London Times: Crisis Brings Out The Best In New York’s Lawyers

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When times are hard, the beautiful side of people tends to surface. I had the good fortune to speak with Amber Melville-Brown for her article in the London Times about the many ways New York’s lawyers are working to help people during this crisis.
My firm, Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, jumped into action by creating a task force of attorneys and lobbyists to help our clients apply for various SBA stimulus packages. We worked long hours deciphering new law and researching the issues for the greater good.
Many other lawyers throughout the city have worked tirelessly for their clients during this time – and that includes the entire court system that has jumped to embrace a world of technology that we never thought possible.

Morghan Richardson, a partner at Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, says that “up to now, there has been a divide between tech-savvy attorneys and those stuck on how they have always done it.

“But technology is now showing the valuable connections that we can bring to the table by evolving.”

Read more at the link (Crisis brings out the best in New York’s lawyers: From offering assistance to frontline health workers to supporting small businesses trying to get loans, attorneys are stepping up — despite the challenges).

Have a shout-out to a lawyer going above and beyond during this time? Post it in the comments and let’s share some positive vibes today. 

Financial Infidelity Poll: Financial Cheating On The Rise

Have you ever suspected your partner of financial two-timing?

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According to CreditCards.com’s latest financial infidelity poll, 44% of those surveyed are hiding a checking, savings or credit card account from their partner, have secret debt or are spending more than their partner would think was OK.

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Four Things That Will Double The Cost Of Your Divorce (And How To Avoid Them!)

Nothing runs up your legal fees in divorce faster than urgent phone calls and late night emails to your lawyer. Dialing your lawyer about custody or possible arrest is reasonable. But some things are not urgent: your blender is not an important part of your divorce (even if it is a “Vitamix”).

But your world is turned upside down right now! That’s why you hired a lawyer – to guide you with pragmatic and unemotional response to your life drama. Here are my top 4 tips that will keep your legal fees in check:

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Vlog: New York Alimony and Child Support Basics

Vlog: New York Alimony and Child Support Basics

This Vlog is a short chat about the basics of Alimony (called “maintenance” in New York) and child support under the statutory framework. Keep in mind that these are quick explanations of complicated areas that have many exceptions. But I give you the basic run-down on what we are talking about when looking at maintenance and child support figures – a good starting point before any deviations or exceptions!

Questions? Feel free to join in the comments or send me an email.