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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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Attorney For The Child (True Stories)

Attorney For The Child (True Stories)

There are several names of lawyers who represent minors in Family Court. Many times they are referred to as a child lawyer or a child advocate lawyer. However, under Family Court Act 241, an attorney for the child (AFC) is a court-appointed attorney who is assigned…

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Restraining Order Next Steps

Restraining Order Next Steps

There are two sides to a restraining order; either you’ve been served or you want to file a restraining order against someone. Here are a few recommendations from an experienced attorney.    You want to file a restraining order. What do I do next? Restraining…

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What Does A Family Lawyer Do?

What Does A Family Lawyer Do?

A lawyer who focuses on family law has experience in issues of divorce, child custody and visitation, child support and spousal support, parenting plan modifications and relocation. If you’re having family issues that require court involvement, it is highly recommended that you consult with  a…

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