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Louis Lawrence Sternberg

Huntington Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. Why is my local prosecutor refusing to file charges against my wife who committed adultery?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David Zaslavsky
    2. Louis Lawrence Sternberg
    3. Parker Roy MacKay
    4. Jay Bodzin
    5. Eric Edward Rothstein
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    Prosecutors will VERY rarely prosecute the crime of adultery although it is still technically a crime. Prosecutors have great discretion in what cases they prosecute and the prevailing attitude is that adultery is not worth prosecuting. Most DA's offices believe that adultery should be addressed by the parties. You're correct that it is a crime but, if you are unable to get a divorce, I'd recommend simply trying to move on with your life.

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  2. I married in foreign country. I live in us in NYC, my husband in Washington state . How i can get divorce?Ths.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Howard A. Schwartz
    2. Jayson Lutzky
    3. Louis Lawrence Sternberg
    4. Peter Christopher Lomtevas
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    If you have been a resident of NY for 2 years, you can bring the divorce action in NY. You may also be able to bring the action in NY if you meet other grounds for residency.

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  3. If I get joint custody; does child support go down? I have 2 kids & I want full or joint custody. Male from Westchester NY.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mary Katherine Brown
    2. Louis Lawrence Sternberg
    3. Jayson Lutzky
    4. Jack Richard Lebowitz
    5. David Ivan Bliven
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    Joint custody does not change your child support obligation. Child support is determined based on who has residential custody of the children.

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  4. Do the Retainer agreement for Divorce gives the petitioner a right to modify the Child Support within Divorce Proceedings.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mary Katherine Brown
    2. Howard M Lewis
    3. Eric Edward Rothstein
    4. Louis Lawrence Sternberg
    5. Jayson Lutzky
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    A retainer agreement is the contract between the attorney and client. It does not specify whether the client has the right to seek a modification of a support obligation.

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  5. NY - uncontested divorce filed and paper served but can not locate the person afterwards.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David Ivan Bliven
    2. Louis Lawrence Sternberg
    3. Jayson Lutzky
    4. Jean M. Mahserjian
    5. Daniel Yaniv
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    If you had him properly served, you can simply serve him by mail at the most recent address with an RJI and Request for Preliminary Conference. File both docs with the court and you'll get a conference with the judge.

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  6. If I have custody of the kids, but I still owe back support, can I request child support?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Louis Lawrence Sternberg
    2. Peter McGrath
    3. Marco Caviglia
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    Absolutely yes. And you should petition for child support ASAP because the support order is only retroactive to the date that you file your petition seeking support.

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  7. How can I find out if my claim was settled

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Brian C. Pascale
    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. David Ian Schoen
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    Ask your attorney for your file. You can also check the NYS e-Courts website.

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  8. I have residential custody of my son, and exwife never sees him can i get support for him, we have joint custody

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jayson Lutzky
    2. Louis Lawrence Sternberg
    3. Marco Caviglia
    4. Ralph Duthely
    5. Howard E. Knispel
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    If you have the children more than 50% of the time, you can seek child support.

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  9. NY Uncontested Divorce - Child Support - What if published rates for child support change after the papers are filed?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Louis Lawrence Sternberg
    2. Steven P. Kuhn
    3. David Ivan Bliven
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    The rates for child support do not change unless the legislator does so (which isn't happening any time soon). The "self-support reserve" changes annually based on the federal government. You do not need to concern yourself with this sum unless the payor's income is below the self support reserve. Additionally, the income "cap" changes every-other year and will not be modified until January 31, 2016.

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  10. How should I file an Opposition to a Petition for Adjournment in NYC Civil Court?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Louis Lawrence Sternberg
    2. Mitchell Aaron Nathanson
    3. Laurence Drew Borten
    4. Daniel Simon Hahn Szalkiewicz
    5. Glenn Johnston
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    You can simply write a letter to the Judge and cc the other side.

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