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How To Save Money in Legal Fees During a Divorce or Family Law Case

How To Save Money in Legal Fees During a Divorce or Family Law Case

Here are 10 tips from a family law and divorce attorney on how to save money and reduce your legal fees during a divorce, child custody or alimony case.  Get Organized Preparation is key when trying to reduce legal fees. Organize your thoughts and documents…

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2 Steps for a Green Card

2 Steps for a Green Card

An immigration lawyer explains two important steps necessary for a U.S. permanent resident card. Learn about the required I-130 form, legal terms, fees and how long the process will take. Step 1: In order to obtain U.S. residency for you or a family member you…

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Family-Based Immigration & Nationality 2

Family-Based Immigration & Nationality 2

 

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Child Support Modification Guide

Child Support Modification Guide

After the court orders a specific child support amount, a parent can go back and ask for a temporary and/or final child support modification. Some of the reasons for seeking a modification include a change of income, a change in the child’s medical or educational…

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Legal Guardianship

Legal Guardianship

By Joseph H. Nivin Guardianship for an incapacitated adult allows the person caring for the adult to make all decisions including medical, living accommodations and financial responsibilities. A family law attorney can assist a Guardian or conservator who are both appointed by a judge. A…

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Parent Alienation Guide

Parent Alienation Guide

By Joseph H. Nivin, Esq. When people describe their experiences in Family Court and contested divorce cases, they often call it “being put through the ringer.” The process can feel like pure hell when your ex is alienating the children from you. I have had…

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What is “shared custody?”

What is “shared custody?”

By Joseph H. Nivin, Esq. I. Introduction: Many parents in Family Court or Supreme Court matrimonial cases ask for “shared custody,” or equal time with their children. Until recently, the response was consistent: “Children need one place to call home” or “Children need stability.” However,…

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Child Custody Litigation

Child Custody Litigation

By Joseph H. Nivin, Esq. If you’ve been in custody litigation for a while, you’re probably wondering how much the law comes into play. It may seem like the judge or the referee does whatever he or she wants to do, and that there’s no…

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10 Lessons from a Family Divorce Lawyer

10 Lessons from a Family Divorce Lawyer

By Joseph H. Nivin, Esq. As a family divorce lawyer, people often ask me if I’ve learned lessons about how to make marriage work. They’re asking the wrong question. The decision to get divorced is personal and one that anybody can end up making. The…

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NY Child Support for Self Employed

NY Child Support for Self Employed

New York child support guidelines for a self employed parent are calculated using all income sources including wages, rental income, interest income, self employment earnings and royalties. Child support ​and divorce for the self-employed in general can be complicated since in many cases it’s difficult…

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