Spyware in a Divorce Proceeding

In a severe rebuke of a husband’s conduct during a divorce proceeding, a Brooklyn Judge sanctioned him, striking his pleadings. The sanction was issued after it came to light that the husband had bugged his wife’s phone and listened in...

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Same-Sex Marriages and Immigration

Did you know that you are eligible to apply for Adjustment of Status when you marry a person of the same sex? Yes – as a spouse in a same-sex marriage, a foreign nationalist can receive a Green Card by...

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CRIMINAL HISTORY AND FALSE ARREST / POLICE BRUTALITY CLAIMS

FAQ: CRIMINAL HISTORY AND FALSE ARREST / POLICE BRUTALITY CLAIMS If I have a prior criminal history, am I prevented from filing a false arrest / police brutality /  lawsuit? Answer: No. There is no universal law that prevents anyone who has...

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A Shopper’s Rights When Detained by a Store

Q: Is my 4th Amendment right to protection from “Unreasonable Search and Seizure” violated by store security when they search my bag and require I show them my receipt? A: No, there exists no Constitutional 4th Amendment violation for this...

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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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