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Jon Michael Probstein
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FORECLOSURES IN FEDERAL COURT
The common practice in New York is to start a mortgage foreclosure action in the appropriate county New York State Supreme Court; however, in the past several years, many legal commentators have written about the use of the federal court system as a forum t...

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TENANT HARASSMENT IN NYC
"It is illegal for building owners to force tenants to leave their apartments or surrender their rights. If you are a tenant in an apartment in the City who is being harassed by your landlord, you can get information and help.  If you are a low income tenan...

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LANDLORD TENANT - MAKING THE RIGHT ARGUMENT TO VACATE DEFAULT
Wasserman v. KWIECINSKI, 2017 NY Slip Op 50112 - NY: Appellate Term, 2nd Dept. 2017: "Upon tenant's failure to appear or answer in this holdover proceeding, the District Court awarded landlord possession. Thereafter, tenant moved to open her default, arguin...

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GETTING A JUDGMENT IS EASY - ENFORCING IT IS HARD
4720 15th AVE. LLC v. Jacobson, 2017 NY Slip Op 30318 - NY: Supreme Court 2017: "Plaintiff, 4720 15th Avenue LLC ("Plaintiff"), moves, pursuant to CPLR 2308, for an order of contempt against defendant, Dr. Lawrence Jacobson ("Defendant"), for his violation ...

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STANDBY GUARDIANSHIP
This is from today's email from Nassau Suffolk Law Services and demonstrates one of the circumstances this document can be helpful: "In another case, just a week before passing, the
mother of a young child was able to draft a designation of standby guardia...

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WHEN PARENTS LOSE CUSTODY TO OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS
MATTER OF HUNTE v. Arnold, 2017 NY Slip Op 1203 - NY: Appellate Div., 2nd Dept. 2017: "In these child custody proceedings, the father of the subject child
and the child's maternal aunt both filed petitions for sole custody. The
Family Court granted the ma...

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FREE SENIOR LAW CLINIC TODAY
The next Senior Clinic is scheduled for today 9:30-11am at the Nassau
County Bar Association, 15th and West Streets, Mineola, NY 11501. I will be one of the volunteer lawyers.

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DIVORCE - WHEN SEPARATE PROPERTY BECOMES MARITAL PROPERTY
Brown v. Brown, 2017 NY Slip Op 1175 - NY: Appellate Div., 2nd Dept. 2017: "The proceeds from an action to recover damages for personal injuries are considered separate property ( see Domestic Relations Law § 236[B][1][d][2]; Chamberlain v Chamberlain, 24 A...

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FREE CLINIC AT NASSAU COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
I
will be volunteering today, Monday March 13, at the Nassau County
Bar Association's free clinic for Mortgage Foreclosure, Bankruptcy and
Superstorm Sandy issues, from 3pm to 6pm. For more information, contact Nassau County Bar Association, 15 th and W...
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