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  1. Yesterday I was coming home from the store. When I turned onto my street I noticed a truck in front of my driveway, actually blocking it so I wouldn’t be able to pull in, I've never seen the truck before or the guy that was standing in the street next to his truck (even from that distance I can tell you I've never seen this guy before). I'm slowly driving on the road and thinking to myself who is that and as I'm driving he is standing in the street facing me, hands in his pocket. It wasn’t until I got in front of my next door neighbors house that that guy started waving his hands in front of him, so I hit the power button to turn off the radio so I could see if I could hear him yelling and as soon as I did that I saw a huge tree falling towards me. It fell right on my car and everyone saying I'm lucky it didn't crush me and they couldn't believe I didn't hit my head on the roof of my car as it caved in. So it turns out my neighbor across the street, who wasn't even home when this all happened, had a young looking friend of his come cut down the tree. So the kid, not his company, came with another friend (the guy standing in the street) to cut this tree down. He didn't have any cones down blocking people from going through or anything. When I was driving up my street I didn’t even see the other guy at the tree cutting it down. Anyway, so I want to know who covers this? The home owners insurance of the neighbor? How do they do that when the person who cut it down wasn't a person that even lives there? Also, other neighbors who came and helped me said I should sue the kid, is that possible? I am calling my insurance but I just wanted to know what I'm about to deal with here. Thank you
  2. I need some info for our granddaughter, now age 16, she will be 17 on May 1, 2018. She lives with her biological father, and step mother. Our daughter her natural mother passed away about 6 years ago. She has nothing but turmoil at this house, and most of it is from her step mom. She wants to move/get out of this bad environment, and move in with us. We accept everything that comes along with having a minor to raise, but most important she will be loved. We don't have a lot of money to spend, so we are trying to do this on our own. I f you can give us some sound advice it will be gratefully appreciated
  3. A month ago I was written up for insubordination. I work as a state corrections officer A supervisor had called me to come back in a half hour after a my shift to complete an inspection sheet. After I did that I was told to perform tasks I shouldn’t be doing while off duty , like driving the state vehicle. I was then asked to stay even later to go over the inspection with the supervisor which at that time I told him I have to leave. Once I decided to go home , I was told to write a report for refusing an order. I did not write the report and words of profanity were exchanged between the supervisor and I. When I saw the report 2 weeks later he wrote false statements as to what I said to him and the time I left my post. I have a witness to claim I never left early. Because I have this witness will it help me get these chargers dropped at my appeal? I do not need insubordination on my record for other future employment.
  4. Brother, 71 years old, married 35 years, had stroke and several other serious health problems, was in nursing home for two years. Anxious and motivated to get back home, he recovered and improved health after one year. Wife refused to take him back into the home they shared for 35 years and left him in nursing home extra year refusing to take him home. Brother was heartbroken. Insurance company then stop paying for him being there, because he was no longer nursing home eligible. Social worker reached out to his family to help. I, his sister agreed to help. I lived two states away. He was brought here in pajamas, no clothes, no medicines, no money, no instruction. I Had to discontinue his state insurance in his state and apply for state ins in my state. When asked for proof of marriage, wife refused to comply. Wife would not send, would not answer calls, mail or door. Yes, I even went to her house. I sent to the state they were married in, there was no record. Meantime, waiting for my state to enroll him, he was without clothes, insurance, coverage for meds, and doctor appointments was still going on, which I had to pay. I'm 74 years old, fixed income and could not afford any of this. Since he finally got enrolled with my state's insurance. (I had to reapply, this time saying he was single, instead of married, in order for states help) we are still barely, and I mean barely making it. I have no communication from her since he has been here. (its been 4 years) Recently, my brother was served divorce papers which says they voluntarily separated and he moved to this state. Will brother need lawyer, not to contest divorce, but to get spousal support for being abandoned? Or can I, his caregiver get reimbursed for anything? Is it lawful to just throw your responsibility to others without any reprecusion? Please answer all questions......Thanks
  5. So I sold a used car I only had for a month that had issues. In my post on Craigslist and Facebook I had stated the car is sold as is. I have proof of the post on Facebook and Craigslist. I also have proof of the buyer in text questioning my price and saying he knows it needs work. so what had happened was we made the deal I dropped the price significantly because of the issues. He was having it towed home so I left to get back to work, I got a call from him demanding his money back because a tire was flat, but the buyer drove the car very hard down the block, I have witnesses also. I told him it’s a done deal it was sold as is and the price was dropped over four thousand because of repairs needed.(that I knew of) The buyer knew it needed work and knew it was sold as is, do I have anything to worry about ?. The car was a modified sports car that I bought
