My situation is that no one replied to my original question and now Avvo wants me to pay for advice. This is called bait-and -switch, the classic con.
I'm afraid you don't understand how this site works. Attorneys answer simple, typical questions in this case Q&A section as an informational service with no pay but perhaps a bit of "exposure" to the public (like other "Q&A" sites like Quora or Reddit). No attorney gets paid for answering questions (I've answered over 2,100). No attorneys who answer questions in this forum work for Avvo, get fees from Avvo or are "Avvo attorneys". We do get some free online advertising through participation which can prove useful to us in our marketing efforts, as a lot of people today look online to hire attorneys rather than word of mouth or antiquated tools like the phone book "Yellow Pages".
Sometimes questions aren't answered because they are either too complex, individualized, lacking in details, r simply incoherent or are a rant, not a question. Or because askers are seeking to hire an attorney in this forum to advise or represent them (not the purpose of this forum).
Another part of the site allows you to find and read attorney profiles in your geographic area, who you then contact yourself. Still another part of the site allows you to pay a small fixed fee for a one-shot brief, simple telephone consultation on a common problem or issue where you get advice without forming a permanent attorney-client relationship.
You may want to ask your question again, and try to put it in the correct subject matter area so people will see it. Attorneys subscribe to various subject areas they are competent in answering questions in them. You have tagged your question in the area of state bar sanctions (like disbarment or suspension) for attorneys who have violated disciplinary rules. Was that what your original question was about?See question
I hired an attorney for a child supoort dispute that ended last year. She had issues with her billing manager, and I stopped receiving invoices and payments credits, so I stooped makibg payments. A new admin hs taken over the position and contacte...
It depends on your retainer agreement and the detail of bills you were contractually obligated to receive. I would ask them to sit down with you and go over the $7800 in dispute and explain what was done and how much you were charged for it, if those were variable hourly charges.
Your state bar association may have mechanisms for bill disputes with mediation or arbitration of disputed amounts.See question
Four wks ago there was a court date that we verbally swore in front of the judge that we would work this out together. Even though I knew on my heart that he would not all of a sudden change and be wanting to co parent. He has the mind set of hi...
Need to know more here. Is there an existing custody order with a shared physical custody parenting plan where someone is primary physical custodian and the other gets "visitation". Or is this the first petition to establish such an order. If you can't mediate a plan, what's supposed to happen? What does the attorney for the child think?
I believe you need to see an attorney and determine how to proceed if you can't agree on physical custody and a parenting plan. Then the court will decide depending on what's in the best interests of the child and you will probably end up with the default solution to such things: one parent will have primary physical custody and the other will get alternating weekend visitation and some holidays and vacations.
You can't swear to reach an agreement, and no court will hold you to such a promise if the two parties can't voluntarily work something out.See question
Undercover officers parked in my parking lot for almost 2 hours without permission and made my customers very anxious it is private property I would like to know how to deal with this situation for the future can I ask them to leave ?
If you have bar open to the public with undercover officers in the lot, it's difficult to claim the police is trespassing. A better route is for you to call an officer/supervisor at the police agency and ask them whether they are concerned that either patrons are driving while drunk or selling drugs in the lot and what you can do to help (such as surveillance videos and sharing with them). Otherwise, you could end up with more serious problems such as losing your liquor license and the city thinking your place of business is a nuisance or place for criminal activity.
Sure, you technically have the power to go out there and challenge the cops and say they are trespassing and should leave, but that would be a short-sighted and foolish thing for you as an owner to do. You might even end up as being thought of as one of the criminals they believe some of your customers are or facilitating such criminals.
On the other hand, if over time there is no cause for the polices' concern, your outreach can convince them they are scaring and harassing your lawful customers with no reason and hurting your business and for the cops to go elsewhere. But right now, you seem to have a problem and want to be seen as cooperating by the authorities,
Topic changed from land use and zoning which deals with municipal zoning and planning board permits to business law.See question
Gas and Oil companies say they want to place pipelines along property boundaries to avoid breaking up fields of landowners they contracted with. How do I know how wide the right-of-ways are and ensure they do not encroach onto my property, thereb...
It depends what "along property boundaries" means. If the easement is on the neighbor's property entirely, it doesn't affect you. If it is somewhat on your property, the easement and map will say how wide the strip is and its location. You are compensated for the easement. The pipeline may or may not have the power of eminent domain (that depends on the state and laws the pipeline is being constructed and permitted under), so you may or may not have the right to refuse. Usually a buried pipeline does not preclude surface uses like farming and is not visible, however you can't build permanent structures on the easement. Disturbance of your property for construction and maintenance must be restored to original condition and landscaped by the easement owner.
Land use and zoning topic (dealing with municipal approvals) changed tor real estate.See question
My Childs father and i have visitation agreement put in place by the family court in queens... My childs father no longer lives in queens, he now lives in manhattan in washington heights. He has not informed the court of his change of address a...
You can get an anonymous forwarding address from the NYS Domestic Violence program here:
You can file a violation and modification petition in the Family Court where the child lives using the anonymous address.See question
I came home from a business trip and a civil complaint was sitting on the doorman's desk. He said "oh this if for you, looks like you're being sued". I went online and according to the NYC civil courts website this is considered bad service and ...
Definitely include all defenses in your answer, including service and be sure to show up at the hearing. You may want to seek to have an attorney accompany you to represent you. Keep in mind that no matter what the website says or how you interpret it, personal service may not be necessary if the server attempted it and couldn't accomplish it (which in a huge city like NYC with many people's residences "guarded" by doormen). I'd say leaving a summons with a doorman ("a person of suitable age and discretion in the words of the statute") that confirmed the person named as defendant lived in the building is pretty good service.
Likewise, if there is liability on the claim, the exact amount of damages won't matter: that's usually a ballpark number or contestable, but would be the judgment used if you defaulted: it's put there to give the defendant an idea of his "exposure".
I'd be concerned about any lawsuit, even if you think the papers are defective. Many people regret not taking a claim they think is off the wall seriously until it's too late and it's hard to get a "re-do".See question
His camera records all activity in his backyard from the garage to the back of his house. It also records activity on the side of our house (facing the driveway), as well as his other next-door neighbors' driveway and back door. We feel this camer...
If his camera is entirely on his own property, he can legally record anything on your property in plain view from that location.
Not sure why you think the intent of your neighbor is spying on you, he could do that without the camera if he wanted to involve himself in your comings and goings. I'd work more on having good personal relationships with your neighbor: wouldn't you be better off if he saw or recorded burglars breaking into your house or a fire when you're gone? I'd only be concerned here if you're doing something questionable: dealing drugs, for instance.See question
My neighbor had trees cut down on property, but had the rubbish from thee trees, (limbs, trash etc.) drug on to my property. Can I legally make here clean up my land?
Yes, you should be able to demand that brush and trash be removed from your property. If your neighbor doesn't, you should probably complain to the police or municipal building department. Be sure you are correct and be able to prove the stuff is on "your" side of the line (that is, you can show where the boundary is, preferably with flagged survey stakes, especially if the piles are close to the property line.See question
My next door neighbor parks right in front of my front yard with his large truck and work trailer. I have no idea why. There is nothing in front of his house. The road is very narrow so people have to slow and go on the opposite side of the road a...
Ask him politely to park his rig in front of his own house? If he doesn't, park in front of his house, preferably with a junk car, beater or something like that.See question