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More Divorced Parents Sharing Their Homes in “Birdnesting” Arrangements

When parents divorce, children often have a very difficult time adjusting to their new life, which typically has included splitting time between two different homes. However, more families are opting for a custody arrangement that minimizes disruption for young people and offers potential benefits to parents as well.  A “birdnesting” plan is a non-traditional co-parenting Read More

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One Killed, Three Others Hurt in Brooklyn Hit and Run Accident

A violent car accident in Brooklyn left one person dead and injured three others, two of whom were hospitalized in critical condition. These four victims were inside a Toyota traveling on Stockholm Street in Bushwick when their car was T-boned by a Kia heading down Irving Avenue. To complicate matters, the occupants of the Kia Read More

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Writing a Will That Can Stand Up to Probate Challenges

Creating a last will and testament is an important step in ensuring your wishes are carried out after you’re gone. However, a will is not immune to challenges by interested parties, namely those who might stand to benefit if the will is voided. By taking certain proactive steps, you can significantly improve the chances of Read More

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Compensation for the Impact of Spinal Cord Injuries

A spinal cord injury can occur in an instant, yet its consequences can last a lifetime. The spinal cord is a vital component of our central nervous system, and when it is impacted, the rest of the body can be affected. After an accident or other traumatic event, it is vital to get a diagnosis Read More

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Your Legal Remedies After Losing a Family Member in a Fatal Car Crash

Losing a loved one in a car accident is an indescribable tragedy. Beyond the emotional turmoil, such a loss can bring substantial financial hardship to the surviving family members. New York law allows the spouse, children and/or parents of a victim of wrongful death to recover financial damages. Like a personal injury case, a wrongful Read More

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Damages Recoverable for a Traumatic Brain Injury

Suffering a traumatic brain injury can be a life-altering event. The consequences can encompass physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities as well as significant financial burdens. In New York, accident victims who sustain a TBI due to someone else’s fault are usually entitled to monetary compensation. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) comes from a heavy blow Read More

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Your Rights After Being Hurt in a Big Box Store Slip and Fall

Big box stores have become popular shopping destinations, offering vast selections and competitive prices. However, these warehouse-type outlets are often thinly staffed, leaving customers to roam unsupervised through cavernous aisles of stock where they might face hazards that lead to slips and falls and other mishaps. The store’s owners and operators are responsible for keeping Read More

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Ocean Parkway Crash Shows Perils to Pedestrians on Brooklyn Streets

A recent hit-and-run accident on Ocean Parkway serves as a stark reminder of the ever-present dangers that pedestrians face on Brooklyn’s streets. At the intersection of Avenue M, a Tesla driver lost control of his vehicle at high speed, causing it to jump up onto the sidewalk where it struck a 76-year-old pedestrian. The victim Read More

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If You Have a Living Trust, Do You Need a Will?

A living trust is a means of transferring property to designated beneficiaries upon your death. It serves many of the same purposes as a will and is often touted as preferable, since property in a trust does not have to go through the expense and delay of probate. So if you have a trust, why Read More

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Common Estate Planning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Estate planning means providing for your well-being later in life and directing the distribution of your wealth after your death. Having a plan in place takes the pressure off you and your family when it comes to making financial and long-term-care decisions. It also makes it simpler for your family to deal with management of Read More

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