Due to falling on some hard times I am behind on some bills that are in collections. I was wondering if I live in Pa but work in Ny, am I still safe from wage garnishment?
This really depends on a few things: 1) what is New York’s posture on wage garnishment and 2) does a valid judgment exist in New York (or anywhere at all). Simply being in "collections: doesn't mean that any form of garnishment is enforceable. In most states a judgment is neededSee question
We got into a fight I called the police now he has charges pending. Do not wish for it to go any further
Since you are unmarried, you have no right to refuse to testify. Moreover, if evidence exists outside of your testimony it might have no effect on the prosecution. As Attorney Myshin correctly noted, there is also not guarantee that you wont again be subject to violence; however, if you are insistent on helping your boyfriend, speak to his attorney.See question
I signed a cash for keys agreement to leave my property of 13 years in exchange for $7500. The date to be out was 18th of November. I was out and everything was cleaned by the 18th. The realtor never showed up on the 18th as agreed and do I calle...
You should take the agreement to an attorney for review and also to see what enforcement options are available. Further, if this was a foreclosure and the deed has not yet been delivered to the mortgage company you need to ensure that the settlement protects you from any liabilities on the property (e.g., taxes, damages, injuries, etc.). You will also want to ensure that the bank doesn’t seek a deficiency judgment.See question
am I allowed to revoke a lease, before tenant moves in and give all monies back and provided a letter stating why revoking the lease
Generally, it will depend on what rights you reserved to do so in the lease and also what the nature of the behavior of the tenant was. In theory, the tenant could sue for breach of the lease agreement and seek various damages that flow from the consequences.See question
A family member was hurt in an auto accident, they did not want to seek legal counsel, they asked me to help them. I sent a letter to the insurance company saying that I was representing them. I was not collecting any fee, only trying to help. The...
This will depend heavily on what precisely was said to the insurance company and your friend. I suggest that you sit down with a criminal defense attorney to explore any potential parole violation scenarios and related criminal violations. Your friend should seek out a civil attorney to continue with the car accident.See question
I approached a stop sign at a 4-way stop intersection and came to a stop. I was going to take a staight path across the intersection. As i stopped at the stop sign, i decided i would like to make a left turn to take a different route home. I appli...
You’d have to look at the violation identified on the citation and then see if the facts warrant that violationSee question
The landlord won possession at the appeal, I just need time to get my kids out and somewhere safe. I don't get paid for ten days and have nowhere for them to go.
If the hearing was held in the District Court, you can appeal it to the Court of Common Pleas (keep in mind, you may only have 10 days to file this appeal and might also have to start paying rent to the Court until it is resolved). It could, however, buy you some time. Alternatively, approach the landlord and see if he or she will agree to a few more days rather than confront an appeal.See question
The divorce is a uncontested divorce
There are multiple steps to filing for divorce (even an uncontested divorce). If you haven’t received a decree, chances are its still awaiting an affidavit of consent or an Praecipe to transmit the record. The first thing to do is check the Court’s docket sheet and see what it says. You may wish to consult with an attorney to help guide you.See question
Me and my husband were approved for a 2013 ford escape with no money down and the dealership calls a week later and says they had to go through a different finance company meanwhile we already had the car in our possession and it's been almos...
As attorney Rubin noted, speak with an area consumer law attorney about your rights (which will be outlined in your agreement paperwork). Alternatively, contact the attorney general’s office to see if this is some form of bait and switch scam.See question
I pled guilty over 8 years ago to a conspiracy to make retail theft. Now I can't find a job anywhere because it keeps coming up. I wasn't even the one shift lifting I was with 2 idiots who were and I went down with them. I had a year probation and...
Previously, you were stuck with a misdemeanor in Pennsylvania pretty much until age 70 (or death) unless you were processed through some form of diversionary program such as ARD that provided for a negotiated expungement. Pennsylvania recently modified its expungement law to allow for a criminal record to be limited only to a criminal justice agency, or by and for the official use of a government agency. To qualify, you must bee free of arrest for ten (10) years from the completion of any supervision related to the original charge. You should check to ensure that you weren't originally processed through ARD or that your offenses was truly graded as a misdemeanor. If it was only a summary offense, or you went through ARD, you might now be eligible for expungement.See question