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Modifying Custody Orders [VIDEO]

Modifying Custody Orders [VIDEO]

Your Children’s Best Interests is Paramount To modify an order of custody, you must demonstrate to the court why the modification you are requesting is in your children’s best interests. For example, if they were very young when the order was issued, perhaps your current…

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Issues in Divorce [VIDEO]

Issues in Divorce [VIDEO]

As an experienced family law attorney in New York, I’m accustomed to handling issues that arise during the divorce process. “My Spouse Doesn’t Want a Divorce. Can They Stop Me From Getting Divorced?” I receive this question regularly, and the answer is no. If you…

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How To Hire a Family Attorney [VIDEO]

How To Hire a Family Attorney [VIDEO]

Family law cases can go on for a long time but when are the results determined? You might think that results are determined at the end of the case when the judge issues the order but nothing is more important than what you do at…

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“Why are they always talking about my ex’s visitation, but never about me getting custody?”

“Why are they always talking about my ex’s visitation, but never about me getting custody?”

My office often gets calls where people ask (not an exact quote), “Every time I go to court, they’re always talking about my ex’s visitation, but never about me getting custody. I want a new lawyer because they never talk about what I want. They…

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About JOSEPH H. NIVIN, ESQ. [VIDEO]

About JOSEPH H. NIVIN, ESQ. [VIDEO]

I’m attorney Joseph Nivin. I practice family, matrimonial, and Article 81 Guardianship law with offices in Forest Hills, Queens and in Midtown, Manhattan. I live in Northeast Queens with my wife and son. I started my career prosecuting child abuse and neglect cases for the…

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Child Custody Agreement or Trial

Child Custody Agreement or Trial

“Why are they always talking about my ex’s visitation, but never about me getting custody?” My office often gets calls where people ask (not an exact quote), “Every time I go to court, they’re always talking about my ex’s visitation, but never about me getting…

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First Divorce Attorney Meeting

First Divorce Attorney Meeting

How will I survive after divorce? What are child custody options? Who can I confidentially talk to about divorcing my spouse? As a divorce attorney, these are questions our clients often ask. We understand the hardship and know the emotional toll a divorce can take on a couple and their…

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Immigration Tips for U.S. Citizenship

Immigration Tips for U.S. Citizenship

Dreams of becoming a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident (LPR) are priceless. The immigration process is long and stressful, but stands the chance of being worth every minute. Individuals of foreign descent (called foreign nationals) must have a lawful permanent resident card (green card) to lawfully…

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Child Visitation-Parenting Time

Child Visitation-Parenting Time

While a parent’s hope is that after a custody and parenting time schedule is agreed upon, litigation is over. Unfortunately, to enforce or modify the order, going back to court is unavoidable.  One parent may want to change the schedule.  A parent may be frustrated…

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Adoption Private Placement Guide, NY

Adoption Private Placement Guide, NY

There are many benefits of adopting a child and starting or expanding a family. This often is a great time in the lives of many, however emotions aside, there is a process that needs to take place when making decisions for the child.    Here…

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