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Jeffrey Bruce Gold

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  • How can I get my ex-girlfriend out of my house?

    I have broken off my relationship with my gf of 25 years. We have lived together for much of that time in a house that I owned before we met. I want to sell my house but she won't leave. Is she legally considered a tenant and I need to go to L&T ...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    She is considered a tenant, and you have to evict her legally.

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  • Can a perspective employer disqualify me from the job I'm applying for based on something that happened over 33 years ago?

    I was applying for a police job. I had completely gone thru all of the exhaustive hiring process successfully and supplied everything they wanted. They call me after giving me a conditional offer of employment and ask me about a shoplifting char...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Until last year, I was a civil service commissioner in a downstate county. Ordinarily one would not be disqualified for a shoplifting arrest when you were 14 years old. More likely, you were disqualified for not answering truthfully on the employment questionnaire regarding the charges. You ordinarily have the right to appeal with your County's Secret Service commission, and must do that prior to filing an Article 78. The ods are stacked against you, but are not impossible.

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  • My 17 year old daughter thinks she can just move out and live with her grandparents. She will be 18 sept. 28th. Can she do this?

    She has been upset with the house rules and we disagree on a relationship with a man that's 20. She went to work the other day and sent me a message saying she needed to get away from me and decided to stay with her grandparents. Her father passed...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    At 18, she is free to live with anyone she wants to. At 17, she is free to have a relationship with a 20 year old that includes sex, but you could force her to move back home if you wanted her to.

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  • I'm a cosigner on my ex wife's car. She is constantly late and she really can't afford it. Is there a way for me to get off?

    The payment is to much for her. She says she can afford it but clearly can't she is always a month behind. It's effecting my credit now and she doesn't even care. Is there any legal way to get off or force her to trade it in and get a cheaper car ...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    If the divorce is final, and all obligations between the two of you have been resolved, there is nothing you can do to get off of that loan.

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  • In NYC , am I entitled for compensation from my father's estate? .

    I am the P.O.A for my ill father. I help to take care of him in my home, plus a home health care. She is being paid from my father's estate.

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    You are not entitled to anything. If your father is still mentally competent compensation can be arranged by agreement.

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  • How to transfer a vehicle's title as part of an estate?

    My father passed away August of last year, and his estate passed to my mother. Part of that estate was a van. The van is very convenient for my elderly mother to get into and out of for her medical appointments. She would like to give title to m...

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    New York does have a simplified method for transferring the automobile of a deceased parent. You'll find the information on this page, and the Motor Vehicle Department will help you.

    http://dmv.ny.gov/registration/transfer-ownership-and-acceptable-proofs-ownership

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  • What are my rights to my apartment after the building was sold to someone who wants to demolish it?

    I am 55 years old and disabled. I live in a tent controlled apartment in BK. My landlord has offered me $10k for my unit to vacate because he will not renew any tenants leases because he wants to demolish the building to make condos. I've lived he...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    You have rights, and the value of your apartment exceeds the buyout that you were just given. You need an attorney right away.

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  • Can I sue ?

    I was arrested in 2012 by the DMV for selling cars with no dealers license and rolling back odometers . A towing company affiliated with the Police towed my 4 vehicles ( valued @ $ 40 000 ) and they told me that the cars where being used as eviden...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Sounds like you gave them permission to sell the cars, and didn't protect your investment. Presumably the cars did not have "clean" carfax's and as a result brought less than they should have since the purchasers could expect problems with resale.

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  • Is a retainer legally binding if the attorney changes firms?

    If I want to continue to work with my attorney, am I required to sign a new contract with new firm even if their terms are less appealing?

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    The new firm cannot be forced to accept the same rate as the old firm. You are going to have to sign a new retainer.

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  • What legal rights do college students have if they are being bullied by their professors?

    The school is ignoring and not pursuing the cases of bullying. What legal options can one pursue

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    I think you need to be more specific about what constitutes the bullying. Most schools have codes of conduct and an administrative process that has to be completed before you can pursue an action.

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