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Is My Estate Plan Valid If I Move To Another State?

There are many life changes that occur during one’s existence, not the least of which is moving to another location. Quite often, for job placement or family reasons, the move is to another state. Along with this move comes the inevitable question of whether one’s will and other various estate planning documents are valid in Read on…

Under What Conditions Should I Just Pay A Traffic Ticket?

I have had many occasions where prospective clients call with a traffic ticket and they tell me they would just rather pay the ticket than deal with the process. While it may seem like a very convenient and time-consuming move, just “paying the ticket” can have adverse consequences on your driving record. For one, paying Read on…

Three Reasons Why You Should Set Up Advanced Health Care Directives With An Attorney

Setting up advanced health care directives to deal with end-of-life treatment can be one of the more difficult steps to take in your estate planning portfolio. Nonetheless, whether it concerns palliative care or if you will be under anesthesia and will need these directives in place, it is important you have an attorney set up Read on…

What Happens If You Don’t Pay A Ticket By The Due Date?

There are numerous consequences that may arise for failure to pay a ticket by the due date. And the consequences may differ depending on whether the ticket issued is a traffic ticket for a moving violation or an equipment violation, or rather if it is a parking ticket or a red-light camera violation. For failure Read on…

How Do You Negotiate A Speeding Ticket With A Prosecutor?

While your best strategy to negotiate a speeding ticket with a prosecutor is to retain the services of an experienced traffic ticket attorney in New York, there are some tactics which can aid you when attempting to plea bargain your speeding ticket. One of the easiest strategies one can employ is one that does not Read on…

What Happens To Properties Purchased By A Decedent After A Will Is Executed?

It is quite common for life events to change after a person writes their Last Will and Testament. Quite often, there may be a death or birth in the family, their can be a relocation to a new area, or a change in careers. Quite often, after a Will is executed, additional real property may Read on…

Does Your Will Need To Be Revised Over A Change Of Address?

A question often arises when I prepare a will for a client and they are contemplating a change of address. Whether that moves takes them to the next town, next county, or another state, the question of will revision comes into play. The simple answer is that if you were a New York resident and Read on…

What Happens If I Get A Dwi In New York With An Out-of-state License?

Quite often a situation arises where an out-of-state driver who is licensed in another jurisdiction is arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in New York State pursuant to Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) 1192.2 or 1192.3. The main difference in the outcome of the case (and during the pendency of the case) will Read on…

Do Traffic Tickets Impact My Insurance Rates?

Most convictions for moving violations under the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) will have some impact on your auto insurance rates. Obviously, other factors are also taken into account to determine one’s insurance risk such as age and accident history. Traffic convictions, whether misdemeanor or simple infractions, can impact one’s auto insurance Read on…

What Happens To A Bank Account When Someone Dies Without A Will?

When the owner of a bank account dies and that account holder did not have a Last Will and Testament, there are a few possible scenarios that can occur. If the account holder was the sole owner of the account and did not have any beneficiary or did not have the account “in trust for” Read on…