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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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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.

Understanding Your Legal Rights with Staten Island Child Visitation Lawyers

One of the most challenging elements of many marriage dissolution cases is child custody, visitation, and support. New York as has established a standard for addressing child custody issues in divorce and paternity cases. New York Family Courts are to utilize a standard that examines what is in the best interests of a child in custody proceedings of all types.

The best interest of the child standard necessitates a close examination of specific facts in a particular case. For example, when ascertaining what is in the best interests of a child, the court examines the living situations of the parents. The court looks at which parent traditionally provided primary care for the child. The court also considers the physical, mental, and emotional health of the parents and the child.

As noted, the best interests of a child standard is applied in any type of custody proceeding in New York. This includes proceedings associated with establishing a custody order, enforcing a custody order, and altering or amending a custody order

Legal and Physical or Residential Custody

Custody under New York law comes in two forms. First, legal custody is the right or ability of a parent to make material life decisions on behalf of a minor child. These include decisions associated with matters like religion, healthcare, and education.

Physical or residential custody represents the right or ability of a parent to provide a residence for a minor child. The parent not designated as the primary residential custodian of a minor child is entitled to visitation or parenting time. Visitation of parenting time should be on a regular and reasonable basis.

Temporary Custody and Visitation Order

The first step in the child custody process is the establishment of legal and physical custody during the pendency of divorce proceedings. At the commencement of a divorce case, a number of motions for temporary orders are filed with the court. They can be filed by both parties to a divorce case. A key order is one establishing custody and parenting time or visitation during the course of divorce proceedings. Visitation rights are included in the temporary custody order

A temporary custody order remains in force until the final divorce decree is issued by the court. Oftentimes, the arrangement set forth in a temporary order carries forth into the final custody order included in a divorce decree.

Final Custody and Visitation Order

At the conclusion of a divorce proceeding, or paternity case, a final custody order is issued by the court. The content of a final custody order can be the result of negotiation between the parties and a settlement agreement. It can also be the result of a hearing before the court and the judge making decisions pertaining to the custody and visitation in a divorce case. No matter the route the development of a custody order takes, the determination must be in compliance with the previously discussed standard of what is in the best interests of a child. Again, visitation is part of the order.

Enforce Visitation

If a parent fails to comply with a visitation order handed down by the court, a parent has the ability to seek judicial enforcement of a visitation order. This is accomplished by filing a motion with the court.

Typically, the court will hold a hearing on the accusations contained in the motion. The court will issue an order enforcing the existing custody arrangement. In addition, the court has the ability to sanction a parent for violating a visitation order.

Retain Legal Representation in a Visitation Matter

If you face a visitation issue, you need to be proactive in retaining the professional assistance of an experienced Staten Island child visitation lawyer. Counsel will schedule an initial consultation at no charge to you in most situations.

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