Peter Charnetsky, Esq. is Binghamton Managing Partner for Tully Rinckey PLLC, one of New York State's largest full-service law firms. The firm operates seven office locations, including five spanning from Albany to Buffalo, one in Washington, DC and another in San Diego, CA.
Tully Rinckey PLLC offers FREE consultations at its Binghamton office for all divorce and family law matters. Call (607) 722-1520.
Peter's 30 years of combined experience on the bench and as an attorney allows him to approach legal cases with knowledge of the court system that most other attorneys simply lack. With nine years of experience as an Acting Supreme Court Justice and a decade of experience as a Broome County Family Court Judge, Peter is able to use his unique perspective and courtroom knowledge for the benefit of his clients, particularly with respect to divorce and family law matters.
After spending ten years deciding thousands of cases from the bench, Peter will use his comprehensive knowledge of the courtroom to develop customized case strategies for his clients that provide them with the best chance of success in their legal matter. Simply put, Peter's judicial courtroom experience and knowledge are now on your side of the argument.
During his judicial career, Peter resolved over 25,000 cases, and the Broome County Bar Association and Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission both rated him as "highly qualified." From 2005 to 2014, Peter served as a Broome County Family Court Judge. In this position, he heard cases involving child neglect, child custody, parent, sibling and grandparent visitation, juvenile delinquency, orders of protection, adoption, persons in need of supervision (PINS), paternity and child support.
From 2006 to 2014, Peter presided over Integrated Domestic Violence Court for all Broome County courts. He routinely heard cases involving child support, visitation, child neglect, family offense petitions, no-fault divorces, contested divorces, and related criminal matters. Before becoming a Judge, Peter for 15 years ran a solo law practice in Vestal, where he practiced family and matrimonial law and criminal defense,
As Tully Rinckey PLLC's Binghamton Managing Partner, Peter represents clients in divorce and family law matters throughout New York's Southern Tier, including Broome, Tioga, Elmira, Chemung, Delaware, Chenango, Cortland, Onondaga and Tompkins counties. Call (607) 722-1520 to schedule your FREE consultation with Peter Charnetsky regarding any of the following matters:
Contested and uncontested divorce
Child visitation and custody
Do You Have Enough Uninsured Motorist Insurance?
Auto accidents involving drivers with no insurance or too little insurance are common. Victims of these accidents are often shocked to learn that they will recover little, if any, money for their injuries and losses. Fortunately, there is an inexpensive way for most people to avoid this tragic situation by having enough uninsured and underinsured motorists insurance. Here is a brief explanation of each.
* Uninsured motorists insurance. This protects you in the event a person who causes an accident and injures you has no insurance or is a hit-and-run driver. It lets you collect money from your own insurance company for your injuries and losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, and money for pain and suffering.
To benefit from this valuable protection, you must have it as part of your auto insurance policy.
Uninsured motorists insurance can be one of the best auto coverages you buy, as it provides a great deal ofprotection and usually at a low cost.
* Underinsured motorists insurance. This protects you in the event a driver injures you and does not have enough insurance to pay for all your injuries and losses. For example, he or she may carry only the minimum amount of insurance required by law, but it may not be enough to cover all your injuries and losses. Your underinsured motorists insurance will protect you so that you will be fully compensated for your injuries and losses (up to the amount of your coverage).
Underinsured motorists insurance also must be part of your own auto insurance policy. It is also usually inexpensive. You should immediately review your auto insurance policies to make sure you have enough uninsured and underinsured motorists insurance. These types of insurance can make the difference between recovering money for all your injuries and losses in the event of a car accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver. If you have any questions about these or other auto coverages, contact your lawyer.
From Tully Rinckey, PLLC
What is “marital property”?
Marital property is any real or personal property acquired during the course of the marriage, and purchased with the couple’s funds. Inheritance, or property purchased with one of the party’s inheritance is generally considered separate property, not marital property.
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How is child support calculated?
The amount of child support a person pays is governed by the Child Support Standards Act (also known as the CSSA). It is based on the number of children the couple have and their income. For example, if they have one child, support is 17% of the gross income minus FICA, or 6.45%. This is the basic support obligation for one child. In addition, extra costs such as daycare, out of pocket medical expenses, and summer camp are calculated on a pro rata share of the parties combined incomes. Certain exceptions apply to the CSSA that require a more in depth explanation. Please contact our office to meet with an attorney to discuss these issues in further detail.
After an Accident: When to Use a Lawyer
If you've been in a car or other accident, one of the key questions you will have is: "Do I need a lawyer?" The answer to this question depends on several factors, including the seriousness of the accident and severity of your injuries.
There are times when you may not need a lawyer's help after an accident. If you were in a minor fender bender and are sure you were not hurt, you may not need a lawyer's help.
But for most other times after an accident, it is vital to have a lawyer's help. If there is a dispute over fault, it is important to speak to an attorney. If you suffered serious injuries from the accident, you should definitely consult a lawyer. Even if your injuries are small, you should still talk to a lawyer because some serious injuries take time to develop.
One reason why it's vital to talk to a lawyer after an accident is because of the way insurance companies operate. An accident victim who deals directly with an insurance adjuster is taking on a huge risk. Insurance companies are in business to make money. One way they do this is to lower the amount they pay for claims, including your claim. They will try many tactics to do this, as they know you are inexperienced in handling accident claims. Having a lawyer help you deal with an adjuster gives you a much better chance to get a large settlement.
There are other reasons why you should use a lawyer after an accident. Your lawyer can explain your rights and duties, and tell you how much money you are entitled to receive. In addition, some claims have special rules. Not following them can cause you to lose your claim.
Maybe you are not only the victim, but are also accused of causing an accident. Your lawyer can help show if your "fault" was only small, to limit your liability. Your lawyer can also find out if you have insurance that will pay the claim or if someone else should share the responsibility.
As the above shows, in most cases you should have a lawyer's help after an accident, especially if you were hurt. Having a lawyer's help will increase your chances of getting the best settlement and make sure you don't become another victim of insurance company misconduct.
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I’ve been arrested. What do I do?
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