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Mark S Guralnick

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  • Can I hire a bounty hunter to capture the NCP and bring back to NJ and have him brought in to custody.

    I have a court order where I am paid child support weekly, however I am not being paid such and there is a warrant out for the NCP since 7/17/2015. Although he's not jumped bail per say but he has moved to SC to avoid paying.

    Mark’s Answer

    You can collect child support from the NCP even if he is in another state. There are a number of state and federal laws that will assist you in tracking him down, seizing his assets, intercepting his tax refund, garnishing his wages, taking his bank accounts, and so forth. An family lawyer who is experience in interstate child support can help you with this issue. http://www.guralnicklegal.com/family-lawyer/alimony-and-child-support/child-support/

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  • In need of emergency hearing, but recently had surgery and I can't get to court to file in person, have to represent myself.

    My daughter without my knowing had been being molested by her biological father (my ex husband), she told her camp counselor. He is coming next week, I need to file an emergency hearing. There is a case with the district prosecutors office. Th...

    Mark’s Answer

    You are quite correct to act quickly. You need to file an Order to Show Cause to prevent any visitation or interaction from occurring. An attorney can file a motion on your behalf. An attorney will gather the necessary affidavit, evidence, documentation, etc. to support your motion.
    Visit my website at CustodyLawyerNewJersey.com

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  • Can a defendant file for post conviction relief? Change of sentence/transfer to drug treatment?

    He was convicted of third degree aggravated assault and fourth degree violating a FRO. He was intoxicated at the time and he has a substance abuse problem. If he asks the Judge for help with his addiction can he change the sentence? Thank you

    Mark’s Answer

    When you refer to an FRO, I assume you're referring to a Domestic Violence Final Restraining Order, which could be a fourth degree violation. You could seek relief from the FRO under the FV docket number in the Family Court. I am a Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney and would be happy to guide you in this regard. Aggravated assault is a criminal charge, of course, and will have to be dealt with independently through the criminal court system as part of the Law Division of the Superior Court. You can seek Post-Conviction Relief, but the question more specifically may be whether you qualify for post-judgment modification of the sentence for any reason, or for any diversionary program for drug treatment at this late. This would depend on the specific terms of the sentence and any probation/parole provisions, as well as any error that may be found in the conviction or the sentencing. Feel free to visit my website http://www.guralnicklegal.com/criminal-defense-lawyer/

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  • Personal Injury Lawyer needed - rear end accident

    Rear Ended 7/4/16 I have a pre-existing condition, however I did get very hurt in a rear end accident on 7/4/16. I went to the ER the day of the accident, I saw my Primary Care Physician this morning, got a script for Physical Therapy and s...

    Mark’s Answer

    I have two additional pieces for advice for you. Because your case did not sustain that much damage, but you were extensively injured, the insurance company will attempt to argue that your injuries were pre-existing (otherwise, there would be more evidence of property damage to your car). In such cases, we develop evidence of "low-impact force" to the vehicle, and there are expert engineering witnesses who will testify to the fact that the car absorbed the majority of the impact while you sustained a greater volume of the blunt trauma of the accident. Secondly, insurance companies often try to low-ball settlements for chiropractors. You should make sure that your therapy regimen includes treatment by an M.D. or a D.O. (some other kind of licensed physician, not just simply a chiropractor), in order to overcome the predictable low-balling effect of the insurance company. We handle these kind of cases at our Boston North Shore office Middleton, MA and I'd be happy to answer any other questions you might have. http://www.guralnicklegal.com/personal-injury-lawyer/car-accident-lawyer/

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  • Jersey City New Jersey and we had a snowstorm and I fell down the stairs is my landlord liable?

    I live in Jersey City New Jersey and we had experienced a snowstorm that lasted throughout the night but ended by the afternoon the next day at around the afternoon I returned home and fell down the stairs because of the snow accumulation I just ...

