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Louis Lawrence Sternberg

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  • How to get divorced when spouse is a non us citizen living abroad?

    I was married in the US to an Italian citzen. We haven't spoken in almost 3 years. Last I know he was living in Italy with his parents ( I do know their address). We have no children, shared assets and I am not seeking spousal support. What steps ...

    Louis’s Answer

    Assuming you meet the NYS residency requirements, you can file for divorce in New York. Your husband's absence from the state will not prevent you from obtaining the divorce. Contact a NY attorney to discuss the process.

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  • Is mailing an amended petition considered proper service?

    I'm pro se on this case and the other side was told by the judge that they needed to serve me an amended petition. I got it in the mail the other day. Is that considered proper service?

    Louis’s Answer

    Once issue has been joined, service of an amended pleading by mail is sufficient.

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  • Steps to collect money owed

    I prepaid softball league fee and uniform money for my team which each player was supposed to pay me back their share of. There were a few players who have still not paid me their share of the total and I would like to know if there's a legal way...

    Louis’s Answer

    You can sue the players in small claims court and win a judgment against them. Once you receive the judgment, you can contact the sheriff to enforce it.

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  • How does social media affect child custody battles?

    Other parent has disturbing information on a social media website that concerns me. What are examples or photos of things that can negatively affect a parent on social media sites.

    Louis’s Answer

    The standard in a custody case is "the best interests of the child" which basically encompasses any relevant aspect of either party's life. Photographs of a party using drugs found on social media are very commonly used as evidence in custody cases.

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  • Can my husband kick me out?

    I'm thinking of leaving my husband and he will not take it well. He has a bad temper. We live in an apartment. His name is on the lease, not mine. We have a 6 month old baby. Can he just throw me out on the street just by calling the cops? What ar...

    Louis’s Answer

    No your husband cannot kick you out. If he does so, call the police.
    Additionally, you should immediately contact an attorney for a consultation.

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  • How do I press charges against people who have filed the same cps report over and over

    How do I press charges against people who have filed the same cps since June 5th and they all have been unfounded? Now I'm currently 6months pregnant got 2 random drug tests done because they say I do drugs and drink they both came up negative and...

    Louis’s Answer

    Contact your county District Attorney's office but be aware that these cases are rarely prosecuted.

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  • Do the same rules apply to an attorney if he owes back child support?

    My ex owns a law practice in the state of North Carolina and owes about 6k in child support? Is he getting special treatment because he's a lawyer?

    Louis’s Answer

    All of the same laws should apply regardless of whether your ex is an attorney.

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  • I need a good lawyer for family court on joint custody and visitation.

    Been going to court to get joint custody and visitation for the month of July. It got post ponied until August 3rd. My wife refuses to let our daughter to have more time with me other than every other weekend. Court is in Norwich NY in Chenango ...

    Louis’s Answer

    Use Avvo's find a lawyer tool or contact the county bar association.

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  • Hello Default judgment against me, But i was not served

    A creditor with whom I have a dispute with no success in negotiating, sued me and did not serve me, and entered an default judgment against me, I went to the county clerk office to seek all the documents in this case, I see that the date they say ...

    Louis’s Answer

    You can bring a motion to vacate the default based on either CPLR 5015 or CPLR 317. Speak with a local attorney about bringing the appropriate motion.

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  • Summer vacation

    order says each parent is entitle for two weeks(2) weeks summer vacaition non cinsecutive. so does this mean each parent gets 15 days from Friday or two 7days period which do not come back to back.

    Louis’s Answer

    Each party is to receive (2) separate periods of seven days

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