The Law Offices of Jon Michael Probstein

Since 1977, the Law Offices of Jon Michael Probstein has been representing and assisting people and businesses in all matters.

Admitted to practice in New York and the federal courts (Southern and Eastern District) as well as the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Mr. Probstein is special counsel to law firms in Los Angeles and New York, as well as operating his own practice in Nassau County. In addition, he serves as a Part 137 Arbitrator on attorney/client fee disputes and as an Arbitrator in Small Claims, District Court, Nassau County. A qualified Part 36 Guardian, Attorney, etc. in Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, he is also a registered attorney with the New York State Department of Labor for Unemployment Insurance claims and an accredited attorney for claims for veterans’ benefits before the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Mr. Probstein has performed pro bono work for the Volunteer Lawyers Project - Nassau/Suffolk Law Services, Inc., The Safe Center (formerly the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence) and the Nassau County Bar Association, where he is also a member of the Lawyers Assistance Program Committee and the recipient of the 2015 Thomas Maligno Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award. Currently, he is President of the Levittown Chamber of Commerce.

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First both commercial and residential evictions were on hold due to executive orders.  In June, residential evictions were no longer on hold due to executive orders as this issue was replaced by legislation. The Tenant Safe Harbor Act (the Act), was enacted prohibiting the eviction of residential tenants for unpaid rent during the COVID-19 covered period if the tenant has suffered a financial hardship and allows a tenant to raise financial hardship experienced during the COVID-19…
A.S. v. Goldberg, NYLJ September 18, 2020,  Date filed: 2020-09-14, Court: Family Court, Nassau,  Judge: Judge Linda Mejias: ““The Family Court is a court of limited jurisdiction, constrained to exercise only those powers conferred upon it by the New York Constitution or by statute” (Cambre v. Kirton, 130 A.D.3d 926 [2nd Dept. 2015], citing Matter of H.M. v. E.T., 14 N.Y.3d 521, 526 [210]). Family Court Act §812 prescribes the acts and types of relationships…
This is a case which should be read as it addresses the issues of equitable distribution, maintenance and counsel fees in a long term marriage. Here is the procedural history: “By Summons with Notice filed on May 14, 2015, Plaintiff Y. L. (hereinafter “Husband”) commenced this action for divorce against Defendant L. L. (hereinafter “Wife”). Some four years after this action commenced Plaintiff filed a Verified Complaint on or about April 17, 2019. Wife filed an…
On December 6, 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law New York’s version of the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act (UPHPA) (RPAPL §993). As the bill noted: “As a general rule under current New York law, when real property has multiple owners who hold the property as tenants in common, any one co-owner can try to force the sale of the property by filing a partition action in court under Article 9 of the…
There is no law, program, grant, etc. offering rent forgiveness. But…. On September 1st, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced a national eviction moratorium for virtually all tenants in the U.S impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The order will be in effect from September 4, 2020 through December 31, 2020.  Unless, further extended, New York city and state moratoriums only apply to everyone through October 1st. After that date, tenants who qualify under the…
Jessica T. v. Kieth T., NYLJ September 11, 2020,  Date filed: 2020-06-12,     Court: Supreme Court, Suffolk, Judge: Justice Patrick Leis, III,     Case Number: 33914/2013: “Similarly, this Court has the discretion to impose financial sanctions upon any party or attorney in a civil action or proceeding who engages in frivolous conduct (22 NYCRR 130-1.1[a]; see Rhodes v. Rhodes, 169 A.D.3d 841, 844, 94 N.Y.S.3d 123, 127 [2d Dept 2019]). Conduct is frivolous and sanctions…
In this case, the court begins as follows: “The relationship between the parties evidences a classic, unequal power dynamic which is the hallmark of abusive relationships. The parties met in 1989 when plaintiff was only twenty-one years old, having recently moved to New York City from Puerto Rico, and was working several jobs to support a modest lifestyle. Defendant was a successful businessman, fifteen years plaintiff’s senior, who quickly began providing plaintiff with a sizable…