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  • Can I expect a free consultation in a private law office to be confidential?

    I visited a law firm to seek legal counseling regarding a potential criminal matter (no charges have been made; no contact with police; if chargers were made, the incident would amount to a misdemeanor). The attorney was very friendly and has a...

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    A legal consultation is privileged even without payment.

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  • Can my then husband sue me for using his debit card which he knew I was and gave me the PIN

    My now ex husband is in jail and when he was first put in jail 3 years ago, he allowed me to use his debit card with the pin like I always have been doing and now he wants to have me arrested to recoup the money Since I divorced him. I have no in...

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    There is no criminal liability and while he can sue you, I doubt he'd be successful.

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  • Questioning paternity 10 years after child's birth.

    10 years ago I assumed responsibility of my girlfriends child assuming it was mine. Her father asked me if the child really is mine. I believed it to be however, this woman has committed welfare fraud, lies and is so abusive the child and I are li...

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    It is very hard in NY to disclaim paternity if you are on the birth certificate and in all respects have acknowledged the child as your own. Its not easy, and you'll need a really good domestic relations lawyer.

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  • If a defendant fails to serve his answer but files it in Court, (can Plaintiff move to strike Defendant's answer?

    Defendant filed an answer with court, but never mailed a copy to Plaintiff or served it. Defendant also failed to provide a blueback to his response. Does plaintiff have the ability to win on a motion to strike defendant's answer in NY?

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    Not a chance under the facts given. The court has proof that the answer was done, and will merely require the defendant to provide the plaintiff with a copy. The failure to include a blueback has no bearing on whether the Answer is valid or not.

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  • Anyone know any lawyers to use to sue the NYPD for disqualifying me solely based on a arrest record in which charges were droppe

    I was recently disqualified from the NYPD Police officer process due to an arrest record in which the charges were dropped almost a decade ago. I have never been in trouble other wise and in fact i was wrongly accused for the charges. Any one know...

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    I was formerly a Civil Service Commissioner in a County adjoining the City of New York - Although you have the right to bring an Article 78 proceeding the Civil Service Commission's ruling, that ruling will almost certainly be upheld unless the ruling is found to be arbitrary and capricious. You bear a very high (i.e. nearly impossible) standard overturning a civil service commission's ruling. Did you file for an internal appeal. If not, you have to do that and exhaust all administrative remedies before filing the Article 78. Should you decide to hire an attorney, ask if they've ever been successful in an Article 78 proceeding based on an old arrest, and ask for proof. Now that said, based on what you've written no one can tell you if the Civil Service Commission's decision was arbitrary and capricious. If for example the earlier arrest was for the theft of a pack of gum, you have a shot - If it was was for child molesting you have zero shot. In most instances, you have very little chance of success.

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  • I need to know if My mother was able to take the money herself and spend it and If theres a way I am able to get my money myself

    Hello, My situation is as follows. Many years ago my Grandmother made trust funds for myself, my brother, sister and one cousin. we were all supposed to get $25,000 each when we turned age 25. Im now 31 and havent received the money yet. My g...

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    All you can do is start a lawsuit against your mother, in her individual capacity, and as Trustee of the Trusts, and make her Answer questions about the establishment of the trusts and her mother's will. Not necessarily an easy thing to do, and you aren't likely to find an attorney willing to do this on a contingent basis, since there isn't much of a recovery. You may consider joining with the other potential trust beneficiaries to accomplish this.

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  • How can I receive an award if the defendants attorney will not issue it?

    Case settled through mediation (after 7 years). I did not know defendants attorney filed for control date. I was not there. Judge did not look through papers (or would have seen mediation decision) and dismissed case. Motion to restore set date fo...

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    The attorney needs the W9 so that at the end of the year, he will be able to show that the payment to you was not income to him. He is within his rights to withhold it. Simply because you give him a W9 does not make the payment taxable to you. if for example, the payment is to settle a personal injury action, it is not taxable.

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  • Does this rise to the level of slander?

    A year ago I was involved in a verbal confrontation and was arrested. The case was adjourned in contemplation of dismissal. However, the mother of the other party has gone to a number of places (including my church) and complained about me. So muc...

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    With Slander it is essential to know the exact works spoken, and whether those words are true. Assuming the words are not true, an attorney would next look to see if their are damages that can be quantified.

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  • My divorce lawyer witness my ex husband givingbme 65% of 1.66 million dollars now he wants to get out the contract help

    I have a contract with my ex husband for 65 % of 1.66 million dollars and a witness to him signing the contract he is fighting the contract i want my money for my kids i need help

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    With that much money at stake you need an attorney. If you're current one is not assisting you, then you need another. It seems that information is missing.

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