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Jeffrey Bruce Gold

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  • Firing attorney

    Three months ago I hired a divorce attorney. I have given him a retainer of $5000. I've had several extremely urgent matters I needed advice and legal action for (Ex -to -be hacking into my personal cc accounts and charging thousands, potential ...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Have you received monthly bills from this attorney. If not, he is not allowed to deduct any money from the retainer. Since you can't get in touch with him, you should either find another attorney who will send the letters and get the file and retainer transferred or send a letter terminating him, and demanding that he return the entire retainer and/or demand arbitration with respect to any fee, he claims entitlement to. This can be done through the bar association in brooklyn.

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  • Is there a legal limit to the number of times a candidate for political office or their surrogates can ring your doorbell?

    A candidate running for city councilman in Bayside, NYC has had his staff at my house over 12 times to date with the primary still 3 weeks away. Is there any way I can make them stop this harassment?

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Put a sign on your door that says "No Political Solicitation. I will not vote for any candidate that violates this request." Should work. I used to walk petitions for candidates and we were told not to ring at a house that had a no solicitation sign (even though we could do so legally).

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  • When does the Statute of Limitations begin to toll, from the date of acceleration or the date of the last unmade payment.?

    I hold a mortgage worth 300,000 dollars. I hired a firm to foreclose. The firm decided to sue on the Note and accelerate the mortgage. Acceleration date was December of 2007. I was told I had 6 years to file a foreclosure based on the last unmade ...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    You really need to hire an attorney to look at all of the papers. You may have a legal malpractice action against the attorneys. Note - ordinarily each missed payment starts the time anew, but someone really needs to look at the papers.

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  • My daughters mother moved out of state without my consent still took my daughter I am on her birth certificate I am a huge part

    My daughter was born in Delaware but raised in new York. We were engaged but never married does she have the right to go and make all decisions without any consent from me?

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Do you have a custody agreement? visitation schedule? You may be able to bring an action requiring her to bring your daughter back, or at least pay for the visitation. You need an attorney to do this right.

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  • Does adverse possession of real property also entitle the new owner to the transferable development rights (TDRs) above the land

    Let's say that someone gained title to real property through RPAPL Sec. 501 (i.e., adverse possession). Other than just the physical land and buildings upon it, does the new owner of that land also own the "transferable development rights" (TDRs)...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    That's a tough question to Answer for free on a message board, and if you have the opportunity to acquire propert with air rights by adverse possession, then you had better have on board a good quality commercial litigator and/or land use attorney. I would say that when you acquire property by adverse possession, you acquire all rights which flow with the land, and that would include air rights, but I'm sure there are arguments against it as well. If you already acquired property that may have air rights, then you should immediately higher an attorney to do the necessary research, and prepare any necessary paperwork.

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  • I can't afford a lawyer. How can I find a lawyer that will help me

    My husband and I are separated. We have four sons ages 3,8,12 and 14. My children and I have been living in the house we bought 7 years ago and my husband doesn't live with us. I recently found out he's doing a short sale on the house. Is there ...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    If there is a short sale on the house, that means that the money from the sale will not cover the amount owed on the house so you will not get significant money. I say significant, because very often the bank recovering the home will pay the occupants something in order to move out. Since you are not named on the deed, it will be extremely difficult/nearly impossible for you to stop the sale, since you do not have the money to make the monthly payments on the mortgage absent your husband's assistance. You should check with the Queens Law School and the St. Johns Law School to see if they have any Housing lawyers that can help you, since ultimately the bank or the buyer of the property is going to have to evict you and your children, or offer you money to move. If your husband is not in a position to support the children, you may also have to look into public assistance. You can call the 311 hotline to be directed to right agency. Good Luck

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  • How do i get information about who the trustee is for a will when someone dies

    My aunt in east meadow ny passed away aug 3

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    If your Aunt left a will, the will will be filed, and will be a public document. Once filed, anyone can see the will. If your aunt had all of her money in trust, you won't be entitled to that information unless you are named in the trust.

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  • Can we claim a law suit on target if my daughter was injured by the escalator?

    The escalators were down and so we had towalk up n down to get to the second floor. While she was going her foot trip n got cut by the escalator. Target manager called EMTand we went to emergency room.

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    If there was something wrong with the escalator than yes, you can bring suit, but you haven't provided enough information about how she cut her foot and want the injuries were.

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  • I got second degree burns on my feet while I was in the bathtub the water temperature change from warm to scalding hot

    I was in a homeless shelter in new York with my family the burn on my right leg is about 7 inches long and 4 inches wide and on my left foot the bottom of my heel is peel off and by my ankle it to the red meat how much u think my case is worth

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    I disagree strenuously with attorney that said this is not a case. If there is a sudden change of temperature, then the homeless shelter could be held responsible if the shelter was aware of the swing in temperatures. Whether your case is worth money depends on the photos that you've taken, the treatment you receive, the medical records that exist, and whether there permanent damage and or scarring. Cases for burns caused by scalding water to the feet can go anywhere from a few thousands to many thousands. You should speak with an attorney ASAP since if the shelter was city owned you only have a short period of time to protect your rights.

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  • Is the homeowner liable for an injury to the owner of a contracting company?

    I am hiring a contractor who operates as a "DBA" (doing business as) company. I am told that he does not have to carry workers compensation since he hires no employees to do the work. He further tells me that since he carries liability insurance ...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Assuming that you live in a single or two family home, and are not supervising the work, you cannot be held liable under New York Law if he falls off a ladder or hurts himself working on the property. However, just like any other visitor to your home, if he injures himself because of a defect in the property, he can sue.

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