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Law Offices Of David Bliven
Law Offices Of David Bliven
  • White Plains Office 19 Court Street
    Suite 206
    White Plains, 10601
  • Bronx Office 3190 Riverdale Avenue
    Suite 1
    Bronx, NY 10463

General Blog

  • By: David Bliven, Esq.
  • Published: August 11, 2021

Many people are unaware that domestic violence is NOT limited to disputes among married persons. Domestic violence can also occur between family members or intimate partners. In New York, the allegations may include (this is a non-exhaustive list): Assault, Harassment, Stalking & Disorderly Conduct. New York law was recently amended to allow for restraining orders or orders of protection to…Read More

  • By: David Bliven, Esq.
  • Published: August 10, 2021

Q: The mother of the child has an ACS case for domestic Violence against the father. The child is now 18 months and has been with the foster parent since she was 1 month old. The mother is homeless, has a drug addiction and performs sexual acts for money. Can you help please? A: David’s Answer: If the foster mother…Read More

  • By: David Bliven, Esq.
  • Published: August 3, 2021

Q: Spouse asked for divorce after 34 years. Been in an affair for awhile. A: If the house was bought during the marriage, then presumptively the answer is yes. Title doesn’t generally matter in a divorce – what matters generally is when the property was acquired. Schedule a consult with a Westchester Divorce attorney for a full assessment.Read More

  • By: David Bliven, Esq.
  • Published: August 2, 2021

Q: Attorney said ex wants me to sign paperwork @$1,250,000.00 life insurance policy that agreement requires him to maintain for me. That X made mistake and can’t be used for “that?” Purpose because X isn’t owner of policy? Solution proposed to me is allow X to divide $1,250,000.00 policy into smaller ones so X can cancel each policy after X…Read More

  • By: David Bliven, Esq.
  • Published: August 1, 2021

Q: I am not sure of an address because he is not willing to co-operate with giving any information. He does not want to sign the papers. We have been married for 18 years in NY state and separated for about 6 years. 2 children ages 19 and 14 no assets are involved. I also have limited resources so not…Read More

  • By: David Bliven, Esq.
  • Published: August 1, 2021

Q: My husband is a taxi driver and told me he has clients he takes to the casino. He has been doing it for 5 months and told me he stays at the guys house but instead he’s living with a another women divorced with a 12 year old kid. A: In NY, we have “no fault” divorce – so…Read More

  • By: David Bliven, Esq.
  • Published: June 27, 2020

Q: I’m 23 and going for my master degree now. My father has always been late on child support payments and they had to be garnished. Child support stopped when I was 21. I live in NY and he moved to Ohio with his new wife. A: Ultimately the child support was due to your mother. Even though there’s no…Read More

  • By: David Bliven, Esq.
  • Published: January 27, 2020

Q: Divorced July 2018. During the two year divorce proceedings X had left marital home in August 2016. Never paid bills exceeding $12,000.00 a month. Home was over 6000 square feet and my sister gave me money every month to help me and kids survive. Proof of money from my sister is in black and white. A: Child Support is…Read More

  • By: David Bliven, Esq.
  • Published: January 27, 2020

Q: I have 2 kids one 19(lives on campus) the other one 12, I pay child support for both $500 not court regulated just an agreement between me and their mom…a couple of months ago she asked for a notarized letter (I think she applied for welfare) in the letter she wanted me to write that I only pay $250…Read More

  • By: David Bliven, Esq.
  • Published: May 27, 2017

Lawyers fees vary widely. Lawyers are thus not like Doctors, or accountants, or plumbers in that way. Lawyers’ fees vary based on numerous factors, such as experience, where the office is located (you pay more for a lawyer whose office is in Manhattan or Westchester, for instance) as well as caseload. When a firm or individual lawyer carries too many…Read More

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