In January of this year, New York society was shocked when it was discovered that the murder of hedge-fund manager Thomas Gilbert, Sr. was purportedly committed by his 30-year-old son. The Princeton graduate, who carries his deceased father’s namesake, had gone to his parents’ home and asked his mother to pick him up a sandwich. When she returned due to having a “bad feeling”, she found her 70-year-old husband dead on the floor, a bullet wound in his head and a gun resting on his chest held by his left hand. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

If you or someone you know is experiencing family difficulties, contact our knowledgeable family court lawyers in Brooklyn to help assist with any legal issues that may be involved.

A History of Turmoil

Gilbert, Jr. had been arrested in the past for a drug-related offense and had a protective order filed against him by a former friend whom he allegedly assaulted. Records show Gilbert, Jr. violated the police order and two weeks later, the assault victims’ family home in a posh enclave in the Hamptons was burned down in a suspected arson.

According to reports, Gilbert, Jr. not only had several run-ins with the law during his life but also had difficulty being self-sufficient. Attending the best preparatory schools in the city, and eventually Princeton, Gilbert, Jr. stands six-feet three-inches tall and could easily grace the cover of a magazine. Despite his good looks and privileged upbringing, the family was experiencing financial difficulties and Gilbert, Jr. was being supported by his father – paying his rent and even given a weekly allowance – despite his 30 years of age.

New York state law governs legal matters concerning family issues. These include juvenile delinquency; support proceedings; paternity proceedings; enforcement and establishment of paternity; permanent termination of parental rights, adoption, guardianship and custody; child protective proceedings; and other matters. Experienced family court lawyers in Brooklyn can help you and your loved ones reach a compromise.

Legal Help in New York with Family Court Lawyers in Brooklyn

Family court lawyers in Brooklyn can help with disputes between relatives since these legal issues can be both sensitive and legally complicated. The area of the law covers many types of issues including, but not limited to:

  • Divorce, including asset protection;
  • Child custody;
  • Wills and trusts;
  • Estate planning; and
  • Contestation of wills and estates.

It has been speculated that Gilbert Jr. was upset that his father was attempting to pull back on the allowance and rent that he provided his son on a monthly basis. With the growing pressure to maintain appearances in New York high society, Gilbert Jr. seems to have cracked.

The family lawyers in Brooklyn at Alatsas Law Firm understand that sorting through family law issues can be a painful process. Our neighborhood law firm, located in Brooklyn, has years of experience across the New York’s cities. Call (718)-233-2903 or contact us online today for an initial, free case evaluation.

Ted Alatsas
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