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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: If two people commit adultry and the result could lead to a divorce for the disabled spouse of one, can the disabled one

File a lawsuit?

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Oct 28, 2019

New Jersey is a no-fault divorce state. The ground for divorce is irrelevant to the economic issues.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Libel & Slander for New Jersey on
Q: My ex husband lied on school record forms claiming he had sole custody of our daughter

My ex husband lied on school record forms claiming he had sole custody of our daughter he used us to enroll her in a new . The school policy is that they are supposed to share information with both parents. I had provided them with a copy of the court order stating we share custody. They... Read more »

Stuart Nachbar
Stuart Nachbar answered on Sep 9, 2019

A. What are your damages?

B. You should probably take the concerns to the matrimonial court

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Libel & Slander for New Jersey on
Q: An attorney who isn't certified in the US district court of N.J. filed a complaint

An attorney who isn't certified in the US district court of NJ filed a complaint .The clerk sent a letter as soon as the complaint was filed saying she isn't certified in the federal court. A subsequent motion was filed by her. How can this continue? So far the motion still has some time... Read more »

Howard Lesnik
Howard Lesnik answered on Jan 30, 2019

And out of state attorney can file a motion to be admitted to a different jurisdiction if they have a local attorney to support their admission into the case. All motions are posted online, and you should be provided with a hard copy of it by mail.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Libel & Slander for New Jersey on
Q: How should I deal with an old employer that is working [success.ly] to blacklist me and reveal I was on leave for years?

I left on some very bad terms with an old employer after a medical leave and they are working to blacklist me (via enterprise software). I'd take them off my resume but I spent most of my adult career [on paper] there.

Situation: I had a sudden illness due to a loss that I struggled... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Apr 11, 2018

You could have a lawyer send them a letter but that will cost you a lot of money and still may not help, but it is a start.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for New Jersey on
Q: Is it libel to say someone has been accused of a crime, when you are the accuser?

If you publicly say someone has been "accused" of a crime, and you are the accuser, can that be libel if it is true that you are accusing them of a crime? For example, if I say "X has been accused of committing murder" then it is a true statement because I made the accusation.... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Mar 28, 2018

You would need to pay a lawyer for a consultation on the law as this website allows you to ask question but it is not a legal service provider where you can get or be give specific answers. However in general if some is accused of a crime it generally means they were charged by the police.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for New Jersey on
Q: If a negative statement about a person is not libel, but does harm the reputation of another, can you still be sued?

Let's say you publicly make a negative statement about another person, but it is a true statement so is not libel. But you know it will still harm the reputation of that person, what are their legal recourses against you? Can they still sue you for defamation? Or what legal action is open... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Mar 28, 2018

Anyone can sue the question is can they recover.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for New Jersey on
Q: Help! My first criminal charge 2C:17-3A(1) "Criminal Mischief"...neighbor tried to run me over w her car, I got out of

way, but the mirror hit my body SO HARD that it broke off, hanging by wires. When Police came she lied & said she never left parking spot & I "went Godzilla" on mirror. I showed police the tire marks in the sleet and they realized the lie. Police refused to talk to my witness,... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Mar 3, 2018

The best advise anyone can give you is the same advise police use when confronted by citizens. Get yourself a body cam, it may seem crazy, but so are these incidents you describe and it is the best way to protect yourself from future incidents. As for not being able to afford a lawyer, not to worry... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for New Jersey on
Q: Can an employee be legally prosecuted if he defames the employer?

My business is based on dump trucks. The employee is constantly saying untruthful statements about our business. Therefor I keep losing drivers and money with my machinery being stopped.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jan 17, 2018

Yes you can hire a lawyer and sue him, but first you may want to have the lawyer send a cease and desist letter, its cheaper and may solve your problem.

