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Edwin Drantivy

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  • In ny what are the reasons to get a contested no fault divorce?

    I was told to agree on 170 constructive abandonment, which was not true. What are other options? Irreconcilable differences? Thank you in advance

    Edwin’s Answer

    Irretrievable breakdown in communication between husband and wife for at least 6 months.

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  • I want to evict my roommate because I don't feel safe. I want to give roommate a written 30 day notice. Is this legal?

    I am the sole leaseholder. Roommate signed a sublease that expired over a year ago and is now on a verbal agreement assuming she will stay six more months. Roommate creates a hostile living situation (screaming rages, escalates tiny situations i...

    Edwin’s Answer

    Most likely yes, however make sure to have a local attorney review and analyze your previous sublease as its provisions may still apply to your current situation.

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  • I want to buy my parents home (for less than market value). What needs to be done here?

    I want to purchase my parents home. Is this a "regular" real estate deal? I read on http://www.thinkglink.com/2014/07/27/how-to-buy-your-parents-house/ that I would need an installment loan contract. Is there a need for a buyer's attorney and sell...

    Edwin’s Answer

    Generally real estate transactions require an attorney. The type of contract you execute depends on numerous factors. Consult with a local attorney in a confidential setting as soon as possible.

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  • What to do? I am being sued for $25000

    I am being sued by my brother that lives in the first floor. When i I received the summons andendorsed complaint it stated that i have not returned 25,000 no other reason. I answered stating i deny the allegations. now the issue is we received ...

    Edwin’s Answer

    Keep defending yourself until it gets too complicated. If you are not confident in going further by yourself, consult with an attorney in a confidential setting. There are many directions in which this case may proceed.

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  • When filing an order to show cause in NY family court, what accompanying document is needed

    when filing an order to show cause in NY family court, what accompanying document is needed? Do I need a verification or affidavit? Also If i the petitioner live out of state, can it be served by certified mail?

    Edwin’s Answer

    Visit your local family court help center as they provide very good informational pamphlets for pro-se litigants.

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  • Can I divorce my husband without his signature? He is refusing to sign.No join bank accounts,no children,no house.

    I'm renting an apartment and he is not on the lease. How much do you charge for simple divorce?

    Edwin’s Answer

    Most likely yes you can eventually, however if he is not willing to sign the necessary documents then it is not a simple divorce. Fees are not discussed on this forum. Call a local attorney to discuss that aspect.

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  • We received an eviction notice for late payment of rent.

    We have lived in the same apartment complex in Dutchess County for the last six years. We have an 8 year old son with special needs (mild ASD and anxiety disorder), and he has an IEP in school. We have a 5 year old daughter who is in the same scho...

    Edwin’s Answer

    You would be well-served to discuss your dilemma with a local landlord-tenant attorney in a confidential forum as soon as possible.

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  • What's the price range to hire an attorney for a child support case?

    What would be the price range to hire an attorney for a child support case for couple never married? Do i have to be present at the hearing or can my attorney represent me?

    Edwin’s Answer

    Fees vary based on a multitude of factors. Just call around your local neighborhood and ask. You generally must be present.

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  • What do I do when I show up to my DAT? Will I be charged with endangerment of a minor as well?

    about a week ago I was given a DAT for petty theft in Nasau county (green acres mall). This is my first offense. At the time this happened I was with my 6 year old daughter. I realize how stupid of me it was to have done this. I called a family me...

    Edwin’s Answer

    Ask for a court-appointed attorney, better known as a public defender.

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  • Transitioning from solo practice to BigLaw. I need some advice.

    I am an attorney with my own practice for the past two years. I recently decided to join a major law firm in NYC. My solo clients are far too small to bring over to biglaw as I've been told, so I'm seeking guidance on how to transition clients ove...

    Edwin’s Answer

    You can seek compensation or work out a referral arrangement because you would be splitting fees amongst attorneys, but both variations require some form of negotiation. Supply and demand rules. Good luck!

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