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  • Want to change my lawyer

    I am unsatisfied with my present lawyer , whom I hired for my Divorce and Immigration case, But When I consulted with some other I came to know that he is not handling my case well. I want to change my lawyer so Can I change my lawyer without payi...

    Brian’s Answer

    There are many facts which would have to be known in order to give a proper answer. I would suggest that if you are truly unhappy with your present attorney and he wants the balance of the retainer fee, you would need to file a complaint with the attorney fee arbitration committee for your county. The committee would determine what if anything you owe the attorney.

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  • Do I have legal rights to have visitation with my half-siblings?

    My mother and father divorced when i was only a toddler, and they both remarried. My stepmother abused me for some time so in the end I no longer got to see her or my father. However, a few months after the final decision to lose contact, my stepm...

    Brian’s Answer

    While you have no statutory right to sibling visitation, you may be able to make a best interest showing that the best interest of half-sibilings would be served by getting to know you as you are siblings. In addition to the above the law is always evolving and just like grandparents now have certain rights, that they didn't have before, depending on the facts of your particular case, you might be able to create new law and gain rights for siblings that don't presently exist now.

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  • Will the divorce court give me an appointed lawyer here in NJ?

    Legal aid said that they're not dealing with divorce cases right now so no one can't represent me in court. So what happens if I show up with no lawyer, will the court give me one? If not... how much is it for a lawyer to just represent me? This i...

    Brian’s Answer

    No you are not entitled to a " free lawyer" for a divorce case absent some extreme circumstance such as you not being mentally competent to represent yourself. Other than that I can think of no other instant where the court would consider appointing an attorney to represent you.

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  • Tenant claims a mistery smell. First he said its coming from washer, we cleaned it, nothing smells, but not to him. what to do?

    2 weeks since the tenant moved-in the issues started. He started to claim that he feels some moldy smell, it gives him headache and maybe something else. We left 9 y.old condo in a very good conditions, everything was cleaned, and neither of us o...

    Brian’s Answer

    Have the building superintendant or some other independent person go to the apartment and see if they can smell any thing, if they don't find any smell, I would then send an e-mail or letter to the tenant. Explain that you have taken all reasonable steps to address his concerns and you expect the rent to be paid on time. If he don't pay immediately file a complaint for nonpayment of rent.

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  • My (soon to be) ex wife has stopped paying 1/2 the mortgage & lives in the house.

    My wife filed for divorce 12 months ago & I moved out. We are under a court ordered Temporary Agreement to each pay 1/2 the mortgage and split custody until such time as the divorce is finalized. I have just found out that she stopped paying her ...

    Brian’s Answer

    I agree with the prior answer, you must file a motion to enforce the current order and request that your wife pay for your attorney fees. The motion may request that either you be allowed to take possession of the house or that the house be put up for sale or both.

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  • I live in New Jersey and I haven't seen my wife in 17 years. I want to divorce her so I can move on with my life.

    Her last whereabouts were in New York.

    Brian’s Answer

    Just contact my office and we can file a divorce complaint for you and end your marriage even if you don't know where she currently is living.

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  • My ex- wife and I moved back in together for the last seven months, got joint checking account, she acquired credit card, passpo

    she acuired in our cohabitation together a credit card, sams club card and passport with my last name on it plus joint checking acoount to pay our bills together.

    Brian’s Answer

    I don't what your question is. You have to ask a specific question and i'm not sure what you want to know. You should contact a local attorney in person to have your question or questions answered.

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  • Should I sue if my apt is infested with bed bugs? Ive been here a year and notified the management about it ....still bugs and r

    oaches my whole house is infested!!!

    Brian’s Answer

    Your case would depend on several factors which you would need to discuss with an attorney in your state. When did you notify the management and in what way? Did you make the complaint in writing or did you orally state the complaint? Did the management undertake any efforts to correct the problem? Have you notified the local municipal health department? These questions would have to be addressed in order to give you a proper consultation.

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  • I was recently accused of loud and disruptive behavior do i have the right to know who my accuser is.

    i've lived in the same apartment for 3 years and have not had any problems but recently i've had new neighbors and im getting the police called on me and i've recieved a not from my landlord stating that if the noise does not quit i'll be evicted....

    Brian’s Answer

    You must consult a local attorney to give advice as to the particular Florida landlord/tenant laws but you would have a right to know who made the complaints so that you could defend yourself aganist them.

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  • I want to file for divorce, but husband filed first 10 years ago..help

    My husband left me and my daughter in 2001. Never paid anything, and moved out of state that year back to his hometown. He then filed divorce but I never signed because I don't agree with giving him "joint cutody" (As he put in the papers), being ...

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    So long as your husband was never granted a divorce when he filed his complaint ten years ago, you can file for divorce in the state that you reside in. You must consult with a local attorney where you live and then you can be advised as to what your options are for the divorce. If your husband's divorce was granted then you are already legally divorced.

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