Skip to main content
Ivan Raevski
Avvo
Pro

Ivan Raevski’s Answers

456 total


  • Can my lawyer make a plea deal with prosecutor in a shoplifting case, meeting with a lawyer soon to take my case

    Items take were 41 dollars in nj, I am willing to pay fines and costs and restitution

    Ivan’s Answer

    plea deals are very common in shoplifting cases. there are many factors to consider though, your past criminal history, value of the items, the particular town, etc. sometimes an attorney can get the case dismissed. in other cases he/she would be able to work out a deal with the prosecutor for a lesser charge or get you into a program (PTI) which upon completion would allow you to have the charge dismissed

    See question 
  • Should I file a Response to Motion for Summary Judgment to a Credit Card Debt Lawsuit with only 6 days until Return Date?

    Does it make sense for me to file a Response to Motion for Summary Judgment for outstanding credit card debt ($30,000 in the Law Division), if I only have 6 days to Return Date? I was following up with my case today using online resources and fou...

    Ivan’s Answer

    Call the opposing counsel and see if they will agree to an adjournment of the motion for one cycle. Usually this is not a problem. Once you have consent call the court clerk and ask for an adjournment so you can file a response.

    See question 
  • Can my cheating husband get spousal support. I will have our children.

    He has worked under the table for over three years of our 8 year marriage

    Ivan’s Answer

    You don't provide enough details here. Alimony is always a possibility. His cheating is usually not a factor as nj is a no fault state.

    See question 
  • Can I do anything legally if my fiancee' has been living with me for over a year, but also is not divorced from years ago?

    Both claim to have separate lives, but because her grandchildren don't know their fathers, he helped raise them until 3 years ago. Now his wife is calling and asking for favors and money for the kids, she says he can't say no to them it's not righ...

    Ivan’s Answer

    I am not exactly sure what your question is. Sounds like your "fiancée" needs to get divorce from his wife. Until he gets divorced and married to you, you don't really have any rights as to how he spends his money or who gets it. Doesn't matter if they live separate lives, they are still legally married, same as if they lived together.
    he is not obligated to support his grandchildren, only his biological or adopted children. You should both schedule a consultation with a family law attorney to explore whatever options are available.

    See question 
  • My X-BF is suing me for $3000 that he helped me with a month ago.

    I met My X-BF in 2010 and then recently we started talking and eventually we got together and decided to be with each other. He then insist to help me with my bills reason being I lost my job. He help me at first with 2000$ and then another 1000$ ...

    Ivan’s Answer

    Sounds like this was a gift from your boyfriend to you unless you expressly made a deal that this was a loan. If it was a gift, he cannot sue you. If it was a loan, he would need to prove that it was a loan and generally this would be difficult absent any written agreement between the two of you or witnesses who could testify that a loan was being made.
    A deputy won't come to your house to arrest you. he could possibly file a complaint in court and then you would have a chance to file an answer and have the issue decided by the court. If you get a complaint, make sure you don't ignore it, otherwise he automatically wins.

    See question 
  • I had a wage execution happen to me by debt collectors. my bank account is frozen, how do I appeal? I was never given any notice

    the summons was sent to my past address that I have not lived in for over 2 years, I can't get Forster and Garbus on the phone either... And I have no more money.

    Ivan’s Answer

    you will need to file a motion with the court to get that judgment vacated. however you would need to show that you have a legitimate defense to the complaint.
    You could also go to the court clerk's office in your county and file a motion to claim your statutory $1000 exemption to get at least $1000 of your bank account un-frozen.
    Finally you could file for bankruptcy to get the judgment discharged and likely get your money back. if you do not have alot of debt it is likely better to just settle the case.
    talk to an attorney to discuss your options

    See question 
  • Can you file a settlement agreement and consent judgment to get a divorce in nj without filing a complaint?

    Seems like an easy question to me but I'm having trouble finding the answer.

    Ivan’s Answer

    • Selected as best answer

    No you cannot, only a judge can grant you a divorce in NJ and that involves filing a complaint for divorce. One the complaint is filed, you can have your spouse sign a waiver of service and right to answer. After that an uncontested hearing will be scheduled and you can present your agreement to the court to have it made part of the judgment of divorce

    See question 
  • How can i tell a debt collector is legit

    I would like to know if someone can tell me how can i tell if a debt collector is legit . Ive been getting call with threats if i do not return there calls there would be a bench warrant for my arrest . Please help i am very scared

    Ivan’s Answer

    Ask the debt collector to provide written proof of the debt and their ownership of the debt. if you make any deal with the debt collectors make sure they send you the agreement in writing before you make any payments.

    See question 
  • PL. suggest FREE Attorney for DIVORCE

    Filed divorce in Morris county ( NJ) through attorney. I am out of job for long time , I was unable to take care of attorney expenses further. 1) Pl. suggest me where/how I can get FREE attorney , so that I can transfer the case 2) Does FREE a...

    Ivan’s Answer

    As far as I know legal aid does not provide attorneys for divorce cases. Personally I have not heard of any attorneys taking on divorce cases on pro bono basis, particularly contested divorce cases which yours seems to be.

    See question