  6. Hi All, I am in the process of buying a home. It is a cash purchase - a very low priced home. I don't want to buy title insurance. Title company handle settling only for buyers who buy title insurance. I want to find out, shouldn't my layer be able to take care of recording title, do the closing etc.? Should the lawyer be able to create the closing sheet with all the numbers? BTW, I did get a quote from title insurance company and they want $1800 for title search/settlement/title insurance. There are 11 smaller charges on the quote I got. Thanks. Joe
  7. Okay this may seem out dated but this goes back to the early 1990. I had my son 1988 and of course i had to get welfare. Cause there wasn't much whatever back then. I hated my worker she was so mean to me and just did things out of sort. Anyway they make you to do the support and try to get the father to do the DNA. the father was not a US citizen, He never show up for the DNA test. The father was issue a warrant from Burlington. Then the father showed up for 1 court hearing and the father never show up for the next court hearing so branch warrant issued again. Mean time I want off the system. I was working and never heard a thing from Child Support Period. And now my son is asking what happen and all I can say is my case fell threw the cracks. But I did call the court and the dockets show there was 2 active warrants So any suggestion
  8. My Dad passed in an unexpected tragedy. He is survived by 2 adult daughters that need advice on how to proceed with his assets and estate. The problem is his “girlfriend” that he lived with in NJ. We learned there is no common law marriage in the state. We know for a fact he was NOT nor Never married to anyone. She claims to the fiance the wife the girlfriend when it suits her. The union he belonged to for some 30 yrs said “blank” his common law wife was the beneficiary. My understanding is there is no common law in NJ. So how can this be legal... at time of my fathers passing the GF said your father had no money but we all know he had a pension and have been told over n over by people my father said is children would get everything. We have not seen a dime nor have access to his belongings. How do we proceed in this matter. There is a case pending about his wrongful death that we are pursuing as his children but the GF, fiancé,common law wife is no part of. So how can she get his pension as such....
  9. Hi, I currently am being sued by my ex to pay more child support $ for one child (I am already paying but she thinks she can get more out of me than I pay her now). I just got married and have another child with current wife. Since I am married now I am thinking to file our taxes jointly to get maximum tax benefits. However, I am not sure if is the right decision because filing jointly will increase our joint income and therefore, my-ex may benefit more, her goal will succeed to get more $ out of me. So my question is how child support is calculated if I am married filing jointly? Is it better to file as married filing separately in this case? I am earning ~ 130K, my wife ~ 46K, my ex ~ 60K. Thank you in advance!
  10. I am typing up my boyfriends divorce complaint. I have all the proper forms. This is a second marriage just under 10 years, no kids. I have a few questions that maybe some could answer:1. Neither one lived at the apartment that they lived in together but they haven’t changed address on license. What address should I use? Should she be served where she lives now? or Work?2. Do we need a property settlement agreement or can I address the issues under Plaintiff demands judgement? They dont own anything together. His car he owned before they were married. He does have a government job though so I am afraid she will try and go after his pension. She works in a convienient store. 3. Does he need to file a CIS with the complaint? I am assuming she may not answer the the complaint and we are "assuming" that there wont be a fight about money.I know a little about family law but I have never filled out paperwork for a divorce. Any advice would be appreciated!
  11. I rent the first floor of house and detached garage (from my brother). A friend of mine asked me, as a favor, to let him park his car in my garage. The car is one that he is working on and has no gas in it and a motor that doesn't work. Does the landlord have the right to tell me to have it removed? I thought if I rent the house and garage, he can't tell me what I put in it. I am not subletting it to him, just letting him use it as I park on the street. T
  12. I inherited 50% of the shares in a corporation 8 years ago. Property valued over $700,000. The corporation was a family owned buisness years ago. It is basically land with a duplex rental and some garage structures. My uncle owns the other half. We are not speaking. I have no information on this coporation except that I have the stock certificate. He is listed as the president and I am listed as the vice president. He is supposed to give me a yearly accounting of the property, but he hasn't. I need to find out information and dont know where to start. I would like to disolve the coporation, sell my shares or get rid of this entaglement. Any advice would be appreciated. I don't have money to go to an attorney at this time. Thanks in advance!
