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Faced 5+ Years in Prison

People Vs Joseph Amico

Covered by NYDaily News. Las Vegas man accused of threatening a prominent attorney and making vile remarks.

Faced 10+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Anna Sorokin

Covered by New York Times, and other outlets. Fake heiress accused of conning the city’s wealthy, and has an HBO special being made about her.

Faced 3+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Genevieve Sabourin

Accused of stalking Alec Baldwin. The case garnered nationwide attention, with USAToday, NYPost, and other media outlets following it closely.

Faced Potential Charges

Ghislaine Maxwell Juror

Juror who prompted calls for new Ghislaine Maxwell trial turns to lawyer who defended Anna Sorokin.

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The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

Todd Spodek is a second generation attorney with immense experience. He has many years of experience handling 100’s of tough and hard to win trials. He’s been featured on major news outlets, such as New York Post, Newsweek, Fox 5 New York, South China Morning Post, Insider.com, and many others.

In 2022, Netflix released a series about one of Todd’s clients: Anna Delvey/Anna Sorokin.

Why Clients Choose Spodek Law Group

The reason is simple: clients want white glove service, and lawyers who can win. Every single client who works with the Spodek Law Group is aware that the attorney they hire could drastically change the outcome of their case. Hiring the Spodek Law Group means you’re taking your future seriously. Our lawyers handle cases nationwide, ranging from NYC to LA. Our philosophy is fair and simple: our nyc criminal lawyers only take on clients who we know will benefit from our services.

We’re selective about the clients we work with, and only take on cases we know align with our experience – and where we can make a difference. This is different from other law firms who are not invested in your success nor care about your outcome.

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We are available 24/7, to help you with any – and all, challenges you face.

Long Island Legal Separation Lawyer

Legal Separation in Long Island
Married couples are permitted to file for legal separation in New York. A legal separation allows couples to stay legally married but live in different dwellings. A legal separation will cover the same issues that are covered during a divorce. However, unlike a divorce, couples remaine legally married, so they are not able to get remarried.

A separation agreement is a legal contract between two spouses that covers a wide range of issues such as child custody, child support, visitation rights, and spousal maintenance. In addition, a separation agreement can also divide property that the couple bought during the marriage. The agreement, which is also known as a separation memorandum, is taken to the County Clerk in the county where couple resides. When spouses have been in a separation agreement for one year, either individual may file for a no-fault divorce.

Legally, separation means a husband and wife will no longer coexist. The separation agreement is what states all the conditions and terms of the separation. For a separation agreement to be valid, spouses must both sign the written agreement before a public notary. The date the legal document is signed and notarized is the day the separation agreement goes into effect.

Complaint for Legal Separation
When an individual files a complaint for a legal separation, it will include a court summons. In addition, the complaint document will include the spouses and children’s ages and full names. When a spouse files a complaint for legal separation, the complaint will be served to the other spouse by a process server. The date of the marriage and separation will also be included in a complaint, and a statement will also need to be included that states the grounds for separation.

The law in New York has grounds for a legal separation, which are:

  • Imprisonment for more than three years
  • Adultery
  • Abandonment
  • Inhumane treatment
  • Failure to provide sufficient support

An individual can also file for a judgement of separation, which is done through the New York Supreme Court. A judgement of separation is based on the same fault grounds as a divorce, but failure to provide support is ground for a legal separation but not a divorce. It is important to remember that the process of divorce will not automatically start after the one year legal separation period. If an individual wants to file for divorce after one year, he or she will have to do so in court.

Residency Requirements
In New York, if one spouse is a resident when the legal separation occurs, there is a residency requirement of two years. When the spouses were married in New York and one is a resident, the time is reduced to one year. Furthermore, when both spouses are residents of New York when the legal separation was filed, there will not be a time limit.

Legal separation is a difficult decision, but sometimes it is the best decision for two individuals who don’t want to live together anymore. If a couple goes through a divorce, one spouse may lose access to health insurance coverage because insurance companies are not required by law to keep an ex-spouse on a health coverage plan. In addition, because there is so much at stake when couples decide to separate, a legal separation agreement will protect both individuals. It is also notable that a legal separation agreement can also protect spouses from one another’s actions during a legal separation. If one spouse makes bad financial decisions during a legal separation, the other spouse will not share any responsibility if there was a legal separation agreement.

A Long Island divorce attorney can provide more information about legal separation agreements. Because the process can be tedious, it is advised to seek guidance from a skilled attorney who has experience with legal separation agreements.

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