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" Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them..."

David Bruce

" Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet."

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" Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind."

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The Spodek Law Group is a premier, and top rated group of NYC family law attorneys. Few areas of law create more distress in life, than family and divorce law. Family law is a complicated process. It can be a result of parting from someone you love, but don’t wish to be with. It is a process filled with anxiety. It can involve losing your property, and custody of your children – and frankly, everything you’ve worked hard for. At the Spodek Law Group, we believe that even though divorce and family law is a complicated and stressful area of law – it shouldn’t mean the end of everything. By hiring the right law firm, you can start over – with a clean slate, and without stress.

Even though divorce, custody, property, and child support issues arise, the stress of them should not be made worse by incompetent family law attorneys. For that reason alone,  you want a divorce lawyer who gets it and is on your side. The Spodek Law Group is here to help you. Not only do we consider ourselves competent family law attorneys, we also are extremely flexible. It means, we offer flexible payment plans – and try to charge the lowest fees possible while offering extremely competent and top notch legal representation.

Dealing with joint legal custody and joint physical custody in family law issues

There are two types of child custody you have to be aware of: physical and legal custody.

Parents are typically granted physical custody if they are the parent the child shall live with. The parent is granted legal custody, if he/she will be responsible for making all major decisions on behalf of the child/children. Parents who are granted joint legal custody by the Court are expected to be amicable with each other and make joint decisions regarding all issues concerning the child. This is a shared responsibility regardless of which parent the child lives with. The parent who has legal custody over a minor is the parent that is going to be making all decisions concerning how the child is raised. If parents are awarded joint legal custody, then this means that both parents will have an equal right in making decisions concerning the welfare and upbringing of the child. If you are forced to share joint legal custody, then you have to take the other parents opinion into consideration when deciding the future of the child.

What’s Joint Physical Custody

The court, in most cases, doesn’t grant joint physical custody in NY family law issues. The parent that spends the most time with the child has physical custody, and the other parent has visitation. Issues concerning joint custody are usually remediated by a custody agreement signed in Court, which details the terms physical custody. The decision to open a case in Family Court, is one that should really think about. Working out issues of Custody and Visitation without the Court intervening are a great idea, if possible. It’s cheaper, faster, and more stress free. The Court process can be long and arduous, and for this reason alone we recommend that you – as parents – decide the fate of your child. When the judge is deciding who gets custody of the child, he/she will look at a number of things. The decision isn’t based on who has more money, or the sex of the mother/father. Typically, the judge will look at at what he/she believes is in the best interests of the child. The Judge might order a Court Ordered Investigation in order to gather more facts. In this situation, a Caseworker will visit the homes of both parents, and then write a report for the Judge. This report will describe what the homes of the parents are like, and the case worker will ask questions to the parents as well. The responses are then recorded and given to the judge. If there are possible mental health issues, then court might order a forensic evaluation as well.

 

The Judge will look at many things to make the determination of who will get Custody of the child. The decision should not be based on who has more money or the sex of the mother or father. The Judge will look at what he or she believes, after reviewing or hearing all of the relevant facts, what is in the Best Interests of the child in determining which party will get custody. The Judge may Order a Court Ordered Investigation where a Caseworker will visit the homes of both parents and write a report for the Judge. This report describes what the homes of the parents were like and records responses to questions answered by the parents and perhaps other individuals that may live in the home.  If there are possible mental health issues involved the Court might order a forensic evaluation. Here both parties will be evaluated by a forensic psychologist, and this psychologist will provide a report to the Court as well.    Finally, in a case where the child is able to express herself, the Court may appoint a Law Guardian to represent the child in a Custody proceeding. The law guardian’s job is to tell the Court what the child wants. Older children’s opinions in Custody cases are taken very seriously.

Thus, with so many variables, the outcome of a Custody case may be hard to predict.  Even though you think you may love your child more than the other parent this does not mean you are going to get Custody.  You should, however, file for Custody when you and the other parent cannot agree on what’s best for the child, or when you believe your children are being harmed or in danger of being harmed by the other parent. Finally, a custody or visitation petition can be filed when you want to find out what your rights are or at least get an official document from the Court establishing your rights.

What happens when the other parent does not pay attention to a court order?

You can bring a legal proceeding for violation of a Court Order and that violating parent could potentially be found in contempt of Court. For example in a custody matter, the violating parent could potentially be incarcerated for violation of a court order.  Repeated violations of Court Orders by a custodial parent could lead to a temporary or permanent change of custody.

Should I file a Family Offense petition to get an Order of Protection against my spouse?

My office takes domestic violence very seriously and I have successfully represented abused women and men in Family Offense proceedings.  Furthermore and unfortunately, there are times when someone is falsely accused of abuse and they are forced to go to court to fight their Order of Protection case.  I have won cases of this type and would be happy to help.

I can answer all other questions by a free phone consultation.  Please call me at 718 864 2011.

I also specialize in divorce actions and have great rates for simple divorces.

My divorce fees are currently:

  • Only $399 (plus the court fees you’d pay even if you were handling your divorce on your own) for an uncontested divorce involving no children and no property
  • Only $599 (plus court fees) for an uncontested divorce involving minor children and only $650 (plus court fees) for an uncontested divorce involving property

Though my fees are lower, my legal services come with the legal knowledge I’ve gained from 11 years of family law experience. Since 2002 I have assisted hundreds of clients affordably and efficiently complete their divorce, retain custody of their children, obtain needed spousal and child support and hold onto their homes, savings and family businesses. Do you have questions regarding:

  • Divorce? My services cost less than “document filers” yet, when you hire me, you get your questions answered and receive guidance and assistance at every step of the divorce process.
  • Prenuptial and cohabitation agreements? I work with straight and GLBT couples to create documents that protect both parties’ interests and are enforceable in the event of separation or death.
  • Property distribution? Be careful when you “buy peace” or “keep it simple” by agreeing to your spouse’s ideas and demands. I can work effectively and affordably to protect your rights to property, health insurance and ongoing support.
  • An alimony or child support modification? Support agreements are meant to reflect current needs. For this reason, courts are amenable to modifications that best serve the current interests and rights of both payers and payees.
  • Complex property? Though I have handled hundreds of uncontested divorces, I am also knowledgeable and skilled regarding the protection and division of businesses, investments and complex debt.
  • Child custody, including cases involving the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS)? I can facilitate negotiations and litigate disputes regarding child custody and have handled and appealed dozens of cases in which the ACS has been involved.

My legal services combine low fees with the seasoned, experienced representation needed to obtain the results you and your family need. To begin the process of affordably and fully achieving your family law goals, contact my Brooklyn, New York, office at 718-864-2011. Phone and in-office initial meetings are free. Or if you prefer, start by completing my short online divorce intake form.


Based on 362 reviews.
Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
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I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
2021-03-05
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My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
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Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
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Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
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I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
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Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
Verified
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
Verified
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!

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Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them enough.

~ David Bruce

Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.

~ Rowlin Garcia

Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.

~ Francis Anim

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