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Peter Christopher Lomtevas

Peter Christopher Lomtevas

Peter C. Lomtevas, Esq., P.C.
  • Appeals & Appellate, Business Law, Divorce ...
  • EDNY/SDNY, Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania
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Biography

Peter Lomtevas is a licensed family law attorney specializing in divorce, child support, and child custody cases in Brooklyn and the New York City region. A graduate of The Kew Forest School, Hofstra, and Touro College Law Center, Peter is also a member of the New York State Bar Association. He is a distinguished and honored military veteran who proudly served his country for more than ten years. Education • The Kew Forest School, 1966 - 1978 • Hofstra University, 1978 - 1981 • Touro College Law Center, 1993 - 1996 Civilian Awards • Distinguished Public Service Award, 2006: Brooklyn Borough President • Businessman of the Year, 2006: National Republican Congressional Committee • Conspicuous Service Medal, November 15, 2007: Serphin Maltese Admissions • US Supreme Court • US Court of Claims • US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces • US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit • US District Court, Northern District Florida • US District Court, Eastern District New York • US District Court, Southern District New York • Georgia (Inactive) • New York • Airborne School, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1981 • Infantry Officer Basic Course, 1982 • Infantry Mortar Platoon Officer Course, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1982 • US Army Berlin Brigade July, 1982 - May, 1985 • Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1985 • Fort Dix, October 2, 1985 - March 23, 1989 • Combined Arms Services Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1987 • The University of Delaware Army ROTC, August 14, 1989 - July 1, 1993 • Air Assault School, Fort Belvoir, Maryland, 1991 Military Career and Achievements Airborne School, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1981 Infantry Officer Basic Course, 1982 Infantry Mortar Platoon Officer Course, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1982 US Army Berlin Brigade July, 1982 - May, 1985 Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1985 Fort Dix, October 2, 1985 - March 23

Practice Areas
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Fixed fees for most cases. An hourly fee of $300 is available. Pro hac vice representation slightly more.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
EDNY/SDNY
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Georgia
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New York
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Pennsylvania
Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
ID Number: 330131
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2nd Circuit
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D.C. Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • Russian: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner
Peter C. Lomtevas, Esq., P.C.
- Current
Independently owned and family operated family law office specializing in child custody, child support, divorces, post judgment and appellate practice. Also specializing in criminal defense.
Education
Touro College
J.D. (1996)
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Awards
Distinguished Public Service Award
Brooklyn Borough President
Professional Associations
New York State Bar  # 3046414
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
28 Questions Answered
Q. my daughters attorney in our battle represented her dad in a separate case prior to and after ours is that a conflict?
A: The question certainly may present a conflict if that prior case involved family law in a family court. If that was the case, then the conflict is that the attorney can use information gained from the father and use it either for or against the father. However, if the case was something else in a different court, then there may not be a conflict, and the attorney can represent the child in family court. It is common knowledge that attorneys in upstate New York are becoming scarce, and the same lawyers assigned by the courts are appearing on most of the available cases. This may be a policy by government to leave as many people as defenseless as possible, but there is not enough information on all the details of the asker's case to make that conclusion.
Q. How do I prove I am no longer a risk to child if mental health hospitalized in 2019 for regulation for medication.
A: There is a difference between "proof" and legally admissible evidence. The asker does not tell us what kind of case she is involved in, but from its placement in the "family" category, we can narrow down the matter to either a custody proceeding or a child protective proceeding. Whether for custody or child neglect, a drug-using parent always goes to the bottom of the barrel. Government's signals are perfectly mixed when people hear of how legal cannabis is now. A parent who uses cannabis stands to lose her child, so what may apply to the general public does not apply to the mother of a child. Moreover, if a family court hears that a parent is on prescription medication, or has a history of hospitalizations, this could cause a removal of the child from the parent. In these courts, the safety of the child is paramount, and statutes like ADA are set aside. Whether for custody or child neglect, the family court will not change an order unless there is evidence presented by the claimant showing changed circumstances. In the world of medical evidence, the asker would have to pay for and present her physician as a witness in the case, and obtain from that witness testimony supporting the asker's contentions. Without such testimony, there will be no evidence, and the asker will lose the matter. Lastly, the asker must be aware that the federal government pays a fortune to each state for child protection. In most cases, that's the tail that wags the dog, and even the most compelling medical testimony may not change the course of the asker's case, whatever it is.
Q. The judgement for my uncontested divorce was served on my ex-spouse by certified mail but it’s now being returned.
A: We really don't know. A defendant's address is a crucial component of any divorce. If the address is incorrect, the defendant can return to court to move to vacate the judgment for non-service of the pleadings. If mail is being "returned" now, the asker better see a lawyer with his file to see if the case is valid ab initio.
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1248 85th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11228
Telephone: (718) 745-3600
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