Blog Posts in 2014

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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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Man Arrested in Connection With Beating Death of Chinese Immigrant

Police recently announced that they have taken a suspect into custody in relation to the Friday, May 9 th beating death of an elderly man in East Village. 20 year-old Jamie Pugh was arrested Tuesday ...
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Writer Michael Wolff Files for Divorce without Informing His Wife

Biographer and USA Today media critic, Michael Wolff, recently filed for divorce from his wife, Alison Anthoine, after separating from her in 2009. But according to published reports, Wolff never ...
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Off-Duty NYPD Officer Allegedly Shot Man in 'Random' Act

A vicious attack in late April saw an off-duty New York City police officer allegedly shoot a motorist who was stopped at a light in Westchester County, six times. Now, the officer has been arrested ...
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Long Island Woman Charged with DUI and Child Endangerment after Crash

A Long Island woman has been arrested after she allegedly crashed her car, which contained her three children, into a telephone pole and then attempted to flee the scene. 30 year-old Sarah Knakal was ...
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Divorce of Donald and Shelly Sterling Could Greatly Complicate Clippers' Fate

Over the past couple of weeks the Donald Sterling saga has unfolded before the world's eyes. A lot has been said about the future of the Los Angeles Clippers and Sterling's potential to remain ...
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Credit Card Debt and Divorce in New York

Most people are familiar with the idea that a divorcing couple will split the marital assets during the divorce process. However, marital debts are not as glamorous as houses, cars, and other ...
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Marijuana Arrests in New York Down, But Still Elevated

Minor marijuana related arrests in New York City are down dramatically in recent years, and experts are attributing the drop to new policing tactics. But despite the drop, critics say that not enough ...
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Over 70 Arrested in Child Porn Bust

Over 70 people were arrested in a major child porn operation in New York this week, including seemingly respectable members of the community. Among the suspects are a police officer, an architect, a ...
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Russian Oligarch's Wife Awarded $4.8 Billion in Settlement - New Yorkers Take Notice

The New York Daily News is reporting that the ex-wife of Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev has been awarded $4.8 billion, in what is being called the largest divorce award in history. 47 year-old ...
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NYPD Detective Suing City Over False Arrest

In a truly bizarre case, one New York City police department officer is suing the city as a result of the actions of another officer. In 2011 NYPD Detective Joseph Oquendo fell asleep in his BMW at a ...
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New Study: Divorce Can Be Contagious

Often times it may seem as though the failure of one couple's marriage is quickly followed by announcements that other couples within their sphere of influence have also decided to call it quits. ...
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Scorsese Nephew Arrested on Heroin Charges

A nephew of legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese was arrested last week on drug related allegations. 39 year-old Frank Scorsese, who is the son of Martin Scorsese's brother, allegedly sold heroin ...
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