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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: My grandma is 76 and having trouble with her pipes and her landlord refuses to fix them he said because of something in

The lease , she older and don’t understand and I myself don’t either I just need help

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Feb 8, 2023

Whether the landlord or tenant is responsible for repairs depends upon what the lease provides and whether the problem is within the residence (apartment) walls or in a common area.

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure and Tax Law for New Jersey on
Q: Question about foreclosure and deficiency judgment and tax forms

My primary residence in New Jersey was foreclosed on and went to sheriff sale. The same bank held the first mortgage position and a second mortgage position on a HELOC. The foreclosure action included both mortgages in the one action. The final judgment included both mortgages as did the Writ of... Read more »

Liu "Margaret" Yang
Liu "Margaret" Yang
answered on Feb 7, 2023

The 1099A is not the same as a deficiency. After foreclosure, I always recommend that income taxes are prepared by an accountant to protect you.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: Where does one go to research how many Evictions a complex has filed in Toms River.

The complex (a hud assisted building) I live at keeps telling people that they are going to evict them if they don't follow the rules(110 people). The main problem is they say it but never follow though in my 6 years here not 1 normal person has been evicted, just a drug dealer who was selling... Read more »

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Feb 6, 2023

Go to https://www.njcourts.gov/. Then follow the links.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and International Law for New Jersey on
Q: I have a friend in Guyana, who wants me to open account here in the USA for inheritance money. I have a bad feeling.
Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Feb 6, 2023

Your posting fails to pose a question of law. In the interim, I suggest you speak to a CPA.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Q: Proper FORM, to deposit 10% of real estate (a home) property, in Puerto Rico, for a non resident.

My mother deposited 10% of the sale monies for her property in Puerto Rico. The real estate agent and accompanying attorney couldn't get information from Haciendas in PR. The money has been held by Hacienda for over a year - what is the correct form that should have been used for this deposit... Read more »

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Feb 6, 2023

Speak to an attorney who is a member of the Puerto Rican Bar Association. It would a plus if the attorney were also a member of the NJ bar.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Family Law and Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: How do you deal with foreign child marriages (under16), would they have to got to court (§ 37:1-6) to get it approved?
Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond
answered on Feb 6, 2023

In 2018, New Jersey Governor Murphy signed a bill into law that would prohibit anyone under the age of 18 from marrying or entering into a civil union. As of July 2022, seven U.S. states have banned underage marriages, with no exception, including New Jersey.

Historically, child marriage...
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2 Answers | Asked in Foreclosure for New Jersey on
Q: Need a foreclosure defense lawyer

Plaintiff received foreclosure judgment on property ? how can sale.

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
answered on Feb 5, 2023

You really need to provide more facts and details in order to obtain a meaningful answer.

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2 Answers | Asked in Foreclosure for New Jersey on
Q: Need a foreclosure defense lawyer

Plaintiff received foreclosure judgment on property ? how can sale.

Liu "Margaret" Yang
Liu "Margaret" Yang
answered on Feb 7, 2023

Until a foreclosure auction takes place, you would not lose ownership. If you are the owner, you are welcome to attempt to sell the property. If there's equity in the property and a buyer in place, you may be able to hire counsel and prolong the foreclosure sale. Seek a free consultation.

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3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for New Jersey on
Q: I need help filing for bankruptcy

I just moved from Texas to New Jersey in the last two months and I’m not sure which state to file in and I am looking at a chapter 13 bankruptcy

Stuart Nachbar
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Stuart Nachbar
answered on Feb 5, 2023

One needs to be a resident for 180 days to file in the venue they reside.

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: Hello I was living with my mother in a section 8 senior citizens housing and she recently passed away

I'm a senior citizen on low income (ss) can the landlord force their way in and remove me and my personal belongings

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Feb 5, 2023

There must have been some sort of Court proceedings. Self help by Landlords is not permitted in NJ. It is important that you speak to an attorney. Call Legal Aid in your county for assistance.

3 Answers | Asked in Foreclosure, Real Estate Law and Probate for New Jersey on
Q: Grandmother had a reverse mortgage on her house.  She passed away.  House is on Sheriff's Sale list.  What can be done?

