Practice Areas

Assisted Reproduction

Assisted Reproductive Technology law (ART law) encompasses the creation or extension of a family through non-traditional means; in other words, the utilization of methodology other than sexual intercourse to cause a live birth. Scientific advances in fertility and other related modalities have led to a plethora of legal issues.

Abuse/Neglect

A child or individual who is abused or neglected may be the victim of sexual abuse, physical abuse &/or excessive punishment, denial of medical care, or emotional abuse. When a child is suspected to have been a victim of abuse or neglect, it is crucial to act immediately, both the individual's protection as well as for your own.

Child Support

Child support may be ordered by a court either as a result of divorce or when one parent is non-custodial, which means that the other parent provides the primary residence for the child. These court orders are legally binding and failure to comply and pay as required can have serious consequences for specific parties involved.

Civil Litigation

We professionally handle various civil claims including contract disputes, residential mortgage foreclosures, real property litigation, property line disputes, business disputes, labor and employment cases, probate litigation, and trust disputes. We'll work to first seek an amicable settlement of the dispute through dispute resolution.

Custody/Visitation

Child custody and visitation matters, for divorced, soon to be divorced or for unmarried parents are difficult for everyone involved, especially for the children of the divorcing couple. If your separation or divorce involves minor children, the issue of child custody will be an integral part of your divorce proceedings.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a serious crime. However, there are some people who have been falsely accused of a crime that they didn’t commit. Charges of domestic abuse are often complicated as hearings may involve two different courts, family court, and criminal court. Both courts have different functions and can impact your life in different ways.

Equitable Distribution

The law divides property as either separate or marital. If separate, it stays separate. If marital, then it will be distributed “equitably” or “fairly.” This is decided either by the spouses and their lawyers or by the Court if eventually during the discovery phase of a divorce case it cannot be agreed upon by them and the court establishes grounds to rule.

Family Offenses

An order of protection is a court order which directs a respondent not to take specific actions, such as staying away from another person or place. Failure to obey this order can result in immediate arrest and possible incarceration. Orders of protection may be part of a criminal proceeding or as part of a civil proceeding in Supreme or Family Court.

Grounds for Divorce

Seven grounds for divorce are recognized in New York: Cruel and inhuman treatment, abandonment, incarceration, adultery, by separation, and by irretrievably broken relationship. Getting a divorce from your spouse can be one of the most gut-wrenching times of your life, because of how it so drastically changes your future.

Marital Property

Dividing marital property can be one of the most difficult parts of your divorce. You don't want to be cheated out of assets you've earned, and you might not know how the assets will be valued? or if assets purchased during the divorce?. Asset allocation can be complicated. The goal of every property division divorce is to produce a fair outcome.

Marijuana

The most common drug crime in the New York area involves marijuana. Drug offenses involving marijuana led to more drug arrests when compared to other drugs. If you are arrested and charged with marijuana possession or drug selling, you will need to determine your defense options and be adequately represented in court.

Parental Alienation

While divorce often creates a rift between separated spouses, it can directly impact the children in a similar way. One parent may choose to degrade the other in front of their child, leading to a problem known as parental alienation. Solving this problem can be difficult, and courts are often slow to address it.

Paternity

With fatherhood come rights and obligations. When paternity of a child is established, the father has the right to see the child and become involved in the child’s life. Whether or not the father elects to become involved, the father still has an obligation to support the child to the fullest extent, pursuant to New York State law.

Separate Property

One of the biggest questions in divorce litigation is often “who gets what?” Under New York law, when a couple gets divorced, the courts will divide up the parties’ martial property. Additionally, each party will get to keep their own “separate” property. Understanding what constitutes separate property for the purposes of a divorce judgment is crucial.

Spousal Support

During and after a divorce, one spouse may require extra help paying bills, finding a home and finding a job. In these situations, alimony can help get a spouse back on his or her feet. There are two types of alimony in New York: temporary and permanent. Both temporary and permanent alimony are provided to a spouse during a divorce.

Traffic Violations

Individuals dealing with traffic tickets, DUI/DWI, reckless driving, uninsured driving, or driving with a suspended license turn to us for legal guidance. We provide advice needed to effectively manage legal problems in traffic court and in criminal court. Defending yourself without an attorney is risking an unfavorable outcome.