  13. So does New Jersey require a person to file an answer to a foreclosure complaint before it is has even been filed with the Court? The Plaintiff attorney certifies in Complaint of Foreclosure dated September 16th that service of summons was made on Defendant prior to September 16th, which service appears to be certified on October 1st , yet the Complaint of Foreclosure isn't filed with the Court until October 3rd. But in all fairness to the Plaintiff, they did serve notice on the Defendant three years earlier that they considered the loan to be in default even thought the US District Judge which dismissed the consumer's complaint in Federal Court found as the trier of fact that the consumer was current at the time of the default notice. So if a summons isn't issued after the complaint is filed then wouldn't the Plaintiff would be perpetrating a fraud against the consumer in order to unlawfully obtain possession of property to which they had no lawful right to? (Due Process requires a complaint to be filed prior to a summons being issued : TITLE II. COMMENCING AN ACTION; SERVICE OF PROCESS, PLEADINGS, MOTIONS, AND ORDERS) FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE Rule 4(b) ISSUANCE. On or after filing the complaint, the plaintiff may present a summons to the clerk for signature and seal. If the summons is properly completed, the clerk must sign, seal, and issue it to the plaintiff for service on the defendant.
  14. Hello ReAders, Thanks for your time. "WE", need some help for followings,viz; 1, POA = to be drafted in Gujarati and /or ENGLISH for all family inherited NRI's Land .....and to be done @ Anand-Court. 2. To find a " REVENUE- Lawyer in Anand area for further proceedings of LAND documents. Have a nice day! The Simple Guy
  15. When we moved from FL to NJ, one of the mover's trucks flipped over and all the contents were destroyed. Long story short, he wasn't insured (he had to rent the trucks for the long move... not his own vehicles.) After much discussion, I agreed to a settlement figure and to allow him to make monthly payments for restitution. He has never consistently made those monthly payments, sometimes going as long as 6 months without a payment. In June, he promised this would no longer happen and that he would make payments on the first of every month from then on. He made the June payment on time. In the middle of August he paid July and August. I have not seen a penny since, despite his sending an email saying he would be sending a check. Exactly what can I do to collect this debt? (It's over $20,000, so small claims is not an option.) I have all the emails indicating his agreeing to payments, including how much he agreed to settle for.
  16. Hi there, My grandpa passed and had a will made up. Unfortunately, the executor, who is my mother has fraudulently sent in a fake will. The will she sent in would have actually been used for my grandma, but my grandma passed before my grandpa; and my grandpa did not expect that. I have submitted photos of the will I received from her and the will I received from the county clerk. Photograph with the notary on the copy is from the county clerk. The one with no notary is the one I received from my mother. Another issue is the witnesses signatures are all in the same hand writing. I have many other facts to prove my case, but I just don’t know where to start. Someone please help!
  17. My husband has a copy of my health insurance card because my son is on the policy. He went to the insurance portal and created an account in my name and accessed all of my EOB's. Is this considered identity theft? If not, Is there another law he violated that would allow me to file charges against him? I have proof from the insurance company that he created the account using his personal information.
  18. this is hard for me to type. my father recently passed & he owns a house with his girlfriend for 10 years (tenants in Common no rights for survivorship) it was a terrible experience him passing as we thought we are close with his girlfriend but it turns out that we are not. we removed him from their house to care for him as he was failing because we believed we could cure him & his girlfriend lost hope. She would come visit him at our house but felt it was negative energy so we banned her from seeing him. Needless to say he passed. Well, now we want to enter their home & gather his belongings. She says no she's not ready. well we are ready & we want his stuff. My dad had no will, just a flimsy Tenants in Common agreement with his girlfriend. what are my rights? Can I go to their home in New Jersey with the police & enter the house to gather the belongings? Do I have to want til I am appointed executor of his estate & then I can enter the house? She says that along with not being ready that she doesn't know what the legallity of things are in terms of giving his stuff to me when I have other siblings. She says that my father wanted everything split in quarters so if she lets me come & get the stuff isn't she legally responsible for not separating it by 4? Also, I must admit that my temper has gotten the best of me & I haven't been very nice, I have said quite a few things that are not very nice. I keep messaging her & she has asked me to stop calling her or she is going to call the police for harassment. I just want my Dad's belongings back. can someone let me know what my rights are? Thanks, John
  19. My ex husband has rights to have visitation with my son, his ex-step son per our JOD. My ex-husband did not adopt my son. The vitiation is to be the same as our biological son. My son ( or his brother) do not know that his step father is not his biological father. My ex husband now wants to tell him sating he is 10 years old and should know. Does he have the right to tell him or can I sue him if he does tell him? Thanks in advance.
