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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A divorce is personal… it can’t be commenced, etc. by a guardian or agent, only by the spouse. Although one wonders why the wife in this case wanted to set aside the stipulation, only the parties to a divorce, not an agent, can make decisions, etc.  Schneider v. Schneider, NYLJ January 22, 2021,  Date filed: 2021-01-19 , Court: Supreme Court, Nassau, Judge: Justice Jeffrey Goodstein,     Case Number: 201612/2018: “PRELIMINARY STATEMENT Plaintiff (“Wife”) brings this…
If you hold several jobs (or have one job and side gigs) and you’re laid off from one, you may qualify for partial unemployment (MATTER OF VARGAS, 185 AD 3d 1339 – NY: Appellate Div., 3rd Dept. July 23, 2020) if you lost that job through no fault of your own. Some states award partial unemployment benefits based on your hours worked. However, some, like New York, base your benefit amount on the number of days…
A landlord’s refusal or failure to make essential repairs may constitute harassment. Madera v. 76-66 Austin Owners Corp., NYLJ January 15, 2021, Date filed: 2021-01-11, Court: Civil Court, Queens, Judge: Judge Enedina Pilar Sanchez, Case Number: 6338/19: “Decision/Order After Trial This HP proceeding commenced in October 2019 seeking an order directing the correction of violations, a finding of harassment and a restraining order. The subject premises are located at 76-66 Austin Street, Apartment 2N, Forest…
In a recent email, the NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers has advised attorneys that pursuant to Administrative Order 270/20, many Commercial Division Rules will now be incorporated into the Uniform Rules for the Supreme Court and County Court. As of today, this order is not listed on http://nycourts.gov/latest-AO.shtml but the NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers has summarized some important changes as follows: “– Appearance Counsel MUST have knowledge and authority of the case (Exhibit A)…
Matter of D.J., NYLJ January 04, 2021, Date filed: 2020-09-30, Court: Family Court, Bronx, Judge: Judge Ronna Gordon-Galchus, Case Number: NN-06164-65/20 (italics supplied): “….In the case at bar, the extensive documentary evidence, coupled with the in-court testimony requires continued removal of the subject children, as they would be at “imminent risk” if returned to RM’s care. RM has a long, protracted history with child protection services in Florida, an extensive history of using flakka and…
J.R. v. S.R., NYLJ January 04, 2021, Date filed: 2020-11-18, Court: Family Court, Nassau, Judge: Judge Linda Mejias: “….The issues regarding the Petitioner’s missed parenting time arose during earlier part of the course of the Covid-19 Pandemic, and specifically at or around the time that transmission was at its peak and information was still being gathered at the highest levels. During that time, and even so now, there was much confusion and uncertainty. Parents in…
Caveat emptor when you build a new home on your existing land.  BREAD OVER BREAD CORP. v. TARDIEU, 2020 NY Slip Op 51537 – NY: Supreme Court December 22, 2020: “……plaintiff contends, among other things, that the provisions of the General Business Law and the Suffolk County Code upon which defendant relies — GBL Article 36-A (“Home Improvement Contracts”) and Suffolk County Code Chapter 563 (“Licensed Occupations”) — are inapplicable because the claimed contract involved…