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Joseph Douglas Barics

Joseph Douglas Barics

Law Office of J. Douglas Barics
  • Divorce, Appeals & Appellate, Foreclosure Defense ...
  • New York
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I was admitted to practice law in 1994, and since then the bulk of my practice has been focused on matrimonial and divorce law, appeals and closely related areas such as foreclosure defense.

My approach in representing clients is straightforward. Good people sometimes find themselves in bad situations, and people come to lawyers for solutions. That means whenever possible, negotiating a fair agreement is often the best route. Nevertheless, agreements, negotiations, litigation and appeals are only the tools used to obtain these answers. By taking a broader holistic approach, it allows me to see solutions that others may miss.

Reaching a fair agreement doesn’t always come easily, and very often a settlement can only be reached from a position of strength. That means having the ability to take a case to trial, and when necessary, an appeal. I

Many of my cases involve people facing complex legal issues. My grasp of the CPLR and ability to figure out how to use existing rules and law in novel ways is how I approach finding answers for these cases.

Please feel free to review my profile here and my website to find out more about me.

Practice Areas
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Foreclosure Defense
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
  • Free Consultation
    Free Phone Consultation. Initial Office Consultation is $150 per hour.
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Law Office of J. Douglas Barics
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Brooklyn Law School
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Clients Choice 2019
Professional Associations
New York State Bar  # 2618619
- Current
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Articles & Publications
The Procedure of a Divorce in New York
Self Published
Speaking Engagements
Family Law Practice for Paralegals, CUNY at Queens College
Certification as Law Guardian Kings County
Kings County Assigned Counsel Plan
Certification as Law Guardian Kings County
Kings County Assigned Counsel Plan
Certification as Law Guardian Kings County
Kings County Assigned Counsel Plan
Certification as Law Guardian Kings County
Kings County Assigned Counsel Plan
Certification as Law Guardian Kings County
Kings County Assigned Counsel Plan
Certification as Law Guardian Kings County
Kings County Assigned Counsel Plan
Websites & Blogs
Law Office of J. Douglas Barics
Divorce Lawyer & Appeals Attorney | Long Island NY
Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered
Q. What do I do when my lawyer passed away right before divorce trial?
A: First of all, your case is stayed automatically upon the death of your lawyer. See CPLR 321(c)

Many think the stay is for thirty days, but that is not correct. The other side must first make a demand and that starts the 30 days running.

The 30 days countdown also starts once you have a new lawyer. It can be extended, at the discretion of the court for a sufficient reason, such as the loss of a file due to an attorney dying.

A lawyer should know how to proceed in this situation and how to obtain time to get your file, as well as how to protect you in case that time is not given.

You can check the court calendar online at, go to the e courts and find your case.
Q. My husband and i split up 5 years ago nothing legal yet. I stayed in the house with our 2 children he moved in with his
A: Can you? Yes.

Will you? Maybe.

When the court divides marital property in a divorce, they are not required to split everything 50/50. Depending on the facts or each case, the judge can award one spouse a greater percentage than the other. The factors you stated could certainly be used to argue that you should obtain more than 50%.

You should speak to a lawyer in a confidential setting who can review your case in greater detail.

Best of luck.
Q. Is "Request for Judicial Intervention" mandatory in an uncontested divorce in Manhattan, NY?
A: As the others have said, an RJI must be filed in every case. Its simply the form used to assign a judge to a case.
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Law Office of J. Douglas Barics
356 Veterans Memorial Highway
Suite 3
Commack, NY
Telephone: (631) 864-2600
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