Brooklyn Family Law, Matrimonial and Criminal Law Blog

How Much is a Divorce in Brooklyn?

How Much is a Divorce in Brooklyn? Divorce is a complex process that involves a significant emotional toll and financial implications. In Brooklyn, New York, the cost of divorce can vary widely, making it a crucial aspect for anyone contemplating this life-altering decision. This blog post aims to provide a comprehensive guide on the financial [...]

Does it Matter Who Files for Divorce First in NY?

Does it Matter Who Files for Divorce First in New York? Divorce is a complex process that can be emotionally and financially challenging. In New York, understanding the implications of who files for divorce first can be crucial in navigating this process. This blog post aims to shed light on this topic, providing insights based […]

What is the Average Cost for a Divorce Lawyer in New York?

What is the Average Cost for a Divorce Lawyer in New York When considering a divorce in New York, one of the primary concerns is the cost. Factors that determine the fee include the divorce’s complexity, the attorney’s experience, and whether the divorce is contested or uncontested. Understanding these factors can help you better [...]

How Long Does Spousal Maintenance Last in New York?

Understanding Spousal Maintenance in New York When a marriage ends up in divorce in New York, one of the many questions that arise is regarding spousal maintenance, commonly known as alimony in other states. This financial support paid by a higher-earning spouse to a lower-earning spouse is critical to many divorce proceedings. But what [...]

At What Age Can a Child Choose Which Parent to Live With?

Understanding Child Custody in New York Child custody is a complex issue that often arises during divorce or separation. In New York, the courts make decisions about child custody based on what is in the best interest of the child. This involves considering various factors, including the child’s own preferences. There are two main types [...]

In a New York Divorce, Who Pays Bill?

In New York, Who Pays for the Divorce? Divorce can be a complex and emotionally draining process, and the question of who pays the attorney’s fees often adds another layer of stress. In New York, the law has a unique way of addressing this issue. It introduces the concept of the “monied” and “less-monied” spouse, [...]

What it means if you are issued a Desk Appearance Ticket (D.A.T.) in New York City

What it means if you are issued a Desk Appearance Ticket (D.A.T.) in New York City A Desk Appearance Ticket (commonly referred to as a D.A.T.) is a notice of court date that is given to someone who has been arrested by the police. The only difference between a D.A.T. and any other arrest is […]

Defending Assault Charges in New York

Self defense is a common legal defense in an assault case. People who have been charged with assault in New York State for simply defending themselves during an altercation can assert self-defense in an effort to have assault charges reduced or dismissed. When the accused raises self defense against assault charges, it is up to […]

Coerced Confessions Can Be Beat

It is not uncommon for law enforcement in the State of New York to use controversial tactics to coerce confessions out of suspects. Often the police will lead a suspect to believe that they are either not under investigation or that the evidence against the suspect is already sufficient to make an arrest. When faced […]

What it Means to be Charged with Vandalism (Criminal Mischief) in New York State

Anyone charged with “criminal mischief,” in relation to an act of vandalism, should know their rights under New York Law. In New York State, anyone accused of the act of vandalism will likely be charged with “criminal mischief.” Under the statute, a person accused of vandalism can be charged with Criminal Mischief in [...]

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