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3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation and Contracts for New Jersey on
Q: Can a co-signer restart the statue of limitations for the borrower on an old debt by entering into a repayment agreement
Karra Kingston
Karra Kingston answered on Apr 14, 2020

Generally, a cosigner can revive the statute of limitations on an old debt by making a payment or by agreeing to begin making payments (depending on state law).

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3 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Divorce and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: In a premarital agreement, can you make a specific clause that only takes effect if one of the parties files for divorc
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Mar 29, 2020

Yes it can be done but just like anything else it needs to be properly drafted. I suggest hiring a good lawyer to represent you and if the other party isn't represented make sure they have a lawyer on their side as that is how most of these prenuptial Agreements are invalidated.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for New Jersey on
Q: have a roofing contract question

entered into a contract stating I wold pay 1500 if I did not use roofing company for project after assessment and assistance with insurance agent. I entered second contract for the work but canceled within the 3 days grace period of second contract. Am I still obligated to pay initial fee of first... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Mar 27, 2020

It really will depend on the contracts, there is not always a 3 day right to cancel. However, it is extremely rare, that any Home Improvement Contract complies with the almost always therefor will be a breach of the NJ Consumer Fraud Act.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for New Jersey on
Q: Does a city declaring a state of emergency override an existing contract ie overtime compensation between police & city
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Mar 19, 2020

Maybe I guess that would be a question for the court to be litigated. But my inkling would be to say yes if you are considered an essential employee which police and fire are generally definitely considered as such.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law and Workers' Compensation for New Jersey on
Q: What type of lawyer do i need?

I reside in NJ where but i was doing work in NY, where a county specific license was required to do home improvement. I have a court date and i need to know what kind of lawyer i should find. I didn't qualify for a public defender.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Mar 13, 2020

You will probably need a New York criminal lawyer if the case is in New York. Speak with one to find out.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for New Jersey on
Q: Can I sell myself to be someone’s prom date?
Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Mar 7, 2020

Are you serious? Maybe you should auction yourself off to the highest bidder, so you can afford a criminal defense attorney? Of course you run the risk that no one will buy you and you have posted an intent to commit a criminal offense on a website frequented by law enforcement.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for New Jersey on
Q: Anyone interested in representing small business case against multi million dollar company ?

I am small business owner and want to file case against multi million dollar company for non payment for last 8months. All email communication exists.

Proof of work is there and text message stating check has been released or ACH will be done there as well.. Recd 50% money and remaining 50%... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Mar 2, 2020

Attorneys on Justia cannot call you, nor can this type of case be taken on a contingency fee basis. You will need to have an in person consultation and document review. You are going to need solid proof.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Q: can i add someone on my house deed without needing a lawyer? can i file the papers myself in cape may county?

(not really sure what category this goes in, so i put contracts, or real estate?)

Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo answered on Feb 23, 2020

Sure you can, if you are confident that you know how to correctly and completely execute on the task.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for New Jersey on
Q: In New Jersey. I filed a complaint and the defendant opposed with a motion to dismiss due to failure to state a claim.

In New Jersey. I filed a complaint and the defendant opposed with a motion to dismiss due to failure to state a claim. Do I oppose with the motion to dismiss or do I submit a revised complaint? No matter what I do, According to the NJ Rules of court, I can only amend my complaint once - without... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Feb 17, 2020

You are really in over your head, so you need to retain counsel. Your question shows a lack of basic understanding and this is not something that you can do on your own.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Q: My parents are selling their home & attorney review just ended. Is there a way to break the contract legally?

They were approached by a former interested party, before house was put on the market, that they have cash for the sale of the house. The person is a builder & will rip their house down to rebuild. My parents are out of attorney review by 1 day so far with another buyer is there a way to... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Feb 8, 2020

Maybe an attorney would need to review the contract. Hopefully you have one so ask him as we don't know your contract.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Animal / Dog Law for New Jersey on
Q: As a private firm contracting with a municipality is my private firm required to have an affirmative action certificate

The municipality is requiring it but I’m told it’s not required. Where can I find the requirements for a professional contractor working for a municipality?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Dec 30, 2019

You have two choices: Either obey the municipal ordinance that requires you to have an affirmative action certificate or get ready to find another employer--soon.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: What is process to remove a commercial-lease holdover tenant in NJ? Tenant vanished, stuff is in garage. Context below

