FAMILY LAW: PARENTHOOD IS NOT LIMITED TO A BIOLOGICAL CONECTION

In the recent cases of Matter of Brooke S.B. v. Elizabeth A. and Matter of Estrellita A. v. Jennifer D., the Court of Appeals legally recognized an expanded definition of “parenthood” in the State of New York. The Court of...

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Could This Be The End To DACA?

“To be or not to be”, is the question for many DACA recipients who seek Legal Permanent Resident Status but may be denied by Trump and Congress. As you are aware, DACA is on schedule to expire at the end...

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RELIGIOUS RESTRICTIONS CLAUSES IN A DIVORCE AGREEMENT AND THE DUE PROCESS

INTERPLAY BETWEEN RELIGIOUS RESTRICTIONS CLAUSES IN A DIVORCE AGREEMENT AND THE DUE PROCESS INTEREST RE: SELF EXPRESSION In the recent case of Weisberger v Weisberger 2017, NY Slip Opinion 06212, the Appellate Division 2nd Department overturned the lower court’s decision...

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What is a Stokes Interview?

What is a Stokes Interview? A Stokes Interview is an interview performed by USICS when immigration officers believe that the marriage between a United States Citizen and an Immigrant, legally in the county, is not Bona-Fide. Bona-fide means in good faith-without...

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Filing A Late Notice of Claim:

Filing A Late Notice of Claim: If you have been the victim of a false arrest, illegal search and seizure, or excessive use of force and intend to sue for damages, you must bear in mind the following requirement, i.e....

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Adjustment of Status is Not a Mystery

Adjustment of Status allows eligible applicants to become Legal Permanent Residents of the United States. Adjustment of Status, referred as AOS, allows an Immigrant who has no legal status in the US to become a Legal Permanent Resident, a Green...

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Criminal Cases Procedures

Oftentimes in criminal cases the defense counsel will not receive police reports, memobooks and other documentary evidence until the eve of the trial. To the layperson (and to defense counsel as well) this posture is counter-intuitive to the orderly process...

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