New Jersey Questions & Answers

Q: Family Insurance plan includes my son. In the Child Support calculations, how can I claim what I pay for Health ins?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

Hello, I understand why you are concerned about this issue. The short answer is that you can typically include health insurance premiums in the child support guidelines, but it sounds a bit more complicated in your situation and there is the question of whether your ex-wife agree to do this. You should consult with an attorney on this matter to discuss the details in full to get accurate legal advice.
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Q: How do I go about filing small claims dispute in court if the merchant lives in Puerto Rico and I live in New Jersey?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

You will have to have the merchant personally served in Puerto Rico. Everything else would be the same. Depending on the amount of money involved, you may want to retain counsel, but collecting on a Judgment may be very hard.
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Q: I rent an apt for my employees to live in while they work for me. I fired one of those workers & now he refuses to leave

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

YES, you need to retain a landlord-tenant attorney. If there are any exceptions that allow a more brief time to evict, the attorney can advise you.
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Q: My other daughter is as well. The rate I pay is a family Rate of $196 for all 4 of my family members. Me, current wife,

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

Your questions are confusing and appear to be intertwined. You can write off on your taxes medical expenses and the cost of medical insurance. If you have too much debt, you may want to consider filing for Bankruptcy.
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Q: My fiancé was fired on January 8th for alchol open bottle at work was asked if she had any she said a sip and dumped it

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

Alcoholism may be considered to be a disability. If that’s the case, she may potentially have a claim for disability discrimination. More details are needed to make an assessment.
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Q: Our landlord did not provide us with a lease renewal. Can they hold us to the previous year's agreement?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

No. You're month-to-month now and leaving the property requires 30-days notice from either you or the landlord.
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Q: What action can I take against my landlord who didn't tell me I was paying for common area electric?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

If it was not in your lease that you would pay for those expenses you should sue the landlord for consumer fraud. You may be able to recover treble damages. But this is separate from your security deposit depending on why you breached your lease. If you had good reason to breach your lease you can sue him for that too.
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Q: I have joint custody over my 17year old son and his father has legal residential custody of him. I found out that the

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

You could file a motion arguing that it's not in his best interest to leave school and that you want him to continue through college. But prepare yourself for the worst...if your son is really against going to school you'll just be wasting your time and money. It's the old adage, "you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink"
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Q: Can I do anything to stop my ex husband from leaving our 14 yr old alone overnight?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

Before you do anything you should ask yourself a few questions. Has your 14-year-old son complained about unsafe or dangerous conditions while he's alone? Are you overreacting? Skewing facts? Using your son as a pretext for some ulterior motive? Or, is it just bothering you that your ex-husband has unilateral control over his son during his parenting time? Saying you recognize that you're "the more protective parent" suggests that you might be resentful and acrimonious toward your ex-husband....
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Q: hi, I need an attorney for civil part landlord/tenant.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

This site has plenty of attorneys to choose from. Just click "Find a Lawyer", then "Landlord Tenant"...you should find plenty. Look for attorneys that offer a free consultation.
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Q: We just found out our landlords don’t have a certificate of occupancy and they filed evictions.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

Not necessarily. All that's required for an eviction is that the property be registered with the town as a rental property, not a current CO.

However, if the unit is illegal, and the town is making the landlord evict you, then you may be entitled.

As far as the security, you MAY be able to have it applied as rent. That depends upon the number of units, if it's owner occupied, and depending upon the first two answers, whether you made a request to have the law apply....
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Q: My coworker has been making me very uncomfortable with some of the things he's said to me lately. Does it qualify as

3 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018

It may qualify as sexual harassment, but without a lot more information, no one can tell you.
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Q: Can my child's father evict me?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018

You can share joint residential custody of a child, not an apartment.
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Q: Im the one that asked about the emancipation so say if my parents dont want to sign it what else can i do?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018

Your parents have a constitutional right to make decisions about you. If they're just acting in your best interest and you just don't like it, you should reconsider what you're trying to do and the shame you might bring them. If you already thought this through carefully, try talking to another adult family member or school counselor that you trust. However, if you're a victim (e.g., child abuse) call social services.
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Q: I am getting a divorce in New Jersey. How do I file?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018

Yes, there's a website. You can find it by searching for the NJ Self-Help Resource Center. However, if what you're embarking in is an adversarial divorce, there's children, or even limited assets you will need a lawyer. If you skimp on getting a lawyer it may be worse in the end. Even if you think you can manage the court rules and the complex process of getting an uncontested divorce, if either of you suddenly fail to "play nice", any party that first gets an attorney will most likely...
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Q: I received property when my father passed and selling it. I live in NJ and wondered what inhertance tax will be due

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018

You didn't say whether your father was a NJ citizen. If he wasn't then NJ will not tax the property. If he was, then the property will be subject to the NJ estate tax calculation.

You should consult with a CPA or attorney fluent in NJ estate and inheritance taxation.

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Q: FTA warrant

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018

The best advise is to find a friend and see if they can loan you the money or to go to court when it is in session and beg the court for mercy which unfortunately is generally not given when you miss a court date.
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Q: Ticket for parking on reserved space, when there is no clear sign board on reserved lot.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018

While you may have a case, the cost of the lawyer would certainly be much more than the ticket.

You could try proceeding on your own, but your time has value too. You may or may not be able to convince a judge. You need to weigh this in deciding whether to fight it or not. My feeling is just pay it and walk away.

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Q: Are the landlords responsable for car damage inside of the property that I am renting?

2 Answers | Asked in Intellectual Property and Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018

It's hard to say with so little facts. If the landlord somehow contributed to the accident by overcrowding the garage, or by putting the spaces too close together, perhaps.

You should consult a local attorney.

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Q: My uncle left me fifty percent of his house in NJ .Do I have to pay a gift tax, if it was gifted in his will

2 Answers | Asked in Probate for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 21, 2018

This question is best answered by a CPA not a lawyer.
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