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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New York on
Q: can someone using my address for drivers license access my credit/steal my house?

My friend is between permanent living spaces and is using my address to receive mail temporarily. She just renewed her drivers license online and used my address. Can she damage my credit or access my personal finances in any way now that she is recognized as living here on a NYS document?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 17, 2021

It would seem unlikely, without having more sensitive personal information such as social security number, mother's maiden name, or things of that nature that most financial institutions use as safeguards. Additionally, there are certain formalities observed in transferring ownership of a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Q: Mom is landlord, pay rent with a written contract, wants to kick me out for a random drug test forced to take. Legal?

My mom is my landlord and I have a written contract to live at home with “terms subject to change by mom at any point”. I tried smoking weed a long time ago which she didn’t like. I stopped for the most part except for a week ago at a friends. My mom forced me take a random drug test or she... Read more »

Elaine Shay
Elaine Shay answered on May 17, 2021

If you are no longer a minor, your parents do not have to continue to allow you to reside in their home. However, like any other landlord, there are appropriate legal steps that must be taken before you can be evicted from the property. These legal proceedings generally take many months and as a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for New York on
Q: Hi. I would like to know why it is important to notify an offeree before withdrawing the offer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 16, 2021

The general rule under contract law is that an offer can be revoked until acceptance. But there's more to it than this basic textbook premise - there can be exceptions and other factors. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for New York on
Q: Can a seller re- list a house if we are in a signed contract to purchase

We signed a contract in January, paid a down payment and expected to close 2 weeks ago but the title company wouldn’t release the title until a problem with the pool was fixed. The seller has now resisted the house and is holding an open house on the property today. As of yesterday the title... Read more »

Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel answered on May 15, 2021

A seller cannot relist if you have a signed contract. However, you would have to sue to stop a sale to someone else.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Antitrust for New York on
Q: Can LinkedIn restrict access to my own account? Connections to other users and all the data on the page?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 15, 2021

No one here is likely to know the answer to that, based on the facts at hand. It could depend on the terms of service or any other user agreements. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for New York on
Q: What type of lawyer to file suit against company found guilty by NYS Dept. of Labor?

My complaint against billion+dollar US/Canadian company was investigated by NYS Dept.Labor:company admitted 'guilt' & Dept. determined 'guilty', fined & penalized. NYS Dept. lead investigator informed me that because company already admitted guilt (IE: violated NYS Mold... Read more »

Jonathan Bradford Ripps
Jonathan Bradford Ripps answered on May 14, 2021

Hi. That is a very interesting fact pattern. You definitely want to consult with an attorney prior to settling a potential action. We are happy to provide you with a free consultation, as I’m sure many others are as well.

All the best. Stay safe, have a great weekend.

Jon

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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for New York on
Q: All siblings were in parents will. Sibling was not owner of home, which was sold without my knowledge.
Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel answered on May 14, 2021

What did the will say would happen to the house? Who is the executor?

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for New York on
Q: Sibling sold family home without my knowledge. Queens N.Y.
Elaine Shay
Elaine Shay answered on May 14, 2021

What is your question? If your sibling owned the property, there is no requirement that family members be notified of an intended or actual sale.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for New York on
Q: Do I have to send my daughter to my ex’s house if he isn’t her biological father?

He has been in her life since she was 10 months old, she’s 11 now. He left us, and she started asking if she had to go as she doesn’t want to.

Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich answered on May 14, 2021

If there is no court order for visitation then the answer is no.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: Traveling with green card in maiden name and passport in married name?

I got married abroad a year ago and hyphenate my last name with my husband name (Evans-Karalis). Now my foreign passport has my married last name, but the green card, that will expire in 2026, has my maiden name. I have marriage certificate translated in English. Will I have any problems to enter... Read more »

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury answered on May 14, 2021

You should carry the marriage certificate with you at the time of travel but you should not have problem because upon your arrival to the US border the CBP officer will take your fingerprint scan and match it to the green card anyways. Best wishes!

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: I have a NY drivers license and I got a ticket for careless driving in new Jersey. Any points?
Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai answered on May 14, 2021

Generally no. Other factors may change the answer (any fatality invovled, Class A endorcement or not, etc). Careless driving summons are among the frequently issued tickets in NJ just like reckless driving ones in NY.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for New York on
Q: How do I petition the court in NYC for a typo error correction on a judgement order?
David Ivan Bliven
David Ivan Bliven answered on May 13, 2021

If it's in a divorce case, then you'd file an order to show cause for an amended judgment. You'd need to submit an affirmation/affidavit stating the reason for the correction. Schedule a consult with a NYC Family Law attorney for a full assessment.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New York on
Q: We have an incomplete eviction there is thousands of dollars of our property at the house in Westchester inside and ou

Can they proceed to sell our house when they have not made our property available to us

Elaine Shay
Elaine Shay answered on May 13, 2021

If you are a tenant, the landlord does not need your permission to sell the property. The new owner essentially steps into the former owner's shoes with respect to the tenancy.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for New York on
Q: My wife and I are splitting up. She says she's throwing me out, I say I was leaving.

I am staying with my parents. Can I go rent my own apartment? Can I remove my own personal property from our apartment to take to my new place? Things that were mine before we were married?

Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich answered on May 13, 2021

You may remove whatever you want but just be aware that if your wife calls the police they will tell you that you have to leave it and work out who gets what in the divorce.

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New York on
Q: If I’m injured in a motorcycle trading school Are they responsible for my medical
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 13, 2021

Review the enrollment contract. There could be terms and provisions (or disclaimers) that address such issues. Different schools could have different policies. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New York on
Q: If I’m injured in a motorcycle trading school Are they responsible for my medical
Michael Bersani
Michael Bersani answered on May 13, 2021

Only if they negligently caused your injuries.

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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for New York on
Q: in bankruptcy, I am heir to a condo that has arrears in hoa fees and they put a lien on the property. is that my debt?

how do I list this property on my schedules

Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel answered on May 12, 2021

If it is in your name already, you need to pay the liens to keep the condo. You list them as secured debt. If it is not in your name, but will be some day, you list it on the statement of financial affairs.

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for New York on
Q: Can my brother change the locks on me and keep me from being inside our home?

My beloved father passed away in May of 2020 due to COVID and the house he owned was passed down to my two siblings and I. We all have a room full of personal items. We have all signed a document last year making my sister in charge I believe. I can’t quite remember exactly what the document was... Read more »

Elaine Shay
Elaine Shay answered on May 12, 2021

Although your question is limited to the items in your room, the real issue seems to be about control of the property your mother previously owned. If your mother died without a will, her New York real property passes to her heirs, which would be her children if she was not survived by her spouse.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Civil Rights for New York on
Q: my car is registered to my ex boyfriend is there any possible way I can get it back?

he's threatening to take it from me but I bought it

Carmen M. Rodriguez
Carmen M. Rodriguez answered on May 12, 2021

I am sorry you are going through this.

Here are a few thoughts, and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of considerations:

Do you have any receipts or proof of payment(s)?

Are you still paying for the car?

Why did you register it in his name?

Did...
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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New York on
Q: I have 2 mugs that say 2009 Hannah Girl Productions, Inc. Exclusive represented by Mixed Media Group, Inc. NY, NY 10016

I want to know if they are safe for the microwave, or for boiling water! They are not marked at all. Please advise!! Wendy Barber. 607-244-0371

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 11, 2021

Unfortunately, we aren't likely to know this here. It's something to check with the manufacturer or distributer. And dealing with boiling water, it's something you want to get right for safety reasons. Good luck,

Tim Akpinar

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