Divorce Law

When that moment comes where reconciliation is out of the question, the very last thing you want to do is to drag the process out or fight another day with your spouse. At the Law Office of Inna Vernikov, we understand that a painless and quick a divorce is the best option for spouses wishing


Considered to be one of the most dreaded parts of divorce proceedings, the determination of alimony has been long-debated by spouses and matrimonial attorneys alike. The first part of the alimony bill concerns temporary maintenance, which is the provisional support that is paid by one spouse to the other during separation while their divorce is

Child Support

Under New York State law, both parents must support their child until the child turns 21 years old. Child support is the court-ordered financial maintenance of a child. Child support laws legally obligate a parent to support their child whether or not they have custody of them and apply equally to children born in or

Prenuptial Agreements

Although prenuptial agreements aren’t nearly as pleasant to think about as wedding cakes or dresses, thinking financially and not emotionally, results in the preferred possible outcome and sets up a protected bedrock for your future as an independent single man/woman, in the event of divorce. A prenuptial agreement can secure each spouse’s premarital assets and

Domestic Violence

Are you a victim of domestic violence? The valuable recommendation can be made that if you are in danger or have been beaten by your spouse, do not wait for it to escalate—and it always does. Don’t delay, get help today. It is very often that the violence has escalated to the point where fear

Aliens Eligible for Cancellation of Removal

In order to be eligible to have a removal cancelled under section 240A(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), you must establish in a hearing before an Immigration Judge that:   A: Prior to the service of the Notice to Appear, you have maintained continuous physical presence in the United States for 10 years

Drug Offenses

If you have been charged with illegal possession/sale/use of narcotics or any other drug offense, it is imperative for you to seek legal counsel in order to protect your rights. Illegal use, sale, or possession of drugs may result in harsh penalties and/or jail time, and many narcotic-related offenses are considered to be felonies.  

Inna Vernikov, 28

An advocate for people in need. Growing up in Czernovitz, a city in Ukraine, Inna Vernikov did not experience anti-Semitism herself, but she heard stories of family members who had. That, she says, sensitized her to the position of Jews — and other victims of discrimination. She decided to become a lawyer. If someone needed

Nonimmigrant Visas

Generally, if a foreign national wishes to visit the United States, he or she must first obtain a visa. There are two categories of U.S. Visas: immigrant and nonimmigrant. Foreign nationals wishing to permanently reside in the United States must obtain an immigrant visa. Those who wish to temporarily enter the United States should apply

Student in the Immigrant Rights Clinic Files First Case Under the New Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program.

This past fall, Immigrant Rights clinician Inna Vernikov filed the clinic’s very first application under the Obama administration’s new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”)  program.  The application was filed on behalf of a local 15 years old high school student who had been in the United States since she was 2 years old. This new immigration

‘Russian Dolls’ Is Worse Than Tacky Fun

Offensive Stereotypes Abound in Brighton Beach Reality Show Like ‘Jersey,’ Only Worse: The cast of ‘Russian Dolls’ struts their stuff during a talk show appearance.  By Inna Vernikov Watching television is not high on my list of things to do these days. As a second-year law student, there really isn’t much leisure time. But I