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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According to Wikipedia: “The word mahr is related to the Hebrew word and the Syriac word “mahrā”, meaning “bridal gift”, which originally meant “purchase-money”. The word implies a gift given voluntarily and not as a result of a contract, but in Muslim religious law it was declared a gift which the bridegroom has to give the bride when the contract of marriage is made and which becomes the property of the wife.” Khan v. Hasan,…
As a note: I am a Part 137 Arbitrator for over ten years and I have never encountered the situation where the attorney or firm did not appear for the arbitration. So this case did spark my interest. CONCORD AM. AUTOSALES, INC. v. Nussbaum, 2021 NY Slip Op 50847 – NY: Appellate Term, 2nd Dept. 2021: “Plaintiff, a Canadian corporation, previously employed defendant attorney to represent it in an action in federal court (Concord American…
Forwarded to me on September 13 – thoughts from the Matrimonial Clerk’s office: “1.            Notices of Settlement must be noticed for the correct Court address of 400 County Seat Drive on a day the Court is open and indicate which Orders specifically are being noticed. The Affidavits of Service should indicate specifically which documents were served including the Notice of Settlement itself. Do not notice the Orders to the County Clerk’s Office.  Notices of Settlement…
RC v. AC, 2021 NY Slip Op 21175 – Kings Co. Supreme Court 2021: “A victim of domestic violence may “commence a proceeding in either or both Family Court and Criminal Court” and “[e]ach court has the authority to issue temporary or final orders of protection” (People v. Wood, 95 NY2d 509, 512-513 [2000]). Furthermore, Section 842 of the Family Court Act provides in pertinent part, that a court “may, upon motion, extend [an]…
Today’s NYLJ had an article on this issue but here is a recent case which also highlights the issue as well as concerns counsel may have when dealing with a pro se litigant. Raiser v. San Diego Cnty., Case No.: 19cv751-GPC(KSC) (S.D. Cal. Jan. 13, 2021): “Plaintiff recently filed two Ex Parte Motions regarding depositions. [Docs. Nos. 100, 101.] The caption on the first Ex Parte Motion indicates the subject is “Missed 2nd Depositions.” [Doc.…
According to Wikipedia, a “grey” divorce involves older (“grey-haired”) couples in long-lasting marriages now seeking to terminate their marriage. Weiss v. Nelson, 2021 NY Slip Op 4573 – NY: Appellate Div., 2nd Dept. 2021: “The parties were married on June 14, 1987. There are three children of the marriage, all of whom are now emancipated. The plaintiff commenced this action for a divorce and ancillary relief on April 27, 2015. A nonjury trial was held…
CITIBANK, NA v. Wu, 2021 NY Slip Op 4902 – NY: Appellate Div., 2nd Dept. 2021: “….The defendants contend that the foreclosing plaintiff in this case meets the foregoing definition of “debt collection agency.” We disagree, for the reasons that follow. Initially, Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law article 13, which governs mortgage foreclosure actions, distinguishes between an action to recover any part of the mortgage debt and an action to foreclose the mortgage (see…