Vincent J. Gallo’s Answers

Vincent J. Gallo

Staten Island Real Estate Attorney.

Contributor Level 14
  1. I co-own a house w/my brother, sister & nephew can I legally get them to buy out my share of the home. They're refusing to sell.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Steven Warren Smollens
    2. Vincent J. Gallo
    3. Yefim Rubinov
    4. Peter J Weinman
    5. Shawn B Alexander
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    If your mother's final wish was verbalized that it carries no weight. You can initiate a lawsuit and force the sale of the property however.

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  2. Does it take both owners (husband & wife) listed on deed to sign a listing agreement in the state of NY?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Edward Papa
    2. Michael T Millar
    3. Jack Richard Lebowitz
    4. Jayson Lutzky
    5. Celia R Reed
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    An agreement isn't binding on a non-signatory. She doesn't have to do a thing.

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  3. Bargain and sale Deed With Covenant

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jack Richard Lebowitz
    2. Vincent J. Gallo
    3. Edwin Drantivy
    4. Nina Tamar Marano
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    This is a warranty extending only from the grantor and not to or on behalf if his or her predecessors.

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  4. I deeded half my house to my lesbian lover two years ago. She left me and wants half my house. Can I set aside the deed?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Elan Wurtzel
    2. Michael T Millar
    3. Eric Edward Rothstein
    4. Jayson Lutzky
    5. Vincent J. Gallo
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    Seriously doubt it.

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  5. After my divorce, the judge gave my ex wife 60 days to refinance the mortgage. 16 months have passed, she hasn't refinanced.

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Vincent J. Gallo
    2. Clifford J. Petroske
    3. Robert Vance Salter
    4. Howard E. Knispel
    5. David Alexander Browde
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    A prudent decision would have been to convey your interest in the real estate simultaneously with your ex-spouse's refinancing of the real estate on her own.

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  6. How can I remove my ex-wife's name from a deed?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Vincent J. Gallo
    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. Susan Jo Civic
    4. Dean George Tsourakis
    5. Peter Christopher Lomtevas
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    The removal of your wife's name from the deed should have been effectuated at the time your divorce was finalized. Did you question your attorney as to why such a significant task was not finalized at the time if your divorce? With her not being local you may have a large task on your hands.

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  7. Can the sellers lawyer(of real estate) be brought to small claims court with her clients to recoup money held in escrow ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael T Millar
    2. Vincent J. Gallo
    3. Richard J. Chertock
    4. Matthew Scott Kam Tannenbaum
    5. Pamela Koslyn
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    Small Claims Court in New York City for example has monetary jurisdiction up to $5,000 however before you jump the gun you should be confident that you are right and entitled to the return of the escrow money because if you have a weak case and go it alone without proper legal representation you not only risk losing but your damages could compound themselves in a counter-claim.

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  8. How do I change the title on a multi party deed to a home with no mortgage or liens located in Brooklyn, NY?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Noah D. Cohen
    2. Jack Richard Lebowitz
    3. Jayson Lutzky
    4. Vincent J. Gallo
    5. Michael David Siegel
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    Provided that what you said is correct, as to who her share should "pass on to". Keep in mind, if she left a Will then this would govern who takes. If not, then the laws of intestacy would govern. It is a good idea to "confirm" the rightful owners by virtue of a Deed, but be certain that the rightful owners are just that: "the rightful owners".

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  9. How can I be added to a property's warranty deed?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    2. Truman John Costello Jr.
    3. John P Corrigan
    4. Marshall C Deason Jr.
    5. Aileen Ortega
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    He can add you to the deed as a joint tenant with rights if survivorship and then you have to hope you live longer than him.

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  10. Am I required to paint a Life Tenant's dwelling?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Steven Warren Smollens
    2. Vincent J. Gallo
    3. Jack Richard Lebowitz
    4. Peter J Weinman
    5. Judy A. Goldstein
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    Hire an attorney, and do so ASAP.

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