Questions Answered by Leonard R. Boyer

Q: My father is trying to kick me out of my home. I’ve lived with my parents my whole life. I have done nothing malicious

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
Your parents do not have to provide you with a home indefinitely. Your actions in getting pregnant without any financial support from the child's father is irresponsible on your part. There is no legal basis that I am aware of that would enable you to sue your father. Why are you staying at home, when you should be with the father of your child, who should be supporting you and providing medical and financial support for you and the child? You have your priorities all wrong. You are not willing...

Q: have contract to purchase home and I the buyer have been told there are leases on property.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
Unless you retain an experienced attorney to represent you and there is a document review, nothing will be known and nothing can be done to help you.

Q: I would like to get my children us citizenship so what can be procedure?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
Your situation is far too complex and fact specific to be answered in an online forum. Immigration is an extremely complex and technical area of law. This is not merely a matter of filling out forms. What you do not know can have grave consequences and even prevent you from obtaining immigration benefits. You need to retain an experienced immigration attorney for any immigration matter or you may throw away your future. Do not let geographic restrictions get in the way of retaining the best...

Q: Do I need to submit a copy of approval notice of I-130 to USCIS?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
You need to retain an experienced immigration law firm, to represent you in this matter. The immigration laws are constantly changing and there are so many factors to consider, beyond what you would believe.

Mistakes cannot always be fixed. Immigration is an extremely complex and technical area of law. This is not merely a matter of filling out forms. What you do not know can have grave consequences and even prevent you from obtaining immigration benefits. You need to retain an...

Q: I co signed the mortgage of my cousin almost 5 years ago where we had a verbal agreement that in 2 years he would refin

1 Answer | Asked in Banking for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 14, 2019
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
You need to retain an experienced civil litigation attorney to represent your interests in this matter. There is a straight forward way that an attorney who is experienced in both civil litigation and real estate can take to protect your interests. Trying to represent yourself in Court is a bad idea. Not only are you emotionally involved, but you are not a trained attorney. You do not know the Court Rules, Rules of Evidence, case law, nor are you trained how to handle a legal case, especially...

Q: I am currently having my wadges garnished at 15% per pay period for Restitution from a case in 1999 in Ohio. I have been

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 14, 2019
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
There is no way to change it. You need to file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy and pay it off over a 60 month period of time. This may make your payments more manageable. But it is expressly not dischargable in bankruptcy.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: If I am paying part of my boyfriend’s bills do I need proof for my attorney when filing chapter 7 bankruptcy?

4 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for New York on
Answered on Feb 13, 2019
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
If you have an attorney, that is the person to whom all your questions need to be directed.

Q: Hi my ex wife put a restraining order out on me she lied on the paperwork what can i do

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence and Divorce for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 12, 2019
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
You need to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney, with extensive domestic violence trial experience to help you and represent you in this case. 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: I'm a Canadian, marrying US boyfriend that is incarcerated. Can he sponsor me while incarcerated, with cosponsors?

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 11, 2019
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
Do you really want to get involved with a person like this in the first place? You really need to retain an experienced immigration attorney, because there are an infinite number of problems with this, not just legal ones.

Q: Hi there I have been living in queens N.Y over 17 years but paying my taxes and I have 2 children ( American citizens )

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 9, 2019
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
Your question requires a fact sensitive review by an experienced immigration attorney in a personal consultation which is beyond the scope of this forum. Immigration is an extremely complex and technical area of law. This is not merely a matter of filling out forms. What you do not know can have grave consequences and even prevent you from obtaining immigration benefits. You need to retain an experienced immigration attorney for any immigration matter or you may throw away your future. Do not...

Q: I work 24 hours per week at 11.75. The judge added 16 hours to my income at 8.50 stating I have to be employed fulltime.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 9, 2019
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
Yes, it is legal for a Judge to impute income at minimum wage or higher to someone who is not working full-time, unless there is a legitimate justification for the person not working full time. For example, some one who has to spend time taking care of a "special need" child. You may qualify for NJ Legal Services, and they can make a motion for reconsideration, if the facts justify it. If you cannot afford an attorney contact local law school legal clinics.

Q: What should I do if someone is refusing to pay for artwork I did for them and also allowed someone else to edit it?

3 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Small Claims for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 8, 2019
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
Do not pay any attention to an attorney from CA, who is so desperate for business that he is directly soliciting you. You need to retain a NJ law firm that handles all aspects of intellectual property, which has a licensed member of the Patent Bar. 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. A lawyer who is in another State is not a practical solution for your...

Q: A fitness club indicates an early cancellation fee as 66% of your remaining contract obligation. Is this within the law?

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
That fee is excessive and unreasonable. You need to retain an experienced civil litigation attorney, who can negotiate a resolution of this matter. If that does not work out, then the attorney may file a complaint against them, and if the N.J. Consumer Fraud Act is found to be a valid cause of action by the Court, you would be awarded triple damages plus attorney fees. Realistically the only thing that I can guarantee is that when it comes to litigation there are no guarantees. (Pun intended)....

Q: I got homestead exemption in ny, I have full equity in my home. Do the trustee still have to sell the house? For Chap. 7

5 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for New York on
Answered on Feb 5, 2019
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
You really need to discuss this in person with an experienced NY Bankruptcy attorney. Chapter 7 is probably not going to be the best solution to your problems. 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 the local attorney.

Q: How to get a domestic violence charge thrown out if the victim is willing to drop the charges?

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 3, 2019
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
You need to each retain an experienced matrimonial attorney, with extensive domestic violence trial experience to handle this matter, otherwise there is no telling what could happen and it still may not end well without counsel. 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: Does a "Prime Contractor" Differ from the meaning of vender or General Contractor"?

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Employment Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 2, 2019
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
These are 3 different things. Any time you work with any contractor, you need to retain an attorney to determine if contract and contractor are legitimate. A vendor sells materials, a contractor performs work. There are general contractors (a prime contractor is not a common term in NJ) and sub-contractors.

Q: Change of status from J1 to H1B with 212E Waiver?

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 1, 2019
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
If you have a company immigration attorney, these questions should be directed to your immigration attorney. Your questions should be directed to your company's immigration attorney, since the attorney is the person most familiar your case. But remember this attorney is the company attorney, not yours. Immigration is a very complex area of law. It is a lot more than merely filling out forms. You need to retain an immigration attorney to handle all immigration proceedings. This prevents errors...

Q: If I am being sued by a credit card company can I still file for bankruptcy?

6 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for New York on
Answered on Feb 1, 2019
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
That would be all the more reason to file for Bankruptcy protection. Trying to represent yourself in Bankruptcy is unwise to put it nicely. There are both Federal and Local Rules of Bankruptcy that must be complied with. It is not merely filling out forms. To properly answer your questions and address your concerns, the best way to handle this is with an in person consultation with an experienced bankruptcy attorney. THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE! YOU NEED TO SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY WHO IS...

Q: If you get married and you never constamated the marriage is it legal

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 31, 2019
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
You need to file for divorce or annulment. The marriage is still in effect unless and until it is terminated by a Court. 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: Are most judges willing to approve changing a childs last name if the father is absent from their life

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 30, 2019
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
Every situation is different and your case like all the others is fact sensitive. Trying to represent yourself in Court is a bad idea. Not only are you emotionally involved, but you are not a trained attorney. You do not know the Court Rules, Rules of Evidence, case law, nor are you trained how to handle a legal case, especially if litigation is involved. However, if you do not retain counsel, and the opposing party does have counsel, you will could get slaughtered (figuratively speaking). Do...

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