    Mark’s Answer

    I think you do have a case here, if the video demonstrates the slippery condition of the stairs, and if the landlord was responsible to maintain the stairway. What were your injuries? Did you get treatment? We handle these kinds of cases out of our Jersey City office. You did not mention when this happened. Keep in mind that there is a two-year statute of limitations, which means that you must settle your case or file suit against the landlord within two years after the date of the accident. http://www.guralnicklegal.com/personal-injury-lawyer/

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  • How should I proceed (or not) with a life insurance beneficiary claim?

    I received a letter from the life insurance company that I was listed as the beneficiary on my former domestic partner's (14 yrs) policy. I sent the insurance company the information they requested but haven't heard back from them. My former part...

    Mark’s Answer

    You may be experiencing the delay tactics that are common by life insurance carriers. If this persists, you'll need to take action because excessive delays may lead to a denied life insurance claim.

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  • Involved in auto accident (rear end), and I was a passenger, what do I do?

    I was involved in a rear end collision accident with my girlfriend (me being the passenger). I was not injured (she had a medium injury of whiplash to her back and neck) even though I believe the car was totaled and there seemed to be no signs of ...

    Mark’s Answer

    I would also recommend that you do two things: Your girlfriend should promptly get medical care, and should start gathering her medical records. A law firm such as ours can assemble the medical records for you. Such records will ultimately need to be organized, analyzed and submitted to the appropriate insurance company to negotiate a settlement for her down the road. Secondly, you may want to re-visit the accident scene and reconstruct how the accident occurred. Once you review the police report, you may find that it is not thorough or complete. Check out the scene of the accident and examine the surroundings -- paving, roadways, tree cover, lighting (natural light), and so forth. A law firm, once again, can assist in these forensic aspects. Such details may be useful in establishing liability in your case.

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  • I live in New Jersey but got married in New York. My husband lives in Jamaica. How do I go about getting a divorce. Thanks

    I got married almost 10 years ago. My husband has moved back to his native country of Jamaica without my knowledge and I have not seen him in over 9 years. How do I get a divorce. Will the process be long. Thanks for your response

    Mark’s Answer

    You can finish the entire divorce in New Jersey pretty quickly. If you have a good address on your husband in Jamaica, then you should be able to get it finished even quicker. You did not mention whether you have any children or assets. If the divorce is completely uncontested, then it should be "smooth sailing" from beginning to end.

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  • After being awarded shared custody could I lose custody?

    My sister died, leaving behind her 8 yr. old daughter. After going to court I was awarded shared legal custody of my niece along with her father. I have physical custody of her. In the court papers it states that he has to pay child support. If I ...

    Mark’s Answer

    First, please accept my sympathies for your loss. The answer to your question is that yes, it is possible that physical custody of your 8-year-old niece could shift back to her father. A biological parent may be given a preference by a judge unless there are significant reasons why it would serve the child's best interest to remain with you (or why the father is not fit to care for the child). There are a number of factors the court will consider when making a permanent child custody decision. You are well advised to consult with an attorney and to have one with you if you return to court. -- Mark S. Guralnick msg@guralnicklegal.com

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  • Can I sue JC Board of Education?

    Minor child injured after falling while in the care of public school after school program. I was not called. Never received an accident report. Secondary insurance firm and exam slip has incorrect information. I was told fabrications by the staff....

    Mark’s Answer

    Yes, you have a right, on behalf of your son, to file a lawsuit against the Jersey City Board of Education. There are several steps that must be taken first. Initially, you must give the school "Notice of Tort Claim" which you must do within a specific deadline. Then you must give them an opportunity to respond. After that, you may file a lawsuit within the statute of limitations. If your son's memory is not clear about how it happened, you may want to have him discuss the situation with somebody else -- perhaps a counselor -- in order to get the "real story" out of him. If he suffered multiple fractures during an after-school program, either because of the school's negligence or because they weren't supervising both of your son's (again, their negligence), then you should pursue this case. Feel free to contact me or any attorney who handles these kinds of matters.

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