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Jeffrey Bruce Gold

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  • Whom am I legally married to?

    I married a woman in 1987. We mutually separated. She told me she nullified the marriage. She died in 2010. Same state granted me new marriage license in 2006. Now federal government says I am not legally married to new wife because first wife...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    You were legally married to the 1987 wife, when she died, so you could not have legally married 2006 "wife" when you did, since you were already married. If you want to be married to 2006 "wife", you need to get a new license, and have it solemnized.

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  • Can i leave my house to live with my boyfriend without getting my parents to file a case on either him or me?

    im 17 and my boyfriend is an older man im a senior in high school and my parents are really strict that i suffer from verbal and some physical abuse So they dont know i even have a boyfriend and i dont plan on telling them they wont understand. Wh...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    If you leave the house now, you parents could take steps to bring you back as you are a minor. Depending on when your "relationship" with your "boyfriend" began, they could cause a lot of problems for him as well.

    At 18, you should be able to move out without problems.

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  • If someone damages your property and you want them to pay for the damage are you required to have the damage fixed?

    A kid hit the fire hydrant in front of my home and sent the hydrant crashing in to the bumper of my car.

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    You are not required to get it fixed. If the case is in small claims court, you will need two separate estimates of the cost to repair the damage.

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  • I am in the process of a divorce. We have two houses on one property. I live in one house and he rents the other. I have

    always paid 2/3 of the taxes. We are now subdividing. I am hesitant to pay my portion this time bec. I will soon be getting my own tax bill. The ex now tells me that if I dont pay he won't pay anything and I won't be able to sell the house. I...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    You can deal with the tax liens at closing - not a big deal so long as you are not more than a year or two in arrears. How are the properties titled? It makes a difference in how you should proceed.

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  • If my lawyer has been disbarred and therefore unable to finish my case as he had agreed to in our contract/retainer, am I able

    If my lawyer has been disbarred and therefore unable to finish my case as he had agreed to in our contract/retainer, am I able to sue his malpractice insurance for a breach of contract, as a way to get my retainer back regarding the unearned porti...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Much depends on the type of case the retainer was for, and the work that was done prior. The question really can't be answered in a vacuum, but at a minimum, you need new counsel asap.

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  • Can I sue the town for clean up costs after following town officials orders?

    I bought an apt house in Up state NY. this past Spring.There is a vacant lot next to my house., I use the lot to keep a garbage dumpster for my tenants to use, as did the previous owner. I was told in the Spring by a code enforcement officer to cl...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    I don't believe there is enough to bring suit. You didn't own the site next door, but you used it for a dumpster. That invited dumping, not only by your tenants but by others. Had you not followed the the directions, you would have been fined, and then you would have had the opportunity to be heard as to whether you are responsible.

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  • Hello, I was wondering if I could have a consultation with a civil law suit that I wanted to file.

    Amount of the claim would be about $30K. Context: In 2013, I talked to a MBA admission consulting firm and have decided that I am going to apply to MBAs, then we have decided to postpone the application because of change in my career ...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Lots of attorneys will consult with you for free either by telephone or in person. In this case, much depends on what the contract says regarding refunds, and you haven't provided that information so no one is going to be able to guide you.

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  • Who gets the house when the deceased has no mother/father/siblings/spouse? First cousins then uncle/aunts?

    My cousin passed. Her immediate family members are deceased. First cousins and 2 uncles and 1 aunt are alive. Who is entitled to the assets if there is no will and in what order? Is it the aunts and uncles and if they're deceased the first co...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Assuming that your cousin passed in New York:

    The following person(s) would inherit under the law of intestate succession:

    If you are survived by a spouse and children, $50,000 and half of the estate to your spouse, and the balance to your children or children of a predeceased child;

    A spouse and no children, to the spouse;

    Children and no spouse, to the children or any issue of a predeceased child;

    One or both parents, and no spouse or children, to the surviving parent or parents;

    If no spouse, issue or parents, to siblings or the children of any predeceased siblings;

    If none of the above, half passes to the paternal grandparents, or to the children of the paternal grandparents (aunts and uncles) or children of predeceased aunts and uncles (first cousins) if both grandparents are deceased. The other half passes to the maternal relatives in the same manner. If there is no one surviving on either the paternal or maternal side, the entire estate passes to the other side; or

    If none of the above, half to the children of the predeceased first cousins on the paternal side and half to the children of the predeceased first cousins on the maternal side. If there are no survivors on one side, the whole estate passes to the other side.

    Hope that helps. Aunts and uncles take before their children, but children of deceased aunts/uncles take equal with those aunts uncles that are alive.

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  • How to file a Clerk's Judgement in Nassau County?

    I am divorced, as per last Contemp Stipulation , my X husband have to pay me $500.00 a month until he pays off a $10000.00 he owes me from the judgement of divorce . The Contempt Stipulation allowes me to file a Clerk's Judgement, bu...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Go to 240 Old Country Road, Mineola. Speak with the judgment clerk, and find out exactly what they are going to need to file a judgment.

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  • Power of a will ! can my exhusband fight my will stating that my 4 children are to remain together?

    I have 4 children. 1 who has a different father. If I make a will stating that all my children are to remain living together and designate my brother and his wife be their caregiver can my exes fight for custody of their children and seperate the...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Even if you make such a will, your exes can challenge that portion of the will, and seek custody of their children. If your exes have been involved parents, they could well succeed with their challenges (and even if not, they could succeed.) The Court will look to determine what is in the best interest of the children when determining custody.

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