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Miechia L. Gulley Lawyer

Miechia L. Gulley

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Divorce & Family Law, Bankruptcy & Debt, Immigration, Family Law, Criminal

The Gulley Law Firm assists clients in and around New York City with criminal defense, family law, bankruptcy, immigration, and civil cases. Your case... (more)

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Fred Lewis Pollack Lawyer

Fred Lewis Pollack

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Real Estate, Landlord-Tenant, Commercial Real Estate, Divorce & Family Law, Family Law

Fred L. Pollack, Esq. has been representing clients in family law matters (divorce, separation, custody and visitation) for 29 years. He is an experie... (more)

Jonathan E. Edwards Lawyer

Jonathan E. Edwards

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Litigation, Family Law, Divorce, Juvenile Law, Divorce & Family Law

Our talented team at Edwards & Rockmore P.C. is committed to providing families with the caring and knowledgeable legal services they need to effectiv... (more)

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Amy  Sklar Lawyer

Amy Sklar

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Family Law, Real Estate, Divorce
Heampstead Family Lawyer

Amy Sklar has practiced with several well-respected law firms and independently on Long Island. She has over 30 years of legal experience focusing on... (more)

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Ted Alan Novick Lawyer

Ted Alan Novick

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Accident & Injury, Medical Malpractice, Criminal, Nursing Home, Family Law

Ted A. Novick’s practice is almost exclusively limited to medical malpractice and personal injury cases such as wrongful death, car accidents, const... (more)

Darren  Deurso Lawyer

Darren Deurso

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Car Accident, Family Law, DUI-DWI, Felony, Traffic
Dedicated, Devoted, Determined

Darren DeUrso has been in practice for 25 years, including years as an assistant district attorney for Westchester County and in the private practice ... (more)

David  Bliven Lawyer

David Bliven

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Divorce & Family Law, Juvenile Law, Child Custody, Family Law, Child Support
Former Family Court Prosecutor

Attorney David Bliven graduated with honors from Syracuse University in 1993 with a B.A. in Sociology. He went on to serve as a judicial intern and s... (more)

Nicholas Rakesh Ramcharitar Lawyer

Nicholas Rakesh Ramcharitar

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Criminal, Traffic, Family Law, Immigration

Nicholas Ramcharitar Nicholas R. Ramcharitar graduated with a dual major from Hofstra University, focusing on Political Science in 2008. During his t... (more)

Adam  Peretz Lawyer

Adam Peretz

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Divorce & Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Family Law

Peretz Family Law & Mediation, P.C. is a Nassau County divorce and family law litigation and mediation firm with offices in New York City, Plainview i... (more)

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LEGAL TERMS

PHYSICAL CUSTODY

The right and obligation of a parent to have his child live with him. Compare legal custody.

SPLIT CUSTODY

A custody arrangement in the case of multiple children, awarding sole custody of one child to one parent and sole custody of another child to the other parent. ... (more...)
A custody arrangement in the case of multiple children, awarding sole custody of one child to one parent and sole custody of another child to the other parent. This arrangement is generally disfavored by judges because they are reluctant to split up siblings.

ABANDONMENT (OF A CHILD)

A parent's failure to provide any financial assistance to or communicate with his or her child over a period of time. When this happens, a court may deem the ch... (more...)
A parent's failure to provide any financial assistance to or communicate with his or her child over a period of time. When this happens, a court may deem the child abandoned by that parent and order that person's parental rights terminated. Abandonment also describes situations in which a child is physically abandoned -- for example, left on a doorstep, delivered to a hospital or put in a trash can. Physically abandoned children are usually placed in orphanages and made available for adoption.

JOINT CUSTODY

An arrangement by which parents who do not live together share the upbringing of a child. Joint custody can be joint legal custody (in which both parents have a... (more...)
An arrangement by which parents who do not live together share the upbringing of a child. Joint custody can be joint legal custody (in which both parents have a say in decisions affecting the child) joint physical custody (in which the child spends a significant amount of time with both parents) or, very rarely, both.

GUARDIAN AD LITEM

A person, not necessarily a lawyer, who is appointed by a court to represent and protect the interests of a child or an incapacitated adult during a lawsuit. Fo... (more...)
A person, not necessarily a lawyer, who is appointed by a court to represent and protect the interests of a child or an incapacitated adult during a lawsuit. For example, a guardian ad litem (GAL) may be appointed to represent the interests of a child whose parents are locked in a contentious battle for custody, or to protect a child's interests in a lawsuit where there are allegations of child abuse. The GAL may conduct interviews and investigations, make reports to the court and participate in court hearings or mediation sessions. Sometimes called court-appointed special advocates (CASAs).

CHILD SUPPORT

The entitlement of all children to be supported by their parents until the children reach the age of majority or become emancipated -- usually by marriage, by e... (more...)
The entitlement of all children to be supported by their parents until the children reach the age of majority or become emancipated -- usually by marriage, by entry into the armed forces or by living independently. Many states also impose child support obligations on parents for a year or two beyond this point if the child is a full-time student. If the parents are living separately, they each must still support the children. Typically, the parent who has custody meets his or her support obligation through taking care of the child every day, while the other parent must make payments to the custodial parent on behalf of the child -- usually cash but sometimes other kinds of contributions. When parents divorce, the court almost always orders the non-custodial parent to pay the custodial parent an amount of child support fixed by state law. Sometimes, however, if the parents share physical custody more or less equally, the court will order the higher-income parent to make payments to the lower-income parent.

MARRIAGE LICENSE

A document that authorizes a couple to get married, usually available from the county clerk's office in the state where the marriage will take place. Couples pa... (more...)
A document that authorizes a couple to get married, usually available from the county clerk's office in the state where the marriage will take place. Couples pay a small fee for a marriage license, and must often wait a few days before it is issued. In addition, a few states require a short waiting period--usually not more than a day--between the time the license is issued and the time the marriage may take place. And some states still require blood tests for couples before they will issue a marriage license, though most no longer do.

PETITIONER

A person who initiates a lawsuit. A synonym for plaintiff, used almost universally in some states and in others for certain types of lawsuits, most commonly div... (more...)
A person who initiates a lawsuit. A synonym for plaintiff, used almost universally in some states and in others for certain types of lawsuits, most commonly divorce and other family law cases.

GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE

Legal reasons for requesting a divorce. All states require a spouse who files for divorce to state the grounds, court and whether requesting a fault divorce or ... (more...)
Legal reasons for requesting a divorce. All states require a spouse who files for divorce to state the grounds, court and whether requesting a fault divorce or a no-fault divorce.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Chowdhury v. Rodriguez

... II. Labor Law § 240 (1) and § 241 (6). Labor Law § 240 (1) and § 241 (6) contain identical language exempting from the statutes "owners of one and two-family dwellings who contract for but do not direct or control the work" (compare Labor Law § 240 [1] with § 241 [6]). ...

MATTER OF SPENCER v. Spencer

... Under New York's version of UIFSA, "[a] tribunal of this state may not modify any aspect of a child support order that may not be modified under the law of the issuing state" (Family Ct Act § 580-611 [c]). In Connecticut, a court may issue an order of support for a child who is under ...

Ortega v. Puccia

... The defendants argued that summary judgment was appropriate under the single-family homeowners' exemption of Labor Law §§ 240 and 241. ... Unlike Labor Law §§ 240 and 241, section 200 does not contain any single- and two-family homeowners' exemption. ...