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Howard E. Knispel

Howard E. Knispel

  • Bankruptcy, Criminal Law, Divorce ...
  • New York
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Biography

Howard E. Knispel has been practicing law since 1989, having graduated from Eisenhower College of World Studies of the Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in International Politics in 1981 and New York Law School in 1988 with a Doctor of Jurisprudence.

Howard concentrates his practice to Divorce, Family Law, Bankruptcy, Criminal, Traffic and DWI, Real Estate and Wills. Howard has conducted numerous trials, both jury and non-jury. Howard has negotiated and settled hundreds of divorce, custody and support matters.

Howard has helped many people get out from crippling debt to get a fresh start. He has assisted many people experiencing criminal matters help get the possible outcome, including dismissals. As a former traffic prosecutor and Administrative Law Judge, has helped many cut through the tangle that is the traffic court and helped reduce points and save licenses. He has represented both purchasers and sellers of residential properties throughout the New York Metropolitan area.

If there is any legal issue you need assistance with, call Howard E. Knispel, who has the knowledge and experience to assist you.

Practice Areas
Bankruptcy
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Divorce
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Elder Law
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Zelle and Venmo accepted.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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Court of Appeals for the Armed Services
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Federal Circuit
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Federal Court of Claims
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Federal District Court, Eastern District
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Federal District Court, Southern District
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
County Attorney/Special Prosecutor
Suffolk County Traffic asnd Parking Agency
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Administrative Law Judge
New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission
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Education
New York Law School
J.D. (1988)
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Eisenhower College of Rochester Institute of Technology
B.A. (1981) | International Politics
Honors: Senior Class President. Editor:
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Awards
Peer Reviewed
Martindale-Hubbell Lawyers Service
Person of the Year
Smithtown Democratic Committee
Professional Associations
Smithtown Sunrise Rotary
Member
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Activities: Hospitality
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Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association
Member
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Suffolk County Bar Association
Member
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New York State Bar  # 2279156
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Defendant: It’s an open-and-shut case
Newsday
Speaking Engagements
Bankruptcy and Debt Settlement, How to Prevent a Financial Meltdown, Huntington, NY
Housing Help, Inc.
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Legal Answers
463 Questions Answered
Q. Can my kids mom take me for more child support, if the kids are 18 and 20 and the kids don’t work?
A: In New York, child support terminates at 21. However, in most cases, the amount of support is determined by your income. Only where the court determines you are under-employed would the court deviate. Talk to a local attorney.
Q. Annulment in NYS grounds? ideology sovereign citizen extremism
A: There are very specific grounds for an annulment (DRL 140). (a) Former husband or wife living (spouse is still married to another). (b) Party under age of consent.  (c) Party a mentally retarded person or mentally ill person.  (d) Physical incapacity.  (e) Consent by force, duress or fraud.  These grounds have further restrictions. It is much easier to simply get a no-fault divorce in NY, which only requires the marraige is irretreivably broken for at least 6 months.
Q. Is the divorce not finalized and is the permanent custody order not in place?
A: If there is a temporary order giving you custody, that should be sufficient to register the children in school. There is no final order as there is no divorce. You will need to file a motion to get the case in front of a Judge to get your divorce and final order if your husband will not sign the stipulation or other documents.
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Contact & Map
Howard E. Knispel, P.C.
354 Veterans Highway
Commack, NY 11725
Telephone: (631) 864-7589
Monday: 9:30 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed