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Louis Lawrence Sternberg

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  • Ex-spouse filed Cruel and Inhuman Treatment Uncontested: Would I be able to file a statement pertaining to my side of the story?

    Ex-spouse filed Cruel and Inhuman Treatment uncontested divorce, but it's extremely one-sided. She put that I was physically and verbally abusive. I've never hit her, but I had grabbed her wrist once when she tried to punch me in the face as self-...

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    You can file an answer denying her allegations. If you're agreeable on the dissolution of the marriage and all ancillary issues, it may be best to convince her to amend her pleadings to claim irretrievable breakdown instead.

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  • How long will it take to get a hearing date?

    Filing for a hearing in divorce court Suffolk County N.Y.

    Louis’s Answer

    In a contested divorce in Suffolk County, you should expect that it will take no less than a year to get a trial if any discovery of financial matters is required or if custody of minor children is at issue.

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  • Why did child support modification case get adjourned?

    I showed up present with my lawyer and the manigstrate ask her if she wanted an attorney and my ex said "not at this time no"...than the manigstrate told her that the case will be adjourned and if she does not have console she would be held in hig...

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    My guess is that the case was adjourned for the mother to get an attorney.

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  • Why can nobody help me?

    Hello. last year i was merried. Now i would like to split up.

    Louis’s Answer

    Contact a New York City matrimonial attorney.

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  • Can I file a pendente lite motion myself?

    I have been married for 25 years, I filed for uncontested divorce 2011 he never answer and index expired we have 2 children and recently he packed up all of our bags and throw us out, I have stay with friends , I have tried to come back home the p...

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    Bringing a motion is a very complicated task with numerous procedural requirements. You technically can file the motion yourself but it will be incredibly difficult for you to do so.

    Depending on your husband's income, local attorneys may be willing to represent you for a relatively minimal retainer fee in the hopes of obtaining an order for counsel fees from your husband.

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  • 1.) Are these cases separate?? 2.) If one petition is already in motion, can another one be filed regarding the same matter??

    I'm involved in a custody case. I filed my petition of custody/visitation and the letters of notification were sent out by February 1st, 2016. The case was scheduled for April 6th,2016. The respondent once she received the petition, decided to fil...

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    Assuming your case is in Family Court, the custody case will likely be heard by a referee and the support will be heard by a magistrate.

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  • What do I do with documents disputing claims made in my wife`s statement of net worth?

    Do I submit them to the matrimonial clerk, or do I wait until the next court date?

    Louis’s Answer

    You absolutely need an attorney. During a hearing or trial on your case, you will introduce your documents into evidence. Be prepared to satisfy certain foundation requirements prior to introducing your documents into evidence.

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