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Deborah Kaminetzky

About Deborah Kaminetzky

Deborah E. Kaminetzky is the founder of Kaminetzky Law & Mediation, P.C. located in Long Beach, New York. Prior to starting the firm Deborah worked at a Long Island firm where she learned the practice of Matrimonial and Family law and Estate Planning. Deborah has also worked at the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs where she was responsible for prosecuting unlicensed home improvement contractors and negotiating settlements for consumers. Prior to practicing law, Ms. Kaminetzky was the president of a commercial property management corporation in the New York Metro area. Ms. Kaminetzky is a member of the National Association of Divorce Professionals, New York State Council on Divorce Mediation, Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York, New York State Bar Association (Business Law, Estate, Family Law, ADR and General Practice Sections), Nassau County Bar Association (where she serves as Chair of the General, Solo and Practice Management Committee, and The Nassau County Women’s Bar Association. Ms. Kaminetzky was appointed to the Committee on Law Practice Management of the New York State Bar Association in 2015 and has been a frequent speaker and author of articles for their journal. Ms. Kaminetzky serves on the Board of Directors of the Yashar Attorney and Judges Chapter of Hadassah as a their Treasurer, and was their Woman of the Year 2012 and Leadership Award Honoree in 2019. Deborah graduated from New York Law School in 1991 and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1986. Ms. Kaminetzky was admitted to the First Department in 1991 and the United States Supreme Court Bar in February of 2015. Deborah is on the Matrimonial fee dispute arbitration panel for Nassau County. She expanded her alternative dispute resolution practice by completing a Mediation certificate program in December of 2013, an advanced Mediation certificate program in 2015 and most recently a Divorce Mediation certificate in early 2016 from The New York Peace Institute. Ms. Kaminetzky has spoken to various groups on topics including matrimonial law, technology and social media use, and disaster preparedness for business including cybersecurity.

Do Prenuptial Agreements Expire?

  With a prenuptial agreement negotiated and executed in New York, the answer to the question"Do Prenuptial Agreements Expire?" is rather complex. A prenuptial agreement is a contract and therefore the terms will vary. I’ll explain some of the more common scenarios: Silence regarding expiration Should the agreement be silent regarding an expiration date - [...]

By | 2019-05-29T17:22:04+00:00 May 29th, 2019|Divorce Law, Estate Planning, General, prenuptial|Comments Off on Do Prenuptial Agreements Expire?

Why you should have a healthcare proxy.

If You Don't Make a Decision, One Will Be Made For You My father was ill for many years with a degenerative disease – Parkinson’s. He had his advance directives in order including a healthcare proxy; however he did not choose where he was to be buried. He visited several cemeteries with the family and [...]

By | 2019-05-15T13:05:00+00:00 May 14th, 2019|Estate Planning|Comments Off on Why you should have a healthcare proxy.

Lawyer as Employer: The Business Decisions Involved With Getting Help for Your Firm

The first step in becoming an employer is recognizing that you need help. The next step is deciding which type of help you need! This article in the NYSBA Association Journal outlines the important considerations to think about when hiring and expanding your solo practice. […]

By | 2019-05-14T20:36:28+00:00 October 12th, 2018|General, Small Business|Comments Off on Lawyer as Employer: The Business Decisions Involved With Getting Help for Your Firm

Therapy and Divorce

Sometimes clients need help resolving personal issues that are not within my expertise. They may need to be able to come to terms with the loss of their marriage and the part they played in it. They frequently have stress and even post traumatic stress disorder. Since I am not equipped to treat them, I [...]

By | 2019-05-14T21:24:39+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Divorce Law, Mediation|Comments Off on Therapy and Divorce

The One Session Mediation

Yes, you read that correctly. It can and has been done. I have successfully mediated a divorce which took only one session. The couple had no children, no real estate, and very few assets and debts. They both wanted to reach an agreement quickly and were willing to work together toward that goal. There was [...]

By | 2019-05-14T21:28:52+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Divorce Law, Mediation|Comments Off on The One Session Mediation