  20. I am looking to open a settlement lawsuit against the police of my township and several newspapers. Last year, a fight with an ex-girlfriend got out of control and the law ended up getting involved. I was arrested for first degree kidnapping, criminal restraint and theft of her phone with a $250,000 bail. Due to the amount of time required to gather such funds, I spent a torturous week in jail. When I got out I discovered multiple newspapers had published articles regarding the incident with lies, half truths or omitting the truth altogether without doing their due diligence. Although it was a domestic issue, the State proceeded by treating it as a criminal case. I was supposed to go back to school in January but had to stay for the best possible outcome. I ended up taking a plea bargain where I plead guilty to the theft charge but the kidnapping and restraint charges were dropped. I was put on probation for three years and mandated domestic violence/anger management therapy. Now that I am in a more secure place in my life, I would like to sue the municipality of the state for false accusation and malicious persecution. I would then like to collectively sue all of the newspapers together for libel, defamation, tort of negligence and breach of privacy I am suing the State for the emotional trauma and psychological damage of spending a week in the A row of jail with people who unlike me are legitimate murderers, kidnappers and rapists. I am also suing for the overwhelming stress of possibly facing 25 years of prison time for a crime that I did not truly commit. I am also suing for the resulting consequences of the case, primarily me being forced to withdraw from school and unable to seek employment. I am also suing for additional stress of the entire legal situation including the hiring of a lawyer, multiple unnecessary meeting with the justice system and the added responsibility of probation and therapy that I do not need. Most importantly however I am suing the newspapers for the damage it has had on my reputation, my inability to attain employment and the effect it has had on my social life. Because of this I lost my previous job and every job I go to refuses to hire me, probably due to the fact if you search my name the first thing that comes up is my mugshot and inaccurately accusatory articles. Also, I cannot show my face in social situations without undergoing extreme embarrassment. Every time I go out and talk to people now I am questioned about the incident, where I have to undergo the humiliating shame of explaining this transgression to my reputation. All of my relationships with my family, friends and family’s friends have suffered as well. People have either started treating me differently, stopped talking to me as much or stopped talking to me altogether due to the damage any association with me may have on their reputations as well. The levels of psychological and emotional stress have become overwhelmingly abundant to say the least. Due to the excessive overthinking about my inability to go to school, lack of employment and where my life is headed I have lost so much sleep. I stay up all night almost every night and have since been clinically diagnosed with insomnia. The emotions of shame, embarrassment and humiliation that have emerged from the impact this case has had on my social life are unsurmountable to say the least. I have suffered a great deal of emotional pain that I feel can never truly be compensated for. My only remaining question, what is a reasonable financial equivalent to the psychological, emotional and social trauma that I have endured? What amount of money could I be expecting to get out of this and how much I should sue for in order to attain that amount in the end after they try to lower the price through compromise? From my understanding, when I sue them for a certain amount they will try to settle for a much lower amount and offer a much lower number. So there are two numbers I need to figure out: the first number is the amount of money I will end up actually be receiving in the end and the second number is the amount of money I should start at in order to receive the first number after their attempts of settlement. What is a good estimate of those two numbers?
  21. New Jersey Supreme Court recently changed the criteria for relocation cases from Baures Lewis to Bisbing v Bisbing The criteria now states that the family court must apply the "best interests" standard to determine removal. My daughter has been in court for over year wishing to move with her 11 year old daughter from the marriage to PA some 25 miles across the NJ border. They were arguing the case based on Baure v Lewis, and her ex husband opposing the move is on the stand being cross examined. My daughter has already presented her case and he has one more witness on the list after cross, before summations. They have been divorced for over 6 years and over two years ago my daughter secured a better job in the medical field in PA, met her new partner who has built a house for them and their 6 month old son. They located the house within the radius limit specified in the settlement agreement. Her ex husband lives a few miles from the NJ PA border. My daughter presented her case with expert testimony and other witnesses, including myself and her partner. The expert therapist had interviewed all parties and had testified that the relocation should take place. Her ex husband had also engaged an expert, who interviewed us and other parties from both sides, but her ex husband chose not to present the report findings. Given the new criteria, does the case have to start again from the beginning, with discovery, depositions, expert discovery and reporting? Will the trial effectively have to start anew with all the costs already incurred for nothing, and inconvenience particularly the delay to the child being unable to move with her mother and her new brother to their new house and to a new school district? Thanks for any considered response
  22. Will my NJ vehicle registration be invalid if I change my driver's license to another state? I have two vehicles, one of which I am driving to my new state, and one of which I am leaving behind. The registration on the vehicle remaining in NJ was just renewed, and the mailing address will still be a valid mailing address for me. This vehicle will also remain insured in NJ, on an NJ auto policy. Will surrendering my NJ drivers license for my new states license (Colorado) cause this second vehicles registration to become invalid, since it is registered on my NJ license?
