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If You Want to Win Your Divorce Case, You Need a Divorce Lawyer Who Focuses on Financial Details

If You Want to Win Your Divorce Case, You Need a Divorce Lawyer Who Focuses on Financial Details
To achieve a successful outcome in divorce – whether through negotiation, motion practice, or trial – a divorce lawyer must carefully focus on financial details. Bank account records, credit card statements, pay stubs, 1099 forms, income tax returns, retirement records, account summaries, cancelled checks, and other financial information and materials must be thoroughly examined and understood. At my law firm, financial records are subjec Read more »

Federal Court in Brooklyn Denies School District’s Motion to Vacate Age Discrimination Verdict

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After a two week trial, a jury in Brooklyn, New York, returned a unanimous verdict in favor of a 47-year-old special education teacher who claimed that the Mattituck-Cutchogue Union Free School District terminated his employment on account of his age.  Last week, District Court Judge Joseph F. Bianco (United States District Court, Eastern District) rejected the School District’s bid to set aside the verdict.  Judge Bianco ruled that the... Read more »

July, 2013 Discrimination Law Update: New York Courts Buck the National Trend with Decisions that Enhance Workplace Protection under NYCHRL

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Although we have just approached the midpoint of 2013, it is already apparent that this year will long be remembered for its paradigm-shifting changes in civil rights law. On the federal level, there has been an alarming rollback of civil rights protections. The U.S. Supreme Court’s curtailment of voting rights has been particularly painful for discrimination lawyers.  On June 25, 2013, the website The Daily Beast characterized the... Read more »

New York Appellate Court Affirms Award of Custody Without a Trial

Contested custody disputes are, without question, the most stressful of all family law cases. In every custody dispute, each parent faces the daunting prospect that a complete stranger will decide, based on limited information, the role that he or she will have in the life of their child. In New York – as in other states – both parents have presumptively equal rights to seek custody, regardless of their gender.... Read more »

Parent’s Willingness to Encourage and Facilitate Relationship Between Child and Other Parent is a Significant Factor in Custody Determination

Marc A. Rapaport In New York, the adjudication of custody disputes often entails a years-long process involving multiple court appearances, appointment of attorneys to represent the subject children, and temporary orders. In many cases, the behavior the parties while the custody case is pending provides valuable information to the court about which parent is better suited to serve as the custodial parent. One factor that courts consider... Read more »