I manage a multi-unit property in NJ and we have a tenant (contractor, a corporation) who rents a storage garage on the property. Landlord is an LLC owned by a family member. There was a commercial lease that ran for one year and expired in May 2019. Tenant did not renew, landlord continued... Read more »

Paul J. Riviere
Paul J. Riviere answered on Dec 20, 2019

You will need an attorney to help you file a summary dispossession complaint in the Special Civil Part - Landlord /Tenant section - in the county in which the premises are located. This is the proper legal way to remove the current the tenant without resorting to self help.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Estate Planning and Collections for New Jersey on
Q: What must be included in a creditor's claim letter against an estate?
Paul J. Riviere
Paul J. Riviere answered on Dec 19, 2019

As per N.J.S.A. 3B:22-4, Creditors of the decedent shall present their claims to the personal representative of the decedent’s estate:

-in writing, and

-under oath,

-specifying the amount claimed, and

-the particulars of the claim.

-within nine months from the date of the decedent's death.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Contracts and Insurance Defense for New Jersey on
Q: Should I have separate insurance policies for my rental LLC’s, or can it be a named insured on my personal policy?
Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Dec 5, 2019

Each LLC should have at least three members and it's own insurance policy. All LLCs should be owned by a "C" corp. Anything else is not going to protect you from personal liability. You really need to retain an experienced business and contracts attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for New Jersey on
Q: Storage facility changed lock - unit fully paid - Preventing access to contents.

New Jersey - Storage unit leased to an llc,

    Owner deceased, estate admin and employees of the deceased's llc have been ensuring unit is paid monthly while sorting contents.

-Nov 17 unit lock changed discovered

-Nov 21 Facility management contacted and offered... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Nov 27, 2019

I don't know of any lawyer that would take a case like this on a contingency basis

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Employment Law for New Jersey on
Q: What are the chances of NJ Assembly Bill A1769 getting passed soon?

It deals with Non-Compete Agreements. I have a friend who works for a private school and she signed a non compete that prevents her from getting another teaching job within 12 miles of any of the schools for the company she works for. Because of the amount of schools they have she essentially... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Nov 10, 2019

How can anyone intelligently speculate on this?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Consumer Law and Contracts for New Jersey on
Q: Someone forged a contract to get money out of me over a No Further Action Letter. Can I sue this contractor?

I had a cash buyer for my home. The oil tank was lifted. I was there when it was lifted. I did not sign a change order for any additional work, or remediation. I am a Property Manager and would bid it out for the best contractor if the work truly needed to be done. I believe this guy was a... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Oct 27, 2019

Although you can sue the contractor, this will not be cost effective. Since the house was foreclosed on, you will need to file a Bankruptcy in order to avoid liability for the deficiency judgment when the property is sold at sheriff sale. Even if you win against the contractor, the Chapter 7... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for New Jersey on
Q: we hired a contractor for our kitchen project, he got paid fully but kitchen it is not finished 100%

Kitchen floor is not flat, there are bumps since some tiles higher then others. Contractor blames the tile product. He installed hood over the oven but it is not centered, instead of fixing it permanently, came up with a temporary solution that didn't fix it, Each time we open the cabinet door... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Oct 12, 2019

You are in luck, because under NJ law, there is powerful protection in place on your side. The two most important laws are the N.J. Home Improvement Contractor Act, which almost no home improvement contractor's contract is in compliance with. The Second law is The N.J. Consumer Fraud Act,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law, Contracts and Business Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can I terminate a lease agreement if I am called on military orders (title 32) in the state of NJ?

Can I terminate a lease agreement if I am called on military orders (title 32) in the state of NJ?

Paul J. Riviere
Paul J. Riviere answered on Sep 19, 2019

If you have orders for either a PCS or a deployment longer than 90 days federal law, will let you terminate your lease. If this is the case just let your landlord know as soon as you can.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Q: Does this law apply to all renters or only seniors? 2A:42-6.1. Grace period for payment of rent
Marcel Wurms
Marcel Wurms answered on Sep 9, 2019

That clause only applies to senior citizens receiving Social Security Old Age Pensions, Railroad Retirement Pensions or other governmental pensions in lieu of Social Security Old Age Pensions, and by recipients of Social Security Disability Benefits, Supplemental Security Income or benefits under... Read more »

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