My husband was given 6% in his mother's will and his siblings were given 18%. My husband wants to contest the will. Is it common for the attorney to charge $600.00 for the consultation and 1/3 contingency?
Most lawyers will do the initial consult for free, but if it was a substantive 2 hour consult that included a review of the records and will, then that is not ridiculous. The one-third on a will contest (of everything over the 6% is not unusual, but make sure that he is not one third on the first 6% since your husband was left that amount.) If it was not explained to your husband that he is likely risking the 6% by seeking the 18%, then find another lawyer (as most wills do have that type of clause in them.)See question
My ex boyfriend is making fake Facebook pages of me and posting naked pics and videos of us having sex on it
New York Law is in the process of changing, but even if the pictures were taken without your consent, it is a crime for him to post the photos. You can sue him civllly for posting the photos, and you can also go to the Bronx District Attorney and have him prosecuted. If you complain to facebook, they will take the page down.See question
My daughters grandmother, has lived with her companion for almost 24yrs, he passed last week. She owned home no issues there. But he had two cars bought and paid for, his came and took them. They trying to get his bank account, 401k, waiting to he...
She should get an attorney, who at the very least can advise the boyfriend's children, that they may not trespass in order to obtain assets, and that the physical items will be preserved until an Administrator is appointed to deal with those assets. As to bank accounts, if the acccounts were joint with Grandma, they get nothing. If 401k had a beneficiary, the beneficiary gets (same with life insurance). If Cars were in boyfriends names, then the Administrator of the Estate has control over them, but kids need to be appointed.See question
I have been married for the last 8 years and going through tough times for the last couple of years. We have a 4-year old son and as much as I am concerned about his future, I cannot go on with this relationship. I have a few questions regarding c...
Since divorce appears inevitable, you should immediately meet with or or more matrimonial attorneys, and choose one you are comfortable with. Most will give you a free consult.See question
This person forged bank documents with my brother's information in their writing , which was proved. Issue the person fled to Georgia and the crime occurred in Brooklyn, NY?
More details are necessary, but the executor or administrator might be able to pursue such a fraud.See question
A girl and I have been talking and she's a year older then me, would she face any legal trouble in New York State for dating and or sex?
There would be no legal ramifications of such as relationship.See question
My father is 89 and was sent to a nursing home after surgery for a subdural hematoma.While in the home he was agitated and confused so they gave him a drug called saraquel.Medical professionals I know have called that a chemical strait jacket....
The nursing home would not put him on Seroquel without a doctor's orders, so the Doctor's records and nursing home records would have to be reviewed before anyone can determine if your father has a cause of action.See question
Last week I dropped school supplies off at my exs for my daughter when I was leaving he followed me out to the car and said what do I get if I give you this ck for health ins I told him nothing keep it your being in appropriate he handed my the ck...
You can go to the police and have him charged with assault. You could also file a civil complaint against him, but you share a daughter and you had to think how this could effect her. Certainly you want to stay away from him.See question
I signed a lease three days ago for a two bedroom trailer but as I was cleaning the place because it was extremely filthy I realized I was becoming covered head to toe in fleas I had to leave and pick up flea bomb and set them off everywhere. I we...
It's hard to say whether you can break a lease without seeing the lease, but i think you can argue that an apartment that is full of fleas, is not habitable and the LL is refusing to make the necessary repairs to make it habitable LL could sue you for unpaid rent, and who the Judge believes depends on the evidence you each have. If you are trying to get back a deposit, it is likely that you will have to go small claims to do it.See question
The IRS filed a few year of returns for me and came up with a 270k$ tax bill for me. I amended the returns and now owe 90k$. If I were to pay in full the 90k$ balance would they release the 270k$ lien?
If you pay in full, they should release the lien, but that is a point to be discussed as part of the negotiation.See question