Recent Posts in litigation Category

  • How Do I Choose The Right Attorney?

    || 20-Feb-2017

    I am often asked if I am the “right attorney” for a case. There are so many attorneys available and most people don’t know who to call unless they have called based upon a referral. It is always hard to know if you are calling the best attorney to hire from a web page, when so many attorneys are advertising. Finding the “right attorney” can be a daunting task. I ...
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  • Tip of the Week

    || 13-Feb-2017

    Always treat a Judge and Court personnel with the utmost respect, as it will help you get your goals accomplished more easily. Your attorney always will know when and how hard to push an issue with a judge. Sometimes it is better to walk away to fight another day.
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  • Tip of the Week

    || 6-Feb-2017

    If you have court during the winter always plan ahead for parking and arrive early. Snowstorms often cause piles of snow and limit the amount of parking available at various courthouses. The earlier you arrive the more time you will have to locate parking and arrive on time for your court appearance.
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  • Tip of the Week

    || 30-Jan-2017

    If you are nervous about being in court it is always ok to bring a friend for emotional support. Whether you are appearing in Family Court or a Criminal Court sometimes waiting to hear about the unknown is the most stressful part. Having a friend with you can make the stress more manageable and let you have a second pair of ears and eyes to help you understand what your lawyer is doing and what is ...
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  • Tip of the Week

    || 23-Jan-2017

    If you have phone numbers or a calendar of events in your phone that you may need while in court, print out this information. Cell phones are not allowed in the courtrooms and as such if the information is printed out you won’t have to worry about asking for permission to use a phone, which may be denied. It is always better to have the information accessible and not need it than need it and ...
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  • Tip of the Week

    || 16-Jan-2017

    Always bring a pen and paper to court. You will more than likely be writing down dates for schedules or court dates that will occur in the future. This simple measure will save money from having to call your attorney’s office and will ensure that you don’t miss your next court date.
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  • Tip of the Week

    || 9-Jan-2017

    If you are scheduled to sit in court for a prolonged period of time such as a trial bring an extra sweater or wear a suit jacket. Most courtrooms are kept on the cooler side and when you are sitting for significant periods of time without being able to move around many people get cold.
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  • Tip of the Week

    || 3-Jan-2017

    If you have retained an attorney on a criminal case always arrive early for Court. Most Judges will call privately retained attorneys before all other cases.
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  • Tip of the Week

    || 27-Dec-2016

    Always keep your attorney notified of any changes in your address or phone number. If you don’t you might miss important messages from the court as well as your attorney regarding changes in your court date or information.
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  • Tip of the Week

    || 19-Dec-2016

    Always write down your court date while you are in court. Things happen fast in the courtroom, but you will always be given the opportunity to write the next date down. If you miss the next court date because you forgot or made a mistake the consequences could be serious enough so that you would lose the case or have a warrant issued for your arrest.
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  • What is a PINS petition and how are they handled in family court?

    || 11-Oct-2013

    Ask any parent in the state of New York and they will tell you that being a parent is no easy task. Most parents encounter the usual amount of disobedience from their children with situations such as refusing to clean their room and talking back to a parent. But when this disobedient behavior escalates to skipping school repeatedly or physically abusing an adult figure, then that child quickly ...
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