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The timeline for a divorce can be highly variable in New York

Brooklyn, NY - There are a number of factors that will determine how long a divorce case takes in New York. This can include the length of the marriage, the combined property, assets, and income of the couple, if they have any children, and…
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Property division in New York requires serious preparation with an attorney

Brooklyn, NY - New York courts have a number of rules and doctrines that affect property distribution. This issue is most important for couples who have a large amount of assets, investments, and high income during the course of the marriage.…
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What Does a Prenuptial Agreement Cover in Queens, New York

Signing a prenuptial agreement before getting married is becoming more common as the years pass. As more young individuals are deciding to delay marriage until they are financially stable and they have sizable assets, they are opting to sign…
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Stanley Law Provides Effective Legal Counsel Virtually to Clients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted the lives of New York residents in a multitude of ways. Normal routines have been altered, and social distancing has become the norm. Although the COVID-19 virus has had a dramatic impact on all lives across…
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New York child custody laws determine how often a parent will see their child

Brooklyn, NY - New York has laws written into their statutes that say how child custody issues will be determined, which is just like every other state in the country. Couples who end up in family court will have to make arguments in front of…
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Entitlement of Assets After A divorce in Queens, New York

Divorce in Queens, New York, means a lot of things for the family going through it. It means that two individuals who previously lived as a unit will be moving on with their personal lives separately, and it also means that whatever assets or…
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Syracuse, NY Workplace Injuries and Workers’ Compensation Benefits

In 2018, the year for which the most recent data is available, there were 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers nationwide, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industries…
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Individuals attempting to file for divorce in New York have to meet residency requirements

Brooklyn, NY - One of the most important initial steps in filing for a divorce anywhere in the U.S. is to make sure that one or both spouses will meet the state’s requirements for residency, otherwise the case cannot be filed. This is also…
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What are the particulars of probate action in New York Surrogate Court?

  After someone dies in the State of New York, action will need to be initiated in Surrogate Court regarding probate proceeding.  There are circumstances where probate actions will allow designated family members and individuals to…
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The size of an estate may affect its probate action in New York Surrogate Court.

NEW YORK - September 27, 2020 New York Surrogate Court probate proceedings can be time consuming and drawn out, but small, or simplified estates may allow the movement of the last will and testament to be expedited.  When a person dies leaving…
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Do updates in Last Will and Testaments cause contested actions in New York Surrogate Court?

In New York probate actions (Surrogate Court), a will must be proved to the satisfaction of the court that it is the Last Will and Testament of the person who died. Once the Judge in New York Surrogate's Court is convinced of the validity of…
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What are the differences between a petition for probate and a petition for ancillary probate in New York Surrogate Court?

Probate is the process of proving that a will is valid. In New York probate, a will is proved to the satisfaction of the court that it is the Last Will and Testament of the person who died. Once the Judge in New York Surrogate's Court is convinced…
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Do New York Tax Law “clawback” provisions impact probate matters for large estates?

On April 12, 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the New York Fiscal Year 2020 Budget (the “Budget Bill”) on April 12, 2019.  An amendment was included within the Budget Bill to retroactively extend the three-year “clawback”…
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Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit Filed Against Fox News, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Ed Henry, and Others

The week started off a bit rocky for a former Fox News host along with several other high-profile hosts after a civil lawsuit was filed against the men accusing them of rape, sexual misconduct, and harassment [Source: NPR].  NPR reported that…
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Sexual misconduct lawsuit filed against Fox News, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Ed Henry and others

Two women have filed a lawsuit against several well known Fox News personalities, which includes allegations of sexual harassment and rape.   The women, named Jennifer Eckhart and Cathy Areu, claim that Ed Henry, Sean Hannity, Tucker…
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Ed Henry Accused of Rape in Lawsuit Targeting Fox News, Anchors Over Sexual Harassment and Misconduct.

A former employee of Fox News on Monday accused former on-air host Ed Henry of a “violent, painful” 2017 rape, in a lawsuit that targeted the network and some of its top on-air personalities of pervasive sexual harassment and misconduct.…