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Edwin Drantivy

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  • Can you sue a business for false advertising their business name?

    I currently work for an employer who: doesn't follow OSHA violations, lack of sensitivity (if I were to say I got arrested last night but i'll be in tomorrow - everyone in the shop would know the next morning), he is overall a TERRIBLE business ow...

    Edwin’s Answer

    Possibly, if you are a customer and you suffered financial damages as a direct result of the false advertising.

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  • Is legal insurance any good?

    I've heard about legalshield --I think that's it's name-- and other legal insurances, and want to know if they're any good at protecting/helping clients. They seem to have a desire to come off as a great alternative/emergency "go to" in the case o...

    Edwin’s Answer

    It seems that LegalShield, itself, is in the best position to answer these questions. Good luck!

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  • Can a 17 year old be in a relationship with a 22 year old

    For example a consensual relationship which one party is 17 and the other party is at least 21 years of age in the state of new york

    Edwin’s Answer

    Yes, it is not illegal for a 17 year old and a 22 year old to date.

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  • Hi! Was directed by a friend toward rocketlawyer.com to draft a pre-nuptial agreement. Saves me money, but is it reliable?

    I would like to know if its either a suitable way to enter a pre-nuptial or if rocketlawyer.com merely suffices for early drafts. Appreciate any help.

    Edwin’s Answer

    It helps you get a grasp of what types of things may be included in a prenuptial agreement, however there is no true substitute for an actual attorney's guidance in finalizing and executing such an important document.

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  • Do I need to be separated for a year first before I can Divorce?

    been married 12 years and there is another woman in the picture from my husbands job. They have been friends so they say for over six years and I have seen text messages of them confessing there love to each other.

    Edwin’s Answer

    No, it can be done in a shorter time frame in New York. Speak with a local attorney regarding specifics.

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  • $5500 Retainer, no retainer agreement, but less than $3K charged. Disputable?

    I paid an attorney $5.5K in criminal defense related matter. He was fired shortly after. He claimed that he did not keep a log for my time and would settle for $1000. He never gave me a retainer agreement, said I don't need to sign one. ...

    Edwin’s Answer

    It goes by "what is expected," thus the 5.5K figure is what you are working with here.

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  • My mother died in 2007. My brother is the executor.He has failed his fiduciary duty. In 2015, all monies have not been paid out.

    How can he be compelled to complete his duties as executor, or how can he be removed. 11 siblings, including the executor, are beneficiaries. It's been 8 years. How can we get him to close out the will and pay all monies due or failing that, how d...

    Edwin’s Answer

    There are procedural devices available to you in the form of various petitions. Speak with a local estates attorney regarding settling the estate account and/or executor removal.

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  • The attorney & executrix had me sign off. I was left a 1997-8 mobile home with No Title or Bill-Of-Sale, etc. What do I do?

    The dealer is gone, told papers were destroyed in flooding. There is no NYS record on file. Also, her significant other has life use of it.

    Edwin’s Answer

    Consult with a local wills/estates attorney.

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  • Do I need a real estate attorney?

    My aunt and I rent a house in Long Island, NY. Our landlord lives in Florida. The landlord has not been paying the mortgage at least since we moved in in November 2013, but we have been paying our rent consistently. Wells Fargo sent legal document...

    Edwin’s Answer

    Yes, speak with an attorney. The property may not be the landlord's to rent anymore after the case is over.

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  • Was caught trespassing on college grounds which i don't attend , the officer took down my name and address and let me off

    Can i still be charged/arrested for trespassing after the fact?

    Edwin’s Answer

    Probably not. Chances are that you would have been arrested on the spot if the officer already had probable cause at the time. Hopefully they do not find out that you damaged any property while trespassing or they may contact you.

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