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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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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
- Current
Activities: Hospitality
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Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Suffolk County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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New York State Bar  # 2279156
Member
- Current
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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
241 Questions Answered
Q. Do I have to live w/ my spouse for a no-fault divorce in NYC?
A: The "no-fault" divorce statute requires a marraige to have been irretrevably broken for 6 months or more so you can not use those grounds prior to 6 months. It is irrelevant whether you live together or not. You should always have a stipulation of settlement to spell out the details of the divorce. Talk to a lawyer. Understand that to get an uncontested divorce without going before a judge, you will need his cooperation.
Q. So in new york does a spouse have rights to elective share of a home that was quit claim deeded once wife passes
A: A right of election gives a spouse a right to disregard a will provision and receive a share of the estate of a deceased spouse as if there was no will. This prevents a spouse from not providing for their legal spouse in a will.
Q. I have a visitation order and would like to know if the order applies to holidays as well.
A: If there is no provision for holiday visitation and no court order, then the regular schedule remains even during holidays.
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Contact & Map
Howard E. Knispel, P.C.
354 Veterans Highway
Commack, NY 11725
Telephone: (631) 864-7589