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Kevin Abessi

Kevin Abessi

Abessi Law
  • Divorce, Family Law, Business Law ...
  • New York
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Biography

Licensed in New York and New Jersey, Kevin Abessi is a heavily credentialed attorney with a background that is tailored to handle the challenges of family and business. As a client-facing professional with deep academic and professional exposures to finance and investment, Kevin and Abessi Law are well-equipped to handle the sort of financial and business matters that are often at play with matters pertaining to divorce, spousal/child support, contract negotiation, estate planning, and so much more. Abessi Law understands that facilitating legal services is about more than just lawyering, which is why it endeavors to be just as well known for the accessibility, fairness, integrity, and friendliness that it provides its clients. Contact the Firm for a complimentary, no-obligation consultation, and we'll see if Abessi Law is right partner for your needs.

Practice Areas
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Intellectual Property
    Trademarks
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    One free consultation per matter.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Payment due within 15 days.
  • Contingent Fees
    For areas in which contingent fees are the traditional arrangement.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    The Firm is determined to provide the best value possible with quality services at below-market fees.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 5774575
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
President
Abessi Law
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VP Operations
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President
Abessi LLC
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Consultant
Milliman
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Education
Union College
B.A. | English, Economics
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Albany Law School
J.D. | Business, Tax, Family, Estate, Torts, Civil Procedure, Criminal
Honors: cum laude
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Vanderbilt University
MBA | Business; Corporate Finance; Investment Management
Honors: Graduated with honor class rank
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Professional Associations
State Bar of New York
Member
Current
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State Bar of New Jersey  # 335422020
Member
- Current
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New York State Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Albany County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Lawyer Referral Service - Participant.
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Certifications
Financial Risk Manager
Global Association of Risk Professionals
Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst
CAIA
Websites & Blogs
Website
Abessi Law
Blog
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Legal Answers
11 Questions Answered
Q. I signed a contract stating I must give my employer 90 day notice. What are the legal repercussions if I leave before?
A: This sounds like a “Garden Leave Provision.” It’s not like you can be stopped from leaving, so the question is whether it’s enforceable, and if so, what are the damages they deserve for an employee breach of that particular demand. An attorney would probably need more context before assessing what the cost of a breach, if any, would be to you. If it ultimately proves enforceable, there may be ways to negotiate out of it in way that may not be costly and ultimately leaves all parties happy.
Q. I recently moved to NJ from NY and do not meet the residency requirements for divorce in NJ, looking to file in NY
A: I'd refer you to Domestic Relations Law Section 230 for the residency requirements: DRL 230: Required residence of parties. An action to annul a marriage, or to declare the nullity of a void marriage, or for divorce or separation may be maintained only when: 1. The parties were married in the state and either party is a resident thereof when the action is commenced and has been a resident for a continuous period of one year immediately preceding, or 2. The parties have resided in this state as husband and wife and either party is a resident thereof when the action is commenced and has been a resident for a continuous period of one year immediately preceding, or 3. The cause occurred in the state and either party has been a resident thereof for a continuous period of at least one year immediately preceding the commencement of the action, or 4. The cause occurred in the state and both parties are residents thereof at the time of the commencement of the action, or 5. Either party has been a resident of the state for a continuous period of at least two years immediately preceding the commencement of the action. If you're committed to filing in New York and are confirmed to have not yet met the residency requirements, then you obviously have run into a problem here. Otherwise, you may want to consider filing in New Jersey, provided you're open to that alternative.
Q. I got my 10 year green card end of November 2020, if I get divorced now can it cause immigration issues?
A: The answer to your question may come down to the extent to which each party is acting in good faith or bad faith. While it is impossible for an attorney to give you a fully confident answer based on the limited facts, if you have behaved in an honest fashion with respect to this marriage, and your husband has, for example, been abusive or has otherwise created a hardship for you, then you should be on solid legal footing. Of course, your husband may spitefully lie to authorities as far as your motives go. However, if you can successfully overcome those lies, then his tactics could actually backfire against him and give you a significant advantage in the divorce process. Again, it would be irresponsible to give you an answer here without more context regarding your green card, the marriage, the circumstances leading up to the divorce, etc. But if you have been acting as sincere, honest, and upstanding individual all this time, then there's little reason to believe that you would run into trouble with USCIS authorities who are appropriately applying agency rules and guidelines. Character goes a long way in these matters.
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Abessi Law
Franklin Lakes, NJ, USA
Toll-Free: (800) 370-0830
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Abessi Law
SUITE 102
SUITE 102
502 HAMBURG TURNPIKE
Suite 102
Wayne, NJ 07470
Toll-Free: (800) 370-0830
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Abessi Law
50 Main St
Suite 1000
White Plains, NY 10606
Toll-Free: (800) 370-0830
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Abessi Law
300 Great Oaks Blvd
Suite 300
Albany, NY 12203
Toll-Free: (800) 370-0830
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: The Firm may be available outside stated business hours. Any messages left with the office will be promptly returned.