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“Baking Memories 4 Kids” Is KGG’s Charity of the Month

Posted on November 3, 2017 by admin

by Paul Goldhamer, Esq. Congratulations to BAKING MEMORIES 4 KIDS, KGG’s Charity of the Month! It was amazing visiting Frank Squeo at his home/cookie factory located in Valley Cottage, NY. Frank founded Baking Memories 4 Kids after suffering through cancer himself.  So grateful to have survived, Frank has dedicated himself to helping kids with life threatening & terminal illnesses. By selling (very good) chocolate chip cookies, they have been able to send 100’s of children and their families on all expense paid, week long vacations to all the Florida theme parks. These vacations help create the joy of living and wonderful & positive memories. Frank has no paid staff & does not take a salary. Frank has rallied over 100 volunteers who bake and ship over 10,000 packages a year. If you would like to contribute to this amazing charity by helping bake and/or pack, or just want to make the…
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Paul Goldhamer, Esq. Awarded 2018 AV Preeminent Rating By Martindale Hubbell

Posted on November 2, 2017 by Ava Lawson

Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, PC is pleased to announce that Martindale Hubbell has renewed its 2018 AV Preeminent rating of founding partner Paul Goldhamer, Esq. It is an honor that speaks to his professional excellence in ethical standards and legal ability. Mr. Goldhamer, a leading divorce attorney serving New Jersey and New York, also has 10/10 Avvo rating. AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale Hubbell Considered the gold standard in peer-review lawyer ratings, Martindale Hubbell recognizes attorneys who stand above the rest in terms of legal prowess and high ethical standards. Martindale Hubbell is the oldest and most respected lawyer rating service in the country, and the AV Preeminent rating is bestowed on less than 5% percent of all attorneys in the U.S. The AV Preeminent rating is the highest possible given, and is based on the evaluations by members of the Bar and Judiciary. An AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale Hubbell is…
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NY Constitutional Convention: YES or NO?

Posted on October 30, 2017 by admin

Rockland County, New York family law attorney Paul Goldhamer, Esq. is a founding partner at Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman. In addition to practicing matrimonial law in NY & NJ, Mr. Goldhamer makes time for teaching, lecturing to professional organizations, and outreach through TV, radio and other media. He helped pioneer the practice of providing free legal seminars to the public in the Tri-State area. Mr. Goldhamer was honored as a “Super Lawyer” by in 2014. by Paul Goldhamer, Esq. The New York State constitution is available for a constitutional convention every 20 years. The “vote” on November 7, 2017 is on the question “shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend same?” There has not been a constitutional convention in 40 years. Over the last 240 years, New York has held nine (9) such conventions: 1777, 1801, 1822, 1846, 1867, 1894, 1915, 1938, and 1967; the longest…
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What is Considered Marital Property in New York?

Posted on October 17, 2017 by admin

New York and New Jersey are equitable distribution states. This means part of final divorce proceedings will be a fair splitting of property. While married parties and their legal representatives will negotiate, the court may decide what is fair based on a series of criteria. Not surprisingly, these negotiations can be tense. Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman is in the business of keeping a cool head but diligently fighting for its clients. Our goal will be to negotiate a settlement that minimizes the court’s interaction, ensuring at the end of the day our clients have received the best deal possible. What counts as marital property in NY? Marital property is considered any property – personal or professional – acquired by either spouse during the union. The court helps establish a compromise between spouses when necessary. Marital property can include anything: art, a pet, vehicles, savings, retirement accounts and investments, stamp collections,…
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From Hunter-Gatherers to Harvey Weinstein, Sexual Harassment is Nothing New

Posted on October 12, 2017 by admin

Bergen County matrimonial lawyer Paul Goldhamer, Esq. co-founded Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman in 1975. selected Mr. Goldhamer for the special honor of “Super Lawyer” in 2014. In addition to practicing family & divorce law, Mr. Goldhamer maintains a busy outreach schedule, appearing on radio and television, teaching and lecturing, and continuing the tradition he helped pioneer of providing free legal seminars to the public in New York and New Jersey.   by Paul Goldhamer, Esq. Sexual harassment: As the winds change … Sexual harassment is not a new phenomenon. It’s existed since the beginning of time. When we were hunter-gatherers, the guy who collected the most meat was able to use that commodity to gain advantage with the ladies. There are chimpanzee tribes where males use the collection of meat (yes, they sometimes eat meat) to trade for sexual favors. However, in the U.S. we are becoming more enlightened. We no…
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In Family Law, Winning Is Not Always Getting the Largest Amount of Money

