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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.

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
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
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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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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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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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.
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Legal Answers
194 Questions Answered
Q. Can you get your case set up to pay your 19 year old directly for support?
A: The only way to terminate the support to the custodial parent is to have the child declared emancipated, which is a high bar. You need to show that he is self supporting. If he is still living with the custodial parent, and is not making enough full time to support himself, he will not be declared emancipated.
Q. once a motion for bankruptcy is approved and finalized by a bankruptcy court, can a creditor still come after assets?
A: First a bankruptcy petition is complicated. There are 2 types of personal bankruptcies, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. In a petition, there is a form to exempt assets. Also there is a form called a statement of intention, which allows the debtor to decide what their intention is with secured property, to keep it and reaffirm the debt, redeem the property totally, or surrender the property. The answer to your question depends on these factors. In general, property that is totally exempt and not encumbered as a secured debt, can not be touched by creditors. You should talk to your bankruptcy attorney.
Q. How can someone stop paying child support when they now live on there own and have a job and no longer go to college ?
A: File a petition in Family Court to modify child support. If the child is over 18 and lives on his/her own and is self supporting, the child is considered emancipated. However this is reversable if the child is no longer self supporting and is under 21.
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Contact & Map
Howard E. Knispel, P.C.
354 Veterans Highway
Commack, NY 11725
Telephone: (631) 864-7589