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Bankruptcy Law - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Bankruptcy Law are listed below.
  • Bankruptcy Credit Counselling and Financial Management
    Under the new laws enacted in October 2005, a debtor filing for a Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy must now obtain two certificates: the first is done pre-petition filing and is called Credit Counselling, ...
  • Bankruptcy and Foreclosure
    Many people in foreclosure, who have equity in their home, attempt to negotiate with the bank for a forebearance agreement, a short sale, or a refinance with a different lender to bail them out before ...
Divorce and Family Law - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Divorce and Family Law are listed below.
  • No Fault Divorce in New York
    As of October 2010, New York joined the ranks of most sister states, by enacting a law permitting a no fault grounds for divorce. The wording of the no fault divorce grounds is as follows: "the ...
Estate Law - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Estate Law are listed below.
  • Deed with Life Estate in NY (Estate Planning Tool)
    A deed with a life estate is an estate planning tool with many advantages. The first advantage is a very significant tax advantage. If an elderly person wishes to have certain persons receive their ...
  • Power of Attorney, New York
    I see many Powers of Attorney done by people without legal advice, and they are not properly signed and initialled to be valid. The most notable mistake is that a checkmark is placed next to the ...
  • The Importance of Having a Will
    A will allows you to decide who will get your money and property upon your death; otherwise, New York State directs which relatives will inherit under what is called “intestate ...
Litigation - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Litigation are listed below.
  • Hot Coffee
    I am sure everyone has an opinion about the "hot coffee" case brought against McDonald's. The case became the poster child for tort reform. I always thought that the result was ...
  • Why being a Pro Se Litigant is Not a Good Idea.
    In my legal career, I’ve been consulted by many people who have attempted to represent themselves, and now need a lawyer. I have represented the opponent of litigants representing themselves ...
Real Estate Law - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Real Estate Law are listed below.
  • What Can I expect from a Real Estate Short Sale?
    A short sale is a device used by lenders and borrowers to avoid a foreclosure action. The mortgage is in default for a while, and the bank realizes that the borrower cannot pay. The borrower finds a ...
  • Deed with Life Estate in NY (Estate Planning Tool)
    A deed with a life estate is an estate planning tool with many advantages. The first advantage is a very significant tax advantage. If an elderly person wishes to have certain persons receive their ...
  • Welcome to our Long Island Law Blog
    We are pleased to announce the launch of our New York Real Estate Law Blog. You can subscribe to our RSS feed by clicking here.