Posted on October 9, 2017 by admin

Bergen County, New Jersey family law attorney Paul Goldhamer, Esq. is a founding partner at Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman. In addition to practicing matrimonial law, Mr. Goldhamer maintains a full schedule of radio and television appearances, teaching, and giving talks to professional organizations. He was a pioneer in providing no-cost public seminars on legal matters in New York and New Jersey. Mr. Goldhamer was chosen as a “Super Lawyer” by in 2014. by Paul Goldhamer, Esq. October 5, 2017: 43 years ago on this day, I was admitted and sworn in as an attorney & counselor at law in New York.  I suspect that I have supervised and handled more than 10,000 matters in my career. I have spent my entire career helping regular people solve often difficult and sometimes ordinary problems. My experience has been that most problems are caused by the intractability of individuals, usually driven by strong…
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Truck Accidents & Drug Testing in New York and New Jersey

Posted on September 11, 2017 by Ava Lawson

A transportation industry rife with drug and alcohol use is not a safe one. For this reason, federal officials developed safety regulations that apply to all drivers of commercial vehicles, including those who are employed part-time or as back-up drivers. Under rules set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), U.S. trucking companies are legally obliged to test all drivers before allowing them to operate an 18-wheeler, semi, or other commercial vehicle weighing 26,000 pounds or more, or those that carry 16 or more passengers. In addition to pre-employment drug screening, truck drivers are also subject to random drug tests throughout the year. The typical drug test screens for marijuana, opiates (narcotic pain killers derived from opium or codeine), cocaine, methamphetamines, amphetamines and Phencyclidine (PCP). The FMCSA established thresholds for each type of drug, and testing above these limits results in a number of consequences including an immediate…
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Watch Out for These Real-Life Email Hacking & Wire Transfer Scams!

Posted on September 7, 2017 by admin

Bergen County matrimonial attorney Paul Goldhamer, B.A, J.D. Esq. is a co-founder of Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman. In addition to practicing family law,  Mr. Goldhamer keeps a busy schedule of teaching, lecturing to professional organizations, making radio and TV appearances and providing free legal seminars to the public in NJ and NY. In 2014, Mr. Goldhamer was selected as a “Super Lawyer” by by Paul Goldhamer, Esq. Amazing scam: Recently a law firm that we do business with was almost the victim of a wire transfer scam. Fortunately for them, KGG picked up the scam being perpetrated on them. This is how it worked: Our email system is heavily protected, as are our Internet connections. We sent wire information for the settlement of our client’s $500,000 case to the law firm representing the insurance carrier. The other law firm’s email was hacked and our email to them was picked…
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7 Warning Signs That You Are Being Scammed on Craigslist

Posted on August 28, 2017 by admin

Bergen County divorce attorney Paul Goldhamer, B.A, J.D. Esq. co-founded the law firm of Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman in 1975. Mr. Goldhamer was a pioneer in offering free legal seminars to the public in NJ and NY. In addition to practicing family and matrimonial law, he maintains a busy schedule of teaching, lecturing to professional organizations, and appearing on TV and radio. Mr. Goldhamer was chosen as a “Super Lawyer” in 2014 by by Paul Goldhamer, B.A, J.D. Esq. Watch out for scams: A couple of weeks ago I sold a few items on Craigslist. One item was an old electric guitar for $200. Whenever you sell something on Craigslist, you should generally only do it for local delivery, unless it’s a very small item. Never part with the item until you’ve received payment — and that means the cash. You really shouldn’t accept checks, but if you do, you…
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Motorcycle Crash Statistics in New Jersey & New York

Posted on August 24, 2017 by Ava Lawson

Motorcycle riding is a popular pastime in the northeastern corridor, especially during warmer summer months. While a fun and cost-effective means of travel and exploration, motorcycle riding is not without dangers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycle accidents were responsible for nearly 5,000 deaths in 2015, marking a 8.3 percent uptick over the previous year. Traffic safety officials blame inexperienced riders, lax helmet laws and driver inattention/impairment for the escalating number of motorcycle accident fatalities. Here’s a look at some alarming statistics about motorcycle crashes and deaths in New Jersey and New York. New Jersey motorcycle accident statistics As the temperature rises, so does the number of bikers on Garden State roads. Recent crash data from state police indicate a rash of motorcycle accident-related deaths this past year. In the summer months, many of these fatal crashes have occurred near the Jersey Shore. More than 13,000 motorcycle…
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