We hired a septic contractor April 22' - the matter at hand is that the contractor was pumping the old septic tank into the one, I called the county to advise if that was to code and they said it wasnt. The contractor got mad at me. At the end of everything they were trying to charge me $1000... View More
Your only real solution is to retain an experienced civil litigation attorney. If a letter does not get the problem resolved, then you will need to engage in litigation. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one rule: a good attorney is generally never cheap, and a cheap attorney is...View More
NJ Coop building : For past 6 weeks and this problem existed a year ago, the AC system in apartment unit above us leaks. The water first dripped through AC unit , walls but now it seriously damaged ceiling, and continues to leak. Coop management & maintenance delays repair work, and their... View More
You really need to retain an experienced civil litigation attorney and file suit against the coop board ,the President and possibly the unit owner above you. Many of these HOA, coop, and condo boards are either corrupt or engage in improper self-dealing. I routinely advise my clients to avoid...View More
My daughter essentially emancipated herself after graduating high school. She is working and living on her own. I am still on the hook for 1200 bucks a month. Why am I still paying and why does no attorney I speak with think this I'd an issue?
Emancipation is not automatic, a motion to emancipate her has to be filed. If there are some facts that you have not provided, that would explain why no attorney you spoke to believes it is an issue. So if you not left out key facts, it would require a motion. However, if she is a special needs...View More
These CC accounts are approx. 2-3 years old and unfortunately, due to business challenges, I am considering closing down the business. I personally guaranteed these business CC. The business has been experiencing financial instability for a while now, and it has become increasingly difficult to... View More
If you are in CA, why are you asking for NJ? The State you live in determines where you would file bankruptcy if that is appropriate. Whether you will have to file both a business and personal attorney cannot be determined on these facts. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one rule:...View More
Yes it is possible to have an attorney review your contract. This can be done by way of an in-person consultation or virtual consultation. A review of a contract is not going to be done for free, expect to pay for at least one hour of attorney time. With modern technology, you can be represented by...View More
I believe my new neighbor flipper/landlord (now his 9th house), who is a paver patio installer, and the asphalt contractor he hired, to overlay our shared drive and lay substantial completely new asphalt on his property, violated the NJ Consumer Fraud Act. At the very least, both were negligent as... View More
You really need to retain an experienced civil litigation attorney who has handled these type of cases extensively. You are correct about violations of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, but there are a significant number of causes of action that you can file in a complaint. With modern technology,...View More
Both of my parents died. My stepdad was the last to pass away. He typed up a last testament and left the three properties and left it to my relative. Which isn't related to him. My mom had a will drawn up from an attorney years ago. It states that I'm her executor. I probated her will... View More
This is not the type of question that can be answered in a forum like this. This case will be one that an attorney would charge about an hour of time to review all the documents and provide you with your options and an understanding of what has happened. Pick the best attorney you can find and...View More
On Monday, April 27, 2020, a trademark application was filed for ROWDY MERMAID with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The USPTO has given the ROWDY MERMAID trademark a serial number of 88890277. The federal status of this trademark filing is REGISTERED as of Tuesday, June 22, 2021....View More
My friend and I were at Applebee's when she had 2 double shots of tequila and a Margherita. As I was walking her out of Applebee's and to my car, I had to adjust my grip (I was helping her walk) when she fell and hit her head on the sidewalk. She's now saying I assaulted her. Help me please!
If this happened in New Jersey, and a complaint was filed against you for a Temporary Restraining Order, then you really need to retain and experienced matrimonial attorney with extensive domestic violence trial experience. If there are also separate charges against you for assault in municipal or...View More
I have 53 ft semi dry van trailer i already paid more than $42k including down payment on this trailer because of business down fall i can't keep up with payments any more because of too high payment which is $1650 per month as per signed lease now leasing company is sending me threatning text... View More
Clearly, this leasing company is in violation of the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and is engaging in harassment tactics. Personally, I would file a lawsuit against them and seek damages plus attempt to get a restraining order against them. Then I would have the leverage to negotiate a...View More
My parents were married in India but we've lived in NJ for the past 22 years. My mom told my dad (100% narcissist) recently that she wants a divorce and to move to CA with me. She and my sibling (we're mid 20s) immediately flew out to CA where I live, and my dad is losing it. Canceling... View More
Your mother is not a resident of California, she will need to retain an experienced New Jersey matrimonial (divorce) attorney. The situation is more complex than you realize, but an attorney cannot represent anyone in a divorce case on a contingency fee basis. The situation is beyond what most...View More
You have to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney with extensive domestic violence trial experience to protect your interests in this matter. Your question cannot be answered in this forum with such limited information. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one rule: a good...View More
My question is, if we miss a couple of months of rent and pay off all of our debt (credit cards, etc) will this effect our home purchasing options? I don't want to not pay rent or not work with them, but this seems like the only way for us to be able to get our credit to a good enough standing.
Your idea makes as much sense as shooting yourself in the head! Sorry to be harsh, but that will lower your credit rating and make you a bad risk to a prospective lender. The real estate market is overdue for a crash and when it does crash it is widely believed that it will be at least 6 years...View More
we went to have a custody court date. She lied and said I threatened her with no proof. the judge granted her a restraining order. we went to court for that and it was switched to a civil restraint order. it says I can only see my son supervised once a week, but she had no proof of why. my son... View More
A full custody case is a very expensive proceeding, which will require expert testimony. You need to make sure that you have the resources to retain the attorney and the necessary experts that will be required. You do not want to bring a case for custody and lose for lack of resources. With modern...View More
Excavators, electricians, masons all have damaged our property- the pool company continues to reference the contract which states they are not responsible for any third party work, can this be possible for them not to take any responsibility?
It is extreme rare for any type of home improvement contract to comply with the NJ Home Improvement Contractor Act and frequently the Statute of Frauds and the Consumer Fraud Act (which provides for triple damages plus attorney fees. A Judge will decide who is responsible. No matter what the...View More
What you need to do is retain an experienced matrimonial attorney, since this child is NOT emaciated. College is not for everyone. A trade school is a valid form of post high school education, as long as it is a legitimate trade school, not some fraudulent operation like Trump University or DeVry....View More
Yes, you are legally obligated to repay the check. I personally make it a practice if I have any doubts about the person or the check to call the issuing bank. They can tell you if it is safe to deposit the check in your account. The police in your town will probably allow you to file bad check...View More
Yes the subcontractor can do so, the validity of it would be questionable. A strongly worded letter from an experienced civil litigation attorney could solve the problem. In addition, it may be possible based on knowing more facts that you can also take action against the GC. With modern...View More
My brother is divorced from his wife. They were married for over 20 years. He pays her monthly alimony. She has been living with another man for over 5 year. They travel together, her mail goes to his house and they tell everyone they are married. When her son asked her why they just... View More
You need to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney to file a motion for termination of alimony and seek reimbursement of anything that you should not have paid. . You should also consider the attorney's reviews. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one rule: a good attorney is...View More
My ex filed a continuation of cs in New Jersey. Stating my daughter is in college. I was told she isn’t going to college anymore. Will she have to provide documents every semester for proof to the cs services or is it a one time deal and she is using the documents before my child quit.
You can bring a motion to have your child declared emancipated and your ex-wife would have to prove that your daughter is in fact in college. Children at that age frequently change their minds about going to college or not. As to the rest of your question, there is no standard answer. With modern...View More
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.