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Donald Scarinci

Lyndhurst State, Local, and Municipal Law Attorney.

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  1. In Tax Court, does a stipulated decision get signed by the judge?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Michael Larson
    2. Donald Scarinci
    3. Andrew J Wyman
    3 lawyer answers

    Your understanding is correct. Your tax court attorney should file the stipulation of settlement with the court.

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  2. Can I be forced to sign a non- compete agreement or be fired? I am not a new hire.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Earl Kenneth Mallory
    2. Donald Scarinci
    3. Melissa D. Lenhard
    3 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you are an at-will employee working without a contract already and that your employer seeks to alter that arrangement by presenting you with a contract to sign. Employment contracts are always subject to negotiation. Like any contract, some terms are more important than other, ie., compensation, benefits, vacation and sick time, etc. You will need to decide how important a non-compete cluase is to you and how valuable it might be to your employer. Non compete clauses have...

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  3. My husband dumped some trash in dumpster in Florham park in NJ and Police cut him and he must go to court

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Santos A Perez
    2. Jacob Adam Regar
    3. Donald Scarinci
    4. Eugenie A. Voitkevich
    4 lawyer answers

    I think the best advice is to find an attorney who regularly appears in the Florham Park Municipal Court, assuming the summons is returnable there. Someone local would have the best knowlege of the charge and the attitude of the municipality toward the charge and would be in a good position to negotiate a plea.

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  4. No need to file NJ return, am I correct on no need to be mailing any NJ quarterly payments?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Donald Scarinci
    2. Edward Joseph Smeltzer II
    2 lawyer answers

    You always need to pay income tax on the money you earn even though you may get a refund. As far as not filing a return, I don't know where you got that idea but you'd better see an accountant ASAP and reconsider.

  5. Is a paper signed in front of a witness legally enforceable?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Ezra N. Goldman
    2. Matthew Allan Quick
    3. Donald Scarinci
    3 lawyer answers

    State laws on this subject vary widely, however it may not matter to the ultimate result. Many Americans die intestate--without a will. The law is very clear about how such estates are distributed during probate. Depending on what your mother directed in front of the witness, her wishes might be achieved regardless of the answer to your question. When you look for an attorney, find one in your state who has experience in both probate and tax. Even where a will is defective, your...

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  6. I worked at a clinic about three years ago and left the job in a great standing. Now the HR dept says I violated Hippa

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Donald Scarinci
    1 lawyer answer

    Violating HIPPA is a very serious thing and this could hurt you in the future if you do not clear it up now. You need to get your former employer to review the matter. If you still have the employee manual, there may be something that could help you in the manual. If you don't still have it, request one. You should contact a lawyer in your area who is familiar with employment law and HIPPA.