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DUI and DWI explained for New York State

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This article is made for better understanding DUI and DWI in the New York State. If you are facing those charges you can better understand them before contacting Lawyers For DWI or DUI. A DWI refers to when a driver is intoxicated; that is, when his or her blood alcohol content level (BAC) is at […]

How long & how much: Poughkeepsie Divorce Attorney Kevin MacKay

How long how much Poughkeepsie Divorce Attorney Kevin MacKay

How long & how much: Poughkeepsie Divorce Attorney Kevin MacKay Over the course of decades, there is one question that every single Dutchess County client asks. How much will this cost & how long is it going to take. Like any good divorce attorney, the answer is it depends on the case. All humor aside, […]

Choosing your Poughkeepsie Divorce Attorney

Choosing your Poughkeepsie Divorce Attorney

Choosing your Poughkeepsie Divorce Attorney: Like people in life, divorce attorney’s come in all shapes, sizes & colors.  When choosing the right Poughkeepsie divorce attorney for you, make sure you ask the right questions. As I have written in a previous blog the first & foremost question in choosing your Poughkeepsie divorce or child custody […]

Poughkeepsie divorce attorneys and New York state divorce law explained

Poughkeepsie divorce attorneys and New York state divorce law explained

Poughkeepsie divorce attorneys and New York state divorce law explained Divorce is the final, legal ending of a marriage by court order. If you have a divorce case in court, you may hear lawyers and court staff call it a matrimonial action. A divorce in New York is also referred to as a Matrimonial Action. The individual […]

Poughkeepsie Divorce & Child Custody Lawyers

Poughkeepsie Divorce & Child Custody Lawyers

Poughkeepsie Divorce & Child Custody Lawyers “Oh my God I am going to lose my kids” Going back to the 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s the court did follow a theory that it was in the best interest of the children to be with their Mother. Through the 1990’s and early 2000’s there has been a […]

Kevin MacKay, Poughkeepsie matrimonial attorney

Kevin MacKay Poughkeepsie matrimonial attorney

Kevin MacKay of Poughkeepsie law firm Kevin M. MacKay can help you with your divorce or any family law issues. Throughout my years of practicing as a Poughkeepsie matrimonial attorney I have met people of all types, from the confident well informed client who arrives in my Poughkeepsie office having researched all aspects of the […]

Divorce and The Right of Election

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I have come across more divorces that have involved couples who have lived apart for decades. Many of these individuals come to me and ask what happens if I do not file for divorce, can I will my children everything I have? Under New York state law, whether a spouse dies with or without a will, a […]

Handling Poughkeepsie divorce and matrimonial cases for 24 years

The practice of law is an ever changing landscape in the Hudson Valley I have been handling Poughkeepsie divorce and matrimonial cases for 24 years and both the laws and how the bar handles Poughkeepsie divorces have drastically changed in just two decades. When I first started practice it was rare that a father would […]

Experience Matters – Poughkeepsie and Dutchess County attorneys

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Experience Matters – Poughkeepsie and Dutchess County attorneys Many will assume that most Poughkeepsie and Dutchess County attorneys do trials, the opposite is true. Most attorneys, even some who handle Poughkeepsie and Dutchess County criminal matters, have never done a jury trial. The practice of criminal law requires the experience to know what can and what cannot […]