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Q: How soon after I finish my requirements from ACS can I get unsupervised visits or more visit days with my son

My son has been in care for 5 years I have been absent for 1 year and came back in october 2015 and there is a TPR in place which I am going to appeal. My service plan was anger management, domestic violence, and parenting along with random drug testing that I have been passing . I requested... Read more »

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Feb 4, 2017

Have a lawyer review the facts. The court decides custody/ visitation based on the "best interests of the child." The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications... Read more »

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Q: legal advice for senior citizens whose lived in building for 20 yr & pay $550 rent. Buildiing is going Co-Op. In Bklyn

She only has $900 monthly income. Apt selling for $3,000. How does this effect her? Located in Bklyn, NY

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Feb 4, 2017

It depends on whether her building is controlled by rent-control. If she's in the middle of a lease term, the new owner would have to honor that lease until its termination, generally. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials,... Read more »

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Q: Do I need to know the names of the people who are suing me?

Sued by a company I know but now they add et al

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Feb 4, 2017

Read the complaint. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business... Read more »

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Q: Someone overpaid my bill then ask me for $60. I don't want to go to jail at all. Can I get in trouble somehow for this?
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Feb 4, 2017

Your question lacks relevant details. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following... Read more »

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Q: If I was 20 at the time of my arrest, and 21 when I completed the DDP, is there any way I can get my full license back?
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Feb 4, 2017

Check the terms of your court order. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas... Read more »

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Q: We have a legal question about a neighbor on whether we should report it to the police or not.

We have a legal question about a neighbor on whether we should report it to the police or not. We go away for the winter, our home is locked up. We have a deeded shared well with our neighbor, the neighbor sent us a message online after they broke into our basement as they said they heard water... Read more »

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Feb 4, 2017

It depends on whether there is a shared easement for access into your basement since you share a well. Further, it sounds like she may have saved your house from flooding. Why not have a look-see for yourself? The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about... Read more »

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Q: Does a nurse represent a medical institution in a legal case? If a nurse does wrong, is she an extension of the hospital
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Feb 3, 2017

Lawyers represent companies. Her wrongdoing may be attributed to the hospital, but it depends on the specific facts and timing of such wrongs. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized and Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Q: My landlord has ignored repeated pleas to fix a shoddy wheelchair ramp and is intentionally making access harder for me

I am in a wheelchair and my landlord is intentionally making access to my apt impossible. At the same time he verbally berates me for my handicap. Further he treats me unfairly compared to other tenants without disabilities.

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Feb 3, 2017

This may be a violation of the ADA laws and a breach of your contract. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Libel & Slander for New York on
Q: I am a 56 yr female disable worker,who encounters malice and defamation from a person on the board of directors.

I work for Meals on Wheels and am bullied on a reg basis and have reported to proper ppl w/ no results,what can be done?

Derek John Soltis
Derek John Soltis answered on Nov 12, 2016

I am sorry to hear about your situation. Yes, you do have recourse. It sounds like there may have been a violation of the The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), the American with Disabilities Act along with New York laws against discrimination. You can always file a complaint... Read more »

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Q: I rent my condo in New York. I live out of the country do I have a right to continue to receive some mail at my condo?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Nov 9, 2015

Why would you not be able to get mail there?

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Q: What is RPAPL 713(7)
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Nov 8, 2015

http://tenant.net/Other_Laws/RPAPL/rpapl07.html

Does it really take an attorney to do a simple internet search, or can you use common sense?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New York on
Q: In the 2006 supreme court of counsel of one choice is that case retroactive to all cases. Mines is in the Bronx
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Nov 8, 2015

I do not understand this question. Perhaps it is the wrong question to ask.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New York on
Q: can a 26 year old female marry a 17 year old male
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Nov 8, 2015

Yes, with parental consent. No, without it until he is 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New York on
Q: How can I find out how many prisoners were released from New York State facilities, by facility, in 2014 and prior years
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Nov 4, 2015

The department of corrections probably has the figures you want. Contact them and ask.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New York on
Q: Are there are any court cases where the admission of inflammatory evidence, like a phone call, was deemed prejudicial?

911 phone call

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Nov 4, 2015

Tons of cases on this subject. The operative phrase is that the prejudice outweighs the probative value, most likely.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New York on
Q: Unemployed and being sued for a 4500$ car loan. Nothing of value to sell, would they allow me to work it off?

I got a letter in the mail from the supreme court for a car loan I had years ago. I was having financial trouble and called them to take the car back, under the impression everything was settled. Until last week I got this letter- there is no court date listed just a requirement to respond or... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Nov 4, 2015

I sincerely doubt that they would be willing to let you work off the debt. You needed to go have a full discussion with a local attorney at the time you asked this question.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New York on
Q: can i make a dealer fix my used car under the warranty of serviceability ?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Nov 4, 2015

Read the contract.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New York on
Q: how can you claim your portion of land/inheritance in Puerto Rico if your from the United States?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Nov 4, 2015

With an attorney that you have hired?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New York on
Q: My 8 year old grandson traded an electronic toy with a friend without permission when told to get his toy back the other

Child refused to return my grandson's toy. The other child's mother is not being helpful. Is there anything I can legally do to get my grandson's toy back

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Nov 4, 2015

Instruct the grandson as to why we do not give our toys away or trade them. What is it that you are thinking you can do legally? File a lawsuit? That would most likely cost more than to go buy another toy.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New York on
Q: Are there any exceptions to the 10 per cent requirement? Are there any situations where only 5% is needed?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 27, 2015

You put this in the Other forum, so I guess it is not about criminal law. What are you talking about? Is this about a bond? You would have to ask bonding companies this question. I bet you will find that some might work with you.

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