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Steven Jon Levine, Esq.

attorney at law

How to Put a Smile on a Judge’s Face

It is easy to make a judge smile – just say the words, “Settled, Your Honor.” Contrary to popular opinion (and the content of TV lawyer programs), the main job of a judge is to resolve cases through settlement, not trial. Judges are principally engaged to assist...

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...

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...

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....