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Decades Of Litigation Experience

Month: May 2021

H2B Visa Increase for Non-Agricultural Workers

By Brad Glassman Increased visas available! The H-2B program allows U.S. employers or U.S. agents who meet specific regulatory requirements to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary nonagricultural jobs. The employment must be of a temporary...

THE MONIED SPOUSE AND ATTORNEY FEES

By Matt Cavallo, Esq. In New York, the monied spouse is the one who earns the most in the marriage. Under New York law, “[t]here shall be a rebuttable presumption that counsel fees shall be awarded to the less monied spouse.” DRL 237(a). Furthermore, the “the court...

WITHHOLDING VISITATION?

By Hope Tuber A common question I have been asked over the years is whether a spouse can deny visitation to the other spouse. New York Courts have taken the view that visitation with a parent is in a child’s best interest and that children will greatly benefit from...

HOW TO CHOOSE A DIVORCE ATTORNEY

By Hope Tuber Now that you are about to start your divorce action, either your spouse wanted or you want to file, the first thing you need is an attorney. The question becomes how to choose your counsel. Take your time when choosing. Do you know anyone who has been...

POST-DIVORCE RETIREMENT ACCOUNT ISSUES

By Matt Cavallo As part of your divorce settlement, it may be agreed between you and your spouse that both of you will receive a marital share of your spouse’s retirement account, whether it be a pension, annuity, or some other account. After the stipulation of...

MODIFICATION OF CHILD SUPPORT

By Hope Tuber Once child support is established, the terms are normally placed in an agreement which is then used to facilitate your divorce. This separation agreement is a contractual obligation on the parties. Consequently, when entering into this agreement, you...

Using your Postponed Wedding to Your Advantage

By Regina M. Competiello, Esq. One of the biggest laments of engaged couples, whether it happened prior to or during the pandemic, is the unknown of their actual wedding plans. Some couples chose to push forward, trim down their guest lists and expectations and have...