Child Custody & Support Law
In the case of divorce, generally, the court having jurisdiction of the divorce proceedings also determines who shall have custody of children from the marriage. The parents of a child born within a marriage both have equal custody rights to the child and it is up to the court, which is normally the state court (as in most family matters), that determines the outcome. Child support is determined by two factors: the needs of the child or children and the parent's ability to pay. The amount of child support, whether agreed to by the parties or ordered by a judge, can be modified as the child's needs or parent's ability to pay change. A skilled New York City Family law attorney or a NYC Divorce lawyer can be exceptionally helpful in these areas.
Civil Rights Law
The United States constitution gives citizens certain fundamental and inalienable rights called civil rights. They are the rights of personal liberty guaranteed to every U.S. citizen, regardless of race, religion, sex, age or disabilities. Some of these rights include freedom of speech, press, assembly, the right to vote, freedom from involuntary servitude, and the right to equality in public places. Discrimination according to a persons’ race, sex, religion, age, previous condition of servitude, physical limitation, national origin and in some instances sexual preference is prohibited. The existence of civil rights is recognized internationally through different agreements and the protection of civil rights is essential to the American way of life. If you believe that your civil rights have been violated contact a skilled New York Civil Rights attorney.
Whether on a small project for an individual homeowner, or for a major commercial developer, construction workers must deal with some of the most dangerous working conditions faced by employees in any industry. As a result, serious work-related injuries at construction sites occur with an unfortunate frequency.
Despite important efforts to deal with the challenge of construction site safety, accidents occur and will undoubtedly continue to occur, due to both the nature of the work itself and the variety of hazards faced by construction workers. These hazards can include falls from scaffolds and other elevations, being struck by moving or falling machinery, electrocution, health hazards resulting from exposure to asbestos and chemicals or injuries caused by defective or unreasonably unsafe construction equipment.
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a construction accident, the first step in your legal recovery is to meet with an experienced New York City Accident or Personal Injury attorney to discuss the situation.
Copyright law is concerned with preserving the “writings” of authors. As technology has expanded, so has the definition of writings; this term now ranges from architectural design to graphic arts to sound recordings.
Copyright Law covers works such as:
• Books • Cartoons • Architectural Design • Computer Software
• Internet Material • Drawings • Graphic Arts • Graphic Animation
• Plays • Poems • Paintings • Photographs • Musical Works
A copyright gives the owner the exclusive right to reproduce, distribute, perform, display, or license his or her work. Under current law, works are covered whether or not a copyright notice is attached and whether or not the work is registered.
If you have any copyright issues, it is best to seek the advice
of a skilled New York City Copyright Law attorney.