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Atty. Perez Defends High-Profile Money Laundering Case

Attorney H. Benjamin Perez of H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C. is defending a high-profile money laundering case in New York City involving the top executives of one of Honduras’ largest ...
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What Are The Grounds For Divorce In New York?

Currently, the state of New York follows 'no-fault' divorce laws which allow a couple to pursue divorce without showing misconduct in the marriage or getting separated first. A no-fault ...
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Supreme Court Rules Same-Sex Marriage Legal Nationwide

On June 26 th, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled – in an incredibly narrow 5 to 4 vote – that same-sex couples have the right to marry all across the country. The ruling will ...
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DUI arrest at a police checkpoint

A DUI conviction, even a first offense, can cost thousands of dollars and seriously disrupt a person's life. Many people arrested for DUI are done so at a police or highway patrol checkpoint. A ...
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Helping Your Children Through Divorce

Divorce is very hard on everyone involved. This is especially true with children. Though we all hope that they will adjust just fine, it does come with many challenges, depending on their ages. When ...
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Disputing Child Custody: Who Should Get Your Children

Divorce is very hard on everyone involved, especially when there are children involved. Child custody can make divorce proceedings last longer than necessary. Many parents fight very hard over their ...
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Sexual Offenses in NYC

Sex offense charges are extremely serious and can include date rape charges, prostitution, sexual assault, lewd and lascivious acts and public sexual indecency to name only a few. While most sex ...
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Mail Fraud

People who are accused of mail fraud often don't realize the seriousness of this charge. Since the United States Postal Service is a federal agency, someone who commits a crime using the mail may ...
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Obtaining Orders of Protection in New York

An order of protection is a legal document protecting you from an abuser. You can request an order of protection if you are a victim of abuse or are afraid of being abused. An attorney, domestic ...
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Understanding the challenges of asset division

There are two main aspects of divorce that can be contentious: Child custody Asset division While most people view child custody as the most difficult topic on which two married persons may have to ...
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Child Custody: The Difference Between Legal Custody and Physical Custody

Child custody can be a difficult topic for parents to discuss. Before appearing in New York family court, it is imperative that both parties understand the definitions of legal custody and physical ...
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How to Find the Best NYC Divorce Lawyer

Divorce can be stressful, and it's hard to know what to do when you're under stress. That's understandable, but what happens in your divorce can impact the rest of your life, and it's ...
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Important Paperwork for Child Custody Cases

Are you seeking custody of your children? If you are considering filing a child custody case with the court then there are a few important things to prepare and take with you to your hearings. Family ...
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Noticeable Shift in Child Custody Decisions

Twenty years ago men had difficulty obtaining equal child custody and visitation rights in court because the courts innately favored the mother and her gender roles. While the courts have always ...
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The Do's and Don'ts of DUI

We all know that being pulled over by an officer for suspected DWI/DUI can be nerve-wrecking. However, it is important that you remain focused and keep a few important "do's" and ...
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Criminal Defense Do's and Don'ts

After you are arrested for an alleged crime, there are certain actions you should take and others that you should definitely avoid. The steps you take now can have a major effect on the outcome of ...
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Top 10 Facts to Know When Filing for Divorce

Are you filing for divorce in the state of New York? If you so, you should be properly informed before moving forward with your divorce action. Our NYC divorce attorneys explain the "Top 10" ...
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Child Custody FAQ

What are the two main parts of child custody cases? When the court awards child custody there is a legal custody and physical custody that they are referring to. Legal custody is in reference to which ...
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New York Authorities Announce Major Gang Bust

New York police recently conducted one of the largest gang busts in the city's history, arresting dozens of men in a major sweep. Approximately 500 officers stormed the Manhattanville and General ...
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Man Arrested for Assaulting V. Stiviano

V. Stiviano burst onto the world stage recently when she allegedly released a recording which contained audio of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling ranting that he did not want her to bring ...
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Is an Online Romance Grounds for Divorce?

Throughout the years courts across the country have ruled that infidelity is sufficient grounds for divorce. In fact, in many pre-nuptial agreements infidelity is specifically cited as a critical ...
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Does A Divorce Case End If One Party Dies?

A New York judge has ruled that a widower cannot claim his wife's assets, approximately a year after she committed suicide. Aleida Veronica Bordas, a teacher and naval reservist, filed for divorce ...
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Radio Host Fraud Case Sent to Marital Court and Sealed from Public

A civil case, filed by the ex-wife of Guardian Angels founder, Curtis Sliwa, against him and his girlfriend, will be moved to divorce court as a result of a ruling by Manhattan's top civil judge. ...
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More Woes for Bronx Educators as Teacher Arrested for Giving Student Alcohol

A New York City teacher was arrested this week and charged with giving alcohol to a student. The 26 year-old suspect was arrested by officers with the New York City Police Department at about 6:00 pm ...
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Sherri Shepherd Divorce Filing Sets Stage for Complicated Proceedings

On Monday, host of the daytime talk show "The View", Sherri Shepherd, took the initial steps in ending her marriage to husband of three years Lamar Sally, filing divorce papers in New ...
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