Skip to main content
Richard Batelman

Richard Batelman’s Answers

66 total


  • Assaulted in a Mc donalds bathroom was severely damaged on my face. Bathroom door didn't close quickly and assailant

    Was able to try and rob me in the bathroom didn't get anything but, slashed my face is the stire kuabke for the customer safety.

    Richard’s Answer

    Your inquiry is fact specific and depends on whether Mc D's was on notice. I strongly recommend seeking the advise of an attorney to further evaluate your potential claim.

    Best of Luck,
    Richard Batelman, Esq.
    (718) 336- 1456

    See question 
  • Can we claim a law suit on target if my daughter was injured by the escalator?

    The escalators were down and so we had towalk up n down to get to the second floor. While she was going her foot trip n got cut by the escalator. Target manager called EMTand we went to emergency room.

    Richard’s Answer

    In order to better evaluate your case you must provide more facts. I strongly urge you to speak to a local attorney regarding this matter to better evaluate your chances of success.

    Best,
    Richard Batelman, Esq.
    (718) 336-`1456.

    See question 
  • My husband filed "uncontested" divorce papers w/o a lawyer. Can I simply pay a lawyer a fee to read the papers before signing?

    Just want to be sure the papers are correctly and completely filled out to safeguard myself against future legal issues.

    Richard’s Answer

    Sure you can and you probably should to ensure that all papers are in order and that you are not waiving any rights that you may have now or in the future.

    Richard Batelman, Esq.

    See question 
  • Married in another country. Can I get divorced in US without the original marriage certificate?

    I got married 20 years ago in Ukraine. Now, I live in US for the past 16 years (together with my husband). Recently noticed that our marriage certificate is missing. Sent request for it to the Ukrainian City Hall, without any luck. I am thinking o...

    Richard’s Answer

    Certainly. A marriage certificate is not required to obtain a divorce in NY. The divorce process, however, can be somewhat confusing and I suggest you reach out to a local attorney to assist you,

    Best Regards,
    Law Offices of Richard Batelman
    (718) 336- 1456

    See question 
  • My husband asked me for a divorce out of the blue. Have not been fighting nor arguing. What can I expect? Married16 years

    We own a home, trailer homes, boat, car and truck in Florida and one home in Puerto Rico and a time share.

    Richard’s Answer

    The first thing you should do is consult with a local attorney. This will ensure that you're well informed and not waving your rights to your equitable share of marital assets. Do not delay, the sooner you get advice, the better suited you will be.

    Best,
    Richard Batelman, Esq.
    (718)336-1456

    See question 
  • I want to get an uncontested divorce from my husband. I have only a cell number. How can I find him to get a divorce.

    I have a minor child. My husband is an immigrant who may be out of status as his Green Card expired and was lost. He has called us from a cell phone. I know he is in Minneapolis, MN.

    Richard’s Answer

    I suggest contacting him to obtain his address amicably. If this is not possible, however, I suggest reaching out to a local attorney to discuss service via alternative means.

    Best,
    Richard Batelman, Esq.
    (718)336 - 1456

    See question 
  • If my wife threaten to try and keep my kid from me

    And she claims she is gonna say she is a dv victim but its not true do i stand a chance of fighting it in family court and if i file for divorce do i have a chance or do they just agree with the woman

    Richard’s Answer

    I strongly urge you to seek the advice of an attorney...do not allow your wife to use her "strategic" and well choreographed maneuvers and threats. Your best defense is being well prepared!

    Best,
    Richard Batelman, Esq.
    (718)336- 1456

    See question 
  • My husband and I want to divorce. Will property division be the same as any divorce even though we have never lived together?

    My husband and I have separate legal residences in New York City, having never lived together. We have one joint asset, a second home where one portion of it is rented for income. I hope to buy out the second home with a new co-owner (my husband d...

    Richard’s Answer

    It sounds as though you may be able to proceed uncontestes. That said, however, you need to be apprised of NY Law as it relates to property distribution during divorce. I strongly urge you to seek the advice of a local matrimonial attorney to discuss your options and specifics of your case. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.

    Law Offices of Richard Batelman
    Richard Batelman, Esq.
    (718) 336- 1456

    See question 
  • I want to get the divorce - gay marriage

    i'm a man from barcelona and i'm married with another man. we got married 5 year ago in barcelona and now we want to get the divorce because things are not going well anymore. we are both currently working in the united states. is there any way we...

    Richard’s Answer

    The answer to your question depends on whether you satisfy the residency requirments for NY State. How long have you been living in NY, etc.? I suggest consulting a local attorney to discuss your options.

    Law Offices of Richard Batelman
    Richard Batelman, Esq.
    (718) 336- 1456

    See question 
  • I want a divorce or annulment - which would be best ? If I move out before filing will it be a problem? Do I file in NY or NV?

    I got married on November 25, 2012, in Las Vegas. I reside with my husband in NY, NY. He recently told me he just married me because we were good friends, and he wants his green card. He does not treat me with respect, is not working, and is costi...

    Richard’s Answer

    You should consult a local attorney who can get additional details and provide you with legal advise. Both annulments and divorced have thier pros and cons and deciding which is best, requires a fact specific inquiry.

    Best,
    Richard Batelman, Esq.
    (718)336 - 1456

    See question