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Juvenile Law, Libel & Slander and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Q: As a minor, what New Jersey laws protect my online privacy and to what extent can school search my online history/

As a minor, what New Jersey laws protect my online privacy and to what extent can school search my online history/see? Are they allowed to see what I did and possibly use it against me to hurt me etc? Can they keep my info? Or does it vary school by school. I need to know for my project Thanks a... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jan 12, 2018

Several factors can apply but most information posted on the web is public and you have no right to privacy for most public information. If you need more specific information you will need to take an appointment with a lawyer which most will charge you for.

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for New Jersey on
Q: Someone who answered my ad on craigslist is harassing me. They threatened to put my pics and information on craigslist

They sound like they are blackmailing me. They accused me of doing things I never did. How do I stop this harassment?

They even came to my house twice. I don't even know their name and they know my name. I changed my cell number so they can;t text me anymore. They tracked me down by... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Apr 29, 2017

You can only get a restraining order if you had a relationship with the person and that means more than just friends. Your best bet is to have a lawyer send a cease and desist order and threaten them with a lawsuit. It may cost you several hundred dollars for the lawyer to do this, but its your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for New Jersey on
Q: What statue would I use if I wish to file a criminal complaint against someone for calling NJ DCPP out of malice?

My husband and I were both arrested but ultimately the charges were administratively dismissed, however the person that called DCPP had since posted things on social media, I filed harassment charges, she received a downgraded charge of township ordinance with a sixty day suspended sentence,... Read more »

Santo Artusa Jr.
Santo Artusa Jr. answered on Jan 26, 2017

It would be very difficult to prove actual malice on a DCPP call out of "concern"

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for New Jersey on
Q: A NJ police called my elderly mentally ill mother in NY and threatened her with arrest on false claim against me.

The claim was made by the company with which I had a contract dispute. And in retaliation they claimed that I entered their office without permition, even though I worked in that office for 9 previous month and had a company issued badge. They never revoked my permission to enter office and when I... Read more »

James A. Abate
James A. Abate answered on Oct 6, 2016

It is not difficult to make out a claim of probable cause. The complainant simply needs to make an allegation that --if proven true-- would satisfy a conviction under the statute.

You are at risk of a criminal conviction and a. Criminal record. A probable cause hearing is available. But...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for New Jersey on
Q: I was charged with N.J.S.A. 2C:18-3b wich is - according to the above - a petty disorderly person. Can I be arrested?

I visited police station and was handed a complaint defendants copy

James A. Abate
James A. Abate answered on Sep 22, 2016

The presentation of a charge against you amounts to an arrest. Because it is under section 2C of the criminal code, it will appear on a criminal background check until it is expunged. Because of the potential poison your future with a criminal conviction, it is recommended that you retain a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for New Jersey on
Q: Can I sue my son's ex girlfriend for slander.she accused me of touching my granddaughter which is untrue.

I was questioned by the prosecutors but not charged she made this up to gain custody of her kids and the judge bought it.she still brings this up which keeps me from visiting with my grandkids or them coming here.they are in red bluff ca.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 25, 2016

Money would be better spent getting an order allowing supervised visitation.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for New Jersey on
Q: Hi, can I sue someone for my lawyer fees if they sued me without having any evidence against me?

I have been accused of harassment, trespassing and criminal mischief. The other party claimed that they had security camera evidence against me yet never produced it. I wanted to represent myself but the court said I needed a lawyer because it was a criminal case. Would I be able to sue them for my... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Jul 13, 2016

No, you would not be able to sue. Sorry.

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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for New Jersey on
Q: An ex fiance is threatening to sue me with an extortion letter for monies that were given to me while we were together

He threatened me to take action if not responded in 3 days it has now been three days

An ex fiance is threatening to sue me with an extortion letter for monies that were given to me while we were together many years ago. He said I do not have to pay the monies back and now years later he... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Dec 21, 2015

It is not the crime of extortion if a person thinks a debt is valid asks for repayment and states if the money is not paid back by a certain period that they will take you to court. However it does seem like you may have a defense if he does sue you, but I would suggest that you get a lawyer to... Read more »

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