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  • What should I do about NYPD?

    I had a situation where five out of uniform police officers came to home. They had badges around their neck. They banged on the door and attempted to open my garage. I was doing some light drilling and its a 3 story home, so I didn't immediately h...

    David’s Answer

    You can file a complaint with the Civilian Complaint Review Board and/or internal affairs. Unfortunately, if you weren't arrested or injured in the process, there's probably little basis to bring a suit. That said, you may benefit from scheduling a consult with a Bronx Civil Rights attorney for a full assessment.

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  • What can I do if the 3rd child is mines and I don't want him can I sign over my right just for him and not my two daughters?

    Ok so I have two baby mothers and one of them I have two and a possibility that the third is mine he is 3 now. my second one we are married with two children. She doesn't let me see them what else can I do?

    David’s Answer

    No, you cannot sign away your parental rights unless the mother wants her significant other to adopt the child. If you're being deprived of visitation, file a petition in Family Court for an order of visitation. Call a Bronx Family Law attorney for more info.

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  • I want to petition against her having visitation, is it doable?

    Current'y awaiting a visitation case in regards to my ex's mother. She wants visitation of my son, however she has no relationship with him whatsoever. Her son, the NCP, was abusive and tried to kill me. He currently lives with her as well. I have...

    David’s Answer

    If you have an order of protection against the father (most likely), then the grandmother would be hard-pressed to say how she'd have visitation with him living there. That said, you wouldn't file a petition against her petition, instead you would file an Answer to her Petition, rebutting the factual assertions she put in her application. Schedule a consult with a Bronx Family Law attorney for a full assessment.

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  • Can I put a different address on the divorce papers, I don't feel safe giving my soon to be ex

    I will be filling out my own divorce papers ( I can't afford a lawyer) I have 2 questions First I have five children, the youngest will be 21 shortly. Since they are are all of legal age do I still have to list them in the papers??

    David’s Answer

    It would be perjury to list an address which isn't actually yours. Thus, my advice is that you file an application to keep your address confidential. Schedule a consult with an Orange/Westchester Divorce attorney for a full assessment.

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  • How do I go about getting my 13 year old son legally adopted by my husband with out needing his incarcerated father's consent?

    My husband wants to legally adopt my son from a previous relationship. My son will be 13 this year and his biological father is in federal prison. He has been in and out of jail since my son has been two and does not and has not provided any finan...

    David’s Answer

    If the bio father hasn't had "substantial contact" with the child in more than 6 months, then he'll likely be found to have abandoned the child (meaning the adoption should go thru). That said, he'd still need to be served with notice of the adoption. Call a Bronx Adoption attorney to schedule a consult for a full assessment.

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  • Divorce

    My husband and i we recently got divorced. I keep asking him for his social security no but he does not give me that. It is not mentioned in the divorce papers as he did not have one until recent. How do i go about finding his ssn so that i can fi...

    David’s Answer

    If you just separated in tax year 2015, you'd likely be able to file "married but separate." That said, if the divorce judgment requires him to give it to you, and he refuses, serve him with a default notice letter (via certified mail) & if he continues to default, file a contempt motion. Call a Bronx Divorce attorney for a full assessment.

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  • Why is my son father claiming for his son and he living in Trinidad isnt that wrong?? and who do i file of child support

    i left NY with my son and we have been living in Trinidad for the past 5 years and his father still claims for him on his taxes, where can i write to make this complain because its unfair to my son that is father is doing this and his father does...

    David’s Answer

    You can contact the IRS on the deduction issue, but if only 1 person is filing taxes in the U.S., and it's not otherwise prohibited by IRS regulations, then he should be able to do it. That said, to determine whether NY would have proper jurisdiction, you would need to have a consult with an attorney. Thus, call a Westchester Child Support attorney to schedule a consult.

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  • Should I state child support until 21, but that we agree to credit me with any funds I contribute toward college expenses?

    The situation is as follows: NY residents. Husband and I have settled custody for 50/50 arrangement. I make 10% more, and so he is requesting child support. We have agreed to my paying support until the children go to college (age 18). After ...

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    First, you should either retain an attorney or at the VERY least have the proposed agreement reviewed by one. That said, your instincts appear correct - any stone left unturned may come back to haunt you later. Schedule a consult with a Westchester Family Law attorney for a full assessment.

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  • During a deposition, can my attorney ask questions about my wife's infidelity; and can her "lover" be subpoenaed and deposed?

    Divorce - I know New York is a no-fault state. However, as I understand it, there are still grounds to which a divorce can be contemplated, including adultery. I know with whom my wife had affairs, his name and address. We are still married and...

    David’s Answer

    First, questions which relate to grounds presumptively are precluded from being asked at a deposition. Second, a better way of handling it may be to serve interrogatories which pose questions seeking to gain relevant information as it pertains to claims pending in the case. Schedule a consult with a Westchester Divorce attorney for a full assessment.

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  • Judge gave my soon to be ex a sweet escape from sanctions and attorney fee when she had hidden her salary account.What can I do?

    I am facing a tough situation. It seems its better to be pro se in a divorce case rather than hire a lawyer. My soon to be ex wife is pro se and I have a not so good lawyer who sometimes makes remarks which sound like he is siding with the other s...

    David’s Answer

    Preliminarily, you're almost always better off with an attorney than without one in a matrimonial case. Perhaps you just need to hire a good one. That said, you have your record & this is something which may be raised at trial and/or on appeal. Call a Westchester Family Law attorney to schedule a consult for a full assessment.

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