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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.

If you have a legal issue, call us for a consultation.
We are available 24/7, to help you with any – and all, challenges you face.

Manhattan child custody lawyers

Throughout the state of New York, the Family Court is the competent jurisdiction in all matters of child custody. While it is always best to handle child custody disputes amicably, between the parents, in many cases, it simply becomes impossible for the legal guardians to satisfactorily work out a custody arrangement. At that point, the parents generally turn to the Family Court system.

In New York State, child custody law is mostly comprised of precedents set in the body of relevant case law. This makes this area of law practice quite complex and unusually subjective, as most rulings involve extensive interpretation of law by the presiding judge rather than a straightforward following of statutory language.

In addition to this, judges in Family Court are usually given unusually wide latitude in the decisions they hand down. This is due to the recognition that every case involving child custody is very unique. Because of this view of the child custody process requiring a high degree of subjectivity, appeals courts have traditionally given great respect to the decisions of Family Court judges. This means that, for all practical purposes, the ruling of a Family Court judge is absolute and final.

There are two broad categories of child custody. The first is physical, also known as residential custody. As the name implies, this is the custody granted to the parent with which the child primarily lives. In almost all cases, barring extreme disqualifying factors, the parent without physical custody will be permitted a regular visitation schedule to see the children. This may include the children staying at the non-custodial parents home, even multiple nights each week.

The second category of custody is legal custody. This primarily refers to a parent’s right to take part in decisions affecting the child’s well-being. The major decisions that usually fall under custodial consideration are those concerning religion, medical care and education. When parents are granted joint legal custody, this gives either parent absolute veto power over the other. Because this leads quickly to situations of deadlock in cases where the parents cannot get along with each other, the court will usually only award joint legal custody to parents who are on amicable terms.

This means that one parent is frequently denied legal custody. When this happens, it does not mean that the non-custodial parent has forfeited all rights to participate in their child’s upbringing. However, future major decisions will most often need to be routed through the Family Court. These issues can quickly become highly complex, and any parent facing them should always hire competent legal counsel.

What factors may affect the court’s decision on custody?

There are a large number of factors that the court takes into account when considering whether or not to grand a parent sole legal or physical custody. Some of these may include:

  • The parent has a serious mental disorder such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder,
  • one of the parents spends a great deal of time working and is unavailable most of the time to watch after the child,
  • there is any indication at all that the child has been neglected or abused by a parent
  • the parent has repeatedly interfered with court-issued orders or judgements or
  • the parent has been observed to have at-risk behaviors in the presence of or relating to the child.

These are just some of the factors that may decisively sway the judge in one direction or the other. However, this is a far from comprehensive list. You should always seek the counsel of an experienced attorney.

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After meeting with several law firms, I chose the Spodek Law Group not only for their professionalism and experience, but for the personal attention given to me right from the initial consultation. It is important to recognize how crucial having the right legal team is when faced with potentially life altering events that impact families and the lives of loved...

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