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David Ivan Bliven

White Plains Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. I am married 3 years now.My wife works. She is an alcoholic.I have the house under my name only. Can she sue me for alimony?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jean M. Mahserjian
    2. Jayson Lutzky
    3. David Ivan Bliven
    4. Brad S. Margolis
    5. Byron A. Divins Jr.
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    I disagree with any absolute analysis that she definitely won't get maintenance or any share of the house. More facts are needed to complete the analysis. While courts are reluctant to grant maintenance in such a short-term marriage, there is ample caselaw awarding maintenance under certain circumstances, for instance where one spouse earns well into the 6-figures. Moreover, if the house was bought during the marriage, then it's marital property subject to division. As such, you're best...

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  2. Can father ask for his Termination of Parental Rights from a Child is Special Needs because of financial expense ?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. David Ivan Bliven
    2. Matthew Thomas Majeski
    3. Peter McGrath
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    The short answer is no, the father cannot terminate his own parental rights. If he works for the government, then he's a W-2 employment, and the basic child support will be an easy calculation (17% of his adjusted gross income). The father will also be obligated to pay his share of unreimbursed medical, educational & child care expenses. You're best advised to schedule a consultation with a NYC Child Support attorney for a full assessment.

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  3. How to get Spousal support?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Alexander Joseph Segal
    3. Edwin Drantivy
    4. David Ivan Bliven
    5. Ji Min Kim
    5 lawyer answers

    If you have an immediate need for spousal support, you may file for same in Family Court. If you're looking to terminate the marriage, you may also request alimony (i.e., maintenance) within the divorce case itself. To get an estimate of what you'd receive, use the following calculator: http://www.courts.state.ny.us/divorce/calculator.pdf. You should also schedule a consultation with a Bronx Divorce attorney.

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  4. How do I stop an inquest from going forward - DIVORCE CASE

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mary Katherine Brown
    2. Jayson Lutzky
    3. David Ivan Bliven
    4. Susan Pernick
    5. Edwin Drantivy
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    Writing a letter to - or calling - the Plaintiff's attorney is insufficient to fromally answer the complaint, as you've found. To vacate your default, you must technically file a motion to vacate your default in the action. You must generally provide a reasonable excuse for your default as well as state a "meritorious defense." I also highly recommend, at the least that you schedule a free consultation with a White Plains Divorce attorney.

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  5. Asking a Judge For Temporary Custody In NY

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mary Katherine Brown
    2. Anna J. Matula-Evans
    3. David Ivan Bliven
    4. Edwin Drantivy
    4 lawyer answers

    First, it is possible to ask for temporary custody. Second, you should definitely not handle a contested custody case on your own. You should immediately schedule a consultation with a Bronx Child Custody attorney.

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  6. Can New York Family Court order suspension of my Ex's New Jersey driver's license to enforce child support payments

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. David Ivan Bliven
    2. David Alexander Browde
    3. Philip Adam Kusnetz
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes you can, but must first register the order for enforcement in NJ. Then request that NY SCU communicate with NJ SCU to put in for the license suspension. Call a Rockland/Westchester Divorce attorney for more info.

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  7. Notice of Appearance and Demand for complaint...in Suffolk County Supreme court NYS

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. David Ivan Bliven
    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. Philip Adam Kusnetz
    4. Glenn Johnston
    5. Andrew T. Velonis
    5 lawyer answers

    One hopes that you both served a formal, written Answer on his attorney, and then filed the original with the court along with proof of service. Assuming so, your next step would be to reach out to the attorney & ask what his client's settlement offer is. If it matches what you want, ask that a settlement agreement be drafted. If it doesn't, then make a counter-offer. Schedule a consult with a NYC/Suffolk divorce attorney for a full assessment.

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  8. How Can I be Served papers as a Pro Se Litigant?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Daniel H. Richland
    2. Jonathan Brian Manley
    3. Marco Caviglia
    4. Vance Tate Davis
    5. David Ivan Bliven
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    In a divorce case, personal service of the summons is required (FedEx or certified mail service is thus not acceptable). That said, it also depends on what the attorney is trying to serve you with - papers served after the summons has already been served on you may be served via either regular mail or overnight delivery. For a full assessment, schedule a consultation with a NYC Divorce attorney.

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  9. What happens to my case now and future if I have a court date that I've filed a petition for and I do not attend the court date?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. David Ivan Bliven
    2. Curt Perri Bogen
    3. Peter Christopher Lomtevas
    4. Andrew D. Brockway
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    You're probably better off attending than not. If the father does show up, then you will look even more bad in not appearing. Moreover, if you qualify, the court may assign you counsel who then may assist you in getting an investigator appointed (who in turn may assist in locating the father). For a full assessment, you're well-advised to schedule a consultation with a NYC Child Custody lawyer.

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  10. I was served with summons with notice, what should I do next?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Morghan L Richardson
    2. David Ivan Bliven
    3. Daniel Yaniv
    4. Jeffrey B. Peltz
    5. Eric Edward Rothstein
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    Formally, you must file a Notice of Appearance with the court, serve a copy on the opposing attorney and file an affidavit of service with the court that same has been served on the attorney. Some information on divorce cases may be found here: http://www.nycourts.gov/divorce/index.shtml. You're best advised to schedule a consultation with a NYC Divorce attorney.

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