Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&A
- Personal Injury
- Workers' Compensation
- Free Consultation
- Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- New Jersey
- English: Spoken, Written
- Portuguese: Spoken, Written
- Spanish: Spoken, Written
- Plainfield Municipal Court
- - Current
- Afonso & Afonso, LLC.
- - Current
- Seton Hall University School of Law
- J.D. (2009)
- State Bar of New Jersey # 04031
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5 Questions Answered
- Q. I need a legal malpractice attorney but everyone I contact is retisen to help. Are there lawyers who are willing.
- A: Im sure there are lawyers that are willing to help you but that depends on if you have a viable claim. And unfortunately you did not provide us with much information to go on. Please advise on what the underlying claim is regarding and why you believe the attorney committed malpractice.
- Q. if I have a month to month rental agreement with a Tennent can I raise their rent or tell them I am ending the agreement
- A: That depends on whether or not there is rent control in the town the unit is in. If it is governed by rent control then there are limits on what you can raise the rent to.
- Q. My sister died. She had a security deposit of $1600. The landlord says she broke the lease and he will be keeping it.
- A: I'm not sure what you mean when you say the reason is "lost lease." If she continued to have a lease when she died, and still had more time left on the lease, then her estate is still responsible for those months. That being said he would be allowed to retain the security deposit to compensate him for those lost months and could still bring an action against the estate for any lost rents until the lease is completed.
- Q. can landlords put interest on late charges? I got charged 40 every month even though it was on time. for that 1 time.
- A: Do you have a lease which allows him to charge you late fees as additional rent? If you do, then it is considered rent, and every month you haven't paid it, it could be considered late. If you don't have a lease or it doesn't state that the late fees are considered rent, then he can't enforce that against you in landlord tenant court.
- Q. I inherited house upon dads death. Cousin was staying there as she lost her home. Can I evict?
- A: There are a few more details that are required to be able to answer this question. First was she a tenant? By that I mean was she paying rent in exchange for being there? If she was a tenant then you must see if she has a lease. If she was a tenant, and her lease has expired or she never had a lease then there should be a manner to evict her depending on if the tenancy is subject to the anti-eviction act or not. If she is not a tenant then you would have to go through an ejectment action, not an eviction.
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