Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Questions Answered by Leonard R. Boyer
1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law for New Jersey on
Q: If a contractor took my money but has not delivered or installed product, is there anything I can do?
Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on May 30, 2021

Yes, there is a great deal you can do, by retaining an experienced civil litigation attorney. As someone who has successfully handled a significant number of these cases, I can make some statements with a very high degree of certainty, which is good news for you. It is extremely rare that any Home... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Contracts and Land Use & Zoning for New Jersey on
Q: What is my legality in a commercial lease building that I’m hosting events/production?

Is it legal for the owner to get in my business?

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on May 30, 2021

You need to take your lease to an experienced NJ civil litigation and contracts attorney, who can provide you with meaningful advice. You may need special licensing, insurance and permits as well. All this takes time, especially if you have a tight schedule. You did not mention what town you are... Read more »

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Domestic Violence and Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: When are personal effects considered abandoned in New Jersey? No lease in effect & housemate under a Perm RO for DV.

My sister in NJ allowed a disabled vet friend (at the time) to live in her house in exchange for help with upkeep of the premises, which he did not do as time passed. He gave her money towards his groceries. There was no written agreement and no lease.

Unknown to her at the time. he... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on May 23, 2021

I would just call a junk removal company and have it removed. There is apparently no way for you to find him, so why leave your house at risk?

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: My ex wife has been receiving SSDI child support payments for the 4 children but I don't get credited for the payments
Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on May 18, 2021

The needs of the children are significant enough that they receive SSDI, so why would you think that money meant for the children, should benefit you? That is not how things work in any State.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure and Landlord - Tenant for Wisconsin on
Q: I own a house with 7.4 acres. It just went into foreclosure. They gave me 6 months to pay 13,000 . Can I sell 3 acres?

I didn’t borrow this money.. My aunt and uncle did back in 2006 at 14% interest..He has passed.. I am the sole owner on the deed.I missed some payments..And instead of going after the borrower..The bank listed me as responsible for the loan and put my House into foreclosure.She was not even... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on May 8, 2021

You really need to retain an experienced WI mortgage foreclosure defense and bankruptcy attorney. Selling acreage may or may not be the best option. This is not legal advice, merely ideas and suggestions to discuss with a licensed WI attorney. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Gov & Administrative Law for New Jersey on
Q: NJDMV ISSUED MY DRIVERS LICENSE TO ANOTHER PERSON WHO GOT IT SUSPENDED. WHAT CAN I DO???
Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on May 8, 2021

This does not make sense without knowing more facts. Getting any changes to a NJ driver's license is very difficult. Are you a N.J. resident who is temporarily in Alaska? More information is going to be needed to understand what is actually going on.

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure for New York on
Q: Can a Lis pendens cause a foreclosure auction if summons was not answered by seller in court ?
Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Apr 16, 2021

A Lis Pendens is a notice to the public that the property is subject to a lawsuit. What you really need to do at this point is to obtain an experienced mortgage foreclosure defense and bankruptcy attorney to represent you. During this pandemic, you have a choice of either seeing your attorney in... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for New Jersey on
Q: In NJ if a judge adjourns 60 days to get anger management. But I only need 4 hrs. Can my case be seen sooner?
Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Apr 6, 2021

It is up to the Judge how much time in anger management you need. Are you represented by counsel? If not you need to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney with extensive domestic violence trial experience. If you do not, you are making a very serious mistake.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for New Jersey on
Q: In NJ how long does a spouse have to file for elective shares?

My father passed away and there was a prenup and his wife got nothing, it’s been almost 1 year since his passing and 7 months since the will was probated and I was made executor, she keeps asking me for things and if I don’t agree she threatens with these elective shares, is there a time limit... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Apr 1, 2021

No one can answer any questions about the "elective" shares, without reviewing them. If you were previously represented by counsel, then you need to contact that attorney. If not, you are going to need to retain counsel to resolve this matter. During this pandemic, you have a choice of... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Business Law and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Q: If you personally guarantee a business loan and file bankruptcy, can the bank go after your house/primary residence?

