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Ronald Anthony Sarno

Ronald Sarno’s Legal Guides

36 total

  • NYC Housing Court: An Introduction and Overview

    NYC Housing court is one of the busiest in the country. This LT (Landlord-Tenant) court handles both commercial and residential rentals. Commercial cases are normally done more quickly than residential ones. Usuallyin a commercial case, if the tenant has no money for rent, the ma...

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  • Family Law Litigation in New York City

    New York has two family law court systems and this guide is written to assist New Yorkers in deciding which one to select. Neither system requires a lawyer but most families find the use of a lawyer helpful. Supreme Court (A county court) This court is used for obtaining a divo...

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  • Parental Alienation: New Jersey Slowly Opens the Door

    First of all, it is not wise to plead Parental Alienation in New Jersey. Judges differ on whether or not the allegation is acceptable or not and you risk losing the case if your only plea to the court is parental alientation. Most experienced attorneys plead more than one allegat...

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  • New York Case Law on Parental Alienation: Part 3: Krebsbach v. Gallagher

    New York State has some key cases where a court was reviewing a trial court decision about custody and had to decide whether or not Parental Alienation existed and if it did, was it so destructive to the children that the court should have switched custody. My two prior legal...

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  • New York Case Law on Parental Alienation: Part 2: Young v Young 212 AD 2d 114 - NY: Sup. Ct,1995

    This is a continuation of my legal guide on New York case law and Parental Alienation The reviewing court in Young also noted that the mother was incapable of understanding that the children should have a father in their lives: "The mother's testimony was devoid of any understand...

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  • New York Case Law on Parental Alienation: Part 1 Young v. Young, 212 AD 2d 114 - NY: Sup.Ct (1995)

    In Young the trial court had kept the children with the mother in spite of strong evidence of severe parental alienation syndrome. In Young the reviewing court decided the trial court was wrong in ignoring the strong evidence against the mother as an alienating parent: The Young ...

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  • Parental Alienation and Family Law Litigation

    Courts are sometimes hostile to the use of PAS in family law litigation. Some jurisdictions are still very reluctant to use PAS as a means for determining issues of custody and visitation, but most f

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  • PARENTAL ALIENATION SYNDROME: AN INTRODUCTION

    Formulation of the term Parental Alienation Syndrome Richard Gardner was the first mental health professional to formulate the term PAS as an abnormal and deep-seated preoccupation by the child (us

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  • Legal Aide for the Elderly and Poor Facing Home Foreclosures

    Will I lose my home? This question is often posted on avvo from desperate people unsure what to do. Unscrupulous collection services often make such threats to people unable to keep up with their p

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  • How to Succeed in Business by Really Trying--Wise Moves and Dumb Moves -- Part Two

    Traps to Avoid. Don't Have a Business Plan. Without one you do not know where you are going, what you are doing and who you are doing it with. Avoid Professional Advisors. Avoid CPA's and lawyers

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