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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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Clients can use our portal to track the status of their case, stay in touch with us, upload documents, and more.

Regardless of the type of situation you're facing, our attorneys are here to help you get quality representation.

We can setup consultations in person, over Zoom, or over the phone to help you. Bottom line, we're here to help you win your case.

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Meet Todd Spodek


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.

Staten Island and Separation Lawyers

Separation law, just like divorce law falls under family law. It dictates the rules, procedures, and requirements that partners in a marriage must adhere to if they do not wish to live together but still don’t want to bring their marriage to an end. These laws vary broadly and from state to state, and not all states recognize them. However, those that accept legal separation such as Staten Island provide that partners in the marriage must enter a legal agreement that gives a way forward if their separation leads to divorce. Such agreement should touch on the division of property, which delves into the assignment of property, finances and debts, and spousal support that highlights child custody and support. Such agreements are not only recognized by courts in Staten Island but are also enforced by the law.

Advantages of Legal Separation

Though it may have some few disadvantages, the advantages of this kind of agreement way outweigh the cons. To start with, once you have it, both of you must understand that you no longer want to live together. This way, one of the partners cannot later allege that they were abandoned. Secondly, legal separation is a sign that you have agreed to consider your relationship to have ended, giving the actual date it came down. This gives both parties clarity and confidence. The agreement is also flexible since you are liberty to include anything you want.

Legal agreement also has several financial benefits such as the tax benefit when one is paying spousal support. It is possible to claim those payments as deduction during tax time. This is possible only if such fees are a part of the legal separation agreement. Therefore, it means that being separated without a legal contract does not qualify one to claim spousal support payments during tax time.

It enables a partner to retain several marital benefits such as medical health cover – if you are covered under your partner’s medical health insurance. It also allows one to continue filing income taxes as a married couple rather than as a single. Legal separation enables the separating couple to keep being married for ten years even though they had only married for a period less than that. This way one can take advantage of their partner’s social security.

This form of agreement protects one from being personally liable for any debts that your partner may acquire during the time you are separated, as long as you both live in an equitable distribution state. However, this privilege is not acknowledged by the law if you are living in a community property state.

Another financial advantage of legal separation in Staten State is that it outlines issues touching on joint accounts. Majority of couple own joint accounts, and with a legal separation agreement, it can be determined if any of the partners still have access to the joint accounts. If you wish, at the time of drafting the contract, you can decide to have your joint bank accounts dissolved and everyone to open their own using their names.

Why you need a Lawyer

Drafting a legal agreement is not everyone’s cup of tea, as there are many nuts and bolts that law-novice couples may not be aware of. A lawyer will clarify every procedural point in clear and comprehensible language. In the end, you will both be sure that your case will hold waters during divorce filling.

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It was my good fortune to retain Spodek Law Group for representation for my legal needs. From the beginning, communication was prompt and thorough. Todd, Kenneth and Alex were the first people I worked with and they all made me feel comfortable and confident that the team was going to work hard for me. Everything was explained and any concerns...

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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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