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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.

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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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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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.
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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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Zelle and Venmo accepted.
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
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. how will assets be distributed if we have a separation agreement from 2015 and now going through a divorce?
A: If you have a valid separation agreement that should govern equitable distribution. Speak to an attorney to go over your agreement.
Q. Can a father sign away his rights?
A: Short answer, no. A biological father who is not the custodial parent, is responsible for child support regardless of whether he exercises other rights. Only if someone else steps in to adopt the child will the biological father be relieved of his responsibilities.
Q. can a Custodial Parent waive the non Custodial Parent child support arrears.
A: If there are arrears, there must have been some order. A custodial parent can waive arrears unless there was public assistance, in which case only the Department of Social Services can do it since the arrears would be owed to them.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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Contact & Map
Howard E. Knispel, P.C.
354 Veterans Highway
Commack, NY 11725
Telephone: (631) 864-7589