  23. Large branches from a tree straddling my and my neighbor's properties caused damage to our neighbors property (siding, gutter, fence etc.) during a storm two days ago. The tree has to be removed. 80% of the tree is located on my property. I kept the branches trimmed on my side. The damage caused by the fallen branches all were on the neighbor's side. Is my neighbor also responsible for the cost of having the tree removed? Received a quote of almost $3,000 this morning. Thanks
  24. With the new child support laws in Nj, I received a letter from the court's about a consent conference about continuation of my 21 year old son in college. Child support probation sent out notifications about this back in January of 2017 to me and my ex the custodial parent. She had until June17th to show probation that our son is a full-time college student. She didn't get it there until after the 17th, so probation sent me a letter stating that they received the request form after the due date, so they denied the request and my support obligation will end on August 1 2017. My questions are, if I disagree and want the child support to end on the August 1, will the hearing officer agree with the August date or make us go in front of the judge so he can make the final decision. I've been paying child support on time with no arrears. My son is a senior this year, I'm on full disability for 3 years. But I need some surgery, and can't really afford this payment anymore. But my ex makes good money, and my son works part time while in school, and also during his spring and summer break. I was wondering if I tell the hearing officer if I can reduce the amount of my support could they do it. Or would I have to file for modification and go back in front of a judge. Thank you for your answer and opinion.
  25. My sister never had a family and caused trouble in mine so I told her to stop contacting my children. She is a deeply troubled woman unhappy with her life and choices, and immediately became vindictive and threatened to withhold money my father left because she is "the executrix." She obviously has issues. She did not give me items from my father's house when he passed. A year later I received a breakdown of the sale of my father's house, where she is attempting to deduct thousands from my amount for money my father gave me several years before he died. He was of sound mind until he passed away suddenly. I got a copy of his will. There is no provision for deducting money gifts, and simply states all assets are to be divided among my children. I refused to sign the paper, stating she is not allowed to alter a will. With that premise, are you going to go back one year, ten, from birth, to calculate what each sibling got and deduct for that? It can't be tallied. Can I deduct because she lived home until almost 30 and got free housing while I moved out at 21? The lawyer stated on the paperwork that my husband told my brother-in-law and sister that my father gave us x amount of money when he asked him. This is a lie because my sister wasn't present and her sneaky husband attempted to extract information from my husband to get more money for them. My husband didn't know any exact amount my father gave me because my father gave it to me and not him, so how can they try to use "hearsay?" I also believe they don't have any other proof and are trying to use an offhand statement. Irregardless there is no provision in my father's will that monetary gifts need to be repaid. I advised her lawyer, who I thought was working for everyone but learned he is only working for her, that I refuse to sign the paperwork until it is amended. He sent me a letter threatening that if I didn't sign they would deduct even more, going back to additional money my father gave me. My husband and I think this is illegal and a bluff and are shocked a lawyer would do that - although it was known around town the law firm is shady. My husband got angry because he knows my sister's motivation to get more money for herself and because she never had a family and was trying to attach herself to mine and is being ugly due to her own poor choices in life. He said he did thousands of dollars worth of work in my parents house. No other sibling or their spouse is a professional, but my husband is and my parents basically used him as their personal contractor over the years. I told her lawyer she is acting out her hate because she doesn't have a family and I have her text threat which I'll show in probate court. I told him she is not allowed to alter a legal will of which I have a copy, and interject her greed and hate onto my father's stated will. She's trying to put herself above my father in dispensation of his expressed will. 1) aren't her as well as the lawyer's actions illegal? They are bound by the specifications in my father's will. 2) can I deduct the thousands in work my husband did as a licensed contractor on the estate? My sister and her husband and the other siblings weren't professionals, but my husband is and put a lot of work that they'll be benefitting from in the house sale. 3) am I correct that my vindictive sister can be held legally accountable for this attempt to alter my father's will? I read she can be charged with grand larceny. 4) if I have to sue her in probate court, are the legal fees paid for by the estate or do I have to pay for them? 5) she was sick in her mind and tried to break my family up - telling me my children don't like me, in a blatant, ugly bid to get possession of my adult children. They are all nice-looking, responsible people that I worked my fingers to the bone raising, and she wants to insert herself into my family because of her own choices in life. When I told her to stop contacting my children she tried to bully me and said "YOU don't get it, I contact WHO I WANT." And she continued texting my children updates about her life they didn't want to hear. She finally stopped for awhile because they didn't respond to her - and now she's sicker than ever, and my daughter, a nurse, told me she thinks there is mental illness in that family. I want to cut ties with them. I don't know if she'll harass them again but it's uncomfortable that she has their numbers - what can I do to keep her permanently away from my family, because she stirs up trouble? Thank you for any help.