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Steven Jon Levine, Esq.

attorney at law

Is a collaborative divorce best for you?

In a collaborative divorce, the objective is for clients and their lawyers to negotiate a fair and equitable settlement, without the participation of the court.  The emphasis is upon complete and voluntary disclosure of financial and other information and resolution...

Surviving Divorce

What happens after divorce can be as stressful as the actual divorce. Sudden isolation, possible financial problems, coping with new relationships and efforts to “protect” children from the consequences of divorce may make you feel as if you will never regain control...

Selecting Your Lawyer

Selecting a competent and ethnical lawyer to represent you in a separation or divorce, requires the exercise of good judgment at the very time judgment may be clouded by emotional distress. In some instances, it may be desirable to bring a trusted family member or...

Organizing For Divorce

Organizing for divorce will result in a more successful initial meeting with your attorney. Before your meeting, gather information and papers relating to your marital and employment history and copies of any Court Orders and prenuptial or post-nuptial agreements. The...

Child Support

There are legislative guidelines for child support based on the premise that both parents share responsibility to support their children. The court may apply a numerical formula to determine the level of child support to be paid by the parent who does not have...

Where there’s a Will

If your child was entering kindergarten about the time you last executed a Will and has been shaving for several years, it’s probably time to review your estate plan. The preparation of a Will doesn’t cost much and can save your estate big bucks in the long run....

Your child comes first

In a separation or divorce, the basic rule is: Your Child Comes First. Here are a few coping strategies: Both parents should explain to the child that each parent’s love for the child is absolute and that the child will have a continuing relationship with...

Counsel and expert fees in matrimonial actions

It is essential that you discuss the terms of your lawyer’s compensation during the first consultation. Engaging an attorney without initially establishing the financial relationship may lead to misunderstanding, particularly where a family law problem is involved....

The collection of maintenance and child support

The collection of maintenance and child support may be more dfficult than actually obtaining the relief. An income execution may be issued by the attorney for the creditor-spouse against a person who has defaulted in payment of maintenance or support. An employer (or...

Divorce Mediation

The objective of divorce mediation is to enable parties to resolve issues without resort to litigation.  Mediation is a cooperative approach to resolve specific issues such as custody, access, spousal and child support and the division of property. In mediation, the...