The Attributes of a Great Divorce Lawyer (i.e., “Good v. Great” )

By Chaim Steinberger (c) 2018 For several years I’ve been thinking about writing on the differences between a “good” lawyer and a “great” one. That is, many have written articles with titles like, “How to Pick a Divorce Lawyer” that try to help people select decent lawyers from among the poor ones. That doesn’t interest… read more

Always, Always, Always, Challenge an “Indicated” SCR Report of Abuse or Neglect

Always, Always, Always, Challenge an “Indicated” SCR Report of Abuse or Neglect: The standards are higher for a neglect finding at the administrative review or fair hearing (c) 2016 By Chaim Steinberger New York State has three independent, though interconnected, systems of dealing with parents accused of abusing or neglecting their children. First, there’s the… read more

Eternity with that “Bastard”?

Eternity With That “Bastard”? Who Says the Fun Has to Stop: Decades-old Family Feud Continues After Death In a decision issued two weeks ago, a judge was called on to decide whether a sister may disinter a decedent (a person who died), from where she was buried by her son in Queens, NY, to Jerusalem,… read more

Lying Lawyers? “I’m shocked, shocked!”

In Court this morning, opposing counsel said that he didn’t lie in his papers.  “I didn’t say I never signed it,” he claimed.  “I just said I didn’t remember signing it.  That’s something entirely different.” That was the basis for my motion for sanctions.  Based on his attempted deception of the Court. The judge looked… read more

Do Judges Know All the Law?

(c) 2016, Chaim  Steinberger, Esq. Many people think that a judge knows all the laws.  That they’re presented with issues, and like the oracle, pronounce the law, correctly, every time, from on up high. Unfortunately, our society, and the laws that govern us, are too complicated for any one person to know it all.  Moreover,… read more

Getting Even or Getting Ahead: Do divorce litigants want nasty lawyers or would they rather win?

(c) 2016 CHAIM STEINBERGER, P.C., By Chaim Steinberger Descending in the elevator from a meeting of the New York County Lawyers’ Association Matrimonial Law Committee, one lawyer asked a newer one, “Where are you working now?” She answered with the name of a prominent, well-known, scorched-earth firm. I bit my tongue as the conversation about… read more