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Peter McGrath

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  • I filed for divorce 8 months ago and have heard nothing from my ex's attorney since

    i filed for divorce 8 months ago and have heard nothing from my ex's attorney. What can I do? I fired my attorney 2 months ago because it seemed as though he did nothing to move it forward. I need this DONE! Any ideas? I don't have money to keep p...

    Peter’s Answer

    Did your ex's attorney answer or put in a notice of appearance? Without knowing too much detail, it sounds as if you are going to have to schedule a preliminary conference in the Expedited Matrimonial Part of the Supreme Court (an RJI will have to be filed if it hasn't already [it costs $95]). Eight months is a long time to get nowhere. You should have an attorney -- just make sure you hire an attorney right for you.

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  • Was in a motorcycle accident

    a car pulled out in front of me and stopped to make a left turn and instead of rear ending him I ended up hitting a parked vehicle damaging my motorcycle and not damaging the parked flat bed tow truck I struck . I have some aches and pains that I...

    Peter’s Answer

    To begin, I am sorry to hear about your injury and the damage to your bike; it sounds like you did a good job in defensive driving. Also, it appears that you may have a claim. Make sure you go to the doctor. All attorneys that handle auto accidents work on a contingent fee basis (that is, you don't pay until the matter is settled or a verdict is rendered in your favor). Make a couple of phone calls to area attorneys and select one that you feel most comfortable with; there are way more options than the 4s and 8s.

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  • Think family is stealing from grandmother with memory issue

    Just this past weekend found out that my 2 aunts and uncle want to sell my grandparents property but I feel like they are taking money and advantage of my grandmother's condition I am trying to figure out how I can go about this in a legal way. Th...

    Peter’s Answer

    You should contact an attorney experienced with Mental Hygiene Law Article 81 proceedings. Basically, a petition is brought by Order to Show Cause to request that a Justice of the (Erie County) Supreme Court appoint a guardian of your grandmother's person and property. This is a specialized field of law, so make sure you ask any consulting attorneys if they have experience with these actions. Good luck going forward.

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  • Can i fight a controlled substance charge?

    I was pulled over when my truck ran out of gas supposedly because It was a broken down vehicle. It just so happened that my license was/is suspended so I got arrested and my vehicle got searched. They found a plastic spoon with a piece of cotton...

    Peter’s Answer

    Speak to a couple of criminal defense attorneys in the area. Also, you may want to consider deleting this question -- the People have to prove that the residue is heroin -- this question can be read as an admission. Good luck and refrain from posting details on public websites.

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  • Need help with a cheap Divorce.

    Separated 10 years. She lives in California. I live in Buffalo NY. No kids both want a divorce nothing to divide.

    Peter’s Answer

    Call a couple of divorce attorneys in the area -- many, including myself, offer free consultations and flat fee arrangements for uncontested divorces. That said, the filing fees and disbursements for an uncontested divorce generally cost around $400 ($210 for Index Number, $110 for RJI and Note of Issue, about $50 for service of process, and $20 for certified copies of your Judgment of Divorce) and will likely be higher since your wife will have to be served process in California.

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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 ...

    Peter’s Answer

    You can request that she refinance the car in her name solely, but if she is constantly late with the payment, her credit may not be high enough. Good luck.

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