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Louis Lawrence Sternberg

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  • Are there lawyers than take on divorce cases probono ? I am and have been hadicapped living on Workers Compensation for 2 years

    My husband and I have been living apart for 4 years . Legal seperation stamped by courtlast summer . My husband ceased paying the mortgage 1 year ago and is close to forclosure, (seperation papers state he should have been paying it until the hous...

    Louis’s Answer

    Contact Nassau / Suffolk Law Services. They may be able to provide you with a pro bono attorney.

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  • Can I request a court appointed attorney for a child support hearing.

    I am being ordered to pay more in child support than I have as income.

    Louis’s Answer

    If it is a violation case then the court may appoint an attorney to represent you. If the case is about establishing support or modification, the court will not appoint an attorney to represent you.

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  • How to find divorce attorney/ get divorced when you are low income?

    A friend of mine is lower income and is trying to get divorced but is struggling with the money to pay an attorney. What are her options? What does someone do when they are lower income and want to file for divorce from their spouse? The only a...

    Louis’s Answer

    Your friend may wish to contact the county Bar Association about a pro bono lawyer. Additionally, if the other side earns more money, your friend may be able to retain a private attorney who will then seek an order of counsel fees from your friend's spouse.

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  • Can both parents have physical custody of the children?

    My husband and I are trying to get an uncontested divorce. I have heard that one parent usually has physical custody.

    Louis’s Answer

    If the parties agree to shared physical custody, then the court will likely accept such an arrangement. If you do not agree to shared physical custody, the court will likely appoint one party as the residential parent.

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  • When the order of protection expired i decided to give mi husband a chance to get together. I still have to give info to court

    My husband and i like to get together and i have a concern about the order of protection that is expired 1 year ago. Can't we live together again???

    Louis’s Answer

    If your order of protection expired, there is no legal prohibition against living together.

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  • Uncontested possibly becoming contested?

    I filed uncontested divorce papers in orange county New York on April 1. My spouse was served and did not answer. The only thing I asked for In my papers are child support and equitable distribution of marital property. House is in foreclosure. ...

    Louis’s Answer

    Although he did not serve an Answer, the divorce can be contested. You can go forward without an attorney but it is probably a wise investment to retain counsel.

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  • How much of the pension check will I receive?

    Due to infidelity and alcohol issues I want to file for divorce. Married 28 years, he receives 3500 month pension plus works a full time job. I have a daughter who is 18 and attending college. Understanding he has to pay child support concerned ...

    Louis’s Answer

    The plan rules will dictate whether you receive a survivor benefit.

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  • Can i sue if my son's bunk bed nearly kills him?

    My son was sleeping when the bed broke from underneath him lodging him between the wooden spikes. I contacted bobs about the bed i was told we will replace the bed. Then they showed up with a wooden rail to patch the bed. After they sent me a lett...

    Louis’s Answer

    Contact a personal injury attorney ASAP. Do not speak to the manufacturer or the seller.

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  • Do judges favor the ex wives over husbands

    Should I get a female lawyer in a divorce

    Louis’s Answer

    There is no definitive answer to that question. Each judge has his or her own tendencies.

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  • Petitioner (ex-wife) did not show up for our child support hearing again for modification

    This is the second time with the same magistrate she did not show up to court first time was two years back she try to file for a modification also...I did see her enter the building as I left but the judge dismiss the case. Most likely she will f...

    Louis’s Answer

    If she fails to appear again, ask the court to dismiss the petition WITH PREJUDICE.

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