, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
To answer this question, more specific information is required. If you have a security clearance and could lose it, then filing for Bankruptcy would not make sense. Otherwise filing for Bankruptcy is likely to be your best solution. Of course, this is subject to much more specific information than what you provided.

Q: divorced help infoooo

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 7, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
There is nothing you can do on your own, you need to retain an experienced matrimonial (divorce) attorney to represent you. A review of the pleadings is also necessary to know exactly what your situation is. To properly answer your questions and address your concerns, the best way to handle this is by retaining an experienced matrimonial attorney. You need the best attorney you can afford, do not let geographic considerations be a factor in your choice of an attorney. Pick the best lawyer you...

Q: My ex husband is $20,000 in arrears, he has a pending lawsuit. What can I do to make sure that I get what is owed to me?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 7, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
You need to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney to handle this matter. This is not a do-it-yourself project. Do not let geographic restrictions get in the way of retaining the best attorney. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one rule: a good attorney is generally never cheap, and a cheap attorney is generally never good so don't choose based on price.

Q: Do contracts generally have a grace period before they are fully enforceable?

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 7, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
That depends on the contract itself and the type of contract. More facts are required to provide a meaningful answer.

Q: How do I pay for a good bankruptcy attorney if I'm bankrupt?

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 7, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
You stop wasting money on other things so that you can afford a real Bankruptcy attorney. Remember, only attorneys are licensed to practice law in NJ, not paralegals or document preparers. Pick the best lawyer you can find and remember one rule: a good lawyer is generally never cheap, and a cheap lawyer is generally never good so don't choose based on price.

Q: Hi If a loan was dismissed by bankruptcy, can a recovery house have you pay the loan ?

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 6, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
No, you have no valid claim to the house. It was probably sold at Sheriff sale. But your question is not really all that clear. An in person consultation with an experienced Bankruptcy attorney would be a good idea.

Q: What is going to be faster to apply for a k1 visa now or to get married on october and then apply for spouse visa?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Answered on Sep 5, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
There is insufficient information to answer your questions. You need to retain an experienced immigration attorney. Immigration is a very complex and technical area of law. It would be wise to privately have an in person consultation with an immigration attorney in private where you are protected by attorney-client privilege which does not exist on the Internet. You need to retain an immigration attorney to handle all immigration proceedings. This prevents errors that can sometimes prove costly...

Q: 20 years old and I wanna remove my sister from her father who been arrested for drugs would the court allow me get her ?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 4, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
Significantly more facts would be required to answer your question. Having a run in with the law in the past does not mean a great deal. There is also the mother of both you and your sister, would also has custody and countless other factors that are unknown.

Q: My parents have been renting their house to me for $500 a month. But now its under sheriffs sale. What now?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 4, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
Although NJ has an anti-eviction law, you cannot expect to say in the house too long after the sheriff sale. Whoever purchases the property at sheriff sale, is not likely to want to rent it to you.

Q: Registered LLC and co-founder question

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 3, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
This is a prime example why people who want to set up a business need to retain an attorney to prevent problems, especially when you mix business and friendship. A one member LLC is useless. I would never set up less than a 3 member LLC for any client. The next thing you need to do is have your "friend" sign a document which is known as a non-compete, non-disclosure and non-circumvent agreement. You did not indicate how your LLC could negatively impact your employment with your employer, so...

Q: My teenage son(17) got a teenage girl pregnant. Will I be orderd to pay child support for the baby? Live in New Jersey .

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 3, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
You having to pay child support for the baby, is the least of your worries! The age of the pregnant teenage girl is undisclosed and your son, could end up facing a variety of criminal charges as well. You may have to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney for your son. You are also going to be dealing with massive medical bills for the birth of the child and all sorts of pre-birth care. The girls parents could file a variety of criminal charges against your son and his life could be...

Q: I have an O3 visa that expires at the end of September, but my passport was stamped till Nov. Can I stay till November?

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Answered on Sep 2, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
As a spouse you can renew O-3 visa at the U.S. Consulate without him being there, as long as you have the proper documentation with you, including evidence of your O-1 status, evidence from your employer that you are still employed with your O-1 sponsor, a copy of the marriage certificate, among other things. Consult with your spouse's employer's immigration attorney to make sure you have everything you needs before you leave. Immigration is a very complex area of law. It is a lot more than...

Q: I lived in Hackensack, NJ and I've been married for 5 years with 1 child who is 4 years.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for New Jersey on
Answered on Aug 27, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
Attorneys cannot quote fees on Justia. But what you are asking is going to be on the low side per hour and for the retainer. You should never chose an attorney based on anything other than expertise and experience. While I recognize that you have a budget, you have to realize that you only get one chance to do this the right way. You may find an average quality attorney for a $5K retainer, but not at that hourly rate. You need to retain the best matrimonial attorney that you can afford,...

Q: is it ok if I get a new account with BOA if I filed bankruptcy while banking with them before?

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for New York on
Answered on Aug 27, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
There are plenty of other banks and credit unions to chose from. Many banks are national, so no matter where you go, you can access a branch or handle your needs online. Bank of America, just because you used them previously, offers you no benefits than other banks or credit unions. Bank of America is not above trying to take money from you, but they may also not open another account for you because of the previous bankruptcy and you may never know the real reason. Your attorney was correct...

Q: How to prove my overstay was due to human trafficking?

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Answered on Aug 26, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
This is not human trafficking. An immigration officer at the port of entry can admit a person holding a C-1 transit visa for the duration determined by him/her, but for a maximum duration of 29 days. You must leave the U.S. on the proposed flight or ship of departure, or within 29 days, whichever is earlier. You were out of status without a valid reason. Only an Immigration attorney has the expertise to properly fill out immigration forms and put together the right package of documents and...

Q: hi my wife and I broke up after 3 months of marrage and my quetion is how can i find out if she took my last name?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Aug 26, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
All that you can do is file for divorce. Unless you can prove to a Prosecutor that a crime was committed(extremely unlikely). To properly answer your questions and address your concerns, the best way to handle this is by retaining an experienced matrimonial attorney. You need the best attorney you can afford, do not let geographic considerations be a factor in your choice of an attorney. Pick the best lawyer you can find and remember one rule: a good lawyer is generally never cheap, and a...

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