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  • My X-BF is suing me for $3000 that he helped me with a month ago.

    I met My X-BF in 2010 and then recently we started talking and eventually we got together and decided to be with each other. He then insist to help me with my bills reason being I lost my job. He help me at first with 2000$ and then another 1000$ ...

    Ivan’s Answer

    Sounds like this was a gift from your boyfriend to you unless you expressly made a deal that this was a loan. If it was a gift, he cannot sue you. If it was a loan, he would need to prove that it was a loan and generally this would be difficult absent any written agreement between the two of you or witnesses who could testify that a loan was being made.
    A deputy won't come to your house to arrest you. he could possibly file a complaint in court and then you would have a chance to file an answer and have the issue decided by the court. If you get a complaint, make sure you don't ignore it, otherwise he automatically wins.

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  • I had a wage execution happen to me by debt collectors. my bank account is frozen, how do I appeal? I was never given any notice

    the summons was sent to my past address that I have not lived in for over 2 years, I can't get Forster and Garbus on the phone either... And I have no more money.

    Ivan’s Answer

    you will need to file a motion with the court to get that judgment vacated. however you would need to show that you have a legitimate defense to the complaint.
    You could also go to the court clerk's office in your county and file a motion to claim your statutory $1000 exemption to get at least $1000 of your bank account un-frozen.
    Finally you could file for bankruptcy to get the judgment discharged and likely get your money back. if you do not have alot of debt it is likely better to just settle the case.
    talk to an attorney to discuss your options

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  • Can you file a settlement agreement and consent judgment to get a divorce in nj without filing a complaint?

    Seems like an easy question to me but I'm having trouble finding the answer.

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    No you cannot, only a judge can grant you a divorce in NJ and that involves filing a complaint for divorce. One the complaint is filed, you can have your spouse sign a waiver of service and right to answer. After that an uncontested hearing will be scheduled and you can present your agreement to the court to have it made part of the judgment of divorce

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  • How can i tell a debt collector is legit

    I would like to know if someone can tell me how can i tell if a debt collector is legit . Ive been getting call with threats if i do not return there calls there would be a bench warrant for my arrest . Please help i am very scared

    Ivan’s Answer

    Ask the debt collector to provide written proof of the debt and their ownership of the debt. if you make any deal with the debt collectors make sure they send you the agreement in writing before you make any payments.

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  • PL. suggest FREE Attorney for DIVORCE

    Filed divorce in Morris county ( NJ) through attorney. I am out of job for long time , I was unable to take care of attorney expenses further. 1) Pl. suggest me where/how I can get FREE attorney , so that I can transfer the case 2) Does FREE a...

    Ivan’s Answer

    As far as I know legal aid does not provide attorneys for divorce cases. Personally I have not heard of any attorneys taking on divorce cases on pro bono basis, particularly contested divorce cases which yours seems to be.

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  • Final hearing on restraining order

    I and my wife have restraining orders on each other for domestic violence and final hearing is coming soon. My understanding is that the prosecutor will try to talk both of us into dropping the restraining order on each other. If that doesn't work...

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    there is no prosecutor at restraining order hearings. the party seeking the restraining order acts as the prosecutor since this is considered a civil case. you can contact the court to see if you can get an adjournment however this is not likely in a FRO hearing unless you have a very good excuse.
    if you do not show up, your wife will have to prove the case against you. if she does, she will get a restraining order based on her testimony. your restraining order will be dismissed if you do not show up.
    Having a restraining order entered against you can have very serious implications on your future life as it may prevent you from getting certain employment. You should consult with an attorney.

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  • Got arrested for shoplifting at local walmart in nj they have supposed camera evidence should I lawyer up

    It was for a 37 dollar phone case. I put it in my pocket paid for other items and was leaving was sto] ed outside and the cops processed me

    Ivan’s Answer

    It is usually a good idea to at least talk to a lawyer before making any decisions in such a case. a shoplifting charge will stay on your record and can prevent you from getting certain jobs and otherwise interfere with your career.
    An experienced attorney would be able to either get your case dismissed if there are problems with evidence, etc or get you into a diversionary program so that your charge is dropped after you do probation

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  • I just recently had three judgements against me in court about three old debts.. what are my options?

    I have no paperwork as I have moved recently and only knew about it after checking my credit report... what can I do?

    Ivan’s Answer

    There are a few options. You could have an attorney contact the creditor and work out a payment plan or a deal, usually you can get a discount on the total if you pay within a year.
    Or you could file bankruptcy to get those debts discharged. Your credit is likely shot anyway because of those judgments so it won't suffer from bankruptcy.
    Schedule a free consultation with debt relief/bankruptcy lawyer to get further info

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  • Husband abandoned me

    My husband is out of state for work and school, he rarely talk to me n doesn't acknowledge me as his wife. He talks very ill about me to friends and relatives but hardly answer my calls nor messages. He practically doesn't want nothing to do with ...

    Ivan’s Answer

    As other counsel pointed out, you don't need husband's signature to obtain a divorce. If you know his location, you can have a local sheriff/process server serve him with the divorce complaint. If he does not respond within 35 days, you can get a divorce through default judgment.
    You should consult with an experienced family law attorney to get a better idea of what can be done

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