Blog Posts in January, 2014

  • Case overloads in family law court present various problems

    || 27-Jan-2014

    The New York State Bar Association plans on lobbying for the creation of 20 new Family Court judgeships to be created across the state. As caseloads in family courts appear to be large, there appears to be a need to for judicial resources for families litigating matters in court in hopes for a solution. A chairperson of the state bar task force feels such efforts have been overlooked "and it ...
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  • New York woman accused of drunk driving, crashing into car

    || 24-Jan-2014

    In New York, a conviction on a drunk driving charge could mean a suspended license and jail time, not to mention the impact to an individual's personal and professional life. Various circumstances could make the penalties more severe. Following a recent car accident in Clay, a 50-year-old woman now faces allegations of drunk driving and other traffic violations. Four people were injured in the ...
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  • Eliot Spitzer, Silda Wall end marriage with uncontested divorce

    || 17-Jan-2014

    Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and his wife, Silda Wall, have filed divorce papers. The two reportedly settled all of their divorce matters outside of court in the uncontested divorce. The couple, who had been married for 26 years, announced that they were breaking up in December. In most cases, uncontested divorces are more beneficial for individuals than contested divorces. Uncontested ...
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  • Dozens of people arrested in Dutchess County impairment crackdown

    || 10-Jan-2014

    According to a recent report, 77 people were arrested in Dutchess County between Dec. 13 and Jan. 1 for a variety of traffic violations and other accusations. This was part of a crackdown on impaired driving by agencies across the county. Police say that many people were arrested for impaired driving, some of them facing felonies. However, during the course of their investigations and traffic ...
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  • Many parents not receiving child support payments owed

    || 6-Jan-2014

    Sadly, there is a significant difference between what parents are ordered to pay in child support and what money is actually received by the custodial parent. Congressional research data revealed that in 2011 only 2.7 million of 7.1 million custodial parents with child support orders received the amount of child support that they were supposed to have received. This still appears to be a greater ...
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