Archive for Joe Nivin Posts

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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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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Same Sex Couples & Child Custody

Same Sex Couples & Child Custody

On August 30, 2016, the New York State Court of Appeals fundamentally changed the dynamic of family law concerning same-sex couples and child custody.  Until that day, a non-biological parent from a same-sex relationship who did not adopt the child had no standing to seek…

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New York Legal Separation Agreement

New York Legal Separation Agreement

“Choosing to divorce or remain in a marriage is a difficult decision that requires time for careful thought,” says attorney Joe Nivin. “Sometimes married couples will choose to live apart before deciding 
to make such a big life altering change.” In the state of New…

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Paid child support for a college student? Receive a credit for money spent on room and board.

Paid child support for a college student? Receive a credit for money spent on room and board.

In the Matter of Marina B. Brandt, appellant, v Robert A. Peirce, respondent.   D’Agostino Law Office, P.C., Pleasantville, N.Y. (Joseph Rizzo of counsel), for appellant. Daniel Lawrence Pagano, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., for respondent.   DECISION & ORDER Appeal from an order of the Family…

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Decreased Visitation Does Not Mean Increased Child Support

Decreased Visitation Does Not Mean Increased Child Support

Casler v Casler 2015 NY Slip Op 06653 Decided on August 26, 2015 Appellate Division, Second Department Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431. This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports….

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Is Relocation Good For The Children?

Is Relocation Good For The Children?

2013-06224 DECISION & ORDER In the Matter of Lisa Christy, appellant, v Brian Christy, respondent. (Docket Nos. V-14614-12, V-14615-12, V-14616-12) Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C., Melville, N.Y. (Katherine M. Saciolo of counsel), for appellant. Golden Hirschhorn LLP, Garden City, N.Y. (Alan K. Hirschhorn of…

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