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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Bankruptcy for New Jersey on
Q: Need to evict tenant..no rent in 17 months...filed bankruptcy June 29..went to court today...she was allowed to stay

For 6 months more for free...can you file bankruptcy in June and have a judgment in July...I need her out I could lose my house...plus her paperwork wasn't official documents...it was hand written

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answered on Jul 3, 2024

You need to retain an experienced Bankruptcy attorney to file a Motion to Vacate the automatic stay and if you have not done so already, then you need to have the attorney file a proof of claim. Once the automatic stay is vacated, then you need to retain a landlord tenant attorney to get this... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can the sponsor of a green card beneficiary file a petition to have that green card rescinded?
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answered on Jun 15, 2024

The sponsor of a green card can file a form trying to get the green card rescinded, but that does not mean that will actually happen. USCIS is understaffed and overloaded, so there is no guarantee it will even be looked at. You also need to have an extremely good reason or you may have significant... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Divorce for New Jersey on
Q: Is there a different process for seeking an annulment versus a divorce?
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answered on Jun 15, 2024

Depending on a variety of factors obtaining an annulment can be more difficult than a divorce. The process is very similar. You need to retain an experienced matrimonial (divorce) attorney. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one rule: a good attorney is generally never cheap, and a... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for New Jersey on
Q: Can my ex-husband, modify child support, if he's been paying me directly, not through probate Court?

He pays me directly, he modified child support when my oldest son graduated college, without contacting me, and without filing a motion. Also, I have never received any cost-of-living adjustment over the last nine years.

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answered on Jun 1, 2024

You should realize by now unless the Court Order's your ex-husband to pay what he is supposed to, he is going to do whatever he wants. You need to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney who will charge you for about 1/2 to 1 hour of attorney time to review all the relevant documents and... View More

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4 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for New Jersey on
Q: Can a defendant request a rescheduling online for a restraining order hearing if they're given 2 days notice?
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answered on May 31, 2024

Every situation is unique and must be determined on its own merits. 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. With modern technology, you can be represented... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: A default has been filed agianst me in Bergen Cty.Can I still upload my Answer or file a motion to set aside the default

The default has not yet been entered. We have the hearing scheduled for June 12th. I called my husband's attorney's office multiple times to get additional time to answer. He never responded to the messages I left his paralegal, but instead filed a default judgment. When he filed for the... View More

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answered on Jun 1, 2024

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 could get slaughtered... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: Hello, I live in Paramus, NJ. I'm looking to get divorced from my husband, who I've been separated from since 1995.

I've not seen nor heard from him and would like to get a divorce and some alimony. I found out from our son he gave a credit card to my son's roommate, so I guess he can afford some alimony also. We were married in 1985.

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answered on May 16, 2024

I have good news and bad news for you. The bad news is that you have been separated since 1995, so your chances of being awarded spousal support are extremely slim. The good news is that you can get a divorce. You need to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney that will enable you to get on... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Real Estate Law and Civil Litigation for New Jersey on
Q: will title insurance protect my home from my son and his lawyer?they have plans to take and sell the home

deceased wife and myself are on title

son and his lawyer want to cash in

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answered on May 4, 2024

Title insurance is irrelevant. You need to retain an experienced mortgage foreclosure defense and civil litigation attorney. Expect to pay for one hour of attorney time to review all the documents and provide you with the best way to proceed. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Libel & Slander and Intellectual Property for New Jersey on
Q: Need help with defamation against a small startup business. We are being wrongfully accused of copying their ideas

Need a cease and desist letter and a strong statement indicating that we will sue for damages, loss revenues and emotional and physical distress. An immediate public apology is necessary but she’s gone too far and my losses are palpable.

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answered on May 1, 2024

Sometimes a strongly worded letter from an experienced civil litigation attorney is enough to solve the problem. Whether or not you can file a lawsuit for emotional distress is questionable. If the letter does not help, then a lawsuit for copyright infringement will get their attention. You should... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Divorce for New Jersey on
Q: I’m married with a 4 year old child. My wife wants to separate. move to Florida and take my daughter. She wants me to

Honor her wish without me fighting for my daughter to be close to both of us. I’m willing to let her go but not permanently. How should I handle this

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answered on Apr 14, 2024

This could be done straightforward basis except for the part about it not being permanent. After about 1 year, the child's home state becomes FL. and your chances of achieving your objective diminish substantially. You should probably rethink this entire situation. There is no easy answer and... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Internet Law for New Jersey on
Q: Hi our longtime manager who was the admin for our business google account was recently fired. Won't turn over login info

Hi, our longtime manager who was the admin for our business google account was recently fired. This person will not give us our login information. We are also locked out of our email account to recover or reset the passwords. This was a family member that we never thought would do the things that... View More

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answered on Apr 1, 2024

You need to retain an experienced civil litigation attorney with knowledge of Internet law to file an Order to Show Cause with the Court and to immediately send them a "Cease & Desist" letter. To provide meaningful advice and learn the best way to proceed, you need be prepared to pay... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: Do I still have to pay child support for a child over 19 that is not in school ?

