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5 Most Important Things To Look For When Selecting An Executor

When drafting your last will and testament, one of the most important components of the will is who is going to be the person who oversees your affairs when you pass away. In short, who do you want to select to be your executor. This is one of the reasons it is crucial to have Read on…

Do I Need To Go To Traffic Court With The Attorney Or Can They Represent Me Alone?

Each Court has its own set of protocol and procedures regarding whether an attorney can represent their client without the necessity of the client being present. For traffic misdemeanors such as Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), driving with a suspended license or registration, or reckless driving, the client (defendant) would most likely need to be present Read on…

Is Driving Too Slow A Traffic Violation in New York?

What many motorists do not realize is that can be a traffic violation for a motorist to drive their motor vehicle too slowly on a public highway. In fact, Vehicle and Traffic Law Sections 1181 (a) and (b) set forth the elements of the violation of Driving Too Slow and Driving Below Minimum Posted Speed Read on…

How Traffic Law is Affectd by COVID-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a profound effect on the operation of the New York court system. While the New York Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) has not itself been amended as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, certain Court and DMV procedures have been altered. For example, DMV expiration dates have been tolled Read on…

The Risks of DIY Estate Planning

With the advent of the internet and the age of information, people may believe that by conducting a simple Google (or other search engine) search, they can effectively and properly produce an estate planning that satisfies their needs and the needs of their family. In most cases, the risks of such estate planning without the Read on…

Estate Planning Tips for Single People

For the single person, proper estate planning is just as important as it is for those who are married. A single person may also have children but does not reside with a partner. Nonetheless, single people should be mindful or the importance and necessity of a proper estate planning structure for their future. It is Read on…

What Is The Difference Between a Cell Phone Ticket and an Electronic Device Ticket?

There is a difference between receiving a Uniform Traffic Ticket in New York for a violation of Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) Section 1225(c) (operating motor vehicle while using a mobile phone as opposed to VTL 1225(d) (use of portable electronic device while operating a motor vehicle). What both violations share in common is the Read on…

Will Hiring An Attorney Save Me Money on a Traffic Ticket?

The short answer to this question is YES. However, the real concern (although money is always a concern) should be reduction of traffic points, or in some instances, reduction of a traffic misdemeanor (a criminal) charge to a lower, much less serious traffic violation. There are certain court costs that can not be waived. For Read on…

Should I Have An Estate Plan For My Pet?

There are specific provisions that can be set up in the context of a will to provide a funded trust for one’s pet. I sure understand that a pet is a loved one that is part of the family. A provision should be included within the context of the will that creates a testamentary pet Read on…

Registering Your Will With a Probate Court in New York

When a client executes a Last Will and Testament at my office, the question arises as to which party would like to keep the original last will and testament. Typically, the original will is either kept with the attorney in a secure location like a fire-proof safe or the person executing the will (testator) will Read on…