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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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The Burning Questions People Have About Legal Separation

It is typically a sad event when a married couple decides that they no longer wish to be married to one another. It is something that most couples do not decide on lightly. This is why the courts are set up to make these decisions take some time before they actually go through. In other words, couples may decide to get divorced or separated, but they will have to take some time before it goes through.

Is Legal Separation Required Before Divorce?

Typically the answer to this question is no. The answer may differ though depending on the state in which one resides. The states all get to write their own rules regarding marriage and divorce. Some states have found it necessary to have a legal separation before they will agree to process a divorce. That being said, most do not have this requirement.

Legal separation and divorce are actually two different concepts in the law, and each has its own meaning. Knowing the difference is important for the couple who is considering getting a divorce in the near future.

The Difference Between Legal Separation And Divorce

The terms “legal separation” and “divorce” sound like they basically mean the same thing. It should not be surprising that people often have questions about what the difference is between the two things. Legally speaking, there is a difference.

A couple that gets a legal separation is not actually divorced. They remain married for legal purposes even though they are not actually living together anymore. They may choose to do this because they would like to have a trial period of being alone before they settle on actually getting divorced. Additionally, some prefer to be legally separated rather than divorced because of the matter of costs.

Divorce is the legal termination of a legal marriage. In this process, the couple is actually putting an end to their legal status as a married couple. Once the divorce has gone through the courts, the two parties are legally allowed to marry other people (or each other again) at any point down the road.

Trial Separation Vs. Legal Separation

Another question worth answering when it comes to separation involves the different types of separation that a couple may decide to pursue. Legal Zoom describes the difference between a legal separation and a trial separation. What they say about it is that a trial separation is an informal arrangement between both parties in the couple. It is when they live separately but do not seek court intervention in the matter.

Couples who pursue trial separation are not changing the legal status of their marriage, and they have no formal legal arrangement at all regarding anything to do with their finances or children. They are simply living apart to see what they want out of their marriage.

Legally separated couples have actually obtained a legal status from the courts. They still remain married, but the court has drawn legal guidelines for them regarding things such as the division of their property and the custody of their children.

Is This A Cheaper Option?

The answer to this question is essentially yes. It is often a lot less expensive to pursue a legal separation than it is to get a full on divorce. Of course, with a legal separation, the couple does not receive the benefit of no longer actually being married. In other words, the couple that gets a legal separation has to settle for the fact that they cannot be legally married to another person. Separation may be less costly, but it does come with strings attached.

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