I opened the doors to my s-corp in 2020 and due to covid I may have to file for bankruptcy. I have a great opportunity to buy a house now and don't know if the bank will go after my house for collateral. Should I wait to see what the business does or is it safe to buy a house prior to a... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Apr 1, 2021

I would never advise any client, ever to set up a Sub-Chapter S corporation. It offers no benefit to anyone other than the accountant who probably set it up for you. You need to have a strategy session with an experienced Bankruptcy attorney. You are not going to be able to purchase a new house at... Read more »

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Consumer Law and Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: I am a victim of theft by deception $14K, i filed in township municipal court . is that the correct action.

2 desired outcomes i am looking for

- stop this crime from happening to others( looks like this contractor has already done this with many other homeowners in princeton, monroe,hillsborough,flemington,south brunswick )

- refund of my money

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Apr 1, 2021

This is a Civil case that must be filed in Superior Court, Law Division. As someone who has successfully handled a significant number of these cases, I can make some statements with a very high degree of certainty, which is good news for you. It is extremely rare that any Home Improvement... Read more »

View More Answers

3 Answers | Asked in Foreclosure and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: I am buying my home under a Land Contract. In 2018 I gave the Seller $41000 down on a home . The Purchase price

$132000. I have not maintained Insurance instead put in a ADT Security that call the fire dept if fire or theft. I have been late on some monthly payments. I have paid a total of $66000 so far. I am disabled. He is pursuing Foreclosure. What can I do??

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Mar 27, 2021

You need to retain an experienced KY mortgage foreclosure defense and bankruptcy attorney. Good luck. 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... Read more »

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure for California on
Q: Am I a CA usury exempt lender if I am a private party lending to another private party secured by a 2nd trust deed
Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Mar 23, 2021

You are going to have to elaborate a lot more. 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.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for New Jersey on
Q: Car repo suggest by loan company. No notice of sale date prior. NJ. now they are refusing payments, only full amt

I feel like this is illegal

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Mar 21, 2021

Sorry to disappoint you but once your car has been repossessed no creditor is obligated to accept anything less than full payment. You really need to retain an experienced Bankruptcy attorney and file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 on Monday, depending on your overall situation.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for New Jersey on
Q: Divorce has dragged on for 3 years, getting ready for trial. What date do you fill out for assets on CIS?

Date of filing or current value of retirement?

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Mar 18, 2021

If you are represented by counsel, all your questions need to be directed to your attorney. If you are not represented by an experienced matrimonial attorney, then you really need to retain one.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure for Kentucky on
Q: Unlawfundetainrr. Lost in court. How much time bibgot to get out
Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Mar 18, 2021

You really should really rephrase your question and provide more facts. 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.

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: I need a attorney to help me with this mortgage company, who has harassed me and my family from March 2020 - March 2021.

They evicted us during the cares act protection. They forced us to move in a home with no roof and no heat with four children 4 year old boy with ADHD and a hearing problem, 7 year old girl who was distraught and cried, a 14-year-old who also had a very rough time with this and a 17 year old who... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Mar 17, 2021

Your only chance of saving your property is if you retain an experienced LA mortgage foreclosure defense and bankruptcy attorney. Unfortunately, there is no basis to file a lawsuit against the mortgage company based on your stated facts. THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE! YOU NEED TO SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Foreclosure for New Jersey on
Q: if there was a deficiency judgement filed and awarded, how long does the mortgage company have to come after me?

how do i find out if there was a judgement against me? I did not receive anything and the auction sale was 11/2018

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Mar 17, 2021

The mortgage company has a substantial amount of time. You really need to retain an experienced mortgage foreclosure defense and bankruptcy attorney to eliminate this problem for you. If the property sold at sheriff sale for less than what is owed (a virtual certainty in 2018) then there is a... Read more »

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for New Jersey on
Q: Looking to prepare a response to motion for enforcement of litigants rights.

Looking for any advice and insight on response to motion: any advice on content, format, links to helpful sites, etc.

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Mar 15, 2021

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... Read more »

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for New Jersey on
Q: Someone threatened to sue me for therapy cost?

I bought something online. The seller said it's in very good condition but it wasn't the moment it arrived. I asked for a return at the seller's cost which was declined. I was mad and said I would report the dishonest action of the seller, called the seller a scum, and the F word,... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Mar 10, 2021

I seriously doubt that there will be a lawsuit, but even if there is one, winning it is a completely different story. If a lawsuit is filed, you will be able to retain an experienced civil litigation attorney to send opposing counsel a Safe Harbour letter, citing N.J.S.A. 2A:15-59.1 and Rule 1:4-8... Read 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.