Grandmother's property is in Camden County, NJ. Mortgage company entered a complaint in April 2022 that went unanswered because notification was NOT sent to the executor of the estate. Property is now in foreclosure scheduled for Sheriff's sale this week. The complaint, request for... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
answered on Feb 5, 2023

The only way to obtain a meaningful answer and learn what can be done about this is to have either an in-person consultation or a secure video conference and document review. It will require you to pay an attorney for at least an hour of attorney time. Speculating as to what has occurred and the... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning for New Jersey on
Q: Does a Last Will and Testament with a trust signed before marriage valid after my marriage in NJ?

What would happen to a house in only my name or my life insurance in this case if something should happen to me? How can I revoke this Will simply now that I am married and many things have since changed with my estate executor listed in the Will?

What if I pass before I have a chance to... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Feb 4, 2023

More information would be needed to properly answer your questions, but generally a new will which you should have since you did get married would invalidate your old will and be the controlling document. I suggest you setup a consultation with a lawyer to discuss this as the lawyer will need to... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: Can I be evicted for not getting my apartment exterminated.
Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Feb 4, 2023

This depends on the terms of your lease. Does it include a provision as to the responsible party. In any event, there is no self help in NJ. Eviction proceedings must adhere to the statutory requirements and a court hearing.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: I130 FORM ask"Was the beneficiary EVER in the immigration proceedings"?

the immigration proceedings: include removal, exclusion/deportation, rescission and other judicial proceedings." Does political asylum belongs to those? should I answer YES or NO?

Min Hwan Ahn
Min Hwan Ahn
answered on Feb 4, 2023

The "immigration proceedings" referred to in the I-130 form typically includes formal legal proceedings initiated by the government to remove a non-citizen from the United States, such as removal proceedings, exclusion proceedings, deportation proceedings, rescission proceedings, and... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: I need to get an uncontested divorce. How do I go about that ?
Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond
answered on Feb 4, 2023

Presuming you and your spouse have a written signed settlement agreement resolving all issues in dispute between the 2 of you including the resolution of any alimony claim, child support, custody, parenting time, equitable distribution of all assets and liabilities of the marriage, and resolution... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Is there a time frame or deadline for how much time a prosecutor has to formally indict someone on criminal charges?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Feb 2, 2023

The answer is the time depends on the crime committed and the prosecutor does not necessarily have to indicte you to charge you with a crime. If you think you may be charged with a crime speak with a lawyer, if you are already charged most attorneys offer a free in office consultation if you... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: My spouse was awarded the home and responsible for the mortgage until refinance. The

mortgage was in my name alone.

Is my equity determined by full payoff balance or the principal owed?

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond
answered on Feb 1, 2023

Unless you sit down with a family law attorney to review the terms of the court's order or your settlement agreement, it is impossible to determine your equity interest, what responsibilities your ex has for payment purposes for the mortgage balance and whether your equity interest is valued... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: In New Jersey, can I send a lease termination letter to my month to month tenant simply because I want to sell?

Tenant had been on a one year lease about four years ago, we never renewed or offered renewal and so I believe she is now "month to month" essentially. In New Jersey, can we simply send her a lease termination letter with proper notice? Or do we need "good cause" to do so? We... Read more »

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Feb 1, 2023

Yee, you may send such a letter. Be sure that it is given prior to the commencement of the Next month's term. Further it should provide a minimum of 30 days notice to vacate.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: If the court approves my landlords warrant for removal can I pay my debt before the move in date and still remain?

I meant the move out date. I applied for relief and only got a week extension I plan on borrowing against my trust for the remainder of eBay I owe but I want to make sure that if I do it before the move out day can I remain in the dwelling.

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Jan 31, 2023

Yes but within a very limited period of time.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can a 16 year old male from New Jersey leave their family and move in with another family from Florida?

Hello, I'm a 16 year old from New Jersey, and I'm looking to move into a new family thats out of state. I do not have my parent's consent to move out, but I have the consent of the other family to move in with them. I do truly believe they can take care of me better than my current family.

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond
answered on Jan 31, 2023

The short answer is no. The longer answer is that I am concerned that another family is willing to tell you that it's okay to move out of your house and move in with them without addressing the legality of your actions / their actions.

If you are so unhappy in your home setting and...
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