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Firm Overview

Established in 1993 has always focused on family law, divorce, and bankruptcy. I also do real estate, landlord tenant and civil litigation.

Example cases

Family Law: Successfully obtained custody for father where mother had inflicted corporal punishment on child.

Main Office

Main
37-06 82nd St.
Jackson Heights  NY  11372

Phone
  • (718) 779-6545
Fax
  • (718) 779-6640

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

30 minute free consultation for Nolo clients.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Bankruptcy Chapter 7 generally is $1,500 plus costs of $299 Chapter 13 $2,500 to $3,500 plus costs. Family Court/Divorce depends on the case and how complicated/contested. I would have to speak to the client first.

Hourly Rates

$300 to $350.

Office Information

Office Hours

Mon through Friday
11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday appointments also available.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

Spanish

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Bankruptcy - I liked the idea of helping people get a fresh start most people who file bankruptcy fall into financial difficulty through no fault of their own unemployment health issues, etc.

Family and divorce - I find the legal issues interesting but find that divorce especially requires other skills because you find people at their most fragile emotionally difficult periods. I think mediation should be used more especially when it comes to custody issues.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I have no problem with that. I think a client who is educated on legal issues makes it easier to represent and/or give them explanations as long as client understands that the law is complicated. They should always verify their understanding of the law with a professional.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I will review documents after I am retained. I find that the more information that I can obtain from a client the easier it is for me to represent and/or understand the nature of the problem.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I am somewhat reluctant to do so. I will give an initial consultation, but as far as coaching a client to represent themselves I am either representing them or not.

Charles Zolot

Worked for general practice law firm for 7 years and prior to that for two small commercial litigation law firms.

I think the fact that I have had a diverse practice has given me insight into the various problems that people face.

I am very practical and I think I give straightforward, honest advice.

Personal interests:

Sports, history, and current affairs.

License
  • Bar Number: 1822071
    New York , 1982
Education
  • Syracuse University College of Law
    JD , 1981
    Syracuse, NY
    Participated in Moot Court competition.

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