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When Are Owners Liable for Injuries on Their Properties?

If you are injured while on someone else’s property, the owner or occupier is liable if certain factors exist, such as whether the injury resulted from an unsafe condition on the premises. The most common premises accidents are slips and falls, but injuries can also be due to falling objects, dog bites or some other […]

What Happens if You Host a Gathering While in Quarantine?

Along with the serious health risks associated with coronavirus, Americans are burdened by quarantine orders and similar directives that forbid them from seeing their loved ones, even for major events such as holidays and birthdays. It can be tempting to try to break the rules, especially for people who believe that they don’t fall into […]

Who Gets the Stimulus Check When Spouses Are Separated or Divorcing?

Going through a divorce is stressful enough, but the coronavirus pandemic spreading throughout the United States presents additional complications for spouses who have decided to split. In addition to changes that might need to be made regarding custody and visitation arrangements while travel is restricted, negotiations over property division need to address any new economic […]

Communicating With Your Ex About COVID-19 Custody Issues

During a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, family becomes more important than ever, especially for children whose schedules have been disrupted by long-term school closures and the cancellation of other activities. Parents who are divorced or live apart for other reasons know the importance of maintaining healthy communication through difficult situations. Though this situation […]

What NY Marijuana Offenses Still Exist After Decriminalization?

The state of New York saw sweeping changes to the legal status of marijuana when new laws were implemented at the end of August 2019. These laws accomplished two things: reduction of penalties for marijuana possession and automatic expungement of convictions for those offenses. However, it is important to understand that marijuana is still illegal […]

Continuing to Serve Our Clients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As you know, New York State has been seriously affected by the coronavirus. Our thoughts and prayers are with anyone who is ill or has loved ones who have been infected with COVID-19. Understandably, this public health situation has caused concern for our firm’s current and prospective clients. The pandemic has changed the way we […]

How Does the New York Probate Process Work?

What happens to your property when you die? If you have a will, your estate may have to go through probate: the legal process for distributing your assets, disposing of your debts and carrying out your final instructions. In the state of New York, the probate process takes place in Surrogate’s Court, usually in the […]

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