My son turned 19 last June 2023. He is not going to college and working full time and I noticed my Child support amount has been the same for the last 9 months. When i inquired with Child Support they told me I have an "unallocated " support order which I was unaware of . I have a second... View More

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answered on Mar 31, 2024

You need to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney to have your son declared emancipated and seek a reallocation 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... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Child Support and Domestic Violence for New Jersey on
Q: My daughter is mentally agonized and in trauma due to violent behavior of her father's girlfriend who came to our home

It happened in 2022 and since then a series of events happened including domestic violence on me (the mother by the father). I need to know what actions can I take against the father and his girl friend. My daughter is in High School and she is always traumatized that the woman may harm her

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answered on Mar 31, 2024

You need to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney who has extensive domestic violence trial experience. The attorney will help you to obtain a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against both the father and his girlfriend. Criminal charges against both may also be possible, but that will require... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Q: will a no traspassing sign prtevent squatters from taking over my house as their house. do I need a picture of the sign

do I need a posted sign also to prevent the above

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answered on Mar 30, 2024

No sign alone is going to prevent squatters from taking or trying to take over your house. A properly secured house, with constant video monitoring, will help. If you have the budget and comply with local laws an armed security guard will make a big difference.

3 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: I voluntarily agreed to pay my ex wife alimony. I’ve been paying her for 10 years now and she remarried. Can I revoke it

The agreement doesn’t specify termination date

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answered on Mar 29, 2024

You need to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney to bring a motion for termination of spousal support and credit for any overpayment. Spousal support can be from the day that they first began cohabitation. With modern technology there are no geographic boundaries on obtaining the best... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for New Jersey on
Q: I have decided to dissolve my partnership in LLC with 50/50 partner in NJ. What do i need to do to do?

I am in a LLC 50/50 partnership. I would like to give my 50% to my partner as I no longer want to be part of our business. We have an operating agreement and have agreed that I will be leaving. I need to know what steps to take to make sure I am completely out of the business.

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answered on Mar 21, 2024

Without reading the operating agreement and reviewing all relevant corporate documents, it is impossible to provide a meaningful answer. You should expect to pay for 1/2 to 1 hour of attorney time to review all the documents and advise you on the best way to proceed. Pick the best attorney you can... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Communications Law for New Jersey on
Q: If you attended a Zoom meeting and it was recorded and you consented to the recording however you would like a copy

If you attended a Zoom meeting and it was recorded and you consented to the recording however you would like a copy of the recording for your records but the host refuses to release it to you, can you require by law they send a copy? What if they were to edit it in a way that makes me look a... View More

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answered on Mar 9, 2024

There is no automatic right to a copy of the recorded Zoom video. But depending on the facts that you have not disclosed, my answer could change. Without a consultation (figure about $200.00 for the consultation) no one can provide more information. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Civil Litigation for New Jersey on
Q: I'm in NJ and am main buyer on a vehicle contract with an ex. I sued him in special civil court and won. However

Im trying to get off the loan entirely or gain possession of the car. The lender did an extension agreement with the cosigner without my knowledge or signature electronically. Is this legal in NJ? Co-signer's name is on the title however I can add mine on to it at any time. What is the best... View More

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answered on Feb 26, 2024

You need to retain an experienced civil litigation attorney to represent your interests in this matter. You should expect to pay for a 1/2 hour of attorney time to have your best course of action determined. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one rule: a good attorney is generally... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for New Jersey on
Q: I am a lyricist. ASCAP and BMI only protect performances of completed compositions. What entities protect lyricists?

I intend to seek a copyright for my work before moving forward.

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answered on Feb 26, 2024

You really need to have your lyrics copyrighted. 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. With modern technology, you can be represented by any high-quality... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Q: Jan this year a water sewer truck hit my parked Pathfinder and damaged my whole right front. How do I get my truck fixed
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answered on Feb 24, 2024

Report the accident to your insurance company. If they refuse to cover it, you need to retain an experienced civil litigation 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... View More

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