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How NY Courts Determine a Child’s Best Interests in Custody Cases

Child custody can be an emotional and contentious aspect of a divorce case. However, the parents’ preferences or objections are not what determine the custody decision. The court will focus on what is in the best interests of the child. There is no statutory definition of the term “best interests” in New York. Rather, there Read More

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Who is Liable if You’re Hurt on a NYC Sidewalk?

The sidewalks of New York are common sites of accidents caused by poor weather or pavement conditions. If you trip or slip and fall due to no fault of your own, you may be able to recover damages from the person or entity responsible for maintaining that stretch of sidewalk. But how do you know Read More

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What Qualifies as a “Serious Injury” in a NY Auto Accident Case?

Car accident-related injuries can be debilitating and costly. However, New York is a no-fault insurance state, which means that your right to sue another driver for damages is limited. You must establish that you incurred economic losses exceeding your no-fault coverage or that you sustained a serious injury. The term “serious injury” is not subjective. Read More

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Can a Child’s Preference Influence Custody and Visitation Schedules?

New York family courts encourage divorcing or separating parents to work out custody and visitation schedules themselves whenever possible. But doing so requires a level of cooperation that many parents simply cannot muster, particularly when the children are mature enough to have a say in the arrangements. Children may express a preference for living with Read More

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Understanding How Injured People Get Compensation in Uber and Lyft Accidents

Uber first hit the streets of New York City in 2013, followed by Lyft the next year. Less than a decade later, these rideshare apps are used by about 800,000 customers per day. Unfortunately, like the yellow cabs they’ve largely displaced, rideshare vehicles are not accident-proof. If you were injured in an accident involving an Read More

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Choosing a Successor Trustee for Your Revocable Living Trust

When you sit down to do your estate planning, you might consider using a revocable living trust, rather than a will, to direct the distribution of your property. People choose trusts for a variety of reasons, including the fact that trusts let beneficiaries avoid the substantial time and expense of probate. A trust can also Read More

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Due to COVID-19, Some Police Departments Not Responding to Minor Auto Accident Calls

Police officers and other first responders face increased risks due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has changed nearly every facet of our lives. As stay at home orders in many states and cities require non-essential businesses to shut down or cut back on hours in operation, measures are also being taken to protect law enforcement Read More

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How Are Divorce Proceedings Being Affected by the COVID-19 Quarantine?

Throughout the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our daily routine in ways that none of us could have ever imagined. Like everyone else, spouses who are already experiencing the turmoil associated with divorce have been forced to deal with additional challenges. Despite the obstacles, it is important to maintain control over what you Read More

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Drop in Car Crashes, Spike in Bicycle Accidents Linked to Coronavirus

Once Americans came to understand how deadly the coronavirus can be and how easily it is passed from person to person, transportation habits changed. Not only did people drastically curtail business and personal travel, but many stopped going to their workplaces. That has led to a reduction in car accidents at the same time that Read More

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How Might COVID-19 Change the Way Personal Injury Cases Are Litigated?

Like most other activities where in-person interaction is required, personal injury lawsuits have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This can put serious stress on parties who are looking to achieve a legal resolution to disputes stemming from auto accidents, falls and other times types of harmful incidents allegedly caused by a defendant’s negligence. Whether Read More

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