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Christopher Barrett Fay

Pennsauken Business Attorney.

Contributor Level 13
  1. Cash Settlement..What are the options when on Medicade.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Barrett Fay
    2. Joyce J. Sweinberg
    2 lawyer answers

    Probably, you're not getting much of a response because of the lack of details you have provided. To get the most out of Avvo, you need to provide some factual background to your question since any answer would be dependent on the facts. Generally speaking, if you are receiving a settlement for a personal injury and you are on Medicaid, you should consider whether or not a special needs trust would help you protect your settlement and preserve as much of it as possible for your future...

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  2. Default Divorce Judgement overturned

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Barrett Fay
    2. Yolanda Navarrete
    3. John B. D'Alessandro
    4. David Perry Davis
    5. Ronald Glenn Lieberman
    5 lawyer answers

    It would appear that the default judgment could be reopened due to it being procedurally defective since service was not proper. However, depending on the other issues involved, it may be that the end result of a divorce decree is a goal of the defendant, too, such that this could be quickly cured if handled properly. You should consult with a family law attorney immediately. Good luck, Chris PS: Please mark this as a best answer if it is most helpful to you.

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  3. Do I need a new TID if I am taking over my grandmother's business.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Nancy L. Lanard
    2. Christopher Barrett Fay
    3. Curtis Lamar Harrington Jr
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to consult with an attorney to handle this appropriately. As indicated by previous responses, the answer is highly dependent on the type of business entity, the jurisdiction of it, and any other agreements or contracts related to it, among other considerations. Good luck, Chris PS: Please mark this as a best answer if it is most helpful to you.

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  4. My son and I bought a house, he pays 80% and I help with 20% of the mortgage payment...

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John B. D'Alessandro
    2. Robert Ricci
    3. Christopher Barrett Fay
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with Attorney Ricci.

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  5. My wife and I are gonna be getting divorced am I entitled to her workmanscomp lawsuit in nj

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kenneth A White
    2. Ronald Glenn Lieberman
    3. David Perry Davis
    4. Christopher Barrett Fay
    4 lawyer answers

    If possible, the settlement should specify the breakdown of the award so that this is not an issue in the divorce. Good luck, Chris

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  6. Month-to-month puzzler

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Tyler Benjamin Christ
    2. Christopher Barrett Fay
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with Attorney Christ that your failure to enforce the provision for the extra fee probably constitutes a waiver. Especially since this should have been known to you for approximately 3 years, and you did nothing, I doubt that a court would enforce it now. The tenant can probably make a strong argument that you sat on your rights to the point that it would be inequitable to enforce that provision now. Good luck, Chris

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  7. Do I have to go to a economic mediation? IS the first 2 hours of mediation free? What if you don't have the money to pay for it?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kimberly Pelkey Sdeo
    2. David Perry Davis
    3. Christopher Barrett Fay
    3 lawyer answers

    What type of motion did the other party file? If there is a motion hearing, you should ask that the order of 2/27/12 be modified to include a provision ordering each party to pay according to their ability and provide proof as to your position. Failure to attend mandatory post-MESP economic mediation can have serious consequences. You should consult with an attorney about your case since it appears that you have such important issues at stake. Good luck, Chris

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  8. Parental Alienation - Court Appointed Special Advocate for the Alienated Child in NJ

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Yolanda Navarrete
    2. Christopher Barrett Fay
    3. Anthony J Van Zwaren
    4. Philip Smith Burnham II
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with Attorney Navarette that you shouldn't give up on your relationship with your child, as frustrated as you may be. While a guardian ad litem would represent the child's best interests in custody litigation, I'm not sure that one would be appropriate in your situation if your goal is to heal your relationship with the child. Instead, some sort of motion regarding parental alienation would seem more effective, perhaps including a request for bonding therapy or other methods of...

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  9. Would a lawyer charge a contingent fee on a home owner verse business case?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Barrett Fay
    1 lawyer answer

    A lawyer could charge a contingent fee for a case like this, but it is more likely that an hourly arrangement and a retainer would be used. It seems that the damages are still uncertain and unpredictable. Also, you make no mention of a contract with the company which might be relevant to the types of damages available including attorney's fees. I would expect that this case would be better suited to an hourly arrangement instead of a contingency. Consult with an attorney about your case and...

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  10. How do we get the Tax Court to put our motion on the record?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Barrett Fay
    2. Christopher Michael Larson
    3. Phillip Monroe Smith
    3 lawyer answers

    When you say "we", I'm not sure if you are already represented by counsel. If so, you need to address your questions to him or her, as the ethics rules can restrict communication from attorneys to represented parties. I agree with the previous attorneys who recommended that you seek qualified legal counsel if you are not represented by an attorney now. Good luck, Chris

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