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Jack Richard Lebowitz

Glens Falls Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. How to select a DUI lawyer, and are the clients review real?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    2. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    3. Christine C McCall
    4. Jack Richard Lebowitz
    5. Matthew Murillo
    6. ···
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    Tough call. The reviews are real, but typically lawyers ask people to review them who they've had a good experience with. If you get a lot of reviews, I would suppose you're going to get a few disgruntled people whose expectations weren't met. Being an attorney is a service business where there's a mix of skills required to be successful with both courts, opposing counsel and clients. Some of these involve what in medicine is called "bedside manner", the ability to communicate what you...

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  2. MY MALE GAY PARTNER AND I OWNED A ONE FAMILY VICTORIAN HOME AND RESTORED IT CONTINUOUSLY FROM JUNE 1 1973

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jack Richard Lebowitz
    2. Thomas J Callahan
    3. David Alexander Browde
    4. Richard Batelman
    5. Steven Warren Smollens
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    Look at the deed. If you are named as "X and Y as tenants in common", you own 50% and his heirs own the other 50%. If you are named as "X and Y as joint tenants with rights of survivorship", the property passed to you on your partner's death. If it says nothing either way regarding "tenants in common vs. joint", I believe "default" is tenants in common. Your partner's will may also have some bearing on the question. As to the joint bank account, since either party could freely draw on...

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  3. Does it take both owners (husband & wife) listed on deed to sign a listing agreement in the state of NY?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Edward Papa
    2. Michael T Millar
    3. Jack Richard Lebowitz
    4. Jayson Lutzky
    5. Celia R Reed
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    As to the preliminary step in a sale of signing a listing agreement long before a buyer is found, a contract is signed and a closing is had and the property is deeded over (your question) it's a toss up as to the answer to your question, "is it legal". The listing agreement couldn't be enforceable against the wife, but practically speaking if the house is sold, the wife will have to sign both the purchase and sale contract and later the deed for the listing-contract-sale to be enforceable...

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  4. Two court orders with different fathers, What are my chances of having the weekends at my house for all my children be the same?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Mary Katherine Brown
    2. Jack Richard Lebowitz
    3. David Ivan Bliven
    4. Jayson Lutzky
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with Ms. Brown. File a petition for modification of the custody/parenting plan order for Mr. Mywayorthehighway. The Attorney for the Child and Family Court Judge are likely to agree that this arrangement is in the best interests of the children, especially if the kids have positive relationships with their half/step-siblings. Coordinating visitation, also doesn't negatively affect the overall amount of visitation or parenting time Mr. No gets, so he would have to have a good...

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  5. Can I still submit affidavit in support of motion?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jack Richard Lebowitz
    2. Jayson Lutzky
    3. Eric Edward Rothstein
    4. Effimia Soter
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes, but you may have to extend the return date of the motion if you do it on such short notice and the other parties don't have time to respond with answering affidavits. Look at the CPLR articles on papers and motions, particularly 2214. This may depend on how long it's been since you sent out the notice...if it's the next day and you have more than the minimum 8 days, probably no biggie, but if more, you may have to extend the return date. Speak to the Court's motion/special term clerk...

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  6. Writing a concern letter to the court about the manner in which the hearing was held /comments made/judge's attitude.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. James Carl Eschen III
    3. Jack Richard Lebowitz
    4. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    4 lawyer answers

    What kind of hearing was it? Your attorney was right that it's ineffective (as well as improper and not in accordance with the rules) to write a letter to the judge complaining of "bias". You should also ask your lawyer to explain the concept of "bias" to you or use google to look at the disciplinary rules for judges. "Bias" doesn't mean the judge decided against you or thought the other parties' or attorney's case was more compelling. Judges are humans, all humans are "biased" by their...

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  7. Bargain and sale Deed With Covenant

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jack Richard Lebowitz
    2. Vincent J. Gallo
    3. Edwin Drantivy
    4. Nina Tamar Marano
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    I agree with Mr. Gallo. Another way of putting it is that, unlike a "Warranty Deed", the grantor is not insuring title is good to the best of his knowledge in an absolute sense, he's only saying HE didn't do anything HIMSELF to impair good title (like convey it to someone else or use it as collateral in an unrecorded mortgage or deed). It only covers the Grantor's OWN acts. In this day and age, title insurance is a much more secure and economical way of judging good title than the form of...

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  8. My father, age 88, married an illegal alien, age 40, who only wants his $. Is this entrapment if my father's judgment is off?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Alexander Joseph Segal
    2. Jack Richard Lebowitz
    3. Maria C. Tebano
    4. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    5. Boris Alexander Palant
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    Have you had a chat with Dad lately? Does he know what's going on? Does he know he could get a divorce and change his will if he wanted to? Is he of sound mind, literally? Or is he just a silly old coot that likes having what he thinks is arm candy young enough to be his granddaughter? The answers to these questions should determine what your legal options and courses of action are, if any.

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  9. Racism...can family court do anything?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jack Richard Lebowitz
    2. Howard M Lewis
    3. Marco Caviglia
    4. Deborah G. Fiss
    5. David Ivan Bliven
    5 lawyer answers

    It sounds to me like your friend's ex is the non-custodial parent and has visitation in which he is disparaging his ex girlfriend who has custody and the children's step-siblings, right? I would see a family court attorney who practices where the children live about the possibility of filing a petition for modification of visitation which would require non-disparagement as an explicit condition as well as supervised and reduced visitation until that behavior stops. Mediation services may...

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  10. Does this case prove selective prosecution? The facts are very accurate. My rights were not being recognized anyway.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jack Richard Lebowitz
    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. Alexander Mchenry Memmen
    4. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    4 lawyer answers

    No, "selective prosecution" is a criminal law concept and has no bearing on custody matters in family court. In Family Court, the guiding principle is "what is in the best interests of the child". The Judge, Attorney for the Child, the parents and their attorneys, Child Protective Services if they are involved (and sometimes the child itself if he/she is old enough to express their wishes or appears to have been abused or neglected). If the Judge "didn't seem to like you" that's...

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