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Louis Lawrence Sternberg

Louis Sternberg’s Answers

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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...

    Louis’s Answer

    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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  • How long is the maximum time that a temporary order of protection allowed to be for, before it must be reissued?

    I have a temporary order of protection issued against me, under the context of an Article 6 FCA proceeding. We had a hearing, at the end of the hearing, the judge issued a temporary order of protection, from Jan 22 to Sep 30, 2015. The order wa...

    Louis’s Answer

    The court will only issue a temporary order of protection PRIOR to the hearing. The court wouldn't issue a temporary order of protection after a hearing.

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  • Will I have to restart the process and purchase a new index number? Can I file anything to extend the 120 days?

    Ok, so I started a divorce action with summons and complaint but i was never able to have the defendant personally served since i did not know their location or where they were. I know that to get permission to do service by publication/newspaper,...

    Louis’s Answer

    You can make a motion pursuant to CPLR 306-b requesting additional time to effectuate service.

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  • How do I go about gaining temporary custody of my niece from NC to NY?

    I want to take temporary custody of my niece while my sister and her husband get their lives back together. They live in NC and I live in NY. My sister and her husband are on board.

    Louis’s Answer

    Assuming that the child has been in NC for 6 months or longer, you will need to file a petition in NC.

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  • It was said by the court that my childs father can have visiting at my home.no time was given.

    Custody

    Louis’s Answer

    If no time was given then it is up to you and the father to determine the time.

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  • I went to lawyer's office and he did legal research in front of me to answer my questions

    is that unprofessional or unethical? I'm about to file a grievance if it is

    Louis’s Answer

    Neither unprofessional nor unethical.

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  • Child Support Opened in New York

    Child Support moved from NM to NY. What now? Im in arrears 10,000+. I don't have a job and it is virtually impossible to get one as I have no license and I have a diagnosis with a mental illness. Can I go to jail if I don't do a modificati...

    Louis’s Answer

    If the court finds that you have willfully failed to obey the order then the court can incarcerate you. Be prepared to have certified medical records proving your inability to obtain fruitful employment.

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  • How is life insurance split when you have child support obligation?

    Just wondering if my kids, minors, have entitlement to my life insurance should I pass? Or will my new wife and family be able to collect without my ex trying to take from them?

    Louis’s Answer

    The terms of your life insurance policy will control.

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  • How do I file and serve divorce to spouse who abandoned me 10 years ago

    My spouse left the country over 10 years ago and now lives in the UK somewhere. I want to file for divorce. What do I file? How to I serve him if I don't know where he is?

    Louis’s Answer

    First, have an investigator locate your spouse. Then file a summons with the clerk of your county's supreme court. Next, have the summons personally served on your spouse.

    I strongly advise you to retain an attorney because even an uncontested divorce can be fairly complicated and confusing.

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